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Everything Veggie Bowl With Kickin’ Miso Sauce

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I’m on a sauce/dressing/spices kick. I’ve been experimenting with all kinds of different combinations lately and it’s a lot of fun! It’s hard to tell which ones are good or not so good until I throw them on top of a bunch of different foods. This is my favorite so far. Probably because it’s my favorite toppings all mixed together. Miso, lemon, curry powder, nutritional yeast, tahini; aw yeah. This is a sweet and salty sauce with a little bit of a kick (thank you curry powder). So basically it’s all you need in life and adding it to a delicious bowl of grains and veggies puts it way over the top. Hello Kickin’ Miso Sauce.

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Everything Veggie Bowl with Kickin’ Miso Sauce

serves 2

Kickin’ Miso Sauce:
4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 teaspoons miso paste
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons tahini
1/4 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Mix it all together. It’s as easy as that!

Everything Veggie Bowl:
1/2 cup millet
1 cup mixed veggies (I used edamame, carrots, and beans)
1/4 cup mushrooms
handful of spinach
1/4 cup nori strips

Cook millet and sauté veggies and mushrooms. Throw it all in a bowl and mix in spinach and nori. Top with Kickin’ Miso Sauce. Serve, enjoy!!

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Creamy Dreamy Orange Ice Cream Cake

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Apologizing in advance for these photos once again. Back in August when I was in Tennessee I dropped my camera and it works well for a while but then malfunctions or something and I end up taking over 50 photos of the same recipe and only getting one or two presentable photos. It’s very frustrating for me to spend so much time on something and then come to realize that the results are so poor. But here we are! And all will be well with my photographs someday. (Preferably sooner rather than later but we’ll see.)

Anyways, on to the important part of this post. The recipe! This cake consists of three layers; the soft bottom vanilla layer, the middle smooth and flavor bursting caramel layer, and the orange citrus gelato-like layer. Combined with some blueberries to achieve ice cream heaven.

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Creamy Dreamy Orange Ice Cream Cake

serves 8-10

Vanilla Base Layer:
4 bananas, frozen
1 teaspoon vanilla

In blender or food processor blend together. Pour into 7×7 inch dish. I line mine with parchment paper to make it easier to remove and serve. Place layer in freezer to set up completely. Approximately 1 hour.

Caramel Middle Layer:
1 cup dates
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil

In blender or food processor blend together all ingredients. Pour over frozen vanilla base layer and spread evenly. Place in freezer to set up. Approximately 1 hour. This layer most likely won’t freeze completely. Pouring top layer on semi-frozen caramel layer will work out just fine.

Citrus Top Layer:
4 oranges, peeled
2 bananas, frozen
Blueberries, to top

In blender, blend together and pour mixture over caramel layer. Throw in some blueberries if your heart desires, if not leave as is. Place in freezer to set up completely. About 2-3 hours. Serve, enjoy!!

Raw Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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I got a Vitamix for Christmas guys.. *screaming with excitement*
Now I haven’t really had time to do a lot with it except make these cookies and extremely large smoothies. But I can already tell that tons of amazing recipes will be created with it. Get excited!

I will do a review/comparison of my Vitamix and Ninja. But we all know who will win that contest already.

Anyways, I hope you all had a great holiday if you celebrate, and if you don’t then I hope you had an awesome day anyways! I can’t believe that it’s over already. The week between Christmas and New Years is always so strange. But I like the strangeness of it all. Everyone just kind of hangs out and waits for the upcoming year, preparing their New Years resolutions and eating lots of food. I almost wish every day was that way. You know?

These cookies are just like eating cookie dough straight out of the bowl. Which is something I used to do every chance I got. But these cookies vegan, obviously, which means that you don’t have any risks that you’d have with eggs. Ah, the relief, right?!

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Raw Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

makes 10-12 cookies

1/2 cup cashews, soaked
1 cup oats, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons chocolate chips

In a blender or food processor combine cashews, 3/4 cup oats, vanilla, coconut sugar, and salt. Blend until soft dough is formed. Remove from blender and stir in remaining 1/4 cup oats and chocolate chips. Roll into 10-12 medium sized balls. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove and flatten if desired. Serve, enjoy!

Keep in refrigerator for up to 7 days.

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Gluten Free Vegan Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting

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I had plans to leave the house today. Then it started snowing and Christmas shows came on tv. I kept telling myself just one more episode. But then it was too late to go anywhere and these happened. Totally worth procrastinating, staying in my pj’s, and not stepping outside? Absolutely.

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I’ve been trying to create a cinnamon roll recipe for a few weeks now and I hit the nail on the head this afternoon. Christmas miracle!!

The rolls are very moist and compliment the creamy vanilla frosting so well. Warm these up in the microwave for a few seconds and hear your taste buds sing songs of pure bliss.

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Cinnamon Rolls with Vanilla Frosting

makes 10 cinnamon rolls

Dough:
3 cup all purpose gluten free flour
1 cup warm water
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax + 6 tablespoons water)
2 1/4 teaspoon dry active yeast

Filling:
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 heaping teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar, water, and yeast together. Let sit while mixing together melted coconut oil and remaining coconut sugar. Add flax eggs and mix together. Then add the yeast mixture and flour. Mix together for 3-5 minutes. Place dough on floured surface and roll out approximately 9×13. Coat dough with coconut oil. Combine coconut sugar and cinnamon then sprinkle on top of dough. Carefully roll up the dough and cut into slices about an inch thick. Place rolls in a greased pan. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. Then bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven.

Vanilla Frosting

1 cup cashews, soaked and drained
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a food processor blend together ingredients until smooth. Spread on top of cinnamon rolls.

Heat up cinnamon rolls, serve, and enjoy!!

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Raw Gingerbread Cookies with Creamy Cashew Icing

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Would December really be the same without a plate of gingerbread men hanging out in the kitchen? No, no it wouldn’t be. And now you don’t need to worry about trying to find a great gluten free, vegan gingerbread recipe because there’s one right here! Exciting, right!?

These are very good for you and very tasty as well. You won’t need to eat a lot of these to feel satisfied either. They’re very rich and very flavorful. But hey, less gingerbread cookies means you get to eat a larger variety of other deserts 🙂

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Molasses isn’t a raw food, but it’s very nutrient dense and that’s alright with me. You could probably leave the molasses out, or substitute it for maple syrup or another flour but they wouldn’t be gingerbread cookies then!

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Raw Gingerbread Cookies

makes 8-10 cookies

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup oats
2 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cloves

In a food processor blend together all ingredients to create a sticky dough. Place dough between sheets of parchment paper and roll out until they’re to the thickness desired. Use a cookie cutter to make your gingerbread men. You can also just roll these into gingerbread balls if you’re pressed for time or don’t want to make the rolled out cookies.

Creamy Cashew Icing

1/2 cup cashews
2 teaspoon water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a food processor blend together ingredients until icing/a creamy mixture is created. Place in a piping bag and create your little gingerbread men however you please.

These also taste pretty good if you heat them up for a few seconds. 😉

Serve, enjoy!

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