South of the Border-Kathryn-Terry

I always enjoy cooking with my friend, Terry Young. In this episode, she and I made some old and some new recipes converting them to vegetarian. Special thanks go out to our sponsors, Circle B Ranch and Marion’s Kitchen for permission to use some of their recipes.

Green Gazpacho Soup with Shrimp

Calories: 352kcal

Ingredients

  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt Not Greek Style
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3/4 cup poblano Chile Seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Fresh whole-wheat bread From the bakery section. Remove crust, and tear into bite size pieces
  • 2 cups English cucumber chopped seeded
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 large tomatillos About 1 lb. husks removed, rinsed and quartered
  • 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 leaves Parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons oil, and juice in a large bowl, stir¬ring with a whisk. Stir in poblano, green onions, and bread; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place yogurt mixture in a blender with cucumber, sugar, salt, black pepper, and tomatillos; blend until smooth.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large non¬stick skillet over medium-high. Add shrimp to pan; cook about 2-3 minutes per side. Place 1¾ cups cucumber mixture in each of 4 bowls; top evenly with shrimp. Add Parsley leaf to decorate.

Chopped Caprese Salad

Permission to use the Recipe from Marina’s Kitchen Circle B Ranch Pork

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces cherry or cherub tomatoes chopped in half
  • 8 ounces whole milk mozzarella cherry sized, chopped in halves or fourths
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil optional

Instructions

  • Add the balsamic vinegar and honey to a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Once it’s reduced by approximately half and thickened to your liking (about 5-10 minutes) remove from the heat. Be careful it doesn’t get too thick, but a bit syrupy is good. Toss all ingredients except for the reduction in a bowl. Drizzle with the reduction, adding a little at a time, tossing, tasting, and then adding more to your liking.

Zucchini Brownies from Marina’s Kitchen

Permission to use the Recipe from Marina’s Kitchen and Circle B Ranch Pork

Ingredients

Brownie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light tasting olive oil {or canola oil}
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup grated zucchini in a cheesecloth or tea towel ring out juice
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In medium saucepan put the oil, chocolate chips, and cocoa together over medium low heat and melt.
  • Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and zucchini. Stir in dry ingredients, then pour into prepared pan.
  • Spread out evenly and bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle. {A few moist crumbs is fine.}
  • While brownies are baking, melt butter, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and milk together and simmer gently 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat, then whisk in vanilla and powdered sugar.
  • Once brownies are pulled from the oven, pour hot frosting over bars immediately. The glaze comes out thick and you will need to smooth over the brownies. Cool 5-10 minutes before cutting into pieces and serving.

Vegetarian Tomato Orzo Soup

Permission to use from Marina’s Kitchen of Circle B Ranch Pork. The original recipe is Sweet Italian Sausage Tomato Orzo Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ red onion finely diced
  • 2 green onions chopped finely
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 cup orzo pasta cooked al dente
  • 6 cups Homemade vegetable Stock We used chicken stock
  • 1 Tomato Puree*
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • Romano Cheese Grated and used as a garnish

Instructions

  • In a 4 quart -quart soup pot on medium-high flame, heat olive oil until shimmering (about 1-2 min). To the heated, oiled pan, add onion, and celery; sauté until fragrant and slightly tender, stirring as needed (3-4 min). Add chicken broth, Tomato Sauce, salt, and pepper. Bring to boil; Add fresh herbs. Cook orzo according to package directions and add to the soup and serve hot. Sprinkle with Romano Cheese. Delish.
Quorn Products

In this episode, Kathryn and her frieind and fellow chef, Terry Young, prepare some vegan meals for Lent using recipes and products from Quorn.

Kathryn would like to thank the people at Quorn for giving her permission to showcase their products and recipes. Eating meat-free has never been easier and tastier!

Simple Thai Noodle soup with Quorn Meatless Pieces

Permission Given From Quorn Quorn Recipe Provided by US Quorn

Ingredients

  • 10.5 oz Quorn Meatless Pieces OR Quorn Vegan Meatless Pieces
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed – We did not use the garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 7 oz coconut milk
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup baby corn sliced
  • ½ cup sugar snap peas sliced in half
  • 50 g 1 cup rice noodles, cooked to pack instructions
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onions over a medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and spices and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk, vegetable stock and vegetables. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate skillet, add 1 tbsp. oil and fry the Quorn Meatless Pieces for 7 minutes, until slightly golden.
  • Add the cooked rice noodles to the soup, along with the Quorn Meatless Pieces. Stir well and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.

Quorn Meatless Chili

Products and Recipes provide by Quorn US

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Bag Quorn Meatless Grounds
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1-2 tsp fresh red chili pepper finely chopped
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves minced
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder optional depending on your heat preference
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups strained unsalted tomatoes or canned unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp low sodium vegetable broth
  • 15 oz can kidney or pinto beans rinsed and drained Salt to taste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro leaves finely chopped

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, sauté 4-5 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the chili, garlic and spices. Cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  • Stir in the kidney beans and Quorn Meatless Grounds and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes. Season to taste with salt and stir in the fresh cilantro

Quorn Vegan Fillets with Kalamata Olives and Capers

All Recipes and Products Provided by Quorn

Ingredients

  • 8 Quorn Meatless Vegan Fillets
  • Olive oil
  • 1 ¼ cup Taggiasche or Kalamata olives
  • 3 cups sundried tomatoes in oil 1
  • ¼ cup capers
  • 1 cup white wine
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a pan and cook the Quorn Vegan Meatless Fillets for 7-8 minutes.
  • Add olives, chopped sundried tomato and capers.
  • Stir and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Deglaze the pan with white wine and taste; season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve the Quorn Vegan Meatless Fillets garnish with parsley.

Quorn Vegan Pieces & Quinoa Salad

All Products and Recipes Provided By Quorn US

Ingredients

Main Ingredients

  • 1 bag Quorn Vegan Meatless Pieces
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup rice uncooked
  • 1/3 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 1/2 cup cooked edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds toasted
  • 2 handfuls baby kale roughly torn
  • 25-30 red grapes
  • halved freshly chopped mint leaves

Dressing

  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the dressing. Marinate the Quorn Vegan Meatless Pieces in half of the dressing for 30 minutes, place the remaining dressing in the refrigerator until needed.
  • Cook the rice and quinoa according to pack instructions, drain then set aside.
  • Pre-heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the marinated Quorn Vegan Meatless Pieces for 3-4 minutes. Add the kale and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until it begins to wilt.
  • In a bowl toss the marinated Quorn Vegan Meatless Pieces with the salad ingredients, drizzle over with the remaining dressing and garnish with freshly chopped mint leaves