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Tag: Vegan for Beginners

  • Arugula and Butternut Squash Salad

    Arugula and Butternut Squash Salad

    This is an easy recipe for vegan arugula and roasted butternut squash salad with cinnamon maple vinaigrette dressing, toasted walnuts, crisp apples and pomegranate seeds. My favorite part is the cinnamon maple vinaigrette with it’s hint of vanilla extract and touch of ground ginger. This arugula and butternut squash salad recipe makes ~6-8 servings. It’s […]

  • Vegan Cranberry Sauce

    This is an easy vegan cranberry sauce recipe with frozen cranberries, maple syrup, a cinnamon stick, ground ginger and vanilla extract. Tart and sweet, it’s the perfect cranberry compote for holiday celebrations, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas or more. Use any leftovers as a condiment for sandwiches or enjoy it on top of pancakes or waffles. […]

  • Roasted Parsnip Soup

    Parsnips taste a bit like carrots, but a hint earthier. When they’re roasted, they get sweeter and possess a starchy texture. They’re a delicious addition to many soups, so why not make them the star? Thus, UVK brings you this easy vegan roasted parsnip soup recipe with potatoes, apples, garlic, onion, dried rosemary and more. […]

  • Roasted Fennel and Beets

    Whether you enjoy this as a warm side dish or as a cold salad, this is a flavorful, easy vegan roasted fennel and beets recipe with sherry vinegar, orange juice and zest, walnuts and dried cranberries. It’s great for the fall, winter, holidays and more. This recipe makes ~4 servings. A few things… Discover more […]

  • Vegan Black Bean Dip

    This is an easy homemade vegan black bean dip recipe with canned blacked beans, onions, garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, liquid smoke, chili powder, cumin and more. It’s a two step process–sauté the onions, garlic and jalapeño and then, combine all the remaining black bean dip ingredients in a blender. That’s it. This recipe makes ~2 […]

  • Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

    On July 4th, 1924, Caesar Cardini found himself with a slammed restaurant and a limited pantry. And in that moment, he chose to innovate and create the “Caesar Salad”. Inspired by the Caesar salad, this recipe for vegan kale Caesar salad has croutons, crispy tempeh bacon, massage lacinato kale, crunchy romaine lettuce, a delicious vegan […]

  • Vegan Caesar Dressing

    This is a quick, easy oil free recipe for creamy vegan Caesar dressing with raw cashews, nutritional yeast, capers, lemon juice, vegan Worcestershire, dijon mustard and more. It uses a high speed blender, like a Vitamix. It’s one simple, fast and incredibly tasty cashew Caesar dressing. It makes ~1 cup dressing or ~8 servings. Store […]

  • Vegan Croutons

    This is a quick, easy vegan croutons recipe with olive oil, stale bread cubes, salt and black pepper, but there’s a lot of room to personalize it. You can use any stale bread you want, and vary how you’d like to season them. These DIY skillet croutons make an awesome crunchy topping for salads, soups […]

  • Vegan Mango Hand Roll Sushi

    Many Americans are familiar with maki sushi. It is shaped like a long cylinder, is sliced, and then, eaten with chopsticks. Temaki sushi, or hand roll sushi, is cone shaped, and can be eaten by hand. Inspired by Japanese temaki sushi, this is an easy vegan mango hand roll sushi recipe with cucumber, red bell […]

  • Smoky Roasted Chickpeas

    This is an easy vegan smoky roasted chickpeas recipe with smoked paprika, garlic powder, soy sauce, hot sauce, maple syrup, liquid smoke and olive oil. The process is easy–mix everything together, marinate, and then, roast the chickpeas in the air fryer or oven. Enjoy these smoky chickpeas as a snack, topping for salads, inside wraps, […]

  • Sweet Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Bulgur

    This is an easy recipe for vegan sweet corn salad with tomatoes, fresh basil and bulgur. The flavor is bursting with summer’s bounty! It’s one fresh, tasty corn and bulgur salad that’s perfect for lunch or as a side dish. It’s super simple to make. You boil some water and add it to the bulgur. […]

