Vegan Turkey Roast

I know this is a bit late since Easter was last weekend, but I don’t get a lot of free time these days to sit down and type. Currently J is rolling around enjoying some tummy time so he’s allowing me to quickly share this with all of you. Thanks baby J!

I love EverydayDishTV, they have so many awesome recipes and this turkey roast is one of my favorites. This year was my second time making this seitan recipe and I thought it would be fun to bump up the flavour a bit by adding some extra spices & liquid smoke! I’ll link you to their video with the recipe and post below the extra bits I added. I highly suggest trying it my way, it doesn’t dissapoint! Even V loved it and he’s a little skeptical when it comes to faux meats ;)

Vegan Turkey Roast with instructional video

My add ons:

1 tsp liquid smoke, I used a hickory flavor

1/2 tsp paprika

1 tbsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp sage

1 tsp dijon

I also made a super concentrated broth. I used 1.5 times the bullion cube/powder recommended with the same amount of water. I also added an extra 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast!

 

Hearty Nine Bean Soup Recipe

It’s been a long time since I posted a recipe. It’s also been a long time since I’ve done any real cooking for myself and my family. I guess that what happens when a baby comes along :) Now that Jordan is three months old, I feel like I have a slightly better handle on managing my time. This soup turned out a lot better than I thought it would. To be honest, cooking with dried beans has always seemed like far too much work. Mostly because I don’t really tend to plan my meals ahead and like quick, easy food. Yesterday I was looking through the pantry and came across the giant jar of dried beans that was gifted to me, that combined with the carrots & celery in the fridge that needed to be used made me want to cook up some soup!!! So here it is, nine bean soup. The recipe is off the package of beans (Golden Boy) but I changed it a bit to make it vegan, original called for chicken broth (eeew) and added some carrots and nooch, upped the garlic content, blah blah blah so it’s not exactly my recipe but not the same as the package.

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Nine Bean Soup
2 T olive oil
1 coarsely chopped onion
5 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks celery, roughly chopped
4 carrots, roughly chopped
2 cups nine bean soup mix (just dried beans)
6 cups vegetable stock/broth (I used homemade)
2 cups water +one cube veggie broth
1 540ml can tomatoes ( I used cracked pepper&roasted garlic stewed tomatoes)
1 bay leaf
Salt & pepper to taste, garlic salt too!
1/2 cup nooch
Daiya shreds for garnish

Soak beans in cold water overnight (12hrs). Drain before using. Heat oil over medium heat in saucepan, sautéed garlic, onions, celery & carrots (seasoned with salt & pepper) for 5 minutes or until onions & celery is translucent. Add broth, water, tomatoes, beans & bay leaf. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium low and simmer for 1.5 to 2 hours. Add garlic salt to taste & nooch.