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vegan garlic scape pesto

June 19, 2014

vegan garlic scape pesto

to me, there’s nothing more exciting than discovering a new vegetable. when these beautiful green curls showed up in our CSA box this week, i had to get a little help from you on what they were and how to use them! how have i overlooked this precious veggie all my years?

vegan garlic scape pesto

i’ll be using scapes all week, but my first goal was to make a delicious pesto. and delicious it was! full of fresh summery flavors, it’s bold and bright yet light and refreshing. last night, we used it atop our tofu omelets (yum!), and tonight i’ll be using it on a pasta dish. the nutritional yeast gives it a wholesome, cheesy taste and the toasted cashews give it a great texture and nutty flavor.

GARLIC SCAPE PESTO
a light and refreshing summery pesto.
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Ingredients
  1. - 2 garlic scapes
  2. - 1 cup fresh basil
  3. - 1 tbs lemon juice
  4. - 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  5. - 1/4 cup cashews, toasted
  6. - 1/2 tsp salt
  7. - 1 tbs olive oil
Instructions
  1. toast the cashews until slightly browned and coarsely chop the garlic scapes.
  2. place the scapes, basil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, toasted cashews and salt into a food processor and blend.
  3. while the mixture is blending, slowly pour the olive oil in. pulse to combine to a course texture.
Notes
  1. try this pesto as a pasta sauce or use it as a topping on toast, soup, (tofu) omelets and more!
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vegan southern biscuits

April 8, 2014

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biscuits. they’re one of my all time favorite sides. i love that they can be made savory or sweet. sometimes we eat them with honey, jam and jelly while other times we eat them with vegan gravy, tofu scramble and soysage. one of our favorite meals to make for guests is a ‘biscuit bar’ served with all the fixin’s!

it’s no secret that tofutti is one of my favorite go-to brands for vegan substitutions. you just can’t beat their vegan sour cream, ricotta and cream cheese! so when they recently asked me if i’d like to make a recipe for their website, i of course said yes! i decided to make these delicious, fluffy and moist southern style biscuits, and i’m so happy with how they turned out! they didn’t last long (less than 24 hours, in fact) and my husband said they were hands down the best biscuits he’d ever had. (!!)

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if you make these biscuit, i know you’ll love them! head on over to tofutti to get the recipe!

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favorite green smoothie

March 4, 2014

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i pretty much drink a smoothie every day. with my favorite handheld blender, they’re so easy to make! i just pile my ingredients into a glass, hit it with the blender and slurp away. i can sip on one for most of an afternoon, in between hopping around with bear and trying to get some work done. each smoothie is usually a little different, but today i’m sharing with you my favorite green smoothie.

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kale & mango green smoothie

ingredients:

– 1 kale leaf
– 1/2 cup mango (frozen or fresh)
– 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla cultured coconut milk
– 2 tablespoons chia seeds
– 1/2 banana
– 1 cup almond milk (or just enough to slightly cover the ingredients)
– dash of cinnamon or cinnamon flax seed oil

directions: blend and be well!

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side note! speaking of so delicious, we also recently tried their new organic coconut milk fudge bars. they are OH-mazing! 80 calories a bar means i get to have one every night. :)

are you a smoothie drinker? what are you favorite ingredients?

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january roost tribe recap

January 31, 2014

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December 2, 2013

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July 30, 2013

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over the weekend, i made some of my favorite potato salad to share with a group of friends and family. to my delight, everyone loved it! it happens to be both vegan and gluten free, though you’d never know it by the way it looks or tastes. it’s creamy, and rich and slightly crunchy due to the celery. it just seems to hit the spot when i’m craving something light and salty. find the recipe below!

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potato salad usually calls for freshly chopped onion, however i’ve omitted it here and replaced it with onion powder. the taste is still the same, but i find that the onion powder doesn’t leave me tasting onion all day. however, if you’d prefer you can absolutely use fresh onion (and garlic). it’s up to you!

ingredients:

- 3 lbs small red potatoes
– 6 celery ribs finely chopped
– 3/4 cup fresh parsley
– 1/4 cup brown rice vinegar
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1 tsp onion powder
– 2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1.5 cups organic vegenaise

directions:

after washing the potatoes well, place them in a large stock pot and fill it with water until the potatoes are slightly covered. bring to a boil and let simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes (be sure to avoid over cooking!). drain and let the potatoes sit until they are cool enough to handle. chop the potatoes into bite sized cubes and toss with the vinegar, salt, pepper, onion and garlic. add the celery, parsley and vegenaise and toss until well combined. refrigerate until ready to serve. *tip: make this a day in advance to really bring out all the flavors!

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