Tuesday, October 17, 2017

{Recipe} Vegan Cannellini Bean Sour Cream

 Yesterday I promised to share my new vegan sour cream recipe. I had been making one that called for 1 1/2 cups of cashews but this one only needs 1/2 cup of cashews.
 The secret to this vegan sour cream is cannellini beans! It ups the protein and fiber and lowers the fat content.   How does this magic work? A high speed blender is important. I haven't tested it in any other appliance though.
1/2 cup cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked in boiling water for an hour *sometimes I skip this step or don't soak as long, it's fine if you have a Vitamix*)
1/2 cup water
1 TBS lemon juice
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 -1 tsp fine grain sea salt
To make:
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and process until smooth and creamy.
It's truly amazing! The sour cream thickens up in the fridge but it's good right out of the blender too!
 Enjoy it with my Vegan Taco Pie!
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Monday, October 16, 2017

{Recipe} Vegan Taco Pie

8-10 corn tortillas
1 pkg Beef-less Ground crumbles or equivalent (I use Trader Joe's brand)
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
1/2-3/4 cup vegan cheese shreds (like Daiya)*I used a mix of cheddar and mozzarella.
1/2-1 tsp chili powder-depending how spicy you like it
salt & pepper to taste
 To make:
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Heat non-stick skillet to medium and sauté onions with some water until translucent.  
  • Add Beef-less Ground and corn, heat to warm through, adding more water if mixture starts to stick to the pan.
  • Add tomatoes and spices, stirring to combine and heat through. Set mixture aside.
To assemble:
  • Spray 9x9 baking dish with non stick spray or use parchment paper.  
  • Put 4-5 tortillas in bottom of dish, ripping and overlapping to cover the bottom. 
  • Add half of the taco mixture then add half of the vegan cheese. 
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas, taco mix and cheese.
  • Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes until cheese is bubbly.  You can put under the broiler for a few seconds to brown the top and make it crispy.

Serve with salsa, like this stuff and sour cream, vegan of course.  I'll post my Creamy Cannellini Bean Sour Cream Recipe tomorrow.  It's a good one!
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Creepy Dollar Tree Halloween Decor

Well it's my second Halloween post this week (did you see my {DIY} Spooky Pumpkin Diorama?) and my second Dollar Tree related post (check out yesterday's post). What's up with that? 
 Dollar Tree has had some awesome Halloween decor, that's what's up!

I found these super creepy (yet fun) changing portraits that I hung up over existing pictures in our entryway.  Here's the "guy" one.

Here's his partner, you never know which of the faces you'll see when you pass them by.
The other spooky-creepy decor items that I found were these window/mirror clings.  I had trouble getting a great picture of the vampire but he's stealthily overlooking our piano and living room.
And this 'judgy' looking witchy lady is in our dining room.  I think they're fun while upping the (surprise) creep factor just a bit!  How is your Halloween decorating going?
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

{Around the House} Refrigerator Coasters from Dollar Tree Placemats

Have you seen fridge coasters? I've seen them on Etsy and other sites but I also got the idea to use Dollar Tree placemats from Do It On a Dime.  
 I found a pattern of placemats that I liked and brought them home to try them out.  They can easily be cut to fit with scissors.  I took everything out of the fridge and cleaned it while I was making them.
 They fit nicely on the shelves and they don't slide around.
I can easily wipe them down or take them out if I have a spill.
I had to go back and buy a few more placemats so I could do all of the side shelves and drawers.  I think I needed 8 total to complete the fridge.
I love opening the door and seeing how clean, neat and organized it looks now (and a bit stylish too!).
Have you tried the fridge coaster trend? What do you think?
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