Collard Greens & Rice

I’ve never cooked with collard greens before and I am happy to say that the first time was a success! Ingredients: – Collard greens (cut stems off where the leaf starts, discard. Chop rest of leaves into smaller strips- cut width-wise perpendicular to stem) – Vegetable broth – Garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper–any seasonings –…

Pear & Arugula Smoothie

Amazing amazing amazing! Better than it sounds. Adapted from: NY Times Ingredients: 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup arugula 1/2 ripe pear, cored and peeled 1 quarter-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled 3 ice cubes Optional: 1 tablespoon walnuts; a few tbsps of non-dairy yogurt or milk Blend all and serve!

Going Green

Some facts to keep in mind when trying to reduce your “footprint”: Animal agriculture contributes more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined. [UN Food & Agriculture Org.] Going vegetarian is more effective in reducing global warming than driving a hybrid car. [Univ. of Chicago] Over half…

Chia Seed Parfait

In a continuing tradition of soaking stuff in non-dairy milk…the chia seed parfait! Soak chia seeds in non-dairy milk overnight or for several hours (about 4 tbsp seeds to 1 cup milk). I think this is sweet enough but you could add maple syrup or other sweetener if desired. Stir when you can, including right…

Quinoa: a new way to serve it

I make quinoa as a side dish to most dinners. It cooks faster in a rice cooker and it’s arguably healthier (high nutrient richness, higher fiber, complete protein source- unlike most grains). Here is my favorite thing to do with leftover quinoa for the next morning. Put leftover quinoa in a container and cover with…

Chunky Monkey Oatmeal

Inspired by Everyday Vegan Girl‘s Oatmeal extravaganza, here is my own recipe. Make oatmeal [stovetop (hardest), rice cooker, or quick oats in microwave (easiest)] Stir in chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, nutella, or chocolate nut butter. Stir in any of the following: peanut butter, walnut pieces, flax, or anything else. Top with sliced banana. Have a great…

Birthday Cake Oatmeal

Recipe adapted from Everyday Vegan Girl‘s Oatmeal: Dessert Edition series. Make oatmeal [stovetop (hardest), rice cooker, or quick oats in microwave (easiest)] Stir in sweetener (e.g., sugar, maple syrup, truvia) & vanilla non-dairy milk or vanilla extract Top with 2 tbsp vegan cream cheese (or could use Ricemellow instead) and rainbow sprinkles For the full Oatmeal: Dessert Edition series…

Smores Oatmeal

Recipe adapted from Everyday Vegan Girl‘s Oatmeal: Dessert Edition series. Make oatmeal [stovetop (hardest), rice cooker, or quick oats in microwave (easiest)] Stir in cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder Top with marshmallow (see below), chocolate shavings, and crushed graham (Smoreables gluten-free vegan graham crackers available in most natural food stores!) and dark chocolate shavings, Optional: Stir…

Rice Krispie Treat Oatmeal

Recipe adapted from Everyday Vegan Girl‘s Oatmeal: Dessert Edition series. Make oatmeal [stovetop (hardest), rice cooker, or quick oats in microwave (easiest)] Stir in vegan marshmallows (such as Dandies) or Ricemellow and a handful of rice krispie cereal Top with the remaining marshmallow and rice cereal For the full Oatmeal: Dessert Edition series on Everyday Vegan Girl,…

Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal

I am obsessed with oatmeal (delicious, easy to make, plus high protein and fiber) so I was thrilled to find these “dessert oatmeal” recipes on  Everyday Vegan Girl and share them with you! Make oatmeal [stovetop (hardest), rice cooker, or quick oats in microwave (easiest)] Stir in cocoa powder or chocolate protein powder Microwave peanut butter…

Fruit Crisp (Peach, Apple, or Pear)

Fruit: Buy fresh fruit of your choice. Peel (and pit) peaches or apples and cut into segments/pieces. Put in a baking pan alone, or pour some 100% fruit juice in the bottom of the pan. Bake at 400. Crisp: Combine any of the below in a bowl. The only required ingredients are starred: Rolled oats*…

Carrot Raisin Salad

Ingredients: Carrots (shredded) Raisins (chopped) Walnuts (chopped) Maple syrup (dressing, adjust as you like) Lemon juice (dressing, adjust as you like) Combine all ingredients and mix! Taste and adjust dressing/seasoning. Adapted from: The Copycat Cook, found via Finding Vegan