dairy free

Egg Drop Soup For One

8:00 AM

We recently had a P.F Changs built closer to where we live. So it was only fitting we ventured over there for a post-holiday meal.
P.F Changes has been known to be amazing with how they handle gluten allergies (like mine) and our new local P.F Changs did not disappoint.

However, while everything was tasty, I'm not going to lie, their Egg Drop Soup is the bomb!
Ever since we went I've been craving some egg drop soup but since the husband is not a soup fan, I had to someone create a recipe that was perfect for one heaping helping. It hit the sport with these cold snaps the south is experiencing right now.
It was delicious and almost as good as P.F Changs.


 Yes, I know that is A LOT of green onions. Green Onions is one of my favorites foods to add to any dish. However, if you are NOT a fan. You can limit them or leave them completely if you so chose.




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Egg Drop Soup For One
Just want a big bowl of egg drop soup to yourself? This recipe is JUST for you
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 1 Whisked Egg
  • sliced Green Onion
Instructions
In a pot, bring to boil broth, soy sauce, and ginger.Once boiling, transfer 2 tablespoons of the broth into a separate bowl with the cornstarch. Whisk till cornstarch is dissolved.Next, add the cornstarch mixture back to the pot with the rest of the broth and whisk until the broth mix thickens slightly.Using a spoon or ladle, stir the broth round till it creates a whirlpool effect.Once you have the effect continue stirring and slowly pour in the whisked egg. The egg should start to look like ribbon in the soup.Once done add your green onion and serve immediately.
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asian

THE BEST Veggie Fried Rice

8:00 AM

I don't like to toot my own horn - but I think I make a pretty mean Veggie Fried Rice.
It's one of those recipes that just get's better each time I make it.

It's super vegan-friendly. You just omit the egg and/or use tofu or another protein substitute.

The hub's favorite addition to my amazing fried rice is my dairy-free Yum Yum sauce.
 If you are a fan of the white sauce you get a hibachi restaurant, this you'll love this one




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The Best Veggie Fried Rice
The BEST and simplest Veggie Fried Rice you will always make. - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Vegan-Friendly
Ingredients
  • 1 and 1/2 cup Brown Rice (cooked day before prefered)
  • 4 Eggs*
  • 1 medium Onion thinly sliced
  • 3-4 cloves minced Garlic
  • 10oz Frozen Mixed Veggies
  • 1/4 cup Gluten Free Soy Sauce
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil (toasted preferably)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger
  • to taste Garlic Salt
  • Olive OIl
Instructions
The day before you plan to make your fried rice. Cook rice according to bag directions (I usually cook mine in 3 cups of water to the 1 and 1/2 cup of dry rice). Place it in the fridge for safe keeping ;) This will make the best tasting fried rice, but you can also make the day of if need be. With your 4 eggs, scramble them in a separate pan and set aside when doneBefore you start heating your pan, warm up your bag of mixed veggies and set them aside when done as well.In a deep pan or wok, add oil to a pan and heat. Once the pan is heated add sliced onions and saute. When the onions are almost translucent, add in the minced garlic and cook till fragrant.Once fragrant, add your mixed veggies and stir them together with the onions and garlic. Then add your cooked rice and eggs.Toss in the gluten-free soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic salt to taste and mix till well incorporated. Let it cook on medium for a couple minutes to let the flavours blend. Serve in a bowl and top with yum yum sauce
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6-8 servings




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Dairy Free Yum Yum Sauce
Top your veggie fried rice with this amazing dairy free Yum Yum sauce!
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1/8 tsp Sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp Rice Vinigar
  • 1 tbsp Vegan Butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
Instructions
Mix all ingredients together and chill 15-30 minutes before serving.Serve on top of fried rice. If needed, add more mayo if too liquidy
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1/4 Cup



dairy free

Dairy Free Creamy Italian Dressing

8:00 AM

First off...
Happy New Year friends! I hope your holidays were merry and bright!
Ours was very quiet and chilled. Nothing too exciting in our household.

The blog did get a nice facelift though! Do you like it? I'm still working on what elements I want to add but I'm overall pleased with it. I hope you all like it too!

Let's get into the new year with a new recipe, shall we?

