Savoury Breakfast Frittata (Vegan and Gluten Free)

One of the benefits of living in a big city – and the thing I missed most when I moved away – is the sheer variety of foods I have access to. I live in a Tibetan neighborhood, two blocks from my favourite Portuguese bakery (egg tarts. i die.) and three blocks from a string of West Indian roti restaurants with the hottest pepper sauce I’ve ever tasted. I mean…I’m the luckiest girl.

Beyond restaurants, my city is also full of these tiny hole-in-the-wall grocery stores that full of inexpensive “specialty” foods. Yesterday, when I made a stop at one of these grocers to pick up Chana Masala seasoning, I spotted a massive bag of Chickpea Flour for under 4 dollars. MINE!

I’ve experimented with Chickpea Flour (or besan) before but nothing has ever compared to this latest win. I tasted something similar to it in New York from a vegan foodstand at a farmer’s market in the lower east side and this was my first attempt at recreating what I’m loosely referring to as a “frittata” in that it is savoury, high in protein, can be mixed with any veggies you like and baked. I don’t have a fancy cast iron pan but I imagine it would be perfect prepared in that.

Savoury Breakfast Frittata
Vegan, Gluten-Free

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 2 cups liquid (I used a mix of almond milk and water)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp dijon
  • 1 cup of mixed sauteed vegetables (onion, asparagus, zucchini, peppers etc)
  • italian seasoning blend
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together except vegetables together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour into a loaf pan or baking dish lined with parchment paper or well greased with coconut oil
  3. Sprinkle cooked veggies evenly across the pan.
  4. Bake on 350 for around 30 minutes or until browned on top and cooked through.
  5. Allow to cool completely, cut & enjoy!

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Make-Ahead Meal: Creamy Cashew Ginger Coleslaw

 

 

Today’s recipe is so simpleĀ but it’s not to be underestimated.
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A lovely, light dressing might be just what you need to brighten your lunchbox and keep away those winter vegetable blues.

Heartier coleslaw-type salads like kale, cabbage or carrot hold up much better through the week, making them perfect make-ahead meals for your Sunday afternoon food prepping.

For a long time I was feeling too lazy to make dressing myself and just tossed them in a little flax oil and balsamic, but a few weeks back I decided to get creative and have been thoroughly enjoying this tasty, light, oil-free dressing ever since.

Creamy Cashew Ginger Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup cashews (pre soaked 2 hours is ideal)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (about a half a lemon)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Allow to sit 5 minutes or so before tossing with your coleslaw mix.

For the coleslaw

Just slice or process a whole head or bunch of cabbage or kale and toss with about 3/4 of the dressing. I like to save the last little bit to pour it over my salad right before I eat it. So delicious!

Hope you all enjoy!