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Published November 29th, 2018 by Shofmann

A Plant-Based St. Patricks Day

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Published March 15th, 2018 by

St. Patrick's Day is a fun day full of green beer, good food and fun! We are bringing you a healthy, oil-free, plant based version of St. Patricks Day so that you can enjoy the good food, guilt-free! 

Below, we have our Corned "Beef" Seitan followed by a Beef-Less Stew

Our Corned "Beef" Seitan is adapted from a recipe found on "Sarah's Kitchen"

 

Corned "Beef" Seitan

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 1 hour

Total time: 1 hour 10 mins

Serves: 8

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1-2 beets, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp horseradish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt

 

Instructions

1. Mix all dry ingredients together. Set aside.

2. Puree beans with wet ingredients.

3. Boil beets in vegetable broth (this gives added antioxidants and gives the reddish color like corned beef.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and combine with a spatula or spoon. Knead until dough is firm and springy.

4. Form dough into rectangular loaf.

5. To bake, place in an oven-safe pot with a lid with 2 cups vegetable broth and 1 tbsp pickling spices. Bake at 350°F, covered, for 1.5 hours, flipping halfway through. Take cover off during last 30 mins to firm up.

 

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Beef-Less Stew

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 1.5 hours

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 slice large yellow
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 stalks large stalks of celery
  • 3 large carrots
  • 16 ounces button mushrooms
  • 2 lbs potatoes cut into
  • 2 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbl Italian herbs
  • 1 Tbl fresh chopped rosemary
  • 3 Tbl tamari
  • 1/2 Tbl smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Cracked pepper to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable broth

 

 

  1. Saute the onion, celery, and carrots in a large soup pot with about 1/4 vegetable stock until they start to soften. Add in the garlic and mushroom and sauté for a few minutes more. ?
  2. Add in the vegetable stock, water, potatoes, tomato paste, Tamari, herbs, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.?
  3. Cook covered over medium heat until the potatoes and carrots are tender.?
  4. Take about 2 cups of the broth with the vegetables and blend in a blender until smooth. ?
  5. Return the blended sauce to the pot and stir to combine. ADD IN ADDITIONAL BROTH FOR DESIRED CONSITENCY.
  6. Add in the thawed peas and heat through for about 5 minutes.?

Serve with a whole grain oil-free bread and/or corned beef seitan

 

 

 

 

 

The day my life really began

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Published August 10th, 2017 by

This is my first post in almost 1 year! I wrote a post on oil-free eating, and the facts as well as my personal take on it. Then I was inspired in another direction, so that will have to wait. Maybe it was serendipity, or fate, but today, Facebook reminded me of a time in my journey, where I was really struggling, and I felt I needed to share this with whomever may be listening. I shared this post in the first year of my journey to regain my health. I actually remember the day. I hit a big rock in my journey. I was going through a rough time in my personal life. I was stressed, tired, and up until this point, my only coping mechanisms were turning to food, and not the healthy, plant-based kind. I had lost a good amount of weight, but I had succumb to the excuses of stress, and exhaustion, and fallen off my healthy, plant-based wagon. I wasn’t losing weight anymore, and I felt so disappointed in myself. I felt I had lost all control and failed.

 

I came across this quote while I was camping with some friends. I read it a few times, and realized; I hadn’t failed. This was not the be all and end all of my weight-loss journey. At any point, I could regain control, and start again. Much in the same way that I started at 300 lbs! I have control over my thoughts, and my actions. I have control of my hands, and what they pick up, and feed my mouth. If I wanted to break old habits, I needed to change the way I was thinking. I took it one meal at a time. Being mindful of the control that I had over what I was feeding my body. I needed to stop making excuses for poor eating habits, “It was a bad day.”, “I’m stressed.” The biggest problem with turning to food for comfort, is that it’s usually not just 1 meal. It becomes 2 meals, then a full day, then a week, and the next thing you know, you wake up, pounds heavier, feeling like crap, and talking about that time in your life when you were “thinner”, “healthier”, and you really got it right for a little while.

 

At some point, you have to take full responsibility for your health, weight, happiness and quality of life. No one is perfect, and it’s not about being perfect. There will be times when you decide to indulge. Let those times happen, but don’t unpack, and live there. Don’t allow your excuses to be stronger than your will-power. After you have your indulgence, do something that makes you feel physically good. Take a walk, read some motivational quotes, or stories (I did this daily for a long time). When you get to the next opportunity to eat, remember what you want out of life, whether its weight-loss, reducing medications, or aging gracefully with your family. Remember why you started, then control what food you put in your hands. It takes hard work, dedication and consistency. There’s no easy way around it, but I promise you, it gets easier.

 

Everything in life is a process. When you take full responsibility for the quality of your life, and the decisions you make, just as this quote says,

 

“This is the day your life really begins.”

 

 

 

BIG CHANGES!!

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Published July 10th, 2017 by

 

Hello!

I just want to begin by thanking you from the bottom of my heart, for all of the support and enthusiasm for Kitchen Verde, you have all shown in the past year. I am amazed, and grateful, everyday for how quickly we have grown, and we couldn't have done it without you. With quick growth, it has been exciting and challenging. We are going to take a little step back, to work on our production, and a few other things, to ultimately  bring you the best experience yet! With that being said...

 We Have Exciting News!

Kitchen Verde Is Under Construction!

 

 
 

For the next couple of months, we will be offering a limited menu. This means that we will have less items, so that we can spend the time to trial new recipes, hire and train new staff, and work hard to create the best experience for all of you! We will rely on your feedback as well as our taste testing team, to decide what your favorite new recipes are!

 We will also be spending this time improving our products, ordering system, packaging and delivery processes.

We want to ensure that you have the best tasting, quality food made with fresh, seasonal, locally grown ingredients. 

 

A peak into what you can expect in the coming months!

  • New and improved flavors and meals!
  • Easier system for ordering
  • Meal packages and plans
  • Best, quality ingredients. Always local when available
  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • And much more!

Take a gander at our menu for this week! We look forward to working with all of you during this exciting process, leading up to our re-launch!

Thank you all so much! 
Best Regards,

Sarah M. Goodenough
CEO Kitchen Verde, LLC

 

FLASH SALE!!! 2/14

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Published February 14th, 2017 by

We are having a sale today in me unitems from last week, that were delivered Sunday!

 

items are $4, $5, and $6

 

Minestrone Soup

Breakfast Burrito

Mexican Fritatta 

Superfood Pizza

Fajita Quinoa

Chili Baked Potato 

Raw Veggie Pad Thai

Applespice Cake