Author Archives: Bella McKenzie

Chocolatey Hazelnut Sticky Buns

I have been so excited about the feedback and inspiration that the sticky buns have generated that I decided that we need one more take at these… something hazelnut – something chocolatey. Read More »

Easy Creamy Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

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I have a treat for you this weekend! Gluten free vegan easy and super creamy tomato basil soup! A classic comfort dish!

Yes, that is right – this recipe is creamy, rich deliciousness that is vegan and doesn’t take forever to make!

It has been exceptionally cold around the Mid West these days, and while this is the time of the year that my heart longs for a warm repose, there is nothing like a warm classic soup to soothe the soul!

Okay, I really didn’t mean to rhyme!

But anyway, I started making this and didn’t know where I was going. Seriously.

All you chefs out there know what I am talking about…  Read More »

Simple and Delicious Blueberry Banana Parfait

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One thing that I have really enjoyed this past summer is making breakfast parfaits.

I do not know what it is, but they are just light on the system and they kinda trip the body into thinking that it’s getting a sugary treat so you don’t crave sugar all day (YAY!)

This parfait is sweet, HEALTHY, and satisfying!
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Fresh Spring Rolls w/ Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce

I remember those extremely busy days for my husband and I back between 2010 and 2011. I mean, don’t get me wrong, we are always busy, but I mean at that time we were just so busy that sometimes we couldn’t fathom the thought of cooking.

Yes, those type days exist, even for gluten free vegans… Read More »

Tofu and Cheese Quesadillas

I have to say that my husband is one brilliant chef. I love him.

He always does the complicated yummy dishes, but sometimes it is simple and delightful.

These quesadillas were just that – simple and delightful.

These savory quesadillas were so good and the Daiya cheese made them perfect!

Ingredients:
1 package of corn tortillas
1 package of mozzarella Daiya cheese
1 package of cheddar Daiya cheese
1 14 oz. pack of tofu Read More »

Sundried Tomato Scrambled Tofu Recipe

Perhaps the hardest thing to give up when attempting a vegan lifestyle are eggs.

Let’s face it.

Just type in google images right now “breakfast ideas” and watch what comes up.

In fact, I will do it for you now and tell you what I got:

  1. Pancakes (made with 1 egg).
  2. Breakfast Burritos (made with egg whites).
  3. Spinach and Mushroom Frittatas (made with 4 eggs).
  4. Over easy egg and avocado (made with eggs…I guess you knew that).
  5. Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich (made with meat and ….you have it…eggs).

 

Eggs are pretty impressive aren’t they? 100% the most popular breakfast selection – at least in America that is… (they love ’em in Europe too though, so I know that).

So that’s why the problem exists for people trying to go vegan. What are you to do about your morning breakfast when everything seems to center around eggs?

Well the answer is ~ Read More »

Italian Polenta Pizza (For Two)

I really could not wait to share with you this fun dish that I made. Polenta pizza – something adults, teens, and children love. And it’s healthy! Being gluten free and vegetarian sometimes can be a little bit of a task in the kitchen, nevertheless when you have in-season, fresh vegetables and garden herbs and spices, coupled with a few other ingredients in the kitchen, there is no telling what you can come up with.Screen shot 2013-02-12 at 10.02.05 PM Read More »

Vegan and Gluten Free Cinnamon Brown Sugar Donuts Recipe

sweetnsavorylife vegan gluten free doughnutI would like to first thank Bob’s Red Mill for making this possible. Their products are awesome in taste and quality, and that is why I am truly a fan!  I never would have thought that I could make absolutely the best cake donuts both gluten free and vegan before this.  I mean, let’s be honest – there is not a lot of vegan and gluten free online. You search online and you find gluten free donuts – with eggs.  You find vegan donuts – with Read More »
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