Plant-Based Health

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Choosing a diet heavy in fruits and veggies can make us less susceptible to chronic diseases while keeping us fit and trim in the years to come. A plant-based diet can help you avoid diabetes and lower blood pressure, while improving health of the eyes and skin. Eating more plant-based foods means we are feeding our bodies important antioxidants, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, while cutting down on damaging fat.

Here are a couple healthy recipes from a great online resource, Plant-Based Cooking:

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower
Serves 4
Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves trimmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • salt & pepper to taste

Method:

  • Preheat over to 400 degrees F.
  • Place cauliflower in a large baking dish and squeeze lemon over.
  • Sprinkle on the curry powder, salt and pepper and stir all with clean hands.
  • Place, uncovered, in a 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until tender.

Vegan Thai Curried Potatos With Chard
Serves 6
Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 26 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bunches swiss chard, stems removed and rough chopped
  • 2 tsp. red curry paste or 2 tsp. curry powder
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 -3/4 can light coconut milk

Method:

  • Saute onion in a small amount of water for a few minutes.
  • Add all of the potatoes and the diced tomatoes, the red curry paste and about 1/4 cup water so the potatoes don’t stick. Cover and continue to cook for around 5 minutes until potatoes start to soften.
  • Add the chopped swiss chard and continue to cook until chard wilts and softens, using a spatula to flip the potatoes over the chard.
  • Add the coconut milk and cook until potatoes and done and the sauce has reduced a bit.