Vegan Gluten Free PIZZA

Pizza is one of those first things you go “OH SH*T!” about when you decide to become a gluten free vegan. There aren’t many options for pizza, and even LESS when you’re also soy free, like me! SO, naturally, pizza was one of the first things I felt the need to replace in order to feel HUMAN!

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I’ve made many types of pizzas but today I just kept it real with a regular old “cheese” pizza! This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free, corn free, and processed sugar free.  I hope you like this as much as I do!

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Crust

1 cup water

2 cup Bob’s Gluten Free Baking mix (Red label)

1 tsp baking powder

1 TBLS olive oil

1 TBLS pure maple syrup

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

  1. Preheat oven at 350
  2. Blend all ingredients well in blender.
  3. Pour into well oiled baking dish. I’m using an oval ceramic dish, about 5×9. I use coconut oil to grease dish.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven.

 

 

Vegan Moz

3/4 cup raw unsalted cashews (presoaked for 2 hours, or include in boil)

1 Medium yellow potato

1/4 cup Onion

1/4 tsp Sea Salt

1 clove Garlic

1 TBLS lemon juice

1/4 tsp stone ground or dijon Mustard

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1/4 cup Tapioca Starch (mix into milk before adding to other ingredients) for stretchy cheese OR 1/8 cup otherwise.

1 TBLS Olive Oil

 

Instructions:
1)Pre-soak cashews for at least 2 hours OR add to boil.
2)Boil potato, onion, garlic until soft
3)Add all ingredients to blender EXCEPT Olive Oil. Blend until smooth. OR Blend ALL ingredients and SKIP next step and top your pizza. For stretchier cheese continue.
4)Heat oil in small sauce pan on low. Add blender mixture to sauce pan, stirring continuously until thickened and very stretchy.
5)Serve immediately.

 

Pizza Sauce

1 small can tomato paste

3/4 cup water

2 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

Red pepper flakes optional

 

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients well.

 

Crust topper

1 TBLS Olive oil

1/2 TBLS coconut oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions:
Mix all ingredients together.

 

BUILD YOUR PIZZA!

1)Add crust topper to outside edges of crust

2) Spread sauce on crust

3) Carefully spoon on Vegan Moz

4) Add any additional toppings you like.

5) Turn oven up to 400 and bake an additional 10-15 minute or until crust has browned your liking. Check every 5 minutes as cooking times will vary.

6) Let cool briefly before cutting.

 

*You will have leftover Moz and Sauce.

**For thinner crust use a larger baking dish. I get more of a deep dish with the 9X5 dish.

 

ENJOY!!!

 

 

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Pumpkin Sweet Potato Curry (Vegan)

Hey friends!!! It’s been awhile since I’ve added any recipes to my blog!! I’ve been sharing many of them over in Facebook land! ADD ME! Ruth Phillips! Or “like” my page at Intentional Existence Ruth, to stay up to date!

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SOOOooo Summer is coming to an end and I don’t know about you, but I’m REALLY feeling the fall vibes lately! This is my favorite time of year! Still warm, but you start to sense the changing season. I LOVE IT!

I decided to play around with a quick, easy, pumpkin curry today. I’ve never tried one before, and I had a can of pumpkin I needed to use up, so here we are! Curry is one of my favorite fall dishes, all those cozy spices…. but if you know me, you know I make curry about once a week, year round. 😀 This turned out really yummy and I’m happy too share with all of you! Go easy one me as I’m in no manner a trained cook. I work solely on intuition 90% percent of the time! This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and processed sugar free. I hope you enjoy!

 

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Vegan Pumpkin Sweet Potato Curry

1 onion, chopped

1 TBLS olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

3 sweet potatoes, cubed

1 cup broth

2 medium-large carrots, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

2 TBLS curry

1/2-3/4 tsp clove

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Sea Salt to taste

1 15oz can of chickpeas, drained

1 15oz can of pumpkin

1 refilled 15oz can of almond milk

1 TBLS tapioca starch

1/8 cup coconut oil

2 TBLS pure maple syrup

1 TBLS Lemon Juice

One bunch of cilantro (or to taste)

Optional – a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper to spice it up!

 

 

  1. Sauté onion in olive oil for a few minutes then add minced garlic.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, carrots, and spices.
  3. Cover and cook on medium heat 5-10 minutes or until veggies are almost done. (Add water if need be)
  4. Add chickpeas, and pumpkin.
  5. Pour almond milk into can and add tapioca starch and coconut oil. Mix well then add to pan.
  6. Add maple and lemon, mix well.
  7. Heat for 10 minutes on low heat.
  8. Top with cilantro and enjoy!

Are you a fan of curry? Tell us in the comments what your favorite type of curry is!!

Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes with “Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

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This quick EASY meal is made regularly in our home. I always have the ingredients on hand so it’s great for those nights where I don’t want to think too much about what I’m doing. I was making a mushroom gravy at first, then I got the idea to make a more hardy meal by adding quinoa for texture and to add more of the “beef” feeling of the gravy my mom made growing up. (Anyone else grow up eating “Sh** on a shingle?! 😀 ) This week I added some carrots and peas, mostly because I was too lazy to make a side dish. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free, corn free, processed sugar free, and additive/preservative free.

 

Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes with “Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

5 large-medium sized potatoes, chopped

1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)

1/4-1/2 tsp pepper (or to taste)

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 TBLS olive oil

1 TBLS coconut oil

1.5 cups almond milk

 

Instructions:

  1. Add chopped potatoes to a pot of boiling water. Boil 20 minutes or until soft.
  2. Drain water.
  3. Add other ingredients.
  4. Mash well using potato masher.

 

 

“Beefy” Vegetable Gravy

Ingredients:

1 TBLS olive oil

1/2 cup chopped onion, divided in half

1.5 cup chopped baby Bella mushrooms + 1/2-3/4 cup more

1 garlic clove

1.5 cup broth

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp celery seed

sea salt and pepper to taste

3/4 cup dry quinoa

2 carrots, chopped

1/2 tsp of your favorite steak seasoning

1 cup frozen peas

 

Instructions:

  1. Heat oil in sauce pan.
  2. Add half of the onion, 1.5 cups mushrooms, and garlic clove (can remain whole)
  3. Cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add broth, paprika, celery seed, steak seasoning, salt, and pepper, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Place sauce pan contents into blender and blend well.
  6. Add back to sauce pan and add remaining ingredients, except peas.
  7. Cook until quinoa is done. About 15-20 minute.
  8. Add peas. Cook 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and serve over mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

Easy Vegan Cauliflower Alfredo

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    It’s been a while since I posted a new recipe so I thought TODAY was as good a time as any! I’ve been really staying busy with my coaching business and I’ve been working on a couple of other projects as well. (Stay tuned!) Last week I had a free “Vegan Hacks” event on Facebook where I shared my favorite ways of staying vegan without feeling deprived! I meant to share my Vegan Alfredo recipe on the last day but I ran out of cashews and had no photo to share!! SO here we have it!! I hope you enjoy this cauliflower & cashew based Alfredo sauce! This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free,  processed sugar free, and free from preservatives and additives! 

 

EASY Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients:

1 head of cauliflower

1/4 cup Raw Unsalted Cashews

5-6 garlic cloves (depending on size)

1TBLS olive oil

Broth (enough to mostly cover cauliflower in pan. 1.5-2 cups works for me. Water will work as well.)

Juice from half a lemon

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion power

1 tsp sea salt

pepper to taste

1 package of your favorite gluten free pasta

 

(For this recipe I also added some sautéed mushrooms and green peppers! Totally optional!)

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Break apart cauliflower. Add to pan with cashews, garlic cloves, and broth.
  2. Heat to boiling. Cook for 10-15 mins or until cauliflower is soft. (To keep more of the nutrients in the cashews you can presoak them for at least 2 hours prior, and exclude them from the boil.)
  3. Prepare pasta by package directions.
  4. Remove cauliflower boil from heat. Add to blender or food processor.
  5. Add remaining sauce ingredients and blend well until smooth.
  6. Top your pasta with your vegan Alfredo and enjoy! <2

Vgn/GF/SF Veggie Burgers

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Being a gluten free/ soy free vegan has it’s challenges. It can be hard to find a veggie burger that meets my standards and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. With warmer weather coming brings grill season! Last year I struggled with my home made veggie burgers, but this year I’m starting out strong!

 

The following recipe is vegan, gluten Free, soy free, corn free, and processed sugar free.

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Ruth’s Veggie Burgers

Ingredients:

2 cups chickpea flour. (I use Bob’s. It’ll say Garbanzo Flour.)

1 cup diced baby Bella mushrooms

2 cups water

1 tsp sea salt

1 TBLS garlic powder

1 TBLS onion powder

1/8th tsp pepper

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp celery seed

1 tsp steak seasoning (Use one without additives)

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup quick oats

 

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Uncooked, ready to chill.

Instructions:

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, with the exception of the oats, to a sauce pan. Mix well.
  3. Heat on medium, string continuously until mixture thickens well. (Some will stick to the sides and bottom of pan. That’s normal.)
  4. Remove from what once thickened. Add mixture to large mixing bowl along with cooked quinoa and oats. Combine well.
  5. Using your hands, shape into patties. I found it was easiest to form a ball shape then press it flat on a baking sheet. You can form them better after they’ve cooled a bit.
  6. Once all the patties are shaped, I seasoned with more steak seasoning. You could use whatever seasoning you like. Then I placed them on a baking sheet.
  7. Refrigerate for at least two hours to allow time to firm.
  8. Once burgers are firmed well, preheat oven to 450.
  9. Oil baking sheet. (I use coconut oil. You can skip this step but your burgers will be more dry on the outside.)
  10. Bake for 25 minutes. Flip.
  11. Continue baking for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness of burgers. (Mine were about 1/2 inch thick or less.)
  12. Remove from oven and serve with your favorite burger toppings!

