Archive for March 2013

VGF Information on Health

Today an all informative session on what you knew or didn’t know and needed to be reminded of or it is just good info. High Cholesterol…snacking on 3 almonds a day can decrease your LDL levels by as much as 20%. Blues…eat folate-rich veggies like garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils, spinach and oranges to deter the... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Easy Meals

It is not difficult to make a fast food meal when you are vegan and gluten-free.  It is as easy as opening the fridge and finding, avocado and gluten-free wraps.  A little hummus and you have a tasty wrap.  It is as easy as opening the freezer and finding frozen berries and frozen gluten-free pancakes... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Macaroon Cup or Cookie

Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Macaroon Cup or Cookie
I started out making coconut muffins but ended up with a coconut macaroon cookie cup.   I have no idea why the muffins collapsed and a depression occurred but quick thinking saved the day.  I decided to add ice cream to the muffin cup.  The ice cream is vegan gluten-free and I bought it at Trader... Read more »
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Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Chocolate Chip Cookies
I surrender!!  It is too messy and too much work to break down matzo to matzo meal.  Instead I am using Quinoa flakes that are an approved grain by the rabbi’s for Passover.  I am also beginning to add Red Palm Oil to my cooking and baking.  Why?  Because Red Palm Oil has been proven... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Lasagna

A recipe that has been in the family is a Mina, Jewish lasagna made with matzo instead of noodles.   It is a very easy recipe to make and pretty much you can substitute everything and anything except the matzo. Mina 2 packages of frozen spinach 1 zucchini sliced 2 sweet potatoes mashed 2 bottles of... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Vegan Gluten-Free Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
My son is lactose intolerance and I am always trying out recipes with different types of milks (almond, soy or coconut) for his sake.  His favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip and I have attempted many times to make a creamy version, and finally after many attempts and some really bad tasting ice cream,... Read more »
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Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Matzo Balls

Vegan Gluten-Free Passover Matzo Balls
This is my first Passover gluten-free.  In the past I never ate the original matzo balls, because they contained eggs and where made in chicken soup and that were just my vegan days.  But this year, I thought, why not Passover is not Passover without matzo balls.  I downloaded a few recipes from the internet,... Read more »

Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

I am at home, because I live in Illinois and we are expecting 7-10 inches of snow, therefore in fear, all the schools closed, and my other personality is that of a high school substitute teacher.  I have finished cleaning out the pantry and the dining room buffet and I’m bored.  It’s noon, there is... Read more »

Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies

Vegan Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies
  I just had an aha moment.  I’m at my kitchen island with an assorted variety of gluten-free flours trying to mathematically figure out the right percentage of flour to flour mixture than convert it into grams, then measuring it out on a scale, then placing it in a container thus engulfing my kitchen with... Read more »
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