Recipes

Entrees, sides, desserts; snacks and smoothies; breakfast, lunch, dinner. All recipes are dairy-free and low FODMAP friendly; most are wheat-free and sugar-free too!

Slow Cooked Indian “Butter” Chicken

This is one of our favorite recipes; it’s our take on traditional Indian Butter Chicken, without the dairy, and on permanent rotation in our meal plans. The shredded chicken stays moist in the aromatic, spicy, and slightly sweet non-dairy sauce. We were able to get extra veggies into our boys, […]

 

Skinny Potato Wedges

Honestly, you’ll never want freezer french fries again, after slicing up a batch of these fresh roasted potatoes! This is the most simple preparation; we used avocado oil for extra crunch.  

 

Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Pizza

This was my first time making a potato-based pizza crust, and this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge was foolproof. Really easy, and the results were great! The only thing I’ll do different next time is add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the dough. Step 1: make the dough. I […]

 

Vegan Shephard’s Pie

This version of Shepherd’s Pie replaces the traditional ground lamb with green lentils, which don’t get mushy but keep their hearty texture and balance well against the creamy vegan potato topping. Based on how quickly our boys cleared their dinner plates, this vegan adaptation is just as comforting, savory, and […]

 

Salmon Hash with Tarragon Snap Peas

This fish and potato hash has become an instant family favorite! Both of our boys asked for seconds. We made good use of a pound of bright and sweet fresh snap peas we received in our local farm basket through a super-simple “blanch and season” preparation. The combination of crisp […]

 

Black Bottom Banana Bread

I’m not going to lie; every few weeks we intentionally allow a few bananas on our counter to over-ripen, just so we can bake this bread. The original recipe comes from the Whole Life Challenge, and while it’s great as-is. I wanted to make a vegan version. To make this […]

 

Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

My husband brought home 5 pounds of baby carrots from our weekly farm pick-up. Can you visualize home many carrots are in a 5 pound bag? It’s a lot of carrots. We love carrots, raw and cooked, but there was no way our family could consume all of these raw. […]

 

Ginger Chicken

Last week I was on my own to balance long days of meetings and work projects with parenting and keeping our house in order. I needed a VERY SIMPLE mid-week dinner idea; when I found the original version of this poached chicken recipe in the Food Network Kitchens archives, I […]

 

Vegan Risotto with Mushrooms & Peas

When we found a recipe for risotto with mushrooms and peas in one of our favorite cookbooks “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.“, we decided to re-imagine this typically dairy-heavy rice dish with plant-based products. The result was a rich, salty, and cheesy (yes, cheesy) vegan risotto, that we’d definitely […]

 

Broccoli and Cauliflower Kugel

Traditional Jewish kugel generally includes either noodles or potatoes, and can be either savory or sweet. This vibrant savory veggie version includes neither, and it has a texture much closer to a soufflĂ©. Dill and green onion nicely complement the mellow flavor of roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Thanks to Jaime […]