Monday, October 23, 2017

Cashew Parmesan Cheese

Surprisingly, a new guilty vegan friendly pleasure is cashew parmesan cheese! 
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Blend it all up and you have cashew parmesan cheese!!

Vegan Chili (in the insta pot)

This recipe makes about 8 servings and can be eaten all week with some yummy cornbread!

1 cup dried red lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 cup dries green lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 onion chopped
5 cloves garlic minced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup canned jalapeno peppers diced
1 28 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
few dashes of cayenne pepper (if you like it hot!)
salt to taste




1. Sauté function on the insta pot: put in onions, garlic, peppers and sauté for 5 min.
2. Add in spices and sauté for another minute.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a high pressure for 10 min.
4. Allow for natural release.  If it is not complete after 30 min, release the steam.
5. Stir and ENJOY!!

Can top with some vegan mozzarella or cheddar cheese if you would like or cashew parmesan cheese! :) 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan)

Mix together:
4 tbsp vegan butter
4 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flat seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water, let sit in fridge for 15 min)


Then mix in:
3/4 cup all purpose four
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of cloves
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2-3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips


Scoop out using a cookie scooper onto a tray lines with a cookie mat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

ENJOY!!!!