Monday, March 12, 2012

Sloppy Janes (aka vegetarian sloppy joes)

4 Kaiser Rolls
1 tbsp veg oil (or more as needed)
1/2 onion, diced
12 ounces soy "ground beef" crumbles
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup bbq sauce (or more as needed)
1/4 cup vegetable stock
dashes hot sauce to taste (optional)
shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 475. Slice rolls in half, cutting off the upper third of the roll to leave the larger bottom section. Scoop out the inner portion of each bottom section and set the tops and bottoms aside on a large baking sheet. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, saute the onions for about 5 minutes. Stir in the ground beef, celery, bbq sauce, vegetable stock and hot sauce. Cook over medium heat for 4 or 5 minutes, or until the mixture is heated through. Remove from the heat. While mixture is cooking, toast the buns in the oven (about 5 minutes). Spoon equal portions of the mixture into the bottom section of the rolls. Sprinkle each filled roll with cheese and put back into the oven for a few minutes until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and serve!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Easy Blender Salsa

We've been eating so much of this lately. It's so good and super easy. We tone down the spicy but I like that you can make it as spicy as you like!

1 can diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel tomatoes (we always use mild)
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
1/2 - 1 jalapeno, seeded or not
handful cilantro, roughly chopped
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
juice of one lime

Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend to desired consistency. You may adjust spices according to taste. Enjoy!

Recipe from