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)
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.
I love plantains and in my opinion, they are best done savory instead of sweet.
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.
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!
Bananas Foster entered my life as a college student and ignited my tastebuds for warm bananas and cinnamon! Here’s a healthy breakfast version.
One banana diced
2 small apples or one large apple diced
Honey or pure maple syrup
Cover bottom of small sauce pan with water.
Add apples and a dash of cinnamon and set to boil. AS SOON as the water starts to bubble remove from heat (we want to quickly heat without losing too many nutrients)..apples should still be fairly crunchy.
Place in bowl and toss in bananas.
Top with honey or maple syrup and cinnamon to taste (you can totally skip the honey or syrup if you want).
I am LOVING this recipe from The Earth Diet. I will admit..like red wine, it’s an acquired taste, but now that I’ve used it a few times #cantlivewithout! This recipe uses apple cider vinegar, olive oil, almond milk (I used my cinnamon-y home made version to give it a kick).
For the full recipe check out The Earth Diet by Liana Werner Grey!
I had full intentions to make vegan sausage using whole, canned black beans; however, the distractions of a busy super market got the best of me, and I grabbed canned refried black beans. I've outlined how I made the best out of my purchase. I have to say…they turned out pretty darn good!
Free of gluten, dairy, soy, and animal products.
1 Can refried black beans
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds
Onion powder, garlic powder, sage, smoked paprika, cracked red pepper, salt and pepper to taste (because I hate following recipes)
About 1 tbsp fennel seeds (less if you prefer, but I really like fennel, this is what gives sausage the taste of sausage)
Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and form small patties. Cook on medium until the top is dark brown or slightly charred. Makes about 15-20 small patties.