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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… ・A seedless watermelon works best. If you use a watermelon with seeds and a few get […]

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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 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 this […]

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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 does a great job filling the void. It’s super easy to make. You chop some cucumber and herbs, and then, mix everything in a bowl. It […]

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Gluten Free Sides

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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Cauliflower Leek Soup

This easy vegan cauliflower leek soup recipe cooks up fast! Many cauliflower soups are super creamy or very cheesy. This soup is neither. It has a light broth that’s savory, sour and herbaceous, which perfectly compliments the cauliflower and leeks. There’s no coconut milk, no cashews, no potatoes, and no vegan cheese. It’s simple and […]

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Vegan Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Herb Risotto

This is a delicious vegan stuffed zucchini boats recipe. The herb risotto is almost too perfect. Because let’s get real here, zucchini loves fresh basil 💚 This recipe makes ~6 stuffed zucchini boats. Try to select medium zucchini that are all roughly the same size, so they cook through at the same rate. It takes […]

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Vegan Brussels Sprout Soup with Potatoes

I might be someone that has mistakenly called a Brussels sprout, a “brussel sprout”. I had no idea those tiny cabbages were named after Brussels, Belgium! Regardless of how you’ve said it, maybe we can agree that they can be absolutely delicious? And this recipe for vegan Brussels sprout soup with potatoes attempts just that! […]

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Balsamic Reduction

What’s balsamic reduction? Balsamic vinegar that’s been simmered in a pot until enough water evaporates and it becomes a sweeter, thicker version of itself. It tastes awesome on roasted beets, salads, pizza and more. Is balsamic reduction vegan? Sometimes. Some recipes stir in honey, so it’s good to check. Some people use the terms “balsamic […]

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Breakfast Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Tofu Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Arugula

This was one of UVK’s first recipes. It’s been through several revisions over the years, but this is by far, the best vegan tofu quiche recipe of them all. A tofu quiche with sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, arugula and a little vegan parmesan? Yes please! A few things… ・This recipe for vegan quiche is not […]

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Vegan California Benedict with Portobello Mushroom

Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California is an incredible vegan resort. Of course, one of the best parts is going to Raven’s Restaurant for one of their legendary meals. It’s always absolutely delicious. And this vegan portobello benedict recipe is inspired by Raven’s Restaurant’s Portobello Benedict and by classic California Eggs Benedict. There’s […]

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Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers with Chickpeas and Rice

This vegan stuffed red peppers recipe is partly inspired by UVK’s Golden Beet and Couscous Salad with Slivered Almonds and Currants and to some extent, it’s inspired by elements of Indian cuisine. This dish is easy to make, tastes amazing, and is completely gluten free. Vegan stuffed bell peppers with rice and chickpeas are awesome […]

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Vegan Hollandaise Sauce

This is a quick, easy vegan hollandaise sauce recipe! All you need to do is add everything to a high speed blender (like a Vitamix or Ninja), and then, whisk in a small saucepan over medium heat until thick enough for you. That’s it. It’s oil free, soy free and gluten free. And it just […]

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Vegan Gnocchi with Sweet Corn, Collard Greens and Tempeh Bacon

Inspired by the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this vegan gnocchi dinner recipe is smoky, savory and hearty! It works for any time of year. If you use prepackaged vegan potato gnocchi, it cooks up under 30 minutes. Is it the way fresh basil interacts with the smoky notes of the tempeh bacon? Or the hint of […]

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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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Lemon Tahini Dressing

This easy vegan lemon tahini dressing recipe improves almost any food it touches–kale salad, roasted cauliflower, grilled tempeh pitas, broccoli and more. It’s super creamy, tangy, savory, and 100% dairy free. Whether as a salad dressing, savory sauce or delicious dip, lemon tahini dressing is quick, easy and delicious! This recipe makes ~¾ cup, and […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Coconut Collard Greens

Sometimes, I sit around thinking about the Coconut Stewed Greens off the menu at Papa G’s, a vegan cafe in Portland, Oregon. Those tasty coconut vegan collard greens were soft, flavorful and totally delicious. Since moving away from Portland, I can’t help but miss them. After hours of simmering in the crock pot, this vegan […]

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Vegan Cheesy Grits

This recipe for vegan cheesy grits first came out several years ago. It was embedded in another recipe, which was a shame. It is so creamy and delicious, and felt like it deserved it’s own post. You can enjoy vegan grits with cheese for breakfast, as a savory vegan grits meal or as a gluten […]

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Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

This is a delicious recipe for vegan herb risotto with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and nutritional yeast. It’s easy and uses simple ingredients, but it isn’t super quick. It takes time to stir, ladle, and stir some more. But, it’s worth it to end up with a super creamy, savory vegan herby risotto! When it […]

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Za’atar Chickpea Pita

This is one simple vegan chickpea pita recipe. You’ll have to mix the ingredients for the za’atar chickpeas the night before, because they need time to marinate. Other than the marinating time, this recipe is quick and easy. No air fryer for the marinated chickpeas? No worries. Below are two alternatives that work great! ・Follow […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Spiced with garam masala, this vegan roasted red pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious. Garam masala is one of my favorite spice blends. It works so well in soup, like this Okra Soup or in Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. While preparations of garam masala vary regionally across the Indian subcontinent, it often possesses warming spices […]

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Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas

Chickpeas taste awesome marinated in za’atar seasoning. In fact, this air fryer recipe for za’atar chickpeas taste delicious without cooking them! But roast them, and they have a second life, as a crispy, tasty treat. They work well as a snack, on salads, with pitas and more. You don’t want to miss out on these […]

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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 […]