Instant Pot Lentil Pasta With Kale and Cauliflower Alfredo

Instant Pot Lentil Pasta With Kale Cauliflower Alfredo is seriously delicious and on your table in less than thirty minutes.   The pasta cooks in the Instant Pot in 3 minutes, and the cauliflower alfredo also takes 3 minutes.  Yes, it is that quick, that easy, that nutritious and, incredibly tasty.

Why lentil pasta?  In addition to being gluten free, the green lentil penne pasta that I used in this recipe has 7  grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein for an approximately 1 cup serving! When you compare to traditional flour pasta that has 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein, it is an easy decision for me.  This dish is perfect for a quick dinner, and, despite all the hidden nutrition, the kids will love it.  Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Butternut Sage Pasta

Grilled Butternut Sage Pasta.  As I mentioned in my previous posts, I am on a grilling kick.  I think that everything is better, cooked on the grill.  It isn’t summer yet, but my grill cooks indoors and outdoors, so I don’t have to wait if I get inspired to make something.  This grilled butternut sage pasta was an inspiration.  With only 8 ingredients, I tossed the vegetables on the grill, cooked the pasta, and made the pasta sauce with part of the grilled vegetables.  So easy, so flavorful and done in thirty minutes, and vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

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Grilled Jackfruit Tacos

Grilled Jackfruit Tacos.  I know, you may be in an area of the country that is not ready for grilling, or for tacos.  You are still fighting the dark, cold winter.  If that is the case, you may prefer Grilled Jackfruit Chipotle Chili for dinner to warm you until spring arrives.  Just know though, these tacos are something to look forward to. The combination of the smoky flavor of the grilled jackfruit and the tangy bite of the sauerkraut is perfection.  Jackfruit is a versatile ingredient, and it dresses up well with herbs and spices.  These tacos are vegan, gluten free and dairy free. Continue reading “Grilled Jackfruit Tacos”

Vegan Dip and Veggie Platter

Vegan Dip and Veggie Platter.  There are so many occasions that I just want a snack, not a whole meal.  I want that snack to be delicious, nutritious, and even healthy.  This platter features four vegan dips, Toasted Pumpkin Seed Dip, Jalapeno Guacamole, Black Bean Dip and Basil Hummus.  I added fresh veggies and fruits and the best gluten free crackers that I have found to round out the platter.  If served as a meal, it contains all of the protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals that you need and it takes only 30 minutes to prepare all of the dips and cut the veggies.  Then, it is time to snack away!  Vegan, gluten free, dairy free.

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