gluten free

BRK Bowl_

This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, […]

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Vegan Potato Leek Soup

by angelika on November 10, 2013

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The weather has turned which means it’s soup season. I love fall, it’s my favorite season of the year. Pumpkin patches, and Halloween, fall cooking and Thanksgiving, boots and sweaters. Right? My kids love soup, so once the weather turns I try to cook at least two a week. Q is a picky eater, but […]

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Salad in a Glass

by angelika on October 28, 2013

Salad in a Glass

I really do mean to eat a diet full of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. I absolutely know how important it is. How many cancer fighting micronutrients are in cruciferous vegetables, how many powerful antioxidants are in berries. Fabulous vitamin A  for your skin, hair, and eyes in carrots and kale. Vitamin C […]

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Baja Tempeh Tacos

by angelika on June 22, 2013

Baja Tempeh Tacos

For Father’s Day Stephen requested Baja Tempeh Tacos from Veganomicon. It is an old favortie recipe of ours, but it had been a long time since we made them. As a matter of fact, I am slightly shocked I have never blogged these before. I think they are the best tacos that ever were. Seriously, the […]

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Fresh Almond Milk

by angelika on May 3, 2013

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We drink a lot of almond milk in our house. The kids and I enjoy a smoothie every day after school, and often almond milk is the base. I try to steer away from shelf stable varieties of milk, as they contain ingredients I am not sure are safe, like carageenan. We started using the variety found in […]

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Garlic and Parmesan Roasted Chickpeas

by angelika on February 7, 2013

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Roasted chickpeas are my new go to snack food. They are packed with protein and really fulfill the chip craving that comes over me from time to time. They are so versatile you can flavor them with almost anything. Today I went with garlic and parmesan. They make the perfect finger food, and a great […]

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Coconut Bliss Cookies {gluten free}

by angelika on January 13, 2013

coconut bliss cookies

I have had a breakthrough in the kitchen today. I finally made a gluten free cookie that I love. I mean truly love. Not just, it’ll do since it’s sweet and tastes like chocolate, but really love! The secret ingredient is coconut flour, which gives the cookies a light and fluffy, almost cake-like texture. No subtle grainy texture that […]

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Winter Pesto

by angelika on December 8, 2012

Basil isn’t as fresh an plentiful this time of year, but it’s no matter to me. I really prefer this arugula based pesto any time of year. Arugula is packed with nutrients that basil just can hold a candle to. It might actually be my favorite food. It’s on my top 5 list for sure. This pesto […]

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~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

by angelika on October 31, 2012

I am slightly obsessed with Pumpkin, which I guess is good timing since it is in season. I think part of the problem is I gave up coffee, which means no more pumpkin spice latte. (which besides being expensive is full of artificial flavoring and really against my food rules completely, that said I miss them terribly.) […]

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Maple Roasted Pumpkin with Brussels Sprouts

by angelika on October 15, 2012

Fall is in the air, it’s turned cold here and as if to mark the occasion the first Brussels sprouts appeared at the market sitting beautifully right next to the pumpkin display.  I am embarrassed to admit, that my kids didn’t think you could eat pumpkin. At least that is what they told me. I was wondering where […]

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Celery Root and Baby Broccoli Soup

by angelika on October 12, 2012

Celery soup- I know, it sounds weird. When I told Stephen what was for dinner he might have cocked his head askew. You see, he does not like celery. Me? I love celery. I really do. That said, this soup is made primarily from celery root, which has a very mild flavor. I am a HUGE fan […]

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Lemony Roasted Potatoes

by angelika on September 14, 2012

These potatoes have been a mainstay in my home since the cookbook Veganomicon came out. They are the best roasted potatoes ever. They roast in a flavorful sauce of lemon, garlic, tomato and oregano. All the best flavors the Mediterranean has to offer. They roast up tender and crispy, and so incredibly addicting that I usually double […]

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Orange Curd Macarons

by angelika on August 6, 2012

I am a big lover of all things orange. I just love the fresh smell of citrus, in food and fragrance. Have you ever smelled the natural cleaner citra solv? I feel like I clean my house just so it can smell that nice fresh orange smell. When I first discovered lemon curd, which I’ll admit was later in life, […]

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Mint Chocolate Macarons

by angelika on August 2, 2012

When I was knee deep in a rainbow of macarons, I was having the hardest time coming up with a filling for the green. It was Stephen (formerly knows as Mr. Fabulous) who gave me this look like I was crazy as I spouted off my ideas, and said, “why not mint chocolate?” Well duh. Why hadn’t […]

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