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Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe

I’m so excited it’s finally June!  I count today as the start of Summer and to celebrate I’m sharing my Raspberry Nice Cream recipe (a non-dairy ice cream alternative).  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a sneak peek in my Instagram stories last week.  This is a super simple dessert recipe with only TWO ingredients! and takes about 5 minutes to make.  What I love about this nice cream recipe is that there’s no added sugars, no dairy and also no soy.  Yay for being allergen free!  It also doesn’t have canned coconut milk in it, which is something I tried experimenting with, and found that it didn’t keep the nice cream as creamy as I would have liked.  This recipe has the texture and creaminess of a soft serve ice cream (love!).  Grab the recipe below:

Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 – ripe bananas
  • 1 – 12 oz bag of frozen raspberries
  • 1 – box of ice cream cones (optional)

Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe

Instructions:

  1. Peel your bananas and place in the food processor with the full bag of raspberries
  2. Blend till you have a creamy consistency
  3. That’s it!  Time to eat!!

*A few notes:

*If you have leftovers and put them in the freezer, the next time you take your nice cream out try to allow about 30 minutes to left it soften before serving.

*Also I haven’t tried this with other berries but I’m betting you could swap out for other berries or even other fruits and it would be just as delicious!

Raspberry Nice Cream Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Garden Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

I shared a sneak peek of this Meatless Monday Recipe in my Instagram stories last week.  Did you catch it?  This month’s Meatless Monday Recipe is for a garden pizza with cauliflower crust and my nut-free pesto spread!  It’s tasty, it’s fresh and completely plant-based.  It’s also one of those recipes that’s great because you can use up whatever vegetables you have on hand.  I used spinach, broccoli, artichokes, tomatoes and red onion but feel free to change it up depending on what’s in your garden.  Scroll down for recipe:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Garden Pizza with Cauliflower Crust and Nut-free Pesto

Ingredients:

Nut-free Pesto Spread:

  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli stems
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup EVOO

Cauliflower Crust:

  • 2 small heads of cauliflower or 1 large
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp warm water
  • Vegetables of your choice for toppings

*You will need a cheese cloth or dish towel

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Garden Pizza with Cauliflower Crust and Nut-free Pesto

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425′
  2. Steam your cauliflower heads and broccoli stems.  Set broccoli aside and place cauliflower, garlic, oregano and salt in food processor till it looks like rice.
  3. Let cauliflower cool and place in cheese cloth.  Squeeze out as much water as possible from the cauliflower.  Once you’re finished squeezing the water out, mix together the flax seed and warm water in a small bowl.  Let stand for a few minutes before mixing with cauliflower.
  4. Place cauliflower mix on a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out evenly.
  5. Put all the ingredients for the pesto spread into the food processor and blend well.  Mixture should be thick.
  6. Place pesto spread on cauliflower crust and add your favorite vegetable toppings.  You can add a little bit of water to the pesto spread and drizzle it across the top of your veggies.
  7. Leave in oven for 10 – 15minutes or until the crust starts to turn a golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!

Meatless Monday Recipe : Garden Pizza with Cauliflower Crust and Nut-free Pesto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  I’m excited for this holiday weekend and also excited to share my new cocktail recipe with you for my Avocado Vodka Tonic.  (p.s. this works great with tequila too!)  This is a fun drink recipe that’s refreshing for Spring but would be great for Summer bbq’s as well.  Check it out:

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

Serves:  2

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 4 shots of vodka
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • tonic water
  • 2 pinches of sea salt

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

Instructions:

  1. In blender, puree all ingredients except the tonic water.
  2. Split mixture evenly between two glasses.
  3. Fill glasses with tonic water and stir.
  4. Garnish with remaining cilantro.

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

Avocado Vodka Tonic Cocktail Recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce and Gnocchi

Are you guys ready for another Meatless Monday recipe?  My creamy sweet onion sauce is super thick and creamy but also completely diary-free!  I made this as a side dish for Easter and it was devoured right away.  Did I also mention that it’s really easy to make?  The whole recipe (gnocchi included) only takes about 20 minutes to make but tastes like it took an hour.  When I originally made this I added some sautéed spinach but feel free to add whatever veggies you’d like or even none at all.  Grab the recipe below:

Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce with Gnocchi

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages dried gnocchi
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • 1 large clove of garlic or two small
  • 1 cup water (more if you don’t want it so thick)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • black pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce with Gnocchi

Instructions:

  1. Peel the onion and chop into segments.  Use your food processor to chop into smaller pieces.
  2. Sautée the onion with the olive oil until browned.
  3. While the onion is cooking, bowl water and cook the gnocchi according to instructions on package.  Set cooked gnocchi aside.
  4. Once you’ve finished cooking the onion, add all ingredients (except gnocchi) into the food processor and blend.
  5. Pour the sauce over the gnocchi and voila, dinner is served!

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Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce and Gnocchi

Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce and Gnocchi

 

Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce and Gnocchi

Meatless Monday Recipe : Creamy Sweet Onion Sauce and Gnocchi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine’s Day!

I’m excited to share this sweet Valentine’s Day recipe with you!  These pink heart-shaped pancakes are easy to make and taste sooo delicious!!  I seriously ate two while taking these pictures for the blog.  Besides being pink and heart-shaped, these pancakes are also diary-free.  I used Earth Balance’s buttery spread (soy-free) and some Vermont maple syrup (yum!) to top these babies off but feel free to use your own toppings.  This pancake recipe is quick to come together, so whipping up a batch Wednesday morning wouldn’t be much of a worry.  Scroll down for the recipe!

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

Makes 6 – 8 pancakes – recipe can be doubled and it also depends on the size of your heart

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

So I wanted to take a minute to talk about this heart shaped thingy that I’m not really sure what to call it.  Someone gifted me two of these things, years ago and I never bothered to give them a try until now.  They are pretty awesome and designed to lay flat on a griddle or frying pan.  It took me a few attempts at getting the hearts to come out perfect but after that it was smooth sailing.

Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

cooking a pink pancake in action!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 2 – 3 drops of red food coloring
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extra
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup water – may need to add more as you go along
Pink Pancake Recipe for Valentine's Day!

The underside of the pancakes is pinker since it’s the side that spent less time on the griddle

Recipe:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Go slow with the food coloring drops.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat.  Place heart on griddle with a few drops of olive oil before adding a thin layer of pancake mix.
  4. Once bubbles stop bubbling on pancake, you are clear to flip.  Let cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add toppings and enjoy!

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