Desserts, Hey, I Can Make That!, Snacks, Sweet, Treats

Nice Cream

Freeze 5 very ripe bananas (without skin, cut into quarters).

In high speed blender:

5 Frozen bananas

2 Tablespoons cocoa or cacao powder

1 Teaspoon almond butter (just blended almonds, no salt or other chemicals)

2 cups water

Blend for about 30 – 60 seconds.

Serve immediately as soft serve or place in pop molds overnight.

Check out the YouTube Recipe Demo Video Here.

Naked Pumpkin Ice Cream

Conquer Cravings – Ice Cream

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Hey, I Can Make That!, Salads and Sides, Snacks, Wraps

Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Roll
Our green star member Joann showed us how to easily make Spring Rolls! 
You will need:
vegetables 
rice paper 
lukewarm water 
shallow plate 
spray bottle with water 
a smooth surface 
sauces for dipping
knife
cutting board
Directions:
Choose and prepare your favorite fixings like:   Spiralized cucumbers, Vermiceli rice noodles, butter lettuce, matchstick cut carrots, firm tofu sticks, mint leaves, micro greens, freshly squeezed lime juice, finely sliced onions, green spring onions, red, yellow and green peppers, chili pepper, shredded cabbage, snow peas, kimchi, etc. 
1. Fill bottom of a shallow plate with lukewarm water.
2. Select a piece of rice paper and note which side is rough or smooth. 
3.  Dip both sides of 1 rice paper in the water. 
4. Spray a smooth surface with some water.
5. Place rough side of rice paper up on a smooth surface. 
6. Put your favorite fixings on top of rice paper on bottom 1/2 of rice paper .
7. Be sure to leave 1″ on bottom bare so you can use it to seal roll.
8. Pull bottom of rice paper up towards middle.
9. Fold sides in towards center.
10. Roll up spring roll and enjoy!

Vermicelli Rice Noodles

*Some sauces may be high in sodium:

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BBQ Grill, Breakfasts, Hey, I Can Make That!, Meat Substitutes, Snacks

Waffles With Barbecue Sauce SOS Free

tofu waffle

Tofu? Tofu Waffle? BBQ? Sooooo delicious and easy to make.

As a Meetup leader, I have the privilege of being surrounded by nice people who follow a whole food, plant-based diet. Meet Others: Socialize with like minded people so you don’t lose your mind.

We are fortunate to have some wonderful cooks in our group, who are willing to do recipe demos. They are talented and able to convert SAD recipes to compliant, whole food, plant-based, sugar, oil and salt free recipes. These members earn a Green Star each time they do a demo for our group. 

Here is a YouTube BBQ Waffles demo from our Green Star members Beverly & John:

Recipe:

Barbecue Tofu Waffles Sauce

14.5 oz. can Organic Fire roasted tomatoes
6 oz. can organic tomato paste
1⁄2 c. organic dates
3 cloves organic garlic
1⁄4 c. apple cider vinegar
2 tsps. organic chili powder
1 tsp. organic smoked paprika
1⁄4 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce ( Beverly likes Wizard brand)
1⁄2 tsp. liquid smoke
Blend in high speed blender or food processor then heat in saucepan for about 30 minutes.
Let cool and store in refrigerator.

Barbecue Tofu Waffles

Drain one carton of firm or extra firm tofu. Cut in slices that will fit your waffle maker. Place it on paper towels or a clean tea towel, cover it with the same, and press gently with your hands to remove some of the water.
Place BBQ sauce on a shallow plate and drag each piece of tofu through the sauce until it is coated on all sides.
Preheat your waffle iron on its highest setting. Once it is hot, place the tofu on the waffle iron. Save the extra sauce for applying afterward when serving. Gently close the waffle iron and set a timer for 4-5 minutes.
Keep the waffle iron closed for at least 4 minutes (unless you smell something burning). Waffle irons vary so check it after 4 minutes and then at 1-2 minute intervals. It should be uniformly browned not wet.

If some pieces cook more quickly than others remove them as they get done.
Brush with extra barbecue sauce.

Serve alone or on sandwiches.

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Crunchy, Recipes, Snacks, Sweet, Taste/Feel

Granola

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Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 60 mins Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
Serves: Serves: 4 (makes 3.5 cups)

INGREDIENTS
½ cup water
3 ounces dates, pitted and quartered (about 6 medjool or 12 deglet)
1½ teaspoons vanilla
1¼ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
½ cup raisins
½ cup sliced almonds (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Place the water, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a blender and set aside for at least 15 minutes (so the dates can soften).

Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (see photos below) or a silicone mat.

In a medium bowl, combine the rolled oats, raisins, and nuts.
Blend the dates, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg until smooth. Pour into the bowl of oats, raisins, and nuts, and mix with a fork.
Spread the granola evenly on the baking sheet, breaking up any big clumps. Cook on the center rack for 30 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven, and using a spatula, shuffle the granola around a bit. Return to the oven for an additional 25 to 30 minutes. It should be a light to medium brown when done. For full crunchiness, completely cool the granola first. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to preserve freshness.
NOTES
Juice instead of water: For added sweetness and flavor, try substituting the water with any unsweetened fruit juice (like orange, tangerine, pineapple or apple). I’ve used orange juice instead of water, and also added the zest from the orange and it was really tasty (if you try this, don’t blend the zest, just add it at the end while stirring everything together).

Nut options: Any kind of chopped or small nuts would work here, but I think the texture of the sliced almonds is my favorite. I’ve also used chopped walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds.

Raw raisins and nuts: If you don’t want to cook your raisins and/or nuts, feel free to toss them in with the oat mixture after cooking.

Granola can be made in a food dehydrator or an oven. Most people don’t have a food dehydrator, so my recipe utilizes the oven. Granola prepared in a food dehydrator doesn’t cook but rather dries out over time. Warm air is circulated around the food, gradually causing it to lose all or most of its moisture. To use a dehydrator, spread the granola on a teflex sheet that is placed on a dehydrator tray, and dehydrate at 110 degrees F for 3 to 4 hours, or until your desired crunch level is achieved. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer to preserve freshness.
If you don’t have a dehydrator, and want maximum airflow around your granola (using the oven method), you can place your parchment paper on top of a baking rack that is sitting on top of your baking sheet. You can use a broiler pan and broiler rack, if you’re interested in even crispier granola.

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