Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Buffalo Quinoa Bites

I know, I know, it's been awhile...but these Buffalo Quinoa Bites were enough to bring me back!
The original post has them in a salad, which I am dying to try...if they ever last long enough to make it to a salad!
And if you love these, be sure to try these Cauliflower Buffalo Bites as well!

Corn Chowder (Vegetarian)

Corn Chowder Recipe

This Delicious Corn Chowder is an amazing "warm you up" meal for the colder months! It only uses ingredients you would typically find in most kitchens, and you can use fresh or frozen corn, so this is an easy one!

Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake

Easy Vegan Vanilla Cake

This Vegan Vanilla Cake is great because it's not too heavy despite the lack of butter or eggs, and it tastes delish!
We substituted applesauce instead of canola oil and it tasted amazing, and is much healthier to boot!

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers (Vegetarian and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa stuffed anything is always a fave of mine, but these Quinoa Stuffed Peppers really top the charts!
These are such a satisfying and nutritious meal, anyone you serve them to will want the recipe!

30 Minute Vegan Pizza

30 Minute Vegan Pizza

This 30 Minute Vegan Pizza crust recipe is quick, easy, and super yummy!
The ingredients listed will usually make our family one thick crust pizza, or 2 thin crust.
They can also be frozen after the first baking (before ingredients are added) for future use!

Slow Cooker Bombay Potatoes

These Slow Cooker Bombay Potatoes have been insanely popular on Pinterest lately, so I decided to give them a try!
They are so flavorful you wont be able to get enough! A great side to any Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free meal!

Homemade Apple Cider

Homemade Apple Cider

Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats Homemade Apple Cider on a cool fall/winter day! NOTHING!
There's something so comforting about that warm apple taste, it just makes you want to sit down and drink the whole pot!

Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins

I was a little unsure about the huge chunks of apple in these Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins, but I assure you, it wouldn't be the same without them!
It's like a nice apple-y hug from Fall!

Apple Cookies

Apple Cookies

Apple Cookies are always a huge hit in our house! They are tasty, nutritious, and a great gluten free alternative to regular cookies!
Play with the toppings, as well as kinds of apples, and find the flavors you like best! The possibilities are endless!

Delicious Pumpkin Muffins (Gluten Free)

Delicious Pumpkin Muffins Gluten Free

These Delicious Pumpkin Muffins are to die for! Seriously, you'll be glad this recipe makes 12, and even that may not be enough!
If you don't need them to be gluten free, simply replace the gluten free flour with all purpose flour (cup for cup) and eliminate 1 tsp baking powder.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe

Homemade Pumpkin Puree is one of the most flexible ingredients you can have on hand this fall! From muffins, to pies, and even in smoothies, nothing beats it!
Please note, you can make your own pumpkin puree without the other ingredients (just using the pumpkin), but we make it this way to save any extra work when we use it in smoothies, muffins, or just eat it on its own!

Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

These Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Seeds have literally been my life for the last couple of days...until last night...when they were all gone! 
Not to worry though, I started hunting online to see if there were any good sales on all the pumpkins I will need to fulfill my new addiction!

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Not only is this Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce easy to make, but it's vegan and gluten free (you never know what those unspecified "seasonings" and "flavorings" are in store bought)!
This has a really nice flavor to it, and the carrots and just the right amount of sweet, it's amazing!

Homemade Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Homemade Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

I wish I could take credit for this Homemade Granola recipe, but the base of it came from my sister-in-law...we just tweaked it a little to suit the diets in our house!
Vegan and Gluten Free, this granola will not last long at all, so if you can double up the batch...do it!

Gluten Free Chicken Soup (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Gluten Free Chicken Soup Recipe

This Gluten Free Chicken Soup is a great recipe for that warm, comfort feeling we all need when you're hit with a cold. Plus, it's a "throw it in the crock pot" kinda recipe!
Our little one is sick right now, and has almost gone through an entire batch already! She says she only feels better when she's eating it ;)
Vegetarians can easily make it without the chicken, and substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth. But to make it more hearty, I would personally add extra potatoes, carrots, and celery!

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

This Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream recipe requires no churning, and is easy peasy to put together!
Seriously, the hardest part is waiting for it to freeze before you dive in!
If you try other flavors, be sure to comment below and let us know how they turn out!

Quinoa Tabbouleh (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

This Quinoa Tabbouleh (Keen-wah Ta-boo-lee) is a perfect "throw together" dinner or side dish. Both Vegan and Gluten Free, it is a light and flavorful dish that's always a win!

Mini Vegan Donuts

Mini Vegan Donuts

These Mini Vegan Donuts are sure to please!
Completely vegan and deliciously flavored, you wont be able to get enough!
These are a great allergy friendly snack the kids can share at school!

