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Tag: Vegan for Beginners

  • Green Bean and Radish Salad

    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 […]

  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

    My favorite part of a big breakfast is the potatoes. And this recipe for vegan roasted breakfast potatoes with rosemary does not disappoint. These beauties are roasted, spiced, salted and delicious, and make enough for 4-6 servings. Two things… ・This recipe was tested with Russet potatoes and then, with Yukon gold potatoes. Either worked well. […]

  • Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

    This easy recipe for vegan cannellini bean salad with roasted garlic vinaigrette is very flavorful and perfect year round. It holds up well. It’s great to pack for lunch or a road trip. And it tastes so nice with toast. While flavor is always the most important thing to me, I cannot deny it.. this […]

  • Vegan Guacamole

    When I first moved to California, I went through a guacamole phase. I’d make a big bowl of vegan guac, and we’d eat it for dinner with tortilla chips. Yep, that was dinner. And now, I’m going to share that vegan guacamole recipe with you! This avocado dip is super easy. You mash up the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

    This super simple vegan sun-dried tomato pesto recipe uses walnuts, fresh basil, shallots, loads of garlic, a touch of balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast and more. It’s very flavorful, makes ~¾ cup. Is sun-dried tomato pesto vegan? Pesto usually has a hard cheese in it, like parmesan or pecorino. When in doubt, read the label, ask […]

  • Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    UVK has no shortage of excellent farro salad recipes, but this recipe for vegan farro salad with roasted root vegetables is one of the best! Loaded with chewy farro and roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, this farro salad is delicious warm or cold, and packs a flavorful punch with its orange balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing […]

  • Mushroom Lentil Pot Pie

    Man, I love lentils. I love them in soups, burgers, and so many other vegan dishes. Maybe you love them too? It’s part of the reason I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan recipe for mushroom lentil pot pie! This simple, delicious, super savory vegan lentil pot pie recipe is the perfect comfort food for […]

  • Vegan Sauerkraut, White Bean and Barley Soup

    Cabbage soup is very common in Slavic cuisine. The “cabbage” in cabbage soup can refer to fresh cabbage or sauerkraut. And Russians, Poles, Slovaks and Ukrainians eat it a lot. Inspired by preparations of the Polish soup, kapuśniak, this vegan sauerkraut bean and barley soup recipe shares many of the common ingredients, but does detour […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Spinach and Fennel

    This is an easy, baked vegan stuffed shells recipe with tofu ricotta, spinach and fennel bulb. It’s garlicky, savory and totally nut free (no cashews, no almonds). And best of all, they are super delicious and easy to make. It makes 24 jumbo shells or ~4-6 servings. A few things… This recipe for vegan stuffed […]

  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Many vegan green bean casserole recipes use cashews or coconut milk. UVK brings you this gluten free vegan green bean casserole recipe made with white beans! It’s completely free of nuts and coconut milk. While it might seem daunting to make vegan green bean casserole from scratch, it couldn’t be easier. The longest part of […]

  • Vegan Pumpkin Soup

    Have you ever tried to make a recipe for vegan pumpkin soup with canned pumpkin puree? Maybe you’ve also discovered that it’s pretty bland. If you want the canned pumpkin to really shine in a soup, it requires the right spices, a good bouillon or stock, and pairing it with a roasted vegetable to bring […]

  • 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. […]

  • Tofu Enchiladas with Mushrooms and Sweet Corn

    This recipe goes out to the hermetically sealed silken tofu that’s been living in my pantry for a year. It’s dutifully sat on the shelf ready for action. There’s a number of UVK silken tofu recipes that this bad boy could have been used in (creamy polenta, cheesy grits, Greek spinach pie, etc), but instead, […]

  • Smashed Potatoes with Scallions and Cilantro

    Smashed potatoes are steamed whole potatoes that you smash with the back of a large spoon and then, stir in some delicious seasonings, herbs, etc. They’re rustic and easy. And this quick recipe for vegan smashed potatoes recipe with scallions and cilantro is so tasty! This smashed potatoes recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes, but I […]

  • Seitan Steak Sandwich

    This vegan seitan steak sandwich recipe is delicious. Loaded with bell peppers and onions, it’s the perfect seitan sandwich for crushing hunger, because it’s just that hearty. And it’s really easy to make! A few things… This recipe makes 4 vegan steak sandwiches. Discover more UVK recipes, like Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef, Seitan Beef […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

    This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist. Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and […]

  • Avocado Cucumber Carrot Sushi with Sweet Chili Sauce

    This recipe for vegan (or vegetarian) avocado cucumber carrot sushi roll with sweet chili sauce is the perfect summer meal. It’s flavorful, refreshing, crunchy and loaded with a sweet garlicky sauce. 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sunflower Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Grape Tomatoes and Black Olives

    This recipe for vegan sunflower pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes and black olives is quick and tasty. By the time the fusilli pasta is done boiling, the rest of the ingredients are ready to go. Not only that, sunflower basil pesto doesn’t need nutritional yeast. This nut free vegan pesto has enough […]

  • Watermelon Salsa

    This watermelon salsa recipe is quick, easy, tasty and refreshing! I love how the watermelon’s sweetness balances with the spicy jalapeño, savory garlic and acidic lime juice. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, on tacos, and more! A few things… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all […]

  • Italian White Bean Burgers

    Inspired by Italian flavors, this delicious vegan white bean burger recipe is rich from the almond ricotta, savory from the onions and garlic, and slightly herby from the dried basil and parsley. And they stay together! These white bean burgers are pretty easy to flip, and aren’t too messy to eat. This recipe makes 3 […]