Friday, May 29, 2015

Ginger Grapefruit Frosty.

Dare I say it? I think SUMMER HAS ARRIVED, guys!!!! And I am one happy little vegan :) as a mostly raw vegan, I have to admit I really struggle in the winter...I always want warm, cooked food because I'm always cold 😓 but summer?! Bring on the smoothies and nice creams! I rarely if ever cook during the summer months--it's wonderful! Food prep takes less time, AND you don't heat up the house with the oven, thus, you can get away with not turning on the AC 👌😂 
This zesty frosty is the perfect refreshing treat after a hot day like today! Enjoy. 

                Ginger Grapefruit Frosty. 

            Energizing, sweet, tangy, and lightly spicy. PERFECTION! 

Ginger Grapefuit Frosty. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. One grapefruit, frozen in sections
2. 2 tsp grated ginger
3. 1 T maple syrup or maple flavored agave nectar
4. 1-1 1/2 cups cold water

1. Place frozen grapefruit sections in a strainer and briefly rinse under warm water. Place in vitamix with all ingredients and blend low to high until frothy and smooth (add water as needed). Enjoy! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Radish Chili.

Yet ANOTHER random food creation that is so good it deserves a whole blog post! Enjoy my dinner, guys 😂👌

                     Radish Chili. 

Radish Chili. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 1 c vegetable broth
2. 1/2 cup canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3. 1/2 cup tvp
4. Onion and garlic powders
5. Scant 1/2 cup water
6. 1/2 cup jarred salsa, heat of choice
7. About 4 large radishes, thinly sliced

1. Mix tvp with spices, water, and a dash of braggs liquid aminos. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes. 
2. Combine all ingredients in a small soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce, simmer 10, and serve. Enjoy! 

Peach Cobbler Smoothie with Cinnamon Crumble gRAWnola.

It's the season...peaches! Aka HEAVEN in the form of a luscious little fruit. Super easy and quick to make, this nutrition packed smoothie bowl is sure to please even the non-vegans 👌 

Peach Cobbler Smoothie with Cinnamon Crumble gRAWnola. 

The whole package. YUM ALERT Y'ALL!


Peach Cobbler Smoothie with Cinnamon Crumble gRAWnola. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 3 cups frozen sliced peaches
2. 5 oz. silken tofu
3. 1 cup cashew milk (almond works well here, too)
4. 1/2 cup raw tvp granules
5. 2 T flaxseed
6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
7. One packet stevia

1. In your vitamix, blend peaches, tofu, and milk of choice. Pour into large bowl. 
2. Mix tvp, flax, cinnamon, and stevia in a medium size bowl. Top smoothie with gRAWnola crumble and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Brownie Hummus!

Yeah, I went there. No words. Except BOMBALICIOUS DELICIOUS! Enjoy!

     Brownie Batter Hummus Dip. 

    Everything can be used as an oatmeal topper! SO GOOD!

Brownie Batter Hummus Dip! Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
2. 2 T carob or cocoa powder
3. 2 packets stevia
4. 3 T water

1. Blend it, yo. And then eat, of course! Use as desired-it's delish on oats, in a sweet Sammie, or even with veg. Yum!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad.

A bit late, but this amazingness happened on Memorial Day 🙌 hope you all enjoy...I sure did 😋

      Red, White, and Blueberry Salad. 

             Fruity. Creamy. YUMMY!

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. Large serving of chopped romaine lettuce
2. 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
3. 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced
4. "Vanilla Nogurt" for dressing (in recipe files!)

1. The dance goes like this: lettuce, toms and bloobs, Nogurt, eat. YUM. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Holiday post!: Memorial Day BBQ Pulled Porkless Pizza with Vegan Coleslaw!

Talk about lightbulb recipe moments! This one is a winner winner PIZZA dinner! Sooooooo good and so easy you'll cry. This Memorial Day, opt out of the all-American fat and calorie-laden burger, and choose my super healthy and delish Vegan BBQ pizza. You can thank me later 👌

Memorial Day BBQ Pulled Porkless Pizza. 

         Close up. YASSSSSSS 😍😍😍

Memorial Day BBQ Pulled Porkless Pizzas with Vegan Coleslaw. Vegan, Gluten-free option. Serves one. 


