Category Archives: Recipes
If you have a couple of extra potatoes and an onion, some shallots and a bit of gluten-free flour, you can make one of the simplest, yet most delicious meals ever. We absolutely love potato pancakes! Their robust simplicity thrills our palates. Continue reading
A great deal has been made of Alison Roman’s Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric, known now as simply “The Stew” (it’s that good!) or even #TheStew. Here is how to make it vegan, gluten-free, and in the Instant Pot! Continue reading
Winter is a wonderful time for this nourishing dish. It’s creamy and filling, like mashed potatoes, but much yummier and more nutritious! Brewer’s yeast, cauliflower, and celery root are packed with vitamins, and the flavor is slightly sweet, with a bit of a tang. Continue reading
Here’s another very easy (3 ingredient!) recipe for when you are either hungry, or sick, or both, this time for delicious vegan, gluten free ramen in the Instant Pot! And if you’re wondering how to cook ramen in the Instant Pot, you’re at the right place. Continue reading
This recipe for Thai-inspired coconut ginger lime soup is quick, easy, delicious, and low calorie to boot! It can be made on the stove top or in the Instant Pot! Continue reading
What is Brahmastra juice? This Indian ayurvedic cold remedy will relieve your congestion, clear out your sinuses, and set you on the path to recovery! Below is the recipe both for stove top Brahmastra juice, and Instant Pot Brahmastra juice! Continue reading
Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to cook butternut squash. Sure, you can bake it, but what else can a person do? We recently discovered a butternut squash-based taco recipe that is so delicious we’re still salivating over our meal, hours later. The addition of whipped vegan cream cheese with avocado and fresh jalapeno makes this dish a total winner. And it’s so easy to make! The hardest part is cutting the skins off the squash. But persevere with the task, because the end result will be worth it. Continue reading
We don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it’s cold and gloomy here. The skies are pitch-black by 5:00 PM, and we do whatever we can to stay warm. Nothing soothes you more on a cold December evening than a bowl of creamy potato/broccoli soup. The texture is like manna for the throat, and the robust, yet delicate flavor comforts as it fills you up. Invite some friends over for a soup party! Everyone will rave about this delicious meal. Continue reading
You’re going to flip your lid when you bite into one of these moist, tasty apple cupcakes. They contain both applesauce and grated apples, so they’re ultra-dense and rich. Grocery stores carry a variety of different vegan cream cheese products, but our go-to favorite is Kite Hill. It’s a bit spendy compared to other brands, but worth every penny. These muffins are perfect for the holidays, since they contain cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Heavenly!
Brrrrrr! It’s getting cold outside, and we’re craving comfort food! Shepherd’s Pie is an excellent meal for these chilly nights. It’s packed full of lentils and potatoes, combined with mushrooms and spinach, and served on top of gluten-free breadcrumbs. We made this hearty offering as a main dish for our recent Thanksgiving dinner, but it’s also perfect for the December holidays. You’ll feel pleasantly full in no time, ready to brave the cold winds. Continue reading
Many of us have unpleasant childhood memories of being forced to eat Brussels sprouts. Such a mindset is unfortunate because, cooked properly, this cruciferous vegetable is both tasty and nutritious. Many chefs are beginning to appreciate the flavor of the oft-maligned Brussels sprout, so the tide is slowly turning in its favor. Our delicious vegan, gluten-free recipe utilizes dried cranberries, orange zest and toasted hazelnuts to create a taste sensation. You’ll be proud to showcase this offering on your Thanksgiving table. It’s crunchy yet tender, with a hint of sweetness, and packed full of vitamins. The hazelnuts add a bit of protein to our elegant side dish. Yum!
This vegan vichyssoise is naturally gluten-free, and just in time for National Vichyssoise Day! Continue reading
This delicious vegan, no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is easy to make, and it’s gluten-free too! Continue reading
This Instant Pot Gluten Free Vegan Millet and Black Bean Soup is hearty and full of delicious protein. Millet is a seed that is high in fiber, magnesium, zinc, and B vitamins, similar to quinoa. By using dried beans, this entire recipe is nutrient dense while being economically savvy. The black beans makes this soup satisfying and filling, and it reminds you of a chili. Heat from the spices gives it a yummy kick, while the corn adds a touch of sweetness.
You’re faced with a dilemma: you want to eat an elegant international meal, but you don’t have much time and/or cash on hand. What’s a hungry gourmet to do? The answer is simple — whip up a platter of our Pepper, Peanut, and Potato Sabzi! Though it looks deceptively like a simple, stir-fried dish of potatoes and peppers, once you experienced your first bite, you’ll know there is something special going on. The exotic flavor comes from the addition of cumin and fennel seeds, spices that are popular staples in Indian cuisine. The peanuts add protein, and the potatoes are hearty and filling. Just perfect for these chilly autumn nights! Continue reading
Did you know that there is a type of tofu that you can easily make at home, that is delicious, and that is soy-free? Here’s the recipe. Continue reading
This gluten-free vegan Indian pudding recipe is just in time for National Indian Pudding Day! Continue reading
This tasty Instant Pot gluten-free vegan blueberry topping is perfect for dairy-free yogurt and ice cream, smoothie bowls, oatmeal, and toast. Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used, but fresh ones might require a bit more maple syrup to taste. Make a batch of this sweet topping to keep in the refrigerator for quick breakfast and dessert additions! Continue reading
This Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Spicy Beans and Rice is so easy to throw together on busy weekday nights, and it’s likely you have all the ingredients on hand right now. This is a filling and hearty recipe packed with fiber and delicious spices. The tomato paste and the salsa together really make a good flavor pair to make the rice extra tomato-y. Feel free to substitute a milder or spicier salsa depending on your preferences. Top with fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, or parsley. Chopped green onions also make a great garnish!
