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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Beet Chorizo Burgers

Over the years, I’ve tasted a lot of vegan chorizo. Some good, some very good. With warm thoughts of homemade vegan chorizo, I set out to create a tasty, grillable beet chorizo burger recipe that’s perfect for summer. There are no beans, no soy, no gluten and no dairy. It makes 3 large burgers or […]

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Italian White Bean Burgers

Inspired by Italian flavors, this delicious vegan white bean burger recipe is rich from the almond ricotta, savory from the onions and garlic, and slightly herby from the dried basil and parsley. And they stay together! These white bean burgers are pretty easy to flip, and aren’t too messy to eat. This recipe makes 3 […]

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Gluten Free Sides Warm Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist. Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Tex-Mex Vegan Black Bean Sloppy Joes

Inspired by Tex-Mex flavors, this easy vegan black bean sloppy joes recipe is absolutely delicious. And, best of all, they cook up fast! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a simple, hearty bean meal. They taste great with a little thin sliced pickled red onion on top. To pickle red onions, thin slice some […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Mushroom Farro Burger

Many vegans, plant based folks, vegetarians, and the culinary adventurous enjoy a good old fashioned mushroom veggie burger. I have had my fair share over the years. Some incredibly tasty. Some more or less forgettable. This vegan mushroom farro burger recipe is anything but! I thought for a very long time about this homemade mushroom […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Rosemary Lentil Walnut Burgers

Years ago, I followed a recipe for a vegan pâté that used walnuts and sherry vinegar. I remember thinking at the time, “This sherry vinegar better be worth buying, because I don’t know when I’ll ever have an excuse to use it again.” But once I tried it, I was a total convert. Whether it’s […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Spicy Black and White Bean Burgers

This is an easy, spicy vegan black bean burger recipe with white beans, black beans, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, oats and sweet corn. It’s gluten free, nut free and soy free. These satisfying vegan black and white bean burgers work well out on the grill or baked in the oven. This recipe makes between […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

This is a delicious vegan sun-dried tomato chickpea burger recipe with wheat berries and horseradish.  Once you put horseradish in a homemade vegan chickpea burger recipe, you’ll never want to leave it out again.  Because…wow, it works so well.  Topped with arugula, vegan mayo, a healthy slice of heirloom tomato and some dill pickles, this vegan […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Guacamole

When I first moved to California, I went through a guacamole phase. I’d make a big bowl of vegan guac, and we’d eat it for dinner with tortilla chips. Yep, that was dinner. And now, I’m going to share that vegan guacamole recipe with you! This avocado dip is super easy. You mash up the […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Loose Meat Sandwich with Lentils and Mushrooms

Raised in the U.S.’s Midwest, I couldn’t deny giving loose meat sandwiches a vegan overhaul. UVK’s vegan loose meat sandwich recipe uses lentils and mushrooms. And thus, it’s more of a loose “lentil meat” sandwich recipe. What is a loose meat sandwich? Originating in Iowa, it’s a sandwich filling that’s loose like a sloppy joe, […]

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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments Vegan Cheeses

Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

What is a vegan substitute for ricotta cheese? Almond ricotta! It tastes creamy, bright, cheesy, and salty. This recipe for vegan almond ricotta cheese makes ~1 cup. It has no oil, no tofu, no nutritional yeast and no cashews. It’s a very basic nut ricotta recipe with only 5 ingredients. The real secret is the […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Mushroom Lentil Pot Pie

Man, I love lentils. I love them in soups, burgers, and so many other vegan dishes. Maybe you love them too? It’s part of the reason I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan recipe for mushroom lentil pot pie! This simple, delicious, super savory vegan lentil pot pie recipe is the perfect comfort food for […]

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Salads Sides

Sweet Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Bulgur

This is an easy recipe for vegan sweet corn salad with tomatoes, fresh basil and bulgur. The flavor is bursting with summer’s bounty! It’s one fresh, tasty corn and bulgur salad that’s perfect for lunch or as a side dish. It’s super simple to make. You boil some water and add it to the bulgur. […]

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Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Chipotle Mayo

This easy recipe for spicy vegan chipotle mayo is a delicious sauce for enjoying on veggie burgers, fries, sandwiches, grilled corn on the cob. In some places in the U.S., you could buy an entire jar, but maybe you don’t need an entire jar. This recipe has only 6 ingredients. This mayo is a great […]

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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Basil Pesto

This is an quick vegan pesto recipe with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and more. You can use this easy vegan basil pesto as a pasta sauce, a pizza sauce, on grilled vegetables with gnocchi, on burgers and more! It yields ~1 cup. For the best flavor, make it right before you want to use it. […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides Warm Side Dishes

Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

This easy recipe for vegan asparagus potato salad with fresh dill was an excuse to use horseradish. I love sneaking it into soup or a veggie burger recipe. And as I considered what to make for April, I thought, “Let’s make potato salad with horseradish!” Horseradish and fresh dill taste awesome with potatoes and asparagus. […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Sauces & Condiments

Romesco Sauce

Is romesco sauce vegan? Yes, the Catalan condiment is made from roasted tomatoes and red peppers with toasted almonds, stale bread, garlic and vinegar. There are some differences in ingredients, but commonly, it is free of dairy and animal products. Traditionally, it is served with fish, but there are many other ways to enjoy it. […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides Warm Side Dishes

Roasted Beets

Making roasted beets in the oven is easy and delicious. This recipe makes 4 cups, and lasts in the fridge for ~4 days. These roasted beets taste great ice cold or warm. They taste awesome in salads or just eating them solo. Some roasted beets recipes instruct you to use whole beets. Chopping them up […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado, Tomato & Arugula

This easy vegan grilled portobello mushroom sandwich recipe is incredibly simple and flavorful. If you love olives and mushrooms, it’s the vegan olive tapenade and mushroom sandwich you’ve been waiting for! It’s savory, salty, and perfect for summer grill season. This recipe makes 4 sandwiches. Choose portobello mushrooms that are large enough to be sandwich […]

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Salads Sides

Broccoli Pasta Salad with Fresh Italian Herb Dressing

When I was a kid, my mom would let me pick a pasta salad from the deli counter at our local grocer every week. I almost always picked the same broccoli pasta salad with sliced black olives and Italian dressing. While I was putting together this vegan Italian broccoli pasta salad recipe, I couldn’t help […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Grilled Beet Salad

A friend of mine, who is a clinical dietitian and lover of beets, would change everything I thought I knew about beets.  And namely, I thought that I hated them.  She hosted us for dinner, and made some amazing beet burgers from scratch.  While everything was grilling she told me about how beets were one […]