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Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

This vegan cannellini bean salad recipe is very flavorful and perfect year round. It holds up well. It’s great for to pack for lunch, a road trip, as a side dish or a light dinner. It’s great with some toast. While flavor is always the most important thing to me, I cannot deny it.. this […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Some black bean soup recipes use tomatoes, dried beans, and lots of time. This one uses none of these things. This easy vegan black bean soup recipe uses canned beans and orange juice. It’s simple, budget friendly, and comes together in about 30 minutes. My absolute favorite ingredient is the orange juice. Its sweetness works […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Seitan Steak Sandwich

This seitan steak sandwich recipe is delicious. It’s the perfect vegan sandwich for crushing hunger, because it’s just that hearty. And it’s really easy to make! A few things… ・You can use store bought or homemade seitan in this recipe. If you’re making your own seitan, it takes over an hour to prepare. Plan ahead. […]

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Gazpacho

Is gazpacho vegan? Usually. Traditionally, the Spanish cold soup is vegan, but sometimes, it’s garnished with meat. And other times, the preparation uses ingredients that are not vegan. When in doubt, find out or better yet, make your own! And this vegan tomato gazpacho recipe couldn’t be easier. Like many modern gazpacho recipes, you add […]

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Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Jicama Salad

Jicama is a plant from Mexico. Many people associate the term, jicama, with the plant’s edible tuberous root. This part of the plant crisp, starchy and slightly sweet. In Mexico, it is often enjoyed raw with lime juice, chili powder and salt. And thus, it was the perfect candidate to add some dimension to this […]

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Vegan Paella with Artichokes and Green Olives

Paella is a rice dish that originated in Valencia, Spain. Saffron, a spice derived from crocus flowers, is one of the main seasonings. In addition to making the rice yellow, it has a distinct flavor that’s a bit like honey. It’s very expensive, but it doesn’t take much of it to flavor a dish. And […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Sauces & Condiments

Romesco Sauce

Is romesco sauce vegan? Yes, the Catalan condiment is made from roasted tomatoes and red peppers with toasted almonds, stale bread, garlic and vinegar. There are some differences in ingredients, but commonly, it is free of dairy and animal products. Traditionally, it is served with fish, but there are many other ways to enjoy it. […]

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Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers with Chickpeas and Rice

This vegan stuffed red peppers recipe is partly inspired by UVK’s Golden Beet and Couscous Salad with Slivered Almonds and Currants and to some extent, it’s inspired by elements of Indian cuisine. This dish is easy to make, tastes amazing, and is completely gluten free. Vegan stuffed bell peppers with rice and chickpeas are awesome […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Spiced with garam masala, this vegan roasted red pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious. Garam masala is one of my favorite spice blends. It works so well in soup, like this Okra Soup or in Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. While preparations of garam masala vary regionally across the Indian subcontinent, it often possesses warming spices […]

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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 vegan succotash recipe, […]

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Vegan Caribbean Papaya Stew

Stoba is a popular stew from Curacao, which may include green papaya, beef, pork tail or goat. Also popular in Aruba and Bonaire, it is a hearty mainstay on the ABC islands. Taking inspiration from Curacao’s stoba, I put together a vegan papaya stew recipe that is rich in flavor and hearty. While some recipes […]

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Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja

This recipe is inspired by the Cuban national dish, ropa vieja.  The English translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, because the shredded beef and vegetables look like rags.  This slow cooker vegan ropa vieja recipe uses thin sliced seitan, shredded jackfruit, dry white wine, peppers, red onion, crushed tomatoes, green olives, and savory herbs […]

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Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew

This vegan slow cooker tempeh sauerkraut stew recipe is simple and tasty. One of my favorite parts is the way the tempeh and sauerkraut smells, as it simmers. It’s smoky goodness! And there’s really nothing like kraut and potatoes, so serving it over a pile of mashed potatoes is highly recommended. Growing up, I ate […]

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Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Rice

Taking inspiration from Louisana’s Cajun cuisine, this 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 it over […]

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Gluten Free Soups

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 […]

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Italian Tempeh and Bell Peppers with Farro

In my quest to think of more creative vegan recipes with tempeh, I bring you Italian Tempeh and Bell Peppers.  Grilled red and green peppers and red onion mingle with tempeh seasoned with fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, garlic and oregano, and all of it served over a bed of toasted farro with fresh basil, […]

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Vegan Street Corn Skillet with Soy Curls

This vegan skillet recipe with soy curls is inspired by Mexican street corn. While there are many preparations of street corn, many Americans think of it as grilled corn slathered in a delicious, creamy sauce. With sweet corn, red potatoes, and soy curls, this is one hearty vegan skillet meal. Topping this skillet with chipotle […]

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Vegan Texas Caviar

The first time I had Texas Caviar (also known as Cowboy Caviar) was at a work potluck.  While my co-worker used bottled Italian dressing, it was still really, really good.  As I recall, it was the one dish that didn’t make it home.  We devoured it straightaway. So, what is Texas Caviar? A salad of […]

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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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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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Vegan Antipasto Salad

This Italian-inspired vegan antipasto salad recipe hardly qualifies as “ugly”.  It’s completely gorgeous, which is just so Italian. They have a way of making everything beautiful. And while it may not be a traditional antipasto (an appetizer that includes meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives, artichokes, etc), it’s a delicious, fresh and herbaceous vegan Italian salad! […]

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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 […]