Spinach & Bean Enchiladas with White Mushroom Sauce

Spinach & Bean Enchiladas with White Mushroom Sauce
(Serves 6-8)
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Enchiladas come in so many varieties with different fillings and sauces. My first enchilada experience was when I was a teenager. A cousin’s ex had made them and her version was the popular shredded chicken with the Campbell’s condensed soup mushroom sauce. My veganized version was a play on my original experience. This recipe is creamy and absolutely delicious and a must try. It may seem complex but is fairly simple, I utilized my nutribullet for the sauces and the Cilantro-Lime Jasmine rice was very simple to make, recipe included. Top with creamy avo-crema sauce. Enjoy!

 

Filling Ingredients:
1 (15.8oz can) Great Northern Beans (or White Kidney)
1 (15.5oz can) Chickpeas, crushed/chopped
1 (15.25oz can) Corn
4 Scallions, chopped (Light Green/White parts)
8 ½ oz Diced Green Chilies (2 – 4.25oz cans)
4oz White Button Mushrooms, chopped (divided)
4oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, chopped (divided)
3 Cups Baby Spinach (3 handfuls)
3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 ½ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Course Black Pepper
¼ Tsp Cumin
2 Tbsp Oil
8 Flour Tortillas

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Directions:
-Preheat oven 375 degrees F and grease 13x9x2 glass-baking dish with earth balance (vegan butter).
-Heat oil in large pan over medium-high heat and sauté beans, corn, chilies and scallions for about 4-5 minutes.
-Turn off heat and fold in baby spinach and mushrooms. Add salt/pepper and cumin then set aside until ready to use.
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-Divide filling evenly among 8 tortillas. Roll and place seam side down in greased baking dish.
-Pour White Mushroom Sauce (recipe below) over entire dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil then bake an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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White Mushroom Sauce Ingredients:
2 Cups Cashews, soaked (about 30 minutes)
½ Cup Non-Dairy Sour Cream
1 (13.5oz can) Coconut Milk
3 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
2 Garlic Cloves
½ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Course Black Pepper
4oz White Button Mushrooms, chopped (divided)
4oz Baby Bella Mushrooms, chopped (divided)
2 Tbsp Flour

Directions:
-Blend all ingredients except mushrooms until smooth.
-Once smooth, stir in chopped mushrooms.
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Notes: For the mushrooms I just buy 2 (8oz) containers – 1 of each. Wipe clean, remove stems and chop once, then divide for filling and topping.

 

 

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Avocado Crema Sauce

Avo-Crema Sauce
(1 ½ Cup) ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free. Dairy-Free

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This sauce was absolutely refreshing over top my creamy enchiladas and cilantro-lime rice. The perfect addition. Let me know what else you decide to add it too? Enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Large Haas Avocado, pitted
½ Cup Non-Dairy Sour Cream
Juice of ½ Lime
1/3 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped
½ Tsp Cumin
½ Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Course Black Pepper
¼ Cup Water

Directions:
Blend together to combine until smooth. Store in airtight container.
(May change color if avocado oxidizes, however, mine was still a vibrant green the following day).
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Easy Cilantro-Lime Rice

Easy Cilantro-Lime Rice
A very quick recipe added to serve aside my delicious creamy enchiladas. Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
2 Cups Jasmine Rice
3 Cups Water
2 Tbsp Earth Balance (Vegan Butter)
1 Handful Fresh Cilantro, chopped (about ½ cup)
Juice ½ Lime
2 Scallions, chopped

Directions:
-Prepare rice according to package: Combine rice with water and earth balance. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and let stand for 10 minutes (keeping lid on).
-Fluff rice with a fork then squeeze in lime juice and add cilantro and scallions. Enjoy!

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Ultimate Protein Bowl!

Ultimate Protein Bowl!
(Serves 8-10) ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free ~ This recipe serves 8 but can be adjusted accordingly +/- your favorite veggies.

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This recipe is packed with protein and an innumerable amount of other nutrients, vitamins and macro minerals. This nourishing bowl was great warm the first day but also amazing the next day cold, like a salad. If you need a boost or are simply in the mood for something fresh, this bowl has it! I served this family style and we enjoyed this delicious meal two days in a row for dinner (I snuck a small bowl in for lunch too). Enjoy! 🙂

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Ingredients:
Roasted Beets
Sweet Potatoes
Broccoli
Edamame
Mushrooms
Tempeh
Quinoa
Chickpeas
Almonds
Dill

Immune Boosting
Protein
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Potassium
Fiber
Riboflavin
Calcium
Etc. Etc. So many countless essential vitamins and minerals

My Plate 🙂
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Ultimate Protein Bowl

