recipes Category

How to Make Tofu Taste Good (how to make tofu taste like chicken)

a close up shot of cooked tofu

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published November 21, 2023 This simple recipe transforms boring tofu into crispy, tasty bites that remind me of fried chicken pieces. There’s no oil, and just two ingredients: boxed tofu and soy sauce alternative coconut aminos. Ingredients: 2 boxes drained certified organic tofu ¼ cup coconut aminos (2 tablespoons […]

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Halloween Mint & Chip Ice Cream (vegan, no sugar, no sweeteners, plant-based NICE CREAM)

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published January 9, 2023 This dairy-free (and vegan) mint chocolate chip “ice cream” has zero sugar and no chocolate chips, yet it tastes like vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips. It’s so fantastically good, it’s freaky how the addition of black beans transforms into chocolate chips! I came up […]

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Vegan Black Bean Brownies (gluten-free, plant-based, oil-free, low-fat)

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published January 9, 2023 My all-time favorite dessert is brownies, but I don’t use oil, margarine, white flour or sugar anymore because those ingredients make my blood sugar rise and cause me to gain belly fat. Provided are a few different options to make these brownies taste close to […]

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Vegan Latkes (gluten-free, low-fat, plant-based, oil-free, baked potato pancakes)

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published March 21, 2023 The one thing I didn’t like about latkes, also known as potato pancakes or fritters, is that they are fried in oil. Since I’m vegan, I also don’t eat eggs, so I came up with a gluten-free, plant-based, oil-free, vegan, baked latkes recipe. Ingredients 2 […]

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low-fat, plant-based chocolate vegan popsicles (no sugar, no nuts)

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published March 7, 2023 These quick and easy, 4-ingredient, low-fat, plant-based, oil-free, healthy vegan chocolate popsicles, don’t contain sugar, dates, coconut, and are INCREDIBLY delicious. Ingredients: 4 ripe medium-bananas 4 teaspoons alcohol free vanilla extract 4 teaspoons tahini 4 tablespoons cocoa powder + 4 teaspoons cocoa powder Directions: Peel […]

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Vegan Blueberry Pancakes (gluten-free, oil-free, plant-based, sugar-free)

pancakes with berries on white plate

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published February 7, 2023 These vegan blueberry pancakes are gluten-free, plant-based, oil-free, low in fat and contain zero sugar. Dry ingredients: Wet ingredients: Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While oven is warming up, add dry ingredients, except for the walnuts, into a medium-sized food processor and mix until […]

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oil-free, plant-based, vegan taquitos (crispy!)

a person s hand getting a taquito

written by Nina Shantel, blog:, published June 13, 2023 Watch the cooking demonstration video at the bottom of the post to see exactly how to make these so your taquitos turn out perfectly. Filling Ingredients 2 cans oil-free, fat-free, refried pinto beans 3 T coconut aminos ¼ cup salsa ¼ cup filtered water A […]

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