I was that weird child that always enjoyed a good salad before the pizza arrived. I remember growing up and ordering a side salad with creamy Italian dressing from our local pizza place. I still am that way, I like a good side salad before most meals.
However, since I ventured into the dairy-free realm, I've missed that creamy Italian goodness.

Until now.

What I love most about this recipe, which is what I strive to do with most of my other recipes, is it's super simple. So many dairy-free dressing recipes require soaked nuts or tofu and sometimes that just not doable. This has a lovely vegan mayonnaise base and is packed with amazing flavor.





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Dairy Free Creamy Italian Dressing
This classic is now dairy free with just a few simple ingredients!
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar*
  • 1 cup Vegan Mayo*
  • 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • optional Vegan Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons (or more if needed) Unsweetened Almond Milk
Instructions
In a bowl, mix all ingredients except vegan parmesan and almond milk.Once all of your ingredients are mixed together. Add almond milk till you reach the consistency you are happy about. 4 tablespoons get's it to the consistency I like.You can add store bought vegan parm or my personal favorite is processing some cashews with nutritional yeast. Makes for the perfect parm to the dressing
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*I tend to use less sugar then 1 tablespoon. So if you want to add less you can. 
*I use Just Mayo vegan mayonnaise. It is my personal favorite. 

2018

4 essentials for 2018 Meal Planning - FREE PRINTABLE

8:30 AM

Meal planning is essential to living a healthy lifestyle. Not only will it help you keep a handle on healthy weeknight meals, it will also help you save money in the long run.
Every year I feel I find something new that helps me plan from week to week whether it be a new food blogger with great interesting recipes to new coupon finds.
Here is my list of top essentials for 2018 meal planning.



1. Coupons
A no brainer right? Coupons may be old school but they're what is going to save you money. Especially on vegan products like cheese and meatless meats. Those can jack up your grocery bill so it's always good to have that small coupon book handy. When it comes to those fancy vegan/meatless items make sure to always check the companies site for coupons from week to week.

2. Grocery List
Also very old school but I love some of the cute magnet lists that you can purchase on Amazon. My favorite is this one called All Out Of. But I also saw some of these cute ones like this on Etsy that you can download and print from week to week.

3. Free Monthly Calendars
I LOVE these calendars! Every year FTD ask's if I want to share the new ones with my readers and I answer with a quick YES!
They are beautiful and perfect for putting on the fridge and listing your meal's from week to week! 

4. Grocery store apps
I love the grocery stores are offering their own apps. Living in the south Publix is our go to grocery store and I LOVE their app. I can scroll through coupons which get linked to my phone number that I can put in while I'm checking out and save! I can also order my husband's lunch meat and pick it up without having to wait in line. Hurray for technology.

What are your tips for meal planning!? I'd love to hear! 

Big thanks to FTD for offering the free printable! 

allergy friendly

4 Ingredient Cinnamon Almond Cupcakes

8:00 AM

Alright Y'all, Christmas is almost here and if you are like me you may feel a little "baked out".
I just don't have the desire to bake much as the holiday get's closer.

Yet, I find myself craving some festive cupcakes.
My snickerdoodle cupcake recipe was such a hit I thought I was Christmas-fy it with some lovely cinnamon and almond loveliness.

Sometimes you just don't have the time or effort to make cupcakes from scratch. I know how hard it is to have all the ingredients on hand sometimes, especially if you have food allergies and don't have random things like xanthum gum in your cabinet.
Hence why there is no shame in spicing up a box cake mix!





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Cinnamon Almond Cupcakes
Spice up that box cupcake recipe with some cinnamon and almonds!
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
  • 3 tsp + 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • 2 containers Frosting
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
Instructions
Make cupcakes according to the box. Once the batter is made, mix in 3 tsp of almond extract. Do it one teaspoon at a time until you are happy with the flavor.Bake the cupcakes and let cool completely on a cooling rack.While the cupcakes are cooling. Add frosting to a bowl In the bowl, mix frosting, 1 tsp of almond extract and 2 tsp of cinnamon. Put the frosting and pipe onto your cupcakes once they are cooled. Serve ( and eat ;) ) as soon as possible.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 24 cupcakes