Pumpkin Pie-lets

glutenfree vegan Dec 07, 2020

I live on these little pie-lets. I love the seeded crust that forms the crisp seat for the smooth pumpkin filling.

True to form, I prefer them in individual portions for portion control and presentation purposes. But if you’re so inclined, you can make a 9-inch pie with the same ingredient amounts. This is a perfect dessert to make for the holidays and a little coconut whip topping makes it even more perfect.


Pumpkin Pie-lets
By Debbie Adler

Makes 12 pie-lets 

Must Have 


¾ cup gluten-free oats

½ cup sunflower seeds

½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

8 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked in water for 20 minutes and then drained

3 tablespoons water


15 oz. can of pumpkin puree

4 tablespoons any plant-based milk

¼ cup coconut nectar

2 tablespoons tapioca flour

2 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

¼ teaspoon stevia powder


¼ cup gluten-free oats, ground (I use use a coffee...

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Dill-i-cious Herb-Stuffed Potato Pancakes

glutenfree vegan Dec 07, 2020
The Miracle of Lights, aka Hanukkah, coming up this Thursday, revolves around potato pancakes, otherwise known as latkes.
They are usually made exclusively with russet potatoes and fried, but here I add in a sweet potato and some fresh herbs, which really adds a nice rustic and fragrant quality.
The best part is, these are baked, not fried, and you get the same satisfying crispiness and flavor without the added oil and fat. It’s miraculous!
Dill-i-cious Herb Infused Potato Pancakes
By Debbie Adler
Makes about 15 potato pancakes
Must Have
1 small red onion, diced
2 tablespoons coconut aminos
1 russet potatoes, peeled
1 sweet potato, peeled, boiled and mashed
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ chopped cilantro
¼ cup chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons white miso paste
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Soy-free, dairy free sour cream
Must Do
1.Preheat the oven to...
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Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

glutenfree vegan Sep 25, 2020

I believe cornbread should get a spicy kick in the pants. It wears it well, and let me tell you, cornbread doesn’t need a holiday to be in fashion. And so it is with cornbread muffins. I revel in portion control and I use my baking tins for this purpose.  These muffins go well with soup, salad and chili and are good all on their own. They are so easy to make and they freeze well, so there is no excuse to always have them around.



Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
By Debbie Adler


Makes 12 standard size muffins

Must have

¾ cup any plant-based milk

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1½ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour

1 cup course-grind corn meal

3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons onion powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon xanthan gum

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ teaspoon cayenne

¼ cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup coconut sugar

½ cup corn kernels fresh...

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Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Dipping Sauce



Buffalo Cauliflower with Ranch Dipping Sauce
By Debbie Adler

Serves 4 

Must Have

Buffalo Cauliflower

1 large (about 4 pounds) cauliflower, broken into florets

½ cup any plant based milk

¼ cup sunflower seed butter

¼ cup hot sauce

2 tablespoons coconut nectar (or maple syrup)

¼ cup nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons gluten-free flour

Ranch Dipping Sauce

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked in water for 2 hours and drained

½ cup coconut milk (or another non-dairy milk)

½ cup freshly lemon juice

2 tablespoons coconut nectar

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill

1 tablespoon chopped green onion


Must Do

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • To make the Buffalo Cauliflower: Whisk together the plant-based milk, seed butter, hot sauce, coconut nectar, nutritional yeast, and flour in a medium bowl.

  • Add...
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Black Bean Bolognese

vegan Jan 07, 2018


Black Bean Bolognese

By Debbie Adler


Serves 4


Must Have

1 (8 ounce) package bean or lentil pasta

2 tablespoons coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon cacao powder

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 carrot, sliced
3 cups chopped broccoli

1 (28 ounce) can chopped tomatoes with juice

1 (15 ounce) can black beans

1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth



Must Do

1.     Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

2.     Heat the coconut aminos and garlic in a large sauté pan over medium heat and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3.     Add the cocao powder, tomato paste, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, mushrooms, celery, carrots and broccoli, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli turns...

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Everything Bagel Potato Salad


Everything Bagel Potato Salad

By Debbie Adler

Serves 6


Must Have

Everything Bagel Spice Mix

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

½ tablespoon onion flakes

½ tablespoon dried garlic flakes

½ tablespoon caraway seeds


Potato Salad

3 cups (about 36) small purple, red and white small potatoes

1 green onion, sliced both green and white parts

1 heirloom tomato, seeded and diced

1 cucumber, diced

3 tablespoons capers

1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped



3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons spicy mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon coconut nectar (or maple syrup)



Must Do

1) To make the everything bagel spice mix: Add the hemp seeds, chia seeds, onion flakes, and garlic flakes to a small bowl and toss to combine.

2) To make the potato salad: Add the potatoes to a small pot of boiling water over high heat. Lower the heat and simmer until the...

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Glazed Lemon Wonuts (Waffle/Donuts)

glutenfree vegan Jun 30, 2017

Glazed Lemon Wonuts
By Debbie Adler

Makes about 6 Wonuts 

Must Have

1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour

½ cup amaranth flour

½ cup sweet rice flour

½ cup coconut sugar

½ teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon lemon zest

¼ cup applesauce

¼ cup coconut nectar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon lemon extract

½ cup unsweetened coconut milk



½ cup powdered erythritol ( I use Swerve Confectioners)

6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice



Must Do

1.Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2.Whisk together the all-purpose, amaranth and sweet rice flours, coconut sugar, baking powder salt and lemon zest. Make a well in the middle.

3.Add the applesauce, coconut nectar, vanilla and lemon extracts and stir to combine. Next add the coconut milk and stir until it is absorbed and the batter is smooth.

4.Once the waffle iron is ready, pour...

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Chipotle Mexican Omelet Tostada

glutenfree vegan May 18, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Omelet Tostada
By Debbie Adler 

Serves 2


Must Have

1 gluten-free tortilla

1 cup chickpea flour

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1 tablespoon chia seed, ground (I use a coffee grinder)

¼ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon cumin powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric

¼ teaspoon chipotle chili powder

¼ teaspoon sea salt

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons vegan, soy-free yogurt (I use So Delicious Dairy Free Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt)

1 Serrano pepper, diced

1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1 cup water



Heirloom tomatoes


Black beans


Hot sauce


Must Do

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch round spring form cake tin with parchment paper.

Whisk together the chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, chia seeds, baking soda, cumin, turmeric, chipotle powder, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Made a well in the middle.

Add the yogurt, Serrano pepper, cilantro and water and stir to...

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