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Hawaiian Haystacks

Hawaiian Haystacks the Healthy way
Hawaiian Haystacks are a great way to use up that leftover pineapple and carrots from making carrot cake or that cabbage that still looks good but you know it's shouldn't stay in the fridge for much longer.

I hate having food go to waste so I love recipes like this that I can look into my fridge and use up what needs using. Even things you wouldn't think of putting on these are still yummy. Like leftover corn from taco salads or celery from that stir fry. I have even put summer squash, artichoke hearts, and jicama on it.

A easy and tasty way to eat your very healthy veggies!

use up extra produce with Hawaiian Haystacks

Hawaiian Haystacks
Cooked Brown Rice
Gravy and/or Oriental sauce of choice I like this brand we used their Sweet and Tangy sauce but you can go according to your tastes
(Gravy Recipe Below)
Favorite raw chopped veggies of choice we use Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bell Peppers, Onion, Pineapple,  Carrots, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Asparagus (I did steam this but have had it raw too good both ways) Mushrooms, Cabbage, etc. Pretty much what ever sounds good to you!
Dry Roasted and Salted Cashews
Unsweetened dried Coconut (optional)
On a plate take a spoonful of the cooked brown rice and then pile on the veggies and cashews. Top with sauce! It's super easy and healthy dinner because most of it is raw!

Simple Basic Gravy
2 cups rice milk
1 level Tablespoon Vegetable Broth Powder
2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
Salt, pepper or other seasonings to taste (optional)
Take 1 1/2 cups of the rice milk and put in a sauce pan mixing in bullion. Bring to a simmer. In a small bowl stir the last 1/2 cup of rice milk with flour. Slowly add while stirring to simmering mixture. Stir until thickened use warm!


Cassie said...

This sounds so good Tammie. I finally watched Food Inc. Wow, that was gross....I never
want to eat meat again after seeing that! I didn't eat it very often anyway but I love hawaiian haystacks but didn't know how to do it with out chicken. Thanks, maybe I will make it tonight.

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

I made Hawaiian haystacks for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Check it out here.



Pam said...

Your dish looks really good and I love all the colors.


The Kramer Family said...

I tried making my own recipe the other night of this and it turned out so yucky! I am so excited to try this one though! Would it be ok to use skim milk for the gravy instead of rice milk?

Tammie said...

Tori: You could your skim milk but just know that I don't recommend it! Not that it wouldn't work and taste fine but I don't recommend it for health reasons. Look around my blog and you will see my thoughts on dairy. If you do use dairy skim is not my first choice first would probably be whole raw grass fed goats milk. ;)

Anonymous said...

Not sure how a boullion cube counts as healthy, but hey whatever...

Tammie said...

Anonymous: Ohhhhh yeah wait just a minute. Look more closely at the recipe. I have linked a homemade vegetable broth powder (bullion) recipe that I use. I NEVER EVER EVER use store bought bullion cubes because you are absolutely right they don't count as healthy. ;)

Amanda said...

My goodness, do these look mouthwatering! I am a HUGE pineapple fan, and am always on the lookout for recipes with pineapple in them!