No-Bake, Instant Sunflower Energy Balls (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Nut-Free)

My favorite mid-morning or pre-workout snack is definitely energy balls!  They only require six ingredients, are quick and easy to make, provide nutrients and energy and are totally portable.  This makes them great for busy on-the-go days.  My kids often help me make a batch and they love that the energy balls are ready to enjoy right away.  I also love to keep extras in my freezer or fridge and grab one or two on my way out the door.  They've got all the nutrients you need in a snack and they taste like dessert.  They provide whole grains for energy, plant-based protein for endurance

Quick & Easy One-Pot Curried Quinoa & Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for when you need a fast nutritious meal.  It comes together in less than 10 minutes.  Here are the features of this dish that make it one of my go-to weekly meals: One-Pot! Enough said, right?  This means the process is super simple and clean up will be a total breeze. Minimal chopping. The only thing you will need a knife for is to chop up the parsley, cilantro and green onion.  This makes this dish super quick to pull together.  And no crazy kitchen tools needed. Serve hot, warm or cold. This means you can enjoy

Top 10 Recipes of 2018!

As the year comes to an end, I am always curious to look back and see which recipes were my most popular.  I can see the website traffic for each blog post regardless of when it was originally posted.  It is always so interesting to me to see what people are loving on my site.  It reminds me how important it is to check in with you all on what you are wanting/needing in terms of recipes. So, with that, please feel free to comment at the very bottom of this post below, message me privately on any of my social

One-Skillet Baked Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

This one-skillet dish is perfect for an easy and comforting weeknight meal.  It is light and cozy all at once.  Start by sautéing butternut squash cubes in your skillet until tender.  Then, add the sauce which is made creamy from butternut squash puree, pasta water and olive oil.  Bold flavor comes from shallot, garlic, sage, maple syrup, chives, parsley, salt and pepper.  You can add red pepper flakes or chili-flavored oil for some heat if you would like.  I snuck in some extra greens by adding fresh baby arugula which cooks down and is almost undetectable. You can use any type

How to Build a Chocolate Dessert Board (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

This chocolate dessert board is the answer to all your entertaining needs.  It doesn't require any cooking, which is a relief this busy holiday season.  The beauty of a dessert board is it is both an impressive work of art and a short-cut all at once.  It is a great way to use up nuts, seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit, cookies and chocolate.  This "recipe" is incredibly flexible and you can customize the board to your liking based on what you have on hand or at your local store.  I like to go for a variety of colors, shapes, textures

Gingerbread Steamer

This holiday season, while you are busy baking (and eating) all the holiday cookies, consider this beverage as your official cookie companion.  With a sweet and delicately spicy gingerbread flavor, it is sure to keep you in the holiday spirit whether you are baking it up in your kitchen or chatting it up at a cookie exchange party.  Either way, it is the perfect cozy homemade drink to warm you up during these cold winter months. I kept this recipe super simple and combined everything on the soup setting of my high-speed blender.  This creates both warmth and froth for the

Creamy Vegan Oatmeal

This is my go-to simple recipe for ultra-creamy oatmeal.  I'm typically a morning smoothie girl but in these colder winter months I sometimes take a break from my smoothie routine and opt for a steamy bowl of oatmeal.  It is filling, decadent, energizing and quick to make.  Today I'm sharing my three easy cooking methods I use to make the creamiest oatmeal. The secret to luxuriously creamy oatmeal is to cook it with more liquid and stir often.  I used to go with a 1:2 ratio of oats to liquid.  But I find if I increase the ratio slightly and stir often

Toddler & Kid-Approved Creamy Vegan Carrot Soup

This time of year, I turn to easy soups as a way to get more vegetables in my kids.  While they don't always go for whole vegetables, they absolutely love my creamy colorful vegetable-based soups.  This eye-catching, vibrant carrot soup is one of their favorites.  It is quick and easy to prepare, mild in flavor, slightly sweet and ultra-creamy.  You will love the ease of making it and your children will love to dive spoon-first into their bowls.  Even picky little eaters tend to love this carrot soup.  When I made it for Riley (five years old) this week she

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Nut-Free)

This is my gluten-free, egg-free and healthier take on the traditional deep fried potato pancake recipe.  Here, I'm using sweet potatoes, one of my favorite powerhouse vegetables which offers immune boosting antioxidants, potassium and fiber while still being low in calories.  So let's turn these babies into latkes for this Hanukkah season! This recipe is so quick, simple and delicious - I know you will love it!  Instead of laboriously hand grating potatoes with a box grater or lugging out your heavy food processor and all the attachments, this recipe leverages the spiralizer which effortlessly turns sweet potatoes into latke-ready form.  In just ten seconds and a

Instant Pot Vegan Mashed Potatoes

On Thanksgiving day, saving precious minutes can be critical to pulling off the meal.  That is why I love recipes like this that leverage the Instant Pot for speedy cooking.  The potatoes cook whole (no need to chop) in just 14 minutes. While the potatoes cook, you can infuse the butter with garlic flavor which gives it a subtle but not overpowering garlic taste that makes this dish.  It sounds fancy and complicated but it is actually super easy.  You just smash the garlic cloves and let them cook in the melted butter for a bit.   Then discard the garlic (or save

26 Last Minute Vegan & Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes (Mostly Nut-Free Too!)

Any last minute planners out there?  If so, I've got you completely covered with these quick and easy last-minute Thanksgiving recipes that are tried and true crowd pleasers.  Most importantly, these recipes are quick to pull together with simple ingredients.  This list includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, a cocktail and a mocktail!       If you make any of these recipes for your Thanksgiving, post a picture on Instagram or Facebook and tag @eatingbyelaine and use hashtag #eatingbyelaine for a chance to win a $50 gift card to the grocery store of your choice.  Really!  I'll be randomly selecting the

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