HEALTHY Vegan, Oil-free foods
Steam-sauteed kale & garlic w/ balsamic vinegar, quinoa cooked in "chicken" broth, and potatoes tossed in lemon/salt/pepper.
My veg version of sausage, peppers, and onions. I used portobello mushrooms and marinated them in a carribean seasoning, cook them in a pan, and slice :)
Healthy Salad Dressing-- these are just suggestions, so don't limit yourself! I usually mix tahini and some kind of citrus like grapefruit, orange, tangerine, or lemon. With these dressings, I don't have to feel guilty about drenching my salads :)
Learn to Cook: Healthy Salad Dressing
Black Bean Brownies-- Yes, you read that correctly! These brownies are dense and fudge-like because they are flourless. They don't taste like black beans (or beans at all!), and they're super easy to make!
This light, refreshing drink popularized in Central America is a terrific thirst quencher on a hot summer day. The trick with making agua fresca (Spanish for fresh water) is to infuse the water with fruit essence without turning it into a smoothie or slushy drink. This recipe was inspired by Maria Gonzales, a street food vendor and Whole Planet Foundation borrower, who lives in Len, Nicaragua.
Mango Agua Fresca-- I don't usually pin things that I haven't tried yet, but regardless, I think we can all agree that this would be refreshing and fantastic! It's a very simple recipe, and you can even substitute the mango for just about any other fruit. You can also add a little rum or tequila ;) Cheers!
Homemade Hummus-- I add 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sundried tomatoes to give it a delicious tomato flavor. It yields a lot, so I eat this for lunch multiple times a week. I eat this with carrots and bell peppers that I cut into sticks, buy fresh black olives, and buy pita bread which I cut each into 6 triangular pieces and bake at 400 degrees to make pita chips.
Simply Delicious Homemade Hummus
Happy Herbivore Beer Bread-- the easiest bread to make and a yummy snack! I use Sam Adams; I find that the dark oatmeal stout that is suggested makes the bread too bitter for my taste, but use any beer you want :)
Beer Bread Recipe
Happy Herbivore Chickpea Tacos-- These tacos are filled with flavor; I usually use kale as taco shells and top them with salsa and homemade vegan sour cream-- and voila! (The mixture also yields enough for two 15-oz. cans of garbanzo beans)
Chickpea Tacos Recipe
Creamy vegetable & wild rice soup--My favorite vegan soup by far; the creaminess comes from the blended cauliflower, not dairy