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Gluten Free Soups

Smoky Red Bean Soup

This vegan smoky red bean soup recipe is inspired by preparations of Slovak Fazul’ová Polievka (or “bean soup”). There are many versions using different varieties of beans (like white beans, cranberry beans, red beans), meats (smoked bacon, sausage, etc), and add-ins (sour cream, vinegar, etc). However, most preparations involve potatoes, carrots, and paprika in some […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

Inspired by vinegret, a popular Russian and Ukranian salad, this recipe for cold vegan beet potato salad with sauerkraut is very similar to traditional preparations. Commonly, there are beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, and then, sauerkraut and/or diced pickles. Often, it is dressed in additional brine from the sauerkraut or pickles, and sunflower oil. Positively delicious. […]

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Gluten Free Sides Warm Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist. Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce

This vegan avocado carrot cucumber sushi roll recipe is the perfect summer meal. It’s flavorful, refreshing, crunchy and loaded with a sweet garlicky chili sauce. Yum! It uses one of my favorite condiments, Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce, which you can find all over the U.S. at major grocery stores. A few things… This recipe […]

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Gluten Free Vegan Cheeses

Vegan Tofu Ricotta Cheese

Since the 80’s, my family has been making lasagna with tofu. Back then, we smashed up the tofu with our hands, and then, used it instead of ricotta. As the years have gone by, I’ve stepped up my vegan ricotta game. This vegan tofu ricotta recipe is still really easy to do, but packs a […]

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

In the summer, my cousins and I would play outside all day. Periodically, we’d sneak into the refrigerator in the garage and eat icebox dill pickles. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. And I still love dill pickles. For years, I wasted my money buying them at the store. But these days, I like […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

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… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

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 is 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 […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

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 uses either vegan sour cream or vegan yogurt. It does a great job filling the void. It’s super easy to make. You chop some cucumber and […]

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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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Herb Risotto

This is a delicious vegan stuffed zucchini boats recipe with herb risotto rice. It’s 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 […]

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Gluten Free Soups

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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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Balsamic Reduction

What is a balsamic reduction? Balsamic vinegar that’s been simmered in a pot until enough water evaporates and it becomes a sweeter, thicker version of itself. This vegan balsamic reduction (or balsamic glaze) recipe tastes awesome on roasted beets, salads, pizza and more. Some people use the terms “balsamic reduction” and “balsamic glaze” interchangeably. Other […]

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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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Breakfast Entrees Gluten Free

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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers with Chickpeas and Rice

This vegan stuffed red bell 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 […]

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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Gnocchi with Sweet Corn, Collard Greens and Tempeh Bacon

Inspired by the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this recipe for vegan gnocchi with corn, collard greens and tempeh bacon 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 […]

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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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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

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. Store […]

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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 […]