Broccoli and Cashew Cream Soup

    Ingredients ½ cup raw cashews, soaked 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, minced 1 ½ tsp salt (to taste) 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 5 cloves garlic, minced 16 oz broccoli (about 7 cups, packed) 6 cups water or vegetable stock, divided ½ tsp red pepper 1 can … Continued

“Toum” Lebanese Garlic Paste Recipe

    Ingredients 2 whole bulbs of garlic, peeled ½ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon sea salt 2-3 cups of canola oil to ‘fluff’ the paste     Instructions Place all garlic cloves and salt into food processor and mix Add canola oil in slowly to reach desired consistency ( fluffy is ideal) … Continued

Vegan Nog Smoothie

  Best served fresh, this is really a multipurpose smoothie… a libation, an excellent start to the morning, an after workout refresher, or to share a toast with your friends. A delightful holiday treat! Prep Time – 10 minutes Total Time – 10 minutes Servings – 4 1/2 Cups Author – Vanilla And Bean Ingredients 1/2C Raw Cashews soaked overnight in 1 C … Continued

Creamy Potato Soup

  Ingredients                                                                                        3 c                   Yukon gold potatoes 1 can                white beans, drained and rinsed ½ c                  raw almonds, peeled and pre-soaked 2 c                   vegetable broth ¼- 1/3 c          Nutritional Yeast 1 tbsp              olive oil (and grapeseed/canola oil) 1                      shallot, minced 1 cup               leek, thinly sliced 1 tbsp              white wine vinegar 1/8 tsp   … Continued

Seitan & Mushroom Vegan Chili

  Adapted from VegetarianTimes.Com Ingredients 2 Tbsp             Olive Oil 1 large              Onion (About 2 Cups) 3 large              Garlic cloves, minced 1                      Chipotle Chili in adobo sauce, drained and minced 8 oz.                Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely chopped (1 ½ cups) 2-8 oz packages Seitan (3 cups) 3 Tbsp.            Tomato Paste 2 … Continued

Apple Crisp with Optional “Caramelized Sauce”

  Filling 5-7 firm, tart apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (Golden Delicious, for example) 4 tablespoons organic brown rice syrup -OR- 2 tablespoons pure agave syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon Organic high-heat canola oil, pure grapeseed oil walnut oil, or other high heat oil   Topping 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, organic preferably (not instant) ½ … Continued

Pumpkin Cashew Cream Tart in Chocolate Almond-Flour Crust (Vegan)

Chocolate Almond Flour Crust 1¼       cup blanched almond flour 1/8       teaspoon sea salt ¼         teaspoon baking soda 2          tablespoons high-heat canola or grapeseed oil 2          tablespoons pure agave syrup 1          teaspoon pure vanilla extract ½         cup non-dairy, grain-sweetened chocolate chips (e.g.,              Sunspire) melted over low heat … Continued

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