Month: September 2019

Bobby Flay’s, New Book

New Cook Book “Bobby at Home.”   What a great influencer! It was wonderful to meet Bobby Flay at his latest book signing in Fairfax Virginia, at  William Sonoma where he introduced his new book, “Bobby At Home.” It was a special but brief moment with a food industry icon. There were many people waiting in line to receive a signed book by the famous Flay. We want Bobby, we want Bobby were the chants of the crowd, which were made up of his most devoted fans. His fans were very excited and pleased to receive their autographed book. His book includes some very delightful recipes.  Recipes any Bobby Flay aficionado would love. His books are now available for sale at any Barnes and Noble book store. Sheila Inman    

Organic Jackfruit BBQ Over Brown Rice

 GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Brown Rice, Jackfruit, Green Tomato, Crimini Mushrooms, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato Paste, Apple Cider Vinegar, Dijon Mustard, Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, and Oregano. Nutrition Facts: Serving size is for 1. Serving 1lbs. Calories 341, Fat Cal 7, Total Fat 26.5g, Sat fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest 0mg, Sodium 296mg, Total Carb 3.4g, Fiber 12g, Sugars 7.7g, and Protein 12.3g. Percent daily values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom – By AWE Jackfruit? It’s known as an aphrodisiac?! It was my first time trying it. Vegans use it to resemble pulled pork. Hmm? Not quite. But, the texture was on point. Very good dish. It did taste of BBQ. Tangy and light. Tip of the day! Foods to try as you prepare for a vegan kick start. Breakfasts: Breakfast Burrito Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins Blueberry Pancakes Veggie bacon, veggie sausage Bran cereal with soy milk Potato and Spinach Breakfast scramble Toast with jam More tips to come! Do try this. It satisfies and …

Organic Mushroom Stroganoff

GreenFare Café,  21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Vegetable Stock, Portobello mushrooms, Crimini mushrooms, whole wheat penne pasta,; (Duran whole wheat flour), sweet onion, water, tamari, water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, basil, cayenne and pepper. Nutritional Facts: Serving size 1lbs, serving for 1, Calories 514, Fat Cal 39, total fat 8g, sat fat 0g, trans fat 0g, cholest 0mg, sodium 212mg, total carb 101g, Fiber 11g, sugar 12g, and protein 24g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom – By AWE This was yummy.  I’m into this now. Whether this way of eating is something I continue after the 21 days, remains to be seen. I don’t like being restricted! I most certainly will use the knowledge gained and experience to guide others on their Vegan journey. Tip for the day. Sample lunches: Minestrone, vegetable, lentil, tomato or split pea soup, chic pea – tomato salad, cucumber salad, quick black bean chili, sandwich with vegan bologna or vegan ham, hummus and Sun-Dried tomato wrap, portobello fajitas, steamed vegetables with tofu, and brown rice …

Organic Thai Curried Vegetables

  GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Cabbage, Brown Rice, Broccoli, Unsweetened Coconut Milk,(Water, coconut cream), Coconut Water Concentrate, spinach, kale, yellow onion, red curry paste, red chili pepper, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, Thai ginger, salt, shallots, spices, lime, jalapeño, ginger, garlic and cilantro. Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1lbs. Calories 280, fat cal 25, Total Fat 3g, Sat fat 8g, trans fat Omg, cholest 0mg, sodium 100mg, total carb 54g, fiber 8g, total carb 54g, fiber 8g, sugar 0g, and protein 11g. Percent daily values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom – By AWE This dish was ok. The vegetables had nice crisp and crunch. This is a dish that needs salt. It can’t be salt free.    My opinion. Tip for the day! Snacks: Banana, Apple Cantaloupe chunks Mali Chips Sweet Potato Fries How about that? Love and light! Cheers! Famous quote: “ Do not overrate what you receive, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. “ —— By Buddha

Organic Kichadi

GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off   Ingredients: Water, Onions, Potato, Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Kale, Brown Rice, Red Lentils, Celery, Garlic, Ginger, Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Red Pepper Flakes, Cardamom and clove. Nutrition Facts: Serving size is for 1. Serving size 1lbs. Calories 210, fat calories 10, total fat 1.5g, sat fat 0g, trans fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg, Sodium 90mg, total carb 51g, fiber 10g, sugars 0g, and Protein 9g, Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calories calorie diet. Wisdom: By AWE This dish was heavy on the starch. It was OK. Hearty is the word! There seems to be a trend. Potatoes, rice and beans seem to be the base. Followed by veggies of different types. Tip for the day! Don’t follow the crowd in every sense of the word. Everyone has their own twists and approaches to food, and life. That’s what you are buying. You are buying some else’s opinion set to a brand. So, get to know YOU. Your likes, dislikes! Get to know, understand textures, smells, tastes, and the …

