Spicy 3-Bean Veggie Chili

The cauliflower gives it a wonderful texture and helps thicken it up. I’ve used the ever versatile cauliflower to make everything from rice, to mashed potatoes, to wings and parmesan cheese, and it works perfectly as the “meat” in this dish.Ingredients2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 white onion, diced5 cloves garlic, diced3 tbsp chili powder2 ...

Pad Thai Slaw (V, GF, Paleo)

I had so many goodies in the pantry, I just couldn’t resist! The hemp, the chia, the cinnamon, the cocoa, the pepitas, the cashews…see? All the good stuff!!! After I was satisfied with the bars and they were setting in the fridge, I figured why not top them with chocolate ganache? It’s been a while ...

Raisin Biscuits

A copycat of Hardee's famous biscuits only vegan, fat-free and whole-wheat...though you would never be able to tell! Ingredients2 cups whole wheat flour (white) 1½ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1½ tsp cinnamon 3 tbsp light brown sugar (optional) ⅓ cup raisins ½ cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce ...

Chai Oatmeal

The best way to eat oatmeal, ever. This oatmeal may be prepared with rolled oats or instant oatmeal.  Chef's Note: Fruit flavored teas can be substituted for chai tea; pair with appropriate frozen or fresh fruits.Ingredients½ cup instant oats 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 chai tea bag InstructionsHeat 1 cup of water ...

Kale and Cauliflower Chowder – Vegan & Gluten-Free

I don’t even know what to say about these. They’re too good. They’re so chocolate-y and almond buttery and just all-around yummy. These could easily be dessert, but honestly I’d eat them any time of day for pure chocolate, banana, almond butter muffin bliss. Anytime, anywhere.Ingredients1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 tbsp water (I ...

Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

A cool and refreshing wrap that's perfect for hot summer days. Try out different fruit-based salsas with this recipe to keep it new and exciting every time you make it. These chickpeas also go great atop steamed greens like kale or tucked into a raw collard green wrap.Ingredients10 whole lettuce leaves 1 whole green bell ...

Low Fat Vegan Nacho Cheese

The best vegan nacho cheese on the planet, I swear. Try the nut-free (fat-free) sister version on p. 245 of The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.Ingredients¼ cup raw cashews 2 tbsp nutritional yeast ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp salt ⅔ cup plant-based milk 2 tsp yellow miso paste ½ tsp lemon juice 2 tsp cornstarch ¼ ...

Vegan Berry Banana Pancakes

I don’t eat pancakes very often, probably only a few times a year but every so often I get a craving. With soy milk in the fridge, frozen berries in the freezer and an overripe banana on the counter, the solution to my craving was simple – vegan berry banana pancakes!Ingredients1 cup all-purpose flour2 tsp ...

Vegan No-Bake Java Chip Bites

4 simple ingredients, plant-based, no-bake, gluten-free, no added sugar - just real food!Ingredients1 cup raw cashews1 cup dates (soak in warm water first if very dry)? cup unsweetened fine coconut2 tbsp fresh lime juice1 tsp fresh grated lime zestInstructionsPlace the cashews in a food processor and mix until mostly broken down.Add the dates and process ...

Hemp Protein Truffles (Vegan)

These little beauties were actually born out of a failed baking attempt from last week. I had some steamed sweet potato I needed to use up, so I thought I’d try a vegan version of these Flourless Chocolate Brownies from Nutritionist in the Kitch. I simply replaced the eggs with flax eggs and the batter ...