Saag Tofu

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So when I lived in NYC, I was living in the hub of Indian culture. Some people called it Murray Hill, but really everyone refered to my specific street as Curry Hill. We lived on a street lined with Indian restaurants & shops.  They were always packed full of tourists and residents day & night. Really, some of the best food & spices was at my fingertips at all times (best dang curry at 3am too)!

Needless to say, I found this recipe & was intrigued. Indian in a crockpot? Why not! I love anything in a crockpot & anything Indian screams my name too.  So why not break out the crockpot already (it is October now) & throw a lil’ culture to the mix! Plus, what’s not to like about a meal that is packed with fiber (hello spinach), seasoned with an array of spices & you can dip bread into!

On to this Indian crockpot concoction…

  1. In a slow cooker add 1 can lite coconut milk, 1.5C tomato sauce &  3 defrosted packages of spinach
  2. For spices add 4 chopped garlic cloves, 3T minced ginger, 1T garam masala, 1T ground coriander, 1T ground cumin, 1t salt & 1/8t cayenne pepper – stir til all combined & cook on low for 3hours
  3. After 3hours, pour in Vitamix & add 1 package of fresh spinach – blend on high
  4. Pour back into crockpot, add 1 package of cubed tofu & cook on low for an additional hour

Serve with homemade naan, or prepackaged naan (I used a gf pizza dough mix & added a few extra spices into the dough)!

Nutritional Info Per Cup (Serves 8C): 115 calories – 3.6 grams of fat – 9 carbs – 8.5 grams of protein 

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Grilled Banana & Cinnamon Pizza

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Nothing is better than summer grilling. So when my hub found a recipe to grill a dessert pizza, I was intrigued & definitely up for the challenge! Grill a pizza….sounds weird right? That was my family’s reaction too! A good friend had us over for dinner and introduced me to the beauty of throwing pizza dough on the grill and now I’m hooked!

Start with the prep work…

  1. Turn grill to medium heat
  2. Mix together 1T ground cinnamon & 1T stevia – set aside
  3. Melt 3T Earth balance butter original spread – set aside
  4. Slice up 1-2 large bananas – set aside
  5. Either make dough (recipe here) or buy prepared dough from your local grocery store
  6. Knead the dough & roll out (our grill is more rectangle so we opted for not the typical circle pizza)

Now on to the grill…

  1. Spray grill with cooking oil, place rolled out dough directly on the grill for 2-3minutes (until it starts to get crispy and golden brown), flip & grill other side for 2-3minutes (again until crispy and golden brown)
  2. Once both sides are golden, pick a top-side – brush on melted butter, sprinkle on sugar/cinnamon mix, add the sliced bananas & drizzle on honey
  3. Close the grill & cook for an additional 1-2 minutes

Serve warm & top with a scoop of coconut ice-cream!

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‘Cheesy’ Scalloped Potatoes

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Did this picture sell you? Cause guess what…this is dairy free! Yep, you read that right – DAIRY FREE!

The back story to this amaze meal is as follows…The hubs & I heard about Boston Organics. Fresh, organic & cheap food delivery that comes to your door once a week. To begin, you pick what type of bin you want (fruits mix, veg mix or both), then tell them your fruit or veg “do not wants” & you can add on additional items each week (i.e. fresh eggs, bread, etc)! This past Tuesday was our first of many deliveries – cantaloupe, peaches, zucchini, potatoes, broccoli & spearmint and more.

So, what to whip up when you have all this produce at your fingertips? This dinner was inspired by the potatoes! Not only is this packed with ‘cheesy-like’ flavor, but it is full of healthy ingredients! So don’t get scared of all the  steps – it is SO worth it and now that I made it once it’s going to be quick to make next time!

Lets cut the cheese (or not…hehe)…

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