Baked Potato with “Cheesey” Sauce

OK start boiling some water in a double boiler. You can bake your potatoes a day early if you like. I did mine in the morning and ate it that night. I’m bad at baking potatoes so maybe you should google it if you don’t already know how. I had it in at 375° for an hour and it still was not done!


Here is what you’ll need for the sauce: 

1 head cauliflower

1/3 c vegan butter

1/3 c ap flour

2.5c  unsweetened non dairy milk (I use almond)

1/4 c lemon juice

2/3 c nutritional yeast

1 T miso paste

2 t mustard

3-4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

1/2 t salt

1/2 t pepper

* I didn’t know what miso paste was before I was vegan so if you don’t know if comes in a tub like this. There is brown, red, and yellow. i’m not sure of the difference. This along with nutritional yeast my be hard to find but they have miso and nutritional yeast at Whole Foods and Sprouts for sure. 


What to do:

Start by chopping your cauliflower into fairly small pieces and then steam it in a double boiler.


For the Sauce:

In a hot pot add the “butter” and whisk in the flour to make a rue

Then add all other ingredients and whisk together. When the cauliflower is very soft, add it to the sauce.

Pour it over a potato and pile on a side salad. The key to healthy eating is variety so get a salad that has something more than romaine lettuce.


Mixed greens

Carrot shavings (I just used a peeler)

golden raisins


a pinch of salt

a little cranberry sauce instead of dressing!



Banana Oatmeal and Watermelon Smoothie

I am a fan of oatmeal and like to make big pots and portion it into jars to eat throughout the week, but as of late I find that I have been making too much and not finishing it. I found this single serving of baked oatmeal on angie and james do stuff  who adapted the recipe from chocolate-covered katie. It was sooo good and I can eat all day everyday but this filled me up really fast (with the smoothie too).

So here is my go at the oatmeal along with a refreshing watermelon smoothie (and I HATE watermelon but this was delicious!)

ImageHere is what ya need:

Preheat oven to 220°

1 small banana, mashed
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmeg
1/8 t of salt
1/4 t vanilla
Just under a Tablespon on vegan sugar 1 t chia seeds 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/4 cup milk of choice. I use vanilla almond milk

Mash your banana until it’s not lumpy

add all ingredients except oats and milk.

mix together with a fork

add oats and milk and mix again

pour into ramekin (I’ve been looking to use that thing!)

bake for 20 minutes and CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP

Now you have some time to clean up and when you have a few minutes of bake time remaining you can make your smoothie!

ImageWhat ya need:

No measuring here, dudes, smoothies don’t play by the rules.
Watermelon (more of this than the berries)
Almond Milk (or whatever you prefer)
Chia Seeds

Directions: BLEND! I like to blend everything then add the crushed ice and give it another quick blend so the ice doesn’t get too small and melt.

ImageForgot to add my chia so it went in post blend