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Tag: Vegan Family Dinner Recipes

  • Vegan Paella with Artichokes and Green Olives

    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 […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Zucchini with Italian Herb Risotto

    This is a delicious vegan stuffed zucchini boats recipe with herb risotto rice. It’s almost too perfect. Because let’s get real here, zucchini loves fresh basil 💚 This recipe makes ~6 stuffed zucchini boats. Try to select medium zucchini that are all roughly the same size, so they cook through at the same rate. It […]

  • Vegan Tofu Pot Pie

    When I was growing up, my mom’s close friend was vegan. In the 1980’s, this was uncommon in the U.S.’s Midwest. She was a wonderful role model–compassionate, kind, and giving. And she’d often shared recipes with my mom. It didn’t take long for her savory vegan tofu pot pie recipe to become a staple in […]

  • Vegan Tofu Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Arugula

    This was one of UVK’s first recipes. It’s been through several revisions over the years, but this is by far, the best vegan tofu quiche recipe of them all. A tofu quiche with sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, arugula and a little vegan parmesan? Yes please! A few things… ・This recipe for vegan quiche is not […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Red Peppers with Chickpeas and Rice

    This vegan stuffed red bell 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 […]

  • Vegan Gnocchi with Sweet Corn, Collard Greens and Tempeh Bacon

    Inspired by the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this recipe for vegan gnocchi with corn, collard greens and tempeh bacon is smoky, savory and hearty! It works for any time of year. If you use prepackaged vegan potato gnocchi, it cooks up under 30 minutes. Is it the way fresh basil interacts with the smoky notes of […]

  • Vegan Tortellini with Almond Ricotta

    This vegan tortellini recipe uses store bought vegan wonton wrappers, almond ricotta, and a few staple items, like fresh parsley and garlic powder. While this recipe includes directions for a simple garlic butter and grape tomato sauce, you can also dress your tortellini in marinara sauce, pesto sauce or the sauce of your choice. This […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Coconut Collard Greens

    Sometimes, I sit around thinking about the Coconut Stewed Greens off the menu at Papa G’s, a vegan cafe in Portland, Oregon. Those tasty coconut vegan collard greens were soft, flavorful and totally delicious. Since moving away from Portland, I can’t help but miss them. After hours of simmering in the crock pot, this vegan […]

  • Tex-Mex Vegan Black Bean Sloppy Joes

    Inspired by Tex-Mex flavors, this easy vegan (or vegetarian) black bean sloppy joes recipe uses canned beans, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, jalapeños and more. They are absolutely delicious. And, best of all, they cook up fast! In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a simple, hearty bean meal. They taste great with a little […]

  • Vegan Cheesy Potato and Bacon Pierogi

    This homemade vegan cheesy potato and bacon pierogi recipe is rich in flavor. Hello tempeh bacon! They have no prepackaged vegan cheese products and are totally nut free. All it takes is some basic plant based staple pantry items to put these together. Similar to the Vegan Mushroom Sauerkraut Pierogi recipe, we’ll walk through the […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce

    Inspired by Slovak stuffed cabbage (also known as holubky or halupki), this recipe for slow cooker vegan cabbage rolls with sauerkraut, tomato sauce, brown rice and tempeh bacon are packed with savory, sour delicious flavors. They’re so delicious! So, what goes with this vegan cabbage rolls recipe? Mashed potatoes. A big, huge mound of mashed […]

  • Vegan Funeral Potatoes

    Church potlucks. Family gatherings. The perfect cheesy potatoes to bring over to a neighbor going through something. That’s right, I’m talking about funeral potatoes (or in this case, vegan funeral potatoes!). And this vegan funeral potatoes recipe has it all–cornflakes, a homemade vegan cheesy sauce, and hash brown potatoes. It’s hearty, savory, and delicious. It […]

  • Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    This vegan wild rice stuffing recipe is very easy to make, super savory, and the perfect side for Thanksgiving, the holidays, colder months of the year, or any time you’re in the mood for stuffing (which for me, is always!). I’m one of those people that saves bread heels in the freezer, because you never […]

  • Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

    This sweet potato lentil soup recipe is vegan Thanksgiving in a bowl! It’s savory, hearty comfort food. I found it hard to resist, and ended up eating the entire pot. Even better, it’s pretty budget-friendly and easy to make. Great for fall, winter, or any time you are craving a satisfying, warming bowl of sweet […]

  • Chickpea Millet Loaf

    This vegan chickpea millet loaf recipe is perfect for fall, winter, Thanksgiving, holidays or any time you’re craving savory plant based comfort food. It’s absolutely delicious on its own, smothered in roasted garlic gravy or topped with some homemade bbq sauce. And if you have leftover chickpea millet meatloaf, slice it and enjoy it on […]

  • Vegan Calzones with Zucchini and Tofu Ricotta

    Calzones… delicious, hot pizza pockets from Italy. Even though they take a bit of time to make, this recipe for vegan calzones with zucchini and tofu ricotta is easy to execute, hearty, and oh so tasty. I love to serve them with some marinara or pizza sauce on top. Total yum! For this vegan calzones […]

  • Vegan Chili Mac and Cheese

    This vegan chili mac and cheese recipe has a delicious butternut squash and cashew cheese sauce that’s loaded with nutritional yeast, and a spicy, and smoky black bean chili with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Add the cooked macaroni, and it’s the perfect hearty vegan meal for any time of year! On top of it’s […]

  • Vegan Collard Green Rolls with Smoky Jackfruit and Sweet Potato

    Inspired by Southern flavors, this recipe for vegan stuffed collard green rolls with smoky jackfruit and sweet potatoes is full of flavor. It takes time to put together, the pay off is savory, smoky deliciousness. After baking in the oven, it’s so satisfying cutting into a collard green roll and getting to enjoy the umami […]

  • Cowboy Skillet Pie

    This vegan cowboy shepherd’s pie recipe combines mashed potatoes, pinto beans, and seitan. It balances them all into one savory, slightly sweet, and very hearty meal. Perfect for a grown Paul Newman (à la Butch Cassidy), cowboy, or really anyone that is looking for a deeply satisfying, delicious vegan cowboy skillet pie. It takes time […]

  • Vegan Tater Tot Casserole with Broccoli and Mushrooms

    When I was a kid, the church potluck was where it was at! So many delicious hot dishes made with love, and ready to share with one another. And while there were many options to choose from, I always gravitated towards the casseroles. Tater tot casserole! Broccoli cheese rice casserole! Green bean and mushroom casserole! […]

  • 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! […]

  • Vegan Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole

    This vegan spinach mushroom wild rice casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and delicious. It works well as a main dish (plenty hearty!) or as a side dish. It’s a vegan wild rice casserole that’s fancy enough for the holidays, like Thanksgiving, but doesn’t have to be a holiday dish. It’s gluten free, has no nutritional […]

  • Vegan Slow Cooker Stewed Green Beans and Tomatoes

    Upon trying these green beans, my husband announced that this is the only way he wants to eat them from now on. This slow cooker vegan (or vegetarian) green beans recipe takes inspiration from the U.S.’s Southern-style green beans and tomatoes. Usually, meat is used to add complexity and flavor to this popular side dish, […]

  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice, Apples and Walnuts

    This recipe for vegan stuffed acorn squash with wild rice, apples and walnuts is absolutely delicious, has a nice presentation, and possesses delightfully contrasting textures. It takes a bit of time to roast the squash, but it’s easy to do with my step-by-step directions. And the filling is everything I love about U.S. fall flavors […]