Acorn Squash Soup
Halve acorn squash, scrape out seeds
sprinkle w/ olive oil and S & P
halve side down on pan roast on 350 for 30mins or until soft and golden brown
Cool, scrape out blend w/ vegetable stock
simmer on medium and add S & P
Add milk (i like un sweetened almond)
Kale Chips wash and cut or rip bite size pieces of kale
sprinkle generously w/olive oil (you can use a ziplock bag to ensure eveness)
sprinkle w/salt and pepper ( S & P) sprinkle
Bake 400 2-3 mins each side till desired crispiness or softness
This is an amzing soup. It so easy and so affordable. Top w/ Pine Nuts for extra protein and nutrition. It's vegan and packed full of nutrients. Yummy!
I didn't have stock or nutmeg so.....I mixed onion, garlic, thyme, water with acorn squash and blended. Then, I simmered with unsweetened almond milk and added cinnamon and some maple syrup. For extra protein for my husband, I added tofu. It was so yummy.
VEGAN MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE MOOSE PIE
1 prepared 9-inch (vegan) chocolate cookie crumb crust, homemade or store bought
1 1/2 boxes (12.3 ounce) Silken Tofu
10 ounces chocolate (I found dark to be to bitter), heated in the microwave (mine chocolate bar melted in like 40s) until melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup espresso, strong brewed coffee or chocolate soy milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
optional: 1 tsp chili powder
a pinch to taste cayenne pepper
Chocolate shavings or chips
1. In a blender, add tofu and blend until smooth. Add espresso, blending again until smooth. Add melted chocolate, powdered sugar, and vanilla and blend until mixture is smooth and fluffy.
2. Spread chocolate mixture into pie shell and top with chocolate shavings. Refrigerate several hours or until firm enough to slice.
DIRECTIONS: Blend flax seeds( dark one and water in blender for 2-3 minutes to create what will resemble milk. It will look like a creamy mucilage consisitency. It sounds gross but, its wonderful. Don't blend to long it will be to frothy and slimy. I used @ 1.4 - 1.5 cup flax seeds and half blender filled with filtered water. Once blended, warm on stove.
If it looks watery add more flax seeds, if it's to thick add more water or thin it out with
soy milk, hemp, almond, etc.
In a mug add some cinnamon and sweetener , add warmed flax milk, sprinkle additional cinnamon and soy milk whip cream(optional).
Will make a warm, creamy, super healthy drink that some say taste like a latte.
This is great to have with dinner or before bed for the children. It is also very filling and comforting. Great for replacing junky sweet foods. It is also great for filling up your belly if you are trying to cut calories.
We like to drink warm drinks especially in the winter months. Usually, we will warm soy milk with honey/agave and cinnamon. See my holistic health page for additional health benefits.