Ready to have your mind blown? These amazing chocolate cherry truffles are not only not bad for you, they are positively good for you! And yet they are freakin’ delicious! They even have protein in them, in fact we thought about calling them ‘chocolate cherry protein truffles’ but we were afraid the name would scare people off before they tried them; they are literally vegan truffles that taste amazing, but just happen to also have protein and be good for you. They are the ultimate in guilt-free sweets! And they are easy to make and economical as well (in fact all of the ingredients are available at Costco)!
This awesome tofu marinade works in your air fryer as well as in your oven. It makes tofu cubes that are as versatile as they are delicious, with perfectly done outsides and incredible creamy centers. There are as many marinade recipes for tofu as there are, well, maybe not stars in the sky, but there are a lot of tofu marinade recipes, and we will put this one up against any of them. The secret to this easy, incredible marinade and its fabulous, magical alchemy with tofu is in how you press the tofu, and then letting the tofu marinate for a good long time. For this recipe it is imperative that you use the type of tofu that is found packed in water, in the refrigerated section. We use the House brand tofu from Costco for this, and it’s perfect.
Want a vegan recipe for copycat Fiddle Faddle, copycat Cracker Jacks, or copycat Screaming Yellow Zonkers (what a name) popcorn? This is it! Our recipe for oven-baked candy-coated popcorn is easy to make, and hard to resist. And our recipe is sooooo much cleaner than any of Screaming Yellow Zonkers, Cracker Jack, or Fiddle Faddle. That’s the lovely thing about making your own versions of beloved favorites, you not only know exactly what goes into it, but you can control what goes into it, and keep out the nasties.
Want to make a gluten-free vegan shepherd’s pie but don’t have any leftover mashed potatoes, and don’t want to go through the trouble of making mashed potatoes just for shepherd’s pie? (After all, isn’t the whole purpose of shepherd pie to use up leftovers, or at least to be able to easily throw something together without having to, you know, cut, boil, and mash potatoes?) Well our “inside-out” vegan shepherd’s pie is just what you need, and it’s naturally gluten-free too!
Our copycat recipe for the Blue Moose Vegan Queso Blanco Cashew dip will make you especially happy if you have been looking for the Blue Moose cashew queso at Costco (try saying “cashew queso at Costco” three times fast!) and been unable to find it. This is majorly a vegan Costco recipe, as it’s not only a copycat of the Blue Moose cashew queso (a Vegan Costco group favorite) but one of the best places to get organic “raw” cashews is Costco!
This copycat vegan Boursin recipe is as awesome for snacking on as it is for entertaining! And it’s so easy to whip up a batch! Vegan Boursin™️ recently became available at Costco, and it really took the vegan community by storm. But lots of locations still aren’t carrying the vegan Boursin, and so that’s when we stepped in to create this vegan Boursin copycat! This is truly a “vegan Costco recipe”, meaning that at least some of the primary ingredients can be purchased at Costco, as it uses both unroasted “raw” cashews (which we get from Costco), and the juice from sauerkraut (ditto).
This is seriously the best ever 2-ingredient vegan gluten-free flatbread recipe. It also happens to be the best ever 2-ingredient gluten-free vegan thin pizza crust recipe! It’s two, two, two recipes in one! This recipe is so easy, all you need is almond flour and quick-cooking oats. Ok, you also need water, so we guess that technically there are three ingredients, if you count the water as an ingredient. Then, once its cooked, you can either use it as a flatbread (we most recently topped it with homemade pistachio butter, which was out of this world!) or a thin-style pizza crust (see picture).
Copycat Cocomels: Vegan Coconut Milk Caramels (And They’re Easy to Make with Just 3 Ingredients and No Thermometer Required!)
Our copycat Cocomel vegan caramels recipe (made from coconut milk) is incredibly easy to make and takes only 3 ingredients! This is our own recipe for vegan caramels, developed after we realized that all of the recipes for coconut milk caramels out there are basically copies of the Saveur recipe (right down to the word-for-word copied “combine the sugar and the water and stir until sugar is wet” instructions). And most of them use use corn syrup, and also some sort of fat (vegan butter or solid coconut oil), and … water?? WTF? Cocomels don’t have that stuff in them! The ingredients for Cocomels are organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, organic dried cane syrup, sea salt, and xanthan gum. Period. The ingredients for our copycat Cocomels vegan caramels are organic coconut milk, organic brown rice syrup, and organic sugar. No xanthan gum. For this recipe we use the organic coconut milk and organic sugar from Costco (but of course you don’t have to).
Our gluten-free vegan baked egg cups (also known as mini frittatas, chickpea frittatas and, we think misleadingly, “vegan frittata muffins” and “baked egg muffins”) have a few simple ingredients, but countless ways to change them up! Load them up with fresh veggies, or rehydrated dried veggies, or have them plain with salt and pepper. We like to mix in rehydrated dried broccoli and dried mushrooms, and then top them (always top them!) with vegan bacon made with our Easy Peasy Vegan Bacon from Coconut Flakes recipe!
