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Category: Entrees

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

    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 […]

  • Vegan Chili Mac and Cheese

    This vegan chili mac and cheese recipe has a delicious butternut squash and cashew cheese sauce that’s loaded with nutritional yeast, and a spicy, and smoky black bean chili with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Add the cooked macaroni, and it’s the perfect hearty vegan meal for any time of year! On top of it’s […]

  • Fennel Risotto with Orange Zest

    Risotto is one of my all-time favorite meals. This recipe for vegan fennel risotto with orange zest requires few ingredients, and is quite satisfying. While I have given tips about making a risotto in the past, there are only a few principles you need to adhere to to have success. Use Italian short-grain rice, like […]

  • Lemon Chickpea Asparagus Soup

    This is a simple, warming, nourishing vegan recipe for asparagus soup with chickpeas, potatoes, and more. Tarragon lends a somewhat licorice flavor that pairs very well with the lemon and asparagus. The chickpeas and potatoes bring a little more substance. In all, it’s very tasty. This recipe serves 4. One thing to note, tarragon can […]

  • Vegan Collard Green Rolls with Smoky Jackfruit and Sweet Potato

    Inspired by Southern flavors, this recipe for vegan stuffed collard green rolls with smoky jackfruit and sweet potatoes is full of flavor. It takes time to put together, the pay off is savory, smoky deliciousness. After baking in the oven, it’s so satisfying cutting into a collard green roll and getting to enjoy the umami […]

  • Cowboy Skillet Pie

    This vegan cowboy shepherd’s pie recipe combines mashed potatoes, pinto beans, and seitan. It balances them all into one savory, slightly sweet, and very hearty meal. Perfect for a grown Paul Newman (à la Butch Cassidy), cowboy, or really anyone that is looking for a deeply satisfying, delicious vegan cowboy skillet pie. It takes time […]

  • Vegan Tater Tot Casserole with Broccoli and Mushrooms

    When I was a kid, the church potluck was where it was at! So many delicious hot dishes made with love, and ready to share with one another. And while there were many options to choose from, I always gravitated towards the casseroles. Tater tot casserole! Broccoli cheese rice casserole! Green bean and mushroom casserole! […]

  • Vegan Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole

    This vegan spinach mushroom wild rice casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and delicious. It works well as a main dish (plenty hearty!) or as a side dish. It’s a vegan wild rice casserole that’s fancy enough for the holidays, like Thanksgiving, but doesn’t have to be a holiday dish. It’s gluten free, has no nutritional […]

  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Apples and Walnuts

    This recipe for vegan stuffed acorn squash with wild rice, apples and walnuts is absolutely delicious, has a nice presentation, and possesses delightfully contrasting textures. It takes a bit of time to roast the squash, but it’s easy to do with my step-by-step directions. And the filling is everything I love about U.S. fall flavors […]

  • Vegan Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

    Sometimes, I think I should have called this blog, “The Hearty Vegan Kitchen”. It’s probably taken already, but I want to think it rings true for nearly all the recipes that can be found here. And this recipe for creamy vegan polenta made with silken tofu and served with roasted vegetables is no exception. Plus, […]

  • Vegan Slow Cooker Seitan and Green Pea Stew

    As cooler months approach, I get more and more excited to breakout my slow cooker for vegan stew. Not only is it easy to use, but after a few hours of simmering, you have a dish saturated in deliciousness. And this vegan slow cooker seitan and green pea stew recipe is a phenomenal example of […]

  • Fiesta Rice

    When I was a kid, we would eat Rice-A-Roni® Spanish Rice. My mom would add a can or two of black beans and frozen corn. Sometimes, we would add shredded cheese to the mix. It was a quick, frugal meal for a working mom to serve her family, and it got the job done. And […]

  • Kidney Bean Succotash

    Lima beans are my least favorite vegetable. If they are in front of me, I will eat them, because they are food. And in my opinion, food should never be taken for granted or wasted. But, for the most part, I avoid lima beans. So when I decided to put together a summer vegan succotash […]

  • Rosemary Lentil Walnut Burgers

    This is an easy vegan lentil walnut burgers recipe with green lentils, bulgur, sherry vinegar, rosemary and more. They’re hearty, savory and oh so good topped with sautéed mushrooms. You can enjoy these vegan lentil and walnut burgers year round, whether you grill them on the bbq, pan fry them on the stove, or bake […]

  • Gnocchi with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

    I love gnocchi and love thinking of new ways to enjoy it. And this easy recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard and tomatoes is quick, tasty and totally delicious. A few things… This recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard works for dinner any time of year. It’s simple, satisfying and delicious. Sometimes, I […]

  • Vegan Caribbean Papaya Stew

    Stoba is a popular stew from Curacao, which may include green papaya, beef, pork tail or goat. Also popular in Aruba and Bonaire, it is a hearty mainstay on the ABC islands. Taking inspiration from Curacao’s stoba, I put together a vegan papaya stew recipe that is rich in flavor and hearty. While some recipes […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Chile Verde

    When I bought the ingredients for this recipe, the cashier at the grocery store commented, “Now, that’s what I call the right ratio of chiles to tomatillos.” I told him, “If you’re gonna do it, then do it.” He probably didn’t realize that I was going to make a slow cooker recipe for seitan and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Herbed Millet Skillet with White Beans and Asparagus

    When I was growing up, my mother was a big fan of millet. She made a lot of millet loaf, which I would always smother in BBQ sauce. Years later, millet became more popular in the U.S. due to the rise of the gluten free movement. Millet is slightly nutty, and has a fair amount […]

  • Beet Poke Bowl

    Poke is a very popular traditional dish from Hawaii. The centerpiece of the meal is raw fish (usually tuna or octopus). While there are a variety of approaches to seasoning the fish, many recipes incorporate soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions and sesame seeds. Inspired by poke, this is an easy, fast, fresh vegan beet […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja

    This recipe is inspired by the Cuban national dish, ropa vieja.  The English translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, because the shredded beef and vegetables look like rags.  This slow cooker vegan (or vegetarian) ropa vieja recipe uses thin sliced seitan, shredded jackfruit, dry white wine, peppers, red onion, crushed tomatoes, green olives, and […]

  • Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas, Okra and Tomatoes

    Inspired by the flavors of the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas with okra and tomatoes recipe is one of my favorite crockpot meals. It’s easy to make and very hearty. Served over a heaping pile of quinoa or brown rice, vegan stewed black-eyed peas and okra is loaded with protein, fiber, […]

  • Vegan Al Pastor

    Let’s learn how to make vegan al pastor with soy curls or young jackfruit! Inspired by the central Mexican favorite, this easy vegan al pastor recipe works well for jackfruit or soy tacos al pastor and so much more. Al pastor blends the Lebanese technique for making shawarma with Mexican cuisine—chilies, pork, and pineapple. Traditionally, […]

  • Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese

    This is an easy stovetop vegan truffle mac and cheese recipe with white truffle oil, nutritional yeast and vegan cheese. This dish cooks up fast (25 minutes or less!), and does not require any baking at all. To help it take even less time, I like to get my water boiling and boil my macaroni […]