There’s no dessert quite like cheesecake. Smooth, creamy, sweet, decadent — what’s not to love? However, most of the cheesecakes you encounter in restaurants and coffee shops are made with tons of dairy and gluten. Since we love this delectable confection so much, we decided to make our own, using plant-based ingredients. The filling utilizes cashews and coconut milk, blended to perfection. Stunned by our stellar results, we decided to share the secret with you. You can thank us later. Continue reading
A vegan quiche that is also gluten-free and doesn’t use tofu?? Yes!! Here is how to make an amazing, delicious, 100% vegan, 100% gluten-free quiche with Just Egg! In fact, other than a tiny bit of soy lecithin, this vegan quiche is also soy-free! Continue reading
These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan ranch potatoes are incredibly tasty and flavorful. The secret is in the herbs! The dill, chives, and garlic really make the ranch flavor shine. While yellow potatoes were used for this recipe, redskins also work well as they provide a nice backdrop for the herb mix. Don’t skimp on the dill! That provides the authentic and distinctive ranch flavor to the dish. Continue reading
You’ve undoubtedly had the disheartening experience of going to a potluck and encountering a slew of dairy-based dips and spreads. This can be frustrating if you’re doing your best to follow a vegan, gluten-free diet. Don’t despair! Here is a delicious, creamy spread you can make from tofu that tastes just as good as the dairy-based variety! Even your non-vegan friends will love it. They may even beg you for the recipe. The spread is healthy, since it utilizes basil and Italian parsley, herbs that are rich in vitamin C. The tofu adds protein and calcium. Much healthier than your average spread, and so easy to make! Continue reading
This bright Instant Pot gluten-free vegan lemon pepper rice has a beautiful blend of tart lemon juice, spicy fresh black pepper, and earthy black sesame seeds. The final additions of dried garlic flakes and black sesame really make a difference – white sesame can be used instead, but they are a little more waxy and lack the depth of flavor of the black seeds. This dish goes well with stir fries and fresh salads!
This warm and autumnal Instant Pot gluten-free vegan apple cranberry compote is perfect for topping dairy-free yogurt and ice cream, oatmeal, chia puddings, and smoothie bowls. The amount of sugar in this recipe might vary depending on the apples and … Continue reading
Autumn is well underway, and our desire to devour pasta dishes continues in earnest. Pasta puttanesca is a traditional Italian dish that tastes great, even without the addition of anchovies. It’s hearty, filling, delicious, and so easy to make. Though most pasta puttanesca recipes utilize thin spaghetti noodles, we had some dried, gluten-free fettucine noodles in our kitchen and decided to use those instead. We were delighted by the results. You don’t need many ingredients to make this wonderful meal. It’s super inexpensive! In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients in your cabinet or refrigerator already.
This gluten-free vegan chicken noodle soup recipe is exactly what you need for those fall and winter days, or when you have a loved one with a cold or flu to whom you want to provide vegan comfort. Continue reading
This warm and hearty Instant Pot gluten-free vegan Cajun split pea soup is perfect for colder autumn days and winter nights. The Cajun seasoning in this recipe has paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne, and oregano – but many Cajun seasonings have their own distinct twists. Some may add smoke flavor or salt, so be mindful of that with the liquid smoke in the recipe, and the final salting at the end. Continue reading
One of the things we missed the most after we decided to pursue a vegan, gluten-free diet was Italian food. The cuisine is hearty and delicious, but most restaurants serve it with huge dollops of cheese (not to mention pasta made from whole wheat flour and eggs). What’s an Italian food lover to do? Fortunately, October happens to be mushroom season where we live. Chanterelles were on sale at our local supermarket for an insanely low price, and we had a brainstorm. After some deliberation, we were able to whip up this simple, but elegant dish. It’s inexpensive, a cinch to prepare, and will fill you up on a chilly autumnal evening. Continue reading
Vegan, Gluten-Free Sweet Potatoes With Avocado/Pea Puree and Spiced Chickpeas is an Amazing, Filling Meal
No vegetable is more synonymous with autumn than the sweet potato. We love these hardy, delicious vegetables with vegan butter and a bit of pepper, but they are so much more versatile than you might think. Our recipe looks and tastes exotic, but it’s incredibly easy to prepare. This dish is packed with protein and vitamins, and the ingredients are inexpensive. The combination of avocado, peas, chickpeas, and tahini creates a flavor explosion that will linger in your mouth after you’re done eating your meal. You just have to try our recipe, and you’ll know exactly what we mean. Continue reading
Here is the Seinfeld Soup Nazi’s recipe for mulligatawny soup, reworked for the Instant Pot! Plus it’s vegan and gluten-free! Continue reading
This Instant Pot gluten-free vegan vegetable rice is an easy meal for the weekday or a quick substitute for takeout. Switch up the veggies with in-season vegetables, or make it a weekly staple just the way it is. Olive oil can be used as a substitute for avocado oil, but the latter is preferred. Use as a delicious side or throw in some protein for a well-rounded meal. Continue reading
This yummy Instant Pot gluten-free vegan coconut rice is super easy to pair with vegetables and curries, as well as being delicious topped with some cinnamon and mango for dessert. The base rice recipe has a pretty light coconut flavor, so if you want to amp it up, add in some shredded coconut at the end. Top with slivered almonds for a nice crunch, or finish it off with a squeeze of lime juice! Continue reading
Do you still have a few leftover zucchinis from your summer garden? You may be wondering what to do with them. Most likely, you’ve given several of them away to friends, and they’ve made it clear they don’t want or need any more. Try as you might, you can’t get rid of all of them! Never fear — our sweet bread recipe will give a whole new purpose to those succulent, green vegetables. The addition of unsweetened cocoa and walnuts will send you into orbit. Good thing this recipe makes two loaves, because you won’t have any trouble devouring the first one. Continue reading
These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan taco lentils are perfect for actual tacos, and they also make a great addition to vegetables in a stir-fry fashion or turned into a tortilla soup with extra vegetable broth. Try some red or green lentils to mix it up, or keep the brown lentils for an earthier taste and a meat-like appearance. The salsa can be swapped for something spicer, or turn this into an Italian-inspired meal with crushed tomatoes and some fresh basil at the end.
