Here are great looking recipes from the Chef and the Dietitian. The video features 8 yummy recipes you can use for the holidays, or any day. Chef AJ and Julianna Hever are in the video, showing you how to prepare their creations.
I’m really enjoying their recipes and just the delightful way that they interact with each other! Hope you enjoy making some of these holiday ideas.
Here are two of the recipes:
HEARTY LENTIL LOAF
1 box cooked lentils or 3 cups cooked lentils
1 x 16 oz. bag frozen carrots, defrosted and drained
2 cups red onion (about 1 large)
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 cups raw walnuts, divided
2 cups uncooked oats (not instant), divided
½ cup chopped Italian parsley, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sundried tomato powder*
*You can make your own sundried tomato powder by using oil-free, sundried tomatoes and grinding them in a coffee grinder or blender. www.justtomatoes.com is one brand.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine lentils, carrots, onion, parsley, one cup of walnut and one cup of oats in food processor fitted with “S” blade. Process ingredients until smooth and almost paste-like. Place mixture in a bowl and then, by hand, stir in the second cup of oats and the second cup of chopped walnuts. Stir in seasonings. Pour mixture into silicone standard loaf pan and bake uncovered for 50-55 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit at least 10 minutes before inverting onto a serving dish. Invert and let cool another 5 minutes and then slice. Delicious, even without any sauce or gravy of any kind, or add your favorite condiments such as ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce. Stuff cold leftovers into pita pockets for a great lunch!
Chef’s Note: I like to make this in a silicone bundt pan and fill it with cranberry relish.
ALMOST INSTANT PUMPKIN PUDDING
1 cup almond milk
2 cups pumpkin
4 oz. pitted dates
1 Tablespoon alcohol-free vanilla
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
6 Tablespoons chia seeds
Place all ingredients in blender, adding more almond milk if necessary.
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