Raw Vegan Kale Basil Pesto

This AMAZING kale pesto recipe initially appeared in my Gluten Free Pesto Pasta post. But it is too good to miss, so I'm creating it's own post. This pesto can be used as a dip for vegetables or chips, a creamy sauce for pasta, or just to eat plain on its own! The addition of … Continue reading Raw Vegan Kale Basil Pesto

Pasta and Veggies with Tomato Sauce – Gluten and oil-free!

I was traveling recently and on a plane coming back to Austin from Ukraine. The plane served a pasta meal with veggies, tomato sauce, ground beef and cheese on top. While this looked like a great meal (as far as airplane food goes, anyway), I thought to myself, "I can make a much better vegan … Continue reading Pasta and Veggies with Tomato Sauce – Gluten and oil-free!

Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

This dish came about because I had eaten all my lunch meals for the week early, as I ended up eating the same thing for lunch and dinner two days in row. When I came home on Wednesday night, I realized I didn't have any lunches to bring to work with me for Thursday and … Continue reading Quinoa with Broccoli and Butternut Squash

Spaghetti and Meatballs – Vegan and Gluten Free

Is this really a recipe? I don't know, but I'm going to say it is. The reason why I say this is because this is the simplest vegan spaghetti dish you can make, as you are basically preparing the noodles. The rest of the ingredients you can buy from the store and put together already … Continue reading Spaghetti and Meatballs – Vegan and Gluten Free

Kale Pesto with Gluten Free Macaroni

Pesto is just a great tasting dish. I've made various versions of pesto before, but I thought to try my hand at a better version that I could make and eat with noodles, but that can also stand on its own. Enter vegan kale pesto, making this dish perfect for a noodle side, dip or … Continue reading Kale Pesto with Gluten Free Macaroni

Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Yes, it's me with another quinoa dish, I just can't stop! Once I find a mixture or base dish that I really love, e.g. quinoa and sauteed mushrooms/onions, then building from that makes it so much easier. Of course, if you don't like mushrooms (or onions), you can always substitute for something else. The addition … Continue reading Quinoa, Sauteed Veggies and Walnuts

Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

It's still asparagus season, which means I'm still finding ways to incorporate it into my diet. One of the best tips for eating healthy, local, and organic is to eat seasonal foods. If you are a co-op or CSA member, you will get seasonal vegetables and fruit from your local farmer. This means weeks of … Continue reading Quinoa, Baba Ganoush and Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Chickpeas and Asparagus

If you don't have time for a fancy dinner but you want something healthy, well then, I give you roasted chickpeas and asparagus! This is a pretty simple recipe to make, especially if you have the chickpeas already cooked! This meals not only gives you lots of protein from the chickpeas, but also fiber, manganese … Continue reading Roasted Chickpeas and Asparagus