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Vegan Gluten Free Lazy Pot Pie

 

I grew up eating frozen pot pies fairly often. Back when they still came in a metal pie pan and you actually baked them in the oven. My current diet doesn’t allow for most pre-made foods, so I had to come up with my own version. And well, I’m kind of a lazy cook. I’m also self taught and rather uneducated in the “ways” of cooking. So bear with me!! My family really enjoyed this recipe and I hope yours does too. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free, corn free, and processed sugar free.

 

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Vegan Gluten Free Lazy Pot Pie

 

Base Ingredients

4 medium potatoes

2 large carrots

1 small onion

1 garlic clove, minced

½ cup mushrooms

1 tsp seas salt

¼ tsp pepper

¼ tsp celery seed

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp parsley

¼ tsp paprika

½ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked (at least 2 hours)

½ tsp lemon juice

1 tsp tapioca starch

½ cup almond milk

 

Crust Top

1 cup oat flour

1 cup gluten free baking mix (I use Bob’s)

½ tsp sea salt

2 tbls olive oil

2 tbls coconut oil

½ cup water

 

Instructions:

  1. Cut veggies to desired size. Add all of them to pot. Add enough water just to cover the veggies.
  2. Add garlic, salt, pepper, celery seed, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, paprika.
  3. Cook on medium heat until veggies are tender. Drain some water if there is a lot left. You don’t want it ti be too soupy when you add the cashew mixture! 
  4. In blender add cashews, water, lemon juice, tapioca starch, and almond milk. Blend well until smooth.
  5. Add blender mix to pot. Simmer until thickened a bit.
  6. Preheat oven to 350.
  7. In a mixing bowl add all crust ingredients.
  8. Roll out to desired thickness (should be the size of whatever casserole dish you are using.) Poke holes with a fork.
  9. Pour base into casserole dish.
  10. Gently place crust on top of casserole.
  11. Bake for 20-30 minutes depending on thickness of crust. Remove from oven and serve.

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EASY Vegan Gluten Free Garlic Parmesan BBQ Pizza

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I LOVE pizza! But seriously, who doesn’t? My family likes to order pizza now and then, and even though I won’t eat the take-out variety, that doesn’t mean I have to miss out! I came up with this delicious creations over the weekend and I’m still dreaming about it!

 

Gluten free crust, vegan garlic parmesan sauce, topped with a little BBQ sauce, Brussels sprouts, and onions…. YUM!!! I made a small one, which I ate in one sitting. (It was ONLY 4 pieces!! 😉 ) This recipe is for one twice as large, so would feed two people. If I were feeding the whole family I would double this recipe and make two pizzas. This recipe is vegan, gluten free, soy free, processed sugar free, and corn free.

 

Easy Vegan Gluten Free Pizza

Crust

2 cups gluten free baking flour (I use Bob’s)

1 cup water

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 TBLS olive oil

1 tsp baking powder (I use aluminum free)

1 Tbls Pure Maple Syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put all crust ingredients in blender and pulse a few times to mix well.
  3. Pour crust mix into well greased baking dish. (I used a glass 11×7 dish that I greased with coconut oil.)
  4. Bake for 15 minutes then remove from oven.

 

Vegan Garlic Parmesan Sauce

1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews

2 garlic cloves whole +2 garlic cloves minced

1/2 cup water +1/4 cup water

2 TBLS chopped onion

1 TBLS olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp lemon juice

Pinch curry powder

Pinch tumeric

(I have found the curry and tumeric replace a bit of the “cheesy” flavor. But literally, just use a tiny bit. More is not better.)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients except minced garlic and 1/4 cup water to small sauce pan.
  2. Simmer on low-medium for 10 minutes.
  3. Put into blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add back to sauce pan. Shake 1/4 cup water in blender cup (to get any extra sauce left over) then add to pan.
  5. Add minced garlic and heat on low for 5 mins. You can add more water a tsp at a time if you want a thinner sauce.

 

Other Ingredients:

Your favorite BBQ sauce

Steamed Brussels sprouts (sliced)

Sliced Onion

1 TBLS Olive oil

1 TBLS Coconut oil

1/4 tsp Sea salt

1/2 tsp Onion powder

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

1/4 tsp Italian seasoning

1 large garlic clove, minced

Final Instructions:

  1. Mix together oils, spices, salt, and minced garlic. Use spoon to rub around edges of crust, saving a little to drizzle on to at the end.
  2. Add vegan parmesan sauce. Drizzle on a little bbq sauce.
  3. Add toppings. (sliced Brussels sprouts and onion.)
  4. Drizzle with remaining oil mixture
  5. Bake for approx. 10 minutes at 450 or until crust browns slightly and onions cook.
  6. Remove from oven, cut, and enjoy!