Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course ūüôā I’m…

Cocoa energy bites [GF]

This is my own twist on a Scott Jurek recipe, and one of my favorite recipes of all times. It is a little long to make, but well worth the effort! And yes they do look like little goats poop pebbles but do not let that deter you!!! Ingredients: 1/2c cocoa nibs, processed into a…

Grapefruit-cucumber-quinoa salad [GF]

I have been seeing myself¬†as a vegan-with-cheese, but I wanted to give a go at going full vegan, so I purchased the Vegan Reset meal plan, which started August 1st, 2016. The recipes yield large portions, so I haven’t done all of them. I’m basically picking and choosing. And I happened to have had friends…

Ezechiel bread

I¬†love bread. I think I said it before but it’s kind of a big deal for me. French = bread+wine+cheese¬†(although my dear¬†father begs to differ about that 3rd one. His loss!) In my search for healthy, home-made alternatives, I¬†discovered Ezechiel bread. This prompted me to buy a hand-cranked mill. Which in turn prompted¬†my personal craze…

The easiest vegan panna cotta [GF]

This is¬†such an easy and delicious dessert – vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free… Perfect to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth! It has¬†a velvety, tasty creamy texture that melts in the mouth. The amount of thickener used ensures a texture more on the softer side – if you like your panna cotta firmer, increase the amount of agar,…

Maple-sriracha roasted cauliflower [GF]

An easy, quick¬†and¬†no fuss side-dish, that can be done either with a fresh or frozen florets. This recipe seems very simple and not that exciting on paper – but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look at cauliflower the same way again! You’ll actually crave it!!! Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower (or 1 bag frozen florets)…

Simple banana-oats breakfast cookies [GF]

Cookies for breakfast! What could be better? The fact that they’re ready in 20 minutes tops! 2 bananas yield about 19 cookies, at 1 heaping TBSP batter each Ingredients: 2 old bananas – the darker, the better because the sweeter! 1/4c ground flax (I ground 1/4c of whole seeds and it works just fine) 1c…

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls [GF]

O.MG! These are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and sinful! Besides, anything Mary likes is a double whammy win in my book! Just disregard how rich they are because, they taste like¬†hey-I’m-just-gonna-have-one-more-or-two-or-what-the-heck-I’ll-have-a-third-one-thank-you-very-much! You want to double the amount you’re making, right now. Trust me on that one. Ingredients: 1/2 c almond butter 1/4 c¬†+3 TBSP¬†maple syrup 3…

Fluffy oats pancakes [GF]

These can be ready within 30 minutes! You wake up, crave pancakes, and bam! Before you know it, they’re on your plate! Yields about 8 pancakes, at 1/3c batter each, Ingredients: 2c oats flour (ground rolled oats in a food processor) 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 TBSP flax meal…