Vegan Baconed Chickpea Salad with Ranch Dressing

There’s an apron I’ve been eyeing for the past 4 months.  I saw it in a magazine, and thought, “Wow, that apron is really awesome!  If I could justify spending that much money on a piece of cloth to hang around my neck, I would buy it today.”  To be fair, it is a very…

Pasta Marinara

What could be easier to make than marinara?!  The ingredients are so simple, and it cooks up fast.  The most important thing is buying “good” canned tomatoes.  I’m thinking of brands like Pomo, Mutti, or San Marzano. Or if your garden has been generous, make your own tomato puree, and cook up loads of this…

Chickpea Curry

Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.  This curry 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 cream instead of…

Zesty Pesto and Artichoke Ricotta Lasagna

It seems like there are a lot of faux ricottas out there.  I challenged myself to think of a faux ricotta that was not made from tofu or nuts, and came up with artichoke ricotta.  It’s soy free, nut free, and totally plant based!  Having experimented with it for a previous recipe, I decided it…

Kickin’ Black and White Bean Burgers

When you know better, you do better! I have learned a lot about making homemade vegan burgers since this recipe was originally released. It felt like it was time to improve it. Much of it is the same, but some of it is better and easier. This vegan bean burger recipe is easy, spicy, gluten…

Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

I revised this recipe for simplicity. Let’s just say that I’ve made it a number of times since I first published it, and I realized, it can be easier. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses that hallmarks of this delicious dish…a bit of smokey spice from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce,…

Cauliflower Orange Olive Salad

I love a grocery store deli with an olive bar.  At the end of shopping, I used to hit up the olive bar for a few olives to eat on the way home.  I am a huge fan of green olives cured with orange rinds, or spicy olives covered in chiles.  My husband likes olives…

Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

The hominy chili filling is smoky, spicy, and very easy to make. The cornbread crust is moist and sweet. Baked together for ~25 minutes, and it’s a delicious meal that will keep everyone coming back for more. It might seem complicated to pull this off, but this is not hard to do. A little time…