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Vegan Texas Caviar

The first time I had Texas Caviar (also known as Cowboy Caviar) was at a work potluck.  While my co-worker used bottled Italian dressing, it was still really, really good.  As I recall, it was the one dish that didn’t make it home.  We devoured it straightaway. So, what is Texas Caviar? A salad of […]

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Chimichurri Chickpea Potato Salad

A few years back, I made a recipe with chimichurri sauce. I served some potatoes on the side with it. And I couldn’t help but think, “This sauce tastes great on potatoes too.” So here we are, with a vegan chimichurri chickpea potato salad recipe that’s absolutely delish. Is chimichurri vegan? While it is often […]

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Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice

Inspired by Jamaican rice and peas, this slow cooker vegan 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 recipe works well as a side dish […]

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Watermelon Radish Slaw

This easy vegan red cabbage and watermelon radish slaw recipe is acidic, sweet and slightly bitter in a pleasing way. It’s a delightful combination of very thinly sliced apples, watermelon radishes, red cabbage, carrots and scallions with a classic coleslaw dressing with celery seed and apple cider vinegar. This recipe serves 4. Watermelon radishes are […]

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Pear Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

While working on another UVK recipe, I was snacking on a D’anjou pear.  I dipped it into some lemon tahini dressing meant for the other recipe, and found it to be incredibly tasty.  So here we are. This vegan pear salad recipe makes a satisfying lunch or a simple side salad. It’s just so vibrantly […]

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Garlicky Potato-Zucchini Pancakes

This vegan potato and zucchini pancake recipe is inspired by Slovak zemiakové placky. It preserves some traditional elements (potatoes, garlic, etc), but does take some departures (vegan sour cream, etc). I also prepare them by baking them, instead of frying them. All in all, they are easy to make, smell amazing baking in the oven, […]

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Orange Miso Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

This is a simple recipe that works great for lunch, a midday snack or a light meal. It requires few ingredients, and minimal time to execute. The flavor is umami goodness. In some ways, this salad is a deconstructed hummus with a bit of a nod to Asian flavors. Overall, it is creamy and delicious! […]

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Vegan Antipasto Salad

This Italian-inspired vegan antipasto salad recipe hardly qualifies as “ugly”.  It’s completely gorgeous, which is just so Italian. They have a way of making everything beautiful. And while it may not be a traditional antipasto (an appetizer that includes meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives, artichokes, etc), it’s a delicious, fresh and herbaceous vegan Italian salad! […]

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Cuban Black Beans

I love beans and rice. Maybe you do too? These budget-friendly black beans are easy and flavorful. Enjoy these delicious black beans over rice as a meal, or as a side to an entree, like Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja. Top it with vegan sour cream, top it with cilantro, top it with the sauce […]

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Mandarin Orange Avocado Salad

One very cold and snowy evening in Colorado, I was looking through my pantry asking myself the age old question, “What can I make for dinner tonight?”   Sometimes, it’s good to be stuck in a snowstorm.  It’s like your very own episode of Chopped.   I ended up recruiting some stray items from the […]

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Vegan Grits and Greens Casserole

I first published this recipe almost a year ago, but there’s always been some elements about it that I felt weren’t quite right.  Today, I revisited it, and improved it a lot.  Blended silken tofu helps create creamy grits that are out of this world.  All-in-all, this recipe is much better than the original, and […]

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Kale Fattoush Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Back in 2003, I was flipping through an issue of Vegetarian Times. I came across a recipe for fattoush salad that sounded delicious. The chewy and crisp toasted pita, the crunch of fresh cucumbers, and the lip puckering goodness of lemon and sumac, it was everything a salad should be.  Light, refreshing and yet, hearty […]

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Celeriac Salad with Apples

This easy vegan celeriac, apple and hazelnut salad recipe is crunchy and refreshing. It tastes awesome as a side to any meal. Before being peeled, celeriac, also known as celery root, may not be much of a looker. But once peeled, it’s crisp texture and subtle celery flavor are ready for action. Celeriac Salad with […]

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White Beans and Sauerkraut

This vegan white beans and sauerkraut recipe is absolutely delicious. It’s a simple sauerkraut side dish, but it also can work as a main dish. To make it an entree, serve it over fried potatoes or mashed potatoes. Top it with some vegan sour cream to make it next level. This braised sauerkraut with beans […]