Grilled Sesame Ginger Cauliflower Steaks

Grilled Ginger Cauliflower Steaks.  I was at the grocery store shopping for other items this week, (not colored cauliflower) and saw a package of 4 cauliflower steaks, each a different color–purple, orange green and white.  It was really eye catching.   I walked around the store to find my other items, because of course, like everyone, I try to only buy what I came to the store for.  Nevertheless, the cauliflower in all of those jewel tones was really mesmerizing, so I found myself back at the produce section.

I have seen many recipes for cauliflower steaks, but none featured jewel tone cauliflower.  Since it is still summer, and Labor Day is coming up, I decided that I must make grilled cauliflower steaks.  I whipped up a Sesame Ginger marinade, cooked some jasmine rice in the Instant Pot, and I had a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes, that was packed with nutrition and yep, those beautiful jewel tones.  When we can enjoy dishes like this that are vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free, who can feel deprived by eating healthy?

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread Pudding.  While browsing recipes, I was inspired by a great Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Zucchini Banana Bread recipe that was created by @halfbakedharvest.  It looked so scrumptious,  I set out to make a similar vegan version.   This Vegan Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Bread Pudding combines healthy ingredients of bananas and zucchini, and adds flavor with a touch of maple, cinnamon and vegan chocolate chips.  The result:  warm, gooey, chocolatey goodness that will definitely become one of your favorites when you need a little sweetness in your life. This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.  Try it;  I think you will love it as much as we do.

When you are eating vegan, gluten free and dairy free, it is sometimes difficult to find a baked dessert that is light, fluffy and delicious.  Gluten free flours sometimes don’t rise well, or you have to combine so many flours to get the right result, it isn’t worth all of the time that it takes.  Using a 1to1 Gluten Free Flour will eliminate all of that guessing.

Eggs help your recipe rise, and give you a light texture to your baked goods.  Unfortunately, in vegan baking we don’t use eggs, so we have to come up with alternative solutions to get a good result.   There are many suggestions for egg replacements, but I find that most of them don’t really work that well.   After many, many failed experiments, I have come up with a plan that works for me when I am baking a dish that is both gluten free and vegan and I share it in this recipe.

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Grilled Vegetable Breakfast Tacos

Grilled Vegetable Breakfast Tacos.  Tacos are actually the perfect food, and are appropriate any time of the day, whether it is for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack.  The addition of eggs, sort of makes these breakfast tacos, but who doesn’t eat eggs for dinner?  Grilled fresh zucchini and squash, fresh home grown tomatoes and leeks, roasted garlic cashew sauce and salsa are a delicious combination to top your eggs and tortillas.  Vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free.

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Black Bean Pasta Salad Instant Pot

When the weather is hot, and fresh vegetables are still available on the grocery shelf, we want a delicious cold salad, but one that is more substantial than just lettuce.  Black Bean Pasta Salad Instant Pot is a great summer dish that is packed with flavor and nutrition.  Did you know that black bean pasta has 14 grams of protein per serving?  For that reason, all of my pasta dishes are either lentil or black bean pasta.

Can You Cook Pasta In The Instant Pot?

The answer is yes!  In order to spend less time in the kitchen at the stove,  my new favorite way to cook pasta is in the Instant Pot.  Although pasta in the Instant Pot can be fickle, the pasta is ready in 3 minutes if you time it just right.  To add fresh flavor to the pasta,  just toss in spiralized zucchini, fresh cherry tomatoes, homegrown leeks, olives and cranberries for a little sweet and a little savory combo.  When you top it all with creamy avocado dressing, this salad will be a hit with your crowd, and leftovers are perfect for lunch.  This recipe is vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

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