There’s nothing quite like stew on a chilly fall night. It warms and comforts you, fills your belly, and gives you the vitamins you need to fight off colds. Really — what’s NOT to love about stew? This hearty West African peanut variety is packed full of vitamins and protein, since it contains peanut butter, collard greens, sweet potatoes, garlic, and other nutritious ingredients. On top of that, it’s delicious! Try it, we feel confident you’ll agree. Continue reading
This super quick Instant Pot gluten-free vegan Blueberry Oatmeal is an easy breakfast for busy mornings. Top with crunchy nuts, brown sugar, extra cinnamon, and even more fresh blueberries at the end for a yummy complementary combination. Steel cut oats are a little chewier and take longer to cook than quick cooking or traditional oats. You can substitute a plant milk like hemp for the almond milk, but the nut milks go really well with the slivered almond toppings.
This super easy Instant Pot gluten-free vegan pizza noodle recipe is a great substitute for greasy delivery. Don’t skip the seasonings – they give the dish the traditional pizza flavor. This recipe makes it easy for everyone to customize their own bowl with their favorite toppings! Noodle substitutes can be made, but the timing might need to be adjusted – the spaghetti in this recipe is made with corn and quinoa so it’s rather sturdy and doesn’t get mushy in the Instant Pot easily. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago we posted the recipe for basic vegan egg bites in the Instant Pot. Not satisfied with just leaving it at that, we experimented with making completely vegan meatball-stuffed egg bites in the Instant Pot, and we have to say that it was a roaring success! Continue reading
Your Instant Pot can be used for more than just pressure cooking! It’s a handy way to create one-pot recipes where heat is needed! This decadent Instant Pot gluten-free vegan chocolate coconut dessert is not only delicious for a post-dinner snack, but it’s also chock full of yummy healthy fats for a satisfying treat during the day. This dessert is a mix of sweet creamy coconut milk and chewy flaked coconut, and is reminiscent of the chocolate coconut candy bars. Top the final result with more shredded coconut, chocolate chips, or slivered almonds for an extra crunch. Continue reading
If you are hankering for something sweet, vegan, and gluten-free, you really can’t go wrong with this vegan (and yes, gluten-free) dessert pizza. It tastes so much like the Almond Joy bars of our youth, only so much better, and better for you!
Eat Hearty With Our Vegan, Gluten-Free German Potato Salad (Stovetop and Instant Pot Recipe Included!)
Fall is coming on strong! We don’t know about you, but we’re craving some carbs! It’s best to stick to the healthy kind, like organic potatoes. Recently, we found ourselves with a small sack of red potatoes — don’t ask how THAT happened — and wanted to do something fancier than just boiling them and slathering some Earth Balance over the top. So we modified a German potato salad recipe, substituting tempeh bacon for the animal variety, and were wowed by the results! We found smoky bacon tempeh at the supermarket, and found that it imparted the delicious flavor that is so essential to German potato salad. Continue reading
This yummy and hearty Instant Pot gluten-free vegan tomato bean soup is satisfying and perfect for autumn and colder days. The basic background of pinto beans and potatoes allows for the tomatoey flavor to really shine through. This recipe makes a rather liquidy soup, so cut down on the vegetable broth if you wish to have something thicker and more stew-like. You can also blend it for a few seconds with an immersion blender to achieve a creamier texture – but not too long, you are just trying to thicken it a bit, not make it smooth!
It’s already fall where we live, and our thoughts naturally turn to pumpkin treats. And what is more autumnal than pumpkin pie? Normally, this cool weather delicacy is made with eggs and condensed milk, but our vegan, gluten-free version calls for unsweetened almond milk and cornstarch (or arrowroot powder). The texture is more jiggly than a traditional pumpkin pie, but our version still tastes great and goes down smooth!
These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan marinara potatoes are super easy and packed with delicious flavor. They are nice little switch from spaghetti while being hearty. Different types of potatoes can be substituted, but the yellow ones add a nice, buttery flavor. There’s no need to peel the potatoes, but they can be peeled prior to cooking or even mashed at the end for a unique twist on mashed potatoes. Top with dairy-free cheese or sour cream, or serve as-is for an Italian-inspired side dish. Continue reading
These Instant Pot gluten-free vegan Refried Beans are so easy, you’ll never reach for the canned version again! It’s a great healthy version instead of filled with unhealthy oils or seasonings. Plus, because they are made in the Instant Pot, you don’t even have to actually refry them! Make a double batch for Taco Tuesdays and store in the freezer for quick dinners. These spices are pretty basic, but it goes well alongside spicy homemade salsa. Add in a little more chili powder if you’re looking for a kick!
