Category: Vegan

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Strawberry Quick Jam (No Pectin)

Love homemade jams but not ready to start canning? In this video, I show you how to make a strawberry quick jam that is pectin-free and will stay fresh for about 3 weeks. It’s easy and delicious!

Ingredients

1 lb fresh strawberries
½ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Directions

Add strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt to a heavy-bottomed pot and cook the mixture over a medium heat. As the fruit begins to soften, mash the fruit with a potato masher. Place 2-3 metal spoons in the freezer.

Bring the mixture to a boil and stir frequently. Cook until the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes.

To check for doneness, dip one of the frozen spoons in the mixture. If you can drag your finger across and the jam holds its form, it is done.

Transfer the mixture to a 2 8-ounce mason jars and let cool. Seal and keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks.

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Strawberry Coronarita Recipe

This is your next margarita! This festive strawberry margarita has a Corona beer flipped up inside it … which is why they call it a Coronarita or a Mexican Bulldog Margarita. Either way, it is as tasty as it is fun! A delish marg with a beer chaser if you will.

Ingredients

16 ounces frozen strawberries
4 cups ice
1 cup tequila
1 cup triple sec
1 cup lime juice
1/2 cup agave
4 7 oz bottles of Corona

Directions

Add the strawberries, ice, tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and agave to a blender. Blend until smooth.

Divide the blended margarita between four stable glasses, such as a pint glass, leaving enough room for the beer bottles.

Flip a Corona bottle up into each one.

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Cucumber Lime Cilantro Rice Salad 1

Cucumber Lime & Cilantro Rice Salad

This summer rice salad recipe is everything you need for your next potluck, BBQ, or just to eat your feelings. Cucumber, yellow squash, and cilantro tossed with fresh lime juice, basmati rice, and avocado oil. It is so refreshing and yet filling.

Ingredients

1 cup basmati rice
1/2 lime, juiced
6 cups vegetable broth
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 small yellow squash, small dice
1 large cucumber, small dice
1/4 cup avocado oil

Directions

Bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Add the basmati rice and cook until tender; about 10 minutes.

Strain the rice and place it in the fridge to cool for 30 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, add the cooked rice, lime juice, cilantro, squash, cucumber, and avocado oil. Toss until fully mixed.

Enjoy!

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Roasted Radishes with Pesto (Vegan)

Roasted Radishes with Pesto (Vegan)

Radishes like you have never had them! Roasted and delicious with a creamy pesto made from the radish greens. This side dish is yummy, vegan, and fights food waste!

Ingredients

Roasted Radishes
2 bunches of radishes
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Radish Green Pesto
2 garlic cloves
½ cup radish greens
cup walnuts
½ cup olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Move the rack to the middle position.

Cut the radishes into equal-sized pieces. If they’re particularly large radishes, cut them into quarters. Otherwise, simply cut them into halves. The goal is to have pieces that are of equal volume.

seasoned radishes

Add the radishes to a mixing bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss the radishes until they are fully coated and seasoned.

Place the radishes on a baking sheet and face down if you want them to brown nicely.

radishes seasoned for roasting

If the radishes are small, roast them for 15 minutes and check to see if they’re done. If they’re larger, it may take up to 30 minutes. Check on them every 10.

While the radishes are roasting, let’s make the pesto!

Add the garlic, radish greens, walnuts, sea salt, and olive oil to a food processor and puree until the ingredients are fully chopped and form a nice even sauce.

radish green pesto with walnuts

Once the radishes are done roasting, top with the pesto and enjoy!

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Vegan Mac and Cheese (Cauliflower Cheese Sauce)

Craving mac and cheese but want a healthy alternative? This dish is not only tasty and nutritious, but it’s also vegan. This whole wheat pasta with a cauliflower cheese sauce only has 3 ingredients. It is super easy to make.

Ingredients

Pasta
8 ounces whole wheat elbow macaroni
3 quarts of water
½ tablespoon sea salt
Sauce
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Add water to a pot and bring it to a boil.

Add in 1 tablespoon of salt per pound of pasta you are planning to cook. For this recipe, you’ll need about 1/2 tablespoon of salt. Bring the water back to a boil. Only add salt to boiling water. Prolonged contact with salt can cause pitting on stainless steel surfaces, and salt placed in cold water takes longer to dissolve.

Add in 8 ounces of whole wheat elbow macaroni and cook according to package recommendations. While the pasta is cooking, let’s make our sauce.

Add a little bit of olive oil to a pan. (NOTE: Because we are planning to mostly steam the cauliflower, you don’t have to do this step, but you can.)

Add in 1 head of chopped cauliflower. Saute the cauliflower a little bit.

Add in 1 cup of vegetable broth, or until the bottom of the pan is covered by about 1/4 inch.

Bring the broth to a simmer, cover, and steam until the cauliflower is fork tender.

Once cauliflower has cooked, remove it from the pan using a slotted spoon (so excess liquid stays in the pan), and place it in a food processor. Puree until smooth.

Add the puree back into the pan you used to saute the cauliflower.

Once the pasta is done, add it directly to the pan with the cauliflower puree. Do not drain the pasta, simply use a slotted spoon. The starches from the pasta water will help make the sauce creamier.

Mix the pasta and cauliflower puree, over low heat until the pasta is fully covered. If the sauce is too thick, you can add in a little more vegetable broth to thin it out if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Plate and serve.

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