lavender copaia lip balm

lavender copaia lip balm
makes 15 tubes.

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 4 tsp beeswax
↟ 2 tbsp + 1 tsp coconut oil
↟ 2 tbsp almond oil
↟ 1 tsp raspberry seed oil
↟ 5 drops of copaiba essential oil
↟ 5 drops of lavender essential oil

DIRECTIONS:

melt beeswax and coconut oil in a small glass bowl over a small pot of boiling water, gently stirring until melted. remove from heat and mix in the rest of the ingredients. quickly pour into tubes and let set for several hours before using.

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vegan cheese sauce

vegan cheese sauce

makes roughly 2 ½ cups of sauce

my favorite way to enjoy this is with pasta and steamed broccoli. so delicious!

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 3 small red potatoes

↟ 10 baby carrots

↟ 1 tbsp earth balance butter (i use the soy free kind that’s in the red container)

↟ ¼-½ cup vegetable broth

↟ ¼- ½ cup plain almond milk

↟ ⅓ cup nutritional yeast

↟ 1 tsp salt

↟ ½ tsp pepper

DIRECTIONS:

preheat oven to 415°. line baking sheet with parchment paper. clean potatoes and cut into quarters and place on baking sheet along with carrots.

bake for 25-35 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are easily pierced with fork. let cool for 5 minutes then add to blender along with the rest of ingredients. blend until smooth. check consistency and flavor and add more liquid and salt if needed. enjoy with pasta or on top of your favorite vegetables!

vegan banana spinach muffins

vegan banana spinach muffins

makes 24 muffins

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 4 cups of oats

↟ 4 tsp baking powder

↟ 1 tsp baking soda

↟ 1 tsp salt

↟ 2 tsp cinnamon

↟ ¼-½ cup sugar (optional)

↟ 4 very ripe bananas

↟ 3-4 cups spinach

↟ ½ cup applesauce

↟ 1 cup almond milk

↟ 4 “eggs” (chia eggs or ener-g eggs. you can also add omit the eggs and add an extra ¼ cup or applesauce instead.)

DIRECTIONS:

preheat oven to 375°. you can oil each muffin pan well with coconut oil or use muffin papers. put oats in blender and blend until they resemble flour. add the oat flour to large mixing bowl and mix in the other dry ingredients. add almond milk to blender, followed by the bananas, spinach, applesauce, and eggs to blender and blend until smooth. add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined. fill each well in muffin tin with a ¼ cup of muffin mixture. bake for 20-25 minutes, or until knife/toothpick comes out clean

vegan garlic herb potato wedges

vegan garlic herb potato wedges

serves  3-4

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 8-10 small red potatoes, cut into wedges (about 1lb)

↟ 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

↟ 1 tbsp italian herb blend

↟ 1-2 tsp salt

↟ 1 tsp pepper

↟ 1 tsp paprika

↟ 1 tbsp olive oil

DIRECTIONS:

preheat oven to 375°. rinse and scrub potatoes and then cut them into wedges. add potatoes and all the other ingredients to a large and toss with clean hands until potatoes are coated. transfer to rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, then flip potatoes and a bake for another 15-20 minutes. enjoy!

vegan garlic cashew sauce

vegan garlic cashew sauce

makes approximately 2 cups

this is so good with pasta! one of my favorite things to eat. it’s also great as a dipping sauce. 

INGREDIENTS:

↠ 1 cup of cashews, soaked in water for several hours

↟ 4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

↟ 1- 1½ cups water

↟ 1 tbls safflower oil or olive oil

↟ salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

drain the cashews and discard the water they were soaked in. add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. enjoy!

vegan popcorn cauliflower with garlic cashew sauce

vegan popcorn cauliflower with garlic cashew sauce

serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 1 head of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces

BATTER:

↟ 1 cup water

↟ 1 cup flour

↟ 1 tsp salt

↟ 1 tsp pepper

↟ 1 tsp paprika

BREADING:

↟ 1 ¾ cups vegan breadcrumbs

↟ ¼ flour

↟ 1 tsp salt

↟ 1 tsp pepper

↟ 1 tsp paprika

INSTRUCTIONS:

preheat oven to 350°. mix breading ingredients together and set aside. mix batter ingredients together and dip pieces of cauliflower into the mixture and then roll them in the breading mixture and place on a baking sheet. make sure you get the excess batter off each piece of cauliflower before coating it in the breading mixture. bake for 12-15 minutes and flip over and bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. serve with my garlic cashew sauce. enjoy!