Recipes

Spicy Vegetable Black Bean Soup

Spicy Vegetable Black Bean Soup

I hate to say it, but those cool fall days are heading our way.  With fall and winter comes warm comfort foods and this recipe is one you will want to make all fall and winter long.  The added spice will keep you warm for…

BBQ Sauce with or without Jackfruit

BBQ Sauce with or without Jackfruit

Jack fruit is a growing trend in the plant based world and if you have ever had it at a restaurant you know how good it can be.  So I have created a recipe so you can bring this amazing taste into your home and…

Zucchini Pizza Crust with a White Cream Sauce

Zucchini Pizza Crust with a White Cream Sauce

Lets be real for a moment, eating pizza while following a gluten free vegan lifestyle can be challenging at times.  Yes chain pizza stores are starting to catch on and make gluten free crusts or have vegan cheese options, but are they really that good for you?  I sometimes want to eat pizza and not feel guilty, and how could you feel guilty if the pizza you were eating was made out of mainly whole foods.

The recipe below is for a gluten free vegan pizza mainly consisting of whole foods, it is a thinner crust and kind of has a thick pancake consistency.  So yes it will never taste like pizza from a box but at least you will get some nutritional value from this one.

Here’s how to make it-

Crust:

1 cup chickpea flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp sea salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup shredded yellow zucchini

½ cup warm water

Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix.  Now add the zucchini and water and mix well.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan at medium and grease with grapeseed oil or coconut oil.  Pour batter into the pan and smooth out with the back of a spoon (make sure it’s not too and has holes).  Let batter cook for approx. 10 mins or until it is cooked all the way through.  Then flip and cook for 5 mins. Take off stove for next part.

 

White Cream Sauce:

½ cup soaked cashews (either soak overnight or boil for a half hour)

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp sea salt

¼ cup water

¼ tsp dried oregano

4 fresh basil leaves

½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Add  all ingredient into a mini food processor or a high powered blended and blend until smooth.  Spread sauce on pizza crust you cooked in the cast iron pan, and then add toppings of your choosing (I just used kale and red onions) and then top with dairy free cheese.  Place in oven and bake for approx. 12 mins or until cheese melts.

Take out of oven and let cool, take out of pan and cut in a cutting board.  Enjoy!

Please comment to let me know how it turns out for you!

Breakfast Banana Oat Cookies

Breakfast Banana Oat Cookies

These cookies are great for a breakfast on the go or just a snack in between meals.  They contain only natural sugars, are filling and vegan.  They only use 6 simple ingredients and are easy to make! Makes approx 6 cookies You will need: 1…

Double Chocolate Muffins

Double Chocolate Muffins

Because everyone deserves a treat once in awhile….. But usually my treats are still pretty healthy, all my baking always uses “better” types of sugars (maple syrup, coconut sugar, honey) and of course are always gluten free. Makes approx 11 muffins You will need: 1…

Cinnamon Banana Rolls

Cinnamon Banana Rolls

Green Detox Soup

Green Detox Soup

As spring approaches, it isn’t just our houses that need a cleaning.  All winter we eat heavier foods, so now it is time to lighten the load and choose some more detoxing meals.  This soup is quick and easy to prep and just needs to…

Tomato Carrot Soup

Tomato Carrot Soup

Looking to keep warm for the last couple months of winter? Cozy up with a bowl of this healthy Tomato Carrot soup! You will need: 1 cup of Vegetable broth 1 cup of Coconut milk (full fat from the can) 3 large Beefsteak Tomatoes 1…

Veggie Lentil Casserole

Veggie Lentil Casserole

You Need:

1/2 cup Red Lentils

2 cups of Vegetable Broth

1 cup of Water

1 cup of Oats

2 shredded Carrots

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Basil

1/2 tsp Oregano

1/2 tsp Thyme

1 cup of Spinach

1 Sliced Zuccini

1/2 cup shredded Vegan cheese

  1. In a pot add the lentils, water and vegetable broth.  Bring to a boil and let simmer until lentils are fully cooked and liquid is gone.
  2. To the cooked lentils add the oats, salt, shredded carrots, basil, oregano, and thyme.  Stir until completely mixed and let sit for 10 mins.
  3. In a greased 8×8 or 9×9 pan or glass dish spoon mixture into the pan and spread until even.  Then place spinach leaves across bottom layer until spinach is evenly distributed.
  4. Take slice zucchini and create an even layer of zucchini, then sprinkle vegan cheese until all zucchini is covered.
  5. Bake at 350 for approx 20 mins or until zucchini is cooked and cheese is melted.
  6. Let cool for approx 10 mins and cut into even squares then serve.
Green Mojito Iced Tea

Green Mojito Iced Tea

Iced Tea is such a refreshing drink in the summer.  Another refreshing summer drink is a Mojito, so why not mix them together to make one amazing beverage (minus the alcohol). You will need: -10 cups of Water -2 Green Tea bags -10 Fresh Mint…