Valentines Day has welcomed a new tradition in our family.
For the past two years Josh and I have spent this holiday of LOVE with our siblings.
I think it is the perfect way to celebrate some of the most important people in our lives.
Last night I made dinner and was inspired by a blog that I follow.
It turned out to be a very tasty evening!!
Tomato "sausage" Stew
28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
3 cups veggie broth ( I used low sodium and an extra cup )
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
1 bunch kale
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
3/4 cup frozen peas
2 bay leaves
1 heaping Tbsp chili powder
salt & pepper to taste
3 pinches cayenne pepper
3 Tofurky Italian Sausage links sliced into 1/4 in slices
fresh parsley to garnish
* organic when possible *
-place tomatoes and 1 cup veggie broth in blender until smooth
-put mixture into large pot with the rest of the veg stock and bring to a boil
-add in spices, bay leaves, frozen peas, and reduce to simmer
-simmer for about 5 mins until frozen peas are soft
-add remaining ingredients
-add more spices, salt, pepper, to taste
-simmer on low until ready to serve at least 15 mins
-top with fresh parsley when ready to serve
The easy way to clean and cut kale....
de-stem by peeling off each side a little and sliding your fingers down the stem to remove the leaf
( juice the stems! )
fold the leaf in half and roll
thinly slice to chiffonade
serve with a salad
and of course a crazy decadent dessert plate!!