Chickpea & Avocado Picnic Smash

By Kristy Draper / June 19, 2019 /

Chickpea And Avocado Picnic Smash

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Tofu No-Egg Salad

By Kristy Draper / June 12, 2019 /

I am excited about giving a cooking demo this coming Sunday at the Northwest Veg Potluck and Annual Meeting! I will be demoing three dishes that will make you the star of the next picnic! As you might have noticed from a recent blog post, I adore picnics! I always have ever since I was…

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Garlic and Lemon Tahini Dressing

By Kristy Draper / April 24, 2019 /

Tahini dressing has been growing on me more and more over the past few months. I haven’t found too many store-bought salad dressing that I like, plus I love adding sauce to bowls or adding it to steamed or roasted veggies. This garlic and lemon tahini dressing does it all! My favorite is over hot…

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Best of March….

By Kristy Draper / April 10, 2019 /

I received many great comments about the Best of February meals, so I wanted to share the best of March (and the months going forward)! March was a busy month for my family, but we managed to find time to have quality time around the dinner table. Here are my top meals in March… 1.…

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Basic Vegan Cheese Sauce

By Kristy Draper / March 13, 2019 /

There are countless ways to make a vegan cheese sauce. You can use vegetables, nuts, or commercially available vegan cheese shreds to create a creamy and delicious sauce. I love experimenting with different base ingredients; in fact, roasted butternut squash is still one of my favorite base ingredients for a cheese sauce, but has been…

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Best of February….

By Kristy Draper / March 7, 2019 /

February was full of many delicious meals, and most were extremely simple to make! I know these are not actual recipes, but these are ideas for you to use in your meal planning.​Plus I will be developing some of these recipes and adding to the site soon! All of these meals happen to be gluten-free…

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Un-Refried Black Beans

By Kristy Draper / February 19, 2019 /

I love, love the Instant Pot and use it at least once or twice a week to make some type of beans. Lately, I have been cooking either black beans or pinto beans and then turning them into “refried” beans. I use the quotes, because they do not contain any oil and haven’t been fried,…

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A Taste of Thanksgiving Meatballs from Mindful Vegan Meals

By Kristy Draper / September 7, 2018 /

It is never to early start thinking about your Thanksgiving and holiday menus. I am so happy to be able to share this recipe by Maria Koutsogiannis’s, founder of FoodbyMaria, new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals.  This recipe drew me to this book instantly! The depth of flavors and the heartiness of this dish is magical! It…

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Instant Pot 3-Bean Chili

By Kristy Draper / September 5, 2018 /

I can’t lie and tell you that this is the perfect recipe for Fall. Because I make this chili year-round. It can be 90+ degrees outside, and I still crave this chili.  If you follow me on Instagram or for the Vegan Month of Food, you will most likely see me post this! I am…

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

By Kristy Draper / September 3, 2018 /

I will be the first to admit that I hated broccoli. I didn’t like the texture, taste, or smell. Then one day, I roasted some for my husband, Steve, for dinner, along with whipping up a quick cashew cheese sauce for it, and decided to give it a try again. Well crap, it was actually…

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