All posts filed under: Fowes Kitchen

Vegan Sweet Mini Peppers Spinach Pizza

Made from scratch! PrepTime: 30 mins Cook Time: 20 – 25 mins Total Time: 50 mins – 1 hour Ingredients : Sweet-mini pepper spinach topping: ½ medium red onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 4 sweet mini peppers (yellow and red), sliced/chopped 4 oz baby spinach a handful of chopped basil 1 tsp dried thyme 2  cubes of cilantro seasoning sweet red pepper flakes Pizza Crust: ¾ cup warm water 1 packet of red star active dry yeast ¼ tsp sugar 2 cloves garlic, diced 1 tbs herb de Provence 1 tbs thyme 1 1/2 cups flour (unbleached white) ¼ cup semolina flour 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 tsp salt Other toppings: Lisanatti Almond Style Vegan Mozzarella Cheese (Wholefoods) 5 tablespoon of tomato Pizza sauce 1/2 can of black olives pepper flakes choice of 1 slice of Sweet mini pepper as an additional topping INSTRUCTIONS Sweet mini pepper spinach topping: Heat 2 tbs of oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Add red onions and garlic and cook for 2mins. Add sliced/chopped sweet peppers and cook for 3 minutes. Add …

Salad of the Week: Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with mixed vegetables, curried black eyed peas and sweet potato. Ingredients: 1/3 bag of frozen mixed vegetables 2 medium sized sweet potatoes 1 cup of mixed color quinoa 2 cups of black eyed peas 2 cubes of cilantro knorr seasoning 1 tablespoon of curry, 1 teaspoon of thyme and 2 tablespoon of dried cilantro Directions: 1.Boil black eyed eyes peas for 30 minutes on med- high heat. Season with knorr seasoning, curry, thyme, cilantro. 2. Peel and slice the sweet potatoes, then Boil them for 20 minutes on med-high heat and set aside. 3. Microwave/ warm frozen mixed vegetables. Then set aside. 4. Boil quinoa mix for 20- 30 (based on preferred softness) minutes and then set aside. 5. Place the quinoa in a bowl, add the mixed veggies, add sweet potatoes, black eyed peas and toss. 6. Serve as desired! Bon Appetit!

Dinner Recipe Highlight: The Sweet Potato Dish

The Potato Dish Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes, 2 cup of Marinara sauce, sweet mini peppers (3 green, 3 orange and 3 yellow) 1 medium onions 1/4 tablespoon of basil & Parsley 1/4 tablespoon of thyme 3 cups of baby spinach 2 tablespoon olive oil (or grapeseed oil) 4 cubes of Knorr’s cilantro seasoning 1/2 or 1 cup of fresh mint. Boiled Sweet Potato: -Peel, dice and boiled 5 or more sweet medium potatoes for 20 mins or until they soften. To make stew: -In a saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil or grapeseed oil on medium heat. Add 1 medium diced onions and diced sweet mini peppers, stir for 3 minutes. Then add 4 tablespoons of marinara sauce and stir for an additional 2 minutes. -Add basil, thyme, parsley, mint, spinach and stir for another 5 minute. Add 4 cubes of Knorr cilantro seasoning.   The Dish: -Transfer the stew from the saucepan into a bigger pot and add boiled sweet potatoes. Mash/Mix the boiled potatoes and stew with a spatula/bamboo utensil until desired texture ( …

Reflection- Making Peace with our lives: Can we really?

“Making Peace with our lives: Can we really?”     As a human physiology student, I am learning more about how our bodies work daily and I am fascinated by the depth and complexity of our creation as humans. The different molecular mechanisms and regulations that makes us who we are astounds me. Learning about various hormones and neurotransmitters that controls the simple and vital components of our lives such as sleep, appetite, mood, and coping with stress is just awe-inspiring to me. It is only in my generation that I think that the saying “knowledge is power” does not always apply. My human physiology professor jokingly commented about preaching to the choir when she advised that we all should get “enough sleep” every night because sleep has a significant impact on our appetite regulation, performances as students and stress level. There is an hormone called Ghrelin that is secreted by the endocrine cells of our stomach and ghrelin secretion is associated with gastric stretch.  Increase concentration of grehlin in our blood decreases gastric stretch and this binds …