Snack

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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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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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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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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Chickpea Salad

By Kristy Draper / February 14, 2019 /

Chickpea salad is one of the easiest meals that I make, and it is packed with protein. ​I didn’t eat much seafood before transitioning to a vegan, except for the occasional tuna salad sandwich. My mom always made the best tuna salad, but I found it was pretty simple to make it vegan just by switching…

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Vegan Sausage Balls

By Kristy Draper / September 13, 2017 /

Before my vegan days, my brother and I would make these every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I still try to make these once a year using the Betty Crocker recipe (the recipe we used when I was a kid) that I veganized. ​Ingredients 2 1/2 cups Original Bisquick™ mix 1 package (14 oz) Lightlife Gimme Lean® Sausage 1 10oz…

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