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Vegan Oat Mushroom Ground Beef {Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free}

Versatile vegan oat mushroom ground beef ! It is soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, high protein, and only 108 calories per 1/4 lb. One batch makes about 3 pounds.  Vegan Ground Beef made with Oats & Mushrooms Happy Meatless Monday, everyone! I’m about to make it happier with a versatile entrée recipe that will make tonight’s dinner …

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Vegan Ground Beef {Grain-Free, Soy-Free, High-Protein}

Easy, DIY, vegan ground beef!  It is easy to prepare, high in protein (12.4 g per 1/4 pound!), and free of grains, gluten, soy and nuts. One batch makes about 3 pounds.  This post began life as a simple idea for a great summer burger recipe. But as I tested and tasted, I soon realized …

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Lentil & Vegetable Kefta {Vegan, Grain-Free, High-Protein}

Lentil & vegetable kefta that are vegan, grain-free and nut-free! High in protein and low in calories (9 grams protein &156 calories per 3 generous kefta), they make a great meal, snack or appetizer. Kefta. You may know all about them.  If not, allow me to make the introduction. Kefta is a popular street food …

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Gingerbread Chickpea Flour Muffins {Grain-free & Vegan}

Moist & fragrant gingerbread chickpea flour muffins, made healthy, grain-free and vegan. Don’t wait until the holidays to make them! Vegan Gingerbread Muffins, Sweetened with Banana Oh, bananas. So convenient and delicious, but also so prone to morphing from lightly freckled perfection to mush in moments. But that’s ok, because there is sweet splendor in …

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Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties {Grain-Free, High Protein}

Say good morning to vegan breakfast sausage patties! They are delicious, satisfying, high in protein and also grain-free (thanks to the addition of coconut flour).  A bit of baking soda helps to keep the patties light and tender. A Filling High-Protein Breakfast Option: Vegan Breakfast Sausage Patties Hello everyone! I hope your summer is in full …

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Vegan Lentil Taco Meat {Grain-Free, High-Protein}

Perfect for your next Taco Tuesday, this easy, delicious, vegan lentil taco meat is nutritious, soy-free, grain-free, high in protein (11 g per 3/4 cup!), frugal, easy-to-make, and ready for use in your favorite tacos, burritos, nachos, and taco salads. Vegan Lentil Taco Meat for Taco Tuesday It may be Monday, but I am already …

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Moroccan Lentils & Roasted Carrots {vegan, high-protein}

Moroccan Lentils & Roasted Carrots is a healthy, fast, frugal and high-protein meal that is naturally gluten-free, vegan and grain-free! A Fabulous Frugal Meal I’m not afraid of using the F word. It’s sprinkled throughout my blog. When I’m not using it, I’m thinking it. Pretty much all of the time. I’m letting it rip …

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Vegan Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies {oil-free, flourless, grain-free}

Vegan gingerbread chickpea blondies nourish your body as they satisfy your sweet tooth! They are flourless, vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free and low-sugar. Hello, everyone! I hope this Sunday finds you happy and well, and, for those of you in the United States, safe (and undelayed!) in your return Thanksgiving travels. I am thankful to be …

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Winter Tabbouleh with Freekeh, Sweet Potatoes & Pomegranate

It happens more times than I can count that my new favorite recipes are ones thrown together on the fly with what’s on hand. Add this Winter Tabbouleh to the list. A friend sent a message Thursday night inviting us to come to a “Friendsgiving” get-together on Friday before everyone heads out of town or …

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Banana Chia Overnight Oats {vegan, GF}

Super-fuel your day by starting it with banana chia overnight oats! Made in minutes, it is vegan, gluten-free, & high-fiber. Oats: My #1 Super Grain A recent visitor to this blog recently sent me a lovely email, thanking me for  my quinoa cookbook The book has been out for several years, so it was a particularly …

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Fresh Apple Pie Granola {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Welcome fall with a bowl of fresh apple pie granola, made with chopped fresh apples baked right in! It is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. The Perfect Autumn Cereal: Fresh Apple Pie Granola If I became a superhero, I would be The Muncher. I would defeat crime and keep citizens safe from evil by munching my …

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Garam Masala Red Lentil Stew {vegan, gluten-free}

I’m unsure of the proper nutrition protocol prior to running, and scrambling over obstacles, in a muddy cow pasture. Heavy on the carbs? A focus on protein? Antioxidants to ward off the scent of dung? Keeping in line with the rest of my lack of preparedness for my first official mud run, I chose to …

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Vegan Ginger Cookies with Coconut Oil & Cardamom (GF option, too)

I have a terrible habit of posting recipes for special holidays and events after said holidays or events have come and gone. For example, I offer here a perfect holiday cookie…in January. Sigh. Lucky me, my birthday is in January. In sweet treat translation, that means I save any New Year’s resolutions until Lent and …

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Sweet Potato Bisque with West Indian Spices {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

I would not have guessed that I would be longing for a bowl of soup today; the temperature has been pushing 90 since the weekend and the humidity has been Texas with a capital T. But the wind was gusting last night, and the windshield sported a few sprinkles as Nick and I drove home …

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Easy, Spicy Chickpea & Quinoa Soup

I started thinking about the makings for this spicy, North-African-inspired chickpea & quinoa soup while visiting my parents over Christmas. We started talking about Boxing Day on the way home from the airport (on Christmas Day); it brought back a flood of recollections. Here’s why. Along with the trimming of the tree, the four hour-long …

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