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Cauliflower Cheese Sauce

Cauliflower Cheese Sauce
Vegan, Gluten free
Happily Serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Cups cauliflower
1/4 Cup Coconut Milk, unsweetened
4 TBSP Nutritional Yeast
2 TBSP Avocado Oil
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
1 Garlic Clove
1-2 tsp Sea Salt
Black pepper to taste

Cut and press garlic, let it 5 mins.
Steam Cauliflower about 10 Minutes. You can buy it whole or buy it “Riced”.
Drain cauliflower if there is any excess water, and add it to the food processor.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth.

Hemp Honey Viniagrette

Honey Hemp Vinaigrette
Paleo, GF, Dairy Free
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1/2 Cup Hemp Seed oil
2 TBSP Coconut Vinegar
2 TBSP Raw Honey
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Cup Lime juice
2/3 Cup cilantro, chopped
1 tsp Sea Salt

Mix all ingredients together, shake well.  Serve as a dressing or over seafood dish.

Cucumber Dill Hummus

Cucumber Dill Hummus
Vegan, GF
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 cups Garbanzo Beans or butter beans, rinsed and drained
2 springs fresh Dill (washed, stems removed) or 1 TBSP dried dill
1 Cucumber (washed, skin on, roughly chopped)
½ tsp Sea Salt
2 TBSP Lemon or Lime Juice
1 TBSP Hemp Seed Oil
2 TBSP Tahini
1 Garlic Clove

Put all ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse/blend until smooth

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing

Chipotle Sauce/Dressing
GF, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 TBSP Tahini (can sub Sunflower butter)
1 TBSP Hemp Seed oil
2 Garlic cloves, crushed
1 TBSP Coconut Aminos
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp Chipotle powder
½ tsp Cayenne
¼ tsp Sea salt

Mix all ingredients together. Can be used as a salad dressing or over stir fry and quinoa.  Great Sauce for lettuce wraps!
OR:
Optional: ADD 1TBSP Nutritional Yeast if you want to toss it on Collard Greens and bake.

Kahula Chocolate Fudge

Kahlua Chocolate Fudge
Vegan, GF, Refined Sugar free
Happily serves 20

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

20 oz Lily’s chocolate chips
14 oz Can full fat coconut milk
3 TBSP Ghee (or butter) cubed at room temperature
2 TBSP Kahlua
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Sea salt
1 tsp espresso powder or 1 TBSP cold brew

Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan.
Line with parchment paper, allowing the excess paper to overlap on two of the sides, set aside.
Add the chocolate and espresso powder into a large, heatproof bowl; set aside.
Fill a saucepan with a little water (about 1/4 full) bring it to a boil.
Reduce to barely a simmer. Place the bowl containing the chocolate and espresso powder on top of the pot.
Cook, stirring frequently, until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is completely smooth, about 8-10 minutes.
Add coconut milk and ghee, cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until it is completely melted. Remove from heat.
Whisk in the Kahlua, vanilla, sea salt, and cinnamon. The mixture will be VERY thick.
Transfer to pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until firm enough to slice.
Remove the fudge and transfer it to a cutting board. Peel off parchment paper and slice into small pieces.
Serve at once or store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month or freezer up to 2 months.

Sugar Cookies

Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily Serves 24

All Ingredients Organic

COOKIES
1/2 cup softened vegan butter (or butter if not vegan)
2/3 cup cane sugar or coconut sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp chickpea brine (aquafaba – the liquid left behind in a can of cooked chickpeas) or flax egg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 2/3 cups gluten free flour blend
2/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup arrowroot
1 Tbsp unsweetened almond or nut milk

FROSTING (optional)
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
1.5 – 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened almond or nut milk
Preheat oven to 375 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Add softened vegan butter (not melted or cold) to a mixing bowl and beat/whisk until creamy and smooth.
Add sugar and mix on medium speed until fluffy
Then add chickpea brine (or other egg substitute) and vanilla and mix again.
Add baking powder and sea salt and blend well
Then add GF flour blend, almond flour, and arrowroot and mix on low until the ingredients are combined.
Add almond milk and stir.

The dough should be thick, moldable and a little difficult to mix at this point. If too soft, continue adding a mixture of GF flour blend, almond flour, and arrowroot until a thick, moldable dough is formed. If too thick, thin with a bit more almond milk.

