Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Split Pea Soup

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced and then quartered
  • 3 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 25oz potatoes, diced
  • 2 cups dry green (or yellow) split peas
  • 1 tablespoon Better than Bouillon Vegetable
  • 8 cups water*
  • 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Throw everything into a large pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30-45 minutes or until you get a thick creamy consistency.
  • I like to mash mine up a bit using a potato masher (you don't have to) and I serve it with some rice.  

Makes 12 servings, 1 cup per serving works out to 1 SmartPoint

* Water should be covering all the vegetables, if not add more until it is.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Red Lentil and Chickpea Dal

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 cups dry red lentils
  • 540ml canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 500ml diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cups light coconut milk
  • 3 cups and 2 tablespoons water 
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder 

  • Add 2 tablespoons of water to your nonstick pan with the chopped onion, cook onion for a few minutes on medium-high until translucent.  Add more water if needed.
  • Add in minced ginger, cumin, chili powder, and curry powder.  Stir well and let cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in lentils, chickpeas, tomatoes, water and coconut milk.  Stir everything together, bring to a boil and then reduce to medium-low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes stirring occasionally.

Makes 6 servings (1 heaping cup per serving) at 1 SmartPoints per serving.  I like to serve mine with some rice and/or over some baby spinach.

Monday, November 13, 2017

S'mores Donuts

Donut Ingredients
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Lightly spray your donut tray with some nonstick spray and then divide the mixture into your donut tray trying to keep the mixture as equal as possible in each individual donut mould.  
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
Makes 6-8 servings depending on how you divide out the mixture.  6 donuts is 2 SmartPoints per donut and 8 donuts is 1 SmartPoints per donut.

Chocolate Icing Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon water (more or less depending on how thick or runny you want your icing to be)

  • Mix dry ingredients together add in the water a little bit at a time so that you are able to control the thickness of your icing.  
  • Drizzle chocolate mixture over all the donuts evenly and enjoy!

6 Servings at 0 SmartPoints per serving

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut

  • Mix everything together in a microwave safe bowl, except the shredded coconut.
  • Place in microwave for 1.5 - 2 minutes 
  • Add shredded coconut to the top and enjoy.

Recipe makes 1 serving at 6 SmartPoints.  If you use unsweetened shredded coconut your oatmeal will be 5 SmartPoints.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apple Pie Oatmeal

This is my go to oatmeal over the colder months.  It is super easy to make, low in points and tastes like you're eating dessert for breakfast.

Oatmeal Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspsoon chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Combine all the oatmeal ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and mix well using a fork.  I find that using a fork gets a bit of air into the mixture with results in a creamier texture.  
  • Place in the microwave and cook for 90 seconds, depending on how you like your oatmeal you might need to cook a little less or more.

Cooked Apple Ingredients
  • 1 apple diced, it's up to you if you peel it or not
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 packet of sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Combine all the cooked apple ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and mix together well.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a plate and microwave for 90 seconds.  Take the mixture out, stir and put it back into the microwave covered for another 90 seconds. 

Makes 1 serving at 4 SmartPoints

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chickpea Salad

This is my go to sandwich filling, it's flavourful, easy to make, and makes an fantastic topping for a salad.

  • 540ml can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 a lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Mash the chickpeas using a potato masher.  Add in all the other ingredients and mix together until combined.  Serve on you favourite bread or over a salad.

Makes 5 servings, each serving (1/3 cup) works out to 1 SmartPoints 

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Vegetable Soup

It's that time of year again where all I want to eat is warm, comfort food.  This soup is super easy to make and really hits the spot on those colder Autumn and Winter nights.

  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 cup brocolli
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced and then quartered
  • 227g mushrooms, sliced
  • 227g potato,chopped (roughly 1 medium potato)
  • 540ml diced tomatoes
  • 540ml chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 8 cups of water (more if vegetables aren't covered)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Chop up all the vegetables, throw them in a large pot along with the diced tomatoes, chickpeas, water, vegetable bouillon powder, water, chili flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to medium heat and let simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes are cooked.

Makes 12 servings (1 cup per serving) at 0 SmartPoints

Split Pea Soup