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Kale and Tofu Salad with Spicy Tamari Dressing

For awhile, I debated titling this vegan kale tofu salad recipe either “Crunchy Tofu Salad” or “Super Seedy Tofu Kale Salad”. A generous helping of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds create a delightful texture that’s crunchy and satisfying. And they pair so nicely with the hot chili oil tamari dressing, the marinated baked […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Sriracha Tofu Salad

This is a delicious, easy vegan sriracha tofu salad recipe has a lot of versatility! For a protein-packed meal, enjoy it solo. Or fill a tortilla with it with additional cucumber slices and fresh cilantro to make a tasty sriracha tofu wrap. Maybe add some cold orzo pasta? And enjoy a Thai-inspired tofu orzo salad. […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce

This vegan avocado carrot cucumber sushi recipe is the perfect summer meal. It’s flavorful, refreshing, crunchy and loaded with a sweet garlicky chili sauce. Yum! It uses one of my favorite condiments, Mae Ploy Sweet Chilli Sauce, which you can find all over the U.S. at major grocery stores. A few things… ・This avocado carrot […]

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Gluten Free Sides

Sushi Rice

This vegan sushi rice recipe uses Calrose rice. Calrose rice was developed in the late 1940’s in California. When cooked, this medium grain rice becomes soft and sticky. It’s an ideal rice for sushi, and pretty easy to find throughout the U.S. There are a number of steps in the process to make sushi rice, […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Shiitake Mushroom Sushi Rolls

Some years ago, I had vegan sushi in San Francisco at Cha-Ya, a vegan sushi restaurant. Being raised vegetarian and spending most of my adult life as a vegan, I had never had sushi. Needless to say, it was so good! Since that time, I’ve become a big fan of veggie sushi rolls. And thus, […]

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Salads Sides

Ginger Miso Slaw

Dry roasted almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, fresh celery and crisp napa cabbage make this vegan ginger miso slaw recipe. It works well for summer or really any time of year. It’s a great protein-packed Asian-inspired coleslaw salad for lunch, dinner, or summer cookouts. If you aren’t eating this right away, it’s better to keep […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner Sides

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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Salads Sides Warm Side Dishes

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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Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

This Thai-inspired pineapple and cucumber salad recipe has Thai basil, lime juice, and sweet chili sauce. It’s fresh, easy and oil free. 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. It […]

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Salads Sides

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. I wanted to make a vegan Asian noodle salad recipe without peanuts that still had a nice nutty flavor. So here we are! This easy Asian noodle salad recipe is satisfying, and great for any time of […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

This Thai-inspired vegan coconut curry carrot soup recipe has coconut milk, red curry paste, butternut squash, red lentils, orange juice and lime juice. It’s creamy, spicy, savory and satisfying. And it’s a vegan carrot soup that takes 30 minutes or less to make! A few things… ・This recipe calls for ½ tsp red pepper flakes. […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Coconut Tofu Soup

This vegan coconut tofu soup recipe is inspired by the Thai soup, tom kha.  While tom kha soup is totally delicious, it isn’t always vegan.  It often has chicken or fish sauce in it. This vegan coconut soup has dulse seaweed and fake chicken broth.  Some of the elements remain the same as traditional preparations. In […]

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Vegan Tofu Salad with Curry-Lime Dressing

This Thai-inspired vegan tofu salad recipe has roasted cashews, a medley of vegetables, fresh basil, cilantro and an oil free curry-lime dressing. It’s got texture and flavor. And it couldn’t be easier to make! This tofu salad recipe uses smoked tofu. It can be found in many major U.S. grocery stores (including Walmart, Whole Foods […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Tempeh Eggplant Adobo

I rarely use tempeh.  And yet, it has so many health benefits.  It’s a probiotic.  It’s loaded with protein.  It’s a good source of vitamins, like manganese, copper, b2, and magnesium.  And it has a ton of fiber.  Every time I eat it, I think, “I should eat this more often.”  And then, I don’t. […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Miso Shiitake Soup with Tofu and Bok Choy

 This bok choy and shiitake mushroom soup recipe relies on red miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions to create a brothy, comforting bowl of soup.   When I was growing up, we never bought vegetable broth or bouillon cubes.  We would finish a dish by adding miso at the end of cooking. […]