Chocolate Mocha Quinoa Pudding

I got this book as a gift however the recipes sometimes need to be tweaked to fit a cleaner way of eating that would make it fit a nutritarian diet much easier. The recipe below is my tweaked version.

1 1/2 cups coffee, decaf
1/2 cup quinoa
8 mejdool dates
1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup cocoa powder

Cook the quinoa in the coffee until super fluffy and overcooked (about 25 mins). Fluff it with a fork and let it cool down.

In a vitamix or food processor blend the almond milk and dates until the dates are completely broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it is smooth and creamy. Place into four little serving dishes and refrigerate for two hours. Enjoy!


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Isa’s Crackers

I love those Mary’s Gone Crackers but I’m not prepared to pay almost 6 bucks for a box under 200 grams so I went on a quest and found this recipe

I made them with a few modifications and they were a big hit!

Isa’s Crackers

2 cups, cooked brown rice (it’s 2/3 cup uncooked)
1 carrot, grated
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup flax seeds

Cook the rice in 4 cups water until done (30-40 mins).

Place the cooked rice, carrot, sun-dried tomato,sunflower and pumpkin seeds and puree.

Stir in the flax and sesame seeds.

Heat oven to 300 degrees and spoon batter onto greased cookie sheets in little circles making sure they’re not too thick.

Bake for 30-40 mins until done.


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Tofu Scramble

I think in 10 years of eating like a vegan I might have purchased tofu twice but recently something tweaked my curiosity when I was looking for ideas since I have everyone at home interested in eating healthier AND one nutritarian like me now.

Hence the decision to buy tofu…to make a tofu scramble.

I started off with this recipe as my guide and I’m glad I did. It was so good!

Isa’s Tofu Scramble

Spice blend:
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed with your fingers
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
3 tablespoons water

Combine this and set aside

1 onion finely chopped
3 cloves of garlic
1 carrot finely chopped
1 red pepper finely chopped
4 mushrooms finely chopped
2 pounds extra-firm tofu, drained (next time I’m going to try firm)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
Fresh black pepper to taste
Hot Sauce to taste
Salsa to taste

Saute the onion in a non-stick pan until golden. Add water if it starts to stick. Throw in garlic, carrot, pepper and mushrooms and cook until tender. Crumble the tofu into small bite sized pieces and add it to the pan. Cook for 10 minutes stirring often until it’s drying up.

Add the spice blend, nutritional yeast, black pepper and hot sauce. Cook a bit longer until the water dries up.

Serve immediately topped with salsa.

Note: Since I made a large quantity I didn’t get any of the browning that is mentioned in the original recipe but I doubt that made a difference since I had the caramelized veggies to add lots of flavour. I did find it a bit dry inside the tofu bits and used the salsa to moisten it up. It could vary depending on how firm the tofu is.

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