Collard Greens Vegan Style

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 greens are 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 collard greens recipe is soft and delicious. A little garlic, a little … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Coconut Collard Greens

Vegan Cheesy Grits

This recipe for vegan cheesy grits first came out several years ago. It was embedded in another recipe, which is a shame. It is so creamy and delicious. You can enjoy vegan grits with cheese for breakfast, as a savory vegan grits meal or as a gluten free side dish. It tastes incredible paired with Slow Cooker Vegan Coconut Collard Greens. It also tastes awesome … Continue reading Vegan Cheesy Grits

Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

When it comes to creating creamy risotto, stirring is everything.  As the rice grains rub against one another during the stirring, they release some of their starch.  This creates the creamy consistency.  The creaminess doesn’t come from cheese, milk or cream.  It comes from good old fashioned stirring. And that means, it’s important to use a rice with a high starch content. This recipe for … Continue reading Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

Pita Vegan Recipe

Za’atar Chickpea Pitas

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 the air fryer za’atar chickpeas recipe, but use 1 garlic … Continue reading Za’atar Chickpea Pitas

Roasted Red Pepper Soup No Dairy

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Spiced with garam masala, this vegan roasted red pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious.  While preparations of garam masala vary regionally across the Indian subcontinent, it often possesses warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, and more. In the U.S., you can buy it at most major grocery stores, at international grocery stores or online. And of course, you can always make it yourself from … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Chickpeas in Air Fryer Vegan

Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas

Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice blend. There’s a lot of variation in it’s preparation, but it almost always includes thyme, sumac, and sesame seeds. In the U.S., you can buy it at many chain grocery stores, at international grocers, or online. You can also make it from scratch. Chickpeas taste awesome marinated in za’atar. In fact, these easy marinated chickpeas taste delicious without the … Continue reading Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas

Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

What is a vegan substitute for ricotta cheese? Vegan almond ricotta! It tastes creamy, bright, cheesy, and salty. It’s everything people love about ricotta cheese with none of the dairy! This recipe for vegan almond ricotta makes ~1 cup. It has no oil, no tofu, no nutritional yeast and no cashews. Just good ol’ slivered almonds, white miso, lemon juice, water and salt. This recipe … Continue reading Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

Fennel and White Bean Salad

This vegan recipe for white bean salad is awesome for lunch, because it takes very little effort and stores well. And like most cold bean salads, it gets better with time. Add a little extra salt before serving, and you’re ready to go. Serve it with garlic toast, put it inside a pita, wrap it up in a tortilla, or just enjoy it as a … Continue reading Fennel and White Bean Salad

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

When my family went vegetarian in the 1980’s, my sister had to say goodbye to her favorite condiment, Worcestershire sauce. Sadly, it traditionally has anchovies in it, so that was that. Years later, The Wizard’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce would come out. And while a bit costly to buy a bottle at the store, it did the job. Vegan Worcestershire sauce can still be costly … Continue reading Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Creamy Coconut Kidney Bean Soup

This Caribbean inspired vegan kidney bean soup recipe is creamy, savory, and spicy goodness. It is an easy, hearty vegan soup that’s perfect for winter. Kidney beans, coconut milk, chiles, thyme, bay leaves and lime juice help create warming comfort in your bowl. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have dinner ready to go! I love making soup, because I really love soup. You could … Continue reading Creamy Coconut Kidney Bean Soup

Vegan Ranch Dressing

This vegan ranch recipe is quick and easy in a high speed blender. It contains no oil, no mayo, and no tofu. That’s right, it’s just cashews, fresh herbs, lemon juice and all the good stuff. This recipe makes ~¾ cup of homemade vegan ranch dressing. It’s awesome as a dip for veggies, on salads, buffalo soy curls, or on anything you enjoy ranch on. … Continue reading Vegan Ranch Dressing

Tex-Mex Vegan Sloppy Joes

Inspired by Tex-Mex flavors, this easy vegan sloppy joe recipe is absolutely delicious. And, best of all, they cook up fast! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a hearty, healthy bean meal. They taste amazing with a little thin sliced pickled red onion on top. To pickle red onions, thin slice some red onion, place it in a bath of distilled white vinegar, and … Continue reading Tex-Mex Vegan Sloppy Joes

Radish Salad Dill

Radish Salad with Fresh Dill and Scallions

Inspired by Slavic flavors, this radish salad recipe uses simple ingredients, is easy to make, and has a refreshing, crunchy texture. It’s works well for the winter or spring, but really, you could enjoy this year round. This recipe for radish salad is best served right away. The flavors and the crunchiness are at their height! As always, fresh dill is the best choice. You … Continue reading Radish Salad with Fresh Dill and Scallions

