With only three ingredients, this gluten free appetizer recipe is so easy to make, yet your guests will think you slaved in the kitchen all day. Like most green leafy vegetables, fresh basil is loaded with Vitamin K. The small and medium sized leaves make for a nice tender appetizer. Just remember to not pick the leaves of the plants that are mid flowering, as the leaves will be bitter. The plants that are flowering should be topped off. The flower makes a nice centerpiece on the serving dish. Continue reading “Fresh Basil Leaf Appetizers with a Kick”
It was time to harvest some of my fresh basil. I already had made basil appetizers, but I needed more uses for basil. I had about a cup of left-over rice and thought, “A rice pilaf recipe!” I have made quite a few rice pilaf recipes which some I liked and others I really didn’t. This one tasted amazing! It is also very easy and fast to make. The one thing I did different this time is to not use a chicken or beef broth, which makes this a vegan rice pilaf recipe. Instead, I added additional extra virgin olive oil. You can make a meal of it by adding egg for protein, if you are not on a vegan diet. You will see photos of both versions below. This is a must try! Continue reading “Vegan Basil Rice Pilaf or Basil Fried Rice”
This gluten free, dairy free macaroni salad is also vegan. It is made with avocado, my favorite ingredient! It is easy to make and can be spiced up with a few additions. If you are an avocado lover you will love this recipe! Continue reading “Egg-Free Dairy-Free Gluten-Free Macaroni Salad With Avocado”
This recipe is adapted from Cuisinart. It is your typical easy vanilla ice cream recipe, but instead of using whole milk and whipping cream, I use non-fat milk and whipping cream, sometimes, raw almond milk, etc. If you use non-fat milk it will be lower in fat, not by much, but every little bit helps. Using almond milk raises the protein and makes it more nutritious, especially if you make your own homemade raw almond milk. I like topping it with fresh fruit or my homemade fresh blackberry topping. Either way it is very yummy!