For the pizzas:
1. 2 vegan pita breads (can use gluten free)
2. 2 T BBQ sauce (pre-packaged, or try my "Spicy BBQ Sauce"...find it in my recipe file!)
3. 1 c canned jackfruit, drained
4. 1 tsp braggs aminos
5. Onion, garlic powders
6. Black pepper to taste
7. Dashes of paprika and cumin

For the coleslaw:
8. 3/4 cup shredded green cabbage
9. One small carrot, grated
10. 1/4 cup sliced sweet onion
11. 4 oz. silken soft tofu
12. 2 tsp vinegar
13. 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard 
14. 1/8 tsp each onion and garlic powders
15. Black pepper to taste
16. Dash of braggs aminos

1. Don't let he long ingredient list scare you off--these little fellas are SOOOO simple. Place Pitas on a baking sheet and spread 1 T BBQ sauce on each. Set aside. 
2. Preheat oven to 350. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. "Shred" jackfruit by forcing a form through each piece. You will end up with "shreds" that resemble shredded chicken, or in this case, pork!
3. Place jackfruit shreds in skillet with aminos, splash of water, and all spices. Cook about 5 minutes, till slightly browned (should look like pork). Divide among pizzas and spread evenly. 
4. Place in oven and bake uncovered for 8 minutes. 
5. While pizzas are browning, combine all veggies for slaw in a medium size bowl. In your food processor, combine tofu, vinegar, Dijon, spices (minus pepper), and aminos. Blend until smooth and add to slaw veggie bowl. Add pepper and mix well. 
6. Once cooled, place slaw on top of pizzas and serve. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Everything Stew.

This is YET ANOTHER random food creation of mind that was not meant to turn into a recipe...but it's too yummy not to share!  Enjoy, loves ❤️

                   Everything Stew. 

Everything Stew. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 1 cup water
2. 1 T braggs liquid aminos (or soy sauce)
3. 1/2 cup tvp granules 
4. 1/2 cup water
5. Spice blend: 1/4 tsp EACH of onion powder, garlic powd, fenugreek, and turmeric, plus PINCHES of pepper, paprika, and cumin. 
6. Two small (or one large) chopped Roma tomato 
7. 1 cup spinach leaves, chopped

1. In a small soup pot, combine water, spice blend, and aminos. 
2. Mix tvp granules with more of the same spices listed for the spice blend (plus some aminos) and 1/2 c water. Nuke 1:30. Add to pot with chopped tomatoes. 
3. Bring to a boil, reduce, simmer 5 minutes, and stir in chopped spinach. Serve garnished with parley. Enjoy!

Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl.

So, I'm a couple days late....but National Apple Pie Day just passed this past week! And in true "better late than never style, here's my belated (but WORTH THE WAIT!) recipe for this celebratory worthy holiday 💃😋

          Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl. 

    Guilt-free apple pie for brekkie? Yes. 

Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl. Vegan, gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. One small apple, chopped
2. 5 drops liquid stevia
3. Generous sprinkling of cinnamon
4. 6 oz. silken tofu
5. 1/2 tsp Apple pie spice 
6. 2 tsp vinegar
7. One packet stevia
8. 2 T flaxseed
9. 2 T raisins
10. Apple pie spice for garnish

1. In a medium size microwave safe bowl, mix you Apple chunks, liquid stevia, and cinnamon. Nuke one minute. 
2. In your mini food processor, combine tofu, packet stevia, vinegar, and Apple pie spice. Blend until very smooth. 
3. Add warm apples and Nogurt to a medium size bowl, along with flax and raisins. Top with Apple pie spice and enjoy! 

Two-minute Banana Bread. Grain free!

Busy mornings mean quick breakfasts...but quick doesn't have to mean gross guys! (Or unhealthy, but that's a given I think...👌). This "Two-minute Banana Bread" is the perfect breakfast: chock full of healthy fiber to keep you full, carbs for sustained energy, and vitamins and minerals for wellness. When combined with a protein-rich smoothie (add protein powder to any of my smoothie recipes! All are in my recipe file!), this quick and easy microwave recipe turns into a perfect breakfast. Enjoy! 

           Two-minute Banana Bread. 

      Insane. SOOOO GOOD AND SO EASY!!

Two-minute Banana Bread. Vegan, Gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. One overripe banana 
2. 1/4 cup flaxseed
3. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
4. 1/2 tsp baking powder

1. Pretty much the same procedure as a regular mug a medium size bowl, mash your naner and mix with remaining ingredients. 
2. Spread batter into a smallish microwave safe pie dish. Nuke two minutes. Done! 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Holiday post! (Well, sort of...): PB Corn Oatmeal...aka cinco de mayo oats!

Ok, first of all...I am In fact aware that convo de mayo is not a real "holiday" (in the U.S. at least!), but for me, it's one more day I can create a themed oat bowl! 💃😂 
This oatmeal bowl is soooo good! It's such an eclectic combination of flavors, but I'm convinced that is what makes a good recipe--creative flavor combining!! I think you all will agree after tasting this one...hope you enjoy! 😊

                  PB Corn Oatmeal. 

       Or you can just call this party in a bowl. 👌

PB Corn Oatmeal. Vegan, gluten-free. Serves one. 

1. 1/2 cup oats of choice
2. 1 packet stevia
3. 1/2 cup frozen sweet white corn
4. 2 T PB 
5. Large handful cilantro, chopped
6. Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional, but recommended)

1. Place your dry oats in a medium size loco safe bowl and stir in stevia. Set aside. 
2. Place corn in a separate small bowl and nuke 50 seconds. Add to oats and mix in water. Stir and nuke 2 minutes. 
3. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, add PB, and top with cinnamon if desired. Enjoy!