Vegan Queso Dip

Inspired by the beloved Tex-Mex dip, this is one creamy vegan queso recipe with cashews, nutritional yeast, and Rotel! Whether you use mild or hot Rotel, this vegan homemade queso disappears fast. It is so good smothered on nachos, tacos, or soft pretzels. You could even use it to make a vegan queso mac and cheese. Just mix in some elbow macaroni, and bake it … Continue reading Vegan Queso Dip

Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce

Inspired by Slovak stuffed cabbage (also known as holubky or halupki), these vegan cabbage rolls with sauerkraut, tomato sauce, brown rice and tempeh bacon are packed with savory, sour delicious flavors. And they are so good! So, what goes with this vegan cabbage rolls recipe? Mashed potatoes. A big, huge mound of mashed potatoes topped with some melted vegan butter. Get a little of the … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce

Vegan Funeral Potatoes Recipe

Vegan Funeral Potatoes

Church potlucks. Family gatherings. The perfect potato dish to bring over to a neighbor going through something. That’s right, I’m talking about funeral potatoes. A classic American casserole for people who love casseroles. I’m looking at you, Midwest and Intermountain West! So, what are funeral potatoes? They’re a crowd-pleasing cheesy potato casserole that got their name, because they are often served at after-funeral gatherings. This … Continue reading Vegan Funeral Potatoes

Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

This sweet potato lentil soup recipe is vegan Thanksgiving in a bowl! It’s savory, hearty comfort food. I found it hard to resist, and ended up eating the entire pot. Even better, it’s pretty budget-friendly and easy to make. Great for fall, winter, or any time you are craving a satisfying, warming bowl of sweet potato and red lentil soup. I used 2 Edward and … Continue reading Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Chickpea Millet Loaf

This vegan chickpea millet loaf recipe is perfect for fall, winter, Thanksgiving, holidays or any time you’re craving savory plant based comfort food. It’s absolutely delicious on its own, smothered in roasted garlic gravy or topped with some homemade bbq sauce. And if you have leftover loaf, slice it and enjoy it on a sandwich the next day! You can easily make this vegan loaf … Continue reading Chickpea Millet Loaf

Roasted Garlic Gravy

Finally, a vegan gravy recipe without mushrooms! Roasted garlic does an excellent job of providing the flavor to this simple vegan gravy recipe. It’s perfect on loaf, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or really anything you like to smother in gravy. And it makes a nice, flavorful addition to any Thanksgiving or holiday spread. The most time consuming part of this recipe is roasting the garlic. The … Continue reading Roasted Garlic Gravy

Roasted Garlic

This roasted garlic recipe is easy, healthy and tastes amazing smeared on toasted bread, spread on a sandwich, added to vegan gravy, put into soups, like Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup, and more. If you love garlic and haven’t been roasting it, you’ve been missing out! As it roasts, the garlic cloves become super soft, and the flavor more mellow. I like to roast garlic at … Continue reading Roasted Garlic

Easy Tempeh Bacon

So many homemade vegan tempeh bacon recipes require liquid smoke. Not this one! Does the tempeh bacon marinade suffer without liquid smoke? My empty plate would suggest it does not. This recipe for homemade tempeh bacon is easy to make and very, very tasty. Use this vegan bacon in TLT’s–a tempeh, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Enjoy it as a side to tofu scramble. Pair it … Continue reading Easy Tempeh Bacon

Vegan BBQ Sauce Recipe without Ketchup

Smoky Medjool Date Barbecue Sauce

For over 20 years, I’ve engaged in endurance sports. One of my favorite ways to fuel (and recover) is using Medjool dates. Those suckers are loaded with carbs, potassium and a good amount of vitamins. Because they have so much fiber, there isn’t a sugar crash. It’s just a steady energy, and they taste great. I originally put this Medjool date bbq sauce recipe out … Continue reading Smoky Medjool Date Barbecue Sauce

Gnocchi with Pesto and Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Whether you make your gnocchi from scratch, buy your gnocchi prepackaged, or use a gluten free variety, it is always absolutely delicious. This vegan gnocchi dinner recipe is easy, hearty and packed with summer flavors. Vegan pesto is amazing on grilled vegetables, and it is also amazing on gnocchi. When vegan pesto, grilled vegetables and gnocchi come together, it’s summer comfort food at it’s best! … Continue reading Gnocchi with Pesto and Grilled Eggplant, Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes