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…

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…