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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, added to bean salad and more. If you love garlic and haven’t been roasting it, you’ve been missing out! As it roasts, the garlic cloves […]

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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 easy tempeh bacon recipe is very, very tasty! And there are so many delicious ways to eat tempeh bacon. Use it in a homemade […]

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Grilled Barbecue Soy Curls Quesadillas

This super easy vegan barbecue soy curls quesadilla recipe tastes like an American cookout. BBQ soy curls, green peppers, red pepper, red onion and a healthy amount of gooey vegan cheese sandwiched between two flour tortillas grilled to perfection. Serve these vegan quesadillas with vegan classic coleslaw. So good! I opted for a bottled barbecue […]

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Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

Whether the tofu is sliced or cubed, this grilled or baked marinated tofu can be used on sandwiches, on salads, in tacos, in burritos, on pizza, in a grain bowl, in vegan sushi, or whatever your imagination can come up with!

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Asian Orzo Pasta Salad

Inspired by Asian flavors, this recipe for vegan orzo pasta salad with sesame ginger dressing tastes great warm or cold. After having time to sit overnight in the fridge, I thought it tasted even better. It uses few ingredients. It works well for a cookout, picnic, road trip cooler, camping trip, simple meal, or lunch. […]

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Fennel Risotto with Orange Zest

Risotto is one of my all-time favorite meals. This recipe for vegan fennel risotto with orange zest requires few ingredients, and is quite satisfying. While I have given tips about making a risotto in the past, there are only a few principles you need to adhere to to have success. Use Italian short-grain rice, like […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Winter White Bean Soup

This is one creamy recipe for vegan white bean soup with cauliflower, potatoes and rosemary! It uses easy to find ingredients, and cooks up pretty fast (~30 minutes). Rosemary and red pepper flakes create serious flavor, especially with the synergy of a good broth (like Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base plus some water) and […]

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Braised Red Cabbage and Carrots

This easy vegan braised red cabbage and carrots recipe makes a terrific side dish. I love how the red onions, granny smith apples, onion and apple cider vinegar contribute to the overall flavor. It’s savory, sweet, sour and totally delicious! Making vegan braised red cabbage takes some time (about an hour), but it is easy […]

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Vegan Slow Cooker Seitan and Green Pea Stew

As cooler months approach, I get more and more excited to breakout my slow cooker for vegan stew. Not only is it easy to use, but after a few hours of simmering, you have a dish saturated in deliciousness. And this vegan slow cooker seitan and green pea stew recipe is a phenomenal example of […]

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Vegan Green Bean Soup

This recipe is inspired by the Slovak soup, Polievka zo Zelenej Fazule. There are many regional differences in how green bean soup is prepared, so I took a little bit from one recipe, a little from another, and then, took some liberties. We end up with a vegan green bean soup recipe that is creamy, […]

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Fiesta Rice

When I was a kid, we would eat Rice-A-Roni® Spanish Rice. My mom would add a can or two of black beans and frozen corn. Sometimes, we would add shredded cheese to the mix. It was a quick, frugal meal for a working mom to serve her family, and it got the job done. And […]

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Vegan Tortilla Soup

This blended vegan tortilla soup recipe is all about the corn flavor. Corn tortillas are cut into strips, fried, simmered in the soup’s broth, and then, completely pulverized by a blender. The result is an intense corn flavor that announces, “This is tortilla soup!” Because tortilla soup often involves chicken, replacing it with soy curls […]

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Kidney Bean Succotash

Lima beans are my least favorite vegetable. If they are in front of me, I will eat them, because they are food. And in my opinion, food should never be taken for granted or wasted. But, for the most part, I avoid lima beans. So when I decided to put together a summer vegan succotash […]

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Gnocchi with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

I love gnocchi and love thinking of new ways to enjoy it. And this vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard and tomatoes is quick and tasty. Who knew Swiss chard gnocchi could be this good? A few things… ・You can use store bought gnocchi or make your gnocchi from scratch. ・Any chard will do…red, rainbow, etc. […]

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Black Bean Avocado Salsa

This vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe is… the perfect answer for “lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping to a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla wrap. A tasty topping to a Southwestern-themed salad. Over and over, this black beans and avocado recipe is my go-to, because it makes […]

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Asian Noodle Salad with Almond Sesame Dressing

Some people are allergic to peanuts, and some people just don’t like them. I’m one of the latter. So, I put together this recipe for a nutty vegan Asian noodle salad with almond butter, cucumber and carrots. This easy recipe for Asian noodle salad is satisfying, and great for any time of year. The ingredients […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Cream of Celery Soup

This vegan cream of celery soup recipe is simple to make, cooks up fast, and has a fresh, savory flavor. Maybe it’s the way the horseradish works in it? Possibly it’s the broth? But celery is one of those underrated vegetables that can bring so much flavor. I’m one of those weirdos that eats the […]

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Vegan Feta

If you’re looking for a homemade vegan feta recipe with tofu, this is it. It’s salty, acidic, and a touch herbaceous. While using extra firm tofu helps cut down on the fat, there’s also plenty of protein, texture and flavor. This faux feta cheese works well in salads. Or serve it as part of a […]

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Southwestern Sweet Corn Chowder

This soup is a vegan ode to the U.S.’s Southwestern cuisine. With New Mexican green chiles, sweet corn, chipotle chili powder, lime, cilantro, and squash, this vegan chowder is full of robust, fresh flavor, and comes together in 30 minutes or less. This recipe works terrifically for any season. When sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini […]

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Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas, Okra and Tomatoes

Inspired by the flavors of the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas with okra and tomatoes recipe is one of my favorite crockpot meals. It’s easy to make and very hearty. Served over a heaping pile of quinoa or brown rice, vegan stewed black-eyed peas and okra is loaded with protein, fiber, […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Potato Soup

This vegan potato soup recipe combines Russet potatoes with caramelized onions, garlic, smoked paprika, fresh thyme, a pop of jalapeño, and the savory goodness of fresh chives.   It is creamy, hearty, flavorful and warming.  And very easy to make!  The biggest time suck is caramelizing the onions, but if you get that going while […]

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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 […]

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Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew

This vegan slow cooker tempeh sauerkraut stew recipe is simple and tasty. One of my favorite parts is the way the tempeh and sauerkraut smells, as it simmers. It’s smoky goodness! And there’s really nothing like kraut and potatoes, so serving it over a pile of mashed potatoes is highly recommended. Growing up, I ate […]

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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 […]