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Cheesy pasta with broccoli

This sauce is thick, creamy, and delicious. Based on a mac and cheese powder, but I think it’s bit more like alfredo.

Ingredients: (Makes one large serving or two small ones)
– 1 cup dry rice pasta, your favorite shape (I chose shells)
– 1 cup steamed broccoli
– 1/3 cup Leahey’s cheese powder
– 3/4 cup soy milk
– 1/4 cup melted Earth Balance
– 1 tsp pepper

Directions
– Bring water to a boil and add pasta
– In a separate pot, mix the cheese powder, soy milk, Earth Balance, and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick and creamy.
– When the pasta is cooked, drain and add broccoli and sauce
– Enjoy!

October 8, 2010 at 2:28 am Leave a comment

Pizza Potato

Craving both pizza AND potatoes? Here’s the perfect solution!

Ingredients:
– 1 russet potato
– Pizza or marinara sauce
– Daiya mozzarella cheese
– Red pepper
– Olive oil
– Salt
– Pepper
– Oregano

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 400 degrees
– Wash the potato and remove blemishes, then stab it all over with a fork
– Coat the potato with olive oil and generously sprinkle on the salt, pepper, and oregano
– Bake the potato on the rack for 45 minutes
– Remove the potato, but don’t turn off the oven. Stab the potato across the middle with a fork, and then pop it open by squishing the sides together
– Spoon in the sauce and dump on some cheese and chopped peppers. Top with more oregano
– Return the potato to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes

Enjoy your potato pizza!

October 7, 2010 at 3:58 am Leave a comment

Dinner

Awhile ago I decided to surprise my husband with a special meal. This is what I made him. Sauteed kale, collard greens, red chard, and spinach with mushrooms, peppers, and onions. And herb roasted potato wedgies. And, a glass of bubbly pink kosher wine.

All that was missing was desert 😉

October 6, 2010 at 7:43 am Leave a comment

Simple Pasta Dish

Gluten-free penne pasta with Amy’s family marinara suace, tossed with roasted red, yellow, and orange peppers and red onions.

I think you guys can figure this one out, but if you need me to post a recipe just holla 😉

October 6, 2010 at 7:39 am Leave a comment

Perfect Morning Bowl – Banana

I have two version of my Perfect Morning Bowl – one’s banana, and one’s apple. Hopefully more fruits will join the gang soon!

Recipe
Ingredients
1 cup soymilk (or other non-dairy milk of your choice)
1/2 cup gluten-free quick oats
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 ripe banana, sliced
Cinnamon

Directions
-Boil the soy milk on the stove. Stir in the agave nectar, brown sugar, and peanut butter. You can lick the spoon a few times to test for taste, and add more of any ingredients so far that you feel are lacking.
-When the milk is back up at a boil, you have two options:
A) Add the oatmeal and the bananas together. This will get you oatmeal with smooshed banana all throughout it.
B) Add the oatmeal only, and after the oatmeal has cooked, add the banana. This way the banana slices stay firm.
Either way is fine, I like to switch between to two. So it’s up to you!
– Continue to stir oatmeal mixture until it is at the consistency that you desire (add the bananas now if that’s your plan). Remove from heat.
– Pour into a bowl to serve, and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Enjoy!

This recipe is also fabulous with chopped Granny Smith apples. I highly encourage you to try that version as well! For that recipe however, the apple slices must be put into the pot while the milk is boiling so that they can soften. Other than that, the recipe is the same. So good!

And of course, pour yourself a cup of morning tea to accompany this great meal. I chose Earl Grey. Hot.

October 6, 2010 at 7:33 am Leave a comment

Banana Bread

I made this recipe from one in Babycake’s book! Babycakes is an all vegan and mostly gluten-free bakery in NYC. They have amazing stuff, if you’re ever in the area definitely check them out!!

Serving suggestion: Serve warm with apple butter on top!

Recipe coming soon

October 6, 2010 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

Spinach and Pepper Pizza

Nothing too fancy, just a new pizza. This one with spinach!

Ingredients:
– Gluten-free English muffin
– Pizza or pasta/tomato sauce (I used Amy’s family style marinara but any tomato sauce will do)
– Fresh spinach
– Daiya mozzarella cheese streds
– Red bell pepper

Directions:
– Open up your muffin! If it was frozen, give it time to thaw until it can be popped open. If you’re impatient though 30 seconds in the microwave should be enough to pry it open.
– Cover the top with spinach leaves.
– Cover the leaves with the sauce.
– And the sauce with the cheese.
– Top with sliced peppers.

Now to cook it! There’s a few options. You can bake it in an oven, or you can toast it in a toaster oven. I prefer the latter. Not all toaster ovens are the same, but for mine, it works best to toast it on max twice. That should melt all the cheese and crisp up the muffin. If it’s not melty or crisp enough for you, then just toast it for longer.

Enjoy!

October 6, 2010 at 7:06 am Leave a comment

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