Polenta Pizza: Vegan, salt- and oil-free. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! (StraightUpFood.com)

Polenta Pizza

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, and this pizza delivers! The herbed polenta crust is topped with easy-to-make sauce, as well as onions, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! I hesitate to say that this pizza is “easy,” since you need to prepare three recipes:…

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Quinoa-Polenta & BBQ Sauce

I recently ordered baked polenta and quinoa at a vegan restaurant, and I just loved the combination! As soon as I got home I started experimenting, and came up with my own version, as well as a sweet and spicy BBQ sauce to go along with it. Enjoy! Quinoa-Polenta Even though I love to cook,…

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Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes

Oatmeal-Lemon Pancakes

I’ve had so many people say they like these pancakes even more than “regular” pancakes. They rise up nicely without being soggy in the middle, and fill your kitchen with a lemony aroma. Instead of maple syrup, try easy-to-make Date Syrup. Ingredients 2 cups non-dairy milk (plus extra to thin batter in between cooking pancakes)…

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Waffles

Oatmeal Waffles

Making waffles without oil is pretty unheard of, but oil-free waffles are indeed possible and completely delicious. This recipe works for both classic (small-well) and Belgian (large-well) waffle irons. Before you begin, review the Waffle Tips to follow. While I have seen many no-oil waffle recipes, the “no-oil” usually applies to the batter, not the…

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QuinoaCornbread

Quinoa Cornbread

This healthy update on cornbread uses no butter, eggs, milk, salt, oil, or refined sugar or flour, instead getting its sweetness and texture from apple juice, bananas, oats, quinoa and flax seeds. 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry quinoa 1 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup rolled oats, ground into flour 1-1/2 tablespoons flax seeds, ground 2…

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