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Eggplant Lasagna Rolls (from Minimalist Baker)

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls | Healthy, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free

This recipe is straight from Minimalist Baker, an amazing recipe resource. People that dislike both tofu and eggplant have said they liked this recipe. You will be amazed how much the tofu tastes like ricotta. This recipe is much healthier than typical lasagna, which is made with refined grains (noodles), lots of dairy (cheese), and not much vegetables. With this recipe, you get at least a couple servings of vegetables along with some plant-based protein. It is also easier to make (and eat) rolls rather than a whole layered eggplant lasagna.

 

Eggplant Lasagna Rolls (from Minimalist Baker)

Serves 4
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Main Dish
Website Minimalist Baker
An easier approach to lasagna made of vegetables. Completely plant-based and free of refined grains!

Ingredients

  • 2 eggplants, sliced into 12 1/4 inch slices lengthwise
  • 2 lemons, juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 12oz extra firm tofu, drained and pressed for 10 minutes
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 cups marinara sauce

vegan parmesan (Optional)

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch garlic powder

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Step 2
Salt eggplant slices and let sit for 15 minutes to release the bitter juices. Rinse and lay to dry between two towels with something heavy on top to press out excess moisture.
Step 3
Arrange eggplant slices on 1-2 baking sheets in a single layer and bake for 13-15 minutes. Set aside and lower oven temperature to 375°F.
Step 4
To make vegan parmesan, pulse cashews, nutritional yeast, salt and garlic powder until the cashews are finely minced.
Step 5
To make tofu ricotta, combine tofu, 1/4 cup vegan parmesan (optional), nutritional yeast, basil, lemon juice, oregano, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until it resembles ricotta cheese. Adjust flavors if necessary.
Step 6
Pour about 1 cup of marinara into a casserole dish. Scoop about 1/3 cup of tofu mixture into each eggplant slice and roll up. Place into the casserole dish seam side down and repeat with remaining eggplant. Pour more marinara over the top.
Step 7
Bake for 15-23 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and eggplant is starting to brown. Serve with optional extra vegan parmesan and fresh basil leaves.
Eggplant Lasagna Rolls | Healthy, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free

 

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free (use certified GF oats)

If you’re looking for a twist on boring old oatmeal, give this recipe a try. You can make it on the weekend and reheat individual portions for breakfast throughout the week. It is made with whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats, and is completely plant-based and low in added sugar, yet tastes like carrot cake! It’s crispy on the top, tender on the inside, and contains a variety of other textures from the crunchy nuts and chewy raisins.

Each serving has only 1 1/2 teaspoons added sugar, less than most flavored oatmeal packets. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 10% of calories from added sugar, which is about 12 teaspoons on a 2,000 calorie diet. However, the American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugar to 6 teaspoons a day for women and 9 teaspoons a day for men.

Recipe adapted from dietitian and cookbook author Ellie Krieger’s recipe.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Breakfast
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
This healthy and flavorful breakfast is made with whole grains, fruit, vegetables and healthy fats, and is free of animal products.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 2 cups rolled oats (not quick cooking)
  • 1 cup almonds, walnuts, or pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup green apple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit
  • 2 cups almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons oil (canola, melted coconut, or other oil of choice)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small bowl, whisk together flax meal and 3 tablespoons water. Let sit for 5 minutes. Grease a cake pan, pie plate, or square baking dish.
Step 2
In a large bowl, combine oats, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Add carrots, apple, and raisins and stir.
Step 3
In a medium bowl, whisk together almond milk, maple syrup, oil, and vanilla. Stir the flax mixture, then add to the milk mixture and whisk. Pour milk mixture over oat mixture and stir well.
Step 4
Pour oat mixture into prepared baking dish and bake for about 40 minutes, until golden brown on top.

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal | Guess Who's Cooking | Healthy, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, dairy free, and gluten free (use certified GF oats)

Asian Chicken Marinade

Asian Chicken Marinade | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, easy, simple, gluten free, dairy free

This simple, healthy Asian-flavored marinade can be used for baked or grilled chicken.

Asian Chicken Marinade

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
This simple, healthy Asian-flavored marinade can be used to bake or grill chicken.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons low sodium tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil, such as grapeseed, canola, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 - 1 1/2lb boneless skinless chicken (breast, thighs, or both)

Directions

Step 1
Combine all ingredients except chicken in a medium bowl, mixing well. Add chicken, cover with marinade, and cover the bowl. Refrigerate for 2-24 hours.
Step 2
Grill chicken on an outdoor grill or on a stovetop grill pan, flipping once nice grill marks have formed, until internal temperature reaches 165° F, or finish in oven once both sides have nice grill marks. Another option is to bake at 350° F until internal temperature reaches 165° F, about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken.
Step 3
Serve sliced or chopped on a salad.

Pear Clafoutis

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren’t the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.

Pear Clafoutis

Serves 6-8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Clafoutis is a French baked fruit dessert, but is traditionally made with milk/cream, sugar, butter, and flour, which aren't the healthiest ingredients. This recipe calls for only 2 tablespoons of added sugar and leaves out the other undesirable ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large bosc pears (unpeeled (but peel if you'd like))
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (drinkable kind)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour (you could probably use regular flour (whole wheat or white) if you'd like)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (such as turbinado)
  • 24 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 tablespoon pear brandy (I actually used amaretto vodka)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • coconut oil for greasing pan
  • cinnamon for garnish

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9" pie plate or cast iron skillet.
Step 2
In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except pears and cinnamon until well combined (about 1 minute). Batter will be thin, like crepe batter.
Step 3
Cut pears into quarters, lengthwise, then remove the core. Slice pears lengthwise, and lay in the greased pan. Pour the batter over the pears and place in the oven. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown on top. Garnish with cinnamon.

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots - Low carb, gluten free, paleo. Follow Guess Who's Cooking on Twitter @guesswhoscookin. guesswhoscooking.com

Serves: 4

Time: 25-40 minutes

 

Ingredients

1-2 pounds carrots (don’t need to peel if organic)

Extra virgin olive oil for drizzling (about 1 tablespoon)

Salt to taste (about 1/4 teaspoon)

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. If carrots still have stalks, cut most of it off and discard (or use to make pesto, or compost!). Peel the carrots, or you can leave the outer skin on if they are organic. Place carrots on a baking sheet (and parchment paper if you’d like), then drizzle with olive oil and salt. Bake for 25-40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the carrots, stirring once or twice. When they are done, they should be light golden brown all over and the carrots should be fork tender.

Roasted Carrots - Low carb, gluten free, paleo. Follow Guess Who's Cooking on Twitter @guesswhoscookin. guesswhoscooking.com

I found these skinny carrots at the farmer’s market. In my opinion, they are much tastier than the ones sold in grocery stores, plus they cook more quickly, and are very fresh!