Snack

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

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Pumpkin + Persimmons + Cornbread…. would you have put that combination together? Probably not, but don’t let that scare you! This unique combination results in a bread that is flavorful & just the right amount of sweet.

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Pair this  bread with some homemade soup for a delicious warm meal 🙂

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c canned light coconut milk
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1 c wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Fold Ins:
  • 1/2 c diced persimmon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9×9 loaf pan or similar with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients and whisk again.
  4. Fold in your diced persimmons.
  5. Pour batter into your pan & bake for 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

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Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Curried Burger with a Cheezy Pea Pesto

Don’t forget to follow my instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Apple Guacamole’!

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Now for these burgers!

They are completely plant-based, have a curry kick & are layered with flavorful veggie ingredients.

Vegan Curried Burger with a Cheezy Pea Pesto

  • Servings: 4 large patties
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Patty Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can organic black beans or garbanzo beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 2 T flaxseed
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Juice from half a lime

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Pesto Ingredients:

  • 1 15 oz can organic peas (drained & rinsed)
  • Handful fresh basil
  • 1/4 c nutritional yeast
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

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Additional toppings:

  • Multi-grain English Muffin or Ezekiel Bun
  • Brown, Spicy Mustard
  • Tomato

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 390F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or spray with coconut oil spray.
  2. Add all patty ingredients to a food processor fitted with a S-blade & process until combined.
  3. Scoop 1/2 c of batter onto your baking sheet. Smooth into patty shapes. Will make about 4 patties.
  4. Bake for 23 minutes or until crispy.
  5. While the patties are baking add all Pea Pesto ingredients to your clean food-processor. Process until combined.
  6. Assemble burger with desired toppings. I used a multi-grain bun spread with spicy brown mustard, the patty spread with the pea pesto, & topped with tomato. Enjoy!

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Lunch / Dinner

Jicama & Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

 

 

I am obsessed with my ‘Buffalo Cauliflower Steak‘ recipe. Because I could eat it every day I decided to try to make it even healthier without compromising taste.

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How I’ve changed the recipe:

  • I used half the amount of hot sauce cause the first one is reallyyyy hot. You can leave it with the full amount though. All depends on your desired heat level.
  • I reduced the amount of flour used.
  • I replaced the sprouted spelt flour with coconut and garbanzo bean flour.
  • I adjusted the spices a bit.
  • I tried baking jicama in the buffalo batter!
  • I added a vegan yogurt sauce to dip it in. This also helps with the heat 🙂

I personally loveddd how this turned out. I ate the entire cauliflower by myself and didn’t have to have any guilt about it.

You can check out the original recipe here to see which you might prefer or if you want to try making something somewhere in the middle of these two recipes.

Now on to the new version!

Jicama & Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

  • Servings: 1-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower (I used an orange one)
  • 1/3 of a jicama
  • 1/2 T flaxseed
  • 2 T garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 T coconut flour
  • 1/4 – 1/2 c hot sauce (depending on desired heat level)
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning (I used Flavor God)
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Yogurt Dipping Sauce:

  • Non-dairy greek yogurt mixed with just a little cumin

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Chop your head of cauliflower either into steaks, florets, or both.
  3. Cut the skin off your jicama and cut into fry shapes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl & mix until combined.
  5. Dip cauliflower & Jicama on all sides into the sauce.
  6. Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes minutes or until crispy.
  8. Mix in a little cumin into non-dairy greek yogurt for a dipping sauce.
  9. Serve straight out of the oven after slightly cooled. Enjoy!

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And so everyone knows, tomorrow is my dog’s 3rd birthday!!!

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Lunch / Dinner

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Steak

So this IS the best dinner I have eaten in months. I feel like I could eat it every day it was so good.

This recipe makes Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower. You can use one head of cauliflower to make ‘Steak‘ and ‘Taco Meat.’ Cut your cauliflower length wise to make steak slices, and the rest of the head into florets for your taco meat.

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You will first make your buffalo sauce and then mix your cauliflower into that.