This Instant Pot gluten-free vegan garlic millet rice pilaf is full of texture and flavor. The millet adds both nutrient value with protein and fiber, but also a fun textural component to the rice with the round shape. The fresh and powdered garlic really kicks up the garlic flavor in this dish. Millet is a seed, not a grain, so the release time at the end is a timed natural release to allow for the seeds to soften up just a touch more without cooking too much. Continue reading
This applesauce is so easy to make and eat, you’ll never buy store-brand again! The Instant Pot makes it a breeze without heating a hot stove and watching the applesauce boil. Choose apples that are in season for the best flavor, and feel free to mix up the types of apples for unique combinations. Add in a little agave if you have apples that might not be as flavorful, on-season, or if the apples are more tart, like Granny Smith green apples. More often than not, though, the apples are so sweet on their own that you don’t need any additional sweeteners! Continue reading
This recipe for vegan egg bites in the Instant Pot is so easy, and delicious! Continue reading
This Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Spicy Salsa is so easy, you’ll never buy pre-made again! This party-pleasing dip goes great with tortilla chips, on top of baked potatoes, added in chilis and soups, and mixed into beans and rice. Add in cilantro and herbs to taste, and fresh herbs are best. Pour into cute jars and give to friends as a quick gift with chips. Make your salsa even more like a restaurant style by blending your vegetables until puréed smoothly. A courser vegetable chop has wonderful texture and a great handmade flair, and is a prettier garnish. Don’t be tempted to take the sugar out – it balances both the acid from the vinegar and the tartness of the tomatoes! Continue reading
This yummy vegetable dish is quick and easy to put together. The brightness of the lemon flavor is extremely tasty with the toasted almonds! A great summer side dish of green vegetables with a satisfying crunch. Feel free to substitute toasted pine nuts in place of the almonds, as they also can add a nutty, creamy flavor to the overall dish. Avocado oil is a tasty oil with a high smoking point and healthy fats. There are a number of good reasons to include avocado oil when eating vegetables – it may increase the absorption of antioxidants and nutrients as well as being naturally anti-inflammatory! If you don’t have any on hand, olive oil also works well as a substitute. Continue reading
This deliciously light and bright Instant Pot gluten-free vegan asparagus soup is a yummy way to get in vegetables. It’s light enough to have in the summer without being too heavy. The potatoes make the soup creamy without any extra nut or plant milks. White pepper is used instead of black to allow for the green color to shine, but black pepper also works well. Top with crunchy tortilla strips, dairy-free yogurt or sour cream, pine nuts, or even sunflower seeds for a nice salty, crunchy garnish. Olive oil can be used in place of avocado oil, but the latter provides a nice buttery flavor. Continue reading
These Instant Pot Gluten Free Vegan Perfectly Baked Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and don’t take an hour to bake. Enjoy the health benefits of sweet potatoes, as they are rich in fiber and antioxidants, without even having to cut them up. If you want mashed sweet potatoes, cook them a bit longer in the Instant Pot instead of the last few minutes in the oven – the skins peel off easily and allow for an easy mash. Make a bunch of baked potatoes and serve as a side or use for a potato bar. On busy nights, pop these in the Instant Pot and your vegetables are deliciously and healthfully steamed!
It already feels like autumn where we live, and we’re craving warmer, heartier foods. Of course, sweet desserts are delicious any time of the year. We recently modified a traditional rhubarb/pear/almond crumble recipe by substituting Earth Balance for butter, and gluten-free flour for the whole wheat kind. Our results were stellar. You’ll keep going back to the pan for this dessert — again, and again and again. Try your hardest not to devour the entire thing!
This delectable Instant Pot Gluten-free Vegan Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal is warm with delicious spices that will brighten up the start of your day. This recipe uses steel cut oats, which have more fiber and an amazing slightly crunchy texture. Quick cooking and old-fashioned oats are not the same, and will cook differently – if you choose one of these the time needs to be decreased. The steel cut “groats” are chewier and take longer to cook. Continue reading
This mouthwatering creamy Instant Pot gluten-free vegan rice pudding is smooth and sweet with only a handful of ingredients! Feel free to use almond, hemp, or dairy-free milk of choice. The nuttier milks add a subtle additional flavor, and coconut milk isn’t recommended as it is too thick for the final dish. Cinnamon powder is optional, but highly recommended! Depending on the toppings you select, the vanilla alone is a great base. Make this rice pudding more traditional with regular or golden raisins soaked in rum, or opt for a handful of other toppings that provide more crunch. Continue reading
What happened? It’s already the end of the summer — the time when we often have a lot of vegetables left over from our numerous trips to farmer’s markets, co-ops, and supermarkets. Two vegetables that seem ubiquitous are cucumbers and wax beans. Recently, we faced a conundrum — our refrigerator’s crisper was filled to overflowing with cukes and beans. We’d rather perish than waste food, especially fresh veggies! Fortunately, with very little fuss, we were able to whip up this yummy salad. It requires few ingredients, and is cheap and easy to make. On those muggy summer nights when hot food is unappealing, this dish is a winner. Continue reading
These delicious Instant Pot gluten-free vegan creamy mashed potatoes with Hawaiian Red Salt will be the hit of the party! This recipe uses avocado oil to give it creaminess and buttery flavor. Avocado oil blends better with the potatoes in this amount over coconut oil, as the final mash will taste a little too coconutty unless the oil is very refined. Olive oil is a good substitute, but preferably only if avocado oil isn’t available. Continue reading
You’ve most likely had hummus, but have you tried its sweeter, lighter cousin, baba ghanoush? Baba ghanoush is a lot like hummus, since it has a tahini base. However, instead of adding garbanzo beans, this recipe utilizes roasted eggplant. The result is equally delicious. Our light but zesty meal is easy to make, and perfect for warm summer nights. You can serve it with gluten-free pita bread or with gluten-free toast points sprinkled with thyme, olive oil or vegan butter, and a bit of granulated garlic. We feel confident that you’ll love this dish either way. Continue reading
