Chez Marie Review and a Zucchini Stew Recipe Too!

homestyleChez Marie is a natural food company based in Wilsonville, Oregon that specializes in truly tasty vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy free, corn-free, preservative-free and GMO-free products. The company was founded by Marie after her recipe for veggie patties became popular with friends and family! Taking pride to use simple ingredients, Chez Marie’s labels “read like a recipe.” You won’t find any ingredients that you don’t recognize in them.

Chez Marie has some great Veggie Patties. They have 5 flavors available:

  • Marie’s Homestyle – The “original”
  • Spicy Bean –Zesty with a hint of jalapeno
  • WOW Mushroom –Packed with Portobello’s
  • Wholesome Harvest – A veggie explosion
  • Hearty Hemp Seed (new) – The “good seed” (hemp and flax, that is)

Now, yes you can make yourself a great burger with these.  However, I like to mix it up a bit and offer you a fun recipe you can also make with the Chez Marie Veggie Patty!

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Zucchini Stew
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 4 Chez Marie Wow Mushroom Veggie Patties
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, combine zucchini and onion. Cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, sauce, and rice. Reduce heat and simmer.
  3. In a large skillet, crumble and cook the veggie patties over medium heat until brown.
  4. Stir into soup, adding more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic and simmer 20 minutes more, until rice is tender.

Quick and Easy Dinner With @Success_Rice and a Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe Too! #SuccessRice #ad


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Success® Rice.

Have you used Success Rice before? Did you know that Success Rice is the original no mess, no measure boil-in-bag rice that cookis perfectly every time? It is ready in less than 10 minutes, and you really can’t mess it up. Seriously. The rice can site for up to 30 minutes before being served. For me, Wednesdays are killer. Madison has piano lessons in the afternoon, so it makes it incredible difficult for dinner. I am always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas to make. During the school year, I am usually trying to cook while helping with dinner, so foolproof is definitely needed!

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You can easily make it either on your stovetop or your microwave. You also can serve it as a side or use Success Rice as part of your meal.  It was so easy to make!

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Here’s my Tomato Vegetable soup recipe that was super good:

Tomato Vegetable Soup Recipe
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ tsp dried basil leaves
  • 2 cans (14 oz.) sliced stewed tomatoes with bell peppers, celery, and onions
  • ½ cup spinach
  • ½ cup carrots, sliced
Instructions
  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
  2. Combine tomato paste, sugar, and seasonings in a Dutch oven. Add all remaining ingredients except rice and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in rice; heat thoroughly, stirring occasionally.

Dinner is served:

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#LoveEveryMinute Using @Minute_Rice For Dinner

If you read my personal blog, you will know that I have lost almost 80 lbs over the last year (go me!).  I have made drastic changes in our diet here at my house.  One of those changes are making much healthier dinners!  However, with two kids in different activities, dinner time can be hectic here.  I personally love easy quick meals that don’t take a lot of time or a lot of work.  Last nights dinner is no exception.

One of the easiest things you can add to your meal (and if you read this blog regularly, you will know that we eat rice as a side all the time!) is rice.  It is so easy to make and Minute Rice makes it so you can’t screw it up.  Minute Rice’s White Rice takes all of 5 minutes to make whereas the brown rice takes 10 minutes.

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I went with the brown rice last night for dinner, because it has less calories. My kids can’t tell the difference between white rice and brown rice, so I luck out and can serve them either! Our dinner last night consisted of a steamed chicken breast (with a Tuscan Farmhouse Blend with Sea Salt rub), rice, and green beans.

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This healthy dinner is something we try and do once a week. My kids finish their plates, and it literally takes less than 30 minutes! The longest part of this dinner is cooking the chicken. If I used my Foreman Grill, the chicken breast would be done in about 8 minutes. If I use my steamer, then we are looking at 20 – 30 minutes.

Minute® Rice is so quick and easy to prepare and is great pantry staple. When meal time seems like a hassle, Minute® Rice is a go-to ingredient your whole family will love and allows you to have more quality time doing what your want with your loved ones.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or veggies from a meal earlier in the week? Minute® Rice can easily be paired with some of your leftover ingredients to make a quick, easy and wholesome meal your whole family will love in just a matter of minutes.

Visit http://www.minuterice.com/ to create a great main meal or side dish for your next family get-together or potluck.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Rice.