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Completely Vegan and Delicious Egg Bites in the Instant Pot! And It’s an Easy Recipe!

This recipe for vegan egg bites in the Instant Pot is so easy, and delicious! Continue reading

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Magical Instant Pot Gluten-Free Vegan Cuban Black Beans

These vegan, gluten-free, Instant Pot Cuban black beans have become our go-to recipe for taking to barbecues and potlucks, because it turns out that *everybody* loves them, raves about them, and asks for the recipe. And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make! Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vegan, Gluten-Free Tuna Noodle Casserole with Real Vegan Tuna (Yes, Really!)

We recently made a gluten-free, vegan tuna noodle casserole. Yes, really. Now, a gluten-free tuna noodle casserole is not that hard to imagine – but a vegan tuna noodle casserole? “What in the world,” you may be thinking, “is vegan … Continue reading

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Meat Glue: the Secret Non-Vegetarian Non-Vegan Ingredient that Is Used in Tofu and Other Things

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the supermarket, meet Meat Glue. Just what is Meat Glue? Meat Glue’s chemical name is transglutaminase, and it is sold under the brand names Activa and Moo Glue. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Vegan and Gluten-Free New England Clam Chowder

Here is a vegan and gluten-free New England Clam chowder recipe to make in the Instant Pot, just in time for Super Bowl 52 (or LII, if you prefer the more proper Roman numerals)! Bring this to that Super Bowl party, and when the New England Patriots face off against the Los Angeles Rams, this vegan, Instant Pot New England clam chowder will wow the fans of both teams! Continue reading

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Vegan New England Clam Chowder – Just in Time for Super Bowl!

Here is a vegan and gluten-free New England Clam chowder recipe (which still has that requisite ‘taste of the sea’ flavor), just in time for Super Bowl LII (which is Roman numeral speak for ’52’)! Continue reading

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Sweet Vegan’s Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies!

The following recipe is contributed by Chef Andrea Young, founder of Sweet Vegan in New York City. We have had Sweet Vegan’s chocolates, and we’re here to tell you that they are amazing! And if you aren’t in or near New York City, you can order them online and they will ship them to you! Continue reading

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Fantastic Burrito Casserole – Naturally Gluten-Free and with Vegan Options!

We invented this burrito casserole, and so many people have asked us for the recipe that we decided to write it up for everyone! It’s sort of like a ‘Mexican lasagna’ (or ‘lasagne’, if you prefer) We like to serve it with a side of salad and some cornbread! Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

This gluten-free vegan chicken noodle soup recipe makes a vegan chicken noodle soup that is so authentic, it will instantly become part of your comfort food repertoire, and anyone to whom you serve this vegan – and so obviously vegetarian – chicken noodle soup, will not believe that Chicken Little didn’t steep in it. Continue reading

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Getting Started with the Instant Pot – an Instant Pot Quick Start Guide

I LOVE my Instant Pot (also known affectionately as an iPot, InstaPot, Insta Pot, or even just the IP)! But I will be the first to admit that it can be a little daunting getting comfortable with it at first! So, here are a few tips that have really helped me to finally ‘get’ it, plus instructions for something that you can make in your Instant Pot that will change your life: baked potatoes in 12 minutes! Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Soyrizo (Vegan Chorizo) Casserole in the Instant Pot

I love my Instant Pot, and it makes cooking for just yourself a lot more enjoyable (I don’t know about you, but I don’t really enjoy making something that takes hours, and is complicated, just for myself). Today I was jonesing for sweet potatoes (must be a vitamin A thing) and chorizo (vegan, of course). So here’s what I did. Continue reading

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Instant Pot Crisp or Cobbler that Just Happens to be Vegan and Gluten-Free!

After searching and searching for an Instant Pot fruit crisp or cobbler recipe, I finally invented one of my own, and it came out perfectly! So, here’s my vegan, gluten-free fruit crisp recipe done in the Instant Pot.
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Easy Raw Pumpkin Flax Crackers

This is a variation on our favourite fast and easy dehydrator crackers. It is just as fast and easy, but different enough to deserve it’s own recipe page. Continue reading

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Vegan Meringues or Meringue for Pie (Yes, Really!)

