Whether I’m writing or substitute teaching, I like to eat healthy snacks throughout the day. This one is super easy to make and delicious.
Valentine’s Day Treats
It’s almost my favorite holiday! Valentine’s Day! Why is it my favorite? Not because I want roses or chocolate, although Mr. Rausin, feel free to surprise me. It’s my favorite holiday because we celebrate love. Valentine’s Day is about letting the people in our lives know we love them.
Here are some great Valentine’s Day ideas that don’t break the bank and show those we love how much they mean to us.
Heart Wreath. Website: No Time For Flash Cards
Teacher Valentine’s Day Gift. Drink Tumbler. Website: Mama Cheaps
Book Bucks! Website: Imagination Soup
VEGAN CHICK’N POTPIE
A few weeks ago I wrote about a great new cookbook I found – VEGAN COOKING FOR CARNIVORES, by Roberto Martin
Arielle came home from college for a month and Eric decided it was time we learned how to cook. Not really. Arielle and I have always loved cooking recipes for this blog. It’s what we do. Since she’s training hard at school for her marathons we thought we better find some healthier recipes. We started with wild mushroom tomato sauce. It was delicious! However, I got in a bit of trouble because I posted the pictures of our delicious dinner without posting the recipe. Sorry! I wanted everyone to go buy the book. Authors have to help each other out. Anyway, my social media specialists (Arielle and Kai) told me to ask Roberto Martin if I could post one of his recipes. I was nervous but I did. And guess what? He said yes!
We made Chick’n Potpie! Yum!
Here’s the recipe:
|Prep time||1 hour|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||1 hour, 20 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
|From book||Vegan Cooking for Carnivores|
Heat a large soup pot over high heat, add the oil, and wait for it to shimmer. Add the onion and celery and cook until they're translucent.
|Add the garlic and cook for one more minute. Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until it's incorporated. Add the broth a little at a time. Simmer until it thickens.|
Stir in the peas, carrots and Chick'n Scallopini. Season with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
Take out 6-8 ramekins or potpie dishes. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pie dough and cut it 1/2 inch larger than the ramekins. Rub the top of the dough with melted vegan butter.
Spoon the filling into the ramekins leaving 1/4 inch at the top. Cover the ramekins with the dough, butter side up, and pinch the edges with your fingers.
Place the ramekins on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Now, are you ready for this…
Vegan Chocolate Chip Magic Bars! I was skeptical. I wondered how in the world substituting almond milk for condensed milk would keep the delicious taste of this treat. They. Are. Awesome! Check out Roberto Martin’s book for the recipe.
Wild Mushroom Tomato Sauce
I bought a new cookbook. Couldn’t resist it had such a catchy title. VEGAN COOKING FOR CARNIVORES by Roberto Martin
Arielle had the honor of choosing the first meal. Wild mushroom tomato sauce over pasta. Luckily, Eric decided to help us. I believe Arielle’s words were, “Let’s just face it. We can’t cook.”
We began with Eric insisting I read through the entire recipe. I have a habit of jumping right in and then realizing I’m missing some ingredients. Not good.
Eric started chopping, Arielle stirred, and guess what I did?
Took pictures! It’s my favorite part of cooking.