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Lemons,Love & Pink

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So I’m sitting in the kitchen thinking what can I do with tuna & cream cheese (dairy free, that is!)
Well of course, I thought maybe Pinterest night give inspiration. I didn’t find what I made there but I found cream cheese and tuna can go together. So I mixed it together, put it in a little wrap, the kind kind for potstickers. And tadaaa, it’s not too bad.

I had an opened pack and they only last a week after opening so Im getting creative with them. I love them. The edges get crispy and I love a little crispy. I think I fake myself into thinking its fried though I don’t like fried I think our brains sometimes “crave it”. It’s like Wendy’s fries, yumm but not so yumm at the same time.

Anyway here is what I did.

Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly spray a good size baking sheet.
I used a pizza pan.

I used two packets of tuba
Maybe 3 tables spoons of dairy free cream cheese (use as much or as little as you want to taste)
Mix it well!

Spoon the mixture onto the little wrap, just a small amount so it doesn’t seep out. I’d estimate around a tablespoon or a little less depending on the size of the wrap.
Fold the wrap in half & pinch the edges.
Lay the wraps on the pan
Spray a light drizzle on the tops
Bake for 10 minutes
Flip and back 8-10 minutes or until they are browned on both sides.

Enjoy.

Next time I might had some seasons or such but this wasn’t a bad test run.

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I was at the store and saw some coconut water & thought to myself, that stuff is so good for you. I just don’t care for the taste for some reason. You know what I’ll just mix it with lemon & water, be side everything taste better with lemons.
-just before– I saw frozen grape juice and thought eh I’m too cheap to spend 2.65 on this I think I’ll just make lemonade.

So I made lemon coconut water not sure on its outcome because I went purely off of just what I thought sounded good.

Here’s what I used

3/4 pitcher of water
1 carton of coconut water
Half a large lemon -squeezed into the waters-

Mix well
Chill
Enjoy.
It’s actually really good & you get the goods from the coconut water without such a powerful taste. Just drink multiple glasses 😉

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Well as you know if you read here often, we don’t eat real dairy products BUT we still love things that normally have dairy in them!
Last night was potato soup.. In the crock pot even! You can totally do this on the stove I was just letting it simmer.

So here’s what you need if you want dairy free potato soup, oh and it’s lighter by the way.. Less calories! It’s relatively clean I’d say too.

Okay.

  • A few lbs of potatoes, (I used around 6 or so good sized potatoes from the bag.)
  • A full box/carton of veggie broth
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tables spoons of butter, we use Olivio olive oil substitute
  • 3 brats leftover from the night before.
    *You could use a half pound of sausage or to make it vegetarian which I do often find some great veggie sausage.
  • A little salt & spices or seasons you like most.
    (I often put pepper in mine but after I dropped it in a pain if boiling pasta I no  longer have any and can never remember to buy more.)

Now this is totally easy.
Pour the broth, water & drop the butter  in the crockpot
Dice up the potatoes, drop them in
Add you spices you like, I used salt, adobo season mix & oregano and it came out tasty but you choose your favorites!
Cooking is all about your taste anyway, right?
Pop that baby on high & let it cook for 6 hours!

6 hours later…

When the potatoes are nice & soft scoop about a two cups of liquid out & set aside, next your going to make it creamy scoop your soup into your food processes or blender & make them nice and creamy, set them aside and do it another 3 or so times. If you want a chunkier soup then simply spend less. Toss those creamy potatoes back into your crock pot with the stuff you didn’t mix. I always leave around 1/3 not blended.

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6 hours later…lets blend!

Now with the liquid on the side just add it in so your soup is the constancy you like. I add very little as we like a thicker soup.

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The liquid on the side

Once you have your soup to the consistency that you enjoy most it is not ready for you to eat!
Scoop it on into a big bowl, grab some ciabatta bread  and enjoy!!
The best bread to pair with it my hubby and I decided on is ciabatta. It’s a perfect match made in food heaven.

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I simply used Kroger store brand sauce.. I cheated, who doesn’t?

The zucchini is the important part. We don’t eat much meat and I’m always looking for new ideas to put a twist on the everyday kind of stuff.

Sauté the zucchini with about 1/4 of a small onion. Or more if you like, we don’t like a ton but if you do, go for the half or more.
Put it in the pan with a drizzle if olive oil, Italian seasoning, a dash of adobo all purpose seasoning and of course a splash of red wine vinegar.
Sautéed until the zucchini is nice and soft.
Serve on pasta.

It’s a nice, healthier spin on spaghetti.

Enjoy.

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Yumm, was this delish.

What you need
About 1/2 cup of “Go Veggie” cheese
A handful of spinach
& a roll of crescents

Sprinkle cheese on
Lay spinach on
Put another little sprinkle .. Or as much as you like
Roll
Bake for time on the package of rolls indicate

Enjoy. You will.

So easy. Does it get easier. I had to share,they just so easy & yet yummy!

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Yumm!
Even the hubby said “that’s really good!”

Here’s what you need
A box of spiral pasta
A jar of spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cup of veggie “beef” crumbles
1 cut up zucchini
1/2 cup of edamame if you like .. Or not if you don’t, add any veggies you like.
1 cup of Go Veggie cheese

Boil your pasta
Put a layer down in your greased pan
Put a later of veggie
Then crumbles
Followed by sauce and cheese
Make a couple more layers

Bake for 15 mins at 375

Let cool & enjoy!

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Lunch today was scrumptious and very healthy… Aside from the pinch of sugar.
This is what we had!

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What I call our fall themed quinoa mix!
Here’s what you’ll need.

1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 sweet potato – rinsed, peeled & diced
1 cup of frozen peas
I had some left over cinnamon, sugar and vanilla from my cinnamon rolls do I used a pinch if that. The tiny amount of cinnamon was happily noticed!

Boil your potatoes, put your pinch of sugar & cinnamon if desired, toss in the peas when they are just about done. It’ll only take a few minutes and that will be done boiling. Drain your veggies and mix in the cooked quinoa.
Enjoy!

So simple, clean & pretty delish!

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