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Why have a jar of Gumbo at the ready in your pantry?
Because whether you need a quick mid-week meal or something special for an improptu weekend get together; in just the time it takes to cook the rice, a mouth-watering dinner can be on your table.
A one quart jar with chicken, sausage, and shrimp served over rice can feed 6-8 people. With salad and baguette your meal is ready!
What else to add to your French Quarter dinner? Zydeco, friends, and a glass of wine!
Directions: Saute meat in pot. Add contents of jar. Simmer, stirring often, putting seafood in last. Serve over rice.
Tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery, okra, water, parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, wheat flour, canola oil, vinegar, molasses, anchovies, cloves, tamarind extract, chili pepper extract, salt, pepper, spices, file*, citric acid. Contains wheat & fish (anchovies).
*File: dried leaves of sassafras tree
Looking for a quick and healthy dinner that your kids will love and your baby sitter can prepare?
Well you've found it! Our Brunswick Stew is loaded with freshly cooked corn, baby lima beans, potatoes and tomatoes in a yummy sauce that is palate pleasing to all ages.
Directions: Pour contents of jar into cooking pot, adding 1/2 jar of stock, tomato juice or water and meat substitutes or cooked meats- chicken, pork, ground beef, or game. Simmer stirring often. Serve over cooked rice if desired. Season to taste and enjoy.
Potatoes, tomatoes, onions, water, lima beans, corn, vinegar, anchovies, cloves, tamarind extract, chili pepper extract, lemon juice, canola oil, salt, pepper, spices, butter, citric acid.
Contains fish, soy, dairy.
Want to know why Massaman Curry ranks as one of the most popular dishes in the world?
Try ours and you'll find out. With fresh vegetables and exotic spices cooked in creamy coconut milk, Massaman Curry is easy to love. Thick, rich, and delicious, when you're in the mood for a bowl of Thai comfort, you will find this truly satisfying.
Directions: Pour contents of jar into pot. Add your choice of cooked meat, meat substitutes, or vegetables. Serve with rice and garnish with cilantro if desired.
Vegetable Kingdom’s Massaman Curry:
Potato, carrot, onion, water, ginger, coconut milk, garlic, lime, sugar, fish sauce, coconut oil, tamarind, celery, lemongrass, cilantro, spices.
Contains fish, soy.
Looking for something new for dinner? Try our Creole sauce. It’s one of the best ways to serve up a hearty and satisfying meal, full of the vibrancy and vitamin C that make tomatoes a perennial favorite flavor. A good tomato sauce has countless uses. Try some of the ones below.
Creole sauce typically used with shrimp over rice, may also be prepared with chicken, sausage and red beans, or with vegetables alone. This amazing vegetable soup will give you so many homemade soup ideas. You can also use it when cooking homemade vegetable soup and stews. Vegetarian. There are so many ways to use our creole sauce!
Here are a few to try:
•easy to make chicken tomato soup, add rice and chunk of veggie
add vodka and cream for a special pink penne sauce
• for red beans and rice (see recipe page)
•for a manhattan style chowder add clams and potatoes
•for a delicious pasta sauce add mushrooms, oregano, basil, and thyme; serve over linguini or spaghetti squash with grated parmesan and meatballs if desired
• spread on pizza crust or bruschetta , add toppings of your choice
use as a dip for grilled toast or flatbread
•with eggplant and zucchini as a ratatouille
•enjoy alone as a homemade tomato soup- simply add a pat of butter and a little fresh basil
Tomatoes, onions, peppers, celery, water, parsley, tomato paste, tomato sauce, garlic, thyme, oregano, bay leaves, wheat flour, canola oil, spices, salt.
Originally called Dee's Diamond Dressing (adapted from VK friend, DeeAnn's recipe) this is a classic sharp vinaigrette in the French style. Perfect on any variation of a lettuce and tomato salad, it's especially good on Dee's Salad, find the recipe below.
It is also an excellent chicken and seafood marinade.
Vinegar, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mustard, Canola Oil, Water, Garlic, Salt, Pepper.
Yummy on salads and with much more:
- on steamed vegetables
-wraps and sandwiches
Water, Canola Oil, Olive Oil, Feta Cheese, Lemon, Non-Fat Milk, Egg, Vinegar, Onion, Garlic, Dill, Parsley, Spices.