Organic Creamy Potatoes & Kale

GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off   Ingredients: Gold potatoes, kale, unsweetened soy milk(water soy beans), cashews, red onions, onion powder, miso, rice koji, chickpeas, sea salt, koji spores, lemon, all purpose seasoning, soy, onions, orange crystals, nutritional yeast, garlic, celery, dill, horseradish, lemon peel, mustard, orange peel, parsley, white pepper, turmeric, green and red bell pepper, rosehips, summer savory, mushroom, coriander, fenugreek, basil, marjoram, oregano, thyme, tarragon, cumin, ginger, cayenne, pepper, cloves, spinach, rosemary, cinnamon, paprika, tomato, nutritional yeast and crushed red pepper. Nutrition Facts: Serving size is for 1. Serving size 1lbs. Calories 818, fat cal 177, total fat 21g, sat fat 4g, trans fat 0g, cholest 0mg, sodium 137mg, total carbs 73g, fiber 9g, sugars 8g, and protein 19g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 diet. Wisdom – By AWE “ Research shows vegan food can improve or reverse diabetes. In one study, participants with diabetes who were using a low fat, entirely plant based diet showed improvements in their condition or had their condition reversed. “ This dish tastes …

Organic Power Bowl

GreenFare 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Green Peppers, Mango Hemp dressing(Mango, Hemp-seeds, Lime Juice, Dijon Mustard, Shallots, Dates, Chickpea Miso,( Handmade Rice, Koji, Chickpeas, Sun-dried Sea Salt, Blue Ridge Mountain Well Water), Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Kale, Garlic and Black Pepper. Nutrition Facts: Serving 1, Calories 530, Fat Cal 35, Total Fat 3.5g, Sat Fat 5g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholest 0mg, Sodium 40mg, Total Carb 111g, Fiber 22g, and the Protein 19g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom – By AWE The research suggests, “ Don’t Diet.” Dieters go wrong when they drastically cut calories, hoping for quick weight loss.” “Your body goes onto starvation mode and slows the metabolism.” “The suggestion is to change the type of food you eat.” “Then, you may find that you can lose weight w/o intentionally cutting calories.” A very good meal. The mango hemp dressing gave it a kinda cheesy flavor. Light and healthy.  I recommend giving this a try. Love and light. Cheers! Bonus Recipe: Overnight …

Organic Curry Bowl

  GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Water, quinoa, peas, onion, red pepper, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, shiitake, raisins, tahini, miso, garlic, ginger, powder, and curry powder. Nutrition Facts: Serving size for 1. Serving 1lbs. Calories 250, fat cal 50, total fat 8g, trans fat 0g, cholest 0mg, Sodium 200mg, fiber 14g, and protein 14g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom: By AWE This is day seven’s dinner portion eaten for day eights lunch. I attended the kick start’s Tuesday meeting and dinner was served. Yesterday, I learned that I was not alone in my struggle(possible transition to Vegan cuisine). I learned that many were struggling with taste, texture and ingrained belief systems about food. We missed meat protein, dairy products and oily foods. We are learning to adapt by learning simple principles. Believe me if you decide to make the transition to Veganism, it definitely will be a process. For me, its about staying healthy. Staying healthy and educating myself is my focus. Being curious! So, this weeks challenge: …

Organic Veggie Pasta Bowl

GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Red beans, water, tomatoes, whole wheat pasta, carrots, cauliflower, red cabbage, red onions, kale, olives, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, white wine vinegar, parsley, Dijon Mustard, Black pepper, marjoram, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Nutrition Facts: Serving size 1lb. Serving size is for 1. Calories 310, fat cal 80, total carbs 81g, sat fat 8g, trans fat 0mg, cholest 0mg, sodium 280mg, total carb 81g, fiber 4 g, and protein 16g. Percent daily values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom: By AWE Steady as she goes guys. So glad that I hung in there! Now, this is an authentic pasta salad. The best meal ever. And it isn’t because I’m hungry! What do I mean by that? The taste resembles a non vegan dish. I know I have a lot to learn. Love learning. The key to appetite control: 1. Take advantage of fiber. Roughage, like veggies, beans, fruits, and whole grains. Fiber tricks your stomach into thinking you have eaten quite a lot. 2. Skip fatty …

Sundried Tomato Kale Pasta

GreenFare Café, 21 Day Kick Off Ingredients: Whole wheat penne pasta, durum whole wheat flour, walnuts, kale, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, garlic and lemon zest. Nutrition Facts: Serving size is for 1. Serving 1lbs. Calories 1070, fat calories 220, total fat 24g, sat fat, 2g, trans fat 0g, cholest 0mg, sodium 30mg, total carbs 1888g, fiber 3g, sugar 0g, and protein 28g. Percent daily values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Wisdom: By AWE Hi guys! The purpose of posting these dishes are to encourage those who are curious about vegan cuisine to try it. I post dishes that are from the GreenFare Organic Cafe’s 21 day Vegan kickstart menu. At the end of the program, I will post my own creative dishes. Some will be vegan, and some will be dishes that inspire me. What have I learned today? Stomach and satiety. Your stomach can detect how bulky your food is. The satiety point reflects fullness. The theory is that a bite of chicken isn’t bulky and doesn’t weigh enough to give you …