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Adzuki bean & Butternut squash Mash

Published March 6, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

So really, I was trying to make the Kind Diet’s “deeply nourishing” macrobiotic recipe for the Adzuki beans & squash. I had made it once, over a year ago and didn’t like it much, so I was really trying to figure out if I’d like it better with butternut squash instead of the recommended kabocha.

Turns out that for me, I just need a lot more flavor in my life! Since I’m not macrobiotic, I didn’t feel too bad about adulterating this recipe. : )

Here are my adzuki beans and kombu rinsed off after a night of soaking.

I sliced the kombu into 1″ pieces and covered everything with a good inch or two of fresh water.

Boil for 5 minutes and skim off that gas producing foam!

De-foamed.

Recipe called for 2 cups of butternut squash, which was about half of what I had. So I saved the rest for another recipe.(I could have used all of it!)

I added the squash after the beans simmered for about 25 minutes.

It’s a good thing I left the peel on the squash, because those were the only parts that really remained. The rest got pureed in there from the hour of simmering.

I added all kinds of stuff to this and kept simmering and adding to get it down to a thicker consistency and a flavor I liked, so I don’t have exact measurements this time, but here’s a list of the ingredients:

1 cup of dried adzuki beans, soaked overnight
4″ strip of dried kombu (seaweed), soaked overnight with the beans

sea salt & table salt
fresh ground smoked pepper
1/4 tsp. cumin
dried onion powder
dried garlic powder
cayenne pepper
bragg’s liquid aminos

Well, it ended up being REALLY really good and I served it over brown rice. I’ll have to make this again and figure out the seasonings for you! : )

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The Kind Diet’s Red Radish Tabbouleh

Published February 21, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

I confess, I wasn’t that in love with this recipe.

I should say right away that I decided to skip the suggested 2 tbsp. of olive oil and instead just lightly misted it twice while stirring. I think it had too much lemon juice too. I would definitely cut it back to 2 tbsp. from the suggested 3.While it does look pretty, it just left me wanting a more traditional tabbouleh. In the end, I added a spoonful of salsa to get some of the usual tomato flavor in there! It was definitely better when left to chill overnight. I ate this for lunch today, and I was surprised at how filling it ended up being for what I thought was a pretty light lunch.

The bulgar still had a little bit of liquid left at the bottom after 20 mins and 30 mins, but it absorbed it in the fridge overnight.

Prepared as per the recipe: add boiling water to bulgar. cover with a plate. then stir in remaining ingredients.

The Kind Diet’s Eggplant Chana Masala & Cornbread

Published January 4, 2011 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

This has gotta be my favorite combination of recipes from TKD. I add some additional veggie broth to the masala to give it a soupier consistency & leave the peels on the organic eggplant to reap it’s nutritional benefits.  Speaking of soupy consistency, the cornbread has created a lot of very unsure bakers out there due to it’s relying on maple syrup and/or molasses for it’s sweetener. It goes in liquid, but I promise, it does come out as bread! It’s a wonderfully sweet contrast against the eggplant, tomatoes and chickpeas.

I like to bake the cornbread in the toaster oven. If you do, cover it with foil up until the last 10 minutes to avoid burning the top!

SO SO SO good together! : )

the kind diet: brown rice krispie treats

Published May 28, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

this weekend is going to be a bit crazy; i’m booked everyday. i’ve been meaning to make these, and i even have all the ingredients on the counter, but i may not get a chance to post, so i’ll leave you with a link to the recipe: here

i’ve only made them with peanut butter before, but i think the almond butter variation sounds yummy. especially with raisins subbed for chips. i will say this, i added the chocolate chips too soon last time, and they melted in, almost immediately, so if you want chips, hold off a little while before adding. they still tasted good though : )

you can find these, and other yummies in the kind diet cookbook.

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