Spicy Vegan Cajun Rice

Spicy Vegan Cajun Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pepper-and-onion blend
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¾ cup rice
  • 1 ½ tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup cooked black-eyed peas

Preparation

1. Pulse frozen pepper-and-onion blend in food processor until chopped.

2. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped frozen vegetables, and sauté 5 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated. Stir in rice and Cajun seasoning. Pour in 2 cups water, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer for 12 minutes, or until all of liquid has been absorbed. Stir in black-eyed peas, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Let stand, covered, 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe from Vegetarian Times

Healthy Foods For Braces

Braces may be a rite of passage into adolescence, but it isn’t necessarily one without bumps or complications. A sore mouth coupled with a long list of foods that the orthodontist says are off limits can equal a whole lot of frustration. As a parent, it’s a good idea to have a list of your own, one that identifies the soft, healthy foods your teen can enjoy.

Having braces put on can lead to a sore mouth and a sore mouth makes eating difficult. A hungry teen in pain can be challenging for the best of us. Fortunately, it does get better, and it usually gets better fast. You may, however, need to add a list of soft and non-sticky foods to your bag of tricks when the orthodontist tightens the braces, which often causes a new round of discomfort.

Of all the foods that many teens miss when invisalign is in place, high among them tends to be popcorn, pasta and (of course) many types of candy. Additionally, many think that orthodontia suddenly means the end of anything flavorful. Don’t let them throw too big of a pity party on that account, however. After all, there are many tasty and healthy snacks and meals for even the most picky of palettes.

For those of us with kids who seem to grimace after a mere hint of flavor, smoothies are often a hit. No chewing is needed and the cold temperature offers a bit of respite from the pain. You may want to stock up with your teen’s favorite smoothie ingredients ahead of time. Things like bananas and juice are pretty standard. On the other hand, if you’re fortunate enough to have a more adventurous palette to feed, try this tasty, flavorful spicy vegan Cajun rice.

How to Schedule an Appointment

At King Orthodontics in Ohio, patients can request recipes that are designed to maintain the health of their teeth and gums while they are wearing Invisalign aligners. We have offices located in:

• Fairborn
• Centerville

Our patients receive a state-of-the-art examination with three-dimensional imaging equipment to determine the best type of orthodontic treatments to repair misaligned teeth. You can schedule an appointment with an orthodontist by calling us at 937-433-0830. We have two knowledgeable orthodontists available, including:

• Dr. Jack King
• Dr. Sam King

We offer a complimentary consultation after an examination to discuss you or your child’s orthodontic requirements.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Spicy Vegan Cajun Rice

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