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Potato Cheddar Breakfast Bake Enchilada Sauce Zucchini Pasta & Pomodoro Sauce Macaroni Cheese

Potato Cheddar Breakfast Bake by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: no added sugar, gluten-free

Yield: 9 servings

Difficulty: Advanced

Total Time: 1 Hour 31 Minutes


 

Ingredients

  • 3 (519 g) medium russet potatoes, cubed into 1 1/2-inch (4 cm) chunks
  • 2 cups (480 ml) egg substitute or 8 eggs
  • 2 cups (480 ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces (227 g) cheddar cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup (40 g) chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups (210 g) diced ham

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9-inch x 9-inch (23 cm x 23 cm) baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place potatoes into the Vitamix container and fill to the 6 cup (1.4 l) level.
  3. Add water to the 8 cup (1.9 l) level and secure lid.
  4. Select Variable 5 or 6. (Slower speed produces a coarser chop.)
  5. Turn on for about 10 seconds, using the tamper if necessary.
  6. Drain well, reserve.
  7. Place egg substitute, milk, salt, and cheese into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 1.
  9. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  10. Blend for 20 seconds.
  11. Reduce speed to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug.
  12. Add peppers, onion, potatoes, and ham through the lid-plug opening.
  13. Blend for 10-15 seconds.
  14. Pour into prepared pan.
  15. Bake covered with aluminum foil for 40-45 minutes.
  16. Uncover and bake another 30-35 minutes until firm and lightly browned.

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Enchilada Sauce by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: low fat, low cholesterol, no added sugar

Yield: 5 c (1.2 l)

Difficulty: Easy

Total Time: 15 Minutes

 

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups (960 ml) chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) red wine vinegar
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup (40 g) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 6-7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.

This recipe can be reduced by half and made in smaller containers.

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Zucchini Pasta with Pomodoro Sauce by Chef Cherie Soria

Dietary Interest: raw foods, gluten-free, low cholesterol, low fat, no added sugar, vegan, vegetarian

Yield: 3 servings

Difficulty: Intermediate

Total Time: 30 Minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 6 (1.2 kg) zucchini, about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 3 (370 g) Roma tomatoes, 13 ounces, seeded and chopped, divided use
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) sun-dried tomato powder
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced, fresh oregano
  • 1 (3 g) garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne

Directions

  1. Transform the zucchini into noodles using a spiral slicer.
  2. Place 1 ½ Roma tomatoes and rest of ingredients into the Vitamix container and secure lid.
  3. Select Variable 8.
  4. Slowly turn machine on and off, scraping down sides of container between pulses, until a paste is formed.
  5. Remove lid, add remaining tomatoes, and secure lid.
  6. Select Variable 5.
  7. Slowly turn machine on and off 1 to3 times until a chunky texture is achieved.
  8. Allow the sauce to sit for 10 minutes to thicken before you serve it.
  9. Serve the Zucchini pasta on individual plates with a generous scoop of Pomodoro Sauce on top.
  10. Stored in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator, leftover Pomdoro sauce will keep for up to 3 days.

Sun-Dried tomatoes must be very dry in order to turn them into powder. Moist or even slightly moist tomatoes will not work. Using the Dry Grains container, process the dried tomatoes and grind them to a find powder. Pomodoro sauce is a fresh tomato sauce that is chunkier than the typically thick, rich marinara that simmered all day on Grandma’s stove. We suggest putting it over spiralized zucchini, but any kind of squash or root vegetables will do. Turnips, rainbow beets, celery root, or rutabaga all make great angel hair pasta for pomodoro.

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Macaroni with Cheese Sauce by Vitamix

Dietary Interest: vegetarian, low cholesterol, no added sugar

Yield: 6 c (1.4 l)

Difficulty: Advanced

Total Time: 1 Hour

 

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (210 g) elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) plus 1 teaspoon light butter spread, divided use
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups (320 ml) skim milk
  • 1 cup (115 g) cubed American cheese or yellow cheese
  • Crumb Topping 2: slices bread, white or wheat
  • dash black pepper
  • dash garlic powder
  • dash oregano
  • dash dried minced onion
  • dash cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Drain.
  3. Spray an 8-inch x 8-inch (20 cm X 20 cm) baking dish with vegetable cooking spray then add macaroni to dish.
  4. Place butter, flour, salt, and milk into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  5. Select Variable 1.
  6. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  7. Blend for 3-4 minutes or until heavy steam escapes through the lid opening. As mixture thickens, it will not splash as much.
  8. Remove the lid plug and add cheese through the lid opening.
  9. Blend for 1 minute.
  10. Pour over macaroni and mix thoroughly.
  11. Cover macaroni with bread crumb mixture and bake until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.
  12. To make crumb topping, toast 2 pieces of bread and squeeze each piece into a ball.
  13. Select Variable 1.
  14. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 4.
  15. Remove the lid plug.
  16. Drop each bread ball through the lid plug opening.
  17. Blend until you have crumbs. Add seasonings to the crumbs.

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