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…

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…

Almond Pulp Crackers

After making almond milk, I had about 2 cups of pulp leftover, so I began looking for some tasty and healthy recipes to make. I came across some ideas for crackers and I’m pretty pleased with the results. Makes 20-30 small crackers Ingredients:  1 Cup fresh wet almond pulp 1 Tablespoon ground flax meal +…

Homemade Almond Milk + Creamer

This recipe is directly from The Homemade Vegan Pantry book. This was my first attempt making almond milk and it was easier than I thought and has a smooth, slightly nutty flavor. I purchased this nut milk bag and it worked great. Makes 6 cups of almond milk (and 2 cups of leftover pulp) Ingredients:…

Red Lentil Chickpea Stew

For 2018, I’m exploring some hearty high protein meals such as this lentil and chickpea stew. I made this one with curry spices but it could be easily suited for your taste with a variety of options such as thyme and sage or tarragon. Recipe yields approx 10 servings (1 cup each) Ingredients: 2 cups…

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…