I am in love with these muffins. They’re sweet, they’re tasty, AND their miniature. I love making mini muffins because they’re the perfect size for my snacking toddler, and they let me fulfill a craving without completely blowing the day’s caloric intake. If you’re not eating them right out of the oven (which you will, trust me), pop it in the microwave for about 7 seconds to warm them u
I know, another pumpkin recipe. These muffins are so moist and delicious that I couldn’t help myself. And really…who doesn’t love a good pumpkin muffin?!?! Vegan Pumpkin Maple Muffins with Raisins Makes 12 muffins 1 and 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 and 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree 1/2 cup apple sauc
The kids will love this warm, filling soup, and mom will love it because it’s loaded with veggies. If you’re a meat eater, you can also add a handful of shredded chicken. Serve it hot with a piece of crusty bread. Yum! Veggie Dumpling Soup Serves six hearty bowls 2 stalks of celery, finely diced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 3 tablespoons of Earth Balance (or your favorite dairy free butter) 1 onion, finely
Sweet meets tart in this recipe for my Vegan Apple Crumble with Pear and Cranberry. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also versatile. Don’t like cranberries? Substitute raisins or cherries. Don’t have vegan butter? Try using coconut oil. Old fashioned oats a bit crunchy for your liking? Try quick cooking oats. Mix in a cup of chopped nuts for added crunch and protein if you’d like. It’s
Dairy Free (and vegan) Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Parfait 6 oz container of So Delicious Greek Style Raspberry Yogurt (view my review) 2 tablespoon Double Chocolate Crunch Granola from Enjoy Life Foods (view my review) 1/4 cup fresh raspberries In a parfait or cocktail glass, scoop in a heaping spoonful or two of the yogurt. Top with half of the raspberries, then 1 tablespoon of the granola. Repeat layer and top with
This gazpacho is healthy, delicious, and perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day. Feeling chilly? This soup is also tasty when warmed, and is especially delectable when served along side a hearty side or a crusty slice of ciabatta. Try topping it with some freshly chopped basil, a few croutons, or even a bit of diced avocado. makes 6-8 servings Tomato Basil Gazpacho 2 large fresh tomatoes 1/2 seedless cucumbe
I like these cookies because they contain little sugar, no oil, and my toddler LOVES them! Dairy & Egg Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies makes 24 cookies 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 banana, mashed 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons apple juice (more if needed) 1/2 cup raisins
One of my favorite combinations during the spring and summer seasons is lemon and blueberries. The tangy, citrusy zing of the lemon paired with the sweetness of fresh blueberries awakens the palate and delivers an aroma synonymous with sunshine. This dairy free oatmeal is loaded with fresh blueberry and lemon flavor, and will be sure to add a bit of spring cheer to your morning. Dairy Free Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal 1/2
Pasta salad is a summertime favorite, loaded with fresh vegetables and served nice and cold on those hot sunny days. This is a very simply recipe for dairy free pasta salad that the kids will love, and mom will love because it takes only minutes to prepare. You can use any vegetables that your little one loves, but here’s a basic recipe that my little guy gobbles up with no complaints. Easy Peasy Dairy Free and
(this photo:banana & sunbutter (or peanut butter) ice cream) By now most of you have probably seen the banana ice cream craze somewhere; Pinterest, Facebook, Dr. Oz. It’s everywhere these days, and with good reason. It’s FABULOUS! Not only is it super simple to prepare, but it’s also delicious, healthy, AND dairy free! Easy homemade dairy free ice cream, AND it’s good for you?!?!? Who knew
I love cake. I LOVE cake. And by love, I mean that I can not be trusted alone with a cake. I once ate an entire chocolate cake in two days, and my sweet husband just raised his eyebrows in surprise at the empty box. Don’t get me wrong, I eat a very healthy diet on most occasions, I just can’t seem to control myself when cake is involved. So if you’re like me and love to have your cake and ea
I’m obsessed with green smoothies lately, but am often turned off by their grassy, “green” flavor. I whipped up this little concoction this morning for breakfast, and boy was I pleasantly surprised! The fruit does a great job of cutting through the bitterness of the kale, and in fact you can barely taste the kale at all. Frosty, sweet, and yummy! 2 cups rinsed, chopped kale, tough stalks removed 1 f
Valentine’s Day can be one of those tough, candy-filled holidays that leave us dairy free mamas pulling our hair out. It doesn’t have to be, though. Check out these great suggestions that you can whip up for the fam and keep them from feeling left out this V-Day. 1. Red Velvet Ice Cream 2. PB & Pretzel Chocolate Hearts 3. Banana Cupcakes with Sunbutter filling & Chocolate Frosting 4. Cocoa Yummies
This a great healthy and fast wrap that I whipped together for lunch today. The only thing missing was some sprouts, but it was still delicious, filling, and full of healthy veggies! Makes one sandwich 1 large tortilla or wrap (I used a flour tortilla because that’s what I had on hand) about 2 tablespoons of hummus (I had roasted red pepper) 1/4 cup matchstick cut carrots 1/4 of a bell pepper, very thinly slice
This was my first attempt at black bean burgers, and I was pleasantly surprised. I had seen a few recipes with reviews saying that their burgers fell apart while they were cooking them, or that they lacked flavor and texture. These held together very well, but I did make sure that I was extra gentle with them. They certainly didn’t lack flavor either. I even got a thumbs up from the man of the house, who usual
2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup non-dairy butter, softened (we used Earth Balance) 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 cups dairy-free semisweet chocolate chips (we used Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Sift
Last night I was looking for something fun and quick to make for dinner that I could also feed to my milk-free munchkin. I was craving burgers (and he can’t eat beef), so I decided to whip up bbq chicken burgers. Not only were they SO easy AND healthy, but we all actually loved them! I didn’t have time to take a photo, but I promise I’ll try to get one next time around. 1 pound ground chicken (you
I can’t lie. My 1 1/2 year old is a good eater. And by good, I mean the first word out of his mouth in the morning is “lunch” (true fact) . However, he IS a kid, and occasionally he does put up a fight against the veggies. This dish did happily get gobbled up, and it was practically effortless. If you have a dairy loving husband in your house, you can easily separate portions in the last steps and a
1/2 of an onion, chopped 1/2 zucchini, chopped into bite sized pieces 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped into bite sized pieces 4 eggs 1 tablespoon “milk” (we use rice, but soy or any other alternative will work) 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil Heat oil in a 9 inch oven proof skillet over medium heat. Add onions and zucchini and saute until soft. Add tomatoes, and cook about 3-4 minutes. In a bowl, scr
When I had to eliminate dairy from my diet, I also needed to eliminate beef. I started using ground turkey for things like burgers and meatballs, and then I stumbled upon these veggie crumbles. I decided to try Smart Ground and use it to make tacos, and the result was delectable! Not only did the man of the house not realize it wasn’t beef in his tortilla, but the whole meal took only minutes to prepare. Here
There are many reasons to make your own baby food, but one of the most important is to help manage your little one’s food allergy. We hear alot about recalls due to undeclared milk (unfortunately even in baby fo0d), and making your own dairy free baby food can really give you piece of mind. This recipe will make you about seven 4 oz. servings, and can be frozen in some of these nifty little storage containers.
