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Category: Entrees

  • Spicy Black and White Bean Burgers

    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 […]

  • Chipotle Tempeh Kebabs

    I love chipotle peppers—their spiciness and their smokiness. And, this delicious recipe for vegan grilled tempeh kebab with chipotle peppers highlights them perfectly. They bring so much to this spicy tempeh marinade. This tempeh marinade is very easy to make, and just takes a little bit of patience to allow all the flavors to develop. […]

  • Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

    I revised this vegan chipotle bean and barley salad recipe for simplicity. Let’s just say that I’ve made it a number of times since I first published it, and I realized, it can be simpler to make. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses the flavors of the original bean and barley salad. […]

  • Vegan Shells and Cheese

    Inspired by Velveeta Shells and Cheese, this is an easy baked vegan shells and cheese recipe with carrots, nutritional yeast and vegan cheese. Much like the beloved boxed cheesy pasta, the vegan cheese sauce is blended until it’s aerated, creamy and smooth. Unlike Velveeta Shells and Cheese, these vegan cheesy shells are baked and topped […]

  • Grilled Pomegranate Molasses Tempeh Kebabs

    Inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, this recipe for vegan grilled tempeh kebabs with a pomegranate molasses marinade is very tasty. It is easy to execute, even if it takes a little patience waiting for the tempeh to marinade! After 4 hours of soaking the tempeh in the refrigerator, it’s about 10 minutes on the grill. […]

  • Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

    Who doesn’t love a vegan chili cornbread casserole? This casserole’s cornbread crust is moist and sweet. The hominy chili filling is smoky, spicy, and very easy to make. Baked in the oven for ~25 minutes, and it’s a delicious vegan hominy chili bake recipe that will keep everyone coming back for more. This is not […]

  • Tofu Scramble

    I grew up eating Fantastic Foods Tofu Scrambler.  During college, I couldn’t always afford it. So, I started making my own vegan recipe for tofu scramble from scratch. Sometimes, I would throw in a little oatmeal, as a nod to the old Fantastic Foods’ mix.   Since then, I still make my own tofu scramble, […]

  • Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo

    The first time I had orzo, I thought it was rice. Little did I know, it was pasta masquerading as rice. Since discovering it’s true nature, I am constantly thinking of ways to incorporate it into my meal rotation. And that is how I ended up making this one pan easy vegan spinach cannellini bean […]

  • Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

    When I think of tofu marinades, I usually think of soy sauce or BBQ.  And yet, this herby garlic tofu marinade works so nicely! This recipe for grilled lemon, garlic and herb tofu skewers is not hard to make, but it takes time to marinate (~3 hours). If you are able to marinate a bit […]

  • Vegan Pizza with Wild Mushrooms, Fennel and Almond Ricotta

    Wild mushrooms, fennel, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes and almond ricotta make for one fancy, delicious vegan pizza recipe.  Using the freshest produce you can find makes a big difference in the flavor.  Heirloom tomatoes are unreal in this recipe, and no doubt, just because they are heirloom tomatoes.  And it’s a hearty pizza.  Seriously delizioso! […]

  • Italian Tempeh with Peppers, Onions and Herbed Farro

    This is a savory vegan recipe for Italian tempeh with peppers, onions, and herbed farro.  Peppers and onion mingle with tempeh seasoned like Italian sausage with fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, garlic and oregano. All of this deliciousness is served over a bed of toasted farro with fresh basil, parsley and lemon juice. This Italian […]

  • Vegan Tempeh Souvlaki Pita

    This is a delicious vegan souvlaki tempeh pita recipe with creamy vegan tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes and fried potatoes. The tempeh needs time to marinate overnight for best flavor, but the rest of the recipe comes together quickly. Souvlaki is a popular fast food meat skewer from Greece.  It can be eaten alone, thrown on […]

  • Vegan Crab Salad

    This vegan crab salad recipe is as imitation crab meat as you can get!  No need to rely on other fish to play the role, and we don’t have to pretend to be scientists making our own crab with a blend of starch, fillers and artificial flavors.  We can look no further than humble kelp […]