Is it even summer without peach cobbler? We don’t think so! When temperatures are hot and peaches are ripe, what’s an enterprising chef to do? The traditional recipe calls for large amounts of butter and white sugar, but you won’t miss the rich taste when you bite into our more subtle, but equally delicious version. This cobbler is inexpensive and incredibly easy to make. You can either peel the peaches or leave the peels on. We made our recipe with peels because that’s the way we roll. The peels become soft and pliable during the baking process. Also, they’re packed with vitamins, so it seems a shame to just toss them out. You’re going to love this recipe. We guarantee it! Continue reading
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
This recipe, honoring Julia Child’s 100th birthday, is so simple that it is astonishing. This dish epitomizes simple elegance and is a perfect time saver for a big dinner party. Don’t let the ease of this dish fool you – it is a beautiful and refreshing dish, especially if following a heavy dinner. Continue reading
When the weather is this hot, who feels like cooking? On the other hand, we tire easily in the heat and need nourishment more than ever. Such a conundrum! Fortunately, we have discovered a recipe that is incredibly simple and quick to make. The entire process takes about fifteen minutes! You’ll love the delightful simplicity of this delicious, protein-rich meal. The addition of gluten-free garlic/sage toast makes it more filling. Great for potlucks or a quick at-home meal. Continue reading
Cold soup is manna to your throat on a hot summer day. When the outdoor temperatures soar, appetites often plummet. However, you don’t want sunshine to cause you to sacrifice good eating or proper nutrition! This vegan, gluten-free recipe is incredibly easy to make (and inexpensive!), and you won’t have to spend hours slaving over a hot stove. The addition of strawberries to the traditional gazpacho recipe makes the dish sweet and extra-zesty. You can top the soup with gluten-free croutons if you’d like to get fancy. Continue reading
This hearty gluten-free and vegan Instant Pot Lebanese meal is full of healthy protein and fiber from lentils to keep you full. The spices are essential for authentic flavor, and this dish tastes especially delicious topped with tahini sauce. Toasted pine nuts, or pignoles, add a depth and crunch to the final dish! Continue reading
This delicious drink is a yummy morning sip instead of coffee, or a nice dessert at night. It’s creamy, dairy-free, and so easy to make! This peanut butter cup drink reminds you of the candy without all the guilt, and has enough protein and healthy fats to fill in for a quick breakfast. You can make the hot chocolate both in the Instant Pot or on a stovetop! The Instant Pot allows for sealing the lid and retaining heat longer, if necessary. Continue reading
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
This instant pot gluten-free vegan multiple berry jam has all-natural sources of sugar and tastes divine on toast, mixed in yogurt, or a dollop on a smoothie bowl. Gone are the days of watching your jam bubble on the hot stove! The ease of this simple mix will have you making it as a weekly staple.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with jackfruit. Like tofu, it doesn’t have much taste on its own, and must soak up the flavor of other ingredients. Jackfruit’s texture is a bit like pulled pork (but without the gristle), so it’s great in tacos and tostadas. Recently, we discovered a recipe for jackfruit tostadas that sacrifices none of the heat or flavor of meat, yet is completely vegan and gluten-free! You’ll be delighted by the authenticity of this savory dish. Not to mention the low cost of ingredients, and the ease of cooking! Continue reading
This delightfully bright gluten-free vegan lemon rice pilaf is the perfect summer addition to your meals. Add some grated lemon rind at the finish for an extra lemon flavor – this dish is amazing with grilled vegetables and tahini or vegan stuffed grape leaves. Pine nuts and sliced almonds are great toppings to provide a little crunch and Middle Eastern flavor. You can find pine nuts or pignoles in specialty stores, the nut aisle, or the deli area. Traditional pilaf does have orzo or vermicelli, both of which are not gluten-free – but with the herbs and nuts, you’ll hardly miss it! If you want to add even more texture, try a mix of half brown and white rice. Continue reading
This delightful gluten-free and vegan dish with hearty mushrooms and brown rice will quickly become a weekly staple. The liquid aminos add a nice umami flavor and help really bring out the rich, earthy flavor. Different types of mushrooms can be used interchangeably! In fact, a mix of mushrooms makes it even tastier – this recipe uses portobello, but button and cremini mushrooms are equally delicious. Continue reading
This filling and gluten-free and vegan soup is still light enough to enjoy year-round, and the addition of vibrant green kale brightens up the entire dish. The Instant Pot makes cooking with soaked chickpeas a breeze – if you’re used to using canned chickpeas don’t let the prep scare you. Soaking and cooking your own chickpeas ends up being healthier and cheaper in the long run! The combination of tomato paste and diced tomatoes really helps round out the flavors and creates a rich tomato taste in every bite. The greens can be kale, chard, mustard, or even mixed! Just make sure to take out the tough core from the greens prior to cooking, with only the tender leaves added to the final step. Continue reading
An amazing and flavorful sauce for pastas, zoodles, peppers, and rice dishes! If you’re looking for some authentic tasting Italian tomato sauce without the mess and long cook times, this recipe will become a favorite. It’s easy to make in large batches, and stores well in the freezer. Continue reading
Fourth of July is almost here, and for many folks, this day means barbeques and picnics. Quite a few of us have fond memories of chowing down slice after slice of apple pie. Even if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, you don’t have to miss out on this aspect of the celebration! Our version is beyond delicious. The crust’s rich, buttery flavor comes from coconut oil. We made a lattice-style crust, because we like its visual appeal. You’ll be delighted by this scrumptious delicacy! Continue reading
When we think of sweet potatoes, we usually envision Thanksgiving dinner. However, this vitamin-packed, naturally sweet vegetable is great during any season. Did you realize that sweet potatoes are high in fiber, and filled with vitamin C, potassium, vitamins B3, B5 and B6, copper and magnesium? They’re one of the most nutritious foods you could ever place inside your mouth. And so good! If you have leftover applesauce, this recipe is a great way to utilize it. Continue reading
