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Vegetarian Rueben Sandwich

Vegetarian Rueben Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 6 slices good rye bread
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup sour kraut, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup thousand island dressing
  • 6 thin slices swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Spread some of the dressing on 3 slices of bread
  2. Layer with tomatoes and avocados
  3. Divide sour kraut among sandwiches
  4. Top with remaining dressing and cheese
  5. Spread half the butter on the remaining slices of bread and place on sandwiches, butter side up
  6. Head a saute pan or griddle over medium high heat
  7. Invert sandwiches onto pan
  8. Spread remaining butter on bottoms of sandwiches
  9. Cook for a few minutes, until bread is golden brown and cheese is melting
  10. Use a spatula to flip sandwiches and cook on the other side until golden
  11. Cool sandwiches for a few minutes on a wire rack before cutting in half diagonally and serving
http://vegetarianvelo.com/vegetarian-rueben-sandwich/

Barley Pilaf

Barley Pilaft

This was even better than I expected. Improvise with whatever veggies you have on hand

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked barley
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Head water and barley to boiling in medium saucepan
  2. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes
  3. Fluff with fork and set aside to cool for a few minutes
  4. Toss remaining ingredients with barley in a large bowl
  5. Season with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. Serve warm
http://vegetarianvelo.com/barley-pilaf/

Brown Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Brown Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Another great wrap / burrito option that I like to have on hand to shove into my lunch bag in the morning. Also good to zap in the microwave and cover with vegan chili, salsa or enchilada sauce and pair with a salad for a quick & easy but satisfying meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small can mild green chiles or substitute jalapenos to add heat
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • Coarse salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 8 burrito sized tortillas or wraps

Instructions

    For the filling
  1. Heat coconut oil over medium high heat
  2. Add garlic and onion and saute until soft, about 5 minutes
  3. Add green chiles and cook for a minute or two
  4. Add rice, stir and cook until warmed, another 2 or 3 minutes
  5. Stir in chili powder and cumin until thoroughly combined
  6. Sir in salsa and drained beans and heat through
  7. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat
  8. For the burritos
  9. In a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat, warm a tortilla for about 30 seconds per side
  10. Place warm tortilla on a work service, place about 1 cup of filling in the center and roll up burrito style
  11. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator
http://vegetarianvelo.com/brown-rice-black-bean-burritos/

Hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette

Hemp oil and balsamic vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

This simple salad dressing could not be easier. Tastier than anything you will find on the supermarket shelf and WAY healthier, just from the lack of refined sugars and preservatives to start. Add the hemp oil and you've got homemade superfood. Add a couple of teaspoons of chopped fresh herbs for variety.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Hemp oil
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Freshly ground black pepper and coarse salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until emulsified
  2. Let stand for 20 or 30 minutes
  3. Whisk again before serving over your favorite greens
http://vegetarianvelo.com/hemp-oil-balsamic-vinaigrette/