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Coconut Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Swap out your Thai takeout for a delicious meal at home! Serve this as a dish for a meatless Monday or add it to your weeknight recipe repertoire. What I truly love about this recipe is it’s incorporation of global flavors and simple ingredients. As always with Thai recipes, be sure to adjust the heat to your tastebud preferences – some may prefer a more mild approach or to spice it up a bit more.  Enjoy and share be sure to share how this recipe worked for you! Happy cooking!

Coconut Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps

Coconut Thai Tofu Wraps

Serves 2

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce or endive
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 package extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 1 package of Green Giant Thai Coconut Sautés
  • Juice of half a lime + more slices for garnish

Detailed directions can be found by heading over to find the original recipe on Vegetarian Ventures.


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Gluten Free and Vegan: Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

Cool off with a naturally gluten-free and vegan smoothie that also features this year’s starring superfood ingredient: matcha. If you’re a little cautious to try matcha, this is a great way to be introduced to the green tea’s powerful antioxidant benefits. Paired with coconut in this smoothie, the matcha finds a great balance in taste and texture. If you’re not already on the matcha bandwagon, you may surprise yourself in not only loving the endless health benefits of the green tea but also the taste. With only one teaspoon of matcha, it already has 60 times the antioxidants than a comparable amount of spinach leaves. Now that’s what I call a super food! Serving more than two? Be sure to double or triple this recipe to suit your summertime entertaining needs. Enjoy and happy summer!

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Coconut Vanilla Matcha Smoothie

(Serves 2)

Ingredients:

  • 14 oz. can light coconut milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
  • 2-3 tsp. matcha
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp. agave (or maple syrup, honey, etc)
  • Small handful ice

For detailed directions on how to prepare this smoothie, you can find the original recipe on The Garden Grazer. 

Kaitlin, of the blog The Garden Grazer is a self proclaimed vegetable enthusiast who enjoys making recipes that complement her passion for veggies. Her blog features recipes that are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Kaitlin and all things The Garden Grazer, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


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Homemade Cereal: Paleo and Naturally Gluten-Free

Breakfast deserves an extra crunch– especially one that’s paleo approved and naturally gluten-free. Coconut flakes are the starring ingredient in this Recipe Redo and also one of the few ingredients required. Preparation is equally just as easy, simply toast the flakes in your oven and you’ll be on your way to enjoying a bowl of cereal that will make you reminiscent of Saturday mornings and cartoons. Here’s hoping this recipe brightens tomorrow’s early start! Enjoy!

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Paleo Cinnamon Crunch Cereal 

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
You can find directions for this recipe and more on: Detoxinista.
This recipe was originally penned by Megan, a detox expert that sees every day as an opportunity to make healthy choices. As an added bonus, Megan’s recipes are often sensitive to the Paleo and Vegan diet. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

 


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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter and Granola

This unique recipe is a clever take on the composition of a healthy dessert. By using the natural sweetness of the apples combined with the crunchy or creamy goodness (depending on your preference) of the peanut butter and granola, the natural qualities of the ingredients shine to make an outstanding dish. Not too long ago I posted a recipe about Stuffed Bell Peppers. Though the overall taste of the two dishes is completely different– I’m still inspired by the creative way these recipes use the peppers and apples and transform them into a final product that tastes completely different! As an additional positive, this recipe requires little ingredients– so say goodbye to those long grocery lists! You won’t have to worry about forgetting that obscure essential ingredient with this recipe because it truly is that simple. All you need is Apples, Granola, Peanut Butter and some hot water and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious treat!

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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 baking apples (such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, McIntosh or Rome Beauty)
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 cup hot water

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this healthy dessert, visit Dessert Now Dinner Later.

Amber, the face behind Dessert Now Dinner Later develops recipes that satisfy a food enthusiast’s desire for healthy recipes that are also easy to make. As a culinary graduate, Amber uses her knowledge and skills to aid her blog. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

 


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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with Chef Raju at the Art of Living Retreat Center and personally enjoyed these fabulous gluten free cookies.  Make a batch and let us know what you think 🙂  Debra

Ingredients

1 C Brown Rice Flour

1 C Buckwheat Flour

1/8 tsp Salt

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Flaxseed (ground) Soak in 1 Tbsp warm water

1 C Vegetarian Butter (softened)

3 C Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl add the butter and sugar and blend with a beater until fluffy.  Add in the soaked flax seed, honey and vanilla and mix.  Add in the flour mixture and combine gently.  Add in the coconut and mix well.

Chill the dough until it is firm.  At least 2 hours.  When ready to bake, roll in equal sized balls.  The batter should make around 25 balls.  Arrange them on a baking sheet that is either lightly greased or has parchment paper.

Bake cookies at total of 12-15 minutes.  Half way through, rotate the sheets.  Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter.


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Simple and Scrumptious: Two Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Simplicity is something to be admired, especially when it come to baking. As far as I’m concerned, the less ingredients the better! The best part about this recipe is that the ingredients required also double as the recipe’s namesake. If you’re thinking it can’t be that easy, you’re mistaken in the best of ways– it’s most certainly possible and easy to make a delicious dessert with just two ingredients! The benefits to this simple sweet are endless: dairy free, gluten-free, and vegan approved. To make this dessert, simply mash the ingredients together and in just 25 minutes you’ll have a simple treat to eat.

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2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare these simple and scrumptious 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies, visit the blog Grok Grub.

Original recipe published on Grok Grub
This recipe was originally penned by Rachel, a healthy eats expert that calls San Fransisco home. She considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her blog  Grok Grub. You can connect with the food-maven on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.