Vegan Meringue?? Yes! If you haven’t heard about aquafaba (sometimes spelled ‘aquafava’, although it is ‘aquafaba’), you are in for a delightfully shocking surprise! Aquafaba is a perfect egg white substitute that whips up exactly like egg whites, and behaves like egg whites in all sorts of recipes. And, aquafaba is not only readily available at any grocery store, but we bet you have poured it down the drain on at least one occassion. Continue reading

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Vegan Chocolate Pudding or Blancmange or Pots de Crème

This is an astonishingly easy vegan chocolate crème pudding (or blancmange or pots de crème)! Continue reading

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Vegan Brown Rice Pumpkin Mushroom Risotto

While risotto purists may decry our calling this a rissoto recipe, it’s certainly close enough, and it’s vegan, gluten-free, easy, and delicious! What more could you ask from a vegan brown rice pumpkin mushroom risotto? Continue reading

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Humane, Slaughter-Free Cheese

Why are we posting about humane cheese on a vegan site? Because we are so thrilled to discover a small, slaughter-free dairy farm that is dedicated to providing a wonderful life to their cows, treating their cows as family pets, … Continue reading

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Vegan German Chocolate Fudge

If you have a sweet tooth, or are just craving something sweet, or have kids who you are trying to wean away from processed sugar, then this Vegan German Chocolate Fudge should fill the bill. To be more precise, it … Continue reading

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Raw Vegan Caramel (Gluten-free, too!)

This raw vegan caramel is incredibly easy to make! It starts out like a thick sauce, but you can put it in the refrigerator and it will thicken up enough to be more like a frosting (which you can then … Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Raw, Vegan Fudge Recipe that Doesn’t Need to be Frozen!

Have you noticed that nearly every recipe for raw, vegan fudge requires you to keep it in the freezer? Whether the raw fudge with cacao recipes, or the raw fudge with dates recipes (and certainly the raw fudge with coconut … Continue reading

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The Best, Fast, Easy and Only Raw Flaxseed Cracker Recipe You Will Ever Need

This recipe is so fast and easy that it is truly the best and only raw flax seed cracker recipe you will ever need. Actually we should call it a “3 seed flax cracker” or even a “4 seed flaxseed cracker” recipe, and even with that it will be the easiest, most versatile flaxseed cracker recipe you’ve ever made. Continue reading

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Vegan Gluten-Free No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I have had the recipe for no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies made on the stovetop for more than 40 years. Now I have turned these wonderful (and fast and easy) treats into gluten-free and vegan no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies! Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Hot Cocoa Mix

This homemade vegan hot cocoa mix is not only gluten-free and vegan, but it’s also raw and organic! Just the thing for a winter’s day – or any day! Here’s how to make this delicious, and oh-so-good for you homemade vegan hot chocolate mix: Continue reading

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How to Cook Perfect, Fluffy Brown Rice – Every Time!

This is, hands down, the best way to cook brown rice so that it comes out perfect – fluffy, and not sticky – every time. Ever since I learned how to do this, I keep a big batch of brown rice in the fridge, already cooked and ready to use. Continue reading

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Super Easy Brown Rice Hot Cereal

I’ve been getting into brown rice lately, a lot. Ever since I learned to prepare rice in the following method in my rice cooker, I have a big batch of it ready cooked and ready to use, in the fridge. It’s wonderful. I love brown rice, warm with sesame seeds and sea salt sprinkled over it, cold tossed into salads, and for breakfast. The following is a very easy way to eat brown rice as a warm cereal in the morning. It’s delicious, and has no added sugar! Continue reading

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Vegan Vanilla Cream and Vegan Almond Cream

