Curried Carrot Dip

Thanks to a friend Lo for bringing this dip to a summer bbq, it’s been my go-to dip or quick side dish since then! Original recipe posted in Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (a must have vegan cookbook) Ingredients: 1 pound carrots, washed and cut into small chunks 1/4 cup unsalted raw or roasted sunflower…

Creamy Cashew + Turmeric Ginger Chai Spiced Smoothie

This is quickly becoming a winter favorite smoothie for its creamy texture and calorie dense meal quality. Also perfect after a workout. Ingredients makes 2 servings, or one big enough for a meal replacement. 2 cups almond milk, coconut water (or favorite non dairy milk) One banana 1/4-1/2 Cup raw cashews (depending on preferred creaminess)…

Lemon Tahini Dressing

This is my winter go-to dressing on piles of steamed veggies. A little fat, a little citrus zing, perfect. Ingredients juice from 2 fresh lemons 1/4 cup water 1 TBSP Braggs aminos or tamari 1TBSP rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar 1/4-1/2 cup tahini 1/8-1/4 cup olive oil Mix all ingredients in a bowl with…

LPB’s Candied Grapefruit Peel

I just made this fantastic recipe for homemade holiday gifts! LPB gave me this recipe and it came out great. It took some time but the work was minimal. I recommend coating all the pieces in some sugar when done, otherwise they seem very sticky and hard to package. 4 grapefruits 4 cups sugar (or…

Raw Vegan Caesar Salad

This is my new favorite Spring food obsession! Serve with crispy chickpeas or tofu to make a light meal of this tasty salad.    Ingredients: 1-2 heads of romaine lettuce, washed and sliced into 1” ribbons (OR 1 head romaine and 1 bunch of kale, washed and sliced into 1” ribbons) fresh lemon juice from 2-4…

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

Homemade flour tortillas

Homemade flour tortillas: Ingredients: 2 cups of white flour *GF substitute GF all purpose flour with 1 tsp xanthum gum But I will warn that I never really like the way they come out GF. Going to try different flours next! 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 2 tsp. vegetable oil 3/4 cup warm water…

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…

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…