Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu with Kale

Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu with Kale | happygut.ca

This spicy stir-fried tofu with kale is the perfect quick, spicy and delicious week day meal!

For a nut free option, omit the cashews.

Ingredients for Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu with Kale

  • 1 block firm or extra firm tofu (I use sprouted), drained and chopped into small cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1-2 fresh chilis
  • 1/4 tsp salt (add more if you like to taste)
  • small bunch of kale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil for stir fry + 2 tbsp olive oil for kale
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews

Directions for Spicy Stir-Fried Tofu with Kale

  1. Drain tofu (I usually do this by placing it between 2 plates, putting something heavy on top, and letting it sit for about 10-20 minutes).
  2. Mix all of the spices in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add garlic and heat until the garlic is fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add all of the spices and combine well with the garlic, add a little bit of water if necessary.
  6. Add the tofu and green onions and coat well with the spices.
  7. Cook for a couple of minutes over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Wash kale and chop into bite sized pieces. Steam kale for about 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Top the kale with the tofu and the cashews. Add the lemon juice and garnish with the fresh cilantro.

Enjoy!

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Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

O man, I love me some recipe for baked butternut squash with maple syrup. This is absolute perfect Fall/Winter meal. It’s sweet, delicious and so cozy. A great side to any meal.

The one annoying thing about making any type of squash recipes is that they are so difficult to peel! The fabulous thing is about baking the squash is that it becomes oh so easy to peel, it scrapes off so easily! Plus, baking squash tastes amazing! It’s a win win. 🙂

I ended up eating one half of the butternut squash as soon as I made it (:)) and used the second half for butternut squash soup.

Best.
Meal.
Ever.

🙂

Feel free to use this recipe as a base and then go nuts! I’m sure there are so many other variations that would go delicious with a recipe for baked butternut squash with maple syrup. I’m thinking pecans, walnuts, chilli, coconut and the list goes on and on!

Ingredients for Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

  • 1 butternut squash
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp rosemary

Directions for Recipe for Baked Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cut butternut squash lengthwise and remove seeds with spoon (you can roast these as well!)
  3. Drizzle maple syrup (as much as you desire), olive oil and sprinkle the spices
  4. Bake for about 1.5 hours or until the squash is soft enough that your forks pokes through it easily
  5. Remove from oven and let cool
  6. Remove skin or scoop out the squash and serve as you wish! (You could leave it as it, it looks pretty in the shape, and have people scoop out their squash as they life. Or, you can remove the skins and cut the squash into pieces.)
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Zucchini Curry Recipe – Nani Ma’s Speciality

Zucchini Curry Recipe

This zucchini curry recipe is a special treat for y’all! This is my 2nd mama’s (i.e. my mama-in-law) mama’s, aka Nani Ma’s, special recipe! It is such a gift and so incredibly delicious.

Unfortunately, Nani Ma is no longer with us and I never did get to meet her. 🙁 I hear though that she was an incredibly special and an incredibly sweet lady. I am blessed with the best Mama-in-Law (shout out to Mama P!) and I think she’s the sweetest lady ever! Irfan, my partner, says that Nani Ma was 100x sweeter than my Mama P! If this is in fact true, it is unbelievable!

As Irfan says, “they just don’t make ’em like they used to.”

I’m sure Nani Ma had no idea that her recipe would end up on the “internet” on a “blog” called “HappyGut” by her granddaughter-in-law. Life is funny and wonderful (and sometimes hard). 🙂

This one is for you Mama P and Nani Ma!