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Personally I like my Buffalo Cauliflower Steak plain because it was so good on it’s own I didn’t want anything else in my bite. However, making it into a layered sandwich sounds pretty good too 🙂

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I recommend all of my recipes of course!

But please, do not miss out on making this one!!!

Buffalo Cauliflower Steak

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower (I used an orange one)
  • 1 T flaxseed
  • 1/2 c sprouted spelt four
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 c hot sauce
  • 1/2 c water
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning (I used Flavor God)
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Chop your head of cauliflower either into steaks, florets (for tacos), or both.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to a large bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Add cauliflower into the bowl & mix in the sauce.
  5. Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes minutes or until crispy. Eat as is or make into a sandwich or tacos! Enjoy!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Dessert

Bakery style, Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Before diving into the recipe of these amazing & healthy cookies, remember to check out my Instagram, @thekellydiet for more recipes not on the blog!

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Like this ‘Edible Protein PB Pancake Batter!’

These PB cookies might be the best thing I’ve eaten all week. They are soft, fluffy, the perfect balance of sweetness, filling… & just so good I have a hard time not eating the whole batch in one sitting!

These cookies are made with 3 flours, one being Sprouted Spelt Flour.

I love sprouted flour because you get additional nutritional benefits, without compromising flavor or taste. That is because the dormant vitamins & minerals in grains are activated & brought to life during the sprouting process. In addition, sprouting also breaks down the grains’ natural protective barrier, making them easier to digest.

The last thing I decided to added to this recipe was the applesauce. The batter was still too dry & I didn’t want to add any more fat. Applesauce is such a staple in my healthy baking & it really helped these cookies reach the consistency I was looking for.

So, let’s get baking!

Bakery Style, Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 8 big cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 c sprouted spelt flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c almond or peanut butter (heated in microave for 40 seconds)
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk.
  3. Add all your wet ingredients to a small bowl & whisk.
  4. Pour wet into dry & beat until combined.
  5. Fold in your choc chips.
  6. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop batter onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Use a spoon to flatten
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy! And what better to enjoy these cookies with than some homemade apple guacamole! (recipe for guac on my insta!)

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Happy Almost Friday! Looks like Batman is waiting for the weekend 🙂

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Lunch / Dinner

Curried Butternut Squash Power Bowl

Well hi guys!

Happy Sunday. Who is doing some food prep today?!

I feel like Sundays are my wellness days. You don’t have to rush a work out. You can make a healthy breakfast at home, spend time with pets & friends, maybe go for a hike & even do some food prep for the week!

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I’ve been out of curry for about a month & finally remembered to buy it at the store today. Is anyone else horrible at using their shopping list at the grocery store?!

I also had half of a butternut squash leftover so wanted to make a crockpot with both these ingredients for some food prep.

And that’s how we landed with this ‘Curried Butternut Squash Power Bowl.’ Enjoy!

Curried Butternut Squash Power Bowl

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 c lentils (I used green)
  • 1/2 c quinoa
  • 1/2 a large butternut squash, cubed (or about 2 c cubed)
  • 2 large handfuls kale/spinach
  • 1/4 red onion, diced
  • 1, 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1, 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 c veggie broth
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp gram masala
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • dash pink himalayan salt

Directions

  1. Add all ingredients to a slow-cooker.
  2. Stir. Cook on high heat for 4 hours or low heat for 8. Serve hot or cover & refrigerate for a food prep!

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And this is what my dog is doing currently as I am blogging, lol 🙂

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Snack

Ginger Energy Bars

So I received this awesome package from Better Body Foods today!

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I wasn’t sure what I was going to make but I new I wanted to use the Chocolate PB fit & coconut oil so I started throwing things in the mixing bowl and voila! The result, these delicious Ginger Energy Bars!

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Ginger Energy Bars

  • Servings: 10 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c chocolate powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/2 c garbazo bean flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 3 T melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • Small handful non-dairy chocolate chips
  • Small handful dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8X8 pan with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add your powdered peanut butter & almond milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. Start to gradually add in the rest of the ingredients, while continue to mix.
  4. When everything is combined fold in your chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  5. Pour your batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Looks like Batman could use an energy bar too 🙂

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