Dec 302014
 

Chili is the perfect warm, winter meal.

I used to make this recipe with ground beef, but I decided to ditch the meat and make it vegan.

vegan chili

This is really easy to prepare, as you use canned ingredients and only takes 30 minutes to cook.

Ingredients: 

1 can Bush’s chili beans

2 cans tomato sauce

1 can of Rotel tomatoes

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 pack gluten-free McCormick chili seasoning mix (optional)

Frito’s corn chips (optional)

How-to:

Mix all ingredients together in a pot.  Place the pot on top of the stove and set to med-high.  Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 30 minutes or more.

Once it is ready, you can pour it onto some corn chips for that extra added crunch.

Mer :)

Dec 302014
 

vegan shake

It get so hot here in the south, and there is nothing better than to cool down with a smoothie.

Ingredients:

handful of frozen raspberries

1/2 cup- 1 cup of coconut milk (If you prefer your smoothies extra thick, use less coconut milk.)

1 frozen banana

How-to:

Blend everything together in a blender until smooth.

Mer :)

Dec 222014
 

oreoballs

These are great to take to a shower or party- just make sure to keep them cold.

Ingredients:

1 package of Oreo cookies

1 package cream cheese (8 oz)

1 bar of Almond bark (vanilla flavored)

How-to: 

Pour Oreo cookies into a food processor.  Grind them up until they are fine and pour them into a mixing bowl.  Add in cream cheese and mix together with ground up  Oreos to form a big ball.

Pull little pieces off of the big ball to make small size balls and place them on a cookie sheet.  Place cookie sheet with Oreo balls into the freezer for 1 hour.

To melt the almond bark, take small sections of it and place in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute and stir until desired consistency.

Take the frozen Oreo balls out of the freezer and dip them into the melted almond bark.

Mer :)

Dec 152014
 

Ingredients:

Gluten-free linguine noodles

1 avocado

1 handful of pine nuts (I used slivered almonds.)

1 sprinkle of basil

1 clove of garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 lemon (squeezed)

salt and pepper

How-to:

Cook noodles according to instructions.

In a bowl, mix together all other ingredients.  You can mix all of the ingredients together by mashing down with a big spoon or you can use a food processor.

Once this “pesto” is ready, mix it in with the noodles.

Serving size- 1 person

vegan pasta 1

vegan pasta

This is seriously vegan and gluten-free heaven!

Mer :)