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,…

10 Colorful Summer Smoothies

A cold fruity smoothie made creamy with non-dairy milk, banana, nuts or nut butter, and even cucumbers or  lettuce are a delight as the weather warms and a great way to nourish the body with fruit, veggies, and healthy fats.  Each smoothie makes at least 2 servings and can be stored in the fridge overnight….

Our Go-To Easy Vegan Meals

Simple Red Lentil Zucchini SoupI like red lentils because they are much gentler on my stomach than beans + they cook in mere minutes (20-30 to be exact). They make a great lunchtime soup as they leave me feeling energized. Note: Red lentils pair well with any bean, vegetable, or grain if you desire to…

DIY Kids’ Camp Snacks

⚾️🐝Send your kids off to day camp with some homemade snacks that provide long-lasting, plant-based fuel + will keep in a hot backpack!🍎⚽️🌞 Spiced Tofu Fingers by Tinned Tomatoes: These simple breaded tofu sticks are a clever and fun way to get your kids involved in the DIY snack-making.  Kid-Friendly Hummus 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans…

Two Variations on the Chocolate Chip Cookie

 🍪Two very different recipes for two equally delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies…While one recipe calls for nut butter as the egg replacer the other uses the brine from a can of chickpeas. Both work equally well.🍪The wholesome ingredients in this chocolate chip cookie from The Vegan Corner on YouTube inspired me to give it a go. I…