Allergen Friendly Recipes
Chili is one of my favorite things this time of the year! It is hearty, easy to make and I just make a batch and get several meals out of it! This Sweet Potato Lentil Chili is flavorful and delicious plus really healthy! It is packed with fiber and protein thanks to the sweet potatoes and lentils so you can feel good about eating it!
It is the perfect time of year to make a cool refreshing drink to enjoy on the patio! Margaritas are classic, and I like to put a twist on them and include fresh watermelon in the mix for a delicious variation! These are easy to make with a blender, and you can be relaxing with one in no time!
I love sauerkraut! I used to always buy it at the store, but I decided to start making my own a while back and it is so easy and kind of fun, because you can add your own flavors to it! One of my favorites is to combine red cabbage and beets, like in this recipe here. I add ginger and garlic to give it loads of flavor, and it is good on sandwiches, as a side dish, on top of salads or Buddha bowls, or just to snack on!
In the summer, I love a good fruit salsa! Although mangoes and pineapple are used often, I like to switch it up a bit and use things like stone fruits sometimes. Peaches, nectarines, apricots and pluots go into this delicious salsa! It has a bit of a kick to it, and it goes perfect with corn chips, spooned over salads, or over things like grilled tofu or tempeh!
Tacos are one of my favorite things to make in the Summer! There is nothing like enjoying some spicy tacos and enjoying a refreshing margarita on the patio! These ones contain sweet and savory sweet potatoes roasted to bring out their flavor, along with black beans and our special salsa for a delicious combination! These make for a healthy, flavorful and satisfying vegan summer meal!
We are into strawberry season, and although I love featuring them in desserts, they are delicious in savory recipes as well! This quinoa salad combines them with black beans for protein, fragrant basil and jalapeno and lime for a southwest flavor! This salad is easy to make, healthy and so good!
Sometimes you end up with a lot of over ripe bananas on your counter. You could make banana bread, but I like to freeze them for use in smoothies later! Like these key lime pie smoothies! They are easy to make, and they taste like key lime pie, but are much healthier! I even snuck some veggies into this one, but you won’t even notice! These are perfect for when the weather gets warmer!
Bok choy is not as widely recognized as cabbage, but it is delicious in stir fries, soups, or even salads! Here, I use it in a really simple slaw with carrots, and it only takes about 5 minutes to make but it is so good! I make this ahead of time for lunches sometimes, and serve it with some tofu on top for protein! Bok choy and carrots are rich in nutrients, so you can feel good about enjoying this salad!
I love forbidden black rice, because it is so beautiful! It is also tasty and good for you, so it is the perfect base for using in a salad! Here, I combine it with spring veggies in a light lemon dressing for a great side dish, or it could be made as a main dish with 1 cup cooked chickpeas added for extra protein and to make it a little more substantial.
Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, it is the perfect time to try making home made saurkraut. Not only is it fun and easy to make, it is filled with probiotics, which are important to keep our bodies healthy. Much of our immune system is in our gut, and healthy bacteria in the form of probiotics help to keep the good flora of bacteria in our gut at a good count. Although you can take probiotics in the form of pills, it is also beneficial to add them to your diet in the form of fermented foods. Home made sauerkraut is an easy way to get these good probiotics, plus it is satisfying knowing you made it yourself! It is fairly easy to make, and it keeps well in the fridge for a few months. I like to add it to my salads as a tangy topper, but you can also use it in sandwiches, or just as a side dish.