St. Patrick’s Day Vegan Spirulina Chocolate Chip Oven Pancake Recipe

Some holiday’s seem to be begging for some fun food recipes. In feel like St. Patrick’s day is one of them so I decided to create a fun recipe of my own. In our usual style, the requirements were that it has to be healthy, delicious and obviously vegan. I am happy to say that the recipe turned out to be a complete success! Make this one as a surprise for your loved one(s) on St. Patrick’s for a fun little guilt-free breakfast. I’m actually starting to like oven cakes better than pancakes because they take less time and there is less clean up!

1 ½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour
3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
2 Teaspoons Spirulina
1 1/3 Cups unsweetened Almond Milk
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Mashed up Banana
1 Tablespoon Avocado oil (olive oil should work fine too)
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Vegan Confetti Cupcakes

Vegan Confetti Cupcakes

Just like you remember from childhood. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, Tuesdays…

Makes 12 cupcakes. Double recipe for two 9 inch layers.

1 c. non-dairy milk (such as almond, soy, cashew or coconut) + 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
½ c. (1 stick) Earth Balance vegan butter, softened
1 scant c. granulated sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 ½ c. all-purpose flour
1 ½ t. baking powder
½ t baking soda
¼ t salt
Optional: 1/3 c. rainbow sprinkles or nonpareils for Confetti cake

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Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

Coconut Whipped Cream Vegan

Coconut whipped cream is one of the best weapons in the vegan dessert arsenal. Coconut Whipped Cream turns an ordinary dessert into something special with a fluffy, creamy, delicious dollop of whipped cream on top. I keep a can of Trader Joe’s Coconut milk in the fridge at all times, just in case. The best part? The recipe is super easy.

Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe

Ingredients:

1 14 oz can organic coconut cream or milk, chilled overnight

2 T powdered sugar (to taste)

1/2 t. vanilla extract

Recipe:

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Blondies Have More Fun {Walnut Chocolate Chip Blondie Recipe}

Blondies Have More Fun Vegan Blondie Recipe

Blondies are really the unsung heroes of the dessert world. Their brownie cousins get all the glory but blondies look and taste amazing, are easy to make, serve as a great base for variations, and are surprisingly healthy to boot (for a dessert). This walnut chocolate-chip blondie comes together in just 15 minutes plus bake time. Serve a la mode with vegan ice cream for a truly decadent treat or with coffee for a special breakfast. 

Vegan Blondie

Ingredients:

1/2 c firm silken tofu

1/4 c almond milk

1/3 c extra virgin olive oil

1/4 c brown sugar, loosely packed

1/4 c sugar

1 1/2 c white whole wheat flour

1/2 t baking soda

1/4 t baking powder

1/4 t salt

3/4 c mini chocolate chips

3/4 c walnuts, finely chopped

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Old-Fashioned Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Old-Fashioned Vegan Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

Baked beans are one of those comfort foods that are surprisingly healthy, especially with a few tweaks (less sugar, no salt pork). Using your slow cooker let’s you have dinner ready when you are done work, uses less energy than the traditional stove top and oven method, and doesn’t heat up the house on a summer day. Oh, and it smells amazing while it cooks. The beans need to soak awhile so take that into account when starting the recipe. I like to start the beans while making another dinner the day before and have the baked beans for dinner the next day.

Slow Cooker Baked Beans -- Easy, Delicious, and Cheap!

Slow Cooker Baked Beans — Easy, Delicious, and Cheap!

Ingredients:

2 c dried navy beans (or whatever you have on hand), sorted and rinsed

5-6 c water (start with 5 cups and add more if needed)

2 T packed brown sugar

1/4 c molasses

1 t sea salt

1 medium onion, finely diced

2 T organic ketchup

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Vegan Kale-Rice Casserole Recipe

Kale Rice Casserole Recipe on The Vegan Wifey

Casseroles are amazing because oftentimes you can double a recipe, adding two minutes to prep time, and have another full meal ready for later. We love to freeze one batch and have a delicious dinner ready by just popping a casserole right in the oven. This recipe we like in particular because of its ease, short prep time, incredible nutritional value and awesome flavor. We’ve given many non-vegans this dish to try and they all LOVED it! Try it out, you will not be disappointed.

Kale Rice Casserole - Easy, Vegan, and Delicious!

Kale Rice Casserole – Easy, Vegan, and Delicious!

1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 14 ½ cans organic diced tomatoes
Basil, Oregano, Garlic powder, Salt and Pepper to taste
1 packet of tofu, drained
4 cups cooked brown rice
1 10-ounce package of fresh chopped kale
1 cup nutritional yeast
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Vegan Pasta Alfredo Recipe

Vegan Pasta Alfredo Recipe on The Vegan Wifey

Whether you are in the mood for a delicious pasta dish or just want some alfredo sauce without the saturated fat and cholesterol of the dairy-based version, you are in for a treat. Here is a quick and easy recipe for completely vegan, but more importantly, completely scrumptious alfredo sauce. With lots of good proteins, fats and nutrients, this recipe is very well rounded. Pour over your favorite pasta, add a veggie on the side and enjoy!

Vegan Pasta Alfredo with Penne -- Pair with Different Pasta Shapes and Veggies for Variety in Your Meals!

Vegan Pasta Alfredo with Penne — Pair with Different Pasta Shapes and Veggies for Variety in Your Meals!

1 medium chopped onion
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3+ Cloves of garlic (the more the merrier)
¾ cup cashews
8oz silken tofu
¼ cup nutritional yeast
~2 cups of water or veggie stock
1Tbsp. lemon juice (it adds a surprisingly large amount of flavor)
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Vegan Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Vegan Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

Matcha is a new health food item in our pantry but one that has an immense amount of health benefits. So we’ve been trying to find more ways to add matcha into our lives and came up with this little delicious muffin recipe.

Vegan Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffins

Vegan Matcha Chocolate Chip Muffins

1 ¾ Cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. Arrowroot powder
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. Matcha
2/3 cup almond milk
2 Tbsp. squeezed lemon juice
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 mashed banana
½ cup dark chocolate chips
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Butternut Squash Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipe

If you want a very decadent tasting meal that’s actually super healthy, look no further. This is a recipe that wifey and I have been making for a couple of years now and we absolutely love it. There are tons of vegan mac and cheese recipes but few are even close to healthy as this one and it tastes great!

Butternut Squash Vegan Mac and Cheese

Butternut Squash Vegan Mac and Cheese

1 small chopped onion or shallots
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Cloves of garlic
16oz chopped butternut squash
2 large carrots
½ cup pasta sauce
1 Tbsp. dried thyme Continue Reading…

Cucumber-Carrot Goddess Salad (+Kitchen Supreme Spiral Vegetable Slicer Review!)

Cucumber-Carrot Goddess Salad Kitchen Supreme Spiral Vegetable Slicer FTD

Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock lately but I actually had not heard about these neat spiral vegetable slicers until just a few weeks ago. Now of course, I see them everywhere I go. Since it is no secret that I am a huge fan of cool little gadgets, I was more than happy to try out the Kitchen Supreme Spiral Slicer. Check out the simple but delicious salad I made using this little guy.

Product Features:

  • Spiralizer also comes with a flexible cleaning brush, storage bag and digital cookbook and guidebooks when purchased through Amazon
  • Make noodles and spirals out of a whole bunch of different vegetables
  • Made from BPA-Free plastic!
  • Stainless steel Japanese blades that are guaranteed to last
  • Two different sized blade choices to choose from for added versatility
  • Has a safety cap to make sure that you don’t cut your fingers
  • Dishwasher safe

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