Coconut Mango Cucumber Smoothie

Coconut Mango Cucumber Smoothie - This refreshing vegan smoothie will quench your thirst on a hot Summer day!

Here in Tucson, we are experiencing temps in the 100s. In order to get in a walk comfortably, you need to get it in early in the morning. I usually walk for about an hour and a half. By the end of my walk all the water that I tote with me is gone, but I am still thirsty.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Vegan Tzatziki

Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Vegan Tzatziki (vegan, gluten free) - This Greek inspired sandwich has all the flavors that you would expect from Greek cuisine in a portable sandwich form. It is quick and easy to make.

I love using chickpeas in sandwiches. They have such a mild flavor that you can add sweet or savory ingredients. My first recipe using chickpeas in a sandwich was my Cranberry Apple Chickpea Salad Sandwich which had sweet and tart ingredients. This Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Vegan Tzatziki has all savory ingredients.

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice (vegan, gluten free) - This spicy side dish goes well in a burrito or as a compliment to a Mexican inspired meal.

For some reason I am not the biggest fan of making rice. Maybe it’s because it’s faster to make quinoa, which I am a big fan of with it’s high protein content. Or perhaps it’s because I always make a large batch of rice when I do make it, and it seems to last a little too long.

Besides quinoa, I love using cauliflower in place of rice. I get more vegetable servings and less carbs. So instead of making Mexican rice, I decided to make Mexican Cauliflower Rice.

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Vegan Ranch Dressing

Vegan Ranch Dressing (gluten free)- This ranch is made with fresh herbs. It is so good that you will want to switch out your store bought dressing!

This is probably the first time in over twenty years that I have had ranch dressing. To be honest, I never really liked it that much. That was before I was vegan. I think that maybe it was the buttermilk that I didn’t care for.

I thought it might be time to give Vegan Ranch Dressing a chance. I am so glad that I did because this is one of my new favorite dressings that will be added to my repertoire.  I made this ranch with fresh parsley, chives, and dill. It is so good that you will want to switch out your store bought dressing!

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