Stuffed Brussel Sprouts with Daiya Cheese

Brussel Sprouts with Daiya Cheese

These taste amazing together!

Ingredients:

Brussel Sprouts

Daiya Cheese, http://www.daiyafoods.com/our-products/mozzarella, can buy at Sprouts or Whole Foods

with Daiya Mozzarella and Cheddar flavor

Directions:

  1. Steam Brussel Sprouts 6 minutes in steamer, take out plate them
  2. Scrape center out with fork or pull the yellow middle to create space for cheese
  3. No need to heat up the cheese
  4. Sprinkle cheese into middle of brussel sprouts
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Meeting John Robbins


John Robbins,2008, San Francisco

I loved meeting John Robbins at VegFest in San Francisco October 2008.  I was a new vegan then just 4 months.  I had lost 45 pounds over the last 6 months and felt great.  My doctor was impressed and asked me how did I do it.

We walked about getting vegan food samples then walked into the speakers area to hear the next speaker, John Robbins http://www.johnrobbins.info/

I think of John sometimes and remember how peaceful and calm he was. He said two things I’ll never forget he said, Be loving and kind to your children and be patient and nice to people who don’t understand you being a vegan.  They may not understand at first.

My daughter and I then ate lunch in the bleachers there at Golden Gate Park with the vegan lunch I prepared and brought from home.

John Robbins is an awesome person and a great role model to vegans and everyone!

Gluten-Free Garbanzo Patties

Gluten-Free Garbanzo Patties

I thought of this recipe in the afternoon 2.8.12 and cooked it for my daughter and myself. She really liked it and asked for more… 3 times.

Recipe:

1 Cup Oats (gluten-free), chopped in a blender so it’s like flour, http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten-free-rolled-oats.html

dash of Gluten-free Brown Rice Flour

dash of fine sea salt

1 can Garbanzo beans, drained 15 ounce

2 very small tomatoes

1 slice of onion from a whole onion

Small handful of Hemp Seeds

Directions:

1. chop Oats in a blender, put in a large bowl keep it aside, sprinkle hemp seeds, sprinkle brown rice flour

2. cut tomatoes (small tomatoes), onion put into blender press chop a few times and 1 quick pulse of liquefy in a blender once

3. open and drain garbanzo beans

4. pour garbanzo beans in blender with tomatoes, onion press chop on blender until g.beans are chopped then press mix about 3 times

5. pour chopped tomatoes, onion, garbanzo beans mixture on top of oats in the bowl, dash of salt, mix by hand several times

6. Make batter into small balls and cook in non-stick frying pan, smash with spatula, no oil, flatten balls while in pan

7. Spatula may stick while flattening (prevent by wetting back with water), scrape off spatula with spoon into frying pan

8. Cook each side about 20-30 seconds until golden brown, stand nearby and watch it so patties won’t burn

9. As you flip patty put dash of sea salt (optional), after 20 seconds flip again

10. Sprinkle hemp seeds after final patties are flipped

Serve and enjoy

Tip:

  • A side of raw washed organic green kale would be nice with this or you can steam some kale.  First cut up kale with stem and steam 5 minutes then serve
  •  I used a blender only for the dry ingredients, if you have a food processor use that to chop as directed above
  • Can be garnished with a gluten-free bun, lettuce and tomato if desired
  • The tomatoes used in this recipe were a little larger than the size of a grape tomato

mixed and ready to cook

Spoon and make balls into pan, no oil just cook med-high

flatten balls into pan and cook 20 sec. each side

Cooked and ready to eat!

Best Gluten-Free Chips!

Beanfields Pico de Gallo taste amazing!

Recipe:

  1. 3 handfuls of Chips into a bowl and smash up, http://beanfieldssnacks.com/our_snacks.html
  2. 3 Table spoons of Amy’s Salsa, http://www.amys.com/products/product-detail/salsas/000411
  3. Sprinkle some Daiya cheese in bowl, http://www.daiyafoods.com/products/cheddar.asp
  4. (optional) 3 Table spoons of Amy’s Refried Beans – Light in Sodium, http://www.amys.com/products/product-detail/beans-and-chili/000589
  5. Stir and eat!

So addicting, I love these chips especially with Amy’s Salsa!

  • Tip:  Beans can be warmed up ahead of time and mixed with cheese, then sprinkle a little more cheese to top it off (optional)
  • Tip:  Mix up 1/2 unsalted chips and 1/2 Pico de Gallo Beanfields Chips to keep down the salty flavor.

some nutritional facts about Beanfield Chips:  Made from Navy Beans, Black Beans, Long Grain Rice.  Sodium is only 8% which is the highest I personally go.

Gluten-Free Daiya Cheese Melt

Daiya Cheese Melt

1-2 minutes cooking time

Directions (all ingredients are gluten-free):

  1. Warm up a large skillet and warm both sides of the tortilla very quickly
  2. place one Gluten-Free Tortilla on the skillet, http://www.foodforlife.com/product-catalog/gluten-free-wheat-free-breads/gluten-free/whole-grain-brown-rice-tortillas
  3. sprinkle Daiya cheese on one side of the tortilla, http://www.daiyafoods.com/
  4. fold over tortilla let sit another 10 seconds
  5. flip it and cook the other side 10 more seconds
  6. slide out onto plate
  7. scoop salsa if desired, http://www.amys.com/products/product-categories/salsas

Healthy Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereal

Healthy Cereal for Breakfast

Directions:

* Pour Gluten-Free Rolled Oats into cereal bowl straight from the bag, (no need to cook) http://www.bobsredmill.com/gluten-free-rolled-oats.html

or regular Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, http://www.bobsredmill.com/product.php?productid=708&page=1

* Add sliced bananas

* Goji Berries, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/247

* Almond Milk Original Unsweetened, http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/707

* Agave (sweetener – optional)

Ingredient:  Organic Whole Grain Oats

0%    Sodium

7g      Protein

3%    Saturated Fat

15%  Iron

keep refrigerated

Gluten-free Dairy-free “quesadilla”

Gluten-free Dairy-free “quesadilla”

The items listed can be purchased at  Whole Foods or any Health food store: “Food for life gluten-free Brown Rice Tortilla”, daiya “cheese” and Amy’s salsa.  Ask your local store to carry these products as well.  Amy’s Salsa gives a great flavor alternative to pizzas and on tortillas!

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees