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,…

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…

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. Makes approx 12 small cakes. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill 2 tablespoons ground flax  + 6 tablespoons water…

chickpea chick’n/tuna salad

Chickpeas can make a great replacement for chicken or tuna in this easy cold salad. I can’t get enough of this as a topping for a green salad or a side or main dish for meals. Also makes a great sandwich filling. Makes approx five 1/3cup servings Ingredients: 1 15oz can of salt-free chickpeas (1…

Farrotto

This week’s Bob’s Red Mill Grain of Discovery is FARRO! Farro was a mainstay of the daily diet in ancient Rome. Some say farro is the original ancestor of all other wheat species—“the mother of all wheat.” In ancient Rome, farro was a staple food that provided the main source of nourishment for the Roman…

Herb Crusted Tempeh

This recipe was originally used for cornmeal crusted mushroom but has since become a favorite using tempeh or tofu. Perfect alone with vegan tartar sauce or over steamed veggies and grains. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cornmeal 1/2 cup brown rice flour (Bob’s Red Mill is fantastic) 1/4 cup black sesame seeds 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne…

Quinoa+Steamed Veggies with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Fresh homemade sauces are a great way to season and spice up simple, clean meals. try this lemony sauce as a topping on your meals, dipping sauce for raw veggies or as a salad dressing. Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 cup quinoa (or rice) 1 bunch kale, chopped or ripped into bite size pieces 1…

Gnocchi with Sage Butter and Squash

This is a hearty dish to warm your insides with creamy, delicious, winter flavors. I have not yet made my own gnocchi but I’ve been getting some fresh at the local markets. There are also several GF varieties available now. Ingredients: 1 package fresh gnocchi 1 small butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and diced into small…

Thanksgiving Tofu + Stuffing Towers

This recipe was partly inspired by a recipe I saw floating about on Twitter and partly my own favorite Thanksgiving flavors. You’ll need a few special tools for this one, but it’s quite easy to assemble once all of the ingredients are made. You will need a large biscuit cutter or circle cookie cutter. Ingredients:…

Curried Lentil and Rice Soup

While we staying the the Czech Republic for the recent cyclo-cross World Cups, I was cooking most of the evening meals and was happy to have brought a small selection of my favorite spices. One of the most versatile dishes that week was lentil and rice soup with Penzey’s Sweet Curry spice. Ingredients: 1 Cup…