Lunchtime Salads

Spruce up lunch with these delicious salads + dressingsReplicating the rainbow salad from our local raw food cafe…dressing is a blend of water, pre-soaked cashews and balsamic vinegar. Salad has mixed greens, kale, tender greens, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, beets, cabbage mix, and sunflower seedsSweet & creamy strawberry-cashew salad dressing is a blend of cashews…

Plant-Powered Fuel

Loaded with healthy fats, protein and carbs, these recipes are a great way to fuel any exercise activity Quick & Easy 🚴‍♀️Bike🚵 Bars 3/4 C oats 3/4 C raw almonds 1/2 C hemp seed 2 C or 12 pitted dates (or a mix of dates + raisins or other dried fruit) 2 T maple syrup…

Healthy Low-Sugar Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies from The Minimalist BakerI used the blueberry muffins breakfast cookie recipe and subbed chocolate chips for blueberries + made my own applesauce (simply baked 🍎🍎’s with cinnamon leaving skins on at 350F for about an hour or so). Baked 🍪🍪’s for 30 minutes. Husband gave these a 👍:-)My ingredients: Ground oats + raw almonds (coffee grinder works great…

6 easy ways to use garbanzo flour

Making pizza crust, an omelette or snack bread with garbanzo flour (which is just ground chickpeas) may sound time-consuming but all are actually quite effortless. Simply stir equal parts garbanzo flour (aka, chickpea flour) with water (or non-dairy milk) to create a thick creamy pancake-like batter. Mix the batter the night before or in the morning,…

Making pizza dough in a cold house at high  elevation

We live at 3500′ elevation and our home is around 60F so getting yeast to proof and dough to rise was a bit tricky as both apparently need warm environments to thrive. On proofing yeast: I tried to proof active yeast in warm water on the stove after heating it up but have since discarded…

5 fun ways to use quinoa 

Quinoa Pizza Bites These pizza bites are great for any occasion– as an afternoon snack, tucked in a lunchbox, or brought to a potluck. Serve with cheese sauce, vegan ranch, or tahini dressing.  In a lunchbox……serve over raw kale or next to kale chips with extra veggies like carrots and celery, along with a mix of pitted…

Quick & Easy Soups

Mushroom White Bean Miso Soup with Wild Rice & Ciabatta BreadTips: Cook wild rice in a vegetable broth-water combination for added flavor. Sub out croutons for bread for added crunch. Oh She Glows Every Day cookbook (may be available at the library) has a recipe for easy garlicky croutons. For the soup: Sauté 1/4 sweet…

Vegan Cheese Sauce Lunch Boxes 

Main ingredients for a vegan cheese sauce can include carrots and cashew nuts or potatoes but butternut squash or sweet potatoes also lend a cheesy color and sweet flavor. Nutritional yeast flakes (a non-active yeast containing B12; aka, “nooch”) is the other ingredient usually added for a cheesy flavor.  Nachos Lunch BoxIdeas for the Nacho…

Breakfast!

3-Ingredient Pancake RecipeA simple blend of oats, banana and nondairy milk makes for a hearty nutritious breakfast pancake. Blend in a blender 1 cup oats, 1 cup soy or almond milk, and 1 large overripe banana. Add a splash of water if the batter gets too thick. If not using a non-stick skillet melt a…

Vegan Breakfasts

🍜Comforting Breakfast Ideas…🍌1) Creamy cauliflower porridge…2-3 chopped cauliflower heads + about 4-6 cups salted water brought to boil then simmer 40 minutes. Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth & creamy. Top with cinnamon + 🍌🍌🍌.2) 🍞A homemade whole wheat, oat & flax quick bread with vegan butter & homemade cranberry-apple-date jam🍎…For the sauce/jam:…

Vegan Meal Prep for the New Year

A Colorful Winter Bowl DeconstructedRoasted butternut squash cubes, wild rice, sautéed kale & garlic, baked tempeh, cranberry-date-apple sauce & a roasted garlic walnut dressing taste great together served in a bowl or on a plate. The details: Soak dates for the sauce 4 hours to overnight. Roast butternut squash cubes on a sheet-lined tray at 400F…