Veggie Nuggets – Vegan and Gluten Free

Veggie Nuggets

Veggie Nuggets

This is a great kid friendly recipe that is packed full of veggies.  The kids (and adults) love anything that they can pick up and dip, so this is a fun way for to get veggies in.  I think we all get a little tired of eating vegetables the same way all the time.  Veggie nuggets are a great way to give the family some variety, but still eat healthy.

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad – Vegan and GF

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

With the temperature heating up I want recipes that don’t require a lot of cooking.  Quinoa tabbouleh salad is so refreshing and perfect for hot summer days.  It is full of fresh herbs and veggies and tossed in lemon vinaigrette.  The tabbouleh can be made ahead of time and is perfect for a summer picnic, BBQ or potluck.

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Quick Vegan Cheese Sauce

Quick Vegan Cheese Sauce

Pour it over macaroni

Dip your chips

Put it on top of veggies

Drizzle it on your tacos

Who said vegans can’t have cheese?  This vegan cheese sauce can be used for anything you want cheese on and it only takes 5 minutes to make.

One of my favorite ways to use this sauce is on baked potatoes and broccoli.

Vegan Cheesy Potato

The main ingredients in the cheese sauce are white beans for creaminess and nutritional yeast for the cheesy flavor.  Everything just goes in the blender and its ready in no time.  You can eat it as is or heat it up.  It’s delicious either way!

The recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.  This is usually not enough for my cheese loving family, so I usually have to double the recipe.

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Quick Vegan Cheese Sauce

Makes about 1 1/2 cups of sauce.  

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tbsp white miso
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup non dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter spread

Instructions

  1. Drain and rinse the white beans.

  2. Add the beans and all the remaining ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy.  

  3. Serve at room temperature or heat up in a small pan over medium heat.  
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Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins
Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins

Vegan Peanut Butter Oatmeal Muffins

These muffins are great for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack.   They get their sweetness from bananas and maple syrup, not refined sugar.  The banana flavor goes great with the peanut butter.   Plus they are gluten free.  Just make sure you use certified gluten free oats.

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Bittersweet Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome Mamas.  Motherhood is such an amazing and exhausting journey.  It’s full of extreme highs and lows all at the same time.  I think we all deserve more than one day to be celebrated. I’m sure a lot of us really would just love a nap and someone else to cook.  A plate of cookies wouldn’t hurt either.

vegan oatmeal raisin cookie
Vegan Oatmeal raisin Cookies

For many of us Mother’s Day is bittersweet.  It is a day filled with a mix of happiness and grief.  We can snuggle up our babies and a enjoy all their little gifts all while trying not to cry for the one we can’t hold. I wish that we can all find a little peace today and try to enjoy the sweet parts of the day.

I hope that all you mamas have the amazing Mother’s Day you deserve so much and it is filled with lots of happiness and lots of good food too!

 

Bittersweet Mother’s Day

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Vegan Lemon Kale Pasta

Lemon Kale Pasta
Lemon Kale Pasta

Vegan Lemon Kale Pasta

This time of year is so busy for my family.  It seems like we have something going on every night of the week.  Both of my older kids are involved in sports and always have school stuff happening. Even with all the craziness, I still feel it is important to sit down to dinner as often as possible and I also like the kids to have a healthy meal before they play or practice.  I can’t always make it happen of course, but its a goal.  I also have learned the hard way that eating is essential before going to the ballpark because the concession stand food is scary and vegan options don’t exist.  

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Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Vegan Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Weekday mornings are crazy at our house with two big kids to get to school, a husband that is trying to get to work and a toddler that is always up early.  It always seems like no matter how hard we try to get out the door on time we are always a few minutes late.  In all the craziness, I try to make sure that the kids get a decent breakfast, but a lot of morning we only have time for cereal or a granola bar.

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Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust

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Vegan gluten free cauliflower pizza crust

Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust

I can’t believe how long it has been since a lasted updated my blog.   I guess life just got in the way, but I’m ready to start again. So much has happened in the last few years. Lots of happiness and sadness.  But now it is time to make time for the things I love to do.  I certainly haven’t stopped cooking but I really have missed my blog.

Since my last post my son has been diagnosed with a gluten allergy. He had a lot of crazy symptoms that I never would have thought were related to food.  He was dizzy, had severe joint pain and developed a rash.  Once we got him to the right doctor and eliminated gluten from his diet all of his symptoms went away and haven’t come back.

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