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We all love caramel sauce, er…well, at least I do, but I NEVER eat it because it’s loaded with refined sugar and dairy and it makes me loopy. Really!
SO, I just had to share my favorite vegan caramel sauce with you — two ways! One is plain and one has a dash of cacao for a little extra richness…as if it needs it. It’s super simple to make and all you need is a high-powered blender.
Drizzle this caramel sauce over fruit or coconut ice cream. Dreamy and Delish!
Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and blend until creamy smooth. Add more almond milk if too thick. Store in refrigerator in a squeeze bottle for up to two weeks.
Valentines day is right around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate with some homemade vegan brownie for your sweetie. Who wants store bought chocolate in a red, foil heart anyway? Not me!
You can lose with these healthy, delectable treats that are high in protein, fiber, healthy fats and antioxidants. What?? Yes, that’s right. Skip the guilt and dive right in.
CACAO ICING INGREDIENTS
Cancer-fighter and versatile, Cauliflower outshines the white potato in this healthy version of the favorite traditional, blood-sugar spiking, weight gaining mashed potatoes. Yes, we all love mash potatoes, but give these a try topped with my simple and savory mushroom gravy and you will not feel like you are missing out at all!
Steam cauliflower in a steamer basket until tender, approximately 5-7 minutes or so. Set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté garlic until soft and golden brown. Combine garlic, cauliflower, cilantro and beans in food processor fitted with the S-blade and puree until smooth. Add coconut creamer or almond milk and sea salt, and puree again until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the processor cup as needed. Serve warm with Mushroom gravy.
In a saucepan heat oil over medium heat and whish in brown rice flour to make a roux (thick paste.) Add onion and garlic and stir to coat. Saute until translucent, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms and sauté for about 5-minutes more, or until they start to release juices. Add remaining ingredients and let gravy simmer for about 5 minutes, letting it thicken, but being careful not to burn.
We all love a delicious Summertime treat! These low-glycemic fruit pops are delicious, healthy and great to help you cool off in the summer heat. Use any berries that are in season or peaches would be good too!
Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend until combined. Pour into Popsicle molds and place in freezer until frozen.
This salad is great for a BBQ, Potluck or Summer party. The avocado lime dressing adds the perfect creamy finish with a little garlicky touch. Don’t forget to de-stem and massage your kale!
Place all ingredients into a large bowl and toss with dressing.
AVOCADO LIME DRESSING
Blend all ingredients together into a blender until smooth and creamy.
I love me some zucchini and it’s in full force here in Santa Barbara right now. These zucchini chips are to die for. I just decided to throw them together, so the measurements may not be exact, so feel free to play with what you add to them. You will need a dehydrator for best results, otherwise bake in the oven at 450 degrees for about 25-30 minutes until crisp. Be warned, they will shrink!
Place sliced zucchini in a large bowl and toss with olive oil to coat. Place remaining ingredients in a blender or coffee grinder and process into a powder. Sprinkle “cheese” powder over zucchini and toss around to coat slices evenly. Place on dehydrator screens in a single layer. Dehydrate overnight at 113 degrees or until crisp.
Looking for a healthier alternative to that kid-favorite Shamrock Shake? Check out this delicious, vegan version I whipped up using fresh mint, your favorite vanilla protein powder and raw cashews for creaminess. You won’t even know the difference!
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy, green and smooth!
Cherries and Chocolate are one of my all-time favorite combinations. Juicy, ripe, sweet cherries paired with creamy chocolate will make this amazing raw cheesecake a go-to recipe anytime you need to make a special treat. It’s perfect to take to a V-day party or make for your sweetie.
Process the nuts, coconut, cacao powder and sea salt together in a food processor into crumbs. Add maple syrup, vanilla and cacao nibs and process until mixture begins to stick together. If not sticky enough add extra maple syrup (start with 2 tablespoons.) Scrape out mixture into a 9″ spring form pan and press evenly and firmly into the bottom of the pan using your fingers. Set aside
Golden Milk, made with turmeric and ginger, is used as an anti-inflammatory in the Ayurvedic tradition. Usually made with cow’s milk, I make mine with almond or coconut milk, so it’s vegan. It’s great to curb sugar cravings at night and awesome for digestion.
In a small saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted and sizzle the turmeric and ginger in the coconut oil for 20 seconds, stirring to prevent burning. Add almond milk to saucepan and heat just before boiling. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup and top with a dash of nutmeg.
Chocolate in chili? You betcha!!! I love mole’ sauce, so I figured, why not make a mole’ chili! This delicious one-pot meal contains tons of fiber, complex carbs and protein. Throw it over some brown rice or quinoa for even more nutrition. And it will satisfy your chocolate cravings too! Double win!
In a large pot over medium heat, saute onion, garlic and red bell pepper until soft. Add all spices and stir to incorporate the flavors. Cook for another 3 minutes. Add garnet yam and carrots. Stir to combine with spices. Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, if mixture starts to stick. Now add beans, tomatoes and water or tomato sauce. Stir well to combine. Turn heat to low, cover pot and let cook for about 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are soft. Add lime juice and zest. Top with avocado before serving.