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  • Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

    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.…

  • Smoky Maple BBQ Popcorn

    Smoky Maple BBQ Popcorn

    This is an easy vegan BBQ flavored popcorn recipe with maple syrup, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and more. It’s smoky, sweet, spicy, and savory. It’s texture is crunchy and light. As you snack, it doesn’t leave seasoning all over your fingers, as some recipes do. In the end, it’s flavor dares you not to finish…

  • Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    Often, I write down recipe ideas, and come back to them later. This month felt like a good time to circle back and look for inspiration. And there within all the scribbled notes was this little gem. What could be more delightful than an easy vegan recipe for strawberry spinach pasta salad with poppy seed…

  • Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

    Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

    This easy vegan poppy seed dressing recipe is sweet, tangy, and a bit savory. All it takes is a mixing bowl and a whisk. Two things… This recipe make ~2/3 cup. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’ve always used it within 2-3 days, but at all times, use your best judgment…

  • Beet Risotto

    Beet Risotto

    This vegan beet risotto recipe is a delightful blend of elements of Slavic borscht and Italian risotto. It’s flavorful and delicious. And while beauty is never a high priority, I cannot deny how lovely magenta vegan beetroot risotto looks! As I’ve mentioned in other vegan risotto recipes, making risotto takes time and vigilance. It’s not…

  • Green Bean and Radish Salad

    Green Bean and Radish Salad

    This is an easy vegan green bean and radish salad recipe with barley, pistachios, and a very tasty orange-mint vinaigrette. Between the chewy grains, crisp veggies, and crunchy roasted nuts, there’s a lot of nice things happening with the texture. It instantly asserts itself as a spring salad. It’s light, and yet, filling and satisfying.…

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

    Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

    This is an easy vegan roasted sweet potato soup recipe. You roast the sweet potatoes, sauté the aromatics, simmer for 15 minutes, and combine in a blender. That’s it. Simple, spiced, creamy and delicious. It has it all! This recipe makes 4 servings. Two things… If you enjoy this vegan roasted sweet potato soup recipe,…

  • Kale Tofu Salad with Spicy Tamari Dressing

    Kale Tofu Salad with Spicy Tamari Dressing

    For awhile, I debated titling this vegan kale tofu salad recipe either “Crunchy Tofu Salad” or “Super Seedy Tofu Kale Salad”. A generous helping of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds create a delightful texture that’s crunchy and satisfying. And they pair so nicely with the hot chili oil tamari dressing, the marinated baked…

  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

    Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

    My favorite part of a big breakfast is the potatoes. And this recipe for vegan roasted breakfast potatoes with rosemary does not disappoint. These beauties are roasted, spiced, salted and delicious, and make enough for 4-6 servings. Two things… Most importantly, season your vegan breakfast potatoes and roast them in the oven to perfection. And…

  • Vegan Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Seitan

    Vegan Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Seitan

    About a decade ago, I came across a recipe for vegan stroganoff with tahini. Despite having no vegan sour cream in it, the sauce was great. Time passed, and I haven’t been able to locate it. And honestly, at this point, all I can recall is that it had tahini and cornstarch in it! Inspired,…

  • Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

    Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

    This is an easy vegan cannellini bean salad recipe with roasted red peppers, black olives and a homemade roasted garlic vinaigrette that’s very flavorful. It’s perfect year round. It holds up well. It’s great to pack for lunch or a road trip. And it tastes so nice with toast. While flavor is always the most…

  • Vegan Guacamole

    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…

  • Vegan Black Bean Soup

    Vegan Black Bean Soup

    Some black bean soup recipes use tomatoes, dried beans, and lots of time. This one uses none of these things. This easy vegan black bean soup recipe uses canned beans and orange juice. It’s simple, budget friendly, and comes together in about 30 minutes. My absolute favorite ingredient is the orange juice. Its sweetness works…

  • Vegan Southwestern Casserole with Soy Curls, Sweet Corn and Hash Browns

    Vegan Southwestern Casserole with Soy Curls, Sweet Corn and Hash Browns

    With frozen sweet corn, Southern-style hash browns, mild green chiles, and soy curls, I’m happy to report this vegan Southwestern chicken casserole recipe delivers. I mean, who doesn’t love a good one dish meal? They’re usually the very definition of “ugly food” (visually unattractive, but oh so comforting), and easy to make. And if the…

  • Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    This super simple vegan sun-dried tomato pesto recipe uses walnuts, fresh basil, shallots, loads of garlic, a touch of balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast and more. It’s very flavorful, makes ~¾ cup. Is sun-dried tomato pesto vegan? Pesto usually has a hard cheese in it, like parmesan or pecorino. So, when in doubt, read the label,…

  • Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

    Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

    As the holidays approach, I find that I want to do nothing but eat comfort food. To me, that’s vegan cabbage rolls, mounds of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut soups, cabbage and noodles, halušky, beet soup and yes, lots and lots of vegan pierogi. So, I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan potato and onion pierogi recipe!…

  • Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    Loaded with the delightful chewy grains and roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, this vegan farro salad recipe is delicious warm or cold, and packs a flavorful punch with its orange balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing has it all–olive oil infused with red onion, orange juice, orange zest, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard and fennel powder. With the…

  • Mushroom Lentil Pot Pie

    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…

  • Vegan Sauerkraut, White Bean and Barley Soup

    Vegan Sauerkraut, White Bean and Barley Soup

    Cabbage soup is very common in Slavic cuisine. The “cabbage” in cabbage soup can refer to fresh cabbage or sauerkraut. And Russians, Poles, Slovaks and Ukrainians eat it a lot. Inspired by preparations of the Polish soup, kapuśniak, this vegan sauerkraut bean and barley soup recipe shares many of the common ingredients, but does detour…

  • 26 Great Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

    26 Great Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

    When I started this blog in 2017, I had no idea that it would become what it is today. Then, as now, my biggest concerns have been pursuing delicious flavor, and making easy vegan “ugly food” or vegan comfort food. I want to thank you for supporting Ugly Vegan Kitchen (UVK) along the way. As…

  • Vegan Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    Vegan Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    This vegan Brussels sprout slaw recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or as a delicious winter salad. It’s easy. You blend the walnut-miso dressing, chop some ingredients, and mix it all up in a large bowl. Simple! The real showstopper here is the creamy vegan walnut-miso dressing. It’s oil free, gluten free and has…

  • Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Spinach and Fennel

    Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Spinach and Fennel

    This is an easy, baked vegan stuffed shells recipe with tofu ricotta, spinach and fennel bulb. It’s garlicky, savory and totally nut free (no cashews, no almonds). And best of all, they are super delicious and easy to make. It makes 24 jumbo shells or ~4-6 servings. A few things… This recipe for vegan stuffed…

  • 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

    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…