Dairy Free

Super Quick Vegan Pizza

Super Quick Vegan Pizza

Since I’ve been trying to incorporate more plant-based foods and less meat and dairy, cheese has been my nemesis.  Vegan cheeses often don’t cut it, and leave me feeling unsatisfied.   This vegan cheese spread is actually pretty good, if you don’t think of it was […]

Chickpea Curry with Cashew Milk

Chickpea Curry with Cashew Milk

Giving up meat in favor of a whole-food, plant-based diet is a good strategy — not just for eating more healthy foods, but saving money as well. You don’t have to become vegetarian or vegan entirely. A Meatless Monday is a great start for those just […]

Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Vegan “Cheese” Spread

Cashew cheese spread is a vegan alternative to “real” cheese and it’s pretty easy to make! Here’s how. In a food processor, blend: 1 C. unsalted cashews (soak in warm water 1+ hour) 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 cloves garlic 1/4 C. nutritional yeast 3-4 […]

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco

  Southwestern Veggie Vegan Taco 1/4 medium avocado 1 1/4 C. black beans and rice 1/4 C. pico de gallo 1 (6-inch) corn tortilla Makes one serving.  When I made this, I also prepared chicken breast for my family – but I went with the beans and […]

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

  Greek Quinoa Salad 1/2 C. cooked quinoa (I used a tri-color quinoa blend) 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Himalayan sea salt to taste Bragg Liquid Aminos to taste 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 medium tomato, diced 1/2 medium cucumber, diced 2 Tbsp. pitted kalamata […]

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

  Greek Salad Spinach or other leafy greens 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 medium tomato, cut in wedges 5 kalamata olives, sliced 1 Tbsp. pine nuts Red onion 3 oz. grilled chicken breast (optional) Greek Dressing 1/2 C. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 […]

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf

Quinoa-Lentil Pilaf 1 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium carrot, diced 1/2 medium stalk celery, diced 1/4 medium onion, diced 1/4 medium red bell pepper, diced 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. turmeric 3/4 C. cooked quinoa 1/4 C. cooked green lentils […]

Pinto Beans and Rice

Pinto Beans and Rice

  Pinto Beans and Rice 1/2 C. canned pinto beans, with liquid 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. paprika dash cumin 1/4 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos Himalayan sea salt to taste 1 C. cooked brown rice Heat beans in a […]

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

Peanut Butter Chia Energy Bites

  Peanut Butter Chia Energy Balls 1 1/2 C. oatmeal 1/2 C. vanilla Shakeology or protein powder (vegan, if desired) 1/2 C. natural peanut butter 1/3 cup raisins (give ’em a rough chop) or chocolate chips 4 T liquid (I used unsweetened almond milk) 3 T honey […]

Steel-Cut Oats with Apples and Flaxseed in the Instant Pot

Steel-Cut Oats with Apples and Flaxseed in the Instant Pot

  Steel Cut Oatmeal for the Instant Pot 2 cups water 1 cup unsweetened almond milk pinch of sea salt 1 cup steel cut oats 1/4 cup flaxseed (ground flaxseed has more nutritive benefits, but whole flax adds more crunch and insoluble fiber.  The choice […]