Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Honey Salted Popcorn

I stumbled on this recipe by accident. I wanted something sweet to eat and wanted popcorn as well. So I decided to pop some popcorn. At first I just used coconut oil and sea salt. Ooo it was so delicious! Then I saw the honey and took a pop corn and dropped a little honey on it. Popped it in my mouth and BOOM! Just like that my taste buds could not stop yearning for the sweet and salty taste. It was almost like salted toffee or caramel flavor. I think it was a hit with my son and hubby. It does get a little sticky but it's worth the sticky fingers.
Things you will need:


  • Popcorn popper machine ( I have a hot air popper) or stove top popper
  • plain popcorn kernels
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt
  • Honey
  • Medium to large bowl 
  • Wet towels to wipe hands


Directions:
Pop popcorn as directed on the label. Once done popping the desired amount of popcorn add coconut oil, then honey then sea salt. Now toss and enjoy!

I am sure your taste buds will be dancing like mine did. This has been another sweet treat from Tasty Eden Treats!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Crock Pot Vegan Lasagna



To all busy mothers out there looking for an easy 1-2-3 recipe here is the recipe for you. A meal in a crock pot. I am finding that the crock pot saves a lot of time and clean up. A friend of mine, a busy mom of two children under the age of 5 years of age, asked me if I had any crock pot recipes to share. She was tired of the same thing in a crock pot and right then and there I got a revelation! Lasagna in a crock pot! Why not?

I tried it and it is all vegan! Let me tell you....it had me fooled. I did not have to turn on the oven. Just layered the crock pot and turn it on and it was done in 1.5 hrs! YES! 1.5 hrs! So without any delay because you are busy here it is.

What you will need:

Crock pot ( my crock pot is round but any shape will do)
Pre-cooked lasagna
1.5 jars of your favorite meat free pasta sauce
2 table spoon turbinado sugar ( or your favorite sweetener)
2 tablespoon oregano flakes
olive oil
2.5 -3 cups of vegan cheese sauce (see my vegan cheese sauce recipe)
1/2 block extra firm tofu
1 cup of your favorite vegan alternative ground meat ( I used Textured vegetable Protein-TVP)
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp nutritional yeast flakes
1 tsp parsely flakes

Instructions:

Turn on the crock pot to hi setting. In a medium sauce pan add sauce, sugar, onion and garlic powder, nutritional yeast, meat/TVP, oregano flakes, and heat for 10 minutes on the stove top. In a small bowl mash tofu and add parsley flakes together. Use large cooking spoon and place 2 spoons of sauce first in the crock pot. Sprinkle 1 table spoon of the tofu and parsley over the sauce. Then add 2 table spoon of the cheese sauce and spread over the sauce and tofu as much as possible (see photo below).

Break noodles and place on top of the sauce. It does not matter how the noodles are placed in the pot as long as you have coverage. See picture below:

Continue to layer until you have 4 layers. Keep in mind the lasagna will rise in the pot. Drizzle olive oil on the first two layers.

Last layer should look like this below:


Place lid on crock pot and cook for 1.5 hrs or until noodles are cooked. Mama mia!

This lasagna will take your kitchen to another level and everyone will think you slaved over a hot oven or stove to make this scrumptious meal. You can eat it with a side of your favorite salad or steamed veggies. Whatever your choice have an absolute tasty dinner and thank you for trying this recipe from Tasty Eden Treats!



Vegan Cheese Sauce

Vegan Cheese Sauce


Ever tried a vegan cheese sauce recipe that claims that the sauce is oooooo so good? You get excited and make it only to find out not so much. Well I would like to trust that my taste buds are pretty much on point when it comes to food. So I do not have any pictures of the vegan cheese sauce I made from a recipe a friend gave to me. But I must tell you your taste buds will not miss cheese once you taste this recipe. You do have to tweak it to your taste buds as with anything you make.
I like sharp cheddar cheese and you may like mild or medium. The taste is up to you.

Again this is a recipe that I have tried from a trusted friend who is an excellent cook in her own right. So here we go with a cheese sauce to die for.

What you will need:

Blender (Food processor or a Vitamix-best)
1 cup of cashew or (slivered or skinless if you can find) almonds( I am allergic to cashew so I used almonds)
Olive oil (only use if you use almonds)
lemon juice ( 1 whole freshly squeezed)
1 clove of garlic
Roasted Red peppers (optional if you want the color or just have white sauce- great for Alfredo)
1 cup of hot boiling water
Sea salt(to taste)
2 table spoon nutritional yeast flakes

Combine cashew or almonds, garlic and hot water in the blender or food processor or vitamix and blend until somewhat smooth. Next add the rest of the ingredients. Now remember if you prefer sharp cheddar like I do you will need to use more almost all of the lemon juice or mild taste only use half of the lemon juice. You can add roasted red peppers to the mix as well. Add enough to get the cheddar cheese color. About one of the pieces will do. Blend until smooth! You may have to keep adding olive oil to make the mix smooth if you are using almonds because of their low oily/fatty content than cashew. just keep adding the olive oil until you achieve that smooth creamy texture. Taste before adding the salt. Salt will kick it up another notch!

