Vegan Pistachio Pesto

If you follow my Instagram account (@wellbymel_), you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It is gluten free, dairy free, and only made with 5 ingredients- cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt! And it tastes great- it tastes like actual gnocchi! This is one of my go- to easy dinners because it is frozen and so easy to make! All you need to do is cook it on a skillet for a few minutes until fully thawed and crispy and then top with the sauce of your choice. Note: do not follow the package instructions to cook the gnocchi or else they will turn out mushy.

Today, I chose a pistachio pesto sauce. I have had a bag of pistachios in my pantry for a few months and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to repurpose them to make pesto. It was super yummy and really easy! This pesto is dairy free and uses nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. See full recipe below!

Continue reading “Vegan Pistachio Pesto”

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Easy, peasy lunch in less than 10 mins – Cauliflower Fried Rice! Best part is it’s made with mostly frozen ingredients so it’s really easy to have them on hand. This is my go to meal when I need I’m low on groceries. Frozen produce is great because it’s a cheaper alternative to fresh produce and frozen produce are picked at their peak ripeness aka they contain the max nutritional content. Fresh produce is often picked before it’s ripe do that it ripens on the store shelves. So I’d say it’s a win-win 🙌🏻 

 

 

Continue reading “Cauliflower Fried Rice”

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Added Sugar Free Banana Bread 🍌🍞

My Monday morning at the airport is looking pretty good with this banana bread for breakfast 🍌🍞🍌🍞🍌🍞🍌🍞It is gluten free, dairy free, added sugar free and I am absolutely loving it. I was never really into baking but didn’t want to toss my overripe bananas last night before I flew out this morning so repurposed them to make banana bread. They are great to have as something sweet and i also love bringing it to the airport with me as a sweet, healthy breakfast. 

Continue reading “Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Added Sugar Free Banana Bread 🍌🍞”

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl 🥕

Carrot cake smoothie bowl! I think this is my new favorite smoothie bowl. Had this for lunch today and I don’t even feel guilty about eating this “treat” because it’s primarily made of veggies, but still tastes sweet.

Continue reading “Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl 🥕”

Lentil Meatballs and Zoodles 🍝

This is hands down one of my favorite recipes. It is a plant-based take on a comfort food. I love that this dish takes like a comfort food, but is still super lite. See recipe below, it makes about 2 servings.

Continue reading “Lentil Meatballs and Zoodles 🍝”