Friday, September 23, 2016

Vegan Cheezecake? Yes Please!

If a meltable vegan cheese wasn't enough - Daiya has done it again with their new line of vegan cheezecake!

Available in plain, key lime, chocolate and strawberry - there is a flavor profile to delight every cheesecake lover.  Personally, I haven't had cheesecake since going vegan and I missed it!  I dived into the chocolate and was not disappointed - neither was my non-vegan, very opinionated mother and that's saying a lot!

The cakes are a little small - think six reasonable pieces and a little pricey coming in around $8, but they deliver.

So good, even non-vegans will ask for seconds!

I plan to keep of couple of these babies in my freezer for unexpected guests. 

Check it out!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hoff's Unrolled Cabbage Rolls (Instant Pot)

Hoff's Unrolled Cabbage Rolls (Instant Pot)
Yields: 5-6 servings
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free


Directions (Instant Pot):
  1. Place Rice in IP
  2. Add Water & stir to combine
  3. Place Cabbage, Onions & Sausage on top of Rice (do not stir to combine)
  4. Lock lid in place and make sure pressure release valve is closed
  5. Select Manual setting on High Pressure & cook for 5 minutes
  6. Manual release pressure
  7. Add Spaghetti Sauce & stir to combine
  8. Season with Sea Salt if desired

Friday, September 2, 2016

Teriyaki Chicken, Broccoli & Rice

Thanks to a package of Butler Soy Curls, a jar of teriyaki sauce and my Instant Pot, this meal came together with very little effort or time.

First, I re-hydrated the curls by soaking in warm water for 10 minutes and then draining off the excess water.

Then I got 2 cups of Jasmine rice & 2 1/2 cups of water started in the Instant Pot - using the Rice setting.  (I finally figured out by allowing the steam to naturally release, the rice turns out fluffy and moist.  Quick release yields a sticky, dry rice.)

Then I water sautéed a head of chopped broccoli, adding the soy curls and teriyaki sauce after a few minutes.  Put the lid one and let everything simmer until the rice was done.

Super simple, quick & delicious!