Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

homemade black bean soup made from scratch

Black Bean Soup | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Black Bean Soup Some of the most simple ingredients can make a pretty tasty dish.   This is a flavorful and nutritious soup that is best when made from scratch (no canned beans or tomatoes) and it is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and low-sodium. I never realized how much sodium was found in canned beans.  And it is hard to find organic canned beans.  So we decided to make our own black beans from scratch.   You do have to soak them overnight and then cook them for about an hour. For this recipe, we just make a small batch of black beans. But if you are putting in the effort, you could always increase the amount of beans and other ingredients.  Although it will take...

green beans tossed in vinaigrette with toasted walnuts and fried shallots

Fancy Green Beans | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Fancy Green Beans Perfect for the holidays, these fancy green beans are dressed up with fried shallots, toasted walnuts and tossed in a simple red wine vinaigrette. This green bean dish is a healthy alternative to the traditional green bean casserole served during the holidays. Instead of using canned cream of mushroom soup and fried onions that aren’t gluten-free, we use healthier and leaner ingredients.   If you are looking for other gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes check out the perfect roasted turkey recipe and our awesome recipe for really good gluten-free stuffing. The nice thing about this dish, is that it is so quick and super easy. But you get lots of flavor and texture. Plus it is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and casein-free. Make sure you...

toasted ciabatta, roasted halloumi and marinated roasted peppers

Caper Basil Vinaigrette Roasted Pepper Toasts | Gluten-Free

Caper Basil Vinaigrette Roasted Pepper Toasts  Updated 2017:  One of the things that I love most about having a food blog is that I can keep track of our favorite recipes and change them as we evolve and learn more about what we are eating and how it affects our digestion and health.  And sometimes it is as simple as finding new ingredients. Years ago, I found this simply delicious recipe from Bobby Flay. I made a similar version with roasted mini sweet peppers and mozzarella drizzled in the caper basil vinaigrette on gluten free toasted bread and it was so wonderful.   Back then I stopped eating gluten but I could still eat cheese.  Then a few years later, I realized that cheese was...

Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Cauliflower, Leek and Potato Soup I love soup!  And we eat soup often around here.  At least once a week, I’ll make up a big batch of soup and freeze some of it for lunches. I especially love chicken tortilla soup, red lentil and wild rice soup, and of course classic beef stew. But if I’m being honest, one of my favorite soups is Jean-Paul’s leek and potato soup from La Bonne Soupe.   I’ve never been to the bistro in New York, but I love the cookbook and make this soup often.   It is so rich and creamy and delicious! But in the spirit of eating healthier, I added cauliflower and adjusted the recipe to nix the cream, milk, and butter.   My...