Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

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Dairy Free Alfredo Sauce

Dairy and I do not get along. But recently I was craving Chicken alfredo and realized I could make some with Cauliflower!

 

I based my recipe on this one from a Pinch of Yum and varied it based on what I had in the kitchen!

  • 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 6-7 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup milk (more to taste)

I sautéed the cauliflower florets in the olive oil and the garlic powder, salt, pepper, and onion salt and added them into boiling water for one minute. Then I added the the milk, one cup of water, and the cauliflower to a blender. I blended until creamy and served with sautéed chicken, broccoli and whole wheat noodles. BOWL LICKIN' GOOD!

Have you tried a vegan alfredo sauce before? Let me know in the comments!

 

 

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Brown Sugar Pork Tacos

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Brown Sugar Pork Tacos

Ingredients

  • 2 Corn tortillas
  • one porkchop
  • one half of an avocado
  • 2 teaspoons of brownsugar
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil or avocado oil
  • Half of a large sweet potato (diced)
  • One small handful of Kale

 

Season pork chop with seasoning salt, salt, pepper and garlic power. cook and then sauté in olive oil and brown sugar. (you can combine these steps but I just used leftover pork chops!) Remove cooked pork and swap out with diced sweet potatoes and cook until potatoes are soft. Add in kale until kale gets greener. Place contents in a warm corn tortilla and top with avocado. 

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Pink Smoothie Bowl

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Pink Smoothie Bowl

I love a good smoothie bowl. And I also love anything sugar and dairy free.

Ingredients

  • One frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of protein (vanilla or flavorless)

Blend on low until smooth but thick. Pour into a bowl and top with fruit of your choice. I used sliced bananas, a spoonful of sunflower seed butter, Chicago seeds, flax seeds and sliced almonds. 

 

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Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

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Black Bean Breakfast Tacos

I have finally begun to like begins. Well, Like is a stretch but I less than hate them. I had some left over from another recipe and am trying to stop wasting food! So I made some tacos!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • One half a chicken breast OR one boneless chicken thigh
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of black beans
  • small handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes 
  • 1 Tablespoon of diced onions
  • 1 table spoon of avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder

Instructions

  • Warm tortillas
  • Saute onions in a skillet and then add seasoned chicken chicken.
  • When chicken is almost done, add diced tomatoes and beans. You are welcome to do everything separately or all together.
  • Add spinach until wilted and dump in taco shells
  • Drizzle with sriracha and devour! 

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Sunflower Seed Butter Toast

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Sunflower Seed Butter Toast

I recently became obsessed with sunflower seed butter! I, naturally, needed to make some toast with it so here is my favorite recipe so far!

 

  • Sliced Bread of your Choice slightly toasted
  • 2 tsp of sunflower seed butter
  • Raw Sunflower seeds
  • Sliced almonds
  • 1sp of Organic Honey
  • 1/2 tsp of hemp seeds

Toast bread and then top with sliced apples! Spring with raw sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and sliced almonds. Drizzle with honey and devour.

 

Fun fact: Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to peanut butter with lots of protein! 

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Energy Bites

Energy Bites

Recipe from Mind Body Green

  • 1 cup soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup rolled oats (gluten-free, if necessary)
  • ½ cup creamy sunflower seed butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of water, only if necessary to blend
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

1. Process Medjool dates in a food processor until a sticky and creamy consistency is formed (may form a ball). Add in oats, sun butter, cinnamon, and vanilla and process until well-combined. If the dough is dry, you may add a few tablespoons of water to help everything stick together.

2. Gently pulse in the chocolate chips, just until they are well-incorporated into the dough.

3. Use your hands to form the dough into balls. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato French Toast

Sweet Potato French Toast

 

French Toast

  • Sliced bread
  • one egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of brown sugar
  • dash of pumpkin spice
  • whisk liquids together and dip slices of bread until evenly coated on each side. Transfer to a skillet and heat on each side for 2-3 minutes or until browned.

Toppings: Pumpkin Spice Roasted sweet potato, sunflower seeds, almonds and hemp seeds

Syrup: One table spoon of almond butter and 1/4 cup of maple syrup heated in a pot and whisked until blended.

Breakfast Skillet

Breakfast Skillet

 

Ingredients

  • onion
  • chicken sausage
  • spinach
  • potatoes
  • Mighty Vine Tomatoes
  • two eggs

Saute onions in olive oil. Add tomatoes and sausage. When tomato and sausage are mostly cooked, add diced mighty vine tomatoes and spinach. Crack two eggs on top, lower heat and cover with foil and cook until egg turns white.

Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

 

One package of Wholewheat pasta (or gluten free if that's your jam)

One jar of Pesto sauce (check near the spaghetti sauce)

One red pepper, one green pepper, one yellow pepper

2-3 chicken breasts.

Cook chicken breasts in olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika and prepare pasta according to the package. Slice and saute the peppers until lightly browned in olive oil. Add additional veggies if you want (mushrooms and onions make good additions!)- Toss cooked pasta, sliced peppers, chicken and pasta sauce in a bowl and serve. Serve hot or cold.

 

Just Add Tomatoes Stuffed Peppers

Just Add Tomatoes Stuffed Peppers

  • 2 tablespoons of Just Add Tomatoes
  • One 10 OZcan of diced tomatoes
  • Two teaspoons of tomato paste
  • One package of turkey sausage
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • Half a teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • Four peppers any color
  • Half a cup of mozzarella
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Directions

Season ground turkey  with garlic, salt, pepper and saute in olive oil until fully cooked. While cooking Mix 2 tablespoons of Just Add Tomatoes seasoning with one 10z can of Diced tomatoes and 1tsp of tomato paste. Mix all ingredients together with cheese. Cut off the tops of the peppers and clean out insides. Pour mixture in side and bake on 375 for 20 mins or until edges of peppers are browning and pepper is wrinkly! Add these on top during last 3-5 mins to melt.

 

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding-- Originally from Wellness mama

  • 2 cups coconut milk  or almond milk (homemade or natural)
  • ½ cup Chia Seeds
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (or less) maple syrup (or sub any sweetener)
  • Optional: ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Blend or whisk all ingredients except chia seeds in a blender until smooth (including any added flavors, fruits or chocolate). Whisk in chia seeds.
  • Pour mixture into a jar or glass container and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to let gel.

Breakfast Quiche

Breakfast Quiche

Ingredients:
 
1 pillsbury pie crust- deep dish
6-7 eggs
1 tablespoon of water or milk
salt and pepper to taste
(other seasonings you may want depending on veggies used: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, parsley etc)
vegetables: I used onions, red, green, yellow peppers, mushrooms
cheese- I used cheddar but any cheese will work! I use about a handful or two of shredded cheese
Bacon- I normally use sausage but it was just a bacon sort of day. cook whatever meet you use BEFOREHAND and cut it up.
 
Add everything to a bowl- you can sauté the veggies beforehand if you want! pour it into the crust and bake on 350 for 40 mins or so or until you can put a knife in the center and it comes out clean.
 
Alternatives: sausage (maple sausage is a big favorite of mine), broccoli, avocado, mozzarella, tomato, spinach, sweet potatoes…kale..pretty much ANYTHING you want!