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Vegan Cheezy Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake

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This is a great side dish for any meal.

There are lots of veggies relaxing in a silky, cheezy sauce.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces or larger if you prefer

2 cups cauliflower, cut into bite-size pieces or larger if you prefer

2 cups cashew milk (or other plant milk, I like the creaminess of the cashew milk)

1⁄4 cup flour

1 teaspoon of Onion powder

1 teaspoon Garlic powder

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

1 teaspoon salt

1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup of the new Daiya Cutting Board Collection Cheddar Style Shreds vegan cheese (it melts way better and gets stringier than the original does, its great on pizza)

Bread Crumb Topping Mixture

2/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Prepare the bread crumb topping mixture by combining & mixing all bread crumb ingredients together, then set aside.

Cook broccoli and cauliflower in boiling water for 3 minutes, drain and set aside.

Blend in a blender the milk, garlic & onion powder, flour, nutritional yeast flakes, salt, and nutmeg until blended well.

Cook blender mixture, stirring constantly over medium heat in a saucepan until thickened, add Daiya Cheese, lower heat and stir until all the cheese is melted & incorporated. Stir until the sauce is smooth, turn off heat.

Add broccoli and cauliflower to the saucepan and stir until all the veggies are completely covered in sauce.

Pour mixture into a 9 x 9-inch casserole dish.

Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over top.

Bake until bread crumbs are toasted about 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Suja “Mighty Greens” Juice Review

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The green juice craze has been going on for some time now and I don’t see any signs of it slowing down anytime soon and there is good reason for that.

Juicing, especially green juice can be a healthy part of your diet. The best way to get your green juice is by freshly making your own, at home, as you need it.

But sometimes our busy life gets too busy and time isn’t always on our side. That is why I was happy to find Suja Mighty Greens juice at my local Costco store in the 59 Fl Oz Costco size bottle, it easily fills in when I don’t have time to fire up that juicer. I also use it as my base liquid in my smoothies.

Suja, meaning long, beautiful life and is a juice company that has “a mission to get the best quality organic and Non-GMO juice into as many hands as possible.” That’s not all that makes this a great juice. Suja uses a breakthrough displacement technology called High Pressure Processing (HPP) to preserve and sterilize the juice.

What about the taste? The mighty Greens Juice has a lemonade cutting the grass while eating a piece of ginger kinda taste, with a hint of celery & cucumber. It’s lightly sweet and has a pleasant taste and not as green a taste as I had expected by the dark green color of the juice.

Suja has many other juices that they produce as well which I have not tried. They have also produced a book “The Suja Juice Solution”. Suja also has a Blog that covers topics like Events, Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Recipes.

So what’s it got in it? The following is from their website for the Mighty Green juice.

Mighty Greens contains apple, celery, cucumber, kale, collard greens, lemon, peppermint tea, spearmint tea, spinach, ginger, spirulina, chlorella, barley grass & alfalfa grass.

  • 12oz
  • USDA Certified Organic
  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Kosher certified
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free
  • No added sweeteners

INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC APPLE JUICE, ORGANIC CELERY JUICE, ORGANIC CUCUMBER JUICE, ORGANIC KALE JUICE, ORGANIC COLLARD GREENS JUICE, ORGANIC LEMON JUICE, ORGANIC TEA (PURIFIED WATER, ORGANIC PEPPERMINT TEA, ORGANIC SPEARMINT TEA), ORGANIC SPINACH JUICE, ORGANIC GINGER JUICE, ORGANIC SPIRULINA POWDER, ORGANIC CHLORELLA POWDER, ORGANIC BARLEY GRASS POWDER, ORGANIC ALFALFA GRASS POWDER

So, if you’re going to drink juices, we all know it’s best to freshly juice them yourself and drink them as soon as possible but if you can’t for whatever reason that life gets the best of your time. I have found that Mighty Greens nicely fills the gap and also makes a great base liquid for smoothies.

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