  • Vegan Street Corn Skillet with Soy Curls

    While there are many preparations of Mexican street corn (or elote), many Americans think of it as grilled corn on the cob slathered in a delicious, creamy sauce. Inspired by Mexican street corn, this is an easy vegan skillet recipe with sweet corn, red potatoes, fried soy curls, and a delicious chipotle mayo sauce. It’s […]

  • Tempeh Eggplant Adobo

    I rarely use tempeh.  And yet, it has so many health benefits.  It’s a probiotic.  It’s loaded with protein.  It’s a good source of vitamins, like manganese, copper, b2, and magnesium.  And it has a ton of fiber.  Every time I eat it, I think, “I should eat this more often.”  And then, I don’t. […]

  • Carrot Artichoke Tortellini with Garlic Butter Arugula

    This vegan tortellini recipe is a fresh spin on the classic Italian pasta. The vegan tortellini filling uses grilled marinated artichokes, finely chopped carrots and fresh parsley. No nuts. No tofu. No soy. If you positively love artichokes, this is the one for you! Vegan wonton wrapper tortellini? Yes, it can be that easy to […]

  • Buffalo Soy Curls Wrap

    This vegan buffalo soy curls wrap recipe is super easy and tasty! It’s great for lunch or a quick dinner during the week. Or deconstruct this vegan buffalo chicken wrap and make it into a salad. A few things… This vegan buffalo chicken recipe makes ~4 servings of buffalo soy curls, whether you put them […]

  • Soy Curl Tetrazzini Primavera

    Tetrazzini is an American pasta dish named after an opera singer.  It involves a cheesy sauce, some kind of meat (usually chicken or tuna), and some vegetables.  When I was a kid, I thought it sounded very classy.   This vegan chicken tetrazzini recipe is built around a delicious cashew cream sauce.  White wine, raw […]

  • Seitan Beef Stew

    This seitan stew recipe wants to be your favorite vegan beef stew. I used a little bit of red wine, red miso, and a hint of soy sauce to bring the umami. If you don’t have red miso, substitute a vegetable or fake beef bouillon cube, instead. Just make sure to taste it at the […]

  • Jerk Jackfruit

    This vegan jerk jackfruit recipe could not be easier! You mix canola oil, spices, soy sauce, liquid smoke and shredded young jackfruit in a bowl, and then, grill it. Served with homemade mango salsa, this vegan jerk jackfruit tastes awesome in tacos, inside a wrap or alongside Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice. […]

  • Spinach, Wild Mushroom and Pea Gnocchi

    I made vegan gnocchi for the first time in college.  It was during the time I was studying the Italian language, and it was an epic fail.  My gnocchi were too wet, and fell apart in the water.  The ones that didn’t fall apart clumped together on the bottom in one big, oddly shaped ball. […]

  • Vegan Cornmeal Galette with Sweet Potatoes, Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

    Black-eyed peas were first introduced to Virginia during the 17th century.  Grown throughout Asia and West Africa, black-eyed peas favor warm climates, and are extremely tolerant to drought.  Thus, crops of black-eyed peas proliferated throughout the Southern United States, and to this day, continue to play an important role in Southern cuisine. This recipe blends common […]

  • Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice

    Inspired by Jamaican rice and peas, this slow cooker vegan red kidney beans and coconut rice recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Allspice, nutmeg, thyme, coconut cream, dark red kidney beans and short grain brown rice create a creamy, savory and delicious family meal. This easy budget friendly vegan coconut rice and beans recipe works […]

  • Grilled Seitan Sandwich with Kale Walnut Pesto and Apples

    About a year ago, I went through a bread baking phase.  Bread is surprisingly easy to make, even the most complicated variety.  During that time, I made a lot of sourdough.  It was not the best sourdough I’ve ever had, but it was good.  Living close to so many bakeries on the US’s west coast, […]