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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker White Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Green Plantain Stew with Cilantro and Lime

Sancocho is a Latin American stew, which can be found in Puerto Rico, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, and a number of other countries.  It is often a stew of celebration.  Traditionally, it is made with a variety of meats and root vegetables. Many say the secret to a delicious sancocho is allowing it to […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

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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Gluten Free Soups

Lemon Artichoke Asparagus Soup

For a time, we lived close to California’s Monterey Bay.  After a long day of hiking, we would stop off at one of the roadside farms for fried artichokes.  There is nothing like the smell of the beach, the fog rolling in, and the taste of farm fresh artichokes.   In the U.S.’s Pacific Northwest, […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Soy Curl Paprikash

This is yet another revision of this vegan paprikash recipe. Now, it is gluten free and eliminates the prepackaged vegan sour cream. There’s also a richer, creamier sauce made with silken tofu, raw cashews, lemon juice and more. This is still the kind of meal that you want to serve over egg-less ribbon noodles, mashed […]

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Soups

French Onion Wild Mushroom Soup

My dad loved french onion soup. When I was in high school, I figured out how to make a meatless version for him. Needless to say, he was all about that soup. Every time I make one of his favorite recipes, I can’t help but think of him. Food is so tied to family. And […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Entrees Gluten Free Salads Sides

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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

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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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Stewed Kidney Beans, Carrots and Chard with Bulgur

This recipe is inspired by the cuisine of the Middle East. It is incredibly simple, uses ten ingredients, and has a nice, subtle, low key flavor. If you are looking for a dish that’s comforting, budget-friendly and healthy, this is the one for you. And man, the carrots! The carrots taste so good. They really […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Spiced Carrot Soup

This vegan carrot soup recipe is spicy in a warming curry way, bright from the lemon juice, savory from the fennel bulb, and a bit sweet from the carrots. All in all, it uses few ingredients, cooks up fast, and is very easy to make. And best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious. Ras el […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Cabbage and Noodles

If you’re an American with Slavic roots, you may be familiar with cabbage and noodles. In our household, it consisted of butter, onions, cabbage, broad noodles, salt and lots of black pepper. And before my family went vegetarian, it sometimes included smoked sausage. After I went vegan, I had to settle for versions of it […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Smoky Medjool Date Barbecue Jackfruit

The vegan gluten free barbecue jackfruit can be enjoyed in many ways–on a sandwich, in a taco, on pizza, on top of a baked sweet potato, and more. The naturally sweetened barbecue sauce is sweet, slightly spicy and smoky delicious.

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Gluten Free Soups

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Whenever I feel the slightest bit of illness coming on, this is my go-to vegan shiitake mushroom soup recipe. Considered a medicinal mushroom, shiitakes boost immunity, are a powerful antioxidant, and offer a fair amount of vitamin B and D.   There is nothing like a spicy bowl of shiitake mushroom soup to clear your sinuses! […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Puff Pastry Turnovers with Swiss Chard, Potatoes and Chickpeas

Blitva is a traditional Croatian side dish that stars Swiss chard, potatoes and a lot of garlic. Inspired by this side dish, I created a vegan turnover recipe that included all three ingredients, and then, added buttery, delicious vegan puff pastry and hearty chickpeas. The result is a savory, delicious pastry that makes a great […]

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Salads Sides

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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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Popular in Vietnam, beloved by German-speaking nations, and a regular staple in Slavic cuisine, kolhrabi is a delicious turnip-esque vegetable that tastes a bit like broccoli. Kohlrabi doesn’t show up often in the standard American diet, but it certainly is delicious. Dried marjoram, garlic and lemon juice bring out the best in it in this […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

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

Do you love sauerkraut? Well, this blog is chock-full of vegan recipes with sauerkraut. To list just a few, there’s Vegan Slavic Sauerkraut Soup, Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce, Vegan Sauerkraut Goulash, White Bean, Barley and Sauerkraut Soup and more. Like the rest of UVK‘s sauerkraut offerings, this braised sauerkraut with […]