Vegan Seitan and Mushroom Ragù Bolognese

This article was a recipe for a Vegan Seitan and Mushroom Ragu Bolognese dish. The recipe can be found on the website “Serious Eats”. In the dish are many vegetables as well as herbs and oils. This dish takes around an hour to cook and about a half an hour to prepare therefore yielding a total time of one hour and a half. Below the article are links to purchase the items that were used to create the instructed dish.

Key Takeaways:

  • Flavorful vegan lasagne recipes are difficult to make without some cooking knowledge.
  • The texture is just as important in a recipe as is taste.
  • Lots of spices are added to help with flavor (flavor smokescreen).

“Crumbling both the mushrooms and the seitan gives the impression of a ground beef texture.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/03/vegan-bolognese-sauce-with-seitan-and-mushrooms.html

El Gallito (Pineapple-Chipotle Pitcher Cocktail)

Are you a fan of pineapple? How about chipotle flavors? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then this cocktail is one that you’ll enjoy sipping on in the near future! This cocktail features some unique ingredients – including baby tomatoes! This helps the bold flavors of some of the other ingredients to be lightened up. To make this drink, you’ll want to gather several ingredients ahead of time, so be sure to take a look at the recipe before you start pouring.

Key Takeaways:

  • The El Gallito can be made with either vodka or tequila to provide variety and satisfy different tastes.
  • The drink’s strained cherry tomato, pineapple, cilantro, and scallion mixture can be used as a salsa base.
  • The cherry tomatoes help balance out the fruit flavors of the El Gallito, but are subtle enough that it doesn’t feel like a Bloody Mary.

“This rare treasure, an umami-rich sweet/salty/smoky chipotle number from Matthew McKinley Campbell of Comal in Berkeley, California, and A Mano in San Francisco balances juicy pineapple with grassy, green cilantro.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/03/el-gallito-pineapple-chipotle-pitcher-cocktail.html

Lemony Arugula Salad with Couscous, Cucumbers and Feta

Lemony Arugula Salad with Couscous, Cucumbers, and Feta is a tasty meal you will look forward to eating. The salad is fast and simple to make. The main part if couscous, but you can swap it for pasta or other grains if you want. Add cucumbers, tender greens, and cheese. First, put the warm couscous in the bowl. Then add warm potatoes with dressing. Next, add the meat, cheese, and vegetables or strawberries and enjoy your healthy meal.

Key Takeaways:

  • The salad is simple, really using just basic salad ingredients and warm couscous
  • The warm couscous is the key since it adds in flavor and helps boost the flavor of the dressing
  • Be sure to add the dressing right after cooking to reveal all those flavors

“It’s funny how certain recipes sneak their way into your weekly rotation. This arugula and couscous salad have done just that.”

Read more: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/36077/arugula-salad-with-couscous/

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

With less than thirty minutes, you can make a deliciously creamy and vegan meal. Alfredo sauce with almond or cashew milk with a hefty serving of cauliflower and fettuccine means you will be having a healthy dinner that will not leave your stomach feeling like a block of bricks. Just make sure to have a large pan as you will be cooking enough for four servings at a time. Who said vegan meant leaving your favorites behind?

Key Takeaways:

  • Alfredo based pasta is a popular Italian dish in its own right. Vegans can try out the pasta if they make a few adjustments at home.
  • Keep an eye on the heat applied to vegan Alfredo dishes in time. Medium to low heat will keep the sauce simmering as needed.
  • Include some cauliflower to make the pasta dish memorable for everyone who tries it. Cook the pasta and veggies until they are soft, then pour on the sauce.

“Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until the cauliflower is very tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 minutes.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/03/vegan-fettuccine-alfredo.html

Bacon-Wrapped Figs With Blue Cheese and Bourbon

Figs are a great appetizer item and can be spruced up a bit. Wrap these figs with bacon and dabble with a little bourbon. Top with blue cheese and then bake in an oven as needed. The end result will be bacon wrapped figs that are simply delicious to try. Use a toothpick to keep the appetizers together while they are baking. They are savory and sweet at the same time, making them a delectable treat.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bacon-wrapped broiled figs with Blue Cheese and Bourbon are easy to make quickly.
  • The flavors in the hors d’oevures are a satisfying and varied combination, and the textures are also varied.
  • Pre-cooking the bacon makes the exterior crisp without overcooking the cheese inside.