These gluten-free and vegan sumac roasted potatoes pack a flavorful punch. Sumac adds a bright, citrusy flavor to whatever you’re cooking, and it’s great for zesting up potatoes. Continue reading
This tasty breakfast porridge is a yummy spin on traditional oatmeal – the texture and flavors will add variety to your morning meal! Continue reading
We’ve been eating falafels for years, both with pita bread, and without. These crispy disks are delicious served with a variety of vegetables. However, most of the falafels in restaurants are deep-fried, and the ones you make at home are usually products of a powdered mix. Creating this naturally vegan, gluten-free concoction from scratch is surprisingly easy and fun. Continue reading
Morning glory muffins have been a favorite of ours for many years. However, when we started pursuing a vegan, gluten-free diet, we discovered that many of our favorite coffee shops had left us out in the cold when it came to these delectable muffins. Almost all of the recipes use butter, eggs and/or milk. This makes them decidedly off-limits. If you love morning glory muffins as much as we do, you may have experienced this depressing scenario, yourself. Have no fear! We’ve discovered a recipe that utilizes your favorite ingredients — raisins, walnuts, apples, etc. However, it substitutes flax seeds for eggs, and coconut oil for butter. Continue reading
Many of us have fond summer memories of sitting outside in the warm sun, digging into generous helpings of pineapple upside-down cake. Of course, the traditional recipe utilizes eggs and milk, but these ingredients aren’t necessary for our delicious version. Our recipe uses fresh pineapple instead of canned. Colorful pomegranate seeds replace the usual Maraschino cherries. Continue reading
Usually, when we think of millet, we envision birdseed. However, this crunchy, high-protein grain is delicious as a sandwich spread when it’s combined with spicy buffalo sauce and creamy vegan ranch dressing. The consistency is slightly cheese-like, and the flavor is out of this world! You can make the buffalo sauce as mild or spicy as your heart desires. Continue reading
It’s May already, which means the official beginning of barbeque season! Some of you might be catching whiffs of your neighbor’s meat-based cuisine and wondering what on earth you can cook that didn’t come from an animal. Fear not, because we’ve got you covered with these delightful tofu/melon/pepper skewers! The marinade is light but zesty, due to the inclusion of red pepper flakes, and the heat from your grill will impart a subtle crispiness to the tofu. Continue reading
It’s almost summer, and for many of us this means pie. Not just any pie, mind you, but the kind that will stimulate your senses and cool your tongue at the same time. What pie is more summer-y than key lime? The traditional variety utilizes condensed milk and eggs, but there’s no need for those ingredients when you have coconut milk and cornstarch! Continue reading
Sometimes, you want to whip up a delicious, filling vegan meal without a lot of fuss and expense. Maybe you have less than an hour to prepare a dish that your whole family — or table of friends — will love. Never fear! This stellar red bean-based dish utilizes cauliflower “rice.” In other words, the finely shredded cauliflower looks like rice, and its texture is quite similar. You and your guests will be amazed! The whole process is much easier than you might think. Continue reading
Vegan barbeques aren’t as unusual as they used to be. Lots of folks love the conviviality of these events, as well as the trademark smoky taste of the cuisine. However, once you give up eating animal products, it can be challenging to find acceptable substitutes for your childhood favorites. Have no fear, because we’ve discovered a great vegan barbeque offering! These tofu/chickpea sandwiches have an appealing texture, similar to pulled pork or sloppy joes, but without the grease or the guilt! Chickpeas add protein and density, and the sauce – oh my. Continue reading
If you’ve been following this page, you’re probably aware that vegan, gluten-free desserts are much tastier than the poor rep they so often receive. They are way more delicious and complex than the nut and seed bars you probably ate when you were first exploring vegan cuisine. This incredible carrot cake contains no gluten or animal products whatsoever, and you’ll be in heaven at the first bite. Granted, the recipe calls for two different kinds of sugar. But sometimes, you just have to live on the wild side. Continue reading
Early spring can be frustrating. Sometimes the temperatures are warm, but then they suddenly plummet, making you wonder if warm weather will ever arrive. Soup is a wonderful staple for chilly nights, as it comforts your heart and warms your belly. We love this delightful vegan cream of broccoli variety—thick, nourishing, inexpensive, and easy to make. Your kitchen will smell wonderful, and you won’t mind holding onto winter just a little bit longer. Continue reading
Normally, we think of pancakes as a morning food. However, these garbanzo flour-based pancakes are so rich that you can enjoy them at any time of day. They’re great for dinner! At the same time, they’re perfect for these slowly warming, almost-spring days, since they’re light and buoyant. You can make the pancakes in less than twenty minutes. They’re inexpensive and easy to prepare, and we hope you love them as much as we do. Continue reading
This winter has been an especially long one, and we find ourselves longing for sweet treats that won’t make us feel too guilty. Nothing is more satisfying on a cold winter’s day than a piping hot bowl of apple crisp. If you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, you might wonder how you can enjoy this succulent treat without butter and dairy-based ice cream. Have no fear, the dessert can be made to your specific dietary needs. We think it tastes even better than the milk-infused version. Continue reading
Sometimes, when you crave something sweet, nothing but chocolate will do. It’s rich and decadent, lifts your spirits, and has a seductive flavor that can’t be beat. You can almost believe these vegan, gluten-free muffins are actually healthy. They’re much better for you than the store-bought variety, at least. This recipe features coconut sugar and maple syrup and utilizes either gluten-free rice or oat flour. Continue reading
For many years, we had no idea what to do with gnocchi. These little nuggets of potato-based pasta are usually served with butter and/or cheese. However, there is far more to gnocchi than we ever suspected, and this vegan, gluten-free meal showcases its versatility. Our recipe features an exciting fusion of Mexican and Italian cuisine. The result is a hearty and satisfying entree, perfect for a cold winter evening. It’s inexpensive and easy to prepare. Try it, we think you’ll agree.