You can use this sauce to make vegan mac-n-cheese or scalloped potato and let me tell you it Ohhh so gooooood! Check out my recipe coming soon. Think about trying on your morning toast or bagel. Now go and enjoy this cheeesy oh so good recipe from Tasty Eden Treats!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tropical Delight Juice: Juicing for Life!

Tropical Delight Juice

This is my own recipe and found it to be rather Tasty. I decided to try this for my juice fast I did in January and found it to be very refreshing. This juice is also packed with antioxidants. Please enjoy this drink on me!

Tropical Delight Juice!

You will need the following:
Watermelon ( I used half of a small watermelon which yielded 24 ounces)
half of pineapple
2 cups grapes
1 cup blueberries
2 kiwis
2 oranges
2 honey crisp apples
2 pears
small piece of ginger
1/2 of lemon
Total yield was approximately 2.5 quarts

Happy Juicing and enjoy a great drink from Tasty Eden Treats!

Pizza Vegan Pizza!


Pizza Vegan Pizza




Now its time to layer the pizza and get it ready for the oven. Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Please use the "Very Easy Vegan Pizza Dough" recipe for your crust.

First step:

You can use your favorite pasta sauce. About half a bottle should be good enough. Add to it the following and mix together:

1 Tbs brown turbinado sugar or sweetner of choice
1 tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
1 tsp oregano
1Tbs olive oil

Spread sauce evenly on dough as shown above careful not to go to edge.

Next gather the following ingredients to layer the pizza or use your favorite toppings:

1 whole small onion sliced
2 handful baby bella mushrooms or mushroom of choice
1tsp oregano
olive oil
1 small tomato sliced
1 2 cups spinach
1 cup of favorite vegan crumbles ( you can use boca vegan crumbles )

Now layer the pizza as the picture shows below drizzle olive oil over the top of pizza last:

Once you have layered your pizza place in the oven to bake for about 20 to 30 minutes or as long as you wish. Be sure to keep an eye on your pizza so it does not burn. See my pizza below.


Now you can slice your pizza and serve. I will post a very tasty vegan cheese sauce recipe that will take your pizza flavor to another level! Stay tuned to my next post. Enjoy your "Pizza Vegan Pizza" Tasty Eden Treat style! Bravo!

Easy Vegan Pizza Dough


Hi everyone! Tasty Eden Treats have been on a break and now that lots have been prepared its time to update my food blog! I look forward to what 2012 have in store for my taste buds. So now let's get cooking.

I needed to make a pizza and make one fast but could not sacrifice the flavor. So I searched the web for a good vegan pizza dough. I tried some and it did not work but this one was the best so far. It was easy and that was the seller for me. Please note that I got this recipe from another website (www.vegweb.com). I try different recipes and share it with you. If I make a dish from my own recipe it will be indicated as such.

Here is what you will need:

Ingredients:

1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup lukewarm water

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F if baking crust now. Dissolve yeast in 1/3 cup lukewarm water and let stand 10 minutes.

2. In a bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture, blend, then add 2/3 cup lukewarm water to make a pliable, elastic dough.

3. Form into a ball, cover with a clean cloth, and let rise until doubled in a warm place (about 20-30 minutes).

4. Roll out dough onto pizza stone or a flat pan; leave a lip around the edge. Top with olive oil, if desired, and spread sauce; add toppings of your choice. Bake for about 20 minutes, until crisp.

Variations: Add 4 teaspoons basil for a more flavorful crust. Knead in 4 tablespoons margarine for a more pastry-like crust.




Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vegan Black Bean Steak n Onions


If you are a fan of black beans and did not know you can make them into a patty or some alternative meat kind, well here is a recipe for you!

I ventured out and decided to make a patty that would be quite savory. I must say this recipe is a gluten free one as well. My mom is on a strict gluten free diet and I decided to create this recipe.

What you will need:

Ingredients:

1 can Organic Black beans drained, rinsed, mashed
1 onion chopped
1 Large Onion sliced
fresh thyme or dried
2 table spoons spike seasoning
1 cup gluten free corn meal or corn meal if not a gluten free diet
1 to 2 cups gluten free all purpose flower or regular flour
1 table spoon sea salt
2 table spoon Olive oil
Any of your favorite dry seasonings are a good thing too.
1/2 cup water
Additional Oil for cooking

Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees
Combine all ingredients except corn meal and sliced onions. Batter should be thick enough to form a patty. It should be soft enough for you to form but not thick to the point that it will turn out too pasty. Form patties and carefully coat them with cornmeal.
Place patty into hot pan with oil. Be careful not to cause oil to splash and burn you. You can use a spatula to place your patty in. Fry until golden brown or just brown. Once the patty is done, place it into the oven in a pan. Repeat until batter is done.

In a new pan with hot oil, place sliced onions in pan and saute onion s until slightly soft. Once done place a top patties as seen in picture.

I hope your patties turn out as good as mine were. Enjoy and I look forward to hearing about your Black Bean Patties here on Tasty Eden treats.