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…

The best vegan meatballs everrrr!

OK, these are good. These are so good. You can eat them hot or cold. As is or with any sauce. So good! Inspired by¬†Yupitsvegan’s recipe. Ingredients: 1 x15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained* 1/2c raw almonds* 1/4c each raw walnuts + cashews* 1 onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic 1 tsp mustard 1 TBSP nutritional…