Day 2 of classic Dairy & Meat (Free) recipes = Pesto Pizza!

It’s DAY 2 of your plant-based DAIRY & MEAT recipes! What? You wanted pizza tonight? Well here is a healthy and delicious PESTO PIZZA so mouth watering the kids won’t even miss the cheese! Give it a try with a large fresh salad   We use a store bought gluten-free pizza crust, but if you want to get creative try to make your own dough:

1 cup pine nuts, divided
½ cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bunches basil, leaves picked and washed
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cornmeal or semolina flour
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 pizza dough recipe or store bought

*Photo Credit: Cook For Your Life.


Day 3 of Our Favorite Family Recipes = A Treat!

Alright, alright, alright! It’s Day 3 of our favorite family friendly plant-based recipes – and we are giving you a yummy treat!

This is Mrs. Esser’s ALL TIME FAVORITE recipe known to mankind! ‘Ultra Energy Bars’ from Rich Roll & Julie Piatt’s “The PlantPower Way.” You don’t have to be an endurance athlete competing in Ultra Ironman Triathlons to enjoy these 🙂 They are power packed with natural sugars and protein like nuts, dates, seeds, coconut and dried berries to keep your energy up! 

They make a tasty snack on the go, and are super easy to make with the kids in a food processor – it’s a great way to get them involved with preparing food and learning where their food comes from.

Give it a try and you’ll want to order their “Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes + Guidance For the Whole Family” cookbook. It’s our FAVORITE cookbook in the Esser household!

*Photo Credit: The PlantPower Way via No Meat Athlete.


Our favorite family friendly recipes!

Want to try some delicious family friendly plant-based recipes this week? Try some of our favorites! We will give you our top 5 this Monday-Friday.  

Oh She Glows – Next Level Enchiladas:…/01/next-level-vegan-enchiladas/

These make everyone in the family happy   We LOVE this enchilada sauce, and sometimes we spice things up and prepare them with The PlantPower Way’s “Aztec Enchiladas” filling of potatoes, olives and chia seeds. It really makes the flavors pop! Give this a try and let us know what you think.

*Photo credit: Oh She Glows