Summer Sweet Pepper Quinoa Salad

Gluten Free, Vegan

Happily Serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Yellow Bell Pepper

1 Cup Chick Peas

1/2 Cup Quinoa + (1 Cup Bone/veggie Broth to cook Quinoa)

1 Green Onion

1 Garlic Clove

1 handful Cilantro 

2 TBSP Avocado Oil

2 TBSP Lemon Juice

1-2 tsp Sea Salt

Rinse Quinoa. Cook according to Package.   I use 1:1 ratio and cook about 10 minutes so it’s not “mushy” and still has a crunchy texture.

Rinse beans if you are using canned.

Cut garlic, let sit 5-10 minutes 

Wash, cut onion, cilantro, and bell peppers.

Toss all ingredients together, eat chilled.  

Quinoa Avocado Black Bean Salad

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS 

1 Cup cooked Quinoa 

1 Jalapeño 

1/4 Cup Red Onion

Handful Cilantro 

1 Cup Black Beans

1 Garlic Clove

1 Avocado 

Soak and Cook beans or rinse well if you are using them from a can.

Cook Quinoa according to desired texture. You can cook with bone broth to up the nutrients. 

Cut Garlic and let sit 5-10 minutes.

Thinly slice red onion.

Dice/chop cilantro.

Mix all ingredients, add the avocado in when you are ready to eat.

Cilantro Lemon Vinaigrette 

1/3 Cup Avocado Oil

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

2 TBSP Water

2 tsp Garlic 

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

2 TBSP Coconut or Champagne Vinegar 

1 tsp Honey

Add all ingredients to a Vitamix or Bullet, blend well and store in fridge.

Breakfast Banana Oatmeal Bars

Breakfast Oatmeal Bars

Dairy free, Gluten Free

Happily serves 24

chocolate chips coconut oil dark chocolate chips   chocolate chips  coconut oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Medium Ripe Bananas

2 Flax eggs or egg replacer

1/2 Cup Almond Butter

2 TBSP Coconut oil (room temp)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3 TBSP Honey

1 1/2 Cup Gluten-free Oats

1/2 cup Oat flour (can sub Quinoa Flour)

1/2 cup Almond meal

1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Baking soda

1 dash Sea Salt

Optional:

3 Tbsp Raw walnuts (or 3 TBSP Raisins)

1/2 cup dairy-free semisweet or dark chocolate chips (I used Lily’s Brand)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

RECIPE for egg replacer: per one egg

1 TBSP Flax seed, 3 TBSP Water.  Mix and let rest for about 5 minutes.

 

Combine “egg” and mash in the bananas until well combined.

Add nut butter, baking powder, baking soda, melted coconut oil, honey, salt, vanilla and stir.

Add oats, almond meal and oat flour and mix well.

Optional to add chocolate chips and walnuts/raisins and stir until well combined.

Spray bar pan or mini muffin tin with coconut oil, roll into balls or fill mini muffin pan.  Cookies won’t expand much.

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until slightly golden brown.

Cool in the baking pan on a cooling rack.

Root Veggie Soup

Rutabaga Parsnip Soup

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 4

Allium

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Yellow Squash

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Cup Rutabaga

1 Cup Parsnip

1 Cup Turnip

1 Yellow onion

1 Can (14oz) Coconut Cream

1 Cup Vegetable or Bone broth

½ tsp Nutmeg

1 tsp Thyme

1 tsp Sea salt

½ tsp Black or White pepper

Cut garlic and let sit 5-10 mins.

Cube/dice squash, parsnip, turnip and rutabaga.

Spray with coconut oil and airfry 10-15 minutes or until desired texture.

Sauté onion and garlic until soft and caramelized.

Add the coconut cream and broth.

Remove roasted veggies from airfryer and blend all of the above in a food processor or vitamix until smooth.

Cashew Crusted Cabbage Steaks

Cashew Crusted Cabbage Steak

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 4

Avocado oil

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Whole Purple Cabbage

ALMOND BUTTERMILK:

1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

1 TBSP Lemon juice

COATING:

1 ½ Cups Raw Cashews

1 tsp Sea salt

1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper

3/4 tsp Garlic powder

1 ½ tsp Smoked Paprika

3 TBSP Arrowroot (or cornstarch)

1 TBSP Avocado oil

Optional: 1 ½ tsp Curry, turmeric or cumin powder

 

Preheat oven to 425.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Prepare vegan buttermilk by adding almond milk and lemon juice to a shallow dish. Stir and set aside

Slice Cabbage into 1 inch “steak” rounds.

Add an inch water in a steamer basket to a large pot and bring to a low boil. Add cabbage and cover, steam for 4-5 minutes to partially cook.

This will ensure proper cooking time and help the inside by tender when the exterior is browned and crispy.  You can also air fry for 4 minutes.

Remove and set aside on a separate dish.

Prepare the cashew coating by adding cashews, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, curry powder, paprika, and arrowroot starch to a food processor.

Mix until a semi-fine meal is achieved, it should be pretty fine so it can coat the cabbage.

