I'm on a mission to cook more for myself in order to save money, eat healthier, and reduce packaging. Now that I'm a gluten, soy, & sugar free diet I have to be more creative. Last night I put together a great dish with 3 elements - it was flavorful, satisfying, and extremely healthy.
Minted Quinoa with Pine Nuts, adapted from Whole Foods recipe:
- I don't drink/use it fast enough and most of it goes bad
- I try to avoid soy
This yummy treat is free of gluten, soy, oil, and sugar: ants on a log! This childhood favorite is incredibly satisfying and easy to make - a great summer treat. In case you need a reminder of how to make it:
I should probably call this recipe Banana Mint Chip Chilly Cream, since it's not very icy. It doesnt really matter though - the consistency isn't what makes this dessert worth whipping up (literally), it's all about the flavors. Easy, quick, inexpensive, and guilt-free.
A blog called West Coast Vegan has a fantastic recipe, which I modified a little to take out the soy. This mac & cheese is so creamy and flavorful! I wish my pictures did it justice, but I was too excited about eating it that I couldn't focus on the photography!