Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice RecipeMy husband and I can both vouch that this Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe is indeed actually very tasty! We were both a little skeptical of the concept of Cauliflower Fried Rice, but I was very intrigued to see what all the fuss was about. But alas, when I asked what he thought of the Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe his response (in between shoveling it into his mouth) was, “I love it!” I’m excited to make this Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe more often because it’s one of those versatile dishes where you can pretty much just use whatever ingredients sound good to you/or whatever you have on hand. I will recommend to not skip the green onions or coconut aminos (if you’re not Paleo/Whole30 just use soy sauce). Not familiar with Coconut Aminos? Neither was I! But I’ve found coconut aminos at Fred Meyer, Safeway, Whole Foods and other natural grocers. Just ask, I’m sure your local store has it too! Read on to learn how to make Cauliflower Fried Rice! Read more of this post

Banana nIcecream

banana nIcecreamIf you haven’t tried Banana nIcecream by now take this as a sign from the universe that the time has come for you to partake in this tasty little treat. Skeptical? I was too. I thought “Seriously, you don’t just blend a frozen banana and it magically tastes different than just eating a banana.” Well, it does. So give it a try and prove your skepticism wrong! Read more of this post

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings – Vegan, GF, Paleo

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Wings - Vegan, GF, PaleoI had Buffalo Cauliflower Wings at Sage Vegan Cafe in L.A. and they were soooo good I was craving them for over a month when finally I decided to try and make them at home. These are easy, delicious, and healthy because they’re baked not fried and there’s no oil or butter! Well, okay, there’s 1 tsp, but that’s it! Read more of this post

Thai Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

IMG_2742 Four. That’s how many times I’ve made this soup in the last month. My husband and I had a family house warming party on the Saturday after Christmas and my mom recommended we make this soup. Since she was coming up for the party I had blessing of making it together. Everyone loved it! Then I made it again the following weekend for guests, and two more times since then when we had company over for dinner. It’s the perfect home-run homemade meal because it’s both simple and incredibly full of robust flavor! You could also saute everything in a regular saute pan instead of a soup pot if you want to make this in your crock pot! Read more of this post

Hearty Vegetable & Grain Soup w/Stuffed Mushrooms

soupandmushroomFall is for warm comforting bowls of soup. This weekend we had the delight of having my cousin and her husband over for dinner, and these carnivores didn’t miss the meat in this hearty vegetable & grain soup with stuffed portobello mushrooms served on the side.
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Pumpkin Mini Muffins & Bars – all natural, gluten free, sugar free, vegan.

pumpkinbarsmuffinsAnother pumpkin recipe! Sick of ’em yet? :) I aspired to make some raw vegan pumpkin bars, for which the pumpkin filling part of it was PERFECT! But unfortunately the base that I made for a crust was way too overpowered by the taste of molasses (who knew that just two tablespoons of molasses can totally overpower a recipe?!) It was way too strong to eat, so since I no longer had a base for my pumpkin filling I decided to switch gears. To the raw vegan pumpkin filling I added 2 flax “eggs”, applesauce, gluten free flour, coconut & safflower oils, salt, and baking powder. Now I had a perfect batter for a homemade vegan pumpkin mini muffin recipe or also a homemade vegan pumpkin bars recipe.

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Carrot Ginger Soup w/Multigrain Blend & Veggies

carrotgingersoupcookedI love shopping at Trader Joe’s, especially when their samples are right on the money because they’re generally SO incredibly easy to throw together. Last time I went to Trader Joe’s they were sampling their Carrot Ginger Soup combined with their Multigrain Blend with Vegetables. Sold. I just threw this together at home today and added two organic sweet potatoes to the mix; it was the perfect cup of soup on this beautiful fall day. The soup is gluten free and vegan (besides the honey) and the multigrain blend is vegan/vegetarian, but not gluten free. You could easily make a homemade version of this in the crock pot! My husbands satisfying quote after scarfing it down, “Mmmm. *Pause* That was really good.”

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Pumpkin Cranberry Walnut Gluten Free Granola Bars

granolabarscutThat Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola recipe was sooo tasty I had to make it again. But this time I adjusted the ingredients to reflect that of the season…pumpkin with walnut! It’s very similar to my homemade gluten free Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola, clusters, or bars recipe, but I with just a few additions (pumpkin and more spices) and adjustments (1/2 cup more oats, walnuts instead of pecans, 1/4 cup more cranberries, 2 TBsp more oil).

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Sweet Cranberry Pecan Granola, Clusters, or Bars

IMG_2105.JPG Last week I tried some granola that was simply amazing. The brand is Love Grown Foods, flavor was called Sweet Cranberry Pecan. It also happened to be gluten free, which is a plus for all those gluten free people out there. My mission? Recreate that goodness! I used my Maple Pecan Granola recipe for proportion’s sake and just substituted the ingredients for those found in Love Grown Foods Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola clusters. I did add some hemp hearts because I had them on hand and wanted to use them. I also used pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds… just because :) The final result? My husband thought it was more of that amazing store bought granola! I will definitely be making this Sweet Cranberry Pecan granola clusters recipe often. It’s the best homemade granola recipe I’ve tried, IMHO.

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Spicy Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe

curry We make green curry fairly regularly for dinner because it’s healthy & simple. Just chop up a bunch of veggies and saute ’em with the curry mix, serve it over some rice and voila! Recently I made a some green curry that was so spicy my husband was sweating profusely from the heat it had. It was also an experiment that turned out amazingly delicious — I used mostly almond milk instead of coconut milk just because that’s what I had on hand — and my husband couldn’t even tell. If you like spicy food, you should try this spicy thai green curry recipe – vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friendly! Read more of this post