Sometimes vegans get a craving for a hearty meal. Many of us grew up eating meat and dairy products, but later ditched them due to health, philosophical and/or humanitarian reasons. Still, we often miss familiar comfort foods, and long for the taste of….well, not meat, exactly, but something equally filling. Reubens are one of those comfort foods that went by the wayside when we gave up a carnivorous diet—until now. Continue reading
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
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
If you like Indian food, you’ll love this simple but elegant recipe! This dish has a delicate flavor yet is creamy, robust and filling for a cold winter’s evening. It is inexpensive and incredibly easy to prepare. You can serve it with either unpolished white rice (Basmati is best) or brown rice. The addition of turmeric and cumin imparts a nice spiciness to the flavor. We like our dish piquant, so we’re generous with spices. Adjust for your own taste. If you don’t have new potatoes, you can cut up red or even russet potatoes and use those instead. Truly a winner! Continue reading
We are obsessed with soup this winter and have been trying out various varieties—for our own comfort as well as for the readers of this site. A warm, nourishing broth is a must for these cold, dark January days. We especially love potato soup and were thrilled to discover this simple but delicious recipe. It’s inexpensive and only takes about 45 minutes to prepare. Continue reading
We love making soups in the winter. They’re warm, hearty, and help us feel better on a cold evening, especially at the end of a long day. If you’re under the weather, a good soup can nourish you like nothing else on the planet. We recently discovered this black bean tortilla soup at a friend’s holiday party and were so wowed that we begged her for the recipe. She was delighted to share it, and so are we. The concoction only takes about 45 minutes to prepare, so it’s a great dish if you’re on the run.
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
Nothing is more festive than cranberries, yet we often don’t use these tart little fruits for anything except sauce. (We’re going to assume that you eschew canned cranberries entirely. If not, we don’t want to know about it). When you finish making your own sauce from scratch, you often have a lot of berries left over. What to do?
After Thanksgiving ended, we found ourselves in such a predicament. Fortunately, we discovered this recipe, and it saved the day. The addition of applesauce adds sweetness, moisture and density. Continue reading
This meal is vegan, gluten-free, and amazing. Sweet potatoes are packed with vitamins. They are the perfect autumnal dish. The addition of homemade peanut sauce creates an additional, zesty flavor that will have your friends and family members coming back for more.
This colorful dish is so filling and flavorful, you won’t believe it’s both vegan and gluten-free! We last ate spaghetti squash a long time ago, so we’d forgotten how magically pasta-like it is. Topped with a hearty, amazing slaw made from red cabbage and black beans, then crowned with homemade salsa verde, this meal is truly a winner. Continue reading
Residents of several US states consider butternut squash soup to be a traditional Thanksgiving staple. This makes sense to us, so we decided to give the dish a test whirl to see if it would work for our holiday feast. The answer is a resounding yes! This recipe is extra exotic, due to the addition of curry and cinnamon. Of course, it’s vegan, gluten-free, and absolutely delicious. Try it, we think you’ll agree.
November puts us in a festive mood, and few foods are more synonymous with autumnal feasting than sweet potatoes. Often, when Thanksgiving rolls around, we just put a few sweet potatoes in the oven, roast them, and devour them as … Continue reading
Contrary to what Anthony Bourdain once stated, vegans are foodies. We don’t subsist on a diet of nuts and berries, and many of us love sweet treats. If you’ve given up dairy products, you might occasionally long for a creamy dessert. Cheesecake was one of the things we missed the most, until we discovered that silken tofu, whipped in a blender, makes a concoction similar to cream cheese. The walnut/maple syrup crust is gluten-free and delicious. This recipe is inexpensive, easy to make, and well worth a try. Continue reading
You’ll be in heaven from the first time you take a bite of this rich, hearty dish! It’s surprisingly easy to make. The hardest part is opening the cans! Of course, you can boil the beans from scratch in three separate pans, but this will be more difficult and labor-intensive in the long run. Just make sure your canned beans are organic and don’t contain any nasty preservatives or flavorings. Check those labels! You are going to love this tamale pie more than you ever dreamed possible. Continue reading
The chilly autumnal temperatures may have you longing for a warmer climate. However, if you lack the time and/or money for an impromptu tropical vacation, this zesty dish is the next best thing. It’s exotic, inexpensive, and incredibly easy to … Continue reading
Fall is a nostalgic time, when we long for familiar comfort food. Nothing is more filling and heartier than meatloaf. However, if you’re following a vegan, gluten-free diet, like we are, you’ll want to forgo meat in favor of this … Continue reading
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
Some folks persist in thinking that folks who follow a vegan, gluten-free diet eat nothing but nuts and seeds. If you have a friend or relative who harbors this belief, slice a couple of pieces of banana bread from this … Continue reading
The weather might already be chilly where you live. That chill may have you thinking about chili. And what’s a steaming bowl of chili without an accompanying slice or two of moist, delicious cornbread? Fortunately, these hearty filling dishes can … Continue reading
Now that pumpkin spice season is officially here, you might be feeling great despair, thinking you won’t be able to partake of any delicious goodies. Fear not, because when you try these amazing vegan, gluten-free muffins, you’ll wonder why you … Continue reading
As the days become shorter and chillier, we begin to crave heavier foods. Lasagna is a hearty dish, and many people associate its richness with meat and cheese. Often, when they first go vegan, they’re afraid they’ll need to give … Continue reading
You can put anything you want inside a tortilla. In Mexico, tortillas are the equivalent of bread – versatile, delicious, and utilitarian. However, many Mexican restaurants are heavy on meat and dairy products, which you obviously want to avoid if … Continue reading
Most Thai restaurants make pad thai with egg and meat, but this dish contains so many other yummy ingredients that the addition of animal products is unnecessary. The ultra-simple recipe takes only a few minutes to make, and you will be amazed by how great it tastes, even if you are not on a vegan or gluten-free diet. Continue reading
When I gave up dairy, I was saddened to find that pesto was off-limits. Like many folks, I’d assumed it was a non-dairy food. While perusing labels, I discovered that parmesan was a key ingredient in every container of store-bought … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
This is an astonishingly easy vegan chocolate crème pudding (or blancmange or pots de crème)! Continue reading
Looking for a way to get a quick boost of energy without having to deal with caffeine jitters? Try a matcha shot. Continue reading
Do you juice? We do, and we love it! We also love using our juicer to make yummy foods like nut butter! Continue reading
Is the weather warming up where you are? Looking for an easy and yummy vegan drink to help cool you off? Try making our Frosty Mint Julep, Green Smoothie, or Coffee Milkshake! Continue reading
One of the easiest ways to pack nutrition into a meal is by making a smoothie, especially if you need something that’s quick or can be taken out the door with you. To create a smoothie that’s effort free, and that will keep you energized and nourished for a few hours until it’s time to eat again, opt for one with readily available ingredients that are also powerfully nutritious.
