Baked Peaches

Recipe courtesy of Livestrong.com Choose peaches that are just ripe or slightly firm for baking so that they retain their shape while they are in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice a peach in half by cutting into it until your knife reaches the pit and rotating the peach around the knife….

Vegan Mango Lassi

While we’re talking about mango, here’s an awesome recipe I found through Whole Foods Market’s website: Ingredients: 2 ripe mangoes 2 cups vanilla flaxmilk (could sub another milk) 1/2 cup light coconut milk Optional: 1 cup ice cubes 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom Blend all ingredients together!

Mango Tofu

My pride and joy dish. I use a bottled mango sauce, of course–$2-3, delicious, and easy (S & F Chef Sauces from Whole Foods or you could use ANY brand from anywhere)–but you should be able to make it without that. I like to serve with quinoa. Ingredients: Tofu 2 Mangos Red Peppers Vinegar (white,…

Sambazon Protein Smoothie

These are about $3, 10g of protein, and SO TASTY AND GOOD. They combine chocolate, acai berry (which you can’t even taste, it blends so well), and vegan protein for a perfect morning beverage or snack anytime!

Roasted Tomatoes

Roasted tomatoes are so easy and so good! Unlike most roasted veggies, you only need to roast around 350 degrees. Cut tomatoes (any size) in halves, quarters, or slices, depending on your preferences. Lay on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil (optional: and balsamic, garlic, salt, pepper). Takes almost a 1/2 hour, but once they’re…

Smart Flour Gluten-free Vegan Cookie Dough

Smart Flour Foods uses ancient grains (teff, millet, amaranth) in “more nutritious” gluten-free flours. They happen to offer vegan cookie dough. It bakes in about 10 minutes and makes the most delicious cookies you could ever taste! So good! All of their flour blends (pancakes, cupcakes, pizza dough) are also (not surprisingly) vegan. They also…

Amy’s Kitchen Organic Soups

Amy’s organic soups (actually organic, not big brand organic) are so delightful. There are 29 varieties, and about 80% are both gluten-free and vegan (but check the ingredients!).  The also serve other diets. I’ve never tried one that wasn’t good. $3 a can perfect for a quick/easy lunch or dinner.

Portabella Mushrooms

These are incredibly easy to make. Buy the mushroom caps, wipe off with a wet paper towel. Dunk in or drizzle with balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, brown rice vinegar, teriyaki sauce, or really any thin sauce. Put in pan and cook on both sides. Takes like 5 minutes, and the mushrooms are like $3 a…

Muesli

This stuff is so good. Seriously. Ingredients Rolled oats (could use quick oats but I recommend these flatter ones) Almond or soy milk Any of the below: Dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, golden raisins) Nuts (walnuts, almonds, anything — best in pieces) Fresh fruit (banana, apple, raspberry, blueberry) Seeds (not salted: sunflower, pumpkin) Flax, chia, protein…

Banana Walnut Brownies

Ingredients: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free Brownie Mix (or any other mix) (about $4 & available at most stores) 1 banana, smashed or blended up Vegan margarine (I recommend Earth Balance) Water Walnuts Variations: could add chocolate chips, peanut butter, carob chips, ground flax/hemp/chia, or anything else you want to add! Combine mix with melted margarine,…

Seafood

Obviously, being vegan allows you to save ocean life all around the world and preserve the oceans. However, did you know you can slightly alter your diet to eat sustainable seafood? The New England Aquarium provides a list of what is the most harmless to eat! Keep it in mind next time you’re at the grocery store…

Roasted Kale

Who would ever think that roasted kale could be the most delicious thing you ever eat? Fill a bowl with olive oil and rub a little of it on the leaves of some kale. Spread kale on a baking sheet and salt. Roast in the oven (400) until parts of it start to look dark…