  • Cherry Bruschetta

    Originating in Italy in the 15th century, bruschetta is grilled bread rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, and often topped with tomatoes and fresh herbs. Inspired by bruschetta and summer stone fruit, I put together this easy vegan cherry bruschetta recipe with sweet red cherries, fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic reduction, olive oil and […]

  • Grilled Tofu Skewers

    This is an easy recipe for vegan grilled marinated tofu skewers with mushrooms and red bell peppers. Loaded with garlic, ginger and scallions, the soy sauce tofu marinade is flavorful. Overall, it’s a simple, tasty dish for summer. This recipe makes ~5 tofu skewers. A few things… ・Extra firm tofu works best. ・Pressing tofu is […]

  • Vegan Cold Beet Soup

    Inspired by Lithuanian Saltibarsciai, this easy vegan cold beet soup recipe has cucumbers, scallions, lemon juice, cashews, horseradish and fresh dill. It’s a very tasty creamy vegan cucumber beet soup recipe! Traditionally, Lithuanian cold beet soup uses buttermilk or kefir, and is topped with hard boiled eggs. For this inspired vegan version, we’ll be using […]

  • Buffalo Flavored Nuts

    This vegan buffalo flavored nuts recipe keeps you coming back for more. When I was putting it together, I had the Snyder’s of Hanover Hot Buffalo Wing Pretzel Pieces on my mind. Homemade buffalo almonds and cashews should taste like the king of all vegan snack food. And when they do, those spicy nuts are […]

  • Vegan Loose Meat Sandwich with Lentils and Mushrooms

    Raised in the U.S.’s Midwest, I couldn’t deny giving loose meat sandwiches a vegan overhaul. UVK’s vegan loose meat sandwich recipe uses lentils and mushrooms. And thus, it’s more of a loose “lentil meat” sandwich recipe. What is a loose meat sandwich? Originating in Iowa, it’s a sandwich filling that’s loose like a sloppy joe, […]

  • Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

    This easy recipe for vegan asparagus potato salad with fresh dill was an excuse to use horseradish. I love sneaking it into soup or a veggie burger recipe. And as I considered what to make for April, I thought, “Let’s make potato salad with horseradish!” Horseradish and fresh dill taste awesome with potatoes and asparagus. […]

  • Smoky Maple BBQ Popcorn

    This is an easy vegan BBQ popcorn recipe with maple syrup, smoked paprika, chipotle powder and more. It’s smoky, sweet, spicy, and savory. It’s texture is crunchy and light. As you snack, it doesn’t leave seasoning all over your fingers, as some BBQ flavored popcorn recipes do. In the end, it’s a homemade smoky maple […]

  • Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing

    This easy vegan poppy seed dressing recipe is sweet, tangy, and a bit savory. All it takes is a mixing bowl and a whisk. Two things… This recipe make ~2/3 cup. Keep stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I’ve always used it within 2-3 days, but at all times, use your best judgment […]

  • Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

    A few months ago, I scrawled down “strawberry salad poppy seed dressing” in a notebook. This month felt like a good time to circle back. It’s spring! So, here we are with an easy vegan strawberry spinach pasta salad recipe. A few things… ・This recipe uses UVK’s Vegan Poppy Seed Dressing in it. Whether you […]

  • Beet Risotto

    This vegan beet risotto recipe is a delightful blend of elements of Slavic borscht and Italian risotto. It’s flavorful and delicious. And while beauty is never a high priority, I cannot deny how lovely magenta vegan beetroot risotto looks! As I’ve mentioned in other vegan risotto recipes, making risotto takes time and vigilance. It’s not […]

  • Green Bean and Radish Salad

    This vegan green bean and radish salad recipe has a very tasty orange-mint vinaigrette. It interacts very nicely with the veggies and barley. Dressings and sauces are 99% of what makes anything worth eating. Between chewy barley, crispy radish and green beans, and crunchy roasted pistachios, there’s a lot of nice things happening with the […]

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

    This is an easy vegan roasted sweet potato soup recipe. You roast the sweet potatoes, sauté the aromatics, simmer for 15 minutes, and combine in a blender. That’s it. Simple, spiced, creamy and delicious. It has it all! This vegan sweet potato soup makes 4 servings. Two things… ・Try to chop the sweet potatoes, so […]

  • Kale 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 […]