Our easy peasy gluten-free vegan coconut bacon recipe can be whipped up and ready to eat in just 20 minutes, and it’s delicious! This vegan coconut bacon recipe is the third recipe we offer for vegan bacon or vegan bacon bits. The first is for vegan bacon made from dulse. The second is for vegan bacon bits made from textured vegetable protein (TVP). The third, this one, is for vegan bacon made from coconut. Coconut bacon has been around, and even ‘all the rage’ for a bit now, and so we have, we believe, perfected it. This is the vegan bacon that we use in our gluten-free vegan egg cups, which are like vegan mini frittatas.
What’s a party, Super Bowl or otherwise, without chips and dip? Especially that quintessential chip dip, French onion dip? If you agree, but have been at a loss as to how to make that classic French onion dip vegan and gluten-free, you’re going to love our gluten-free vegan French onion dip!
Yes, you can reconstitute the Laird Superfood creamer in advance, so that you have Laird Superfood creamer in liquid form! (Read on for how to do it!) The Laird Superfood creamer is all the rage in the Vegan Costco group, and elsewhere, and for good reason! First, the awesome and clean ingredients: coconut milk powder, coconut sugar, calcium from marine algae (their proprietary version is Aquamin, which always makes us think of Aquaman), and extra virgin coconut oil. The coconut sugar and the coconut oil are organic, to boot!
Want an easy, delicious, gluten-free vegan doughnut recipe? One that doesn’t even resort to flax eggs or the like? Whether you call them donuts or doughnuts, our gluten-free vegan cinnamon doughnut recipe is going to become your new best friend! This is also a vegan Costco recipe because it features ingredients from Costco (although of course you don’t have to get yours from Costco!)
This healthy gluten-free date bars recipe is easy, delicious, and, of course, vegan! And you probably already have everything that you need to make these vegan date squares of lusciousness! We use the Deglet Noor pitted dates from Costco for this recipe, although of course you can use other dates. Deglet Noor dates are perfect little powerhouses of nutrients and energy (not to mention that they taste wonderful! Sweet, but not too sweet!) Deglet Noor dates contain fiber, protein, magnesium, copper, manganese, iron, B6, flavanoids and carotenoids! Who knew that these sweet little fruits were so healthful??
If you are looking for a fast, easy gluten-free dairy-free no-roll pie crust dough (gosh look at all those hyphens), this is it! This vegan pie crust recipe uses no shortening, and because the “flour” is made from uncooked oatmeal oats (so technically it’s an oatmeal pie crust) you can make it sweet or savory, as an oat pie crust is as perfect for quiche as it is for a dessert pie or bars. You can also prebake this no-roll oat crust!
Woohoo! A vegan copycat Orange Julius recipe! We are sure that we aren’t the only ones who have fond memories of Orange Juliuses as kids, and who might wish for a vegan Orange Julius to allow us to take a trip down memory lane, veganized. Or maybe you want to make vegan Orange Juliuses for your kids. Either way, you are going to love our copycat Orange Julius recipe that’s also a vegan copycat Orange Julius recipe! Plus we include a special optional secret ingredient that makes it so authentic!
Golden Turmeric Cups (nicknamed Golden Cups or even Golden Fat Bombs) are super-easy to make, super delicious, and super good for you! And of course they are gluten-free and vegan. Full of healthy fats, and with the MCTs from coconut oil, and protein from nut butter and protein powder, they are a great ‘pick-me-up’ snack, and perfect for quick-quenching a bit of hunger! We get all of the main ingredients (all three of them :~)) at Costco, but you can of course get them elsewhere as well.
If you are looking for a healthful and different dessert or snack (or hey, breakfast bars), look no further. Our gluten-free vegan fig bars are it! With an easy press-in bottom crust, scrumptious filling made from dried figs (Costco has a great deal on them!), and lovely crumbly topping, these vegan fig bars are as easy to make as they are delicious!
It’s apple season here, and in our house that means it’s time to make a crisp (also known as a crumble). Whether you call it a crisp or a crumble, you’ll want a gluten-free vegan topping recipe for it, and here it is! Our crisp / crumble topping is low sugar, really easy to make, and so delicious! It’s made with almond flour, oats, a little sugar, and vegan butter; no other gluten-free flour needed! It’s really super easy, and you can top any fruit with it (we include easy directions for making and baking it). Costco carries the best deal on almond flour, and sometimes has Miyoko’s vegan butter!
This Thanksgiving we wanted to make a classic green bean casserole only, you know, gluten-free and vegan. Guess what! We succeeded! This recipe for gluten-free, vegan classic green bean casserole is going to make your heart sing! It even has gluten-free french fried onions!