Barbecue Cauliflower

Ingredients 1 head of cauliflower 1 cup barbecue sauce (I found some soy-free organic sauce at Kroger) Directions Cut cauliflower into florets/bites. coat the florets in the bbq sauce. place on foil covered baking sheet and drizzle excess sauce on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, tossing and adding more sauce every 10…

Mango salsa

In honor of World Meat Free Day {today}, I am posting this delicious totally vegan/vegetarian party snack to celebrate! Go veggie!    Ingredients 1 mango 1 avocado 1/2 sweet white onion 6 medley tomatoes 3 tbsp. Sesame, sunflower, or olive oil 1 tsp. lemon juice Sprig of fresh cilantro Pinch of salt Pinch of freshly ground…

Mini Apple Pies (makes 12)

Happy {Almost} Valentine’s Day! I was in a loving mood and made my roommates mini apple pies. There’s a secret ingredient in these that makes them so mouthwateringly delicious… it starts with L and rhymes with dove. Anyway, I thought these might be a cute treat for whomever you show some love to this V-day!…

Noodle’s & Company Pasta Fresca replica recipe! (Serves ~4)

That’s right, I replicated Noodle’s & Co.’s Pasta Fresca. I’ve been trying for about a year now to get the measurements of each ingredient just right, and I finally struck gold! Just in case you don’t know about this amazing chain restaurant, Pasta Fresca is a delicious combination of garden veggies and noodles, very different…

Vegan Lemon Coconut Snowballs (~ 2 dozen)

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 tsp. of vanilla or imitation vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tbsp. grated lemon zest 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup of sweetened coconut flakes 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar Directions 1. Soften butter and beat in large bowl until it becomes fluffy. 2….

Garden veggie couscous (serves ~1)

We have a refrigerator full of veggies from various gardens so we’ve been experimenting new recipes. I love couscous so this one made my day! I’m sure it would be good with shrimp or just cheese on top but I like to make my dishes vegan and leave the toppings to you! Hope you enjoy!…

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (makes ~36)

Ingredients 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup  butter, softened  1 ½ cups light brown sugar, firmly packed 2 teaspoons vanilla or imitation vanilla 3 tablespoons almond milk 1 (10 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chunks Directions 1.  Preheat your oven to 375° 2. Combine the flour, salt, and…

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes + Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup of white sugar 1/4 cup of cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. of salt 1/3 cup oil (I use sunflower) 1 tsp. vanilla or imitation vanilla 1 tsp. of distilled white vinegar OR 1 1/4 tsp. of lemon juice 1 cup of water   Directions 1….

Chewy Flatbread + Dipping Oil

Ingredients 1 package of active dry yeast 1/2 tsp. of sugar 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour (will need more for preparation) 1 tsp. of salt 1/2 tbsp. of ground thyme 3/4 cups of water 1 tsp. of oil garnish options: mozzarella/feta/parmesan/parsley/sun-dried tomatoes/pesto Directions 1. Mix together the yeast, sugar, flour, salt and thyme in…

Fluffy Sugar Cookies (makes ~12)

Don’t you love when you can make something that you loved before you’re food allergies in a way that makes it okay for you to eat? Even better, don’t you love when that something is just as good, if not better, than the kind you remember? These sugar cookies are reminiscent of the ones my…

Tell-All: substituting ingredients

So your grandma gave you her ancient family recipe and you notice that it has ingredients that you can’t consume. Don’t freak out and definitely don’t throw that precious recipe away, it can be saved! I have found substitutes that actually work well for almost everything! Here’s a list for all your substitution needs. Egg: Chia…

Fried Honey Bananas

Ingredients 1 slightly under-ripened banana, sliced 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon water Cinnamon Olive oil or coconut oil Directions 1. Lightly drizzle oil in a skillet over medium heat. 2. Arrange banana slices in pan and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. 3. Meanwhile, whisk together honey and 1 tablespoon of water. 4. Remove…