You will not believe how easy it is to make homemade cranberry sauce from fresh cranberries. Don’t like cranberry sauce? If your entire experience with cranberry sauce is with that gelatinous stuff from a can, we urge you to try fresh cranberry sauce. The difference is night and day. It’s like the difference between canned green beans and fresh green beans, or canned mushrooms and fresh mushrooms, or…well you get the point.
With the holidays coming up, we figured we’d share our super-easy, super-yummy, vegan, gluten-free ginger snaps recipe! Of course, while we’re writing this in November (hence the reference to the holidays), ginger snaps are good any time of year!
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!
Whether you call it vegan shepherd’s pie, vegan cottage pie, or vegan hachis parmentier, this easy and delicious gluten-free vegan recipe will delight you! Made entirely with shelf-stable products, the majority of which we get from Costco, this is a perfect recipe to make from things you have on hand in your pantry (and so it is both a ‘quarantine recipe’ and a ‘Costco recipe’).
We’re huge fans of vegan cheese sauce. Vegan cheese sauce made from cashews, vegan cheese sauce made from coconut milk, you name just about any vegan cheese sauce made from pretty much anything, and we’re there. So we were surprised to realize one day that we’d never had, let alone made, a vegan cheese sauce out of tofu! Like, how obvious is that?
Here’s how to cook your pasta right in the sauce with your Instant Pot or other digital, electronic pressure cooker! With this method you can create a wonderful one-pot meal in no time, and with no fuss! It’s so easy, and it works for both regular and gluten-free pasta!
If you are struck by a sudden craving for almond cookies, this is the recipe for you! Easy, gluten-free, vegan, and utterly delicious, these cookies will definitely hit the spot! They are reminiscent of those almond cookies that you get at a Chinese restaurant, although if you are used to the super-crunchy almond cookies from a Chinese restaurant, these are a bit softer and chewier (which frankly we prefer – fewer crumbs and no sharp edges stabbing you in the gums or the roof of your mouth!)
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.
Gluten-free vegan carrot cake is one of the holy grails of those who are gluten-free and vegan, isn’t it? Maybe even the holy grail. Fortunately, as you’re probably aware, gluten-free vegan desserts are much tastier than the poor rep they so often receive. They are often way more delicious and complex than the nut and seed bars you probably ate when you were first exploring a vegan lifestyle. This incredible carrot cake contains no gluten or animal products whatsoever; you’ll be in gluten-free vegan heaven at the first bite.
So many people have asked “Can you cook pasta right in the sauce in the Instant Pot?” and the answer is yes! You can cook the sauce and pasta together at the same time in an Instant Pot! Here’s how! We call this a Costco recipe because we use one or more ingredients from Costco, but of course you don’t have to.
Isn’t it funny how some vegan recipes are even easier to make than their non-vegan counterparts? That’s the case with this vegan chocolate mousse, and this isn’t just any old chocolate mousse! This is an almond joy chocolate mousse! We use the almond butter and maple syrup from Costco in this recipe.
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.
We did it! We veganized honey walnut shrimp, that dish found coast to coast in Chinese restaurants and made popular by Panda Express! And we can’t wait to tell you how we did it! There are a few steps to this (pressing and marinating the tofu, preparing the sauce, preparing the sugar syrup which takes the place of the honey) but we promise you that it’s easy, and well worth it!
This is the Instant Pot quickstart guide that I wished had come with my Instant Pot, and will demystify and make your IP your best friend!
We love aioli, but it’s not vegan… until now! Aioli is typically not vegan because a main ingredient of aioli is egg yolk. So we have included a vegan egg yolk recipe!
Being gluten-free and vegan doesn’t mean that you have to forego that ultimate of comfort foods: the grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup! Now you can easily have a gluten-free vegan grilled cheese sandwich and our gluten-free vegan cream of tomato soup! We call this a vegan Costco recipe because we get the ingredients from Costco, and we call this a quarantine recipe because the ingredients are all shelf-stable.
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.
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!
If you have been wondering what you can use as a vegan substitute for fried eggs (for example to make a vegan fried egg sandwich) wonder no more! Our vegan egg substitute for frying is easy, straight-forward, super-healthful, full of protein (just like eggs) and tasty as all get out! In fact, it’s actually reminiscent of fried eggs, not just in texture and looks, but in how it tastes!
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!)