Eggplant Bake

This recipe is a quick and easy staple. It is SO delicious, even when made dairy free. I bought three eggplants and three jars of low salt, fat free pasta sauce and made this three days in a row for dinner :)

You Will Need Just Three Ingredients:

 marinara sauce
vegan cheese (optional!)

*Preheat oven to 400*

Step 1:
Slice eggplant into round pieces.
Step 2: 
Layer eggplant in a round pie pan. You can use any shape pan, just make sure the bottom is covered with the eggplant slices.

Step 3:
Shred cheese and sprinkle above eggplant. (I didn't want mine to be very cheesy so I only added about 1.5 oz for the whole recipe- about half of the block pictures). If you don't even want to add vegan cheese, just layer some onion, basil, spinach etc.

 Step 4:
Repeat step 1, followed by step 2. This is the point where you can add any extra ingredients like greens, spices, onions, etc. They aren't necessary.

Step 5:
The top layer should be eggplant. Pour a whole jar (4 cups- or as much that will fit) of tomato sauce over top.  Shift the pan around  to let some of the sauce sink to the bottom. 
Step 6:
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. 

Eggplant season is here! How do you like to cook this funny fruit?

Two Ingredient Cookies

A quick and easy go-to breakfast (or any time) treat!
+ I added chocolate chips to  the one above!!
Step 1:
 Preheat oven to 400*
Step 2:
Blend 1 cup dry oats in a blender to make oat flour.
Step 3:
Mash two ripe bananas and add to blender with oat powder. Blend (or stir in mixer or by hand) until batter forms.
Step 4:
At this point, stir in chocolate chips, nuts or raisins!!
Scoop out table spoon sized cookies onto a baking sheet. Should make 6 large or 10 smaller.
Step 5:
Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browning on the outside. Let them sit for 10 minutes before eating.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

I found this recipe today on pinterest and couldn't wait to try! Original recipe here.  I only made a few minor changes to make it vegan :)

You Will Need:
  • 1 whole head cauliflower
  • 2-3 tbs tahini
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • taco seasoning
  • green onions (optional, garnish)
To Make:
  1. Preheat oven to 400*
  2. Cut bottom part of cauliflower (with leaves and stem) off. Cauliflower should sit firmly without wobbling.
  3. In a separate bowl mix tahini, lemon juice and taco seasoning.
  4. Either dip the cauliflower head in the mix or spread it over evenly with  spoon (I did the latter).
  5. Top with green onions.
  6. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes. I roasted mine for about 36 minutes. 
  7. Remove from oven, let cool then slice! I dipped mine in left over taco mix sauce.