Homemade Tortillas

This recipe is a play on my Homemade Flatbread recipe. It’s a mix of flour and corn to make a supple wrap with a lot of flavor. Ingredients: 1 cups all purpose flour 1 cup Masa Harina flour or fine cornmeal 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2-1tsp. salt 2 tsp. vegetable oil 3/4 cup warm…

Carrot Halwa / Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot halwa is a carrot-based sweet dessert pudding from India. It is made by placing grated carrots in a pot with milk, sugar, ghee, cardamom, cashews and cooking into a pudding. It’s basically caramelized carrots for dessert. The traditional recipe uses dairy milk, condensed milk and ghee (clarified butter) and sometimes an Indian cheese, but…

Socca (chickpea flour pancakes)

These are a delicious savory substitute for tofu omelets or eaten as a side dish with stews and soups, a light snack or a wrap. Ingredients: 1 1/5 cups chickpea flour 1/2-1 cup water 1 tsp olive oil (or your preferred oil) *optional 1 tsp of your favorite spice blend 1 TBSP fresh herbs such…

Garlicky Kale

This is a go-to green in our house for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Goes with anything savory. Enjoy! Ingredients: large bunch of fresh kale or chard, chopped 1-2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed pinch crushed red pepper 1/4 tsp cumin (optional) juice from 1 lime (optional) 1/8-1/4 tsp salt 1 tsp olive oil (optional) use…

15 minute rustic pasta

  This is a quick and easy pasta that can me made with a pasta machine if you have one or a rolling pin and knife. Another recipe from “Homemade Vegan Pantry.” Ingredients:  2 cups semolina flour 1 cup all purpose flour OR whole wheat bread flour (not pastry flour) 1 cup hot water Directions: …

Italian Neatballs

  This recipe is inspired from the book “Homemade Vegan Pantry” which I highly recommend! This is a gluten and soy free recipe, can be made into a meatloaf or burgers too. These are amazing and can be frozen for later. Ingredients:  1 onion, finely chopped 1 tsp oil for sautéing (optional) 8oz mushrooms, finely…

Cashew Milk

Cashew milk is one of the easiest nut milks to make as it does not require excess labor straining the finished product. Ingredients: 4 cups of water 1/2 to 2/3 cup cashews Place the water and 1/2 cup of cashews in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a creamier milk,…

Raw Chocolate Protein Tofu Pudding

Makes 4 servings A tasty treat rich in protein sure to satisfy a chocolate craving. Perfect post workout recovery smoothie alternative too! 1 package of silken tofu 2 TBSP maple syrup 2 scoops Bob’s Red Mill Chocolate Protein Power Nutritional Booster 4 TBSP cacao powder   Blend in food processor until smooth and creamy. Divide…

The Creamiest Casserole Sauce

Inspired by a vegan alfredo meets a vegan mac and cheese recipe, this is now my go-to for pasta casseroles (many of my friends have had this at parties or gatherings) and for fresh veggie casserole bakes. You can add more spice, garlic or nutritional yeast to taste to boost up this smooth and simple…

Protein Reset Smoothie

Inspired by a favorite at the local smoothie shop, I’ve taken to making this at home. The raw sprouted brown rice protein from Organic Living Superfoods is especially digestible, low fiber, unsweetened and unflavored and packed with protein. This is a game changer! Ingredients:  one frozen banana 8 oz homemade or store bought unsweetened almond…