Vegan Banana Breakfast Muffins

No dairy, no nuts, and lots of good for you ingredients. These breakfast muffins will have you looking forward to getting up in the morning. 

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How’s your Summer going? Mine has been filled with old and new friends as well as family dinner parties, public pool fun, marshmallow roasting, and staying up a bit too late a handful of times. I love it!

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Red Bean and Almond Butter Burgers

These simple red bean and almond butter burgers will become your new favorite veggie burger. If you’re into that sort of thing. 

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I browse through A LOT of cookbooks. Sometimes there are too many books lying around the house. Seriously too many but I love cookbooks. Not every book is great but there are nuggets of information waiting to be used.

No, I don’t buy them. Too cheap and what a mess that can be. The library is such a great source of inspiration for me. 

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5 Granola Recipes You Can Try Today

There’s something here for everybody. 

Crunchy Quinoa and Oat Granola - Quinoa is a great source of protein. Perfect for breakfast.

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Nut Free Crunchy Granola Bars - Nut allergy? This one is for you. 

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Easy Stove Top Granola - One of my new favorite and easy recipes.

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Homemade Fruit and Seed Granola with Coconut - Enjoy with some milk or yogurt. 

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Quinoa Crunch Granola - This one has chocolate!

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One Pot Vegetarian Chili Mac

This one pot meal is ready in under 30 minutes and dishes are a distant memory if only for one night. 

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Picture yourself pulling out a 12 inch skillet and placing it on your stovetop. Then you proceed with a couple more steps and in less than half an hour dinner is on the table. Woohoo! 

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Carrot, Cashew and Herb Salad Sandwich

A light summertime sandwich filled with crunchy carrots, cashews, feta cheese, and a flavorful herb salad. 

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I’m in charge of feeding people. It’s not always an easy job. Palates change regularly and what was enjoyed one day may not be liked the next time around. This does make for some challenges when cooking for a group. 

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Now this sandwich I made for me. Yes me. I was not thinking about what anyone else would like to eat. I wanted crunch and I got that with the carrots and cashews. I wanted tangy and I got that with the dressing. I wanted greens and this mixed herb salad was perfect. I was craving a salty cheese and feta was in my fridge. 

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We had a few loaves of bread we just purchased and this sandwich was born. I recommend toasting the bread so you don’t end up with a soggy mess. The combination of ingredients will have you happily eating a salad sandwich any day of the week. 

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Serves 2

Ingredients for Sandwich

  • 2 cups loosely packed Herb Salad mix
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 slices oat bread

Directions for Sandwich

  1. In a medium bowl mix together herb salad, feta cheese, cashews, and shredded carrots. Set aside.
  2. Toast bread and set aside. 

Ingredients for Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Dressing

  1. Mix together and shake till combined.
  2. Pour desired amount onto salad. Toss to coat and place salad on toasted bread. Serve with a fruit of choice. 
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Easy Stove Top Granola

Too hot to turn on the oven but crave granola? You are gonna love this recipe. 

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Oats are a staple food to have around the house. In this recipe I toast them, which really brings out their flavor. In the past I’ve baked oats and the flavor is good but it takes longer. This recipe is perfect if you’re pressed for time, or your favorite guy requests that you not bake if it’s over 85 degrees fahrenheit. I know he’s right. Why heat up the house? I love you sweetie!

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Cinnamon Swirl Applesauce Smoothie

A sweet smoothie that can be made in mere minutes and makes a great snack. You’ll be glad you tried this one!

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It’s been a while since I posted a smoothie that wasn’t green. So here you go. Got to keep you on your toes. I love this smoothie! It reminds me of dessert. And who doesn’t love dessert? Maybe my favorite guy, so he says.

I might try freezing it next time for popsicles. 

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Chocolate Chunk Cherry Cookies

Oozing with sweet cherries and chocolate chunks. These cookies make a great addition to your breakfast or snack time. 

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This cookie recipe is a take on a previous post. Have you tried my Vegan Cherry Oatmeal Cookies? These are just as good! Doesn’t chocolate make everything better? My favorite guy says that about bacon. I am on team chocolate. 

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Coconut Love Green Smoothie

Blend up this quick and easy coconut green smoothie and get on with your day. 

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Are you looking for a smoothie that is nutrient packed but doesn’t taste like it’s so green? Here you go! You are in for a surprise my dear. This smoothie is creamy, filling, and if you like coconut, it’s everything you could ask for. 

With only 6 ingredients, I bet this smoothie will become part of your regular rotation. 

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Organic Girl sent me a nice batch of their i heart baby kale and wanted to see what I could do with it. My taste testers drank every drop and asked for more. I would call that a great review. 

Organic Girl is currently promoting a Drink your Greens contest for the month of June. Pop in on their Facebook page and take a look!

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup loosely packed i heart baby kale 
  • 1 cup ver ripe frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup frozen peaches
  • 2 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • handful of ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flakes

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend away. 
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