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Creamy Mango Vinaigrette

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Creamy Mango Dressing two ways. First Mango Orange, which is a bit sweeter and creamier. It doesn’t taste like orange though, just bright cheery mango dressing. The Mango Lime is a great vinaigrette that has just the right amount of sweet with a nice amount of tart. It doesn’t taste like lime, it has more of a blended vinaigrette with some sweet. I’ve actually made it using lemon juice instead of lime, but like lime better. Feel free to give lemon a try though!

Creamy Mango Tango Dressing 2 ways

Mango Orange Vinaigrette (makes about 9 oz)
1 cup mango
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (to make it oil free, use favorite nondairy milk)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1-2 inch piece of ginger
1 TBS maple syrup
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

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Mango Lime Vinaigrette (makes about 9 oz)
1 cup mango
2 limes, juiced
3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
2 TBS water (to make it oil free, use favorite nondairy milk in place of oil & water)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1-2 inch piece of ginger
2 TBS maple syrup
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

 

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your blender and blend medium to high until completely smooth. I let mine blend for around 30 seconds.
Want to know how to best cut a mango? watch this handy 3 second fast motion video.


 

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Oil Free Broccoli Mango Salad 

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Oil Free Broccoli Mango Salad 

This is lazy BIG salad, I made it to bring to a family gathering, all one bowl (except if you use quinoa) so minimal clean up. That’s always a positive thing for me.


  • 2 large broccoli crown chopped
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup mango, cubed small
  • 1-2 TBS currants (or you can use cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • 3-4 cups greens, I used 1.5c arugula and 2c spinach
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (optional)
  • 1 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder, ginger powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper & turmeric
  • 1 TBS coconut sugar (or maple syrup)
  • Top with slivered almonds, or coconut bacon

The best thing about this salad is, you just toss the stuff in a big salad bowl and mix. The only thing special I kinda do is, chop all the veggies and mix them all together with 1/2-3/4 of the avocado before I add the greens, the avocado coats the veggies and kinda acts like a dressing.

Then add in the greens, edamame (I don’t cook it, I just measure it frozen and let it sit out while I’m chopping) and quinoa. Mix again. It will crush the arugula and spinach, but that’s what you are going for.  Throw the spices and seasonings over the top with the rice vinegar and coconut sugar and mix it all again. Bam, done!!

Oil free, raw and one bowl, except the quinoa!

 

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Peach-Mango Crisp

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 vegan gf peach crisp, perfect summer treat 

  

vegan gf soyfree clean eating peach mango crisp

peach mango crisp before being baked


Fruit Bottom:
5 Peaches
2 Mangos, peeled and pitted
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 TBS + 1 tsp tapioca starch (or arrowroot)

Crisp:
3/4 cup rolled oats
1 cup gluten-free flour mix
1/2 cup coconut sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
big pinch of salt
1 ½ TBS coconut oil
1 medium banana, mashed

Cook in a 7×11 baking dish or equivalent

Preheat the oven to 400F degrees.

Cut the fruit into bite-sized, 1-inch pieces. Place the chopped fruit into the baking dish, sprinkle coconut sugar over fruit then sprinkle tapioca starch over and toss well, making sure all the starch is dissolved.

To make the topping combine the coconut oil, banana, coconut sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Mash banana until it’s blended in. Next add the oats and flour together and mix until everything comes together in a dough-like texture. Spread the crumble in small chunks evenly over the fruit mixture.

Place the baking dish in the oven, middle rack, and bake for about 20-25 minutes, or until the topping has browned slightly and the tops are hardened.

Luau Kale Salad

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I was looking through some old recipes that I hadn’t made in quite a while and decided that this Luau Salad could use some revamping and then it would be on the menu for dinner tonight. If you don’t know, kale holds up great for a salad that you want to have the next day (or a few days later) and not have a gross wilted sad mess of a salad. IF you are planning on having left overs, either don’t use romaine in it, or just mix in the romaine just before serving. Watercress would go great in place of it, or you could just do another leaf or two of kale.
Make sure that you “massage” the kale before all the ingredients get added in, it will make a world of difference for the taste. Rubbing it through your hands makes it much less hardy, and far more pleasant to eat.

Dressing, Cabbage/Kale/Quinoa and all the other chopped ingredients.

Dressing, Cabbage/Kale/Quinoa and all the other chopped ingredients.

Luau Kale Salad with homemade creamy orange coconut dressing. High Raw. Vegan & Soy Free

Luau Kale Salad with homemade creamy orange coconut dressing. High Raw. Vegan & Soy Free

Serves A LOT, maybe 10

Salad Ingredients:
1/2 C quinoa (cooked in 1 C water)
1 bunch of kale, torn
1 1/2 C romaine lettuce, rough chopped (if planning for left overs use spinach or watercress)
1 C red cabbage
1/4 C mint, chopped (OPTIONAL)
1/2 cucumber, diced
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
4 Stalks Celery, diced
3 Green Onions, thinly sliced
1 Tomato, chopped
1 Mango, cut into cubes
1/2 C Pineapple, chopped (same size as mango)

1/4 C Unsweetened Coconut, toasted (add right before eating)

OPTIONAL GARNISHMENTS (add right before eating)
Avocado
Pepitas or Macadamia Nuts

Dressing
1 Orange, peeled
1 TBS Orange Zest
1/3 C Coconut Sugar
3 TBS Water
3 TBS Olive Oil
1 Lemon, Juiced (about 1/3 cup)
2 Tbs Coconut Butter (can sub almond butter)
1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp Orange Flavor/Extract
1/2 tsp RealSalt (Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt works also)
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
dash of Ground Cardamom

For Dressing: put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Leave in blender bowl, because you will pour it directly onto the salad.

In a medium bowl, combine salad ingredients in italics. Put torn kale in a LARGE bowl, rub it between your hands for about 30 seconds to a minute to break down a lot of the toughness that kale has. After quinoa is done cooking, allow to sit for 5 min before removing the lid. After the 5 min, take off the lid, pour half of the salad dressing over the kale then dump the quinoa over the top of that & mix. It will make the quinoa stick to the kale rather than just all falling to the bottom of the bowl.

Next mix in the cabbage with the kale/quinoa. Dump out contents of the medium bowl on top of the cabbage/kale/quinoa, then pour the rest of the dressing over the top. Mix it and make sure that it’s fully coated.
Next toss in romaine (or spinach).

Dry toast the coconut by heating a frying pan to medium-low & putting the coconut on, but make sure it’s spread evenly. After a little less than 2 min, move around the coconut to make sure it doesn’t burn. Stir around for another minute or two and then remove from heat and top on salad with whatever other garnishments you desire.

 

Much Love!!

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