This is our own recipe, but we have to give credit where credit is due: this is a riff on the Native Food Cafe vegan vanilla creme. This vegan almond cream is delicious over pie, over cake, or on its own as a custard dessert. To make vanilla cream, simply omit the almond extract, but trust us, this is most delicious – very delicious! – as vegan almond cream. Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Filet of Fish Sandwich

Check it out – these taste so much like a filet of fish sandwich, you’ll have to check to make sure that you’re still vegan! Sooo yummy, and so easy! Not only are these gluten-free and vegan, but they are also soy free, corn free and nut free. Continue reading

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Easy Steamed Sesame Kale

We love kale, but even though the prep for fresh kale is easy, it can be a bit tedious. That’s why we were so excited to find this pre-prepped organic kale from Harvest Sensations. We found this in the produce section of Whole Foods. Making this delicious, nutritious steamed sesame kale is crazy-easy – and yummy! Continue reading

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We’re Going to the Native Foods Cafe Boulder Pre-Opening Party!

We were very excited to be invited to the Boulder Native Foods Cafe Pre-Openinig Party! Well, maybe party isn’t the right word – but they are treating us to lunch, and we get to go this weekend! (they officially open next Tuesday, May 29th).
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Gluten-Free Vegan Macaroni and Cheese #3

Why do we call this yummy, gluten free, dairy free, vegan macaroni and cheese “Vegan Macaroni and Cheese #3”? Because it is the third gluten-free mac and cheese that we have featured on The Happy Gluten Free Vegan. This vegan mac and cheese is our very own recipe, and we’re really proud of it. This mac and cheese does not use any commercial cheese substitute, and so is perfect for people who want to keep it simple, or who get upset tummies from some of the vegan cheese substitutes. It uses a ‘cheese’ sauce made of cashews, nutritional yeast, and ingredients you are likely to already have in the house. Continue reading

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Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Black Eyed Peas and “Ham”

If you are craving ‘down south’ comfort food, it doesn’t get much more comforting than black eyed peas and ham. Make that vegan black eyed peas and ham, and gluten-free to boot! We started with canned organic black eyed peas, but you can start with dried black eyed peas and pick up the recipe once they are pre-cooked. Continue reading

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Easy Vegan Hollandaise Sauce – Yummy and Gluten Free!

There are a few vegan hollandaise sauce recipes around, but they are all somewhat involved and take some time. We needed a quick, easy vegan Hollandaise sauce to go with our steamed asparagus, and we came up with this. Judged as crazy-yummy, it took under 5 minutes to make! Continue reading

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Native Foods Cafe Coming to Boulder Soon!

We are so excited that Native Foods Cafe is coming to Boulder, Colorado soon! The all vegan fast food and vegan comfort food (including gluten-free vegan food!) is currently setting up shop in the location previously filled by Rumbi Grill, at 29th Street Mall next door to the Smiling Moose Cafe. Rumour has it that they will be open by May, and judging by the progress we see whenever we are in the area, we think that is probably right. The Native Foods Cafe Boulder menu is already up by the door, and it looks fantastic. They are set to become the first openly kid-friendly vegan restaurant in Boulder (with a separate child-friendly menu), and they even have separate gluten-free and soy-free menus! Here is a small taste (no pun intended!) of the Boulder Native Foods Cafe menu: Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Quiche Recipe!

Yes! It’s true! This recipe for gluten free quiche is not just eggless but completely vegan! Not only that but it is an easy and delicious vegan quiche! And it even tastes like that other quiche, cheese and bacon and all! And this recipe does *not* use Daiya cheese, or any other vegan cheese product! So, without further ado, here is our recipe for yummy gluten-free vegan quiche! Continue reading

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Incredibly Easy Scrumptious Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza at Home! Fast, Too!

