Baked Chickpeas

These are my new favorite!!!

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 tbs of your favorite oil (I use olive)
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cumin

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Drain and rinse the chickpeas and preheat your oven to 425.

Then pat them dry on (paper) towels. After that, spread them around on a sheet tray.

Add the oil and use the palm of your hand to gently roll the chickpeas and coat them lightly and evenly.

Add as much of the spices as you want I do a pinch of pepper, 1/2 tsp of garlic, 1/2 tsp of cumin and a pinch of sea salt.

Then, do the same thing as before, roll your hand to gently coat the chickpeas.

Pop em in the oven for 15-18 minutes and turn the oven off. I take out the tray test 1 or 2 or 5 and see if they’re crispy enough, if not leave them in the hot, but off, oven. Add more spices as needed!

 

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3 Step Vegan Mac & Cheese

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  • 1 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • a dash of cumin
  • a dash of parsley
  • 2 carrots
  • 2-3 red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup (plus more if needed) water

First combine the spices in a small bowl and set aside for later.

Step one: boil the vegetables until soft and save a little bit of the cooking water. Since it has a lot of the starch from the potatoes, it will make the sauce seem rich.

Step two: Once the veggies break when you touch them lightly with a knife and are SUPER tender, add to a blender and pour the spices in and all of the milk. The water just depends on how wet your veggies are so add a little at a time until its a creamy consistency.

Step three: Boil your noodles and pour over!

Valentine’s Day Pink Lemonade Smoothie

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  • 2 slices of lemon peel and all (I like mine frozen!)
  • 6 chunks of pineapple, probably about 2, 1 inch rounds cored
  • 1 orange’s juice or a 1/4 cup of O.J.
  • 1 banana
  • 5 strawberries (again I prefer mine frozen to cool it all down)
  • 1/2-1 cup of almond milk depending on how thick you like yours

All you need to do is throw it in the blender until smooth! If you want to make it a little bit more substantial, you can add oats! I love this smoothie! I made it looking for an overdose of vitamin C because I was feeling under the weather, but y’all it is so good!!!! Makes two servings (;

Happy Valentines day!

Peanut Butter Banana Dog Biscuits

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I noticed that my pitbull’s skin was getting dry so I sought out a remedy. He was already eating about 4 tablespoons of coconut oil a week and it wasn’t doing the trick.

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (depending on the size and need for added fat in the pup)
  • 1/2 cup of yogurt or kefir
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of oats depending on the size of the mold you have

Start by mashing the banana and adding the peanut butter in with it. Next, stir in the olive oil and oats, add oats a little at a time until desired consistency. Finally, pop em in the freezer and wait until someone is a “Good Boy!”

(P.S. I found my trays at T.J. Maxx for only $2!! If you don’t find some with fun shapes or use what you’ve already got a.k.a. an ice cube tray!)16710195_10208840933289474_224340993_o

Banana Oat Pancakes

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of wheat flour
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup (or more) of almond milk
  • 1-2 tbs of oil
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg
  • 1 tbs of vanilla

Begin by putting the oats in the blender to turn them into an oat flour. This will be the base of our mix.

Mix the oat flour with the 1/2 cup of standard, wheat flour.

Add the banana, almond milk and vanilla into the blender.

Put the nutmeg, cinnamon and baking soda into the mixing bowl of flour. Mix together well and then add the wet ingredients.

Heat up your pan with about 1 tsp of oil per batch and cook on a lower setting than you normally would make pancakes. Due to the sugar content in the bananas, they can caramelize easily!!!

 

Green Pepper and Onion Sandwiches

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These sandwiches are my favorite because the carmalized onions bring in sweetness, the avocado a little fat and the mustard makes it perfectly balanced.

  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato
  • Brown mustard
  • Rolls of choice
  • Dash of olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 1 tbs. Vegan mayo (if desired)

Start by frying the peppers in a pan with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Keep in pan until the onions start to brown checking every minute or so.

Toast the inside of the bread. I prefer ciabatta bread because it is almost always vegan, but you can use whatever you’d like!

Open and mash the avocado, if not desired consistency, add a bit of vegan mayo to make it more spreadable.

Put the avocado spread on one slice of bread, mustard on the other and fill with the browned peppers and onions and a couple slices of tomato and enjoy!

Sunny Day Lemonade

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  • 5 cups of powdered stevia
  • 7 lemons’ juice
  • 4 cups (more or less) of water

Squeeze the lemons over a strainer, if you do not have a citrus juicer. Save half of a lemon to slice for garnish!

Pour the lemon juice and the sugar into a pitcher.

Add water 1 cup at a time and taste after each cup to ensure the correct strength!