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Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Whether I’m hosting or attending an Easter soirée, I always like to have/bring some meat and diary-free options.  Sometimes during the holidays we can get sidetracked by so many unhealthy options.  Which is why today I’m sharing some of my top meatless recipes for Easter, as well as a cocktail or two.  Take a look:

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Pistachio-Crusted Cheese Ball via Jessica in the Kitchen

 

 

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Pink Jelly Bean Cocktail via BHG

 

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Deviled Potatoes via Crazy Vegan Kitchen

 

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

White Bean and Lemon Soup via Half Baked Harvest

 

 

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Spelt Rolls via Minimalist Baker

 

Top 9 Meatless Recipes for Easter

Lemon Pasta with Peas and Spinach via Abra’s Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Whenever the seasons start to change I always get excited about the new recipes I want to try.  So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite Spring recipes as well as some new ones that I’ve been itching to test out.  Because let’s face it, no one wants to eat a Spring salad in the middle of winter, no matter how delicious it looks!

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Personally tested and approved this Spring Vegetable Gnocchi via Lemon Tree Dwelling

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

One of my favorites! This Grilled Corn Chowder recipe is part of my Meatless Monday series on the blog

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Anzac Biscuits via Lazy Cat Kitchen

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Strawberry Turnovers via Tastes of Lizzy T

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Basil Peach Chicken via The Nest

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Asparagus Salad via Homespun Capers

 

Top 7 Early Spring Recipes

Spring Minestrone Soup via Simply Recipes – I think this one is next on my list to try!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer : Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

The Super Bowl is this weekend and for the first time ever I am prepared!  (lol)  I’ve been working on this recipe for a healthy Super Bowl appetizer (works great as a snack too!).  These Buffalo Broccoli Bites only take three ingredients!  That’s right, only three ingredients.  Ok so I’m not counting water, but does water really count as an ingredient?  Not only are they super delicious and melt-in-your-mouth but they are also meat-free and gluten-free!  Prep time is around 10 minutes and cooking time is an additional 16 minutes.  You can’t beat that!  The one thing I will say is that just like their normal wing counterparts, these buffalo broccoli bites do get a little messy but they’re so delicious, I promise they are worth it.

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

Buffalo Broccoli Bites Ingredients:

  • broccoli – one large head
  • 1/4 cup and 1/8 cup Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs Frank’s Red Hot Wings Buffalo Sauce*

*Make sure you get the “wing’s” sauce and not the regular buffalo sauce

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

For a dipping sauce I just used hummus and sprinkled it with cayenne powder

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425′ and line a baking sheet with parchment
  2. Chop up your broccoli into wing sized pieces
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the egg replacer and water – whisk together
  4. In a second bowl, place the additional 1/8 cup of egg replacer – do not add water
  5. Add the buffalo sauce and whisk again – the mixture will start to foam
  6. Start to dip your broccoli cuts into the buffalo/egg replacer mixture and then dip into the second bowl with just egg replacer
  7. Place on the baking sheet, leaving space in between each broccoli bite
  8. Bake for 8 minutes, flip, and then bake an additional 8 minutes
  9. Add a healthy serving of additional buffalo sauce on top of the broccoli bites and serve!

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer - Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

Healthy Super Bowl Appetizer – Buffalo Broccoli Bites Recipe

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro & Jalapeño Corn Chowder

I don’t know about you but I’m ready to heat things up!   This Winter is just getting started but it’s been freezing out.  There’s nothing like a warm bowl of soup after coming in from the cold.  Today for my meatless Monday recipe, I’m sharing my cilantro and jalapeño corn chowder.  It’s a different take on my Grilled Corn Chowder Recipe that I shared last year.  This corn chowder recipe has a bit of heat to it (that you can adjust according to taste).  I also used some different spices and loaded this corn chowder up with cumin and cilantro.  Check it out:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

Time: 45 mins  Serves: 6 – 8

Ingredients:

  •  4 pds red potatoes – peeled and diced
  • 4 cups corn or 3 cans drained
  • 1 large jalapeño or 2 small ones – deseeded
  • 1 14.5 oz can Hunt’s fire roasted tomatoes
  • 3oz baby spinach (about 1/2 a bag)
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 3 garlic cloves – minced
  • 32 oz vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp Earth Balance soy free buttery spread
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 drops liquid smoke
  • salt + pepper to taste

optional:

  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 cup broccoli stems – steam and cook with potatoes – adds protein!

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

Instructions:

  1. Steam your potatoes – I used a double boiler set up (20 mins)
  2. Place potatoes in food processor and blend until mostly whipped (set aside)
  3. Place onion and jalapeño in food processor and mince.  Toss into pot with olive oil until onions are golden.  Add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Now add everything else EXCEPT for spinach and cilantro.
  5. Cook on low, stirring occasionally for 15 mins
  6. Add spinach and cilantro and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Serve warm

Meatless Monday Recipe : Cilantro and Jalapeño Corn Chowder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 7 Early Fall Recipes

I’m excited to share my Top 7 early Fall recipes with you!  I’m including both meat and vegan recipes in these delicious top 7 that are perfect for chilly nights or mornings.  So there’s a little something for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Spring Recipes to Try

Spring is one of those times of year when you’re ready for lots of fresh produce but at the same time (since it can still be a little chilly) you’re not quite committed to chowing down on crisp salads just yet.  I think these 5 Spring recipes give you a good mix of both warm/soothing with some healthy options like Vegetarian Chili!  That will still keep you cozy during the beginning of Spring.  So now the only question is, are you ready to eat?

5 Spring Recipes to Try

Salmon and Avocado Pizza via Cafe Delites

 

5 Spring Recipes to Try

These Roasted Squash Bowls via Floating Kitchen offers that perfect mix of warm comfort food with crisp tasty greens

 

5 Spring Recipes to Try

Vegetarian Chili from Vegetarian Adventures is a healthier alternative to the traditional hearty chilis

5 Spring Recipes to Try

Lemon Coconut Bars via Two Peas & Their Pod

 

5 Spring Recipes to Try

Sea Salt Brownie Cookies via Butternuts – I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but these look so good!!

 

Lemon Drop Margarita Recipe Avocado Toast 5 Ways 7 Springtime Desserts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tasty Christmas Leftover Recipes

No matter how tasty and delicious your Christmas dinner was, sometimes you don’t want to be stuck eating the same dinner for the next few nights just because you have a ton of leftovers.  Here are some amazing Christmas leftover recipes, each one caters to a different food group, depending on what you might have for leftovers including oysters, potatoes and more!

Christmas Leftover Recipes

Leftover turkey? Try this Turkey Pot Pie Soup

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

Leftover oysters can get a little tricky but don’t worry this Leftover Stuffing Oyster Recipe has got you covered!

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

Did you ever notice that pumpkin is everywhere even after Halloween and Thanksgiving? If you’ve got too much pumpkin on your hands, try this Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

This recipe for Potato Ham Chowder would be perfect for lunch

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

I didn’t know potato waffles existed until I saw this leftover recipe. What a tasty breakfast for the morning after Christmas.

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

If you’ve got a ton of leftover vegetables, grab the recipe for this Vegetable Soup!

 

Christmas Leftover Recipes

Salmon Cakes are easier than you think to make!

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