We are pretty sure you didn't know that tofu could taste this good! Turn your salad into a complete, tummy-filling meal. The protein of tofu combined with the richness of extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs are sure to convince you to change your mind about tofu.
Ingredients: Tofu, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Vinegar, Soy, Water, Garlic, Basil, Xanthan.
We know there’s a huge demand for convenience foods but we don’t think you should have to sacrifice so much in the way of quality and nutrition just to have food you can eat in a hurry.
Everyone in the family likes what you serve when you add your desired protein to the contents of a VK jar. Because eating well is living well. No one has the time or the inclination for making a home cooked meal every day; but the days that you don’t are the days you need that comfort the most—and that is why we do what we do by making main dish favorites accessible for everyone. When you open a jar there is grandmotherly love waiting to hop into your bowl. We do that on purpose!
We all have memories and feelings associated with what we eat, how it was prepared and enjoyed.
Because eating well is living well.
1 - 32 oz jar of VK Creole Sauce
1 cup onion
1 cup celery
1 cup green pepper
1/4 cup garlic
1lb sausage cut up
2 cans of red beans
2 T parsley
2 bay leaves
In a large soup pot, saute 1 cup each onions, celery, and green pepper, plus 1/4 cup garlic in 2-3 T olive oil.
Add 1 lb sausage cut up.
Add jar of VK Creole sauce, 2 cans of red beans, 2 T parsley, and 2 bay leaves.
Cook until flavors blend, stirring. Serve over rice and garnish with parsley.
1 32 oz jar Massaman Curry
1 package hard Tofu.
1 peeled sweet potato
1/4 cup peanut oil
Cut sweet potato into thin strips. Place on an oiled baking pan and place into a 350 degree oven. Bake until soft.
While the potato is baking, dry the tofu and cut it into thin rectangular strips.
Place peanut oil in frying pan and heat to frying temperature.
Place tofu strips into the hot oil and cook until golden brown. Remove tofu onto a bed of paper towels to soak off excess oil. Heat Massaman Curry in a sauce pan until hot. Place cooked rice into bowls. Pour Massaman Curry over rice. Add crispy tofu and roasted sweet potato. Serve with a parsley garnish.
Easy one pot meal:
Saute sausage and chicken, pour in Gumbo, add seafood before serving over rice.
Any kind of meat, fowl, or seafood may be added, alone or in combination.
Also delicious with tofu and vegetable protein meat substitutes
Serve with bread and salad for a hearty meal your family will love.
Many more recipes can be found in our Blog at the end of the web site below.
Greens of your choice
Chop equal amounts of roasted beets and apple into similar size pieces.
Mince swiss cheese
Combine beets with Vegetable Kingdom's Mustard Vinaigrette
Add in the apples and cheese
Arrange on greens and sprinkle walnuts over top
Preheat to 250.
Wash and spin or towel dry kale and etc of your choosing.
Place in large mixing bowl.
For each large handful you will need 2-3 t Dee's, depending on absorbency of the leaf. Pour dressing over greens and toss gently. (A glove is good for this.)
Make sure each piece is thinly coated but not soaked. Place on oiled cookie sheet in single layer.
Bake 30 minutes, checking after 20. If you mix types of greens, they will bake at varying times so remove any that become crisp to a rack.
Turn the remaining and bake another 15 min, or until crisp.
Super simple fresh- from- the- garden -salad with assorted lettuce, green onion tops, baby asparagus, carrots, and radishes...YUM!
You got your lettuce, string beans, purple onion and yellow tomato, with croutons and an egg on top!
Our Creole Sauce is cooked with onion, garlic, peppers, herbs and spices so it's the perfect sauce to underpin some of your favorite toppings.
With the protein from tofu and the richness from the extra virgin olive oil, you will feel satisfied and happy from your main dish salad.
Grab a large salad bowl. Tear one head of washed romaine into bite-sized pieces. Add Feta Dressing and gently toss. Add croutons and shredded parmesan. Dig in!
Leeks, the royalty of the onion family are delicious in a salad or as a side dish. Steam well-cleaned leeks in steamer basket until just tender. Drain and add dressing. Mix and serve.
Roast or boil cleaned beets until tender. Peel and slice. Add to apples. Toss with dressing. Add walnuts and enjoy.
Separate beets and tops. Cook and peel beets. Wash tops thoroughly. Cook barley according to package direction, then spread on sheet pan and toast in 350 oven. Pass the Feta Dressing.
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