Recipe Time: Spicy Vegan Kale Pasta

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I love my pasta. It’s one of my most favorite things to cook with, serve and eat! This is a recipe I found and la-la-la-loved. It’s a tasty little dish that is sure to fire up your night 😉 And for those of you meat lovers out there, you can easily add a protein to this dish. I think chicken breast would be best, but what do I know? I’m just a poor little vegematarian 🙂

Enjoy!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Spicy Vegan Kale Pasta

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 3 large handfuls of kale (about 4-5 cups, loosely packed)
  • 2 tablespoons salsa (optional)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chile powder
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic salt
  • Olive oil

Directions

Cook pasta according to directions. In a large pan, warm a few tablespoons of olive oil. Toss in chopped onions and kale, and sauté until kale has cooked down completely. In a blender, add spices, salsa, and non-dairy milk. Blend until you have a creamy consistency, adding more milk or water if too thick. Add cooked kale to pasta pot and toss with cream sauce. Sprinkle with a dash of chile powder for some color. Serves two. (One for you and your special someone, or just all for you! Go ahead and eat it all up, I won’t judge.)

 

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Soy-Sexy Holiday Eggnog

This recipe is one of the easiest & tastiest creations evah. Around the holidays, I used to love Baileys & eggnog. (Baileys & anything is favorite to be honest!) But since going vegan, I gave that up due to the eggs in the drink. Also, eggnog tends to be rather heavy in my opinion & I was wanting a more light bevie that would satisfy my nog cravings. So, I came up with this little recipe. I’m sure I’m not the first to think of it, as there are only a few ingredients & it’s super easy to make. And dayyumm delish!

Becky’s Soy-Sexy Eggnog

1 cup Soy Milk

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Nutmeg

Vanilla Extract (to taste)

1 Cinnamon Stick or 1 Candy Cane (depending on what you’re in zee mood for.)

Baileys (as much or as little as you want! Or none. It tastes great all the ways.)

All you need to do is throw all of the ingredients into your blender, mix it up, sing a little “Eye of the Tiger”, and voila! You’ve got yourself a tasty holiday treat. And this version is vegan, low in calories & amazing. And your cinnamon stick or candy cane isn’t just to make your cup as pretty as you! You can also use it to mix the Baileys in more or just an extra kick 😉 Also, you can make this iced or hot! Sexy soy eggnog latte anyone?

So if you want a little somethin’ that will make you moan your socks off, then this is for you.

Enjoy my lovely’s!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

Recipe Time: Soy Mint Chocolate Pudding!

Mmm-Mmm Lovely

People often mistake vegetarian recipes for “lack of taste” dishes. Nothing could be further from the truth! One of my most favorite soy bevies is Vitasoys Mint Chocolate soy milk. It tastes amazing and I highly recommend it to all of you lovely people out there. It tastes amazing both hot and cold too, so if you’re ever craving a mint hot chocolate, screw those sugary powdered mixes and pricey Starbucks drinks and turn to the Vitasoy brand. You won’t be disappointed. (For the record, I don’t work for Vitasoy. I just like saying it. VITASOY!)

You can also use this lovely drink as a key ingredient in a wonderful little dessert that will delight all the senses. Here’s zee recipe:

Mint Chocolate Pudding

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3 tablespoons cornstarch

2 cups Vitasoy mint chocolate bevie

2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. Whisk the milk in gradually so there are no lumps. Place in microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. Stir and continue cooking until it’s shiny and thick. Add vanilla. Place plastic wrap over it and refrigerate. Serve cold. Makes 4 servings.

The best thing about this recipe and this drink is it has what every vegan/vegetarian loves and gets bugged about most… PROTEIN! Yay us.
And it’s low in fat & calories but high in taste. Win win.

Enjoy!

Peace, love & sarcasm,

Becky

(Keep checking back for more lovely recipes. I have a delish holiday soy eggnog recipe that will make you moan your socks off!)

 

 

Autumn Apple-Pumpkin Crisp

“Rawrrr!”

In honor of turkey day coming up, I decided to share a yummy little recipe for a to-die-for apple pumpkin crisp.

Being a vegetarian, I don’t get to enjoy the “perks” of a bird dinner with all the trimmin’s. But this just leaves my tummy that much more room for dessert. And with crisp being my all time fave after dinner treat, I thought I’d share this. (Being a vegetarian, I usually substitute the egg for some sort of egg substitute and the milk for soy or coconut milk. It’s just as yummy, trust me!)

Autumn Apple-Pumpkin Crisp

1 1/2
cups chopped peeled apples (2 small)
3/4
cup all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup of quick-cooking oats
1/4
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
cup canned pumpkin
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1/4
cup milk
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1
egg
Step 1
Heat oven to 350°F. Spread apples over bottom of 9-inch glass pie plate. Microwave uncovered on High 4 to 6 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender.
Step 2
Meanwhile, in small bowl, toss 3/4 cup flour, the brown sugar, butter and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice until crumbly. Set aside.
Step 3
In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients except whipped cream with wire whisk until smooth. Pour over apples. Sprinkle with flour mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and set. Cool 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream.
Remember to enjoy & share. But not too much 😉 And pair it up with a lovely latte! One of my faves is a soy/decaf pumpkin spice latte. I have a recipe for that too actually, which I’ll share another time.
Happy Turkey Day!
Peace, love & sarcasm,
Becky

Fast & Healthy Protein Bars

Yummy-Yummy-Yummy

These protein bars are probably my favorite treat to have. They are fast, easy-peasy, healthy & oh so yummyful! (Yep, that’s a word.)

Being a vegetarian, it can sometimes be hard for me to get enough protein. But not with these tasty bad boys!

So this is my wonderful recipe. (You can make believe it’s your own though, I won’t tell.)
When dealing with protein bars (much like relationships) I like mine fun, healthy & sexay. You can adjust this recipe any way you’d like, this is just the way I like ’em!

Now g’head & impress your friends (or enemies) with these lovely little bites of mmmm!

Enjoy!

Becky’s Super-Lovely/Fun ‘n’ Healthy Protein Bars

2 cups almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 3/4 cups raw honey
2 1/4 cups protein powder (chocolate tastes best with this one)
3 cups regular oatmeal
1 tbls cinnamon
1/2 cup almond slivers

9 x 3 inch pan

*Microwave almond (or peanut) butter & honey until smooth, stir.
*In another bowl, mix the rest of the dry ingredients.
*Add the almond (or peanut) butter & honey, mix with hands (It’s way easier that way! Plus, you get to get a little dirty. *wink*).
*Press the mixture into the pan & put in fridge for at least an hour

Makes anywhere between 10-20 bars, depending on how big you cut them.

Oh & before you say anything…
You.Are.Welcome.

Peace, love & sarcasm,
Becky