Recipes

Old Bay Zucchini Bean Cakes

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Our Eastern shore heritage had us craving crab cakes this summer. So we created these zucchini & chickpea cakes to satisfy our Old Bay tooth. If you pan fry them at the end they get the yummy crust and keep a moist interior just like the real deal.

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Strawberry Crumble Blondie Bars

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Desserts, Recipes | 0 comments

Strawberry Crumble Blondie Bars

I created these for a picnic at one of our favorite local parks. We loaded up the picnic basket with Quinoa salad, veggie straws, spicy hummus and sweet peppers for dipping. And loaded up the car with friends and dogs and a few of these delicious summery bars in the basket to enjoy by the lake. The leftover bars were reminiscent of a strawberry crumble when we added a scoop of vanilla coconut ice cream on top.     Strawberry Blondie Bars Recipe Type: Dessert Author: CowgirlBeans Ingredients Dry 2 cups Oats 1½ cup Flour 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda ½ tsp Salt Wet 1/4 cup Earth Balance 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 ripe...

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Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Entrées, Recipes, Salads, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad

I would love to take the credit for this one, but I found the base for this recipe in the magazine “Extraordinary Health”. So so yummy. I have a hard time not eating this one right out of the serving bowl… Lime & Avocado Quinoa Salad Recipe Type: Side Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 4-6 This is a delicious and light summer dish, perfect for a picnic or a bbq by the pool. Leftovers are awesome wrapped in a nori sheet or a scoop on top of your veggie burger. Ingredients 1 Cup Quinoa, rinsed well 2 tomatoes (or 5-6 small Campari), diced large 1-2 avocados, diced large Dressing 1/3 cup...

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Piña Colada Protein Shake

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Recipes | 0 comments

Piña Colada Protein Shake

To celebrate what feels like the start of Summer in VA, I whipped this up in the blender after a balmy 85 degree morning in the sun. Yummy and refreshing, it gets a whipped froth on top from the canned coconut milk. Piña Colada Protein Shake Recipe Type: Drinks Author: CowgirlBeans Ingredients 1/2-1 cup Frozen pineapple 1 cup Coconut milk (canned makes it creamier) 1 frozen banana Scoop vanilla protein powder Water ice Instructions Add pineapple, coconut milk, banana and protein powder to blender. Blend, adjust with water or ice to get preferred...

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Cowgirl Beans Chili

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Entrées, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I heard a while back, coworkers discuss making chili and how it would take all day in the crockpot to get just right. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the crockpot (especially for my refried beans) but … I also want to be able to create a fantastic comforting meal within an hour of getting home from work. Done and done. Cowgirl Beans Chili #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Entree Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 6-7 You can have a steamy bowl of comforting chili ready in less than an hour! If you prep your veggies ahead of time- have the garlic, onion and peppers in one...

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2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Entrées, Food | 0 comments

2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

I’m not usually a fan of faux meat products, but once in a while I crave the texture and flavor of a comfort food like chicken tenders or in this case, pan-fried sausage. Most of the time I love a good panko crusted veggie, fried tofu or crispy eggplant but I must say, Field Roast “sausage” is de-liscious!! We tried the Smoked Apple Sage – “a savory combination of apples and sage anchored with yukon gold potatoes with a subtle hint of hickory smoke”. We pan-fried it in olive oil and it got super crispy and browned, reminiscent in texture to moms breakfast sausage. In fact, we both “mmm”ed repeatdly. When mixed in with the...

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