Easy Air Fryer Recipes to make the Season a Little Easier

Guys, you are in for a treat! I asked my fellow bloggers for their easy air fryer meals, sides, their go-to when they are in a hurry, and this roundup is Epic! With a capital AMAZING.

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Vegan Lasagna For One. This is perfect for those times you are craving lasagna but don’t want to be eating leftovers for days. Photo credit goes to Cadry from Cadry’s Kitchen.

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Crispy Air Fry Tofu. Hands down the best way to prepare tofu. The non-loving tofu people in my life love this recipe. Photo credit goes to Becky from Glue and Glitter.

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Air-Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower.  Just when you think it couldn’t get better? This is  perfect for get-togethers/celebrations. You know, the Grey Cup, Super Bowl, The Stanely Cup, Thanksgiving, celebrating your rescue’s birthday, your child’s first step. Read you don’t need a reason to make these- just do it. Photo credit goes to Kristina from Spabettie.

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Bow Tie Pasta Chips. These are quick and easy, and healthier than regular potato chips. They can also be made Gluten-Free, Kathy tells you how. Photo Credit goes to Kathy Hester from Healthy Slow Cooking.

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Vegan Bacon Mini Breakfast Burritos. These are so cute, and who doesn’t love a good burrito? Photo credit goes to Kristina from Spabettie.

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Vegan Quiche. Make a batch of these quiche so you can have some all week long. I’m sure Santa wants some instead of cookies. Photo credit goes to Cadry’s Kitchen.

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Nutty French Toast. This seems like something you would only have time for on the weekends. But this calls for 7 ingredients including the bread and maple syrup. Cooks in about 6 minutes. Photo credit goes to Kathy Hester from Healthy Slow Cooking.

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Vegan Air-Fry Cream Cheese Wontons. Valerie provides an easy recipe for homemade cream cheese. If you’d rather buy it, then go ahead, anything that will help with easy cooking. Photo credit goes to Valerie from Very Vegan Val.

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Air Fryer Vegan Chicken and Waffles. This recipe isn’t just for breakfast. Also it’s Gluten-Free. Photo credit goes to Rebecca from Strength and Sunshine.

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Vegan Popcorn Chicken. I bet you have all the ingredients for this. Photo credit goes to Mary Ellen from V Nutrition and Wellness.

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Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes with rosemary speaks to me, because potatoes. Honestly you haven’t had fries until you have made them in the air fryer. Photo credit goes to Sarah from Fried Dandelions.

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BLT and Potato Wedges. This has to be one of my favourite ways to make tofu bacon.

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Lemon Garlic Air Fryer Roasted Potatoes sounds interesting. Who doesn’t love garlic? Photo credit goes to Mel from A Virtual Vegan.

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Air Fryer Baked Potatoes, are the bomb! Photo credit goes to Courtney from Know Your Produce.

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Crispy Potato Latkes. These potato “pancakes” will be a hit at your next brunch. Or for a weekday breakfast. Photo credit goes to Rebecca from Strength and Sunshine.

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Seasoned Waffle Fries. How cute are these? Normally I buy them from the store, but I will be making my own from now on. Photo credit goes to Teresa Sklenicka from A Plantiful Path.

 

Much love to all these wonderful Ladies! xo

I hope we’ve made your life a little easier for you during the Holiday Season. Sorry we can’t do the cooking or cleaning for you, but you have some great recipes to choose from. If you still don’t have an Air-Fryer let your loved ones know how useful it really is and you might just get one. (There’s still time to buy yourself a gift from Amazon Prime.)

Menu For Dec 6-12

I actually made everything this week, so I do have pictures. Everything I made can be found on line, so you will be able to make the dishes as well 🙂

I wanted a lasagna but didn’t want to make the ricotta cheeze, so when I found this recipe Pea and White Bean Puttanesca  from Laura Theodore’s website knew this would hit the spot. Noodles, peas, beans and homemade sauce- YES!! This will serve four people when you pair it with some garlic bread, and or a salad.

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For the sauce, I used this Dad’s Marinara. This recipe is quick and easy and good! It’s a nice hearty sauce. I used onions and added about 5-6 cloves of garlic, because I love onion and garlic. This makes for an excellent dip as well. For pizza, bread, or grilled cheeze.

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To make up a new dish so it wasn’t like eating left overs all week, I put some pea and white bean puttanesca in between two slices of bread, topped with chao cheeze and grilled it. Now that was tasty. I think next time I will use garlic butter instead of plain butter on the bread.

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Kathy Hester has a new recipe for the instant pot. Don’t worry, she has a slow cooker method as well. This hits the spot considering I’ve had a cold, and feeling really lazy- so when I read that I only need to chop a few carrots, potatoes, onion, garlic and throw in some spices- cook it for 10 mins, I knew this was a must. Trust me, it was worth burning my lips to taste it before it cooled.

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Today Dec 4 is national cookie day, so it’s only natural for me to turn to Dreena Burton and make her chocolate chip cookies. These bake in 11 mins, and it takes all of 20 mins to prep and bake. Word of caution, you might want to make a double batch if your kids are anything like mine- because they go fast. Here’s the link for the Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s a wheat-free, soy-free option.

I’m also going to be making home fries, some tofu dish and baking some bread, muffins and I’m wanting an apple/pear crisp, or apple/pear  cake or something fruity sweet and sinfully good. Kathy Hester posted this recipe not too long ago and I bought pears just for this Vegan Holiday Gingerbread Pear Crumble From OATrageous Oatmeals. Check out her site for the picture of it. I wish I could reach into the internets and grab that dish. I’m drooling.

All of the dishes I made had enough for left overs. I had to freeze the left over pasta sauce (stored in a mason jar) because I wasn’t planning on using it all. I’ve all put some soup in the freezer for a quick healthy option when I don’t feel like cooking. My meals for the week cost next to nothing. I did use canned beans, but normally I use my instant pot to cook them in.

For my juices this week, I made carrot, granny smith apple and lemon juice. So cheap right now. a 2lb bag of carrots 2.00, a 5lb bag of apples 3 something. Lemons were expensive they were 6.00 but there was at least 10 in the bag. (or they were .77 each)

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Do you buy canned beans? Or do you buy a bag of beans and cook them?