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Tag: Simple Vegan Recipes

  • Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

    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!

  • Vegan Basil Pesto

    This is an quick vegan pesto recipe with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and more. You can use this easy vegan basil pesto as a pasta sauce, a pizza sauce, on grilled vegetables with gnocchi, on burgers and more! It yields ~1 cup. For the best flavor, make it right before you want to use it. […]

  • Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich with Kalamata Olive Tapenade, Avocado, Tomato & Arugula

    This easy vegan grilled portobello mushroom sandwich recipe is incredibly simple and flavorful. If you love olives and mushrooms, it’s the vegan olive tapenade and mushroom sandwich you’ve been waiting for! It’s savory, salty, and perfect for summer grill season. This recipe makes 4 sandwiches. Choose portobello mushrooms that are large enough to be sandwich […]

  • Chickpea Millet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pumpkin Seeds

    This is the best vegan chickpea millet salad recipe to serve for lunch, dinner or as a cookout side. The combination of the fresh herb dressing, the hearty grains, the satiating chickpeas, juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy pumpkin seeds make this one simple, satisfying millet salad with tomatoes and chickpeas! Make sure to let the […]

  • Kalamata Olive Tapenade

    This quick, easy vegan kalamata olive tapenade recipe is packed with serious flavor from sautéed garlic, oregano, parsley, and capers. It tastes great spread on toasted bread, sliced baguette, pizza, sandwiches or really anything that goes on the grill. It also works well as a kalamata olive dip for fresh veggies or pita. Whether you […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Carrot and Beet Salad with Fresh Dill and Roasted Pistachios

    This is an incredibly easy vegan carrot and beet salad recipe with fresh dill, apple cider vinegar and roasted pistachios. I’ve made it a few times for guests. Every time, someone asks, “Is this on your blog?” And I say, “No, I keep leaving it out, because how many beet salads can one blog have?” […]

  • Winter White Bean Soup

    This is one creamy recipe for vegan winter 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 delicious flavor, especially with the synergy of a good broth (like Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base) and lemon juice! […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Summer Wild Rice Salad

    While I think of wild rice as an American staple (especially in states like Minnesota), it always feels pretty seasonal. One eats wild rice in the fall or winter. I rarely see it outside of soup or stuffing recipes. It’s a shame, because it has a lot of vital mineral and vitamins, and possesses a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Grilled Okra with Curry Spices

    This vegan grilled okra recipe combines three of my favorite things—grilling, okra, and curry spice seasoning! Best of all, it is incredibly easy, quick to make, and flavorful. It makes an awesome side dish to any cookout or summer meal. To pull this off, I used a disposable aluminum sheet pan, lined it was non-stick […]

  • Kale Farro Salad

    Bursting with fresh Italian flavors, this vegan kale farro salad recipe has a simple dressing with fresh oregano and juicy grape tomatoes. It is quick, easy and makes a delicious side, lunch, or light dinner. It’s perfect for summer or any time you want a hearty grain salad with minimal effort. A few notes… ・Not […]

  • Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

    This Thai-inspired oil free, vegan pineapple and cucumber salad recipe has Thai basil, lime juice, and sweet chili sauce. It’s fresh and easy. Bringing together spicy elements with sweet and sour elements, it’s a refreshing pineapple cucumber salad that’s perfect for summer. I’ve been going through a slight obsession with Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce. […]

  • Gnocchi with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

    I love gnocchi and love thinking of new ways to enjoy it. And this easy recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard and tomatoes is quick, tasty and totally delicious. A few things… This recipe for vegan gnocchi with Swiss chard works for dinner any time of year. It’s simple, satisfying and delicious. Sometimes, I […]

  • Black Bean Avocado Salsa

    This is an easy vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe with cherry tomatoes, canned black beans, lime juice, apple cider vinegar and more. It’s the perfect answer to the question, “What should I make for lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping for a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla […]

  • Artichoke Potato Salad

    This quick, easy vegan artichoke potato salad recipe is positively delicious. The entire recipe came together in less than 30 minutes. You steam baby potatoes, cool them down, make a dressing and combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. And thanks to the fresh dill and parsley, it tastes really fresh. This simple potato […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Barley Lentil Salad with Fresh Dill and Chives

    This is an easy vegan barley lentil salad recipe with fresh dill and chives, carrots and red bell pepper. It’s chewy, crunchy, hearty and satisfying. And it works well for potlucks, picnics, packed lunches, and really, any season of the year. After storing in the refrigerator overnight, this barley and lentil salad may need a […]

  • Herbed Millet Skillet with White Beans and Asparagus

    When I was growing up, my mother was a big fan of millet. She made a lot of millet loaf, which I would always smother in BBQ sauce. Years later, millet became more popular in the U.S. due to the rise of the gluten free movement. Millet is slightly nutty, and has a fair amount […]