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Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Broccoli Alfredo

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Broccoli Alfredo- no cashews or nutritional yeast

Before our diet change, Dave hated creamy things. Especially creamy sauces, anything involving mayonnaise, as well as melted cheese. So in some ways, eating vegan works out well for him.

ME, on the other hand… I looooooove creamy things. I used to be a big fan of alfredo’s, mac and cheese, and had no qualm with mayonnaise. Giving up dairy was a little sad for me : ( But! I would never choose to go back. It really has made a huge difference in my life.

Creamy Vegan Roasted Garlic Broccoli Alfredo- no cashews or nutritional yeast

So in an effort to try something new for Dave and to appease my cravings, I came up with an AMMMMMAZZZZING alfredo alternative that is both light and absolutely full of flavor!

I very often hear that people don’t like the taste of nutritional yeast, so I opted to leave it out. I stuck with a simple tablespoon of lemon juice for this one. I really wanted to make this sauce as easy as possible- no excessive chopping of garlic (after 4 bulbs I’m usually spent), no soaking cashews and needing a high-speed blender, and no crazy unusual ingredients. Just simple stuff that most everybody can find.

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My Lunch Smoothie

My Lunch Smoothie- A CHOCOLATE smoothie packed full of your days full serving of fruits & vegetables!!

If you've visited my site before you may have ran into my complete and utter smoothie addiction. Especially GREEN smoothies. I can't go a single morning without them. I literally crave them as fuel for my mornings. Hands down my... Read More

Coconut Oil Blueberry Buckle

Coconut Oil Blueberry Buckle- Super MOIST and naturally sweetened!

So today I have a mega YUMMY Blueberry Buckle recipe to share with you! Along with a few notes on my recent yoga discoveries. Let's start with yoga first shall we? Well, I've been doing yoga now for about a year... Read More

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry With Tofu

Simple Massaman Vegetable Curry with Tofu | TheGreenForks.com

I've got great news on the progress front with our diet! Dave has officially declared that he LIKES Indian and Thai food!!!! This is a HUGE break through for him and it is going to make things soooooo much easier... Read More

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Vinaigrette

How to make Kale salad taste GOOD!

Since moving back to Germany, my diet has been kind of on the fritz. For about 3 weeks I was left blender-less. A pretty big deal for me, considering I have a smoothie for breakfast and lunch everyday. So in... Read More

Secret SPINACH Double Chocolate Muffins

Secret SPINACH Double Chocolate Muffins- uses an entire bag of spinach and you can't taste it! #vegan

One of my very first recipes on my blog, as well as one of my most popular, has been my Popeye Muffins. A green muffin that gets it's beautiful, bright color from an entire bag of SPINACH! But guess what?... Read More

Lentil-Nut Loaf

Lentil Nut Loaf- Egg and Soy Free! #vegan

Don't know if any of you have noticed but I've let the blog lapse quite a bit with postings lately... haha. Going on over two weeks since my last. Jeez! But I've got a really good excuse! I've been living... Read More

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Energy Balls

Kid-Friendly Chocolate Energy Bites | Naturally Sweetened, Vegan, and Gluten Free

Sometimes I feel like I am constantly mixing up batches of "cookie dough balls" for my kids. They have truly been a God send for  (particularly my pickiest princess...). My two kids go through a single batch in just about... Read More

Vegetable Pineapple Fried Rice

Vegetable Pineapple Fried Rice- a lightened up version of an Asian favorite! #vegan

Being vegan, I don't go out to eat a lot. But when I do I almost always end up at an ethnic food restaurant- usually either Asian or Indian. Well, a few weeks ago I got some take-out from a local... Read More

Fudgy Vegan Avocado Brownies

Ultra Fudgy Vegan Avocado Brownies | Naturally Sweetened

Have you ever used avocado to make something sweet? For the longest time I thought it only had savory purposes like for guacamole or in sandwiches or topping a taco. But now I know better. Now I know avocado is... Read More

Citrus-Tahini Millet Bowl

Sweet Potato Millet Salad with Citrus Tahini Dressing | thegreenforks.com #vegan

Now that the Holidays are over and the New Year is officially here, it's time to start cracking back down on our diets. I know that I was sure easy going with what I was eating. I almost forget what... Read More