Honeydew Cranberry Parfaits
Honeydew Cranberry Parfaits

Honeydew Cranberry Parfaits

Honeydew Parfaits with Cranberry Orange Sauce

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
This 3 ingredient sweet sauce will level up your fruit or greens salads every time. We believe, layering sweet melon and berries in a pretty dish with this delicious and versatile cranberry orange sauce will make everyone feel special and delighted. More Fruit Please!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Dressing, Sauce

Equipment

  • 1 High Powered Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup orange juide freshly squeezed if possible
  • 1/2 cup cranberries fresh (available seasonally in most stores)
  • 6 medjool dates pitted
  • 1 pinch salt of choice optional
  • 1 honeydew melon, cut or diced
  • 1/4 cup blueberries, blackberries or both

Instructions
 

  • Place the orange juice, cranberries, dates and pinch of optional salt into a blender and blend on high until the mixture is very smooth
  • Layer honeydew pieces into a pretty dish, top with berries and sauce and serve

Notes

If your dates aren't creamy and soft, you can soak them in hot water for 15 minutes and drain before adding.
Really wow your family or guests by also layering in a low-fat granola and plant-based yogurt for a very filling and pretty meal!
Another idea is to use this sauce as a base for mocktails. Add club soda or sparkling water, a cinnamon stick and frozen cranberries as your ice cubes for a pretty Holiday Mocktail.
Keyword cranberries,, dates, orange
Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast

Fancy Avocado Toast

Fancy Avocado Toast

Kathy Taylor with Plant Life Journey Retreats
Excellent for Guests, our signature toast offers lots of extras for wow factor and taste
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, brunch, Snack
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices Ezekiel Bread, toasted
  • 1 large Avocado, ripe (will give a little when pressed in)
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon (or lime), juiced
  • 1/2 cup Organice Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup Radishes, sliced thin
  • 1 Tbsp Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar or Glaze
  • 1/2 cup Sprouts of choice or slivered greens of choice optional
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Onions optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut avocado, remove seed carefully and scoop into a mixing bowl
  • Mash avocado with a little lemon juice
  • Spread onto toast and cut on a diagonal making 8 pieces
  • Sprinkle on everything but the bagel seasoning and add remaining ingredients, balsamic glaze last
Keyword avocado, Toast
Chopped Greens and Fruit Salad

 

Chopped Greens and Fruit Salad

Smoothie Salad

Jill Keb with Plant Life Journey Retreats
This chopped greens and fruit salad is a great way to start your day! Eat anytime for blast of nutrients. Quantities are up to you..... so many options. Very Refreshing!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Salad, Snack
Cuisine Whole Food Plant Based
Servings 1

Equipment

  • 1 food processor with pulse option

Ingredients
  

  • 3 handfuls Mixed organic baby Greens of choice
  • 1 Banana, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cucumber, roughly chopped
  • 1 handful Blueberries
  • 1 handful Raspberries
  • 1 handful Blackberries
  • 1 handful Grapes
  • 1 Lime, juiced

Instructions
 

  • pulse the greens just until broken down, move to a medium sized bowl
  • add all the fruit and cucumber and pulse until just chopped, transfer to bowl
  • add juice of lime, stir well and eat with a big spoon!
Keyword banana, blueberries, cucumber, grapes, lime, microgreens, spinach
Kokomo Parfait

 

Kokomo Parfait

Kokomo Parfait

This recipe is a modification of our basic Kokomo Toast recipe. So easy to make and presents well as a dessert or brunch item. It is optimal to refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving for best consistency.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices whole grain bread we prefer Ezekiel brand Raisin Bread
  • 3 TBSP nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh fruit of choice (i.e. chopped apples, berries) we used sliced strawberries & blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Toast slices of bread, then cut into bite sized squares.
  • While toasting bread, stir to combine maple syrup, nut butter and cinnamon in a medium size bowl.
  • Gently fold in the cut up pieces of toast and stir until coated.
  • In 4-6 parfait glasses or clear dessert bowls, alternately spoon in the toast and fruit, adding additional fruit on top.
  • Optimal to refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving while bread absorbs the nut butter mixture and softens.

Notes

Keyword Easy, Kids, Toast

This Rice Pudding is Healthy for Breakfast or sweet enough for Dessert!

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan

11

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

Overnight Chia Pudding

 

Amazing Instant Pot Rice Pudding WFPBNO

Kathy Taylor
Rice Pudding is my weakness.  Well, that and chocolate.  When the weather gets cold, there is something about the smell and taste of cinnamon and sweet rice pudding that brings me back to my childhood and makes me feel warm and cozy inside. This comfort food recipe is gluten-free, dairy free, vegan, no refined sugar, and I love it more than the original.  To top it off, it is super easy to make. You just dump everything in your Instant Pot and about 30 minutes later, get ready to enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Brown Jasmine Rice (Lundberg has a great Organic Brown Jasmine Rice)*
  • 1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Dates (about 3 pitted Medjool dates, chopped)
  • 4 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk or other plant milk of choice (up to 1/4 cup less for thicker end-result)**
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour **
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Clove Powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • raisins, nuts, additional cinnamon optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the rice well in a fine mesh colander and drain.
  • Add rice and all remaining ingredients to the Instant Pot, stir well and close lid.
  • Make sure the vent knob on lid is in the Sealing position.
  • Select Porridge mode, High Pressure and increase (+) default cooking time to 22 minutes total.
  • After cook time is finished, leave it in "Keep Warm" mode for 10 more minutes.
  • After the 10 minutes is over, press Cancel. With an oven mitt on your hand (to prevent steam burns), turn the venting knob from Sealing to Venting to release the steam.
  • Once steam has completely released, open Intant Pot and let sit a few minutes ot cool slightly and thicken.
  • Enjoy warm or move to smaller container and refrigerate until cold. Mix in raisins and chopped nuts if desired. Top with a light sprinkle of cinnamon or serve as is...it is already well spiced. Pudding will thicken considerably once cold.

