Umami Protein Patties

These delicious umami protein patties derive their power from a mix of quinoa and green lentils, resulting in a potent protein mix along with good amount of fiber. As easy as they are to make, I love having some patty mix in the ready to transform them into delightful tacos, burgers or salad or pasta toppings; a versatile way to add clean protein to my diet.

In this recipe, I am letting the onions wait in salt a bit to extract their juice. This step gives the onions a smoother taste and they cook easier as well. The umami taste that I love is coming partially from red miso. Optionally, you can cook the onions with mushrooms or a sauce like BBQ for additional flavor infusing. Here is the recipe:

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Caroline’s Chai Concentrate

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This is one of my most favorite recipes and it has been refined and perfected over the years! Be sure to make adjustments based on your preference of spices and sweetness. This will yield two quarts of chai and only takes about twenty minutes total to make! So, are you ready to brew some chai?!

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Vegan Crêpes

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Crêpes are a wonderful departure from the usual pancakes and waffles for when you are in the mood for that kind of a breakfast. And this recipe, inspired by one ingredient chef, makes it incredibly easy. But do prep the batter the night before cause it needs to be refrigerated for a little bit.

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Mocha Chocolate Vegan Parfait

Mocha Chocolate Vegan Parfait

This was an absolute hit in our pop-up events, along with the Double Strawberry Vegan Parfait, primarily because they both are incredibly delicious treats of course. But also because they are healthy. They are loaded with nutrients, fiber and protein. And they contain none of the refined sugars or oils (when made with our vegan, gluten-free granola which only uses organic maple syrup and organic virgin coconut oil).

One of the things we are doing with our local pop-ups is that we are open sourcing our dessert recipes. Links to the recipes were printed right on the dessert labels and although a day late, this recipe is now delivered as promised.

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Mango Avocado Sandwich

Mango Sandwich
Our camping trip is sadly over. We just came back from an amazing place. A place that has it’s own time scale, sort of independent of what happens from the craziness of the silicon valley in a hour driving distance. We were at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park, which is California’s oldest park. It was amazing and humbling to sleep under some of the world’s tallest trees (at up to 375 ft. tall) that can live as long as 2,000 years. It was a place so beautiful that blue jays were considered kind of pests.

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Vegan Plum Cobbler

Plum Cobbler
Fruits are at the top of the taste pyramid. They are the undisputed rulers. Their colorful, playful, inviting fragrances and tastes should remind us that we are made to eat fruits.

In my opinion, these ultimate treats are best enjoyed as they are, when they are at their freshest, before even seeing the inside of a fridge. But it doesn’t always work like that.
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