Easy Recipes

Vegan Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Many people think that mashed potatoes need to be loaded with dairy to be delicious, but did you know that vegan ones can be just as satisfying?  These mashed potatoes are really easy to make and so good!  You would never guess that they are vegan!  If you don’t prefer the garlic and green onions, just leave them out to make plain vegan mashed potatoes.

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Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta

Weeknights can be busy, and when the chill of fall and winter hits, you want something quick and comforting for dinner!  This creamy sweet potato pasta is so easy to make and so good!  It is actually healthy too, with no oil, plenty of sweet potato, and plenty of fiber from the whole wheat pasta.  Although it is creamy, it contains no dairy, since it gets its richness from raw cashew butter!  Next time you are in the mood for some healthy comfort food, give this a try!

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Sweet Potato Cinnamon Granola

Did you know you can make delicious oil free granola that is nice and crispy at home?  Well, you can!  This sweet potato granola is delicious with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of cinnamon plus the crunch of pumpkin seeds and pecans!  It is packed with fiber and protein, the perfect autumn snack!

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Pumpkin Spice Dessert Hummus

You may think of hummus as strictly a savory item, but did you know it is delicious as a dessert?  Chickpeas are a pretty neutral flavor, so you can add pretty much anything to them!  As a seasonal treat, I made a pumpkin spice dessert hummus with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices, maple syrup, nut butter and vanilla and it is so good!  It is packed with fiber and protein, but tastes like pumpkin pie!  If you are looking for a healthy snack option for your Halloween party or fall gathering, give this a try!  It is delicious served with cinnamon crackers, or apple or pear slices!

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Chocolate Tahini Cups

Peanut butter cups were my favorite Halloween candy growing up, but now I like to experiment with different nut and seed butters, when I make my own at home, and they are all delicious in their own way.  These tahini cups are similar to peanut butter cups but they are suitable for those with nut allergies, since tahini is sesame seed butter.  It has a nutty flavor kind of like a more mild peanut butter and pairs well with chocolate.  They happen to be vegan because I use non-dairy chocolate chips, and naturally gluten free, but you would never guess by tasting them. These are easy to make and so good, so if you are looking for a new Halloween treat recipe, give them a try!

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Maple Sandies

These maple sandies are easy to make and so good!  You would never guess that they are gluten free or vegan.  I use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose baking flour and it works just as well as regular flour, and I use coconut oil instead of butter to make a delicious buttery cookie!  These smell amazing while baking, with the aromas of maple and vanilla and are the perfect treat to bake in the fall!

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Rich Chickpea Tomato Curry

If you are a fan of Indian food and looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, then this chickpea curry is for you!  It is hearty and flavorful, but also healthy and will leave you feeling good after enjoying it. It is packed with fiber and protein, especially when served over brown rice!  Instead of getting takeout next time, give this a try!

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Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup

When most people think of pumpkin recipes, they think pumpkin pie.  But it is actually really delicious in savory recipes as well!  It is really packed with nutrients so it is perfect for adding to recipes to get your nutritional bang for your buck.  I especially like it in soups, like this one that combines it with chickpeas for a filling hearty dinner.  This is quick and easy to make, and cooks up in about 30 minutes so it is perfect for weeknights!

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Seeded Flax Crackers

These crackers are not only delicious but healthy as well!  They are loaded with heart healthy omega 3 rich seeds, as well as fiber and they are the perfect thing to serve with hummus, on the side of a soup, or just for snacking! They are made in the dehydrator, but if you don’t own one, you can bake them in the oven at a very low temperature with good results as well. I like to keep a container of these on hand at all times!

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Pear and Roasted Squash Salad

Pears are in season right now and at their most flavorful, so I like to use them in a lot of recipes, savory and sweet in addition to snacking on them.  The recipe I am sharing with you today happens to be savory, and combines the sweet pears with roasted squash for a hearty fall salad.  I also include crunchy walnuts for a bit of protein and heart healthy oils!  This is perfect for a light dinner if you make it 2 servings, or in addition to your meal as a healthy side.

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