Recipes

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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BBQ Chickpea Salad

By Kristy Draper / August 2, 2019 /

I am going to start the month of Vegan MoFo with main dishes, and then work my way through the main meals, sides & snacks, and then desserts. I will also talk about a few drink ideas, as well as picnic success equipment (hint – nothing special is needed!). ​For the first picnic main, and…

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Cherry Limeade Mousse

By Kristy Draper / July 1, 2019 /

I grew up where Sonic Drive-Ins were in abundance. There were many summer afternoons where my friends and I would take advantage of their happy hour drink specials. My choice always being the cherry limeade. Cherries are one of my favorite summer fruits, and I can never get enough lime! This mousse was inspired by…

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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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Vegan Picnics

By Kristy Draper / May 20, 2019 /

Steven and I walking around the floating homes on Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, BC. Hi! Sorry for the silence the past few weeks. I have been planning, preparing, and then enjoying my 10th wedding anniversary trip! We celebrated ten years of wedded bliss in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. I am still floating on a…

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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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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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