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Vegan Shepherd's Pie

This Vegan Shepherd's Pie is a hearty, filling meal, sure to hit the spot any day of the week! 
Try changing out the types of potatoes for a different taste/texture!

Mac & Cheese (Vegan/Dairy Free Sauce)

Mac & Cheese Sauce Vegan Dairy Free

Let's be real, Mac & Cheese is a staple in any house that has children in it! And as well it should be, it's delicious!
So there is no reason that anyone with dietary restrictions should have to go without this ooey-gooey comfort food!
For a completely vegan/dairy free/gluten free meal, use this sauce on spaghetti squash!

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are all around goodness! They have sweet and sour wrapped into one little delicious bundle of goodness that you can eat for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding

This Blueberry Vanilla Chia Pudding holds a nice spot in the fridge each night next to my protein packed oatmeal!
With only 4 ingredients, and the fridge doing most of the work, you really have no excuse to not try this!

Gluten Free Cauliflower Fritters

Gluten Free Cauliflower Fritters

Say hello to Gluten Free Cauliflower Fritters! Yet another deliciously sneaky way to get your kids to eat their veggies!
You can try these with any dip you like, just know that the Cauliflower Fritters are not spicy or anything along those lines, so use something that has some real flavor for dipping!
If you want yours with a little "kick", try the Cauliflower Buffalo Bites Recipe!

Tempeh Sloppy Joes (Vegetarian)

Tempeh Sloppy Joes

These Tempeh Sloppy Joes are great for giving you that messy deliciousness you tend to miss out on when you eat a vegetarian menu!
Tempeh is a great meat substitute, and can be grated and crumbled to resemble ground meat, and can truly trick your taste buds!

3 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free)

Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes

If you are looking for "low-carb", these 3 Delicious Lettuce Wrap Recipes are sure to hit the spot!
Removing the heavy flour wrap you would usually use for meals like this and replacing it with lettuce, you're not only mak it a lighter (although just as filling!) gluten free meal, but gives it a nice crunch and just makes everything taste fresher by association!

22 Allergy Friendly Snacks (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

Allergy Friendly Snacks

Today being the first day back to school, I thought it was the perfect time to share these 22 Allergy Friendly Snacks with you!
They are easy to pack up and send to school, and include nut free options as well!
This may also be a great collection to share with your child's teacher for some options that they can treat their class to without excluding anyone!

Rice Pudding (Dairy Free/Vegan)

Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice Pudding is a simple recipe that can be cooked up for breakfast, snack, or a yummy dessert!
Top it how you like, and change it up regularly! I love to have this as a treat for breakfast topped with chopped apples and almonds!

Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing

Zucchini with Quinoa Stuffing Recipe

Zucchini With Quinoa Stuffing is easy to make, healthy, and deceivingly filling!
This gluten free dinner option is definitely a go to recipe for us on those last minute "what to make" nights!

21 Freezer Friendly Vegan Meals/Snacks

21 Freezer Friendly Vegan Meals/Snacks

This collection of 21 Freezer Friendly Vegan Meals/Snacks from OhSheGlows is just too good not to share!
My sister-in-law and I are planning a "freezer cooking day", which will have us each cooking batches of "freezer friendly meals", and then we'll trade half of each recipe for double the variety with half the work!
I'm pretty sure our menu plan will come from this post!

Gluten Free Squash Casserole

Gluten Free Squash Casserole Recipe

This amazing Gluten Free Squash Casserole is described as a "great side dish", but I would totally eat this as an actual meal!
These healthy vegetarian ingredients are sure to leave you feeling satisfied!

Date Energy Balls

Date Energy Balls Recipe

These Date Energy Balls are a fantastic and tasty way to boost your energy with a healthy dose of fat, fiber, carbs...and a little sweet!
As the author points out, these are especially great for busy/nursing Moms who are in need of something quick, healthy, and convenient!

My Hunt For A Delicious Gluten Free Bread Recipe

My Hunt For A Delicious Gluten Free Bread Recipe has not gone so well these last few weeks. With tons of resources available for gluten free recipes online, I thought finding a great bread recipe would be a piece of cake...not so much!

Vegan Garlic Breadsticks

Vegan Garlic Breadsticks

These Vegan Garlic Breadsticks are out of this world! Cassie really hit the nail on the head with this amazing recipe!
Not only are they simple to make, but the use of Kamut flour gives them a nice buttery flavor from the inside out!

Spinach Quiche

Spinach Quiche Recipe

This Spinach Quiche Recipe is very forgiving when it comes to spices/ingredients, so don't be afraid to play around with it a little to suit your taste!
This makes a great appetizer, and we've even had it with salad for a light dinner!

Zucchini Herb Casserole

Zucchini Herb Casserole

This Zucchini Herb Casserole is a great vegetarian dish that even the biggest meat lover will dive into! It's easy to throw together, and makes for great left overs...if you manage not to eat it all! 
The chili powder gives ours a nice little kick, but if you prefer you can omit it from the recipe.

