Almond Honey Squares

Ingredients:

For Base:
2 cups of raw almonds
5 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp of cacao powder
1 tbsp of carob powder
1/2 tsp of sea salt
For chocolate layer:
2 tbsp of coconut oil
1 tbsp of maple syrup
2 1/2 tbsp of cacao powder

Instructions:

First process almonds in a food processor until consistency is similar to flour, and then add the remaining ingredients in the base category and process until everything is combined. Place mixture in a deep baking sheet that is about 9″ by 9″ and lined with wax or parchment paper and press down using fingers. Let cool in a freezer while making the chocolate layer. Next, mix maple syrup and cacao powder with melted coconut using a spoon until everything is combined and very smooth. Pour everything on top of the almond honey mixture and let cool in the freezer for about 30 to 60 minutes. Finaly, cut into squares after the dessert has cooled and enjoy.

 

Dairy Free Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup of almond milk
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1 tsp of raw cacao powder
1 1/2 tsp of maca powder
3 tbsp of maple syrup (or to taste)
1 tsp of vanilla

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and warm. Add to your coffee and enjoy.

 

Spicy Sweet Potato Mushroom Soup

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Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

2 sweet potatoes
6 cups of water
1 small red bell pepper
1 medium onion
4 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of grape seed oil
1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper (or to taste)
4-5 medium mushrooms
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
 

Instructions:

Cook sweet potatoes first. In a medium cooking pan, add grape seed oil and a chopped onion and fry on medium heat. After onion becomes golden add a chopped bell pepper and cook for about 5-10 minutes. Add water and let boil. Add garlic, cayenne pepper, sea salt and black pepper. Finally add cooked sweet potatoes and blend soup in a blender until its smooth. Slice or chop mushrooms and add them right before serving into each bowl of soup. Mix and enjoy.

 

Spicy Coconut Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

4 cups of coconut milk
1 onion
8 oz package of mushrooms
3 tbsp of coconut oil
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper
Fresh parsley (optional/for decoration)

Instructions:

First add coconut milk into a cooking pan and set to medium heat. While coconut milk is warming up, add coconut oil and chopped onion into a frying pan and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes on medium heat. After onion gets a little golden, add sliced mushrooms and cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. Add sea salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to onion mushroom mixture, and mix well, then transfer to a boiling coconut milk. Boil soup for 1-2 minutes and turn off the stove. Before serving add fresh chopped parsley. Enjoy.

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:

1 cup of cashews
1/2 cup of water
1/4 of peeled lemon or 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp of onion powder
1/2 tbsp of garlic powder
1 tbsp of thinly chopped fresh or dried dill
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Soak cashews for 2 to 8 hours. Add drained cashews and the remaining ingredients (except dill) into a blender and blend until very smooth. Pour dressing into a bowl and add dill. Enjoy.
 

Spinach Hummus Bites

Ingredients:

1 cup of spinach
1/3 of English cucumber
1/2 cup of hummus
1 tbsp of hemp seeds

Instructions:

Spread hummus on spinach leaves and place pre-cut cucumbers on top of the humus. Sprinkle with hemp seeds. Enjoy.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

3-4 large sweet potatoes
2-3 tbsp of grape seed oil
1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper
2 tsp of coriander powder
1 tbsp of dried rosemary
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash sweet potatoes well and then cut them in half. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and sprinkle with grape seed oil first and then with the remaining ingredients. Bake until potatoes become soft. Serve immediately. Enjoy.