Meatless Monday Fried Rice

Meatless Monday recipe. When meal prep and meatless Monday meet.

This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

1 cup of pre-cooked rice
with peas and green beans
1/2 cup of sautéed asparagus
Gluten-free soy sauce
Nutritional Yeast
2 eggs scrambled
Everything Bagel Seasoning

Add rice, veggies, soy sauce and nutrional yeast in a skillet. Warm through (3-5minutes)
Add eggs and cook through (another 2-3minutes) Top with bagel seasoning and hot sauce if wanted.

Veggie Snacks

Veggiefied Football Snacks

1st day home from vacation. Watching football and playing in the kitchen.

1st attempt at gluten-free onion rings….need to play with the recipe a little bit more. My kale chips never disappoint.

Only 3 ingredients: kale, olive oil and cajun seasoning. Baked at 425 in the convection oven for 5 min, flip cook 1 more min.

How do you cook your kale chips? Oven or air fryer?

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

My favorite Fall smoothie right!
Pumpkin is high in vitamins A,C & E.
Nutrient dense, low in calories, high in fiber.
Plus the cinnamon in the pumpkin spice mix help with metabolism and balancing blood sugar. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory,  so lots of health benefits in this yummy smoothie.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

In honor of today I wanted to whip up a batch of cookies but with 110 degree heat here in AZ, turning on the oven was not a very tempting idea. So, no bake was the way to go.

This recipe calls for oat flour. All I do is take oatmeal and grind it in my Ninja processor. You can also use a blender. When I first went gluten-free I tried lots of alternative flours but now oat flour is my go to. I always have it on hand, it inexpensive, nutritious and I like the flavor.

Add a few more pantry staples and you have a great afternoon treat.

This is a great recipe for kids. No oven. They can measure, stir, press the cookies and slide in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy these and they brighten a hot summer afternoon for you and your family.

Recipe:

Dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Oat Flour,1/2 tsp Salt, 2 tsp Cinnamon- mix together.

Wet ingredients: 4 Tbsp Peanut Butter (or your preferred nut butter) 1 tsp Vanilla Extract, 3 Tbsp Maple Syrup, 2 Tbsp Non dairy milk (I used Cashew Milk)- mix together.

Add Peanut Butter mixture to the Oatmeal mixture. Once combined add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Form into balls and press on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I used a fork to make a criss cross on top. Put in the fridge for 20 min. Enjoy

Italian Tuna Salad

This Italian Tuna Salad comes together really quick with some staples you most likely have on hand. Refreshing, light, perfect lunch or dinner for a warm summer day.

Salad:

50/50 mix (spinach and spring mix) arugula, cherry tomatoes quartered, black olives cut in half, 1 cucumber peeled and diced, optional: favorite Italian dressing (tip-drizzle along sides of the bowl, then mix it in)

Tuna:

1 can of tuna drained, 1 half avocado, 1Tbs Dijon mustard, 1Tbs capers, fresh black pepper. Mash avocado and mix all ingredients together.

Directions: make salad, then make the tuna mix, top the salad with the tuna. Optional: Sprinkle a tsp of Pesto over the top.

For a vegan option: drain, rinse and smash garbanzo beans in place of the tuna and use vegan pesto.

Red Curry Tofu With Braised Spinach

Like most of my recipes, this one is a mother of invention with leftovers and needing to use up some spinach.

It was absolutely delicious and I will be making it again!

Tofu With Red Curry Sauce

Ingredients:

1 Tsp Prepared Red Curry Paste, 1/2 a can of Coconut Milk, a couple shakes of fish sauce or coconut aminos if vegan. Baked Teriyaki Tofu.

Directions: cube the baked Tofu. For the sauce add all the ingredients except tofu. Whisk together and bring to gentle boil. Turn off and mix in tofu.

Braised Spinach

Ingredients: 1 bag spinach, 1/4 cup vegetable broth, 1 tsp chopped garlic, salt & pepper.

Put all the ingredients into a pot and cover with a lid. Cook until spinach wilts.

To assemble dish: put Spinach in the bottom of the bowl. Add leftover rice (or cauliflower rice) If using leftover Tofu Curry, heat until hot. Pour over spinach and rice. The curry sauce will heat the rice. Add sesame seeds and or shiracha if desired.