VEGAN MOZZARELLA // Recipe & Taste Test by Sarah’s Vegan Kitchen w/ Plantriotic

Sarah invited Jackson from Plantriotic to make some vegan mozzarella cheese substitutes.  Sarah made 3 versions of vegan mozzarella cheese using recipes demonstrated by Miyoko Schinner and the Avocados and Ales website.  They then used it to make mozzarella appetizers and in a video on Jackson’s youtube channel to make a vegan lasagna.

You can see Sarah’s demonstration video after the break. Continue reading

Vegan Sausage Rolls by Candice Hutchings

capture_12012015_144953Candice demonstrates how to make healthy finger food snacks without the terrible unhealthy ingredients contained in regular animal sausage.  Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans with Feta and Avocado by Gordon Ramsay

capture_30122014_134231Gordon shows how to make an easy, healthy and delicious appetizer or dish for a snack or brunch.  He adds black beans to sauteed onions and garlic with spices, and then gently mashes them.   He serves this mixture on crunchy tortillas, topped with diced avocado and feta cheese.  Vegans can replace the feta cheese with a feta alternative.  Delicious.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Mediterranean Polenta Stack by Anja

capture_10122014_185305Anja demonstrates a Mediterranean polenta stack that looks great, is easy to make and is delicious.   She shows the process for cooking polenta and forming polenta rounds using  small cake molds.  She tops the polenta rounds with roasted red peppers, an avocado mix, diced tomatoes and red onions, and drizzles on some balsamic vinegar.  The recipe is great for an appetizer, lunch, dinner, snacks… or any time at all, really!  Enjoy. Continue reading

No Oil Hummus Recipe by Anja

capture_10122014_185848Anja shows how to make a quick hummus recipe using canned chick peas and canned butter beans as the main ingredients.  She blends these with some spices, and makes an almost instant hummus dish.  Once, you have this basic hummus dish, you can add different ingredients such as roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes, roasted peppers, etc.  Unlike traditional hummus recipes, this one does not have any olive oil in it, which makes it is a much healthier recipe.  Serve it with crackers, vegetable slices, or as a spread on sandwiches, etc. Enjoy. Continue reading

Vegan Queso by Candice Hutchings

capture_07102014_093849Candice demonstrates her version of a vegan queso.  She simply chops and sautes some vegetables, and to the vegetable mixture, melts (Daiya brand) vegan cheese which can be bought in most large supermarkets.  This is a really easy replacement for dairy queso, and it’s a lot healthier.  This queso can be eaten with chips and/or vegetables as an appetizer or snack.  And, it can be use as a topping for steamed vegetables, etc. Continue reading

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe by Jason Hill

capture_30092014_113617Chef Jason Hill shows how his wife kicks up a hummus recipe by adding cilantro and jalapeno peppers to a typical hummus recipe (examples here and here), which blend garbanzo beans with a mixture of different spices, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and a little olive oil.  Hummus is delicious and healthy.  Use it as a sandwich spread, in wraps, or as a dip.  Combine it with some bread and fresh vegetables and it makes a nice appetizer, lunch or snack. Continue reading

Vietnamese Vegetable Spring Rolls with Orange Almond Sauce by Jaden Hair

capture_16092014_231210Do you know it is really easy to make spring rolls.  Watch as Jaden shows how to include vegetables in a rice paper wrapper to create a spring roll.  You can use any kind of filling you wish.  The trick is to moisten and soften your rice paper wrapper correctly.  In this video, Jaden also shows how to make a delicious “Orange Almond” dipping sauce.  These spring rolls are good food for appetizers, lunch, brunch, dinner, or finger foods.  They also make a nice treat to take to a party. Continue reading

How To Make Hummus by Hilah Johnson

capture_15092014_124606Hilah Johnson demonstrates how simple and economical it is to make hummus at home.  You only need a few simple and readily available ingredients and a blender.  Other flavors of hummus can easily be made by adding other ingredients such as spinach, roasted red peppers, etc.  Hummus is a healthy dish with a lot of protein that can be used as a dip or a spread with bread, crackers or vegetables. It can be used as an appetizer, lunch/brunch or snack, etc.  If you keep some in your refrigerator, it’ll be easy to grab it when you are needing a healthy snack.  Enjoy it. Continue reading