Gluten Free

Cheesy Crackers for a Snack Mix

By Kristy Draper / August 12, 2019 /

I made the cheesy crackers a few times because I was testing different gluten-free flour blends to see which one I liked best. Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 was the best one I have tried so far. I was also testing different fats to see which one worked better in the dough. Ultimately, vegan butter had…

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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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Green Monster Smoothie

By Kristy Draper / April 3, 2019 /

As you might have noticed, this week’s theme is baseball! The latest blog post listed some of my favorite vegan ballpark eats, but also contained a few links where you can find vegan options at your local ballpark! ​ Continuing that theme, I created a Green Monster Smoothie – my ode to the Boston Red…

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Basic Hummus

By Kristy Draper / March 27, 2019 /

I find chickpeas to be one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. I use them to make hummus, chickpea salad, roasted them to use as croutons, add heartiness to a soup, or toss them with a salad. But just a plain hummus is still one of my favorite ways to use chickpeas. I…

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Peanut Butter and Blueberry Smoothie

By Kristy Draper / March 20, 2019 /

​Are you a fan of peanut butter and jelly? Then this is the smoothie combination for you! It has the right amount peanut flavor to blueberry, and entirely reminiscent of that favorite childhood sandwich!  If the truth is to be told, I don’t like PB&J sandwiches that much! I loved them as a kid, but…

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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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Cocoa Date Bites

By Kristy Draper / February 27, 2019 /

I love these easy dessert bites! I make them about once a month for me and Steve to have in the evenings, or to take to parties or potlucks. They are easy to make and are a great snack when I am craving something sweet. I have made them using different nuts, but I recently…

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