Homemade Cashew Yogurt

Yogurt has been the one non-vegan food that I have missed. Plain, tangy, thick, creamy vegan yogurt has been hard to come by. Many have sugars added, thickeners, unnecessary ingredients and come in endless plastic containers. I decided to attempt my own yogurt after reading a few recipes and I’m super happy with the results…

Quinoa, Kale + Sweet Potato Patties

This recipe has become a fast favorite. I often make quinoa bowls with the same ingredients and this is a tasty take on some favorite flavors. Recipe inspired by Oh She Glows. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill 2 tablespoons ground flax  + 6 tablespoons water 1-1 1/2 cups finely chopped…

Rhubarb + Berry Crumble Bars

Inspired from the recipe author Minimalist Baker, I make some slight tweaks to this recipe and to make it my own. I definitely encourage you to check out the original recipe (and all of her amazing recipes + new cookbook!) Ingredients CRUST 1 cup gluten free rolled oats 1 cup raw almonds OR almond meal,…

Blueberry + Lemon Zest Muffins

I’ve only made some teeny changes to this magical muffin recipe by My Darling Vegan for my own preferences for a slightly less sweet treat. Definitely check her site for more amazing recipes! One recipe makes 12 muffins. I doubled this recipe and filled the tins to the top for big fat bakery style muffins. Ingredients 1…

KK Weiler’s Homemade Coconut Yogurt

This recipe come’s direct from the blog of Kate Weiler Sports Nutritionist. Kate shared with recipe on Twitter and I finally got around to making it. It was a fantastic addition to breakfast, as most non-dairy yogurts are full of gums, and thickeners and odd extras that I refrain from them. But yogurt is one…

Vanilla Cashew Cream

I was relieved to find out that cashews were no longer on my “potentially allergic to” list after some testing this year. As a vegan, that means cashew creams and cheeses and actually snacky cashews are all available! The cashew is a pretty versatile food and I’ve been blending up with tasty cream  as a…

Spicy Cacao-Cayenne Winter Smoothie

This is a variation on the Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie with raw cacao and warming spices. Ingredients: 2 cups non dairy milk 1 TBSP raw or sprouted sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 TBSP ground flax meal 1/2 TBSP chia seeds 1-2 dates 1 banana 1 TBSP raw cacao powder 1/2 tsp…

Coconut-Banana-Sunflower Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 cups non dairy milk 1 TBSP sunflower seed butter 1/2 TBSP chia seeds 1/2 TBSP ground flax meal 1 TBSP unsweetened shredded coconut 1-2 dates (optional) 1 banana 1 tsp vanilla 6 ice cubes Blend until smooth and creamy. SPICE it up: 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 inch chunk of ginger

Lemon Chia Fresca

This week’s recipe of the week uses chia seeds for a refreshing and healthful drink and a perfect holiday mocktail! Thousands of years ago, chia seed was a staple in the diets of ancient Mayans and Aztecs. The word chia is derived from the Mayan language, meaning “strength,” and Aztec warriors relied on chia seed…

Savory Amaranth Fritters

This season I’m working on a recipe series using Bob’s Red Mill Grains of Discovery.  You can watch the video of Bob taking you around the World to take a peek at 9 of the most ancient grains. Each bag of Amaranth, Chia, Quinoa, Teff, Sorghum, Millet, Kamut and Farro has the history of the…

Savory Spinach + Onion Scones

I was inspired to make some scones after finally finding a vegan savory scone at Fiore’s Bakery in JP. I can usually only find sweet vegan baked goods and was thrilled to try out my own version at home. This recipe is inspired by one I found in Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I’ve…

GFV Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin-Pumpkinseed Muffins

This is my tweaked version of my friend Jess’s super simple on the fly oatmeal muffins. This version comes out like soft oatmeal raisin cookies in a muffin form. You can also bake them in classic cookie form on a baking sheet. And they’re flour-less! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup rolled oats. I used Bob’s Red…