Spicy Smoked Vegan Taco With Garlic Cashew Cream

I think that the best food can be found inside of a taco.  There are so many varieties of tacos, and they can be tossed together quickly with whatever ingredients you have on hand.  Since going gluten free, corn tortillas have been essential to my feeling that I can still love food without being deprived.  Staying with my main theme of trying to fit as much nutrition into a square inch as possible, I have combined cauliflower, sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts for a delicious and filling taco base.  We have spiced it with with garlic, smoked paprika, chipotle and the best fats–avocado and cashews.  I had no idea how they were going to turn out, but seriously, these tacos bring the flavor.  More….

Rainbow Spring Rolls

Summer is coming, and we want something cool and fresh to eat.  A quick trip to the Farmer’s Market, and you are all set to whip up these spring rolls in less than 30 minutes.  We used red pepper, cucumber, avocado, mango, carrots, green onions and purple cabbage, but these spring rolls are so versatile–whatever fruits and vegetables you have available can be added to change up the flavor.   Paired with almond cilantro dipping sauce, this is  a perfect summer lunch, dinner or snack.  Of course, they are completely gluten free, dairy free and vegan.   More…

Superfood Breakfast Bowl

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Superfood Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients

    Chia Pudding
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • Toppings
  • 3 tbsp goji berries
  • 3 tbsp chocolate crisps
  • 2 tsp toasted coconut
  • 1 sliced kiwi

Instructions

  1. Mix all chia pudding ingredients in a glass jar and let set for 2 hours
  2. Place sliced kiwi, goji berries, toasted coconut and chocolate crisps on top of vanilla chia pudding
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Matcha Chai Latte

Starting the day out with homemade Matcha Chai Latte made with non dairy milk and a variety of spices will greatly increase the chances that it will be a great day. Making your own chai means that you can treat yourself whenever you need to, and it won’t be loaded with preservatives and sugar.    Vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
Serve with Pumpkin Cranberry Bread.

Matcha Chai

Ingredients

    For each cup of 12oz matcha chai:
  • 12 ounces of coconut, soy or almond milk
  • 1 tbsp matcha
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch cloves
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Heat milk in pot, and add matcha, spices and maple syrup.
  2. Add mixture to small blender and blend until smooth.
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NOTE:  Make sure that you blend your ingredients in the blender BEFORE your latte.  DO NOT put hot ingredients in a Nutribullet.

Matcha Chai Latte

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Salmon Kale With Maple Glazed Beets

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Most who strive for a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle inevitably cook for, or entertain friends or family who don’t follow that diet.  I don’t cook meat, but found these awesome tasting gluten free salmon patties at Costco, and since then, no other measures up.  I always make a salad with the salmon, and add a variety of ingredients to up the nutritional value.  This day, I added kale, leeks, pine nuts and these amazing glazed beets.  No other dressing was even necessary.

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