Everything That’s in My Fridge Right Now Salad

Everything That’s in My Fridge Right Now Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, chopped coarsely and massaged
  • 1 medium beet, shredded
  • 1 medium-sized carrot, peeled and shredded
  • ¼ cup diced cucumber
  • 1 handful alfalfa sprouts (or your fave type of sprouts)
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp golden raisins
  • 1 small avocado, sliced
  • 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded (optional)
  • ½ cup Cookie and Kate’s Sunshine Salad Dressing
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Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add your kale and give it a few squeezes to “massage” it. This breaks it down a bit and makes it less bitter.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and toss. Enjoy!
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Creamy Dairy and Gluten Free “Cheesy” Rice

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I’VE DONE IT!!!! I’ve finally found a healthy dairy and gluten free alternative to mac ‘n’ cheese that doesn’t upset my tummy.

Sure there are other faux cheese substitutes that make mac ‘n’ cheese, but even though they’re dairy free, they still usually make me just as sick. Probably because most cheese substitutes are straight chemicals… And nobody wants that. So i try to limit my consumption of the fake cheese as much as I limit the real cheese.

But I have a secret to get my cheese fix on in a healthy, non-dairy and non-chemical way!

Drum roll pleaseeeeeeeee…

NUTRITIONAL YEAST!!!

Ew Bailey, what?

Yeah, I know it sounds weird. I was skeptical at first too. But I gave it a shot and ohh baby am I glad I did!

Nutritional yeast is a dry flaky powder that has a cheesy flavor to it! I love shaking it on pastas or adding it to pizza sauce to trick my brain into thinking I’m eating cheese when I’m actually not.

And I haven’t even told you the best part about nutritional yeast yet! IT’S SUPER NUTRITIOUS!!! Shocking, I know. You never woulda guessed that from the name, huh?

Yup nutritional yeast is a complete protein and is an AMAZING source of B vitamins, folate, and so much more. Plus it’s low in calories, carbs, sodium and is gluten free! It’s also a great way for people who don’t eat animal products to get enough B vitamins in their diet. Aaaaand, in case you forgot, it tastes like cheese!!! You gotta be kidding me with this stuff.

So all you have to do now is whip up a batch of rice (or you could make this with past as well, I just generally steer clear from the stuff hence the rice here) and add in the rest and bada-boom bada-bing: easy peasy cheesy rice. Enjoy!

Creamy Dairy and Gluten Free “Cheesy” Rice

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free brown rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium sized pot, bring the rice and water to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, bring it down to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes then remove from the heat and let it sit covered for another 10 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the rice and stir until combined and creamy. Enjoy!


Dairy and Gluten-Free Date Walnut Banana Bread

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Living in a house with your boyfriend’s parents can cause confusion at times. Like, for example, when you’re out of bananas so everyone unknowingly goes out and buys bananas and you end up with 238479287350 bananas in the house.

But that’s not necessarily all bad because out of all those bananas came this recipe of absolute amazingness. Not only does this recipe use up some overripe nanners, BUT it’s also dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free people!!!!! It doesn’t get much better than that! And it tastes bombbbbbb. So bomb. I had trouble falling asleep last night because I was so excited to eat more of this today. There’s zero chance this loaf makes it through a full day.

And one of the best parts about this banana bread is that it’s made with all natural ingredients. Oat flour. Coconut sugar. Cashew milk. All that equals not only happy taste buds, but a happy tummy and that means a happy mind and body.

Okay I can’t talk anymore my thoughts are just consumed with eating more of this banana bread soooo I gotta go. Make some right now so you can experience this deliciousness with me!!!!

 


Dairy and Gluten-Free Date Walnut Banana Bread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 large organic free-range egg
  • ¾ cup mashed bananas (+ a couple extra slices to put on top)
  • heaping ½ cup organic coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup unsweetened cashew milk
  • ¾ cup chopped medjool dates
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. line a 9 x 5 loaf pan with parchment paper or spray with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, mashed bananas, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oat flour, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Add the cashew milk in slowly while mixing until you achieve a nice batter-like consistency. Then fold in the dates and walnuts (saving a few to sprinkle on top).
  6. Pour the batter into your prepared bread pan and if you’d like you can press some additional banana slices into the top and sprinkle on the remaining dates and walnuts.
  7. Bake for about 30-35 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing it from the pan. Slice and enjoy!