Appetizers, Entrees, Mexican, Vegan, Veggies

Black Bean and Rice Quesadillas

black bean quesadillasThis recipe is all about those leftovers in your fridge that need to be eaten ASAP!  I’ve been trying really hard lately to find different uses for our leftovers.  I’m so guilty of cooking a bunch of different foods throughout the week, throwing them in a container with every intention of “eating them later”, only to find myself throwing it all in the garbage a week later. Continue reading “Black Bean and Rice Quesadillas”

Appetizers, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper White Bean Dip

Bean Dip4I do realize that title is a mouthful.  I have such a hard time coming up with short titles… Until then… Here’s a brand new dip for you!  Who doesn’t just love a good dip?!  Whether it’s for a party, maybe some friends or family are coming over, OR… if you’re like us, you just like to have something to munch on when you need a quick snack during the day!  I’m hoping you’re going to love this dip as much as we do… Move over, Hummus.  There’s a new dip in town!  Continue reading “Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper White Bean Dip”

Desserts, Gluten Free, Paleo Recipes, Snacks, Vegan

Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

almond coconut choc chip cookies3Some may say I bake an awful lot… and perhaps that’s true!  I love it.  What can I say?  It’s my therapy from time to time when I’m not doing yoga or going shopping!  There are very few things in life that help me relax like baking does.  So, I do it as often as needed.  Weird.  I know, but it makes a lot of people happy around here! Continue reading “Almond Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Breads, Breakfast, brunch, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan

Vegan & GF Morning Glory Muffins

morning glory muffins2Happy Monday, friends!  I come to you with a brand new recipe that I’m pretty sure you’re going to LOVE.  My gang (Omar & Gaby) and I have been fighting a cold all weekend, but we didn’t let anything stop us from snacking on these babies!  🙂 Cough…Snack…Cough…Snack… Continue reading “Vegan & GF Morning Glory Muffins”

Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan

Fruity & Nutty Granola Bars

Granola BarsI’ve been wanting to make some homemade granola bars for quite some time now and I decided after 3 cups of coffee this morning that today was going to be the day that I made them!  I’m of the belief that if I can make it on my own at home… I have no need for store bought anymore. Continue reading “Fruity & Nutty Granola Bars”

Entrees, Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegan, Veggies

Black Bean & Tofu Tacos

tofu tacos

Yes, you read that right!  I will not lie.  I have NEVER made anything with tofu in it until now.  I don’t know why, but I’ve always been afraid to make recipes with tofu.  I’ve had it a couple of times at different restaurants, but never really thought one way or the other about it.  I took on the attitude of I could take or leave it… But after playing around with it today, I realized it’s very versatile in that it takes on the flavor of whatever you use to season it with….which I think can be a very good thing!   Continue reading “Black Bean & Tofu Tacos”

Desserts, Gluten Free, Vegan

V/GF Peanut Butter Cheesecakes with a Chocolate Ganache

peanut butter cheesecakesI think chocolate and peanut butter go together like peas and carrots… biscuits and gravy… macaroni and cheese… fried chicken and waffles…bacon and eggs… My list could go on and on, but I’ll stop here.  My point is:  you just can’t have one without the other!  And WHY would you want to?! Continue reading “V/GF Peanut Butter Cheesecakes with a Chocolate Ganache”