Crowd Pleasing Curry Chickpea Burger Patties

Want something the whole family and friends can enjoy? Try these super easy to make Crowd Pleasing Curry Chickpea Burger Patties.  These plant-based burger patties are dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free and soy-free, and can be made and baked in 30 minutes. If you like, you can also make these patties to enjoy as a part of…

Can My 12 To 23-Month-Old Toddler Drink Plant-Based Milks?

Young toddlers between 12 -23 months of age need a good high calorie nutritional beverage to help in their growth and development, especially if they stop breastfeeding at 12 months of age. Since breast milk is about 20 calories per ounce (equivalent to approximately 160 calories in 8 ounces), it makes sense that a good…

Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes

Want an easy way to make pancakes for your children without the fuss of frying them on the stove? Try these protein packed Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes. Great for breakfast or as a snack on the go! These vegan, egg-free and dairy-free Mini Lentil-Banana Pancakes taste great as leftovers cold or heated, or thawed and warmed up from…

Coconut-Lima Bean Dip

Getting a bit tired of the regular chickpea hummus? Want to try something new that everyone in your family can enjoy? Try this easy vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free and oil-free recipe for a Coconut-Lima Bean Dip. It gives a refreshingly different spread for your veggies and whole wheat crackers. The recipe can be used…

Tips on Cooking Spaghetti Squash

Based on personal experience, here are some tips for cooking and using spaghetti squash. There are many different ways to cook spaghetti squash. You can microwave, boil or bake it. If you would like to boil the spaghetti squash before removing its strand-like interior, here’s how I would recommend doing it: Use a knife to…

Vegan Coconut Corn Mini-Breads

I knew there was a reason I bought this recipe book. Many years ago, I decided to buy a book titled ‘Quick Breads’ by Howard Early and Glenda Morris. I am a novice bread baker, so the idea of being able to make breads rapidly without much dough kneading or rising time was very appealing.…

Toastie Corn Black Bean Soup

Have you ever tried combining some toasted corn kernels with black beans? Our family tried this out some time ago, modifying a recipe we found and it became an instant family favorite meal option. It’s super easy to make because it builds on a ready-to-heat can or carton of black bean soup as the base,…

What Are Ways to Cook Beets?

For those who are unfamiliar with this supernutritious plant, there are actually a myriad of ways to cook beets, or the taproot portion of the beet plant. These include the following methods: Steaming it and applying a bit of butter and salt Adding it into soups Eating thin raw slices as part of a salad…

Beets

When a friend passed me some huge home grown beets, I was excited to use them. Although I had not incorporated these into my cooking repertoire yet, I had heard that beets were a great healthy food choice and the internet is rife with praise for these red colored giant turnip-like vegetables. However, it made…

Five-Minute Restaurant Style Guacamole

Need to whip up some guacamole super fast? Try this simple recipe below for fresh delicious guacamole to go with your Mexican feast or pair it with one of these tasty options: Unsalted tortilla chips Warm pita bread strips Baked pita chips Carrot/cucumber/celery sticks Red, orange or yellow bell pepper sticks Apple slices Pretzel sticks…

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