Simple Vegan Jambalaya

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion, we used red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 14-ounce can chopped tomatoes (400 g)
  • 2 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 cup uncooked rice (200 g), we used short grain white rice
  • 3 cups water or vegetable broth (750 ml)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked chickpeas (180 g)
  • 1 cup canned or cooked kidney beans (180 g)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
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Chicken Quesadilla

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into strips
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 4 medium flour tortillas
  • 2 c. Shredded Monterey jack
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add peppers and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Heat remaining tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Season chicken with spices, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden and cooked through, 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Add 1 flour tortilla to skillet and top with both cheeses, cooked chicken mixture, avocado, and green onions. Place another tortilla on top and cook, flipping once, until golden, 3 minutes per side. Repeat to make four quesadillas.
  4. Slice into wedges and serve with sour cream.

Last Minute Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp paprika OR smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine the garlic, onion, paprika, oregano, pepper and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle half the spices over the chicken. Turn the chicken pieces over and sprinkle the remaining spices over them. Rub the spices into the chicken, if needed, to coat well.
  2. Heat a nonstick grill pan over medium heat. Drizzle with the olive oil. Place half the chicken in the grill pan, making sure there is a gap between the pieces. Cook the chicken without touching it for 5 minutes. Flip the pieces over and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until they’re cooked through. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  3. Preheat oven to broil.
  4. Place an oven rack 6 inches from the top of the oven. Put a wire rack over a large baking tray and arrange the chicken on the wire rack. Place the chicken in the oven and broil for 6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the oven, turn each piece of chicken over, and then broil for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Let the cooked chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle the pieces with cilantro, if desired.

Vegetarian Gumbo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 28-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans
  • 3 carrots, sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 parsnip, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen sliced okra, optional
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. paprika
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Stir together oil and flour in Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot until smooth. Cook over high heat 10 minutes, or until roux turns a dark caramel color, stirring constantly.
  2. 2. Add onion, bell pepper, and celery, and cook 5 minutes, or until vegetables are softened. Stir in all remaining ingredients and 4 cups water. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook 40 minutes, or until carrots are tender. Serve over rice

Vegan Chilli

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-2 tsp chilli powder (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 red pepper, cut into chunks
  • 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can black beans, drained
  • 400g can kidney beans, drained
  • Lime wedges, guacamole, coriander and rice to serve

Bruschetta Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 c. chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c. Freshly Chopped Basil
  • Shaved Parmesan, for garnish
  • Balsamic glaze, for drizzling

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. On a plate, season chicken with oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden and no longer pink, 8 minutes per side.
  2. In a large bowl, make bruschetta topping: Stir together tomatoes, olive oil, shallot, garlic, and basil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Top chicken with bruschetta topping and shaved Parmesan. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

Bruschetta Grilled Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning or dried oregano
  • 4 boneless skinless antibiotic free chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 3 slicing tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped basil
  • 4 slices mozzarella
  • Freshly grated Parmesan, for serving

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine oil, half the lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and Italian seasoning (or oregano) and whisk to combine. Transfer to a large re-sealable bag along with chicken; seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat grill over medium-high then add chicken, discarding excess marinade. Grill until charred and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°, about 5 to 7 minutes per side.
  3. Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, garlic, basil, and remaining lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. While chicken is still on grill, top each breast with 1 slice mozzarella and cover until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Top chicken with tomato mixture.
  4. Garnish with Parmesan and serve.