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients:
3 Roasted Beets, roasted (Check out how I roast my beets here)
2 Sweet Potatoes (or 1lb), roasted
8oz Mushrooms, roasted
16oz Broccoli, steamed
16oz Shelled Edamame, steamed
8oz Pkg Tempeh
2 Cups dry Quinoa, prepared according to package (yields 8 servings)
1 (15.5oz can) Chickpeas, pan roasted
1 Cup Sliced Almonds, lightly toasted

Sriracha Peanut Sauce Ingredients:
1/3 Cup Peanut Butter
½ Cup Hot Water
½ Tbsp Sesame Oil
½ Tbsp Tamari/Soy Sauce
¼ Tsp Course Black Pepper
½ Tbsp Sriracha

Directions:
-Steam Broccoli and Edamame.
-Follow directions for Roasting Beets here.
-Toss Sweet Potatoes (cut into 1 ½ inch cubes) with 2 Tbsp Oil of choice + ½ Tbsp Agave Nectar + ½ Tsp Salt and ¼ Tsp Course Black Pepper. Mushrooms – cleaned and stems trimmed, toss with 1 Tbsp Oil of choice. Roast for 30-40 minutes – I tossed these into the oven during the last 40 minutes of my beets roasting.
-Prepare Quinoa according to package. (2 to 4 ratio) combine quinoa and water – bring to boil, lower heat, cover and allow quinoa to cook for about 20 minutes until quinoa spirals out.
-Tempeh: Heat about 2-3 Tbsp Oil in pan over medium heat. Cook tempeh for about 5-7 minutes until golden – add ¼ Tsp Salt & Pepper or to taste during cooking. During the last minute of sautéing I add 1 Tbsp Tamari/Soy Sauce + ½ Tbsp Agave Nectar – toss to combine.
-Remove tempeh from pan – to the same pan I add the chickpeas (I did not add any additional oil). Add ¾ Tsp Curry Powder + ¼ Cup Water – toss to combine for about 5 minutes to toast up chickpeas.
To a dry pan toast up Almonds lightly.

Directions for Sauce:
Blend ingredients together – I used my nutribullet or you can whisk ingredients together to combine.

Day 2 – Leftovers!
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Jumbo Blueberry Muffins!

Jumbo Blueberry Muffins
(Makes 6 Jumbo Muffins) ~ Vegan

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Delicious, Fluffy and Moist – my favorite terms to describe these scrumptious Mmmuffins. I originally intended on making these last weekend for a baby shower but opted not to. These were so simple to put together that I made a batch while putting away my mother’s china. If you remember from my tea sandwich post mom very enthusiastically allowed me to borrow all her tea cups and tea pots. Although I ended up not using them, I more than appreciate her – she’s the best! I reflected a lot while wrapping away her china and ironically had some emotional moments. Without rehashing my feelings, I just want to take a moment to recognize how much I value my parents, husband, children and all my family. Family: Unselfish, Trustworthy, Supportive, Loyal, Happy, Loving… ❤
Now now… enjoy these amazing muffins and cherish your loved ones, always. 🙂 Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
1 2/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Earth Balance (vegan butter)
¼ Cup Applesauce
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
2 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Soy Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 Cups Frozen Blueberries

Directions:
-Preheat oven 350 degrees and line muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners. Combine Flour and Sugar first then cut in vegan butter. I typically use a whisk and mash the Earth Balance throughout the flour mixture.
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(Technically you can add all dry ingredients first before cutting in Earth Balance, which is what I typically do – the order was changed today accidently…either way should work)
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-Stir in remaining ingredients to combine – adding blueberries last.
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-Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. I reserve about nine blueberries and place three each on top before popping them in to bake.
-Bake for 45 minutes test with toothpick until it comes out clean. Enjoy!
(Instead of 6 jumbo muffins you can make a dozen cupcake sized muffins, just check your muffins for doneness after 30 minutes with a toothpick.)
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Jumbo Blueberry Muffins

  • Servings: 6 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: http://www.veganrescue.com

Ingredients:
1 2/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
¾ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Earth Balance (vegan butter)
¼ Cup Applesauce
½ Tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Baking Powder
2 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Soy Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
2 Cups Frozen Blueberries

Directions:
-Preheat oven 350 degrees and line muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners. Combine Flour and Sugar first then cut in vegan butter. I typically use a whisk and mash the Earth Balance throughout the flour mixture.
(Technically you can add all dry ingredients first before cutting in Earth Balance, which is what I typically do – the order was changed today accidently…either way should work)
-Stir in remaining ingredients to combine – adding blueberries last.
-Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. I reserve about nine blueberries and place three each on top before popping them in to bake.
-Bake for 45 minutes test with toothpick until it comes out clean. Enjoy!
(Instead of 6 jumbo muffins you can make a dozen cupcake sized muffins, just check your muffins for doneness after 30 minutes with a toothpick.)