“A quick and easy hors d’oeuvres, these bacon-wrapped broiled figs are stuffed with blue cheese, and a buttery bourbon-spiked caramel glaze complements and contrasts perfectly with the salty, smoky, and sweet ingredients.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/03/bacon-wrapped-figs-with-blue-cheese-and-bourbon.html

Weeknight Chicken Curry Bowls

Cooking together can be a great way to bring the family together. It’s also a great way to have your kids earn an allowance, by having them help you cook dinner and clean the dishes. Not to mention, everyone brings their ideas of what to cook to the table! It helps teach kids how to cook from a young age. Read the recipe below for this quick, easy, and delicious recipe to make weeknight chicken curry bowls for the whole family to enjoy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Yogurt and tomato paste must be mixed with the broth and then brought to a boil.
  • Chicken must be cooked all the way, meaning it isn’t pink anymore.
  • In addition to the chicken being cooked, the broccoli must be tender.

“Mix in the broth, yogurt, and tomato paste and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer until the chicken is cooked all the way through (no longer pink in the middle) and the broccoli is tender when pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.”

Read more: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/weeknight-chicken-curry-bowls/

The Best Shrimp Pad Thai

This version of Shrimp Pad Thai is a delicious and simple dish that will please the pallets of the entire family. The key to the success of this dish is to use only the freshest of ingredients. It calls for bean sprouts but it’s equally as tasty when the sprouts are replaced by spinach. While you can swap many of the ingredients depending on your taste and tolerance for spice, the one essential staple in this dish is fish sauce. As long as you don’t use too much, fish sauce is the superstar of Shrimp Pad Thai as well as many other authentic Asian dishes.

Key Takeaways:

  • Fish sauce is an essential ingredient. It cannot be skipped.
  • They recommend organic ingredients when they are available to you.
  • This recipe is gluten free as well as dairy free.

“Whether it’s hot peppers, garlic, ginger, fresh herbs, or lime, you’d be hard-pressed not to find at least one of these in a Thai recipe.”

Read more: https://www.100daysofrealfood.com/best-shrimp-pad-thai/

Shredded Chicken Tacos with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

This is a quick nightly recipe that you can toss together for tonight or ahead of time. The herby chicken thighs have plenty of flavor with cumin, bay, and garlic and the thighs tend not to overcook like breasts do. The creamy cilantro sauce is where the tacos will shine. Think of it almost like a guacamole but with more cilantro than avocado. The lime will brighten up those tacos and add just enough zing to bring it together.

Key Takeaways:

  • A creamy cilantro sauce adds a lot of flavor to shredded chicken tacos.
  • The chicken needs to be simmered with onion and garlic as well as a bay leaf.
  • The shredded chicken will stay fresh in the fridge for three days.

“Both the chicken and sauce are also excellent when added to rice or veggie bowls.”

Read more: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/36009/shredded-chicken-tacos/

BraveTart: Glossy Fudge Brownies

Brownies who wants one? Everyone I know. The most chocolate taste one can hope for comes from a combination of Dutch Cocoa, Brown Sugar, flour and something different; brown butter. It’s not hard to melt butter and get that extra depth of flavor to an already decadent treat. Don’t forget how whipped eggs mixed in with the flour and other ingredients combine to create a fudgy treat. Make sure to let it cool so you can enjoy the crackle of that first bite.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cocoa butter is a great ingredient to include for baked brownies. Cooks will want to add that ingredient to get a great taste.
  • Once baked the brownies will take on a glossy sheen to them. There will also be a paper thin crust that has to be tried.
  • The end result will be fudge brownies that simply taste great. People notice the difference and want to give the brownies a try at home.

“A glossy, paper-thin crust is a sure sign of brownies loaded with cocoa butter, and a solid indication that their flavor will shine through as well.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/02/bravetart-glossy-fudge-brownies.html

Cranachan (Scottish Whipped Cream With Whisky, Raspberries, and Toasted Oats)

The article describes a Cranachan which is spiked whipped cream (whiskey infused whipped cream) with layers of toasted oats and raspberries the article, however, describes a description of the food and gives the ingredients followed by a description on why it works to eat and why whiskey works with whipped cream it also gives you a step by step instruction manual so you can make one yourself and piece it together with your own hands

Key Takeaways:

  • This parfait like dessert is a bit different with thanks to mascarpone
  • The oats are soaked in the cream to soften them and also adds flavor before toasting
  • Use a food processor to whip the cream. It will add less air and make it denser, more like a mousse

“Cranachan is the classic Scottish dessert of Scotch-spiked whipped cream layered with raspberries and toasted oats and sweetened with honey.”

Read more: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2018/02/cranachan-scottish-whipped-cream-with-whisky-raspberries-and-toasted-oats.html