Posts Tagged ‘vegan comfort food’

This is a vegan/vegetarian modified Weight Watcher recipe.  It’s delicious and satisfying.  Takes more than a couple of minutes to make.  I substituted the meat in this for Gimme Lean ground sausage style, but you could use whatever you would like and just adjust the points for it.


Slice a 12 oz loaf of Italian bread in half longways, rub the insides with a large smashed clove of garlic, place bread open face on a baking sheet on one side; on the other side put 1 large red onion cut into wedges.  On a second baking sheet, spread 4 cups broccoli florets.  Spray vegetables with cooking spray.  Bake at 400 for 15 minutes, flip bread over and stirring veggies halfway through.

Remove from oven and cut bread into cube 1/2 inch cubes.

In a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat, stirfry “sausage” and add bread, broccoli, and onions, 1/2 cup vegetable broth, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, and 1/2 cup of vegan cheddar cheese (Daiya).        

Put mixture in a cooking spray coated 9-inch casserole dish and top with 1/4 cup nondairy cheese.

Bake  at 350 for about 30 minutes.

8 servings.  Weight Watcher Points Plus value:  5

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Here’s some comfort food directly from Quick Fix Vegetarian by Robin Robertson.  (Click on any of the books inside my recommendations shop, then on the book’s page, click on the book to peek inside and get free recipes.  Most of these books have free recipes, some may not).  This is a family favorite that takes minutes to prepare and one hour to bake.  Now you can go buy a big stalk  of brussels sprouts!

Here you go:

  1. Prepare a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread 1 cup of chopped onions in the dish.
  3. Top with 1 lb baby carrots, 2 cups of halved brussels sprouts, and about 2 cups of halved fingerling potatoes.
  4. Drizzle 1 Tbsp canola oil over vegetables and sprinkle with 1 tsp thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Cover tightly and bake at 400 for 45 minutes.
  6. Uncover, stir the vegetables, and then add 4 servings of seitan cut up into chunks and 1 1/2 cups of prepared vegan gravy mix (like Hain).
  7. Cover and return to the oven for 15 more minutes.

4 hearty servings.  Weight Watchers Plus Points value: 6

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