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Purely Vegan Positively Chickenless Almost Pot Pie – Gluten Free!
Carrots / cashews / celery / Chickpeas / Kale / Mushrooms / Nutritional Yeast

Purely Vegan Positively Chickenless Almost Pot Pie – Gluten Free!

My mom loved to cook and had many specialities up her sleeve when it came to the kitchen, a few being: old world Italian meat lasagna with sauce that simmered for days, gumbo flecked with seafood surrounded by a rich roux, and creamed chicken – poached chicken drenched in full-fat seasoned cream.  I used to … Continue reading

Gluten Free (Vegan) Sugar Cookies – no butter!
Coconut Milk / Coconut oil / tapioca flour / vanilla

Gluten Free (Vegan) Sugar Cookies – no butter!

Sugar cookies seemed like a simple venture in the vegan world.  When I initially set out to find a vegan sugar cookie recipe, I wholeheartedly expected to find one that called for vegan butter (which I had, fortunately!  That’s probably the last time that happens.).  But, instead of finding a vegan-butter-filled flour confection, I found … Continue reading

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Granola with Raisins and… a Secret Ingredient: Balsamic Vinegar!
Balsamic Vinegar / Cinnamon / Coconut oil / Honey / Oats / Pepitas / Pumpkin seeds / Raisins / Sunflower Seeds

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Granola with Raisins and… a Secret Ingredient: Balsamic Vinegar!

It’s almost as if I forget about granola.  I get so caught up in scrambles, hashes, and sautés that it’s not something I include on a daily basis.  On the rare occasion in early February, after a few snowfalls and a layer of cold wetness has covered any sign of life on the ground, I … Continue reading

Cilantro-Kale Soup with Carrot and Peanut Butter Puree
Carrots / Cilantro / Cinnamon / Cumin / Garlic / Kale / Olive Oil / Paprika / Peanut Butter / Sweet onion

Cilantro-Kale Soup with Carrot and Peanut Butter Puree

A few of my closest relatives have an old family friend that was born in the Caribbean and makes an awesome peanut soup.  I’ve heard about it at least three times.  They talk about how amazing it is, how their friend is a chef, and how wonderful it is that it’s made from scratch – … Continue reading

Fenugreek and Paprika Spiced Carrot Hummus
Apple Cider Vinegar / Carrots / Chickpeas / Fenugreek / Olive Oil / Paprika

Fenugreek and Paprika Spiced Carrot Hummus

I love little plates and tapas for dinner; a small bowl of this, a few spreads and flatbreads… you know, nibble food.   Last night, I made this soup – and, although fenugreek and paprika and lemons don’t exactly go together – It seemed like a good combination.  I feel another recipe coming on.   Fenugreek … Continue reading

Creamy Tuscan Cannellini and Kale Soup with Lemon – Gluten Free
Cannellini Beans / Carrots / cashews / Dried Beans / Garlic / Great Northern Beans / Kale / lemon / Nutritional Yeast / Sundried tomatoes / Sweet onion / thyme

Creamy Tuscan Cannellini and Kale Soup with Lemon – Gluten Free

It sounds weird, but trust me on this.    Since the moment I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I’ve been [absolutely] pining to do a remake.  To be honest, I looked at the recipe long enough to see that the creator used a cashew cream base, which she homemade using equal parts cashews and water.  And, … Continue reading