Notes

*I have tried making this with regular brown rice as well as a 4 grain cereal with oat groats. While those turned out a little chewy but okay, the Brown Jasmine Rice yields a far superior result with regards to texture and taste. White rice would probably work (less cook time?), but I prefer to stick to brown rice for nutrition.
**To make this nut free, use your non-dairy plant milk of choice and try oat flour in place of almond flour for thickening. I haven’t tried it, but believe it may work with some minor adjustments in quantity.  Let us know if you try it!  Don’t have oat flour?  Just blend old fashioned oats in your high-speed blender until you have a fine flour.
Keyword dairy-free, Easy, gluten-free, vegan
Kokomo Toast

Kokomo Toast

Kokomo Parfait

Kokomo Parfait

This recipe is a modification of our basic Kokomo Toast recipe. So easy to make and presents well as a dessert or brunch item. It is optimal to refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving for best consistency.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Toaster

Ingredients
  

  • 4 slices whole grain bread we prefer Ezekiel brand Raisin Bread
  • 3 TBSP nut butter of choice
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups fresh fruit of choice (i.e. chopped apples, berries) we used sliced strawberries & blueberries

Instructions
 

  • Toast slices of bread, then cut into bite sized squares.
  • While toasting bread, stir to combine maple syrup, nut butter and cinnamon in a medium size bowl.
  • Gently fold in the cut up pieces of toast and stir until coated.
  • In 4-6 parfait glasses or clear dessert bowls, alternately spoon in the toast and fruit, adding additional fruit on top.
  • Optimal to refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving while bread absorbs the nut butter mixture and softens.

Notes

Keyword Easy, Kids, Toast
Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

Egg-y Brunch Casserole

This is just a yummy combination of my favorite bread, potatoes and seasoned tofu. We have served this casserole at many of our weekend Retreats. I like to make my own breakfast sausage patties and freeze them. See my Chick-It & Breakfast Sausage recipes to use in this recipe if desired. Trader Joe's has a nice poultry seasoning as of this writing, but I LOVE my Chick-It recipe! Thanks to Delisa Renideo, (yestolifesolution.com) - I always have this recipe made up and on hand!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Casserole
Servings 8 people

Equipment

  • blender and large baking pan

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices rye or pumpernickel bread, cubed or torn up day old, or left open overnight preferred
  • 1 32 oz bag shredded potatoes or cubed potatoes thawed or frozen but broken up
  • 2 pkgs. silken tofu
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Poultry seasoning Trader Joe's brand, etc. See my Chick It recipe
  • 4 Tbsp nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 box vegan sausages, thawed and crumbled If buying a 'raw' version like beyond sausage, cook first, then crumble or chop

Instructions
 

  • Set the oven to 350 and prepare a 9 x 13 baking pan (or use parchment)
  • Place bread cubes in bottom of baking pan
  • Blend the silken tofu with remaining seasonings and pour 1/2 the mixture on top
  • Layer the potatoes and crumbled sausage next, saving some sausage for the top
  • Add the remaining blended tofu, sausage and sprinkle with paprika
  • Cover and bake for 30 minutes, then uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes until potatoes are browned and tofu is set. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing

Video

Notes

You may find that you need to add up to 1/4 cup water to the Tofu/seasoning mixture. Try adding just enough to get it all to blend well.
Keyword Casserole, vegan
Chickpea Quiche

Easy Chickpea Frittata Ingredients

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

Chickpea Quiche

This is a hard one to describe because it's unique! Once you mix garbanzo bean flour with water and some other seasonings, the end result is a delicious, nutritious snack or breakfast grab. Let me know in the comments below what you think. Have you made these yet?
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • ramekins, loaf pan or muffin pan with parchment muffin cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup garbanzo flour or chickpea flour
  • 1 cup cool water
  • 2 tsp nooch aka. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder or minced dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 handful chopped veggies such as broccoli slaw, diced
  • 2 Tbsp vegan cheesie sauce or cheese shreds of choice

Instructions
 

  • Set oven to 400 degrees. Grease 2 ramekins, a mini loaf pan or use muffin cups. I prefer to use parchment muffin cups with zero oil. Set aside
  • In a small bowl whisk together garbanzo flour, nooch, baking powder, onion powder and salt
  • Whisk in the cool water until well combined. Add chopped veggies & vegan sausage, etc. if using
  • Carefully scoop mixture into muffin cups or baking pan
  • Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned on top

Notes

These amaze me in that they go into the oven so liquid-y and yet come out dense, yet soft and so nicely flavored. A dollop of cheesie sauce and vegan sausage really elevates these to favorites of mine. 
Keyword frittata, gluten-free, muffin, quiche, vegan