Cherry and Leek Couscous

Serve with fish or chicken. This is a flavorful dish and could be eaten alone as well.  Original recipe found in Cooking Light.

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Cherry and Leek Couscous
Course salad
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course salad
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring water to boil in small saucepan. Add couscous and cherries. Cover, reduce heat and cook for 12 minutes. All liquid should be absorbed. Place couscous in bowl. Heat olive oil and saute the leeks. Should take about 5 minutes. Add vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper to bowl. Add toasted walnuts. Mix well and serve.
Recipe Notes

For the leeks I cut off the tops and bottom.  Slice in half and open the leek up and wash the layers.  There is dirt that is in between and I have found this is the easiest way to clean.

Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Portobellos

I found this recipe on Wash You Dry and adapted to a vegetarian version.

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Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Portobellos
A quick and easy vegetarian dinner.
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Wash and take out the membrane using a spoon. Season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Put the broccoli in bowl add a little bit of water and cover with saran wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes. Mix the red pepper, cheddar cheese, mayo and broccoli. Once mixed stuff the portobellos. Cook the portobellos at 350 until cooked, should take about 15 minutes. You can either cook it on baking pan or casserole dish.

Instant Pot Southwest Chili

Adapted from recipe found on The Cookie Rookie

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Instant Pot Vegi Chili
Flavorful chili that is quick and easy to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine the beans, tomatoes, ketchup, garlic, taco seasoning, red onion, chilis, broth in your instant pot. Stir thoroughly. Program to bean/chili and let cook. About 10 minutes before the pot is done pour olive oil in skillet. Brown your vegi crumbles. I like them to be a bit crisp for texture. Once the chili is done pour the crumbles in and stir. Ready to serve and top with your garnishes.
Recipe Notes

*For the vegi crumbles I used the Smart Ground Mexican 

You could easily make this in a crockpot as well.

If you wanted to use ground chicken, turkey, or beef you could substitute as well.

 

Chipolte Potato Nachos

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Chipolte Potato Nachos
Delicious twist on nachos
Course Main Dish
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine vegetarian
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5-10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to broil Take the diced potatoes and place in small saucepan, cover with water and a dash of salt. Bring to boil. Keep an eye out until they are tender. I use a fork to do this. Drain and set aside. While the potatoes are cooking do the rest of prep. Take the can of chipoltes and chop 3 peppers. When the potatoes are done add sauce and the peppers to the potatoes and mix well. Take the 1/2 onion and mix with potatoes. You can adjust your heat level to what your preference is. Use parchment and place on a baking sheet. Lay the tortillas out. Place the potato mixture on the tortillas. Add the green onions. Add the cheese. I mixed all these together with my hands because I like my nachos to be well covered. Put nachos in oven and cook 5-10 minutes until cheese melted. Top nachos with the tomato, green onions, cilantro. Dollop with sour cream and salsa.
Recipe Notes

One of the great things about nachos is you can make it to your preference.  I didn't have an avocado but this would have been wonderful with some that or guacamole.