Caramelized Onion Guacamole isn't your run-of-the-mill guacamole! Instead of using tomatoes, herbs and avocados, this recipe calls for sautéed onions, caramelized with a little balsamic vinegar for extra flavor. Once the onions cool to room temperature, mix them into mashed avocados with lime juice, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and salt-free creole seasoning. Serve with tortilla chips for the perfect appetizer for ANY get together.
Wild Rice Salad with Dried Fruit and Almonds makes the perfect sweet-savory side dish! This lemony wild rice dish highlights toasted almonds, dried apricot and currant. Start by softening onion and garlic, then add lemon zest and juice. Measure in the rice, toast, then add vegetable stock and cook. Fluff, then stir in dried apricots, dried currants and toasted almonds. Enjoy at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, dinner parties and more!
Raspberry Mango Spring Sangria sings of springtime flavors! Gather friends for this delightfully simple sangria that is oh-so-delicious, yet easy to make. In a large pitcher, muddle raspberries and mint before adding diced mango. Add lime juice and lime slices before pouring in a bottle of sauvignon blanc. Add additional raspberries and lime to the mixture, then chill refrigerator overnight. This sangria is best enjoyed cold on a hot day!
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.