In this recipe, I had some leftover sesame ginger dressing from my asian salad and decided to saute it! Just press your tofu between paper towel and place a heavy item on the top for as little as 1/2 hour and cut into cubes. So easy! Just listen to how delicious it sound!
We were at the St. Petersburg Farmers Market on Saturday. Just as the market was ending, there were great deals on produce so I picked up a head of Cauliflower for $2.50 and figured I'd be able to make up something for it with the limited spices I have here in Florida. I really enjoyed the flavors I threw together and hope you do too!
1 Head of Cauliflower cut up in small pieces
2 T olive oil
1/2 t paprika
1/2 t cumin
2 large cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup of vegan parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of vegan mozzarella cheese
chopped green onions or parsley to top (not necessary but it looks nice)
Pre-heat over to 400 degrees. Place the cauliflower in an oven safe pan. Add the olive oil and garlic and mix well with the cauliflower. sprinkle the spices over the cauliflower and then top with the parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, mix with a spoon and add the the mozzarella cheese. Bake for another 15 minutes. Plate and top with chopped green onions or parsley (optional). Enjoy all on it's own, or as a side dish!
So we don't just eat vegan, we live being compassionate towards animals in all aspects of our lives.. Many personal hygiene products are tested on animals. I decided to make my own deodorant to make sure all of the ingredients were safe also.
12 T coconut oil
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup arrowroot
1/2 cup algo clay
essential oils (optional)
Mix dry products using a wooden spoon - don't use metal or plastic per the instructions on the box of also clay in a ceramic bowl. Heat coconut oil so that it's soft. Add the coconut oil to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add a few drops of essential oil if desired. Let set in the fridge.
Even on vacation I'm dreaming about new recipes! I wondered what oatmeal cookies would taste like if I added hemp seeds and I think they turned out pretty tasty! I hope our Super Bowl guests agree:)
1 1/4 cup vegan margerine
1 cup brown sugar
1 vegan egg ( I used Vegg)
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 1/4 cup oats
1 cup walnuts
2 T hemp seeds
Heat oven to 375. Cream the vegan butter well and add brown sugar, vegan egg, cinnamon and vanilla. Add the baking powder into the flour and mix well and then add to the creamed butter, egg cinnamon and vanilla mix. Mix well. Add the hemp seeds, walnuts and oats and continue to mix well. To bake, take a teaspoon of the dough and roll into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in water (to avoid sticking). Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!
Prepping for a Super Bowl Party is easy even if you are following a plant based diet. Here are a few of our favorite easy suggestions! To create a delicious Ranch Dip for chips, vegan meatballs or whatever you like to dip into ranch dressing, we love using Penzeys Buttermilk Ranch spice. We add a couple of Ts of the spice with a jar of any of your favorite vegan mayonnaise. I always add at least a couple of ts of freshly minced garlic but you can reduce or increase this option depending on your love for garlic.
Next we're going to offer our guests an easy peasy sweet offering. Chocolate Chip Muffins! We use the Vegetarian Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix which we found at our local grocery store (Kroger in Michigan or Win Dixie in Florida). We used plant based milk and an egg substitute to make it vegan. We used a product call Vegg for our egg substitute. We also added about 1/3 cup of vegan chocolate chips and mixed and baked per the instructions!
We're also going to provide an quick and easy pizza option for our guests. For this, we use:
1 Pillsbury Crescent Roll
1/4 cup olive oil
2 T minced garlic (more or less if desired)
1 jar of Plant Based Pizza Sauce (any with our cheese should work)
1 8 oz pkg of Daiya Cheese or any other plant based cheese
Any chopped veggies you like
Pre Heat oven to 375. Roll out the crescent roll and stretch onto a rectangular baking pan. Mix the olive oil with the garlic and brush onto the stretched out crescent roll. Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven and top with pizza sauce, add plant based cheese and any chopped veggies you've prepared. Place back into the oven for another 6-8 minutes and serve.