Combat afternoon hunger by munching on a handful of Crispy Taco Spiced Chickpeas! These vegan, gluten-free chickpeas, which are tossed in a lightly salted homemade taco seasoning with extra virgin olive oil, then baked until crunchy, make a spicy afternoon pick-me-up snack that take little time to prepare. Flavorful, protein-packed Crispy Taco Spiced Chickpeas can be easily enjoyed on-the-go or by the handful when snack time is imperative.
Mint and chocolate together are ALWAYS a good idea... especially for breakfast! Start your morning with a delightfully minty Vegan Thin Mint Smoothie. This smoothie is perfect for St. Patrick's Day, as well as an afternoon pick-me-up. Blend non-dairy milk, vegan chocolate protein powder, peppermint extract, spinach and ice together, then serve. This flavorful breakfast smoothie is well-loved by vegans and non-vegans alike and makes a tasty meal!
Break free of the winter entree doldrums and make veggie-filled Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta tonight. This twist on a traditional bruschetta highlights Tuscan kale, cooked down with grape tomatoes and cannellini beans. The kale becomes marvelously wilty, the tomatoes blister and break apart, and the beans brown slightly before all three are served upon toasted bread. Vegan Tuscan Kale Bruschetta is a scrumptious dinner or appetizer for a crowd.
Start the morning with Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola. Gluten free, vegan and low-sugar, this granola makes a tasty breakfast or snack. Toss rolled oats and pecans in unsweetened cocoa powder, then coat in a mixture of maple syrup and water before baking. When crisp, let the granola come to room temperature, then add the dried tart cherries. Enjoy by the handful, over yogurt, with milk or whatever suits your fancy.
Instead of milk and cookies for Santa, leave him a glass of Vegan Bourbon Pecan Milk Punch this Christmas. This twist on the classic New Orleans cocktail is VEGAN. Homemade pecan milk, made with pecans, rice, cinnamon and maple syrup, serves as the base of the drink. Combine the pecan milk with bourbon, amaretto, maple syrup and a little vanilla extract before shaking to combine. Serve cold with a favorite cookie throughout the chilly winter months.
Surprise friends, teachers and neighbors with this simple, gluten free and vegan Mason Jar Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix for the holidays! Calling for just three ingredients, this peppermint-y gift mix will wow its recipients. Combine sugar, cocoa powder and crushed candy canes in a mason jar, and gift the jar with candy canes or a seasonal mug. Simply tie the cocoa's instructions to the jar with a festive ribbon, and this homemade gift is good to go!