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Chickpea Breadcrumbs (grain-free, oil-free)

Chickpea breadcrumbs, made with canned chickpeas, are grain-free, oil-free, & bread-free! High-protein, oil-free, frugal, and easy-to-make, they are every bit as delicious & versatile as traditional bread crumbs. I am a sucker for all things crunchy. Toasted nuts & seeds, crisp crackers, cold crudités, and crumb-coated anything–yes please, it’s all satisfaction to me. If you …

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1-ingredient Pepita Butter {vegan, keto}

Smooth 1-ingredient pepita butter you can make at home in a blender (or food processor). It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, & more! An Easy & Affordable Alternative to Peanut Butter Back to school time is always a reminder of the need to create nut-free alternatives for packed lunches. Many districts have school-wide bans on …

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Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing {oil-free vinaigrette}

Salad dressing without oil? Yes! My creamy cashew salad dressing is the solution. This oil-free vinaigrette is naturally vegan and takes about 2 minutes to make in your blender. The Best Salad Dressing is a Vinaigrette I grew up with one version of salad dressing: vinaigrette. My family ate green salads often. Make that very …

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Easy Cashew Cream Cheese {vegan, 3 ingedients}

Quick and simple vegan cream cheese made with 3 ingredients: raw cashews, coconut oil and lemon juice. Use it as a spread, or in no-bake recipes that call for traditional cream cheese! I have a go-to recipe to share today, one that will make the holidays especially easy and delicious. Who doesn’t want that? It’s …

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2-Ingredient Flax Sandwich Bread {vegan, keto, grain-free}

Delicious 2-ingredient flax sandwich bread made with flaxseed meal & baking powder (plus water and optional salt)–that’s all! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, nut-free and sugar free (zero grams). You will love it! This bread. THIS BREAD! I cannot get enough this bread! Easy! Delicious! Nutritious! Filling! I may run out of …

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Coconut Flour Almond Flour Pie Crust {keto, vegan, no rolling}

No-roll coconut flour almond flour pie crust is tender, delicious and foolproof! It also happens to be keto, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, & Paleo. Good morning, everyone! In this final week before Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to share three incredible pie crust recipes that will make your baking easier than ever. First up, my Coconut Flour-Almond Flour …

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DIY Sunflower Seed Butter {oil-free, easy, keto option}

DIY sunflower seed butter is a delicious and nutritious alternative to peanut butter. Learn how to make it with no added oil, little money and minimal effort! A keto option is available. Sunflower Seed Butter Instead of Peanut Butter This post is for my sister, Rebecca. Love you, sis. Rebecca is allergic to peanuts. When …

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2-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Tortillas {vegan, grainfree}

2-ingredient chickpea flour tortillas are the best and easiest grain-free tortillas! Made with chickpea flour and flaxseed meal (plus water and optional salt). They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and incredibly delicious and versatile! The search for great gluten-free tortillas is over. I was born and raised in California, and have been living in Texas for …

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4-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Mayonnaise (vegan, soy-free)

Say hello to the best ever vegan mayonnaise: it’s my 4-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Mayonnaise ! It is soy-free, cashew-free, frugal, and easy to make, too. The Best Ever Vegan Mayonnaise I’ve never been much of a fan of jarred mayonnaise (I avoided it like the plague throughout childhood), but homemade versions–whether you call them mayonnaise …

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DIY Almond Butter (oil-free, 1-ingredient, so easy}

Creamy, dreamy, DIY almond butter made with ease (and only 1 ingredient!). The ingredient is dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds and the results are sensational.   The Best Almond Butter without the High Price Tag I used to come close to fainting when I reached for my favorite jar f almond butter at my local supermarket. …

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Vegan Parmesan Cheese (made with cashews or hemp hearts)

Easy, 4-ingredient vegan parmesan cheese! Made in minutes with either cashews or hemp hearts, it is a healthy and delicious option for pasta, soups, pizza, popcorn, salads, and so much more. Easy & Delicious DIY Vegan Parmesan Cheese This dairy-free parmesan cheese is so darn good. It’s easy to make, too. Give yourself about 2 …

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Chimichurri (5 minute wonder-sauce) Paleo + vegan

 Little time to make dinner. A limited choice of fresh herbs from the market or garden. A longing for big, bold flavors. It’s time to discover chimichurri. Chimichurri is an Argentine sauce traditionally used on grilled meat. Multiple versions of chimichurri exist, but the essential formula is always the same: a generous handful of fresh …

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