Two-Minute Banana Oat Bread & an Easy Chia Seed Jam 

The microwave can be a great tool for reducing time in the kitchen and producing quality recipes. For stovetop or oven directions, click on the original recipe links mentioned below or make my banana oat flax loaf that follows. 2-Minute Banana Oat BreadI modified the 2-minute english muffin recipe from The Big Man’s World to…

Sweet & Savory Vegan Loaf Recipes

I have made both of these recipes several times now and have a few tips for the savory loaf–the lentil-quinoa-oat loaf–which is a modified version of Vegan Richa’s lentil quinoa loaf recipe: I like to cook the lentils and quinoa separately the day before to make the preparation easier; alternatively, the whole mixture can be…

Colorful Vegan Lunch Boxes

All of my lunch boxes in one place…Enjoy!Big Snack BoxStore-bought bean & rice chips, One Green Planet’s green chile nacho cheese sauce, roasted chickpeas, baked tamari-coated tofu slices, carrots, steamed broccoli, apples, almonds + dairy free chocolate chips Pizza Bites Lunch BoxChocolate Covered Katie’s quinoa pizza bites over kale with carrots, tahini-miso-garlic dressing, almonds, pitted dates,…

Sweet & Savory Toast 

Some sweet and savory toast ideas for a fun + filling meal or snackCrunchy almond butter, banana, dark chocolate chunks, optional strawberries, coconut flakes Cream cheese or yogurt (cashew yogurt pictured), berries of choice, chia seed, & cinnamon Hummus, (or use mashed avocado with tahini & lemon juice), spinach, sun-dried tomatoes soaked in oil, hemp…

6 More Easy Colorful Vegan Recipes

lentil potato stew…sauté (using broth or oil) in a large pot, 1/2 peeled/diced sweet potato, 1-2 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped onion, 2-3 cloves minced garlic + optional  finely chopped jalapeño (or 1-2 T canned green chiles). Also optional add-ins are diced mushrooms, celery or bell pepper (about 1/4 C total) + 1-2 T of tomato paste….

6 Easy Colorful Vegan Suppers

1) Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Oh She Glows Italian bean balls 2) Boiled broccoli in salted water + a little of the water used to boil broccoli + leftover hummus all blended until smooth = a filling and protein-rich soup3) Hearty Backpacker Seitan BurritosSauté the following using 2 T tamari + 2-3 TBS water (or 1-2…

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…