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Tag: Vegan Family Dinner Recipes

  • Vegan Slow Cooker Seitan and Green Pea Stew

    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 […]

  • Fiesta Rice

    When I was a kid, we would eat Rice-A-Roni® Spanish Rice. My mom would add a can or two of black beans and frozen corn. Sometimes, we would add shredded cheese to the mix. It was a quick, frugal meal for a working mom to serve her family, and it got the job done. And […]

  • Vegan Tortilla Soup

    This blended vegan tortilla soup recipe is all about the corn flavor. Corn tortillas are cut into strips, fried, simmered in the soup’s broth, and then, completely pulverized by a blender. The result is an intense corn flavor that announces, “This is tortilla soup!” Because tortilla soup often involves chicken, replacing it with soy curls […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Chile Verde

    When I bought the ingredients for this recipe, the cashier at the grocery store commented, “Now, that’s what I call the right ratio of chiles to tomatillos.” I told him, “If you’re gonna do it, then do it.” He probably didn’t realize that I was going to make a slow cooker recipe for seitan and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Persian-Style Green Bean Stew

    Khorake Loobia Sabz (Persian Green Bean Stew) is a traditional dish from Iran, which usually involves beef, green beans, carrots, potatoes, onions, turmeric and tomato paste. This Persian-inspired recipe incorporates many of traditional elements to produce a delicious, slow cooker vegan (or vegetarian) green bean stew. Make sure to only use canned kidney beans in […]

  • Vegan Jackfruit Chickpea Curry Shepherd’s Pie

    This vegan jackfruit chickpea curry shepherd’s pie recipe takes inspiration from Madras curry, which originated in the south of India. The spicy blend works really well with the jackfruit, chickpeas, and greens in the filling for this flavorful vegan shepherd’s pie. The garlic ginger mashed potatoes are delicious—blending garlic, ginger, coconut cream, lemon juice and […]

  • Vegan Greek Spinach Pie

    Inspired by Greek spanakopita, this savory vegan spinach pie recipe uses phyllo dough, frozen spinach, silken tofu, raw cashews and more.  While you can use dried herbs for this recipe, the fresh marjoram and dill are very nice. Fresh marjoram is like a sweeter, woodsier oregano. The Greeks thought of it as a symbol of happiness. […]

  • Vegan Lentil Loaf with Porcini Mushrooms, Walnuts and Cashews

    Traditionally, I am not a fan of “loaf” of any kind.  I usually find them a bit underwhelming.  So, I felt challenged to create a vegan lentil loaf recipe that was flavorful and savory.  And this mushroom lentil loaf does just that! Dried porcini mushrooms bring so much flavor. They work so well with the […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef

    This easy slow cooker vegan Italian beef recipe combines shredded young jackfruit and thinly sliced seitan with a super savory au jus loaded with red miso, reduced sodium soy sauce, onions, garlic, and Italian herbs and spices. Slow cooked in a crock pot for hours, it makes such a delicious plant based filling for vegan […]

  • Brandy Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

    With the holidays on the horizon, I felt like it was time to come up with a new vegan mushroom gravy recipe.  I tend to make the same one every year.  Why not jazz it up with a little brandy and shiitake mushrooms?  Why not, indeed?!  This gravy tastes amazing on mashed potatoes, stuffing, lentil […]

  • Vegan Sourdough Stuffing with Spinach, Fennel and Vegan Italian Sausage

    This a flavorful and savory homemade vegan sourdough stuffing recipe with vegan Italian sausage, spinach, fennel, and sourdough bread cubes. It’s perfect for fall, winter, Thanksgiving, holiday celebrations or any time you want really good vegan stuffing.   When my family gets together, I always ask, “What dish do you want me to make?” And […]

  • Seitan and Wheat Berry Chili

    This vegan wheat berry chili recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Wheat berries and seitan amp up the chili’s texture and bring additional protein and fiber. It’s one delicious, satisfying meal! A few notes.. ・Use store bought or make seitan from scratch ・Plan to make the wheat berries for the recipe ahead of time.  They […]

  • Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Every year on my birthday, my mom would let me pick what I wanted to eat for dinner.  With zero hesitation, it was almost always Mollie Katzen’s recipe for The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. But I have to give it to Mollie, how could a veggie kid not want to eat a rice casserole that had […]

  • 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 […]

  • White Bean Jackfruit Chili

    As the kiddos go back to school, I can’t help but think of chili.  It tastes great on it’s own, or loaded up with vegan sour cream, scallions, avocado, or with a bit of shredded vegan cheese.  For the contrast in textures, I like a few crushed tortilla chips in mine. And oh man, vegan white […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vegan Shells and Cheese

    Inspired by Velveeta Shells and Cheese, this is an easy baked vegan shells and cheese recipe with carrots, nutritional yeast and vegan cheese. Much like the beloved boxed cheesy pasta, the vegan cheese sauce is blended until it’s aerated, creamy and smooth. Unlike Velveeta Shells and Cheese, these vegan cheesy shells are baked and topped […]

  • Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

    Who doesn’t love a vegan chili cornbread casserole? This casserole’s cornbread crust is moist and sweet. The hominy chili filling is smoky, spicy, and very easy to make. Baked in the oven for ~25 minutes, and it’s a delicious vegan hominy chili bake recipe that will keep everyone coming back for more. This is not […]

  • Spinach Cannellini Bean Orzo

    The first time I had orzo, I thought it was rice. Little did I know, it was pasta masquerading as rice. Since discovering it’s true nature, I am constantly thinking of ways to incorporate it into my meal rotation. And that is how I ended up making this one pan easy vegan spinach cannellini bean […]