Creamy Rosemary Potato Soup. When describing a recipe, the first characteristic that I would normally discuss, is how the food tastes. Of course, food is all about the taste! The only reason to expend effort to prepare a special recipe is the end result, the yum factor. In this case, the basic recipe is simple–potato soup with onions, garlic and rosemary cooked in an Instant Pot. It is very appealing when you are hungry because it only requires six ingredients and is ready in less than thirty minutes. In this case, the rosemary was amazing….it smelled divine when the soup was cooking, and tasted delicious in the soup–there is something about the Instant Pot that infuses flavor into whatever is cooking in it. Potatoes and rosemary are a perfect combination for a comforting warm bowl of soup. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Apple Upside Down Cake. During the holiday season, we love to enjoy dessert, but want to keep it as healthy as possible. This apple cake features fresh apples, and offers a vegan option. It is light, but incredibly satisfying for that holiday sweet tooth. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Pumpkin Chocolate Pudding. This is a seasonal recipe that goes well with any dish– it can be an every day treat, holiday dessert or just a quick snack. Simple, easy and delicious. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Sweet Butternut Ginger Soup With Maple Cinnamon Toast. Butternut squash is one of those versatile vegetables that can be either savory, or sweet, but either way, it is delicious. This soup, spiced up with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg is smooth and comforting on a cold day, but fancy enough for a holiday spread. Including preparation time and cooking in the Instant Pot, your soup is on in less than thirty minutes. Serve it with maple butter cinnamon toast, and it is almost dessert. Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Cream of Vegetable Soup With Dumplings. Anything with dumplings is a comfort food, and by that I mean, something that I ate as a child that my mother made from scratch. Although her soup had chicken and this soup is vegan, the creamy texture and yummy flavor can provide the same comfort that any delicious, hot soup can. The best thing about vegetable soup is that it is so user friendly. You can add any vegetables that you like to a soup base, add the garlic cashew creme, and create your own vegetable soup. For this soup, I used mushrooms, onions, broccoli, carrots and a jalapeno for a little flavor. And of course, the dumplings are the star of the soup! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.