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Vegan BBQ & Slaw

I like quick and easy vegan food. Got 10 minutes?

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans Trader Joe’s jackfruit
  • 1 jar of your favorite vegan BBQ sauce (mine’s from Central Market)
  • 1 bag of your favorite vegan slaw mix (mine’s from Trader Joe’s)

Recipe:

Open and drain jackfruit. Shred jack fruit (I used my hands) and discard hard pieces. Place into a medium sauce pan and pour BBQ sauce over the top and mix. Place on medium-low stove top and heat through.

Mix slaw together in mixing bowl. Plate and serve.

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5 minute Sour Cream

Oh no! Forgot the sour cream!!!! The baked potatoes, chili or taco salad just won’t taste the same! Problem solved in 5 minutes:

Ingredients

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1T apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1T nutritional yeast
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

Recipe

Add all ingredients into a food processor or blender. Add water a little at a time and blend until the desired consistency is reached. Sometimes I like my sour cream thick, sometimes runny, it really depends on what I’m using it for! Pictured below is a thicker version I used in chili.

Eggplant bacon taquito

A true Texan must eat taquitos from time to time. I was LONG past due for one so here’s my vegan version!

Ingredients

  • Half of an eggplant VERY thinly sliced
  • One smashed avocado with salt and pepper to taste
  • One brown rice tortilla (I used Trader Joe’s)

Eggplant sauce

  • 1 Tbs vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbs Gluten free soy sauce (Tamari)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs Pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs melted Coconut oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Recipe

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix together sauce ingredients in large mixing bowl. Add eggplant and toss until coated
  • Place in single layer on parchment covered baking sheet (may need more than one)
  • Bake for 10-20 minutes until dark golden brown.

*baking time is highly variable due to oven types, eggplant thickness, and desired crunchiness

  • Remove from oven and let cool
  • Place mashed avocado in warmed tortilla, top with bacon, fold over and enjoy!

Broccoli Kale Salad & Taters

Excellent lunch idea. Roasted potatoes and broccoli kale slaw. Lots of green to fill the body to finish the day!

Ingredients

  • 3 organic Yukon gold potatoes or 1 large one
  • 1T oil (coconut or grape seed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bag Trader Joe’s organic broccoli slaw mix

Dressing

  • 2T Apple cider vinegar
  • 4T mustard
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • -whisk until smooth

Recipe

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Cut taters into wedges and toss in oil (coconut, grape seed) salt and pepper, roast in oven until golden.

Open Trader Joe’s slaw mix and place in mixing bowl with 1 cup chopped kale. Toss with homemade vegan slaw.

Quick Almond Milk

Never fret again about being out of almond milk. Whip up a batch in a flash and enjoy all week long. Almonds help fight muscle soreness, constipation, blood pressure, and provide a nice source of protein and fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted almonds*
  • 3-4 cups water
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 2 tbs Raw unfiltered honey or to taste

*roasted unsalted almonds provide a nuttier taste.

Recipe

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until liquid appears white (approximately 1 minuet). Strain the liquid through a cheese cloth or nut bag to filter out the almond meal. Enjoy!

Optional additions

  • Cinnamon
  • 3-4 pitted dates (adds sweetness)
  • Cacao powder for chocolate almond milk

Strawberry Mountain

Yep it’s a pint of strawberries and I’m eating them all! Great first thing in the a.m., it’s my go-to post workout breaky. Drizzled with a little honey and cinnamon for immunity and inflammation.

Strawberries also have magnesium to help with muscle soreness and constipation, are low glycemic index, rich in antioxidants, fiber, and potassium. Whether athlete, mathlete, or momlete, strawberries pack a significant nutritional pinch. Also known to whiten teeth–woot woot!!

Eat them all it’s all good–no calorie counting when the right foods are going in!

Savory Breakfast Plantains

I love plantains and in my opinion, they are best done savory instead of sweet.

Ingredients

  • 1 plantain sliced or chopped
  • 1tbs garbanzo flour (or other GF flour)
  • 1tbs nutritional yeast
  • 1 flax egg (1tbs ground flax mixed with 3tbs hot water)
  • 1/4th cup chopped kale
  • 2tbs grape seed oil
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe

In skillet over low/medium add grape seed oil and plantain, mash. Next add all ingredients except kale and mash again. Add kale on top and cook 3-5 minutes, gently break apart with spatula and flip. Cook another 3-5 minutes. Break apart with spatula again and serve!

Namaste Pumpkin Buscuits

I found Namaste Perfect Flour Blend baking mix and used it to make vegan, gluten free pumpkin biscuits. I figured the pumpkin would make a great egg substitute!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Namaste Perfect Flour Blend baking mix
  • 1T Apple cider vinegar (ACV)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 2T coconut oil or grape seed oil, additional for brushing tops of biscuits.

Recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together ACV and milk and set aside 5-8 minutes to curdle. Place flour in large mixing bowl.

After the milk has curdled, whisk in pumpkin purée and oil. Fold into baking mix and incorporate until dough forms.

Place a piece of parchment paper on a counter top and dust with flour. Put dough in the middle and knead about 3-5min sprinkling with flour to avoid sticking.

Roll to 1inch thick with rolling pin (use flour as needed to dust pin to prevent sticking). Use a round cookie cutter to cut circles of dough and place on oiled baking sheet. Brush tops of biscuits lightly with oil (I used home made vegan butter) and bake 10-15minutes (depending on size).

Pumpkin Almond Milk

Just in time for the holidays! Here’s a little spin on my homemade almond milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds soaked minimum of one hour
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1/4th cup pumpkin purée
  • 2 T honey or agave
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp of fresh nutmeg or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or to taste

Recipe

Place all ingredients in high speed blender, then run liquid through a cheese cloth to remove almond meal. Store in fridge. Mine typically stays good about 5 days. Shake before serving.

*for plain almond milk simply eliminate the cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin.

Easy Vegan Chili

Duh it’s cold outside, which calls for CHILI.

Ingredients:

  • one can organic red beans (drained)

  • one can organic black beans (drained)

  • one can organic diced tomatoes and chilis

  • 16oz organic tomato soup

  • one onion chopped

  • Garlic powder & chili powder

Recipe:

Put all ingredients into a large pot and cover the top with chili powder stir in and add garlic powder to taste. Bring to a boil. Simmer on med/low uncovered 20minutes. Make ahead and place in fridge overnight if you like it thicker.