This year we’re headed to family for our Thanksgiving feast. My part of the cooking duties is desert, not pies though. My Mother-In-Law is the amazing pie maker of the family! So I’ve been scouring the web seeking out recipes because at the moment I’m not taking the time to whip up my own and give a test run or two. So I thought I’d share some fabulous vegetarian and vegan recipes that I’ve stumbled across in hopes you may be inspired to try something different and make a new tradition of a kinder, gentler holiday! Enjoy browsing the recipes and let me know if you tried one or two and how it turned out!
Here are my picks for my part of the holiday feast baking!
Arbonne Truffles (No Bake)
Mix 3 cups of oats, 2 1/4 cups Arbonne Protein Mix, 2 cups Almond butter, and 1 3/4 cup honey or agave (low glycemic). After mixing ingredients, roll into 1″ balls. Microwave Wilton’s Candy Melts (try 1/3 of a bag) at 30 second intervals. With a fork dip each ball into the chocolate and tap off excess. Sprinkle with topping!
Cooking sweet potatoes in the slow cooker makes them extra moist and sweet! Top with black beans, corn, avocado, spices, and smoky cashew cream for an easy and healthy meatless meal. Yewguyz. I’m doing like a fusion of a toe tap and a jump squat right now (I just wrote squart, that should be a word) over the fact that you can make sweet potatoes in the slow cooker. And it’s not just that you can… Read More » Slow Cooker Loaded “Baked” Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Yams with Sunflower Seed Sauce 2 large yams or sweet potatoes, quartered lengthwise 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes sea salt & freshly ground black pepper crushed cilantro
Sunflower Seed Sauce 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds, soaked in water overnight 1/2 cup coconut milk 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Instructions Preheat oven to 425 F. Toss yams with maple syrup, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, and red pepper flakes. Season generously with sea salt and black pepper. Heat a cast iron skillet or any oven safe skillet over medium-high heat with remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Once skillet is very hot, place yams cut side down and allow to brown for 3 – 5 minutes. Flip yams to other side and place skillet in oven. Roast for 25-30 minutes, until yams are fork tender and well browned on all sides.
Sunflower Seed Sauce While yams are roasting, combine all ingredients for the sauce, in a high speed blender. Blend until very smooth, approximately 1 1/2 minutes. Place sauce in the refrigerator and allow to cool as it will be warm from blending. To serve sweet potatoes, transfer to a serving platter, drizzle liberally with sauce and garnish with cilantro. Serve warm. Remaining sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week.
4 lb thin carrots 3 tbsp earth balance butter 1/2 cup orange juice 2 tbsp maple syrup 2 tsp ground cumin 1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds Instructions
Peel carrots and trim ends. They should all be the same thickness, so you may need to slice some in half lengthwise or quarter them. Place earth balance, juice, maple syrup, cumin a in a wide saucepan. Set over medium heat. When butter is melted, stir in carrots. Cover and cook, turning carrots often, until almost tender, from 12 to 15 min. Uncover and bring to a boil. Stir frequently until carrots are richly glazed. Serve sprinkled with parsley and toasted sesame seeds.
Adapted from : http://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/vegetables/aromatic-carrots/