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  • Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Lentils and Breadcrumbs

    Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Lentils and Breadcrumbs

    Maybe you aren’t vegan, but someone you love is and they are coming over for a holiday dinner? Well, making this recipe for vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms with lentils and breadcrumbs says, “Hey, I thought of you, and wanted you to have something delicious to dine on at this gathering.” If this is you and […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Mango Salsa

    This easy vegan bean burrito recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Lime, fresh mango, cilantro, avocado and fire-roasted green chiles create a fresh sweet-sour salsa. Stewed black beans with ground cumin and smoked paprika provide a savory, hearty counterbalance. Enjoy wrapped in a tortilla, and yum! This recipe makes ~4 burritos. These simple vegan burritos […]

  • Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Eggplant Chickpea Stew

    This vegan eggplant chickpea stew recipe is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine—pomegranate molasses, saffron, cardamom, and more. It smells absolutely heavenly while it’s cooking!  The flavor is warming, slightly tangy, and comforting all at once. And it tastes delicious served over a bed of fluffy couscous or short grain brown rice. Pomegranate molasses is a common […]

  • Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew

    This is an easy recipe for vegan slow cooker smoky tempeh sauerkraut stew with liquid smoke, smoked paprika, caraway seeds and more. One of my favorite parts is the way the tempeh and sauerkraut smells, as it simmers. It’s smoky, savory goodness! And there’s really nothing like kraut and potatoes, so serving this stew over […]

  • Herbed Black-Eyed Pea and Cannellini Bean Salad with Garlic Toast

    This is an easy, delicious vegan recipe for herbed black-eyed pea and cannellini bean salad with fresh dill, mint, parsley and chives.  Serving it over garlic toast is absolutely divine. It’s like one big, buttery crouton begging for this delicious vegan herbed bean salad recipe to live on top of it. I love the contrast […]

  • Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans, Spinach, and Tomatoes

    When I am tight on time, this gnocchi and white beans recipe is one of my favorite quick vegan dishes.  It is fast, easy, and hearty.  And it has…drum roll…8 ingredients, including the salt and the optional vegan parmesan!  Sometimes, simple is best, and leave it to this recipe for gnocchi with cannellini beans, spinach […]

  • Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Rice

    Taking inspiration from Louisana’s Cajun cuisine, this slow cooker vegan kidney beans and rice recipe involves stewing the beans, green peppers, celery, and onion with a bit of smokiness, a bit of heat, and a lot of savory flavor. I love it on top of some short grain brown rice, but you could also have […]

  • Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

    This vegan harissa chickpeas and carrots recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of […]

  • Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

    This is a delicious vegan sun-dried tomato chickpea burger recipe with canned chickpeas, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, wheat berries, prepared horseradish and more.  It’s savory, flavorful and super garlicky. It makes 4 chickpea burger patties. A few things… Discover more UVK recipes, like Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Italian White Bean Burgers, Creamy Chickpea Salad Sandwiches, Spicy […]

  • Creamy Chickpea Salad

    This is an easy recipe for creamy chickpea salad with vegan mayo, dijon, nutritional yeast, pepperoncini (or dill pickles), crunchy carrots and celery, and more. You can enjoy this vegan chickpea salad on sandwiches, wraps, or even as a snack on crackers. This creamy chickpea salad recipe is perfect for lunch, camping, picnics or dinner. […]

  • Vegan Roasted Chickpea Kale Salad with Ranch Dressing

    This is a delicious recipe for vegan roasted chickpea kale salad with ranch dressing. The roasted chickpeas contribute a smoky bacon flavor. The homemade vegan ranch dressing is creamy, acidic, savory and salty. And the massaged lacinato kale, crunchy veggies and sunflower seeds bring freshness and texture. Overall, it’s a satisfying ranchy vegan roasted chickpea […]

  • Chickpea Curry

    Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.  This vegan chickpea curry recipe is flavorful, hearty and comes together fast.  It is by no means authentic, but it is strictly plant based.  When my partner went up for seconds, I knew I had a winner on my hands! When I usually make curry, I like to use coconut […]

  • Zesty Pesto and Artichoke Ricotta Vegan Lasagna

    Having experimented with vegan artichoke ricotta for the recipe for Carrot Artichoke Tortellini, I decided it might be worthwhile to whip up a summer lasagna that incorporated it, as well. As such, this is a recipe for vegan lasagna without tofu and without cashews. Garden tomatoes, fresh basil, and a tasty, zesty pesto.  The pesto’s […]

  • Southwestern Jackfruit Pizza

    Sweet corn made so much sense for this vegan jackfruit pizza recipe.  I couldn’t help but think about my run-in with a European Domino’s Pizza menu a few years ago.  My husband said, “Europeans eat corn on pizza?”  I said, “I guess so.”  As an American, this seemed novel, and well, very American, because corn […]

  • Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

    This vegan chipotle lime jackfruit recipe is quick, easy and super tasty. It’s got the perfect balance of acid, sweetness, savory flavors and smokiness.  And best of all, this simple vegan recipe for chipotle chili lime jackfruit can be used in tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, or even as a vegan pizza topping!   For this […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]