Vegan Peanut Butter Bacon Protein Balls Truffles
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Awesome Vegan Peanut Butter Bacon Protein Truffles

These gluten-free vegan peanut butter bacon protein balls are a great vegan alternative to the protein truffles MyProtein offers. While the protein truffles MyProtein features seem to be all the rage, they are not only not vegan, but by all accounts they don’t even taste that good. On the other hand, our vegan peanut butter bacon truffles are delicious! They are also super easy to make, and the truffles (balls) themselves have only 3 ingredients, all available at Costco, or any major grocery store, or even on Amazon: peanut butter, protein powder, and peanut butter powder.

Copycat Jujube Date and Walnut Recipe
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Copycat Jujube Date and Walnut Recipe

Our copycat recipe for Jujube Date and Walnut is not only better than the original, but gives you other options as well! The Jujube Date & Walnuts (basically walnut-stuffed dates) are very popular, particularly with the Vegan Costco crowd, but Costco is discontinuing them, so if you are missing your date & walnut fix, this Copycat Jujube date and walnut recipe is for you. It’s also for you if you would just like to make your own, and happily you can get both organic dates and organic walnuts at Costco (the Jujubes are not organic). Now, you might think that shoving a walnut into a date hardly qualifies as a recipe, and ordinarily you’d be right. However we do things with dates and walnuts that you may not have considered (yes, as we read that we realized that it could sound kind of naughty, but we’re ok with that. :~) ).

Amazing Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls - Gluten-Free and Vegan
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Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Cookie Dough Protein Balls

Our chocolate chip raw cookie dough protein balls are easy and fun to make, and have lots of flavor and plenty of protein. What they don’t have is gluten, animal products, refined sugar, or weird ingredients that you don’t want in your food. In fact, they have just 5 ingredients: dates, almonds, vanilla protein powder, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips. They also have a secret: While they are fantastic as is, they are amazing if you heat them up in an air fryer for a few minutes, or in the microwave for a few seconds! Then they come this magical best of all worlds, raw cookie dough with warm gushy chocolate chips!

real hippie chunky crunchy granola recipe - healthy, gluten-free and vegan
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Real Homemade Hippie Chunky Crunchy Granola Recipe – Healthy, Gluten-Free and Vegan!

Is there any more quintessentially hippie food than chunky, crunchy granola? Especially if it’s a gluten-free, vegan, healthy granola? Heck, even the very term “crunchy” is often used to describe someone who is perceived as hippie-like! Well, hippie or not, you will love our homemade “chunky crunchy granola” recipe, it’s easy to make, readily customizable, gluten-free, vegan, and DELICIOUS!

Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cherry Truffles that are Also Good for You
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Delicious Vegan Chocolate Cherry Truffles that are Also Good for You!

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)!

Copycat Fiddle Faddle Screaming Yellow Zonkers Cracker Jack Crackerjack Popcorn
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Vegan Copycat Fiddle Faddle / Screaming Yellow Zonkers / Cracker Jack Popcorn Recipe

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.

Copycat Blue Moose Cashew Queso Blanco
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Copycat Blue Moose Cashew Queso Blanco

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!

copycat vegan boursin recipe (spreadable herbed cheese)
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Copycat Vegan Boursin Recipe (Spreadable Herbed Cheese)

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).

Easy Peasy Gluten-Free Vegan Bacon Bits from Coconut Flakes
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Easy Peasy Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Bacon

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.

Gluten-Free Vegan Game Day Party Dip and Chips
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Gluten-Free Vegan Game Day Party Dip and Chips featuring Our Gluten-Free Vegan French Onion Dip!

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!

Golden Turmeric MCT Protein Cups golden fat bombs close up
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Super-Easy Golden Turmeric MCT Protein Cups (a/k/a Golden Fat Bombs)

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.

homemade organic peanut butter recipe
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Missing Costco Peanut Butter? Make Your Own with Our 5-Minute Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe!

If you are mourning the disappearance of Costco’s all-natural organic peanut butter, take heart! It’s easier and, we think, better to make your own! And you can make it smooth or chunky! All you need is a food processor and organic peanuts, and you can use either raw peanuts or roasted peanuts!

easy gluten-free vegan fat bombs
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Easy and Delicious 3-Ingredient Keto Gluten-Free Vegan Fat Bombs

Everybody needs adequate good fat in their diet, yet many people don’t get enough good fat, or even pay attention to the amount of fat they eat on a daily basis. While the term “fat bomb” may not be familiar to you (unless you or someone you know is doing a keto diet), homemade vegan fat bombs are a great way to help make sure that your body gets enough of the good fat that it needs for brain and organ function, vitamin and nutrient absorption, and hormone and energy production.

vegan tofu jerky recipe
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You’ll be Amazed at How Good this Tofu Jerky Is! And It’s So Easy to Make!

Did you know that you can make vegan jerky out of tofu? Even if you knew that, this vegan tofu jerky recipe is going to rock your world! It’s delicious, it’s so very good for you, and it’s so darned easy to make! If you have a dehydrator use that, but if you don’t have a dehydrator you can also use your oven. The House brand (which is the name of the brand, as compared to “house brand”, which means the store’s own brand) of tofu at Costco is great for this, and is what we use, but you can use any brand of firm, water-packed refrigerated tofu.

easy instant pot tahini with or without tahini
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Super Easy, Super Yummy Instant Pot Hummus – Also with Non-Instant Pot Directions

Whether you like traditional hummus or hummus with no tahini, this delicious, easy hummus recipe will do the trick! It’s actually a 4-in-1 recipe: hummus with tahini, hummus without tahini, hummus in the Instant Pot, hummus with canned chickpeas (garbanzos).

Southwestern Corn Chowder - Vegan and Gluten-Free
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Southwestern Corn Chowder Recipe – Vegan and Gluten-Free!

If you have a hankering for some rib-sticking corn chowder, this is just the ticket. This vegan version has a southwestern flare, but you can omit the green chili and pumpkin seeds (pepitas) if you prefer it to have more of a New England vibe.

Bullet-Proof Latte Protein Squares - Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Delicious!
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Vegan Bulletproof Latte Protein Squares – Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Delicious!

These little vegan bulletproof coffee protein squares are like heaven in your mouth. They are delicious, and so good for you! With coconut oil, MCT, and good vegan protein, how can you go wrong? They are the perfect little pick-me-up for that mid-afternoon slump or, really, any time! Not only that, but they are so easy to make!

Gluten-Free Vegan Delicious Protein Candy Squares fat bombs
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Gluten-Free Vegan Delicious Protein ‘Candy’ Squares

We call these protein candy squares, because they are delicious little squares of high protein delight. The keto crowd would call them ‘fat bombs’, but they are much lower calorie, and higher protein, than typical fat bombs. Best of all, they are gluten-free, vegan, very easy to make, and economical, because all of the ingredients are from Costco! (Although of course you don’t have to get the ingredients from Costco!)

gluten-free vegan egg salad recipe
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3-Ingredient Vegan Egg Salad Recipe with Bonus Vegan Deviled Egg Instructions!

This 3-ingredient gluten-free vegan egg salad recipe can also be used to make vegan deviled eggs; it’s two vegan recipes in one!

no cow bar only one I have in the house
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My Hospital Stay and Why No Cow Bars are the Only Gluten-Free Vegan Protein Bars We Eat

This is the story of how I ended up in the hospital just before Christmas, unconscious for no apparent reason, unable to even string words together, and the protein bar that helped me recover.