Thinking of what to cook for dinner can be daunting some days. Especially if you are dealing with unexpected things….like going in for a leaking tire and walking out with 4 brand new tires and a huge bill. DOH! Such is adulting, right!?
Maximizing your time in the kitchen, despite the kind of day you had, is the name of the game – and if I can turn something I’m cooking into two meals, well I am #winning!
So while I waited in the Tire’s Plus for my new tires, in between emails, projects and HIMSS17 planning, I thought about dinner. And came up with two dishes that could use the same sauce, making my tire experience not sting as bad.
Creamy Carrot Sauce
- 4 cups cooked carrots
- 1 cup plant-based milk (I used almond/coconut blend)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Mix all ingredients in a cuisine art.
Broccoli Mac & Carrot Bake
- 1/2 package of cooked macaroni (or whatever pasta you’d like to use)
- 2 cups chopped broccoli
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- Put broccoli into a 6 by 9 inch baking dish.
- Add cooked pasta, red pepper flakes & garlic powder.
- Take 1/2 of the carrot sauce and pour in the baking dish. Mix together and add more pepper and salt. Stir and bake for 20 minutes at 375.
Enchilada Pie with a Spicy Carrot Sauce
- 2 small Green Peppers sliced
- 1 onion sliced
- 10 button mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 can of refried beans
- Chili powder
- Tapatio sauce
- Daiya cheese
- 3 Tortilla Wrappers
- Put coconut oil in a pan, melt, then add onion and garlic and saute for 8 minutes (until onions start browning). Add a sprinkle of chili powder and cumin to the onions, stir.
- Add the sliced peppers and saute for another 8 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes.
- Place two tortillas in a deep baking dish, making a bowl – use less if you have a smaller dish.
- Fill the tortilla bowl with the veggie saute. Top with another tortilla.
- Take the rest of the carrot sauce and add 2-3 tablespoons of tapatio – stir together.
- Pour the sauce on top of the tortilla pie. Top with daiya cheese. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.