Serves 2-4

Ingredients for Zucchini Curry Recipe

  • 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium eggplant, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced into rings (do you see a theme here :P)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1-2 green chillies, chopped (use depending on how spicy you want it)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 can of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Directions for Zucchini Curry Recipe

  1. Place oil in a small sauce pan or large frying pan over medium – high heat.
  2. Add fenugreek seeds and garlic and cook until the garlic starts to grown
  3. Remove from heat and add the turmeric and the coconut milk (you can use just the solid coconut part of the can if you like, the more coconut liquid you use, the more watery it will be, that’s fine but you just may have to cook it longer to have the coconut milk evaporate)
  4. Now you will have to decide whether you want to make the dish over the stove top or in the oven. If you want to use the oven, you will use a casserole dish type thing, or if you are using the stove, you will use any non-stick large pot/pan where you can layer the veggies. I will provide directions for both options below.
  5. Layer all the sliced veggies (zucchini, potato, eggplant and onions) into your casserole dish or non-stick stove top pan. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, green chillies and coriander in between the layers, as you are layering.
  6. Pour the coconut mixture over top of the veggie layers ensuring that the mixture goes in between the veggies. Coat the veggies as much as you can (you can kind of move the dish around to swish the coconut mixture).
  7. If you are using the stove top, turn heat to high until the mixture just starts to boil then reduce the heat to medium low and cook covered for about 30 minutes.
  8. If you are using the oven, place dish in oven and bake for about an hour on 350 degrees (or until the veggies are very soft).
  9. You can garnish with chopped coriander.

Note: Mama P also told me that sometimes she garnishes with thinly sliced tomatoes before baking the mixture because it looks pretty, we didn’t do this for this recipe but feel free to go for it if you’d like!

 

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The BEST Grain Free Pancake Recipes

Grain Free Pancake Recipes | Happygut.ca

I love doing pancake round-ups, yes this is true. I searched long and hard to find the very BEST grain free pancake recipes for both you and I. 🙂 Between this post and my post for the best vegan gluten free dairy free pancakes from scratch, I should have everyone covered!

Note most grain free pancakes have eggs and so all but one of the recipes (mine) have eggs. If you can’t have eggs, and want/need grain free pancakes see my post for grain free egg free pancakes.

Otherwise, check out all of your wonderful grain free pancake recipes below. Most of them have bananas and so I’ve separated the grain free pancake recipes with bananas from the grain free pancake recipes without bananas. I have also indicated whether they are:

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Only of them of is vegan (mine), but all of them are dairy free. None of them are raw.

You can make all of them vegan by replacing eggs with a chia egg.
Substitute 1 egg with 1 tbsp ground chia + 3 tbsp of water. Let this chia + water mixture sit for a few minutes and it will get very gooey. It works great as an egg replacer in most baked goods! I haven’t tried it with any of the recipes below, so if you do, let me know how it comes out! 🙂

Grain Free Pancake Recipes with bananas and…

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Flourless
2 Ingredient Pancakes | topwithcinnamon.com
2 Ingredient Pancakes | topwithcinnamon.com

By Top With Cinnamon

Ingredients: 2
Main items:
banana, eggs

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: An ultra simple flourless and 2 ingredient recipe. It can’t get any simpler folks.  

Get recipe here.

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Pumpkin Spice
Banana Spice Pancakes | healyeatsreal.com
Banana Spice Pancakes | healyeatsreal.com

By Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: 7
Main items:
banana, eggs, almond flour, pumpkin spice

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A protein packed pancake with almond flour.   

Get recipe here.

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Chocolate
Banana Pancakes | againstallgrain.com
Banana Pancakes | againstallgrain.com

By Against All Grain

Ingredients: 11
Main items:
eggs, dairy free milk, banana, almond flour, coconut flour, chocolate chips

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free (substitute almond flour for sunflower seed “flour”)
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Banana chocolate chip pancakes have got to be my favourite pancakes of all time. 

Get recipe here.

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Sunbutter
Banana Chocolate Pancakes | agirlworthsaving.net
Banana Chocolate Pancakes | agirlworthsaving.net

By A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
banana, sunbutter, coconut flour, eggs, cocoa

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A great nut like but nut free pancake with sun butter! 

Get recipe here.

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“Buttermilk”
Buttermilk Pancakes | texanerin.com
Buttermilk Pancakes | texanerin.com

By Texanerin Baking

Ingredients: 12
Main items:
dairy free milk, almond flour, tapioca flour, eggs

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains maple syrup/honey)

Why this makes the cut: A rare find! I want me some grain free dairy free buttermilk pancakes. 🙂

Get recipe here.

