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…

Down Home Recipes

Portobello, Wild Rice, Black Bean & Walnut Loaf with Homemade BBQ SauceThe details: I added the following ingredients into a large mixing pot and used my handy immersion blender to blend these ingredients into a chunky puree… 1 cup roughly chopped portobello mushrooms  2 garlic cloves  1/2 red onion About 1/4 cup oats 1 1/2…

Healthy Eggless Flourless Muffins (vegan, gluten-free)

🌻🍌I just bought my first ever muffin tin and am experimenting with vegetable-pulse combinations using minimal ingredients…🍫🌻🦁Chickpea, Cauliflower Banana Snack “Muffins” If you like these 3 ingredients, they taste pretty great combined but take some time to prepare. One head of cauliflower has to be processed into a “rice” then skillet-sautéed with salt for 12 minutes…

Healthy Vegan Thanksgiving Feast–2 Ways! (vegan, gluten-free)

This loaf recipe was slightly modified from Vegan Richa’s Lentil Quinoa Loaf–🍂Great for a Thanksgiving meal.🍁Here is my version: 1 1/3 cup cooked brown lentils 1 1/2-1 2/3 cup cooked quinoa 1/2 cup (+ a few TBS reserved) gluten-free oats, coarsely ground Add the lentil-quinoa-oats to a mixing bowl… …Then chop finely in a food…

Soups On!

🍂post punk kitchen’s caribbean black eyed pea curry pairs well with roasted brussel sprouts in place of asparagus this time of year🍁 🍁my seitan soup of kale, garlic, carrots, and Bob’s Red Mill mixed beans & rice topped with a dollop of nut butter🍜 🍂tempeh, kidney, lentil & mushroom chili (my more recent version)🕸recipe for chili: chop and sauté …

Cauliflower Crust Pizza (vegan & gluten free)

In my last post on Fall Comfort Food I experimented with a quinoa pizza crust blend of pre-soaked uncooked quinoa, water and salt. The quinoa crust needs 8 hours to soak before the crust can be made but other than wait time it was a success.  Now to tackle cauliflower crust!This recipe was a bit…

Fall Comfort Food

Peach Banana Smoothie A simple blend of 2 very ripe 🍑peaches, 2🍌frozen bananas🍌with a splash of soy milk makes 1 1/2 glasses of a thick, creamy, sweet, filling smoothie.We picked over 100 peaches off our tree this fall…check out my FB page for a few more simple peach recipes, such as a peach apple spread, baked peach…

Plant-Based Backpacking or Car Camping Food

Packing enough plant-based calories when combining travel with outdoor activity is easy if planned properly.Three tips:  Pack high-fat foods like home-made bars made with coconut oil, nuts and seeds  Fuel up on longer-lasting carbohydrates (whole grains such as 100% whole wheat breads, brown rice, quinoa, millet, and brown rice pasta). Double or triple up on protein,…

Back to School Lunchbox Ideas 

Three sample plant-based lunchboxes–each containing a fruit, vegetable, carbohydrate, healthy fat, and protein–to help kick off the school year. Bean & Rice Burrito with a simple dressing of sesame tahini, fresh lemon juice, and salt. Optional add-ins could include spinach and pre-cooked tempeh strips. Strawberries, blueberries and apple, carrots and cucumber with a little treat of…

End of Summer Suppers

Quick-cooking meals for warm summer eveningsRed Lentil Zucchini Soup + Mixed Greens & Walnut Salad w/ Tahini Dressing…Salad of mixed greens, broccoli, carrots, sunflower seeds, walnuts & crushed black pepper + a delicious tahini dressing…To make Creamy Tahini Garlic Dressing: Blend or process 1/3 cup water, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 TBS nutritional yeast flakes,…