• Gluten-Free,  Keto,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Spring Rolls

    One of the greatest foods of all time. . . Spring Rolls. Just because you are vegan or gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out on these fantastic snacks. This healthy alternative recipe is cruelty-free and made with rice paper. It is light and delicious so you don’t have to worry about feeling heavy after this meal.  INGREDIENTS 12 rice papers gluten-free 1 bunch cilantro 1 bunch basil 4-5 oz Vermicelli rice noodles gluten-free, cooked 1 large carrot julienned 1 large cucumber julienned 1 cup cabbage thinly sliced Peanut Dipping Sauce 1 Tbsp soy sauce gluten-free 2 tsp coconut sugar or brown sugar ½ tsp Sriracha sauce 3-6 Tbsp warm water 35 Minutes 12 Spring Rolls Stovetop Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian RECIPE Fill a large pan or baking dish with 1-2 inches of…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

    What is the difference between a muffin and a cupcake? The icing? So feel free to eat these for breakfast if you need an excuse, now you have one (plus it sounds great with coffee). But remember It doesn’t have to be Fall in order to enjoy these soft and delicate Pumpkin Spice cupcakes. Although, if you haven’t checked out our Pumpkin Spice Fall-Themed post, you should. Topped with just the right about of icing, one of these is never enough. And I guess since you can eat them anytime of day and year, they are gluten-free and vegan, they are about the most versatile food on the planet, so…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Tabbouleh Salad

    This recipe calls for chicken, but we recommend using chicken substitutes can also be used.Tabbouleh is made with mostly Parsley with Mint and Quinoa Aside from the benefits of parsley (see above), this recipe calls for Quinoa which is a seed that is high in protein and fiber– as a seed it is naturally gluten free.If you are looking for a punch of iron in your diet, Tabbouleh is they way to go. One cup of cooked quinoa contains 15% of your RDA for iron, and paired with one cup of parsley at 20%, you are well on your way to your daily recommended intake. INGREDIENTS • 1 red onion…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Classic Hummus

    What is hummus? Its a blend of chickpeas and tahini with some spices added. You can generally add anything to hummus and its still delicious. Thats why you see edamame, blackbean, and other exotic mixes like beet hummus at the grocery store. It’s great for parties and pretty easy to make. You should give it a try. The best part about this recipe is that its suitable for Gluten-Free, Vegan, Raw and Vegetarians.  INGREDIENTS 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 3 tablespoons tahini 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin pinch of salt and freshly-cracked…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homemade Falafel

    Falafel is mostly chickpeas and parsley. It can be eaten alone, as a patty, or my personal favorite in a pita sandwich! Chickpeas are a great plant-based source of fiber and protein. Parsley is jam packet with Vitamins A,B,C, also Iron and Potassium. If you are vegan/vegetarian and have low iron/B-12 falafel is a great choice. INGREDIENTS 2 15 oz cans chickpeas  1/4 red onion  1 handfull fresh parsley  1 handfull fresh cilantro  4 cloves garlic  1 tsp salt  1/2 tsp cayenne  1 tsp cumin  1 tsp baking powder  1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup neutral cooking oil for frying  1 Hour 40 Minutes 14 “cakes” Stovetop Vegan & Vegetarian RECIPE Rinse and drain the chickpeas in a colander. Add the chickpeas to a food processor along with the red onion, parsley, cilantro,…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Chocolate Cupcake Monsters

    I don’t know about you, but purple and chocolate is one of my all time favorite combos. It’s no wonder that I chose these creative cupcakes for this Halloween Dessert special. These vegan cuppies are perfect for your kids school parties or a fresh baked trick-or-treat snack. Either way you will win the Mom of the year award when everyone ooohs and ahhhs at not only how cute they are but delicious as well.  INGREDIENTS CUPCAKES 1 cup pitted dates 1 cup water ½ cup cacao powder (or cocoa) ¾ cup oat flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp baking powder PURPLE FROSTING 1 cup baked and mashed purple sweet…

  • Christmas,  Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Gingerbread People

    Do you LOVE gingerbread and wait for it every year at Christmas? Me too! This is a great way to bust out that cookie cutter for a second time this year and get your gingerbread fix early! Featuring a classic gingerbread recipe with tweaks to make it Gluten Free and Vegan, these cookies are safe for everyone to enjoy. Break out this recipe again at Christmas time (but skip the skeleton part). INGREDIENTS Gingerbread 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups organic powdered sugar 1/4 cup molasses 1/3 cup coconut oil, soft 1/4 cup unsweetened…

  • Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Monster Mouths

    Ahhhh Halloween, the one holiday where it is acceptable to play with your food. These party snacks feature a face only a mother could love. They definitely qualify as “so ugly its cute” but are made from fresh fruit (and a little chocolate) These healthy Halloween treats are great for decor and for you! Everyone at your party can enjoy these vegan and gluten-free treats, all you need to do is convince them.  INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted  1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted 36 toothpicks lemon juice 4 large apples natural peanut butter  strawberry jam dried berries slivered almonds 2 Hours 30 Minutes 18 Mouths None…

  • Gluten-Free,  Halloween,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Bloody Cups

    Yummmmm! A take on the classic Reeses Peanut Butter cups, these DIY chocolate cups have a deliciously gooey bloody-drippy center instead of peanut butter. Count Chocula gives these 5 stars! Don’t worry about sharing with your party guests, they are vegan and gluten-free so everyone can enjoy. INGREDIENTS 1 cup frozen raspberries 1 tablespoon rice syrup or maple syrup or agave syrup 1 cup + 3/4 cup (150g + 100g) vegan baking chocolate (or chocolate chips) Video courtesy of Elephantastic Vegan. 25 Minutes 8 Cups Stovetop & Chill Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian RECIPE Heat the frozen raspberries in a small pot on medium-high heat until soft, mash the raspberries until there are no large chunks anymore & add…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

    If you don’t have a waffle iron, pumpkin spice pancakes are a suitable alternative. This recipe is fantastic and also has another butter variation included. Making pancakes also has the added bonus to make them in fun and amusing shapes. Make everyone feel special by making pancakes in their initials or topping the stack with a fun shape. The best part about this recipe is that the butter and pancakes are Vegan and Gluten Free.  INGREDIENTS              Maple Nut Butter Spread: 1/3 cup nuts or mixed nuts such as pecans, cashews, almonds, or macadamia 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas drained and rinsed 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/3 cup almond milk 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter 2 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons flaxseed…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Chickless Pot Pie

    There is one thing that is true about Thanksgiving, you will always have LEFTOVERS. If you don’t feel like eating Thanksgiving for a whole week, it takes a certain amount of ingenuity to craft those leftovers into something new and fresh. One of my favorite ways to accomplish this task is with pot-pies. This recipe will walk you through how to make a delicious vegan-friendly pie and you can spruce it up with any leftovers from last nights feast!  INGREDIENTS 1 cup thinly sliced carrots 1 cup frozen green peas 1 cup small diced potatoes 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup butter substitute, such…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Vegan Pumpkin Pie

    A Thanskgiving must have, but an all-time delicious dessert, is Pumpkin Pie. If you are entertaining for Thanskgiving you can expect that your guests will want to finish off their well-rounded vegan dinner with something sweet and delicious like pumpkin pie. This recipe is absolutely fabulous and will satisfy your guests cravings without trouble.  INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups (1, 14 oz can) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk (the kind in a can, shaken well before measuring) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 Recipe Easy Vegan Pie Crust (or 1, 9″ vegan store-bought pie crust) Vegan Coconut Whipped Cream (optional) Video courtesy of Sam @ itdoesnttastelikechicken.com 65 Minutes 1…

  • Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Roasted Tofurkey

    Thanksgiving may be the least Cruelty-Free of all holidays since its centerpiece is always a Turkey and the more people the bigger (older) the Turkey. You don’t want to break too much of tradition by skipping “Tom” altogether, so here is a animal friendly alternative. . . the Tofu Turkey (aka Tofurkey). This roasted recipe leaves the outside crispy and the inside tender, moist, and flakey– the hallmarks of a traditional Turkey roast. INGREDIENTS Tofurky Roast, thawed in fridge for at least 24 hours 1 medium-large sweet potato, scrubbed 2 carrots 8-10 fingerling potatoes 2 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp rosemary pie…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Homestyle Stuffing

