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  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Many vegan green bean casserole recipes use cashews or coconut milk. UVK brings you this gluten free vegan green bean casserole recipe made with white beans! It’s completely free of nuts and coconut milk. While it might seem daunting to make vegan green bean casserole from scratch, it couldn’t be easier. The longest part of […]

  • Vegan Pumpkin Soup

    Have you ever tried to make a recipe for vegan pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin puree? Maybe you’ve also discovered that it’s pretty bland. If you want the canned pumpkin to really shine in a soup, it requires the right spices, a good bouillon or stock, and pairing it with a roasted vegetable to bring […]

  • Sriracha Tofu Salad

    This is a delicious, easy vegan sriracha tofu salad recipe has a lot of versatility! For a protein-packed meal, enjoy it solo. Or fill a tortilla with it with additional cucumber slices and fresh cilantro to make a tasty sriracha tofu wrap. Maybe add some cold orzo pasta? And enjoy a Thai-inspired tofu orzo salad. […]

  • Tofu Enchiladas with Mushrooms and Sweet Corn

    This recipe goes out to the hermetically sealed silken tofu that’s been living in my pantry for a year. It’s dutifully sat on the shelf ready for action. There’s a number of UVK silken tofu recipes that this bad boy could have been used in (creamy polenta, cheesy grits, Greek spinach pie, etc), but instead, […]

  • Smashed Potatoes with Scallions and Cilantro

    Smashed potatoes are steamed whole potatoes that you smash with the back of a large spoon and then, stir in some delicious seasonings, herbs, etc. They’re rustic and easy. And this quick recipe for vegan smashed potatoes recipe with scallions and cilantro is so tasty! This smashed potatoes recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes, but I […]

  • Smoky Red Bean Soup

    This vegan smoky red bean soup recipe is inspired by preparations of Slovak Fazul’ová Polievka (or “bean soup”). There are many versions using different varieties of beans (like white beans, cranberry beans, red beans), meats (smoked bacon, sausage, etc), and add-ins (sour cream, vinegar, etc). However, most preparations involve potatoes, carrots, and paprika in some […]

  • Seitan Steak Sandwich

    This vegan seitan steak sandwich recipe is delicious. Loaded with bell peppers and onions, it’s the perfect seitan sandwich for crushing hunger, because it’s just that hearty. And it’s really easy to make! A few things… This recipe makes 4 vegan steak sandwiches. Discover more UVK recipes, like Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef, Seitan Beef […]

  • Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

    Inspired by vinegret, a popular Russian and Ukranian salad, this recipe for cold vegan beet potato salad with sauerkraut is very similar to traditional preparations. Commonly, there are beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, and then, sauerkraut and/or diced pickles. Often, it is dressed in additional brine from the sauerkraut or pickles, and sunflower oil. Positively delicious. […]

  • Vegan Baked Pasta with Tofu Ricotta and Eggplant

    This Italian-inspired recipe for vegan baked pasta with tofu ricotta and eggplant is easy to make and a substantial meal. It’s filling and hearty. You don’t wonder later whether you ate dinner or not. You’ll know you did! And hopefully, it was a hit 😊 Think of this baked vegan Italian eggplant dish as a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce

    This recipe for vegan (or vegetarian) avocado cucumber carrot sushi roll with sweet chili sauce is the perfect summer meal. It’s flavorful, refreshing, crunchy and loaded with a sweet garlicky sauce. It uses one of my favorite condiments, Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce, which you can find all over the U.S. at major grocery stores. […]

  • Vegan Tofu Ricotta Cheese

    Since the 80’s, my family has been making lasagna with tofu. Back then, we smashed up the tofu with our hands, and then, used it instead of ricotta. As the years have gone by, I’ve stepped up my vegan ricotta game. This vegan tofu ricotta recipe is still really easy to do, but packs a […]

  • Gazpacho

    Is gazpacho vegan? Usually. Traditionally, the Spanish cold soup is vegan, but sometimes, it’s garnished with meat. And other times, the preparation uses ingredients that are not vegan. When in doubt, find out or better yet, make your own! And this vegan tomato gazpacho recipe couldn’t be easier. Like many modern gazpacho recipes, you add […]

  • Sunflower Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Grape Tomatoes and Black Olives

    This recipe for vegan sunflower pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes and black olives is quick and tasty. By the time the fusilli pasta is done boiling, the rest of the ingredients are ready to go. Not only that, sunflower basil pesto doesn’t need nutritional yeast. This nut free vegan pesto has enough […]

  • Refrigerator Dill Pickles

    In the summer, my cousins and I would play outside all day. Periodically, we’d sneak into the refrigerator in the garage and eat icebox dill pickles. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. And I still love dill pickles. For years, I wasted my money buying them at the store. But these days, I like […]

  • Watermelon Salsa

    This watermelon salsa recipe is quick, easy, tasty and refreshing! I love how the watermelon’s sweetness balances with the spicy jalapeño, savory garlic and acidic lime juice. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, on tacos, and more! A few things… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all […]

  • 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 […]

  • Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Jicama Salad

    Jicama is a plant from Mexico. Many people associate the term, jicama, with the plant’s edible tuberous root. This part of the plant is crisp, starchy and slightly sweet. In Mexico, it is often enjoyed raw with lime juice, chili powder and salt. And thus, it was the perfect candidate to add some dimension to […]

  • Vegan Tzatziki Sauce

    Is tzatziki vegan? Unfortunately, one of the main ingredients in the popular Greek sauce is yogurt. So no, it is not vegan. Fortunately, this Greek-inspired vegan tzatziki sauce recipe uses either vegan sour cream or vegan yogurt. It does a great job filling the void. It’s super easy to make. You chop some cucumber and […]

  • Shiitake Mushroom Sushi Rolls

    Some years ago, I had vegan sushi in San Francisco at Cha-Ya, a vegan sushi restaurant. Being raised vegetarian and spending most of my adult life as a vegan, I had never had sushi. Needless to say, it was so good! Since that time, I’ve become a big fan of veggie sushi rolls. And thus, […]

  • Sushi Rice

    This vegan sushi rice recipe uses Calrose rice. Calrose rice was developed in the late 1940’s in California. When cooked, this medium grain rice becomes soft and sticky. It’s an ideal rice for sushi, and pretty easy to find throughout the U.S. There are a number of steps in the process to make sushi rice, […]

  • Vegan Pita Sandwich with Grilled Eggplant and Pomegranate Molasses Tempeh

    This is an easy vegan pita sandwich recipe with grilled tempeh and eggplant. You’ll need to get the pomegranate molasses tempeh marinade prepared the night before, or allow the tempeh, at least 4 hours, to marinate. Other than that, putting together this vegan pita filling recipe is very straightforward. This Middle Eastern inspired eggplant and […]

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

    This Mediterranean-inspired vegan chickpea eggplant salad recipe has it all! The grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios and a tasty oregano dressing really make it happen. It tastes great over some garlic toast, or on a bed of spinach greens. Or all by itself! It’s hearty enough to be a lunch or a meal, but […]

  • Vegan Paella with Artichokes and Green Olives

    Paella is a rice dish that originated in Valencia, Spain. Saffron, a spice derived from crocus flowers, is one of the main seasonings. In addition to making the rice yellow, it has a distinct flavor that’s a bit like honey. It’s very expensive, but it doesn’t take much of it to flavor a dish. And […]