Category: Vegan & Vegetarian

Smoked Goat Gouda Broccoli Cheese Rice

Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice This version of broccoli cheese rice is made with smoked gouda goat cheese, jasmine rice, and coconut milk.  It’s perfect for those of us trying to avoid the casein found in cow’s milk.   Plus who doesn’t love goat cheese?  Or creamy cheesy broccoli rice dishes. Recently, at my favorite store the goat cheese section expanded.  We found a goat cheese...

Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

Gluten-Free Homemade Flour Tortillas Happy Taco Tuesday!   I thought I would share this recipe for homemade gluten free flour tortillas today.   We like all kinds of tortillas but a nice soft flour tortilla just can’t be beat.   Here we use white rice flour, tapioca, potato flour and starch, guar gum and fair trade vegetable shortening (or coconut oil).  Pretty simple gluten-free ingredients....

Versatile Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Why make a Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce? Besides the fact that it is just really, really good… For people with casein digestion issues, it may add a whole new option to your dinner menu if you can tolerate goat’s milk! The protein casein in goat’s milk is processed, and likely digested differently, than casein from cow’s milk. You can read a little more about that in...

homemade red salsa with roasted veggies

Homemade Roasted Veggie Red Salsa

Homemade Red Salsa Do you have a favorite recipe for red salsa? We’ve been playing around with different variations of homemade organic red salsa and I really like this one!  It is easy and has a little kick to it. Since we are trying to keep it mostly organic we’ve used Muir Glen whole tomatoes, fresh organic peppers, onion, and garlic. Of course, you can add...

homemade Asian fried rice with peas, water chestnut, eggs, mushroom, broccoli

My Take on Asian Fried Rice

Hello Meatless Monday! So Asian Fried Rice?  It’s been done before. Why blog it again?  I’m sharing this recipe because Asian fried rice recipes have been a challenge for me.   And trust me that I’ve tried to make ‘Chinese Fried Rice’ with old cooked rice and cold rice – all the ways they’ve said to make fried rice – but it just never works for...

Homemade Mexican Rice

Homemade Easy Baked Mexican Rice

A versatile method for cooking Mexican rice by lightly frying Basmati rice then adding tomato sauce, or salsa, or puree and then baking in the oven. Easy Mexican Rice Maybe because I’m half Persian and always have Basmati rice in the pantry, but I just love rice dishes.  All kinds of rice dishes from sweet to savory.   My mom used to make this decadent...

Quick Pickled Jalapeños

Quick Pickled Jalapeños When our jalapeño plant is producing well we like to quick pickle the peppers just to use in recipes like spicy chicken spaghetti or in a hummus or to eat with nachos.   Most store bought versions of pickled jalapeños either contain yellow dye or distilled grain vinegar. Jeff’s Naturals is a good choice for free and clear pickled jalapeños. It is...