Vicki Brett-Gach

Cinnamon Ice Cream

Cinnamon Ice Cream by Vicki Brett-Gach

Since I’ve been making ice cream twice a week (at least) for the entire month of July, it’s only fair that I share, right? I made this ice cream with my students in our Vegan Desserts class a few weeks ago and everyone really enjoyed it. The consistency is a little like soft-serve. You can allow it to firm up more in the freezer for a while, if you have more patience than I usually do. But honestly, this is ridiculously good either way. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

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Chocolate Chip Gelato

Chocolate Chip Gelato by Vicki Brett-Gach from Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen

Instead if buying store-bought non-dairy ice creams, you can make a batch of homemade vegan ice cream, with the best ingredients from your own kitchen, in just about 30 minutes. That’s close to what it might take to gather your group, drive somewhere, and wait in line for vegan ice cream – that is, if you were able to find one you really liked. Last weekend I got so inspired that I made three separate batches of ice cream. Here I share one of my all-time favorites – Chocolate Chip Gelato. It knocked everyone’s socks off, and could not be easier, with just four ingredients. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

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Veggie and Hummus-Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Stuffed baked potatoes

I learned long ago that leftover potatoes come in handy if they’re ready to use all week long. One of my favorite ways to enjoy potatoes is scooped out, mashed, and stuffed right back into the shells. The skins become super crunchy on the outside, and the filling is pure creamy goodness on the inside. Using leftover cooked vegetables, which add extra fiber and nutrients, along with a bit of hummus, dinner almost makes itself. These are simple, satisfying, and completely delicious. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. more→

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Hummus, Avocado, and Baby Spinach Sandwich

Hummus avocado and baby spinach sandwich recipe

One of my favorites sandwiches is this one, which essentially transforms a garden salad into sandwich filling. Despite its simplicity, this sandwich is really delicious, and the kind of lunch I look forward to all morning. Protein, healthy fats, good carbs, plenty of fiber, antioxidants…it’s all there. I use Ezekiel Breads and English Muffins for these sandwiches, and toast them for the best texture, even if not eating right away. If you’re brown bagging, partially construct as you pack up, and complete your assembly at lunchtime. Otherwise, pile on the ingredients and enjoy immediately. Contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach, from  Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

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Pineapple and Veggie Pita Bread Pizza

Pineapple pita pizza

This pizza variation could not be easier. I have found the key to vegan pizza is loads of fresh toppings and contrasting flavors. In this one, sweet pineapple mingles with a myriad of fresh veggies — the more the better. Recipe and photo contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

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Fruity Green Smoothie

Fruity Green Smoothie

Made simply with a few fruits, one vegetable, and nothing else, this green smoothie tastes only like the fruit itself, yet provides all the nutritional advantages of the greens, too.  Plus it’s incredibly energizing, and actually makes you feel great, inside and out. Contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen. more→

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