Category Archive: Quick/Easy

Donna’s Vegan Cheeze Sauce

Bean Burrito Bowl
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I am super excited to share this recipe with you all today! In the past two years since moving to a plant based diet I have tried many vegan/plant based cheese sauce recipes. Some of them were down right awful and others were just okay. That all changed when my friend Donna Weifert shared her …

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Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. It’s quick,easy,flavorful and healthy. Which means it meets all my requirements to simplify my cooking by spending less time in the kitchen so I have more time for activities. Once our daughter introduced us to the Chipotle Mexican food chain we were hooked. …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This cool and creamy sauce is delicious with so many Greek dishes like Falafel Patties. It also make a wonderful appetizer served with pita bread, pita chips or vegetable dippers. Make it ahead and chill it for a couple of hours to let the flavors develop.   Tzatziki Sauce 1 small cucumber — peeled, seeded, …

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Fiesta Rice

Fiesta Rice
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If you don’t like corn – leave it out – if you love corn why not double it – don’t have black beans use kidney or pinto. If you like a little heat add some diced jalapeno, don’t have rice no problem- use quinoa. Sometimes I add salsa or chopped tomatoes – just depends on …

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