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Blueberries
Almond Flour Pancakes | theurbanposer.com
Almond Flour Pancakes | theurbanposer.com

By The Urban Poser

Ingredients: 10
Main items:
almond flour, blueberries (or other fruit), eggs, dairy free milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey)

Why this makes the cut: The classic blueberry pancake but more awesome because it’s grain free. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

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Coconut Flour
Coconut Flour Panakes | nourishingdays.com
Coconut Flour Panakes | nourishingdays.com

By Nourishing Days

Ingredients: 8
Main items:
eggs, coconut milk, coconut flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: A simple grain free pancake recipe that is also nut free! 

Get recipe here.

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Pumpkin
Pumpkin Pancakes | wellnessmama.com
Pumpkin Pancakes | wellnessmama.com

By Wellness Mama

Ingredients: 5
Main items:
eggs, pumpkin puree

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: A perfect pancake for all you pumpkin lovers. Plus, it’s flourless. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

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Grain Free Pancake Recipes without Eggs 

Grain-free Egg-free Pancakes
Grain-free Egg-free Pancakes | HappyGut.ca

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 7
Main items:
bananas, chia, coconut flour

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free (*contains vanilla)

Why this makes the cut: This is my recipe. 🙂 I wanted grain free pancakes that were also vegan. I couldn’t find anything online so I made one myself – it turned out terrific! 

Get recipe here.

 

 

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Kale Chips Indian Style

Kale Chips Indian Style

What are the best type of kale chips? Kale chips indian style! I grew up eating amazing Indian-Pakistani style foods so I take any chance I can to make stuff with an indian twist! I had a couple of friends coming for dinner and needed a delicious appetizer. This did the trick and was such a hit!

See my recipe for kale chips indian style below. 🙂

Ingredients for Kale Chips Indian Style

  • large bunch of kale (you can 1/2 the recipe if you have a smaller bunch)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions for Kale Chips Indian Style

  1. If using oven, preheat oven to 300
  2. Wash and dry kale (make sure it’s completely try)
  3. Remove stems and rip kale into bite sized pieces
  4. Combine all the spices in a small bowl and mix well
  5. Massage the olive oil into the kale and add the spices, coating each kale piece as best you can
  6. Place the kale pieces onto a baking sheet, or dehydrator sheet if using, and make sure not to stack them at all (this may require multiple sheets)
  7. If using oven, bake for 10 minutes, and then flip the chips and bake for another 10-15 or until very crispy (but be careful not to burn!)
  8. Is using dehydrator, “cook” until crispy (this will vary depending on your humidity level, it is quite dry during this time of year in my apartment so it took about 2 hours).

 

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Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

Friends, I like to eat super clean as you can tell from my grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe. When deciding to make something to eat, this is what my thought process looks like:

  1. “Is it clean?” I try to minimize sugar in all of it’s forms. This includes carbs!
  2. “Are these foods happygut for my gut?” Our guts like different things. Things that can be happy for your gut may not be happy for mine and vice versa. For instance, although I love the idea of cabbage but my gut doesn’t. It makes me super farty! This makes for uncomfortable and embarrassing situations, not to mention an unpleasant scent for Irfan :S (Irfan is my partner is crime!).
  3. “Is it easy to make?” & “Is it tasty?” These two are tied. I like cooking but I don’t LOVE cooking (which is weirdo because I have a food blog haha), and more importantly I don’t like to spend a lot of time cooking. There are more important things in life like meditation and spending time with people I like. Also, though I like to eat super clean and the prime reason for my food intake is healthy fuel, I like tasty dishes like the next gyal! I grew up with the best South Asian food (shoutout to my Mama!) and have been spoiled with amazing recipes bursting with flavour! I know that food can taste amazing. So, if we have to eat and we must eat clean, might as well make it tasty!

