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Soy-Free Vegan Mac n' Cheese Recipe (Fat-Free, Nut-Free Vegan Mac n Cheese)

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I'm still abundantly proud of my Creamy Mac n' Cheese recipe (in Pudge-Free Holidays) that's fat-free and calls for whole wheat pasta. It's.just.so.tasty! If you own Pudge-Free Holidays, you know that mac n' cheese is traditional holiday fare for my family and that everyone loves my healthier vegan version. The problem? My mom can't dig in with us. She can't have soy because of her thyroid issues and that makes me sad. Nothing makes me more proud than when my own mother loves my cooking, so I knew I had to create a vegan mac she could eat. I just know my mom will love this vegan mac -- I sure do! It also comes together in a snap, showing up all those commercial boxed varieties that homemade and wholesome is just as quick and easy!

soy-free mac

Recipe:Soy-Free Mac n' Cheese

Description

A quick and easy vegan mac n' cheese that doesn't use tofu -- or fat! Miso can have soy in it, so be careful when selecting your miso if you have an allergy or dietary need (chickpea miso is soy-free!).

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook pasta according to directions, immediately drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Whisk all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a near boil and turn heat down to low. Stirring occassionally, allow the sauce to thicken up. Combine with macaroni, stirring to coat. Garnish with smoked paprika if desired.

Vegan Taco Salad / TVP Taco Meat Recipe

Posted by: Nichelle Nicholes |

Category: Recipe

When you tell someone you're a vegan, they tend to think you're diet is limited to salads. Of course, we all know that is untrue, but what's so wrong with a salad anyway? I love a good salad, especially during the summer when it's too hot to heat up my kitchen. All-veggie salads are delicious, but they tend to leave me ravenous a few hours later. I find that combining a little protein and starch with my salad is much more satisfying. This salad is a great example to my approach and oh-so-tasty! Taco Salad w/o Cheese Makes 4 Salads Ingredients-Salad: 7oz romaine lettuce, chopped 7oz arugula 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 1/2 cups frozen yellow or roasted corn, thawed TVP Taco Meat (recipe follows)Fat-Free Vegan Nacho Cheese Baked corn tortilla chips - optional Ingredients-Taco Meat: 1 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP) 3/4 cup mock beef broth or water 2 tbsp steak sauce 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp onion flakes 4 tsp chili powder 2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp ground cumin hot sauce as desired Directions-Taco Meat: 1. Combine TVP and broth 2. Once the TVP is reconstituted, add remaining ingredients 3. Stir to combine 4. Scoop 1/2 cup worth of TVP and place it on top of salad with a scoop of cheeze. Taco Salad Help support this blog by purchasing a copy of Backyard Vegan! This summer's coolest cookbook!

Whole Wheat, Fat Free Vegan Cinnamon Buns Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I love cinnamon buns. I couldn't go to the mall without stopping by Cinnabon. I had to make the Pilsbury version at least weekly in college. There is something magical about the sugar and cinnmon gooeyness. Of course, after I went vegan cinnamon buns were off limits unless I made them myself. The task seemed daunting so I kept putting it off until one day my desires could no longer be controlled.

I found a few recipes online, but they didn't meet the requirements of my then-newly adopted lifestlye. So I set out to make a fat-free and whole-wheat cinnamon bun. Call it the impossible task, but I assure you, its quite possible -- and still delicious.

This is my tried and true recipe. I've made it for well over a dozen people (including my sister, my best friend, my parents and my in-laws, all of who are not veg or eat the way I do) and time and time again these buns are a smashing hit. I love these buns and so will you (especially when I tell you they have only 260 calories per bun with icing!) Enjoy!

and made with raisins:

iced bun

Nutritional Information: 260 calories, >1g fat, 60g carbs, 6g protein per bun! (with icing!)

buns

Recipe:Cinnamon Buns

Description

Sweet and delicious! Fat-free, whole wheat and 100% vegan. It doesn't get much better than that does it?

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a circular cake pan and set aside. Gently warm 3/4 cup non-dairy milk to about 110 degrees. Sprinkle yeast over warmed non-dairy milk and let it dissolve, about 5 minutes. Combine 2 cups of flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 salt in a large bowl. Add 5 tbsp applesauce and yeast mixture, stirring spatula to combine. Add in another 1/2 cup flour, stirring to combine. Sprinkle remaining flour on a flat surface and knead dough, kneading in most of the flour. Knead about 15-20 times. Using a floured rolling pin, roll dough out into large, thin rectangle and set aside. Prepare filling by combining 4 tbsp brown sugar with 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce, 1 tsp cinnamon and raisins if using. Spoon filling in the center of the dough and spread it around, leaving 1" edge clear. Gently but tightly roll the dough up. Use a pizza cutter, sharp knife or string to cut off 6 rolls and place into prepared cake pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Meanwhile, prepare icing by mixing 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1 tsp non-dairy milk (plain or vanilla), whipping until it becomes a thick glaze with no sugar chunks. Spread glaze over hot buns.