Asian-style Quinoa and Veggies

Here’s another one of my easy Meatless Monday ideas with only 4 main ingredients!! Quinoa with veggies and Asian-style sauce. (One serving of quinoa has 8 grams of protein! You can find it in most supermarkets, as well as Trader Joe’s) You can substitute or add other veggies as well!
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 1 cup uncooked quinoa, well-rinsed
 2 cups Veggie broth/water
 Broccoli
 Mushrooms

Sauce:
2 Tblsp soy sauce or tamari
2 tsp rice vinegar
1 tsp toasted sesame oil (or olive oil)

 

 

Bring veg broth/water to boil.
Add quinoa, return to boil, cover and simmer 20 min until quinoa is translucent.
While quinoa is cooking, cook broccoli & mushrooms (boil, steam, stir-fry or saute) I like to boil/steam broccoli & saute mushrooms.
Mix quinoa, broccoli and mushrooms together
Mix sauce ingredients and add to mixture (plus some garlic powder and powdered ginger)

There you have it! Enjoy!

Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup

I’m sharing another one of my super-easy go-to vegan soup recipes. This one has just 5 basic ingredients (plus seasonings)!! Canned beans are a great staple to have on hand for quick meals like this!1_ - 1 (83)

Vegetable broth
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can tomato sauce
1 large sweet potato, diced
1/2 – 3/4 cup f
rozen corn
1-2 carrots, diced (optional)
1 cup cooked wild rice (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

Place 4-5 cups veg broth/water,  plus tomato sauce in pot and bring to boil
Add diced sweet potato
Add black beans
Add frozen corn
Add salt & pepper, taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder & parsley
Simmer 20-30 min


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This is great served with diced avocado or guacamole on top!
Also, you can add other veggies or rice/pasta too!

Split Pea Soup

This is such an easy vegan meal… only 4 major ingredients!!
The key here is to soak the split peas in plenty of water ahead of time. It drastically reduces the cooking time! This recipe is perfect for colder days!

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Soak 1-1/2 cups split green peas (2 hours or more)
Rinse split peas
Bring to boil 6 cups veg broth/water
Add split peas
Add diced carrots and potatoes
Add salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed & parsley
Simmer 45-50 min until peas break down