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…

5-Ingredient Grain Free Chickpea Blondies

I came across this recipe recently and realized that I’ve never made a sweet out of chickpeas! You can use canned or fresh cooked beans for this recipe. Preheat oven to 350º Prepare a brownie style pan for baking Ingredients 1 can or 2 cups cooked, drained and rinsed no-salt chickpeas 1/2 cup almond butter…

Buckwheat Pancake and Waffle mix

This recipe is directly from the book The Homemade Vegan Pantry. It’s an amazing book of staples, basics and delicious recipes. Makes a surprisingly light, fluffy waffle and pancake with a nice earthy flavor. Ingredients 2 cups buckwheat flour 4 cups oat flour (can be made by grinding raw oats in a blender until a…

Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I’ve been curious about cauliflower pizza crust and found a few recipes to work with and tweak to make my own. Here is my take on a very tasty, easy to make alternative to classic pizza dough. This recipe takes approx 1-1.5 hours to prep and cook. Makes 2 servings Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower,…

Gluten Free Banana Bread

Inspired by the recipe from Minimalist Baker, I made a few small tweaks for personal preference to create the most perfect banana bread recipe. makes 12 slices Ingredients 3 medium ripe bananas 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 flax eggs (2 TBSP flax meal + 6 TBSP water) 2 Tbsp canola or melted coconut oil  *(optional)…

Almond Pulp Chocolate Chip Bars

Each time I make almond milk, I try a new baked good or snack with the leftover pulp. This recipe makes a tasty, slightly sweet treat. Makes up to 24 small bars. INGREDIENTS:  2 Cups almond pulp 1/4 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut 1/2 Cup chopped dates or date crumbles 1 banana, mashed 2 Tablespoons flax…

Chickpeas in Cheezy Sauce

I adapted this very simple recipe from the Engine 2 recipe. It’s an easy, protein rich addition to steamed veggies and grains or pasta for a well balanced meal. Makes 2 servings (1 cup each) or 4 1/2 cup servings Ingredients 1 15oz can of low or no salt chickpeas/garbanzo beans (do not drain and…

Bean + Rice Burgers

I really love a good veggie burger, but I don’t always love what they are filled with. After making quinoa kale, sweet potato cakes a few times and loving the recipe,  I decided to modify that recipe into a bean and rice burger. Makes 12 burgers Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked wild and brown rice (or brown…

3 Ingredient Almond Pulp Macaroons

After a quick search of what to make with leftover almond pulp, I settled on modifying a few recipes to make an oil-free semi-sweet treat with only 3 ingredients. The results are simple, slightly sweet and easy to make! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Makes 14-16 macaroons Ingredients:  1 Cup fresh wet almond pulp 1/2…