Transfer dough to the refrigerator and chill for 15 minutes. Once chilled, use a spoonful of about 1.5 Tbsp of dough and roll into balls – the dough will still be soft so be gentle. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets and press down gently with the back or your spoon to smash slightly.
Or you may roll out the dough on a well-floured surface until about 1/4-inch thick and use cookie cutters (dipped in GF flour) before pressing into the dough. Use a floured spatula to gently scoop onto baking sheets.

Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes or until the cookies appear fluffy.
Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to cool completely.

To make frosting, add softened vegan butter to a mixing bowl and whisk/beat until soft.
Sift in powdered sugar in small amounts and mix, add the vanilla and whisk.
Continue adding powdered sugar until you have spreadable frosting.

Once cooled, store leftover cookies covered at room temperature for 3-4 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month.

Notes
If you’d like to cut back on sugar, sub 1/3 cup of the sugar with about 1/4 tsp stevia. This will make the cookies softer, so you may need to add more GF flour or arrowroot to help thicken the dough.

The chickpea brine substitutes an egg in this recipe. In its place, you can also try subbing 1/4 cup pumpkin puree, 1 egg replacer, or 1 small chicken egg if not vegan.

You can make the cookie dough and refrigerate up to 2-3 days before baking.
Simply let the dough rest at room temperature for 30 minutes before scooping and baking. It should be soft and moldable.

Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 of 24 cookies without frosting.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cookie without frosting
Calories: 122 Fat: 5.6 g Saturated fat: 2.6 g Carbohydrates: 17 g Sugar: 5.8 g Sodium: 48 g Fiber: 0.8 g Protein: 1.3 g

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Refined Sugar Free, GF

Happily serves 16

All Organic Ingredients:

1/4 Cup Lime juice

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/4 Cup Coconut vinegar

5 crushed garlic cloves

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

2 TBSP Coconut sugar (I use less and usually use stevia)

1 Cup Avocado Oil

Mix or blend well.  Shake before use.

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Zucchini Breakfast Loaf – Gluten Free

zucchini bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread is free from dairy, gluten, soy products and refined sugars!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Organic Zucchini, finely grated
  • 2 C almond meal
  • 2/3 C tapioca starch/arrowroot flour
  • 2 tbsp flax/chia meal
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-2 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 eggs (or flax egg substitute)
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) Organic coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz) Organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350º F.

Line a loaf tin with parchment paper.

Combine the dry ingredients together in one bowl and whisk the wet ingredients together in another bowl.

Combine both wet and dry ingredients together, pour into a loaf tin.

Bake in the oven for 30-40 mins or until golden brown on top and cooked through. When the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.

Serve warm or toasted.

 

Black Bean Lentil/Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Black Bean Lentil & Quinoa Salad

w/Cumin-Lime Dressing

Vegetarian, Gluten free, Vegan
Happily serves 6

quinoa salad

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Cup dry lentils or Quinoa (or 1/2 Cup each)

2 Cup Black beans (if using canned, rinse well)

1 Red bell pepper

1/2 Red onion

3 Green onion stalks

1 Yellow Zucchini

Bunch of cilantro to taste, stems removed

 

Dressing

1/4 Cup Lime juice

2 TBSP Avocado or olive oil

1 tsp dijon or flavored mustard

1-2 Garlic cloves

1 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Oregano

1/8 tsp Himalayan Sea salt

Optional: chipotle powder, chili powder, pepper

Cook lentils according to package directions, leaving firm not mushy. Drain.

Cut or mince Galice, let sit 5 minutes.

While lentils are cooking, make the dressing: place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

Finely dice the bell pepper, onion, and green onion.  Roughly chop the cilantro.

In a large bowl, place black beans, bell pepper, onion, zucchini and lentils.

Add the dressing.  Add cilantro, and lightly toss.

Serve or chill covered in the fridge for at least an hour.

 

Tomatillo Salsa

Tomatillo Salsa

  • 8-9 tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed
  • 1-2 fresh jalapeños, seeds removed unless you want it really spicy
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 handful organic fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 medium sweet organic onion
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sea salt (to taste)
  • Optional: Drizzle of raw honey

Optional: Avocado

Mix cilantro, onion, jalapenos, garlic and lime juice in the Vitamin or blender.  Add Sea salt, and Tomatillos.