Transfer coating to a shallow dish and set aside.

Dip the steamed cabbage in the almond buttermilk, ensuring both sides are adequately coated.

Set back on platter so excess will drip off and season both sides with sea salt.

Next, dredge the cabbage in the cashew coating until thoroughly coated, using a spoon to add more coating to any bare spots. Then transfer cabbage steaks to your prepared baking sheet

Spray avocado oil to help them crisp up.

Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the cabbage steak  is easily pierced with a knife and the exterior appears golden brown and crispy.

Remove from oven to cool slightly before serving.

 

Cooking tips:

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

You use a cooling rack that is oven safe, place that over the parchment paper to help the cabbage crisp up more.

The cabbage underside can get a little more browned when not using a cooling rack.

Cooking the cabbage in the upper third of the oven helps prevent the bottoms from burning.

Stuffed Bell Peppers-EASY! Grain Free!

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Dairy Free, Gluten Free

Happily serves 2

black pepper

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Green Bell Peppers

2 Chicken Sausages

1/2-1 Cup Butternut squash pasta sauce (you can use marinara)

2 TBSP Avocado Oil

1/2 Cup Dairy Free Mozzarella Cheese

1 tsp Minced Garlic

1 tsp Minced Onion

1 tsp Herb seasoning

1-2 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

Cut Bell Pepper in half.  Remove seeds.

Dice Sausage or you use ground meat.

Mix sauce, seasons, salt and meat together.

Lay bell pepper in a stone pan and fill with sauce mixture.

Bake 10 minutes.

Add cheese and bake 5 more minutes until melted.

Lentil Mushroom Stew. Meatless meal idea

Lentil Mushroom Stew

Vegan, Gluten Free

Happily serves 2-3

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

3/4 Cup Lentils

2 1/2 Cup Bone broth

1/2 Yellow onion

2 Garlic cloves

1 Cup Mushrooms

1/2 Cup Zucchini

1/4 Cup Celery

1 tsp Thyme

1/2 tsp Sage

3/4 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 Cup Red Wine or 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar

1 TBSP Coconut aminos

Cut or mince garlic and set aside.

Rinse Lentils well.

Wash and Chop veggies.

Cook lentils according to Package.

Add bone broth, onion, celery, zucchini in a pan, simmer until cooked.

Cook Mushrooms separate so you can drain off the water in the pan.

Add cooked lentils and garlic and the spices.

Add vinegar and coconut aminos, mix well and serve.

Tips:

Spices and herbs should not be cooked with the rest of the ingredients so you don’t lose the nutrients through heat.  Always finish your dish then add spice to remain freshness and get maximum nutrient density.

Gluten Free Penne Pasta made from Green Lentils-Meatless Meal Idea! High in Protein

Pasta salad

Brussel Sprout Penne Pasta
Gluten Free, Vegan
Happily Serves 2

 

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Brussel Sprouts
1 Cup Penne Pasta
2 TBSP Olive oil or Avocado Oil
2-3 TBSP Lemon Juice
1-2 tsp Sea Salt
1/8 Red Onion
1 Garlic Clove
1 Green Onion
1 tsp Minced Onion

Cut bottom core off, cut and quarter and wash Brussel sprouts well (they hide dirt well)
Air fry 7 minutes or Bake 15 minutes.
Cook Vegan Green Lentil Penne Pasta according to Package. You can cook it in Veggie broth or Bone broth for greater flavor and nutrients.
Cook Red onion 5-7 minutes (this is easier on digestion)
Add all ingredients together.
You can serve warm or as a cold pasta

Tuna Fish made for Adults! Easy to assemble “kits” for meal prep

Tuna Fish 

Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Happily serves 2

 American cuisine

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

8 oz White Albacore Tuna

2 TBSP Vegan Mayo

1 TBSP Lemon Juice

2 tsp Dill Weed

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Garlic

1 tsp Minced Onion

1/4 Cup Celery

1/8-1/4 Cup Chopped Dill Pickles (or Relish) depends on your preference 

Optional: Stuff Tomato with Tuna filling or Lettuce Wrap

If you do use a tomato, Cut in half.

Remove the seeds, place in a small jar.  Add Lemon juice and sea salt and crack peppers.

Chop Celery

If you are using canned Tuna, make sure it’s WILD!

DO NOT DRAIN the liquid (omegas), mix in with the fish and other ingredients.

Serve to your liking.  You can use celery to dip in it, add it to flax crackers, wrap in lettuce or stuff a tomato or pepper.

Taco “Meat” for Vegans!

Vegans like Tacos too!  Here is your option to enjoy the texture and all the flavor and spices you love! 

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Gluten Free

Happily Serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups Jack Fruit

1/2 Cup Jodi’s Homemade Ketchup (you can add more spice to make it more of a bbq flavor)  

Optional:

1/4-1/2 Cup Bone broth to slow cook or use vegetable stock

Shred Jackfruit and slow cook in crock pot on low for 2 hours or heat on stove top.  Add BBQ or ketchup and desired spices.

Serve in lettuce wraps or veggie stir fry for variety.