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Cauliflower Buffalo Bites are here to rescue you from your "hot wings" cravings, and in a meat free way!
These craving curbing little bites of delight are vegan through and through, but your taste buds will never know it!

Healthy Rice Krispies Treats (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Healthy Rice Krispies Treats

These Healthy Rice Krispies Treats are not only "comparable" to the regular marshmallow filled version...they're better!
A fantastic "send to school" alternative that is both gluten free and vegan!
Give these a try, and I guarantee you wont want to go back!

Slow Cooker Tomato and Tortellini Soup

Slow Cooker Tomato and Tortellini Soup

Enjoy this Slow Cooker Tomato and Tortellini Soup on a cool evening for that warm and fuzzy feeling all over!
Vegetarian and filling, this recipe is easy and will be a repeat in your kitchen once you make it once!

Soft Gluten Free Tortillas

Soft Gluten Free Tortillas

The key that makes these Soft Gluten Free Tortillas the best you will ever have? They are actually SOFT! More often than not my store bought gluten free tortillas end up cracked and broken by the time I even get them home, not these bad boys!
Try using these for this Sweet Potato Quesadilla recipe!

Spinach and Tomato Quesadilla with Pesto (Dairy and Gluten Free)

Spinach and Tomato Quesadilla with Pesto

This Spinach and Tomato Quesadilla with Pesto is not only a healthy and filling lunch recipe, but it's super easy to throw together last minute! No excuses!

Vegan Nacho "Cheese" (Dairy and Nut Free)

Vegan Nacho "Cheese" Recipe

This Vegan Nacho "Cheese" comes from truly unexpected ingredients, but you'd never know it when you taste it!
Most vegan "cheese" substitutes come from Cashew Cream, so this is a nice alternative for those who are also nut sensitive!

Easy Baked Potato Chips (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Easy Baked Potato Chips Recipe

These Easy Baked Potato Chips are quick, delicious, and you can play around with the spices to make all sorts of flavors!
Many people when new to a gluten or dairy free diet, don't realize that not only are most commercial chips made in facilities that also process gluten and dairy products, but chips with casein (dairy) are more common than not!
This is the safest way to enjoy this popular snack without reaction, and forgoing on any additional preservatives!

Gluten Free Mixed Berry Muffins

We mixed up a batch of these Gluten Free Mixed Berry Muffins this morning, and I can already tell they will be gone by tomorrow!
We used a mixture of blueberries and raspberries, but you can substitute any combination you prefer, or even stick with one and simply make some delicious gluten free blueberry muffins!

Fresh Homemade Salsa

Fresh Homemade Salsa Recipe

This Fresh Homemade Salsa recipe will be your go to for last minute summer company, or movie nights, or a light snack, or...ok, can you tell I'm a little addicted?
With nothing but fresh veggies and spices, paired with a gluten free tortilla chip, you'll be addicted too!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili (Vegan)

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili Vegan

This Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chili is quite possibly the easiest meal you will ever make! One of the reasons I am secretly in love with my slow cooker, you just throw it all in and let it "do it's thing"!
Adjust the spices to your taste, but this recipe has been the meatless favorite for our family, as well as any guests we've shared it with!

Gluten Free Self Rising Flour Recipe

Gluten Free Self Rising Flour Recipe

I have no doubt in my mind that this Gluten Free Self Rising Flour Recipe will be a "sight for sore eyes" for any of you out there with gluten sensitivities!
Having been disappointed time and again when a recipe specifically called for "self rising flour", but needing to adapt it to a gluten free version, I was more than thrilled to come across this easy recipe to make my gluten free baking dreams come true!

Protein Packed Overnight Oatmeal (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Protein Packed Overnight Oatmeal

This Protein Packed Overnight Oatmeal is completely customizable, so you can change it up daily!
A great "make-ahead" breakfast that is gluten and dairy free, full of protein to keep you full through the morning, and is also super easy to put together in bulk since the base recipe is always the same!

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

These Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are absolutely amazing! 
Enough to satisfy any crunchy/sweet craving, they are also Vegan and Gluten Free with no added sugar, so no added guilt!

Spinach Pesto (Dairy, Gluten, and Nut Free)

Spinach Pesto Sauce

This Spinach Pesto sauce is completely allergy friendly (gluten free, dairy free, nut free), and still full of flavor!
Use it on sandwiches, pasta, or as a vegetable dip!

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

This Blueberry Zucchini Bread is so moist and yummy, I felt like I was eating cake!
Both Vegan and Gluten Free, this recipe truly surprised me with how soft and sweet it was! 
And as an added bonus, it is sweetened with coconut sugar. Perfect for diabetics as it has no effect on blood sugar levels!
Give it a try for yourself, and let me know if you try substituting any other berries to change up the taste!