Homemade Italian Spiced Sausages are pan fried with onions and bell peppers served alongside mini roasted potatoes and asparagus for a bright and healthy meal this spring. We enjoyed this meal as a fine lunch yet it could also make a lovely dinner. What's nice is it is pretty easy to toss together, while the sausage, peppers and onions cook you can bake the potatoes and asparagus, then serve it all together steaming hot.
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Sometimes you just want some creamy peanut butter! Maybe a big spoonful, on a PB&J, in smoothies, celery sticks, on a banana, in cookies or granola bars, surrounded with chocolate...there are so many fun options with how to use this magical butter. Made with natural peanuts and optional add-ins you really only need one to two ingredients for a creamy spread. I am amazed at how quick it is to make, in about 5 minutes it can be yours.
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Vegan Blueberry Soursop Ice Cream also known in as Vegano Helado con Guanábana y Arándanos creates a creamy, one-of-a-kind ice cream is completely sugar-free. It is made creamy from coconut milk and the custard-like soursop/guanábana. Blueberries are added for sweet and healthy deliciousness along with mandarin juice for a shot of vitamin C. All of the ingredients are completely healthy so you can eat a big helping or two and feel great. Watch the video or get the recipe below. Watch the video or get the recipe below.
A few weeks back my husband and I wanted some tea. I was craving something more robust than lemongrass and thought I'd give my hand at making a Chai Latte. I didn't have the powder but I did have chai tea bags. Soon I was whisking, adding a dash of this and that and pouring a steaming hot creamy drink. My husband was delighted at how good it was and it soon became a new request and favorite in our home. Almond milk, chai tea, agave, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and a splash of coffee make a creamy, sweet, delightful drink for two.
Use additional sweetener or your preferred sweetener such as stevia, maple syrup, brown rice syrup...
Once I didn't have the chocolate hearts or chips so I used 1 Tbsp. Cacao powder and a little extra stevia, it was still very good! I also tried 1 Tbsp. Cacao Powder mixed with 1 tbsp Coconut Oil and 1 Tbsp Agave, stirred into a chocolate syrup, then poured that in, yum! I like the hearts or chips best myself. Even without chocolate it is good, enjoy! Love, Christa
With only 3 Ingredients you can be making homemade chocolates! This is my staple, quick and easy chocolate recipe. Feel free to add a dash of salt, a hint of flavor with vanilla or your favorite extract, add dried fruit, nuts, nut butter, coconut flakes or anything your heart desires to make a special treat. For fun, watch the quick how to video!
Melt the coconut oil in a hot water bath. Add the cacao and agave. Mix well. Pour into desired mold or a pan line with parchment paper. Freeze until solid. Enjoy!
Creamy potatoes, celery, onions, garlic and a large infusion of spices come together to create a unique spin on the classic Cream of Celery Soup. I was telling Jerry, my husband, that I don't recall ever buying a can of cream of celery from the store but I'm really digging the homemade version. You can enjoy it chunky style or blend it into a creamy soup. Both are delicious but the blended one is surely our favorite.
Oh my gosh! I am so excited to share this homemade granola cereal with you! I had literally a jar heaping full of almond pulp and other small containers with the almond mash jammed packed and overflowing in some instances stored in the freezer. Mocking me as I open it. It sat there for a good while before I finally made something out of it. I dried it out partially and then added it to a mixture of wonderful ingredients to create a homemade granola. Almond pulp, pecan pieces, sunflower seeds, a tad of salty 'n vanilla sweet with a generous helping of cinnamon, dried fruit and coconut flakes.
Enjoy it with homemade almond milk for breakfast cereal. A highly recommended vegan treat!!!
Jerry's Fav Granola Cereal (Thus Far)
Note: Adapted from Civilized Caveman Cooking
A chocolate infused crust is sweet with a pinch of salty covered with creamy cheesecake and topped with homemade blackberry sauce. The recipe makes 12 individual servings that are so fantastic. I shared with with our neighbors and her husband's eyes lit up "sweets!" The base is sweet with a pinch of salty, a perfectly lush and creamy center is topped with vanilla blackberry preserves. They make a mouthwatering, light your eyes up, delicious experience that begs to be repeated. Plus, they are vegan, refined-sugar free, gluten-free and raw. We enjoyed our very last ones for our Valentine's Day dessert, a sweet ending to a great day. I hope you all had wonderful weekends and if you celebrated a very Happy Valentine's Day! Sending you all bright Love & Light! Christa
Do you ever want a treat that is so small you can pop it in your mouth at any time of day and not feel bad? I do! I absolutely LOVE to have bite sized desserts around, especially chocolates. Peanut butter and chocolate are both such wonderful comfort foods, the combination is a favorite of many worldwide. Growing up the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups were how I got my fix and at Christmas when my mom would make her special homemade version. Now I can enjoy a healthy version and you can too! These aren't quite the same as the original but they are made using few healthy ingredients, with a darker chocolate, are totally vegan, healthy and delicious! Plus, they are pretty, a plus. After a meal I love to have a little sweet, and this size is just enough to meet my craving and not hurt my body. These are wonderful to have in your freezer anytime!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts
Melt the coconut oil by placing it in a hot water bath. Measure out 1/4 cup, place in a glass cup or dish, place that dish in a heatproof bowl and pour hot water in the heatproof bowl, ensuring it doesn't touch the coconut oil. It will melt from the heat. Replace water as needed until it is clear liquid.
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