What if I told you that you could enjoy a decadent treat this holiday season without any guilt? Yep! Not only are these sinfully delicious but they are also good for you! Packed with protein and veggies, these chocolatey dreams are also vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and grain-free!
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This Petrifying Pecan Pumpkin Shake is a treat we all can get behind. It’s easy to make, includes a vegetable, and is thick and rich while still being good for you. I love the flavors of pumpkin and pecan together and it’s a perfect autumn combination for a wholesome Halloween treat.
It’s so easy to unwrap the little foil packages and throw them in boiling water. Vwah-la, ta-da—veggie broth for soup. The vegetarian bouillon cubes I have in my cupboard at the moment say “natural” right on the label, and “convenience without compromise.” Than means unprocessed, right? Not!
Not to say that all store-bought crackers are über-processed, but I’m thinking the majority of them wouldn’t pass the Kitchen Test. So if I was really going to embrace this month free of processed foods, I knew I was going to need crackers and I knew I was going to need to make them myself.
Here are three sauces you can easily incorporate into your daily routine and enhance your plant-based dishes. Make them your own by adding ethnic spices, various oils, citrus, and herbs to create your own unique combinations.
My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way!
I actually don’t crave full-blown desserts these days. These little, no-bake bites usually offer both satisfaction and nourishment – something that cake can’t do! They’re part snack, part dessert, and completely customizable to your current sweet tooth.
Start with something easy like this plant-based taco. If you’re in the “Taco Tuesday” crowd, this one is easy to roll into your week. My son, who is 12, has asked for this “taco tofu” specifically because he loved it so much. Um, WIN.