Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash

1 medium butternut squash 1 tbs olive oil 1 cup quinoa 2 cup low sodium vegetable broth 1/2 sweet onion 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup chopped walnutsContinue reading “Quinoa and Kale Stuffed Butternut Squash”

Not really M&M cookies

The Not Really M&M Cookies (vegan and not healthy) 2 cups of flour 1 Tbs cornstarch ½ tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup sugar ¾ “butter” (I use earth balance) 1 NOT-egg (either flax egg or the Follow your heart “eggless egg) 1 tsp vanilla 1 bag of UnrealContinue reading “Not really M&M cookies”

almond butter

This is seriously one of the easiest recipes; who knew?! The main ingredients, almonds and patience. It started two weeks ago, when I was out at a bar for my friends birthday and someone gifted her a couple jars of almond butter. I’m thinking “Ok, I need to get to know this girl”.  We immediatelyContinue reading “almond butter”

Strawberry Sorbet

16 oz strawberries, de-stemmed and frozen 1 5oz container of Coconut yogurt (I like So Delicious) 1-2 Tbs Juice from one Lemon 3 Tbs agave Blend in high power blender [vitamix] until smooth. Prepare a metal bread pan with parchment paper, covering bottom and sides Pour the blended mixture into pan, freeze 2 hours, serve.Continue reading “Strawberry Sorbet”

Strawberry- Lemonade muffins

2 cups flour 1 1/2 Tbs baking powder 1 tsp baking soda Two handfuls of strawberries cut up into small pieces 1 ripe banana, mashed 1 lemon for zest + juice (2 Tbs) 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup almond milk 2/3 Coconut oil, melted 1/2 cup coconut sugar + sprinkle for topping organic food coloring-Continue reading “Strawberry- Lemonade muffins”

Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

½ cup peeled, chopped carrots ½ cup chopped yellow potatoes 1/3 c raw, cashews 1 cup dairy free milk 2 ½ Tbs nutritional yeast 1 Tbs lemon juice or apple cider vinegar 1 tsp salt *option: pinch of cayenne or paprika for a little kick   -Steam potatoes and carrots in a pot for 15-20Continue reading “Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce”

The Basically the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

2¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup Earth balance, room temperature ½ cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 Flax Eggs, room temperature 1 1/2 cups non-dairy chocolate chips   Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line bakingContinue reading “The Basically the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Butternut Squash Chili

2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes with juices 1 can black beans + 1 can red kidney beans 1 Butternut squash, cubed 2 Green bell peppers, sliced 1 sweet Onion, diced 2 tsp ground Coriander 3 Tbs minced Garlic 2 tsp Oregano 2 Tbs Chili powder 1 Tbs ground Cinnamon 2 Tbs Olive oil 1 Tbs groundContinue reading “Butternut Squash Chili”