Grain Free Vegan Day 1

Today was my first day of my 30 day grain free vegan experiment. I decided ontop of being vegan, why not try being grain free. This isnt totally random. My asthma has gotten drastically worse over the past year along with lots of other medical issues, and I’ve read that the grain free diet cures autoimmune diseases. So follow me on my journey because this won’t be easy! A quick note; everyone has their own opinion on what items are grains. I will be eating beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and possibly quinoa. 

Breakfast: espresso with almond milk and agave 

Lunch: broccoli salad 

Snack: chocolate hazelnut butter packet, Apple with peanut butter and chocolate chips

Dinner: 2 baked potatoes with butter and A1

Today was grocery shopping day, so I wasn’t able to eat much until later. I’m also still learning what I can eat!

I don’t want to speak too soon, but my asthma today has greatly improved. I usually eat 4 slices of bread a day and then rice or pasta for dinner. Coincidence? 

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Vegan Omelette Recipe

Yields 

1 Omelette

Ingredients 

1/3 cup chickpea flour (deep besan)

1/3 cup warm water 

Tip: For extra flavor, add a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and/or any spices you desire to the mixture 

Instructions

Mix together chickpea flour and water with a fork or whisk in a bowl

Add and mix in any spices you desire 

Pour into a hot fry pan that has been greased, and move it around to spread out on the pan

It only takes a minute or two to be fully cooked

You’ll know it’s done when the top isn’t glossy or wet

Now add any Omelette ingredients onto half of the Omelette  (ex. Vegan cheese, veggies, vegan meat) 

With a spatula, fold the Omelette over the filling, and remove from pan

Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Crumble Recipe

Yields 

2 halves

Ingredients

1 medium sweet potato

2 teaspoons vegan butter

1 tablespoon coconut milk (any non dairy milk)

1 sprinkle of salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

Instructions 

Preheat oven to 350°F

Cut sweet potato in half and place in a nonstick or greased baking dish

Poke each half once in the middle with a fork

Bake for roughly one hour until tender (fully cooked, but not mushy)

With a knife or spoon, cut and scoop out as much of the sweet potato as you can, while leaving the skin intact, and place in a bowl

Mash together with a fork the sweet potato, butter, milk, salt and cinnamon 

Scoop mixture into the potato skins evenly and smooth over the tops

Make the crumble

Crumble

Ingredients

1/4 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons vegan butter

Instructions 

With your hands, combine the oats, sugar and butter in a bowl until crumbly 

Sprinkle over potato halves 

Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F

Tip: For more sweetness, add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup into pie mixture, or drizzle over the top

Vegan Caffiene Free Macchiato Recipe

Yields 

1 cup 

Ingredients

2 teaspoons herbal coffee

1 cup cold dairy free milk

1 teaspoon liquid sweetener 

Instructions

Mix milk and sweetener in a glass (I used coconut milk and agave syrup)

Make an espresso shot with espresso machine, but with the herbal coffee instead 

Slowly pour shot over the milk 

Drink as is, or mix together

Tip: Make herbal coffee exactly like regular coffee

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Yields

8 large rolls

Ingeridients

4 cups all purpose flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup room temp. solid coconut oil

3/4 cup non dairy milk

3/4 cup cold water

1/3 cup melted vegan butter 

Cinnamon 

Sugar

Instructions 

Preheat oven to 400°F 

Add dry ingredients and coconut oil to a blender and pulse until crumbly

Add milk and water, blend until a dough is formed 

Take dough out of blender and knead it into a ball

Roll out the dough into a rectangle roughly 1 inch thick

Spread the melted butter all over the dough, and sprinkle the amount of cinnamon and sugar you desire over the butter

Roll the dough into a long log, pinching all the ends and seams together 

Cut into 8 pieces 

Place pieces in a non stick baking dish, or a greased baking dish

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until fully cooked

Glaze Recipe

Ingredients 

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons melted vegan butter

4 teaspoons hot water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch sea salt

Instructions

Add powered sugar to the melted butter, and mix with a fork

Add the rest of ingredients and mix until smooth

Place a spoonful on each roll just as it comes out of the oven, and let it melt over the roll

Tip: If you prefer a hard glaze, take the rolls out of the oven 15 minutes early and put the glaze on, then place back in the oven for the remaining 15 minutes