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
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
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
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
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
This dish has become quite popular, making the rounds on Pinterest, and with good reason: it is unbelievably delicious. The brussels sprouts are roasted to a crispy perfection, and the sweet balsamic is perfectly rounded out by the salty parmesan and bacon. While this is a side dish, it is easy to eat this dish alone, just try not to gorge yourself! Continue reading
The recipe for 3-ingredient marinara has gotten huge on the web, especially on Pinterest. At first glance, you think that the recipe is simply for easy marinara, but then you read the rave reviews that describe this sauce as “velvety,” “buttery,” and “the best marinara I’ve ever had.” What is a vegan to do? We want delicious buttery, velvety, marinara, too! Continue reading
“What is Sopa Seca de Fideo?” you may ask? Be prepared to fall head over heels in love with this classic Mexican side dish, vegan and gluten free style, of course! Traditionally, this dish is made with vermicelli and chicken broth, but we are preparing this dish with a vegan and gluten free flair and, trust us, you are not sacrificing taste by any means. Be prepared to delight your tastebuds with garlic, onions, chiles and tomatoes.
Memorial Day is almost here and one of our favorite cookbooks for festive food is Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations by Alicia C. Simpson. To many, Memorial Day means gathering with friends and family to have time together, cherish the ones you love, and remember those who have served our country. Delicious food often plays a major role in these gatherings, and those who are vegan and gluten-free can still enjoy delicious food to mark the occasion. Continue reading
We’ve recently been singing the praises of the Conscious Cleanse, the cleansing program that aims to not only cleanse the body, but also the mind. Continue reading
Warm savory rice is a comfort food appreciated by many. It offers a hearty and delicious addition to any dish, and is pretty simple to make. We’ve been devouring the Conscious Cleanse book, which is a gentle cleanse that purifies the mind and body without starvation, like many cleanses. Continue reading
We mentioned last week how we are in love with the Conscious Cleanse. It is a cleanse that detoxifies your body, inside and out, as well as your mind and your environment, all while letting you eat all kinds of delicious food. Continue reading
We’ve been excited to get our hands on the Conscious Cleanse book ever since we heard about it. The cleanse isn’t the kind you may be used to, where you feel deprived, and end up hungry and miserable. What it does do is take certain foods out of your diet that you may not even realize you are reacting to, so that you have a full picture as to how your body reacts to those foods. Continue reading
Vegenaise has long been the choice for many vegans when it comes to vegan mayonnaise. New player on the block, Hampton Creek, is changing the game with their new vegan mayonnaise, Just Mayo. Continue reading
Naturally vegan and gluten-free, this salsa is so delicious, and quick to make. It’s great to stock up on cans of the below organic tomatoes to keep around the house, so that you can make salsa whenever the mood strikes. It keeps for weeks in the refrigerator when tightly stored. Continue reading
Cauliflower steaks are getting quite popular, and we understand why: they’re vegan, gluten-free, hearty, easy to make, versatile and absolutely delicious. We decided to try our hand at making cauliflower steaks with our own little twist added: saffron cauliflower puree. Not only was it as delicious as we expected; it exceeded our expectations.
If you find you’re in a pinch for a quick dessert, or have a large dinner on which to focus, this delicious recipe will make it look like you spent hours on it. Part of the reason it is so simple is because the base, the vegan and gluten-free chocolate cake, is pre-made by Amy’s Organics and available at Whole Foods and the frozen section of most grocery stores. It is delicious, and doesn’t even need to be baked! Continue reading
Vegan and Gluten-Free Low-Fat Chipotle Cheese Sauce From Miyoko Schinner’s Artisan Vegan Cheese Cookbook
We’ve been having fun with Miyoko Schinner’s cookbook, Artisan Vegan Cheese. So far we’ve made vegan and gluten-free sour cream, from a base of vegan and gluten-free rejuvelac. One of the things we love so much about this next recipe is how quick and easy it is. This is the perfect option for when you’re running late starting dinner, or just want something quick and easy so that you can relax the rest of the evening. Continue reading
Last week we brought you a recipe for vegan and gluten free rejuvelac from the recipe book Artisan Vegan Cheese Cookbook by Miyoko Schinner. Rejuvelac is the base of many of the recipes in Schinner’s book, which cultures the dishes. Continue reading
Miyoko Schinner, author of the book Artisan Vegan Cheese, is being hailed as the queen of vegan cheese. In addition to being vegan, her recipes can easily be made gluten-free, and are delicious. These recipes are for vegan food-lovers who are looking to take their vegan culinary experiences to the next level. Schinner’s mouth-watering recipes make a slew of cheeses, including gouda, cheddar, parmesan, monterey jack, mozzarella and smoked provolone. Continue reading