Vegan Nacho Cheese

Cheese folks…Nacho Cheese…I almost feel like I could stop there!  Those couple of words are so descriptive and swoon-worthy!!  But then, I might be a bit biased.  I mean, I’ve been eating this Nacho Cheese since I was a tiny-tot.  (That’s no joke.)  And since that time, I’ve tried a ton of vegan nacho cheese recipes, but I always come back to this one.  It’s creamy, it’s simple, it’s good for you…and it’s kinda addicting!   Continue Reading “Vegan Nacho Cheese”

Vegan Chocolate Mousse (with Aquafaba)

Love is in the air here…uh, I mean sunshine, liquid sunshine 😉 and lots of it!!!  But I’m not going to let all this premature rain dampen my spirits!!  One of my favorite holidays is coming up.  Yeah, I like Valentines.  I know it’s sappy and over-commercialized but we don’t have to let it be so superficial!  And it doesn’t have to be just about couples!  I like to think that it is a great day to show and share love and good will with all those you meet!  Ok, Valentines rant over.  But speaking of love….you are going to be smitten with this Vegan Chocolate Mousse – because you just won’t be able to help it! 😉  Fluffy, sweet, light, chocolatey…and you can feel guilt-free about this crush because it’s REFINED sugar FREE!  (It’s also, gluten/dairy/soy/nut free too!)  Yipppeee!  I mean with all the illness bouncing around out there, we all need a decadent dessert that we can feel good about eating and feeding our families, right???

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Creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

I almost can’t believe how good this dip is…creamy really only begins to describe it!!  And while I would rate this recipe as decently healthy, it has a truly indulgent taste to it that really makes it seem, well, not vegan!!  I’m not trying to sound renegade here or anything!  There are days where I totally crave salad and fresh food and all that wonderful goodness!  But sometimes I just need that satisfying, rich, flavor of something….like this!  Totally a crave-satisfier, crowd-pleaser, and a great date-night munchy snack!  I know this is going to be my go-to party recipe from NOW ON!  All you my friends, be warned.  Rebecca is bringing Hot Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip to all get-togethers for the next great while!  LOL.  Ok, I’m done ranting, let’s share the secrets! Continue Reading “Creamy Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip”

Agave Sweetened Vanilla Coconut Whip Cream

Vanilla-Agave Coconut Whip Cream (Vegan)

Remember that crazy-awesome wedding that I told ya’ll about last time?  The one that pretty much kept me from having a luxurious spare minute in which to share recipes with you?  Well, one of the little things I discovered during my absence from the blog was how to make amazing coconut whip cream; more specifically, Vanilla flavored-Agave sweetened whip cream.  Yeah it’s super yummy!!!!

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Instant Pot Vegan Black Bean Soup

Vegan Black Bean Soup (Instant Pot)

It’s a new year.  It’s a NEW YEAR!!!  Yes, I’m so excited about it!  I’ve been mostly absent from my blog the last few weeks for a variety of reasons, but mainly because of a very special occasion – a wedding!!  (No, not me!  I’ve been married for almost 15 years now!  Whew!)  But a very special sister-in-law of mine decided to get married here in the northwest just after the new year.  That meant a WHOLE lot of family and company coming in from all over the world (literally) to stay near or on the farm which includes the home of yours truly.  😉  It was a totally crazy and amazing time and I’m SO glad the happy couple is happily married!  The days leading up to the wedding included huge dumps of snow, combined with drastic warming of temperatures, baking of 35 pies, cooking of tons of lasagna, hosting a bachelorette party…and the groom falling off a 20 foot roof while shoveling snow and fracturing two discs in his spine!  And yes, he did stand and walk at his wedding!!!!

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Vegan Chex Mix that tastes great and has no margarine! All ingredients from your kitchen!

Best Vegan Chex Mix

I will not lie.  Chex mix is very easy.  It is super tasty.  And it is wildly POPULAR at my house.  😉  I feel like I’m getting mobbed by the kids the whole time I’m making this.  You would think I was decorating cookies or something!!  I’ve also never been to a party where it wasn’t a hit.  The beauty of Chex mix is that there is something in it for everyone…my daughter loves the pretzels, my son begs for the bagel chips, my husband goes for the chex…and of course I love the nuts!!  So what makes this particular chex mix recipe the best? That’s what I’m about to tell you!!!  😉

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Amazing Vegan Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Kale

Vegan Italian Sausage Soup with White Beans and Kale

Ahh, yes, I’m totally in love with this soup!!  It takes literally just a few minutes to throw together and the flavors are just…wonderful (yeah, I’m totally underwhelmed at my adjective use there!  Should-a gone with ‘smagdoovious’ 😉 ).  At any rate, the truth is that I could literally eat this three meals a day for a loonnnggg time!  And despite the fact that variety is the best for our bodies, I’d still be getting decent nutrition because this soup is power-packed with protein and greens!  Yummers!!!!  Now onto the making of this wondrous soul-satisfying soup!!

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Ultra Creamy Vegan Stroganoff

Ultra Creamy Vegan Stroganoff

I feel like a cook can never have too many quick and tasty crowd-pleasing entrees in his/her go-to recipe list!!  (Right??)  It’s my goal to add this to your quick-list of favorites this holiday season!!  While it’s a great meal for anytime of year, my sis-in-law shared that Stroganoff is her go-to for big family gatherings.  AND she let me in on a little secret that totally inspired me…

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5 Minute Fresh Cranberry Sauce

All those bags of fresh cranberries in the stores…  Don’t they just make you feel super festive?  I practically adore those iconic little red orbs!  Don’t you just want to break the bag open and pop one in your mouth?  Ok, NO!  They taste terrible – at least I’m not a fan!  For me, they are limited to being as wonderful as they look when they are dried, found in cranberry-grape juice, and when they are in this quick and amazing fresh cranberry sauce.  You have GOT to try this.  It is that good!

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Tender Vegan Steaks

Are you ready to carve up some amazing vegan steaks??  😉  I sure hope so because these are super tender, a little chewy, and a whole lot-a tasty!!  You won’t need a knife to cut these steaks, but if you have guests who like to use all their utensils, these don’t just fall apart either!  I served these last Thanksgiving to a mixed crowd and as far as I know, every one was thankful for them!!  😉

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