There, now you know what goes on between me and food. 🙂

Anyhow, back to my grain free sugar free brownie recipe. I had a couple of friends come over for dinner and needed to come up with a dessert (based on my criteria above) quick fast. I whipped up this grain free sugar free vegan brownie recipe is no time. It was an absolute hit! I plan on making these again and again 🙂

Ingredients for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons chia + 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup 

Directions for Grain Free Sugar Free Vegan Brownie Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease a small pan (I used a 13 inch x 13 inch pan)
  3. Throw all ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Pour and smooth batter into pan
  5. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (or until edges start to brown)
  6. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before you cut into it
  7. Enjoy!

Note: I stored it in my fridge for about 5 days and they just got better and better as the days went on! 🙂

 

 

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Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

A non alcoholic mulled wine recipe, absolutely perfect for winter. Yes it’s winter. This is a sad sad fact. Although I must say that I live in Toronto and it’s the mildest winter that I can remember! I used to live in Alberta for 3 wonderful (the mountains are absolutely majestic!) but incredibly cold years!

Side rant: People often ask me how cold it was in Alberta. Well, let me tell you. I moved to Alberta in the summer and noticed that all the cars had these plugs sticking out of the front hood. “Hmm, that’s pretty weird,” I thought. Then winter rolled around and I figured it out. Folks, it is so cold in Alberta that people have to plug in their cars so the engine doesn’t freeze to death! It’s true, this is a thing. Humans should not live in such cold places. Luckily the mountains and the summer months and perhaps if you are into winter activities (which I am definitely not), make up for the frigid frigid weather!

Anywho, after living in Alberta I have learned not to complain about Toronto weather (suck it up Torontians!). This winter (so far) has been especially amazing! As I type this, it’s (hold up, lemme check my trusty iphone), +4 degrees celsius! PLUS 4 people! It dun’t get no better than this folks. Perhaps I should have made virgin pina colada instead of a non alcoholic mulled wine recipe. 😛

Okay back to my non alcoholic mulled wine recipe. It’s a Sunday afternoon and what better way to spend it, then working on my blog and sipping on some mulled wine.

I am counting my blessings.

Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe
Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe | Happygut.ca

Makes 4 cups

Ingredients for Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

  • 2 cups grape juice
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 slices of orange
  • 8 cloves
  • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey, if not vegan) to taste

Directions for Non Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pot and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes
  2. Serve warm

 

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Turkey Stuffing Without Bread Recipes

A turkey stuffing without bread recipes….a challenging task.

I was looking for turkey (actually Tofurky 😉 ) Thanksgiving stuffing without bread recipes, and one that was preferably grain free, dairy free and, as a bonus, vegan. This criteria was not very easy to find. There are a number of grain free thanksgiving stuffing out there but most of them call for meat. I guess this makes sense if you are stuffing a turkey. I was not stuffing turkey though, and wanted both a grain free and vegan option. See the results for my turkey stuffing without bread recipes below. Let me know what you think and if you find any others! The first list is vegan, whereas the second list contains egg/dairy. I provide substitutions though to make all recipes vegan.

I’ve indicated whether the recipes are the following:
✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw
✓ Nightshade free

If you don’t see a certain condition noted, you can assume that it doesn’t fulfill it’s criteria.

 

Turkey Stuffing Without Bread Recipes Vegan with…

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Mushrooms
No Bread Stuffing | detoxinista.com
No Bread Stuffing | detoxinista.com

By Detoxinista

Ingredients: 9
Main ingredients:
mushrooms, parsnips, carrots

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: An ultra simple recipe with only 9 ingredients that is grain free. No need for the stretchy pants folks! 

Get recipe here.

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Brown & Wild Rice
No Bread Stuffing | detoxinista.com
No Bread Stuffing                         | detoxinista.com

By Detoxinista

Ingredients: 10-13
Main ingredients:
brown & wild rice, mushrooms, celery

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Another wonderful recipe from Detoxinista. With rice, veggies and flavourful spices, this makes for an enticing recipe. 

Get recipe here.

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Cauliflower Rice
No Bread Stuffing | insonnetskitchen.com
No Bread Stuffing | insonnetskitchen.com

By In Sonnet’s Kitchen

Ingredients: 11
Main ingredients:
cauliflower rice, celery, pecans

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: I’m a sucker for cauliflower rice, you get rice without the grain. 🙂 Complete with veggies, “rice” and pecans, this makes for a delicious holiday recipe. 

Get recipe here.

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Turkey Stuffing Without Bread Recipes
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Almond Flour & Apple
No Bread Stuffing | mommypotamus.com
No Bread Stuffing | mommypotamus.com

By Mommy Potamus

Ingredients: 13
Main ingredients:
almond flour, celery, apple, dates

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Dairy free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Note: calls for eggs, to make vegan replace the following with:
1 egg –> 1 tablespoon ground chia + 3 tablespoons water

Why this makes the cut: This is my kind of Fall stuffing with dates, apple and almond flour. Hubba, hubba! Veganize with my note above. 

Get recipe here.

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Almond Flour & Cranberries
No Bread Stuffing | janssushibar.com
No Bread Stuffing | janssushibar.com

By Jans Sushi Bar

Ingredients: 15
Main ingredients:
almond flour, celery, cranberries

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free (*contains honey)

Note: calls for eggs, butter & chicken stock, to make veggie/vegan replace the following with:
1 egg –> 1 tablespoon ground chia + 3 tablespoons water
butter –> vegan butter
chicken stock –> veggie broth

Why this makes the cut: Similar to the recipe above, this grain free stuffing is sweetened with honey and cranberries. It’s perfect for those who like dessert with dinner. 🙂 

Get recipe here.

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Basic Vegan Mashed Potatoes – 7 Recipes

Basic Vegan Mashed Potatoes | happygut.ca

Who would have thought that there would be so many variations for basic vegan mashed potatoes? Oh, but there is! I searched far and wide and came up with the following delicious recipes for basic vegan mashed potatoes. All the recipes have fewer than 10 ingredients (woohoo!) and are made with whole foods. I’ve separated the recipes from those of the traditional style of mashed potatoes (i.e. mostly potatoes) from those with a fun twist (see below for recipes with cauliflower and navy beans).

I’ve indicated whether the recipes are the following:
✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

If you don’t see a certain condition noted, you can assume that it doesn’t fulfill it’s criteria. None of the recipes are raw and, as the name suggests, none of them are nightshade free as they all require potatoes. (I usually indicate on my posts whether recipes are raw and nightshade free).

Let me know what you think of the list. 🙂

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Almond Milk
Basic Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Basic Vegan Mashed Potatoes | happygut.ca

By HappyGut

Ingredients: 8
Main ingredients:
potatoes, almond milk, garlic

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Disclaimer: this my creation. 🙂 I wanted mashed potatoes and I had almond milk. I couldn’t find a vegan mashed potato recipe that called for almond milk so I created one myself. It was really yummy! See how to veganize this recipe with the instructions above. 

Get recipe here.

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Coconut Milk
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | thevegan8.com
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | thevegan8

By The Vegan 8

Ingredients: 7
Main ingredients:
potatoes, coconut milk

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Get recipe here.

Why this makes the cut: Coconut milk, which I love, sounds like it would make the mashed potatoes creamy and delicious. 

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Olive Oil
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | wellvegan.com
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | wellvegan.com

By Well Vegan

Ingredients: 6
Main ingredients:
potatoes, olive oil, garlic

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: No (dairy free) milk? No problem. Got garlic? Great! These mashed potatoes with garlic and olive oil sound so appetizing! 

Get recipe here.

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Vegan Butter
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | minimalistbaker.com
Mashed Potatoes | minimalistbaker

By Minimalist Baker

Ingredients: 6
Main ingredients:
potatoes, garlic, vegan butter

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Made without (dairy) milk and oil, these mashed potatoes have plenty of garlic and are topped with chives. YUM. 

Get recipe here.

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Cauliflower
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | loveandlemons.com
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | loveandlemons.com

By Love and Lemons

Ingredients: 8-9
Main ingredients:
potatoes, cauliflower, garlic, olive oil

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: A great way to reduce the amount of potatoes in your mashed potatoes. 

