Best-ever Caesar Salad

When we opened Kindfood Cafe back in 2010, this salad made us famous. We definitely were put in the map for BEST EVER VEGAN CAESAR SALAD! We have had customers drive for hundreds of miles for it. Seriously! It’s all about the dressing. To this day, even without Kindfood Cafe, we keep a stock pile of […]

Lemon Basil Lasagna

This one takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it! Please note that some advance planning is needed as the cooked vegetables are best if they rest in the fridge overnight to drain. This is a great make-ahead dish when you’re feeding a crowd – the portions are generous! Active time: 90 minutes Total […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is another classic recipe that’s improved by the addition of vegan ingredients instead of dairy and eggs. Coconut oil provides a subtle natural sweetness and a wonderfully rich feel when you take a bite. Can’t beat the versatility either: use whatever flour you have on hand: oat, sorghum or quinoa flours will all work […]

Easy Sunday Morning French Toast [Erinn Favorite]

French toast is a Kindfood classic but it’s a challenging dish for cooks who are trying to make plant-based, gluten-free meals. Breakfast in general is difficult if you’re avoiding animal products. Erinn developed this recipe at home to satisfy Michael’s insatiable cravings for French toast; he missed it after he moved to a plant-based diet. […]

Energy Boosting Green Smoothie

This is one of our favorite go-to smoothies. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Substituting coconut water for regular water gives this — and you — a huge electrolyte blast. Great for beating that afternoon slump or replenishing after a workout! Active time: 5 minutes Total time: 5 minutes 2 cups coconut water 1/2 cup […]

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Also known as the “Bunny Smoothie” back in our Kindfood days. We always make our own fresh carrot and ginger juice – it’s so easy. Commercially prepared juices are pasteurized, which causes so much nutrient loss.  With the cinnamon and banana, this smoothie tastes like that classic dessert we can’t resist! Active time: 5 minutes […]

Granola Bars

Granola bars are good grab-and-go snacks but they are often fat-and sugar-bombs without enough protein to see you through. These unbaked bars come together very easily; they are gluten- and lactose-free and they have plenty of healthy protein, fiber and flavor to satisfy your snack-attacks. Active time: 25 minutes Total time: 8 ½ hours, including […]

Grandma’s Apple Crumble

Let’s admit that most people think the topping is the best part of a fruit crumble. The crunchy, sweet oat nuggets are really “the icing on the cake”, right? It may surprise you to learn that you get better results with coconut oil than with the butter our grandmas used.  Coconut oil makes for a […]