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  • Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas, Okra and Tomatoes

    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, […]

  • Roasted Coconut-Maple Yams

    Traditionally, candied yams recipes require a lot of refined sugar. I wanted to develop a recipe that was quicker, required less sugar overall, had no refined sugar, and didn’t sacrifice too much on flavor. It seemed like it might be an impossible feat, until I called my best friend to talk it over. Never underestimate […]

  • Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese

    This is an easy stovetop vegan truffle mac and cheese recipe with white truffle oil, nutritional yeast and vegan cheese. This dish cooks up fast (25 minutes or less!), and does not require any baking at all. To help it take even less time, I like to get my water boiling and boil my macaroni […]

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini and Za’atar

    After a trip to Aviv, a plant based Israeli restaurant in Portland, Oregon, I was really impressed.  A lot of Israeli food is already plant based, but not all of it.  It was inspiring to try their versions of shawarma and labneh, but what stuck with me the most was the simple combination of fried […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vegan 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 […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Mango Salsa

    This easy vegan bean burrito recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Lime, fresh mango, cilantro, avocado and fire-roasted green chiles create a fresh sweet-sour salsa. Stewed black beans with ground cumin and smoked paprika provide a savory, hearty counterbalance. Enjoy wrapped in a tortilla, and yum! This recipe makes ~4 burritos. These simple vegan burritos […]

  • Shiitake Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts with Farro

    Awhile back, my cousin was looking for a Brussels sprout recipe.  I realized that I didn’t have any to share.  While we eat them roasted throughout the fall and winter season, that’s about the extent of it.  So, I challenged myself to think of a new way to incorporate Brussels sprouts into our rotation of […]

  • Herbed Black-Eyed Pea and Cannellini Bean Salad with Garlic Toast

    This is an easy, delicious vegan recipe for herbed black-eyed pea and cannellini bean salad with fresh dill, mint, parsley and chives.  Serving it over garlic toast is absolutely divine. It’s like one big, buttery crouton begging for this delicious vegan herbed bean salad recipe to live on top of it. I love the contrast […]

  • 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 […]

  • Butternut Squash Spinach Soup

    This is a savory, easy vegan butternut squash spinach soup recipe with lite coconut milk, celery, sage and lemon juice. It’s perfect for the cooler months of the year. And it cooks up fast. If you are feeling particularly fancy, top this vegan butternut squash soup with fried fresh sage leaves. To make fried sage […]

  • Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Rice

    Taking inspiration from Louisana’s Cajun cuisine, this slow cooker vegan kidney beans and rice recipe involves stewing the beans, green peppers, celery, and onion with a bit of smokiness, a bit of heat, and a lot of savory flavor. I love it on top of some short grain brown rice, but you could also have […]

  • Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

    This vegan harissa chickpeas and carrots recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of […]

  • Balsamic Potato Salad with Fresh Basil, Cherry Tomatoes and Wheat Berries

    This delicious vegan recipe for balsamic potato salad with fresh basil, ripe cherry tomatoes, arugula and wheat berries tastes like summer. The wheat berries add a hearty chewy quality to an otherwise pedestrian balsamic potato salad. All together, it is easy side dish to make, and so tasty! It makes ~4-6 servings. A few notes… […]

  • Creamy Chickpea Salad

    This is an easy recipe for creamy chickpea salad with vegan mayo, dijon, nutritional yeast, pepperoncini (or dill pickles), crunchy carrots and celery, and more. You can enjoy this vegan chickpea salad on sandwiches, wraps, or even as a snack on crackers. This creamy chickpea salad recipe is perfect for lunch, camping, picnics or dinner. […]

  • Asian Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

    This refreshing Asian kale slaw recipe works well as a side dish, lunch salad, or light dinner. It’s healthy, easy to make, and tastes great. A few notes…   ・To toast raw sliced almonds, add them to a dry skillet over medium heat.  Move them around with a spatula the entire time to keep them […]

  • Vegan Marinara Sauce

    Is marinara sauce vegan? Most of the time! When in doubt, read the label or ask. Marinara sauce is usually pretty simple, and this easy vegan marinara sauce recipe stays true to that ethos. Because marinara sauce uses few ingredients, it’s important to pick quality ones. If using canned tomatoes, try brands like Pomi, Mutti […]

  • Chickpea Curry

    Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious.  This vegan chickpea curry recipe 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 […]

  • Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

    Light and refreshing, this is the perfect cucumber cantaloupe salad recipe for warm days.  Fresh cantaloupe, crisp cucumber, mint, lemon, and rich macadamia nuts, it’s the perfect cookout side or works well as a cooling side dish on a lazy, hot evenings. The best parts… the way mint works with cantaloupe, the refreshing cucumber mingling […]

  • Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

    This vegan chipotle lime jackfruit recipe is quick, easy and super tasty. It’s got the perfect balance of acid, sweetness, savory flavors and smokiness.  And best of all, this simple vegan recipe for chipotle chili lime jackfruit can be used in tacos, nachos, burritos, enchiladas, or even as a vegan pizza topping!   For this […]

  • Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

    Inspired by Cajun cuisine, this hearty vegan black-eyed pea soup recipe is easy to prepare, cooks up fast, and tastes absolutely fantastic with a piece of cornbread on the side. It can be enjoyed year around. It makes 4 servings. For this recipe, you can use a prepared Cajun seasoning blend. In the past, I […]

  • Grilled Beet Salad

    A friend of mine, who is a clinical dietitian and lover of beets, would change everything I thought I knew about beets.  And namely, I thought that I hated them.  She hosted us for dinner, and made some amazing beet burgers from scratch.  While everything was grilling she told me about how beets were one […]

  • Chipotle Tempeh Kebabs

    I love chipotle peppers—their spiciness and their smokiness. And, this delicious recipe for vegan grilled tempeh kebab with chipotle peppers highlights them perfectly. They bring so much to this spicy tempeh marinade. This tempeh marinade is very easy to make, and just takes a little bit of patience to allow all the flavors to develop. […]

  • Vegan Classic Coleslaw

    Years ago, I had an online dating profile. And on that profile, I listed “Vegenaise” as one of my favorite things. It sent the right message to the right person, because today, I am happily married to that person. Vegenaise, it’s delicious and, sometimes, it’s responsible for love connections. May the Vegenaise, or vegan mayo, […]