Creamy Kickin' Rice Primavera
Creamy Kickin' Rice Primavera

Creamy Kickin Rice Primavera

Creamy Kickin' Rice Primavera

Creamy Kickin' Rice Primavera

Need a quick meal idea? Kick up your leftover cold rice with veggies on hand, spice and some vegan cream cheese. Use frozen brown rice, frozen and fresh veggies (of choice) and a little vegan cream cheese to create a quick, savory and optionally spicy rice primavera. Getting to know your spicy curry blends takes some practice. If you have access to an Indian grocery store why not go there and explore or order from one of the many spice purveyors online. Curry paste can also be used in this dish. Get creative and have fun with it. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 large

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or use garlic ramps if available, chopped
  • 1 cup asparagus, sliced or use zucchini, broccoli, etc.
  • 1 cup frozen soup veggies (carrot, pea, corn and green beans)
  • 1 cup frozen cubed potatoes or frozen hash browns
  • 1 Tbsp red or yellow curry spice blend of choice spice to your taste with addition hot sauce or cayenne
  • 2 Tbsp vegan cream cheese of choice oil free, such as kite hill or miyoko's brands
  • 1-2 cups water or broth as needed
  • 2 cups COLD or frozen brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, sliced or parsley or spinach, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Take out leftover/frozen brown rice, veggies of choice and potatoes from the Freezer, measure them out and set them aside.
  • In a deep fry pan set on medium-high heat, add chopped onion with water nearby to add in and stir as needed. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped red pepper, stir and cook adding more water as needed for another 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining veggies and rice saving fresh herbs if using for last. Warm through, add seasonings, hot sauce if desired and salt/pepper to Taste.
  • When everything is warmed through and seasoned, taste again and add optional vegan cream cheese, stir well to combine and serve with warm bread or pita.
Keyword curry, dairy-free, Easy, one-pot, savory, vegan, wfpb
Kokomo Parfait

 

Kokomo Parfait

Kokomo Parfait

This recipe is a modification of our basic Kokomo Toast recipe. So easy to make and presents well as a dessert or brunch item. It is optimal to refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving for best consistency.
Prep Time 10 mins
Refrigerate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices whole grain bread we prefer Ezekiel brand Raisin Bread
  • 3 TBSP nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh fruit of choice (i.e. chopped apples, berries) we used sliced strawberries & blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Toast slices of bread, then cut into bite sized squares.
  • While toasting bread, stir to combine maple syrup, nut butter and cinnamon in a medium size bowl.
  • Gently fold in the cut up pieces of toast and stir until coated.
  • In 4-6 parfait glasses or clear dessert bowls, alternately spoon in the toast and fruit, adding additional fruit on top.
  • Optimal to refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving while bread absorbs the nut butter mixture and softens.

Notes

Keyword Easy, Kids, Toast

Beautiful Berry No-Bake Cheesecake

Jill Keb
"Wow" your family or guests with this decadent luscious dessert! This beautiful layered cheesecake is easier to prepare than it looks and modifiable with you choice of berries. A silicone mold is recommended to easily pop out the squares, but muffin tin liners may also be used. We used all four sections of the the 1 cup Souper Cube mold and after removing the frozen sections, cut each in half.
Prep Time 30 mins
Freeze Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 small squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup almonds, raw unsalted (skin on or off)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup Medjool dates (about 4 or 5) pitted
  • 3/4 cup cashews, raw unsalted soaked 15 min. in hot water then drained
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy of your choice)
  • 5 TBSP lemon juice, divided 1/4 cup and 1 TBSP
  • 7 TBSP pure maple syrup, divided 1/4 cup and 3 TBSP
  • 2 cup blueberries or berries of choice
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Start soaking the cashews in hot water. After at least 15 minutes, drain.
  • Combine almonds, coconut and dates in a food processor until small crumbles. If using the 1 cup Souper Cube silicone mold, press 1/4 of the mixture into each of the 4 sections. Alternatively, press a small amount into the bottom of each muffin liner, about 1/4" to 1/2" thick. This is your first layer.
  • Blend cashews (drained) with plant milk, 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup maple syrup in a high speed blender until smooth. Reserve and refrigerate roughly 1/3 of this cheesecake mixture for later. Pour the other 2/3 of this mixture in even amounts over your first layer in the molds and place molds in the freezer for at least 1 1/2 hour to set.
  • While your second layer is freezing, make your berry compote...
  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, stir berries with 1 TBSP lemon juice, 3 TBSP maple syrup and pinch of salt. You may want to slightly mash larger berries with the back of a fork or potato masher. Continue stirring until mixture thickens, approximately 15 minutes. Then, refrigerate to cool while first two layers continue to freeze.
  • When your bottom layers are finally set, begin to make the third layer (leave bottom layers in freezer until you have finished this next step). Divide the berry compote, blending 1/2 cup compote with the reserved cheesecake mixture in blender. Remove molds from freezer and pour this evenly over molds to make your third and final layer. Return molds to the freezer for another 2 hours. Reserve and refrigerate the remaining compote as a topping for serving.
  • Once all layers are frozen and set, remove from freezer and immediately remove from silicone mold. Let thaw about 10 minutes before cutting rectangle in half and serving. Optionally, top with a drizzle of reserved berry compote, some fresh berries, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, etc.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan

