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!
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!
We love palak paneer, but had to quit ordering the dish in Indian restaurants because it’s usually made with cheese. We eventually asked ourselves, “Is it possible to make this scrumptious meal with tofu instead of cheese cubes?”
Ah, cheesecake. There really is nothing quite like it, is there? If you’re a cheesecake lover, you might be searching for a recipe that doesn’t contain gluten, eggs, or dairy.
These cookies are so rich and delicious, yet are made with only five ingredients! You probably remember pecan sandies from your childhood — sweet and nutty, such a perfect treat to hit that sweet spot.
Sometimes you’re away from home, and you need a quick, protein-packed pick-me-up. Something nourishing, maybe a bit sweet. Don’t reach for a candy or granola bar — they’re often packed with white sugar, and too often contain dairy or even gluten.
Sometimes, you just long for comfort food — something to fill you up and make you feel satisfied. But you don’t want to indulge your cravings with meat, gluten, or dairy.
Some desserts are almost too good to be true! Especially when they’re vegan, gluten-free, and you can’t believe they were made without eggs or dairy!
Summer squash grows like crazy, and sometimes you’re stuck with more of these vegetables than you know what to do with! Quite a conundrum! What’s a savvy vegan and gluten-free chef to do?
If you have kids (or a spouse!) who balk at the idea of eating broccoli, feed them this simple, but rich side dish and watch them change their minds.
It might still be snowing where you live, but the weather is already hot in our area! Since the heat makes us think of cold desserts, we started having visions of pecan pie.
These vegan, gluten-free dessert balls are so delicious that you’ll want to eat them up immediately. Do it, because they are so easy to make that you can quickly and easily make more! We have to confess that when we developed these our first thought was “Unhh”. (Our second thought was of that classic SNL skit, with Alec Baldwin’s Pete Schweddy and his delicious Schweddy Balls.) They aren’t very pretty (although there are ways to make them prettier), and they don’t have many ingredients, and they are incredibly easy to make, so yeah, we were dubious. Until we bit into one (ok, we put the whole thing in our mouth). Whoaaaa! We immediately dubbed these “Amazeballs”.
Thanksgiving is barely behind us, and we’re already thinking about all the cookies we’re going to eat in December. Really, is it even the holiday season without cookies? It’s the time of year when you’re most tempted to stray from a vegan, gluten-free diet, because most of the offered desserts are packed with dairy and wheat. Still, there is no reason why you should miss out on the fun, just because you’re trying hard to be healthy. These cookies aren’t exactly a diet food, but they are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.