Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Vegan Sausage Balls

Let me start by saying that these are so very addictive.  You truly will not be able to eat just one.  I made these little devils for my Christmas Eve party and they were a huge hit with all of the omnivores in attendance.  I was a little skeptical about how they would go over but they all loved them.  I like to show a vegan alternative for foods especially when I'm feeding meat eaters.  It makes me extra happy when they enjoy what I've made.  So, please go get the ingredients and make these.  A perfect way to end 2013.

2 cups Bisquick(yes, it's vegan...I was shocked too)
1 1/2 cup Daiya Cheddar 
1 cup Daiya Pepperjack
1 pack of Gimme Lean Sausage

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well with your hands until everything is incorporated together sorta like a crumble. 

Once you've mixed everything well, form
into 1 inch balls...
Make sure that they are well formed and the ingredients stick together. This recipe should make about 50 sausage balls. 

When I first made them I baked them in the oven.  They turned out pretty dry because of the no fat or oils from the vegan sausage and cheese so the next batch I fried in coconut oil and they turned out perfect.    I fried them until they were nice and brown   Moving around in the oil so they could cook evenly. 

I made a dipping sauce for the sausage balls using maple syrup, chili paste and Franks Hot Sauce. I didn't measure for the sauce. Adjust the chili paste and Franks to your spicy liking.  

Trust me when I say that you will love the sausage balls. 

I really can't think of a better way to end 2013 than with a delicious vegan sausage ball...so go make them!

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Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Vanilla Macaroons

These are my husbands favorite treat and they will soon be yours. Easy to make with just a few ingredients...

2c shredded coconut
1c almond flour (raw almonds processed to flour consistency...Trader Joe's also sells almond flour)
3T melted coconut butter
1t vanilla
1/2c agave
1/4t salt
Process all ingredients in food processor until well combined and are a sticky consistency. 
Form into round macaroon shapes(should make about 24 macaroons)
Lay on mesh dehydrator tray. 
Dehydrate at 115 degrees for about 10-12 hours(until firm and no longer sticky)

Enjoy!  Store in airtight container in refrigerator. 
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P.S.  I dipped these babies in melted chocolate and make macaroon pops for Christmas. So good!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Peanut Butter and Jelly Balls

1cup roasted unsalted peanuts
10 pitted dates
1c unsweetened dried cherries
1T unsalted peanut butter
Pinch of sea salt

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until well mixed. Form into balls.  Should make approximately 24 balls. 
Refrigerate for about and hour. Store in sealed container in refrigerator. 

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