Banana Blueberry Nicecream Sundae. Yes, hot summer days call for ice cream, but for vegans, gluten and dairy free peeps, the challenge lies in finding great ice cream that is totally satisfying, and yet healthy. The good news is, it is no longer necessary to operate a complicated ice cream machine to have great dessert–I made this nicecream with the Dessert Bullet in five minutes. With just frozen fruit, you can create a super healthy dessert without any added sugar, preservatives or chemicals. On a hot summer day, this gadget is a must!
When you don’t have much time to make lunch or dinner, (which is most days), it is so great to look in the refrigerator or pantry and find that you have all the ingredients for a special and tasty dish. In my kitchen, that would be these Smoky Jackfruit Tacos With Jalapeno Creme. I always have corn tortillas, a can of jackfruit, fresh garlic, cashews and of course avocados, as they are basic staples in my kitchen. The greens and grated cabbage provide color, fiber and vitamins to the tacos, and when you top them with the jalapeno creme…wow, the flavor is incredible!
This Quinoa Potato Corn Scramble with Grilled Pepper Chile Sauce is ready and on your table in 30 minutes. The secret of this dish is that it is all about the sauce. It doesn’t matter what vegetables you have on hand, this pepper chile sauce will dress up, and spice up your scramble. This recipe starts with ingredients that every kitchen has on hand. This includes potatoes, onions, garlic, corn and quinoa/rice. These vegetables and grains are scrambled together and topped with homemade grilled pepper chile sauce. Dinner is done!
It is Taco Tuesday, and as far as I am concerned, everyday can be Taco Tuesday. Corn tortillas are the one thing that those on a gluten free diet can eat without feeling like they have resorted to an inadequate substitute for the gluten version. Genuine tacos are made with corn tortillas, so there is no deprivation or sacrifice involved. This vegan version of Tofu Cauliflower Kale Tacos with marinated tofu, cauliflower, kale and peppers is light and healthy and the tangy lemon mint crème, makes them feel like a treat. If you enjoy a lower carbohydrate meal, you can serve the stirfy topped with the lemon mint crème, without the tortillas.
If you are craving a burger, and want to try something that is new and completely fulfilling, you must give quinoa burgers a shot. The quinoa, beans, chia and flax seed pack an abundance of protein and fiber, as well as other nutrients. The chipotle seasoning and sauce give the burger a tangy hot and spicy flavor that will make you forget that it is so healthy. To keep it gluten free, we added grilled portobello mushrooms for the bun, and built our burger with avocado and carmelized onions. Yum, is all I can say, but judge for yourself. Read more…