    A Thanksgiving staple that cannot be forgotten is stuffing. Even though this side-dish generally comes from inside the Turkey (adds flavor and moisture) on a Turkey-Free Thanksgiving day, you don’t have to forego this favorite. To satisfy the meat eaters, this recipe includes seasoned Tempeh “sausage” to add a meaty texture. Pro-tip: The Tempeh Sausage is a fantastic recipe by itself, feel free to grab it and use it elsewhere as a meat-free alternative. INGREDIENTS  Tempeh Sausage 16 ounces tempeh (from two 8 ounce packages) 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon fennel seed 1 tablespoon dried basil 1.4 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Mushroom Gravy

    Mashed Potatoes just aren’t complete without gravy. As a Thanksgiving staple, people may baulk at the idea of gravy that isn’t made from the Turkey castings. I promise you won’t let them down using this cruelty-free recipe. With its main ingredient being mushrooms, this gravy is full of macronutrients instead of fats generally found in traditional gravy. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup dried wild porcini mushrooms 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion finely diced 1 shallot finely diced 3 cloves garlic minced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 sprigs fresh rosemary 6 ounces Portobello mushrooms sliced 1 3/4 cups no-chicken broth divided 2 tbsp flour + 1/4 cup of water Stirred to a thick paste 1 tbsp sea salt Black pepper to taste 55 Minutes 8 Servings Stovetop Gluten Free, Vegan & Vegetarian RECIPE Put the porcini mushrooms…

  • Holidays,  Thanksgiving,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Best Damn Mashed Potatoes

    Boil ’em, mash ’em, stick ’em in a stew… no matter how you cook potatoes they are always delicious, but this recipe lives up to its name. Nice and fluffy, buttery, and full of flavor, these mashed potatoes will certainly delight your tastebuds and no-one will notice they are Vegan.  INGREDIENTS 6-8 medium yukon gold potatoes (if large, cut in half) 1 1/2 tsp sea salt (divided) 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 5-6 cloves roasted garlic (or sub minced garlic sautéed for 3 minutes in olive oil) 3-4 Tbsp vegan butter (melted/softened) 1/4 cup fresh chives (for topping) If you would like to add some options for the vegetarians in your life, you can always add bowls of cheese, sour cream, and other toppings to the table…

  • Gluten-Free,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Soup

    Soups are fantastic to make in the Winter time when you need to warm up from the inside out. The downfall of most vegetable soups is that they are mostly broth and don’t provide much energy. I like this recipe because it incorporates quinoa along with all your favorite veggies so that the consistency is more like a chili or stew than a soup. Quinoa is one of my favorite super grains because it has its own distinguishable flavor but still absorbs the flavors of the food it is cooked with. Feel free to experiment with this recipe and add/remove ingredients as you see fit! INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp olive oil  1 yellow onion …

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Quinoa Burrito Bowls

    I don’t know about you, but I will take a burrito any way that I can get it. This recipe is designed for meal prep, thus there isn’t a carb loaded tortilla involved, but it is a great quick recipe that makes 5 meals in 20 minutes. So regardless if you are trying to loose weight or are a busy mom, this recipe can pound out a serious amount of food in a small amount of time… oh yeah, and its healthy too! 14g of protein in one serving.  INGREDIENTS 3 cups cooked quinoa 1 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed 1 cup corn fresh or frozen 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt Juice of 1…

  • Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Lemon Loaf

    A personal Starbucks favorite of mine is the Iced Lemon Loaf Bread and I just couldn’t live without it when I went Vegan. So I looked to the WWW for a solution to my lemon loaf woes and like always the internet provided this recipe, and I couldn’t be happier. Not only is this a great replacement for my Sbux fave, I actually like it more. Its great with coffee at breakfast or as a dessert after a nice savory meal. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know what you think.  INGREDIENTS 2 cups of flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp…

  • No-Bake,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Cheesecake Bars

    As a vegan, hosting parties and potlucks aren’t always the easiest. You want to stick to your morals and provide vegan meals for everyone, but want to make sure that the food is delicious enough not to be. One way to thoroughly impress is with everyone’s favorite part of the meal– Dessert! This Raspberry Cheesecake Bar recipe is so delicious no one will ever guess that it is Vegan– and isn’t that the whole point! Plus look how pretty it is these a great for Gender Reveal parties as well as baby and wedding showers.  INGREDIENTS Crust: 1/2 cup pecans 3/4 cup oats 1 cup dates 1/2 tsp cinnamon Filling: 1 1/2 cups cashews,…