Carnitas a 2 lb pork roast, cut into chunks 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon crumbled dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 cups chicken broth chopped onion and cilantro, fresh avocado slices, and lime wedges for garnish Place bay leaves and broth in slow cooker and turn on low. Mix spices in large bowl, and toss in pork
Yesterday I had a big craving for curry, little time, and not much energy left to make dinner. With a little help from a box of curry couscous, I managed to whip up this tasty meal in under half an hour. 1 medium sized summer squash 1 medium sized zucchini 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb pealed and deveined shrimp, tails removed 1 box Near East Mediterranean Curry Couscous 14.5 oz chicken
This was extremely easy to make and tasted like I was cooking it all day! The two of us ate all 6 of these thighs, but this could serve three people that aren’t oinkers like we are! 6 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon dairy free “butter” (I use Best Life or Earth Balance) 16 oz sliced baby bella mushrooms 6-8 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 1 1/2 cup
I was craving something chocolate and sweet, and these cookies did a good job of satisfying me. Too good, actually. I ate the whole two dozen cookies in two and a half days. Oink oink. 1/3 cup of peanut butter (almond butter can also be used) 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup old fashio
This pork roast was fall-apart tender, and the apples added fantastic flavor. Although more of a fall dish, this roast is fast, easy, and great when the kids are asking for pork chops and applesauce. 2.5 lbs boneless pork loin roast 1 large onion, sliced 4 granny apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1/2 cup white wine 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 tablespoons brown sugar Rub ginger and sugar all over roast and place in sl
These falafel are a bit different from the authentic, but still absolutely delicious! I first tried to fry these falafel, which left me with a gloppy mess (I’ve read that dried garbanzos that have been soaked overnight work much better for the fried kind). Then I tried to bake them, and the result was fantastic! The tahini sauce was nutty and tangy, and I will definitely be using it to top some of my salads. An
I was inspired by Bon Appetit’s recipe for slow cooker Osso Buco with turkey, but thought I could make it even simpler. We were blown away by it. The house smelled amazing, and the resulting dish lived up to it’s aroma. I served it over a risotto that I made using the juices from the completed buco. A definite winner and go to meal for company.
In honor of St. Patty’s day, I decided to make a slow cooked Irish Lamb Stew. The stew was better the next day, as most stews are, and the lamb was so tender it practically melted in your mouth. Next time I will increase the amount of seasonings in the stew, as they were a bit too subtle for me. It was very quick and simple to make, and tasted delicious!
Although I’ve used turkey in many other places to replace beef, this was my first try with meatballs. The balls were flavorful, although a bit on the dry side. Not bad for my first go with dairy free, egg free turkey meatballs, but next time I might add a touch of oil just for texture and moisture.
It was one of those days. Baby cried all day, chores got neglected, and then came dinner time. Make dinner? Ugh. Not tonight. But I decided I could whip up a very quick marinara and use it to dress up store bought gnocci and sausage. Very simple and delicious, when you’re having one of those days.
These muffins are dairy free, egg free, soy free, and vegan. Healthy, delicious, and simple to make! They’re best served warm, so heat ‘em up in the microwave for 25 seconds if you’re not serving them fresh out of the oven. 1 1/2 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup raw cane sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 cup almond milk 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1 cup vegan chocol
A great dairy, egg, and soy free pasta dish! This is good served as a side dish or can also be a light main entree. 1 pound orecchiette, cooked as directed 1 large eggplant, washed and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 red onion, sliced into 1 inch pieces 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill Salt & pepper to taste Sherry Vinaigrette, (r
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? This version of Crazy Cake is so good, you’ll never know it’s allergy friendly! Not to mention, it only takes minutes to prepare. Perfect for the busy, Milk Free Mom!
Who doesn’t love a little hot cocoa to warm them up when it’s cold and snowing outside? If you’re going milk free, Swiss Miss can be a thing of the past for you. But with three little ingredients you can whip some milk free hot cocoa up yourself in a jiffy. 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 cup almond, soy, or rice milk Heat milk in saucepan until warm. Mix cocoa and sugar