Souper Cube Silicone Mold

Layers and Silicone Mold

Amazing Instapot Rice Pudding

 

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan

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Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Instant Pot Polenta

Creamy, easy comfort food!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup medium grain corn meal or polenta
  • 4 cups broth or water
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp dried herb blend of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to the Instant pot and stir well
  • Set to manual, high pressure, sealing of the valve. Set to 9 minutes
  • Carefully open vent or let pressure come down naturally. Stir and enjoy

Video

Lazy Sunday Stew

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Lazy Sunday Stew

Lazy Sunday Stew

An old favorite where you don't have to chop things!! Everyone likes this chili-like dish and the addition of hash browns really makes this a favorite comfort stew when you feel like... being LAZY. It's a dump & go kinda dish!!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 32 oz. bag frozen hash browns thawed or not
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 14 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 14 oz. any other kind of beans optional
  • 2 14 oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cans water
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar
  • 3 green onions optional

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large pot and heat until potatoes are tender and all flavors are blended
Keyword Chili, Easy, Stew

BBQ Jackfruit

BBQ Jackfruit

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Barbeque
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can jackfruit, rinsed, drained and soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 2/3 cup bbq sauce of choice try a not-so-sweet variety
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 buns or pretzel rolls

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the soaked & drained jackfruit in a medium size bowl and crush with your hands or use forks to separate a little *
  • Sprinkle on seasonings and 1/3 cup bbq sauce. Stir well and place on a parchment lined baking pan
  • Bake 20-25 minutes in the oven OR cook stovetop for up to 35 minutes adding bits of water if needed and stiring occassionally
  • Stir in remaining 1/3 cup bbq sauce and serve on buns with coleslaw optional

Video

Notes

*When draining, really press as much water out of the Jackfruit as you can before adding to bowl. This will really help with the final desired texture.  You may press excess water out with your clean hands by picking up fistfuls and squeezing while still in the colander...it's will shred the Jackfruit at the same time.  Another option is to layout a clean, thin, lint-free towel, place drained Jackfruit in the center, gather up the sides of the towel, then squeeze the water out of the Jackfruit through the towel.
Keyword Easy, Oven baked
Vegan Gouda

Vegan Gouda

Vegan Gouda - 2

Vegan Gouda

Although this recipe has a lot of ingredients, the hardest part is making sure you have them all on hand and then just taking the time to measure as well as getting over your potential "fear" of using agar as this isn't an ingredient my mom ever used. It's otherwise a pretty easy recipe with some nice variations you could get creative with, such as adding some vegan cream cheese with sliced olives for example as seen in the photo. Lower your expectations on the mouthfeel as there is no fat in this recipe... yet, it has a lot of flavor and you can feel good about snarfing it all up on rice cakes or crackers, etc.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 5 Tbsp agar-age flakes OR 1 1/2 Tbsp agar powder
  • 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tbsp tahini
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 3/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Lightly oil a 3 cup bowl or mold with a rounded bottom and set aside
  • Combine water & carrots in a saucepan & bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook until very tender @ 10-15 minutes
  • Remove lid and stir in agar flakes. Bring to boil again. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often until agar is dissolved @ 5-10 more minutes
  • Move to a food processor or blender and add the remaining ingredients
  • Process a few minutes until completely smooth, scraping down sides as necessary
  • Pour into oiled bowl and smooth the top (or at this point add sliced olives, nuts, etc.
  • Cool, uncovered, in the refrigerator. After completely chilled, it will be ready to unmold and serve. Slice into wedges & enjoy. Freezes well
Keyword cheese, dairy-free
Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce - 2

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Cauliflower Cheesy Sauce

Forks Over Knives
I love the many, many, many ways to make a cheesy sauce! Using cooked cauliflower can lend a buttery result in my opinion. Comfort food can be ooooh so Healthy AND Comforting! What do you think?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 cup potato, peeled & chopped @ 1 large potato, any variety
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed open
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric

Instructions
 

  • In a large saucepan cover the cauliflower & potato with water. Cook until well done @ 25 minutes
  • Drain, but SAVE the cooking liquid
  • Blend the cooked veggies with the remaining ingredients adding small amounts of cooking liquid as needed to reach desired consistency
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. Sauce will thicken as it cools

Video

Keyword cauliflower, cheese, nooch, vegan
Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

 

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan