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Meal Plan / Week 14 July 2019

Another unusual week – all my boys went out of town and left me home alone, so I prepared mostly snack foods with only a few entrees. Even when I’m prepping for one, I still try to make healthy and tasty food. Enjoy these recipes, including sweet Vegan Carrot Cake, […]

 

Vegan Mac n Peas

I was craving creamy, cheesy pasta – but dairy allergy says no – and this recipe hit the spot! Gluten-free rice elbow pasta, a cashew creme sauce, and lots of sweet green peas complete the trifecta. The photo below in our Dutch Oven shows a double recipe – the boys […]

 

Vegan Carrot Cake

This cake is vegan and gluten-free. We used a mix of almond and oat flour to bake this bright and sweet cake. The creamy vegan vanilla cashew frosting is easy to make so don’t be intimidated if you’ve never made cashew creme before. Enjoy!  

 

Spicy Mango Salsa

This one is so easy – chop and combine 2 mangoes, 3-4 green onions, 1 jalapeno pepper, tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Simple, sweet, spicy, and delicious. I baked a batch of homemade corn tortilla chips for dipping. This recipe […]

 

Creamy Ginger Cashew Dip

This is a beautiful vegan dip that could just as easily be served as a sauce over a veggie and rice dish. I roasted a bunch of broccoli and used it as a dip. The ginger is refreshing and the cashew creme is super-smooth.  

 

Coconut Rice with Nori

Coconut oil gives this rice side dish a tropical flavor, and the toasted nori crumbled in adds an umami flavor; combined this rice is pure heaven. No exaggeration. I ate it stand alone for lunch, and also paired it with two fried eggs for breakfast the next day. This recipe […]

 

Peanut Butter Oven Pancake

My younger son wanted pancakes for breakfast on his birthday, but I wanted to spend the morning relaxing with him, not flipping pancakes. I made him this oven pancake instead, and let him pour the chocolate-chips into the batter. With a pie-slice serving for each of us and sliced strawberries, […]

 

Black Rice Salad with Mango and Peanuts

Black Rice is nutty with a soft texture. It’s known as “Forbidden Rice” or “longevity rice;” I read that an ancient legend claimed that it was eaten exclusively by the emperors of China to increase health and ensure a long life. The fresh mango and orange offer sweet and bright […]

 

Vegan Rice Pudding with Ginger, Amaranth, and Mango

Unlike traditional rice pudding, in this version the arborio rice cooks in oat milk, coconut cream, vanilla beans, and fresh ginger. We served this with sliced mango and a unique mix of crunchy toppings. The original recipe is for dairy-based rice pudding; it comes from Bon App├ętit, specifically Bernardo Bukantz, […]