Sometimes you just don’t have the time (or the energy) to make something from scratch. And sometimes you just want pizza – but gluten-free, vegan pizza. Now, we’re lucky that here in Boulder, Colorado, there are quite a few pizza places that offer both gluten-free and vegan pizza. But what if you’re not in Boulder or somewhere else that has these options? Or what if you are in Boulder, but you just want to eat at home – food from home? Here is our perfect, 15-minute solution for a scrumptious, gluten-free, vegan pizza at home. Continue reading

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

These gluten-free vegan pumpkin carrot muffins are crazy-good! The love children of pumpkin bread and carrot cake, you won’t be able to eat just one, and neither will anybody else whom you let taste them! They are pretty moist in the middle; to make them more cake-like, bake them a bit longer, in a slightly slower oven. Continue reading

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Acorn Squash (or Butternut Squash or Pumpkin) in the Crockpot

Check it out…one of the easiest ways to cook acorn squash, or butter nut squash, or pumpkin, is in your crockpot (also known as a slow cooker). It’s so ridiculously simple that you’ll want to do it often! Continue reading

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Vegan Cocoa Rice Crispy Treats – Gluten Free and Organic Too

We are enjoying a pan of these vegan rice krispy treats as I type this – these are so good! Who doesn’t love Rice Krispies treats? But the original Rice Krispie bars are neither vegetarian (let alone vegan), nor organic (nor very good for you). This version is all of those things! And very easy to make, too! To make them be not cocoa, but plain, just substitute the plain crispy rice cereal of your choice. Continue reading

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Incredibly Easy Creamy Vegan Potato Carrot Soup in the Crockpot

This recipe for crockpot vegan, gluten-free creamy potato carrot soup is so easy, and so tasty, that you will make it often. Perfect for those fall and winter evenings – but also great for warmer days when the slow cooker can keep your kitchen cool! And it works with any size crockpot! Continue reading

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Why Would Sugar Not Be Vegan or Vegetarian? Here’s Why

Being vegan or vegetarian is really pretty easy, but there are certain gotchas that you have to watch out for. One of those hidden gotchas is that a lot of sugar – especially white sugar – is not vegan or even vegetarian. (For our purposes, we are using ‘vegan’ to mean “contains no animal products and no animal had to die for the product to be produced”, and ‘vegetarian’ to mean “no animal had to die for the product to be produced”, but may contain animal products such as milk or eggs.) So, back to sugar: what on earth isn’t vegetarian or vegan about sugar? Here’s what.
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Yum! Gluten-Free Vegan Raisin Toast or Cinnamon Raisin Toast

Nothing makes me a happier gluten-free vegan than some fresh-from-the-toaster cinnamon raisin toast slathered with buttery vegan margarine. If you live near a Whole Foods, you’ll be happy to know that some Whole Foods bakeries are now making their own wheat-free raisin bread, and while for some reason they don’t advertise it as such, it is vegan, as well. Continue reading

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Yum! New Zest Brand Gluten-Free Vegan Cookies!

A new company serving the gluten-free vegan market has opened in Boulder, Colorado. Zest Brands makes some of the most delicious gluten-free vegan cookes I’ve had. And they are completely gluten free and vegan! Intentionally! Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Salad – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Darned Tasty!

A few weeks ago I got the idea that it would be fun to make sweet potato salad, instead of regular potato salad. Sweet potatoes, as you may know, are extremely good for you, as well as being really yummy. So I devised this recipe, and it’s as different and yummy as I’d imagined! Continue reading

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Vegan, Gluten-Free Doughnuts

Mmm…doughnuts! Whoever imagined that donuts could be gluten-free, vegan (and baked, not fried!) and still be this good?! Not to mention so easy and fun to make! Continue reading

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Gluten-Free, Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup

We absolutely adore this at our house! It tastes just like the Cream of Mushroom soup you remember as a child – only better! And way better for you! And it’s so easy to make! Here’s the recipe!
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Welcome to the Happy Gluten-Free Vegan!

Hi, I’m Anne P. Mitchell, and I’m vegan, gluten-free, and happy! Many people think that it’s hard to be gluten free and vegan, but I’m here to tell you that it’s not only not hard, but it’s fun! Continue reading

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