Get recipe here.

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Eggplant
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | blissfulbasil.com
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | blissfulbasil.com

By Blissful Basil

Ingredients: 8-9
Main ingredients:
potatoes, eggplant, cauliflower, cashews

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: I love that the main ingredients in these mashed potatoes are eggplant, cauliflower and cashews! It sounds absolutely delectable! 

Get recipe here.

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Navy Beans 
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | ohsheglows.com
Vegan Mashed Potatoes | ohsheglows.com

By Oh She Glows

Ingredients: 8-9
Main ingredients:
potatoes, navy beans, vegan butter

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free

Why this makes the cut: Protein rich mashed potatoes that you can eat as the main meal instead of the side. 

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Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe – 6 Options

Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe

I call this one the best vegan gravy ever recipe. Why “the best gravy recipe ever”, you ask? I searched for the cleanest vegan gravy recipes online that I came across many on different blogs. I picked out the ones that were (mostly) made from whole foods, with ingredients you would likely find in your pantry. I also curated the recipes based on some dietary restrictions.

I’ve indicated whether the recipes are the following:
✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Raw
✓ Nightshade free

If you don’t see a certain condition noted, you can assume that it doesn’t fulfill it’s criteria.

I’ve separated the vegan gravy recipes between those recipes that use mushrooms and those that don’t (some people love mushrooms while others don’t 🙂 ) . Do let me know what you think of my list and what improvements can be made. 🙂

Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe With Mushrooms 

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Gravy with Flour & Veggie Broth
Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe
Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe | happygut.ca

By HappyGut

Filling ingredients: 10
Main ingredients: mushrooms, rice flour, veggie broth, nutritional yeast

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut:Full disclaimer, this is my recipe and, its delicious, if I don’t say so myself. 🙂

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Gravy with Flour & Almond Milk
Vegan Gravy | minimalistbaker.com
Vegan Gravy | minimalistbaker.com

By Minimalist Baker

Filling ingredients: 10
Main ingredients: mushrooms, almond milk, veggie broth, flour

✓ Gluten free (*replace with gluten free flour)
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut:This one sounds similar to my gravy, but sounds deliciously creamy with the addition of almond milk. 

Get recipe here.

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Gravy with Veggie Broth
Vegan Gravy | vegkitchen.com
Vegan Gravy | vegkitchen.com

By Veg Kitchen

Filling ingredients: 6
Main ingredients:
mushrooms, veggie broth, nutritional yeast, arrowroot/cornstarch

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut:With only 6 ingredients, this recipe sounds super quick and very appetizing. 

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Best Vegan Gravy Ever Recipe Without Mushrooms 

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Gravy with Tahini & Blackstrap Molasses
Vegan Gravy | ohsheglows.com
Vegan Gravy | ohsheglows.com

By Oh She Glows

Filling ingredients: 12
Main ingredients: veggie broth, nutritional yeast, tahini, balsamic vinegar, blackstrap molasses

✓ Gluten free
✓ Grain free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut:With tahini and molasses (and garlic and mustard), this recipe is so unique and so enticing. 

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Gravy with (Vegan) Butter & Flour
Vegan Gravy | kitchentreaty.com
Vegan Gravy | kitchentreaty.com

By Kitchen Treaty

Filling ingredients: 5
Main ingredients: (vegan) butter, flour, veggie broth

✓ Gluten free (*replace with gluten free flour)
✓ Vegan (*use vegan butter)
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut:With only 5 ingredients with ingredients you are likely to find in your kitchen, this recipe is very attractive! 

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Gravy with Olive Oil & Marmite 
Vegan Gravy | themuffinmyth.com
Vegan Gravy | themuffinmyth.com

By The Muffin Myth

Filling ingredients: 8
Main ingredients: olive oil, flour, nutritional yeast, veggie broth

✓ Gluten free
✓ Vegan
✓ Soy free
✓ Nut free
✓ Sugar free
✓ Nightshade free

Why this makes the cut: Another super simple recipe with marmite. You had me at marmite. 🙂 

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