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Thanksgiving: Vegan & Gluten-Free Recipe Round-Up

Thanksgiving, more so in my mind than any other holiday, is really food-centric. Family is the best part of any holiday, but when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of food! For my plant-based folks out there, here’s a round-up of delicious, healthy recipes to meet all of your needs – Vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free. Enjoy!

Appetizers:

  • Roasted Apple Pumpkin Soup – Nothing beats a hearty soup on a cold day. Check out this colorful and delicious recipe from As Easy As Apple Pie.
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash – These amazing little squash bites are the perfect combo of ingredients. So head over to Abbey’s Kitchen to see more!
  • 5-Minute Savory Pumpkin Hummus – Quick, delicious, and perfect for dipping. Two Healthy Kitchens knows what we need.

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{Stuffed Acorn Squash}

Sides:

  • Sweet Potato Unstuffing – Because The Real Food Dietitians know that you don’t need bread for an amazing stuffing recipe!
  • Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes – I’m a big fan of including as many potato recipes as possible in any meal. 馃檪 Clearly Yay for Food agrees.
  • Maple Glazed Heirloom Carrots – These carrots from Eye Candy Popper, with an amazing lemon cashew cream, are the perfect accompaniment to any Thanksgiving dinner.

Entrees:

  • Lentil Loaf with Classic Brown Onion Gravy – Lentils, veggies, and gravy. Oh my!! This dish from the Mostly Vegan looks like a winner. May need to try it out before the holiday!
  • Vegan Pot Pies – I have to confess that I’ve never had a pot pie, so I’m very, very tempted by this recipe from Jessica in the Kitchen.
  • Stuffed Roasted Butternut Squash – Butternut squash, veggies, rice… What could be better? It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken is here to save the day.

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{Maple Glazed Heirloom Carrots}

Desserts:

  • Apple Pie – Easy, gorgeous, and delicious. What more could you need in a pie? Pickles & Honey has you covered.
  • Pumpkin Pie – Jessica in the Kitchen has juuust the recipe for you this Thanksgiving!
  • Apple Crumble聽& Apple Spice Cake – Delicious & filling apple based desserts, with the perfect amount of spice.

What’s YOUR favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

Check out more recipes on my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board.

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MCLV Mange | Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

While trying to come up with some fun new ways to enjoy my oats, I stumbled on the idea of baked oatmeal! It’s a healthy dish that you can add any toppings you want to, plus you can make it in advance and eat all week. I do love my meal prepping. Also – It’s so delicious and decadent tasting that you could definitely make it into a dessert.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Recipe

{Vegan // Vegetarian // Gluten-Free}

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe {5 servings – Meal prep}

Ingredients:

  • 2and 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2teaspoon聽cinnamon
  • 1/4teaspoonsalt
  • 2-3聽mashed bananas
  • 3/4cup almond milk
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1cupfresh or frozen blueberries
  • Optional: If you want this more dessert-y, you can add 1/4 cup of maple syrup or honey

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 baking pan
  • Mix together dry ingredients. Then add in mashed banana, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Fold in blueberries.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake at 350掳F for 30-40 minutes {until golden brown}
  • Serve warm or cold, its delicious either way!

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MCLV Mange | Apple Spice Cake

There are two things that say Fall to me in the kitchen – Pumpkin and APPLES!

Stemlit Farms just sent me some of their amazing SweeTango apples and I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen. Last year I did a healthy twist on a traditional Apple Crumble, so I wanted to try something different this season. Enter – The Apple Spice Cake. A yummy, spicy, Fall treat filled with sweet apple chunks. It’s gluten-free and vegan.

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{Vegan // Vegetarian // Gluten-Free}

Apple Spice Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil {you could also do 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 cup of applesauce}
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups of gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 apples {cored & chopped}
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts {I recommend walnuts or pecans}
  • Optional: Shredded unsweetened coconut is a yummy addition as well

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 and spray & lightly flour a聽9 inch聽bundt pan, a聽9 inch round pan, or聽an 8×8 baking pan
  • Mix together sugar and oil, then add in the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. I used an electric hand mixer, but you could also use a stand mixer or mix by hand.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  • Next, slowly mix the flour mixture into the bowl of wet ingredients. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the mixture.
  • Fold in the nuts and chopped apples. If needed, you can add non-daily milk to reduce thickness of the mixture, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Pour the batter into your baking dish and put in the preheated oven. Baking time is between 45-60 minutes, depending on thickness of the mixture and the size of your baking dish. Check the bake at 45 minutes and each subsequent 5 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when a toothpick can be inserted and comes out clean.
  • Let sit for 15 minutes prior to removing from the pan.
  • Enjoy!

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MCLV Mange | Healthy Baked Oatmeal

While trying to come up with some fun new ways to enjoy my oats, I stumbled on the idea of baked oatmeal! It’s a healthy dish that you can add any toppings you want to, plus you can make it in advance and eat all week. I do love my meal prepping. Also – It’s so delicious and decadent tasting that you could definitely make it into a dessert.

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Vegetarian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

{Vegan // Vegetarian // Gluten-Free}

Healthy Baked Oatmeal Recipe {5 servings – Meal prep}

Ingredients:

  • 2and 1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2teaspoon聽cinnamon
  • 1/4teaspoonsalt
  • 2-3聽mashed bananas
  • 3/4cup almond milk
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1cupfresh or frozen blueberries
  • Optional: If you want this more dessert-y, you can add 1/4 cup of maple syrup or honey

Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 and spray an 8×8 baking pan
  • Mix together dry ingredients. Then add in mashed banana, almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Fold in blueberries.
  • Pour into greased pan and bake at 350掳F for 30-40 minutes {until golden brown}
  • Serve warm or cold, it’s delicious either way!

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MCLV Mange | Morning Detox Shot

While this isn’t exactly a recipe, I do get lots of questions about my morning detox shot. I generally take this shot three mornings a week, alternating with taking my supplements the other two days.

Just to give you some background on the ingredients, here’s some of their benefits:

  • Lemon Juice – Promotes聽digestion
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – Helps lower blood sugar
  • Ginger – Reduces nausea and inflammation
  • Cayenne – Boosts metabolism
  • Turmeric – Potent anti-inflammatory agent聽& antioxidant
  • Spirulina – High in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, Copper, Magnesium & Potassium

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{Vegan // Vegetarian // Gluten-Free // Paleo}

Ingredients:

  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar {I’m extremely loyal to Bragg’s}
  • 1/4 teaspoon of powdered ginger or ginger root
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon of spirulina

Directions:

  • Mix together
  • Add a bit of warm or cold water to dilute
  • Drink up!

Note: Apple Cider Vinegar is very strong and may take some getting used to. Diluting the solution down will help if you have trouble drinking it.

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