Grandpa’s Kitchen Pull-A-Part Dinner Rolls

Photo courtesy Allyson Kauwe, Grandpa’s Kitchen.

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This recipe uses one of my favorite products Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix. When making this, you can use any gluten-free flour mix. This recipe I made is a variation from one of Grandpa’s Kitchen recipes, that I revised to be more diabetic friendly.

12 oz plain yogurt

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1/4 Cup Avocado Oil

2 1/4 C Grandpa’s Kitchen Bread Mix

1/3 Cup Oatmeal Flour

1 tsp Salt

3 tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Monk Fruit Powder

1 Tbsp Yeast

Mix all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. On lowest mixer speed, slowly add wet ingredients and incorporate with the dry ingredients and mix for five minutes until thoroughly mixed. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Grease hands well. With a 2-inch scoop, make dough balls, roll gently and place in a greased 9×13 pan. Let rise for 40 minutes or until rolls touch each other. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

1 roll = 20 g carbs,  0 g sugar

You can find the original recipe on Grandpa’s Kitchen website.

The Ultimate Vegan Veggie Burger

Making homemade veggie burgers is a tricky business. I have tried many recipes that have failed. For best results, I have found that a food processor will work best for grating and mixing ingredients.

8 oz Mushrooms shredded

1/4 cup Onion shredded

1 clove Garlic minced

1 can Black Beans

1 1/2 tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp. Cumin

2 tbs. Cilantro

1/4 tsp. Black Pepper

1/4 tsp. Salt

Shred Mushrooms, Onion.  Drain and rinse beans. Place in food processor minced Garlic, seasonings, beans with mushrooms and onions. Gradually add flour until dough forms. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes. I like to top with a slice of avocado and eat in a lettuce wrap.

Low Carb Spicy Vegan Tacos

Taco Seasoning Mix

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Minced Onion

½ tsp Cumin

1/8 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Red Pepper flakes

Taco Filling 

1 cup Water

1 cup TVP

1 can Tomato Paste

1 Jalapeño sliced small

Taco filling can be cooked on the stovetop or microwave. Boil water in saucepan or microwave. Add TVP to water, add Tomato Paste. {If you like Jalapeños, add to TVP mixture or can be served fresh on tacos.} Let it simmer for 5-6 minutes until water cooks down. Add Seasoning mix, let stand for 5-6 minutes. Serve in a lettuce leaf. Also great served with Black Beans topped with Tomatoes. Some other suggested toppings are Avocados, Guacamole, Olives, Cilantro, Green Chilis.

Super Quick Vegan Meatballs

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1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds + 3 Tablespoons Water = 1 Egg

8 oz Mushrooms (grated)

1 Cup Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Flour (made with Garbanzo Beans)

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Pepper

1/4 Teaspoon Cumin

1/4 Teaspoon Paprika

1/2 Teaspoon Parsley

1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder

Make Flaxseed egg substitute and set aside. In a food processor, grate up mushrooms. Add flour, seasonings and flaxseed egg to food processor. Form balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake in the oven at 425 for 20 minutes. Serve with Marinara Sauce and your favorite pasta.

 

Classic Marinara Sauce

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3 tablespoons Olive Oil

1 small sweet Onion finely chopped

1-2 cloves of Garlic

3 tablespoons Basil finely chopped (fresh is preferred)

1 tsp Oregano

1 tsp Thyme

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

1/2 tsp Salt

1 28 oz can of diced Tomatoes

 

Heat oil in sauce pan on low – medium heat. Add Garlic and Onions, cook until translucent, do not brown. Add spices, cook for 30 seconds, then add diced Tomatoes. Cook sauce and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

This sauce has many uses, can be used as sauce on pizza, pasta, and over veggies. This sauce is a favorite served over Spaghetti Squash. If you would like to have a meaty flavor try adding mushrooms or TVP.

How To Make Zucchini Pasta

Making your own Zucchini pasta is very cheap and easier than you think. There are a few ways to make Zucchini pasta. Using a peeler you can slice into thin long strips.

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If you purchase a special shredder peeler, it will shred the Zucchini like short spaghetti.

 

Zucchini shreds

If you have a mandolin or a food processor with a shredder attachment often you can achieve the same results. You may come out with long spaghetti like noodles.

 

Zucchini Mandolin

You can also hand cut your own noodles using a knife. There are also a variety of ways to cook the noodles. The easiest method is in the microwave on a plate for 1-2 minutes. No need to add any water or anything, they steam nicely as is. You can boil noodles for 1-2 minutes in your favorite pasta sauce over the stove. Another method is to lightly saute the noodles in a frying pan with a little Olive Oil, Garlic and fresh Basil, and then adding a little salt and pepper.

Vegetables In Greek Marinade

marinated veggies

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

1 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Oregano

1/2 tsp Thyme

1/2 tsp Black Pepper

3 Tablespoons Honey

1 tsp Salt

1 small clove minced garlic

Thoroughly mix ingredients together in a jar by shaking with the lid on, or use a blender. After it is well mixed, pour over a mixture of your favorite raw vegetables.  Marinate covered in the fridge for at least 1 hour. The longer you marinade the better.

Suggested veggies I have used; broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, onions, beans, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, bell pepper, asparagus, radishes. Unused marinade will keep in the fridge for 3 months. Marinade can also be used to marinate meat or fish.

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place face down in a glass baking dish.

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Add 1 cup of water to pan. Place squash cut in half face down. Cover with aluminum foil and place plan in oven. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes until soft.

Can be served with a variety of different toppings, such as; Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper, or topped with butter and cheese, or topped with your favorite pasta sauce.

Lentils – So Many Uses

Lentils

 

There are so many uses for lentils. You can use them as a substitute for beans or a substitute for ground beef. They are much quicker to cook than beans, which makes it easier to use for quick dinners. Lentils are great in spaghetti sauce, chili, tacos, etc. Plus lentils are packed with lots of vitamins and nutrients that make them much healthier than eating meat.