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Tag: Vegan for Beginners

  • Italian White Bean Burgers

    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 […]

  • 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 is 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 […]

  • Sushi Rice

    This vegan sushi rice recipe uses Calrose rice. Calrose rice was developed in the late 1940’s in California. When cooked, this medium grain rice becomes soft and sticky. It’s an ideal rice for sushi, and pretty easy to find throughout the U.S. There are a number of steps in the process to make sushi rice, […]

  • Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

    This Mediterranean-inspired vegan chickpea eggplant salad recipe has it all! The grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios and a tasty oregano dressing really make it happen. It tastes great over some garlic toast, or on a bed of spinach greens. Or all by itself! It’s hearty enough to be a lunch or a meal, but […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 vegan-friendly ways to enjoy it. […]

  • Vegan Cauliflower Leek Soup

    This easy vegan cauliflower leek soup recipe cooks up fast! Many cauliflower soups are super creamy or very cheesy. This soup is neither. It has a light broth that’s savory, sour and herbaceous, which perfectly compliments the cauliflower and leeks. There’s no coconut milk, no cashews, no potatoes, and no vegan cheese. It’s simple and […]

  • Asparagus Salad with Walnuts, Farro and Lemon Vinaigrette

    The best parts of this herby farro asparagus salad recipe are the texture and the flavor! It’s crisp from the lightly steamed asparagus, crunchy from the walnuts, and chewy from the farro. The lemon vinaigrette is a tasty combination of citrus and freshness from the basil. Together, it’s a very satisfying and filling vegan asparagus […]

  • 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 Brussels Sprout Soup with Potatoes

    I might be someone that has mistakenly called a Brussels sprout, a “brussel sprout”. I had no idea those tiny cabbages were named after Brussels, Belgium! Regardless of how you’ve said it, maybe we can agree that they can be absolutely delicious? And this recipe for vegan Brussels sprout soup with potatoes attempts just that! […]

  • Balsamic Reduction

    What is a balsamic reduction? Balsamic vinegar that’s been simmered in a pot until enough water evaporates and it becomes a sweeter, thicker version of itself. This vegan balsamic reduction (or balsamic glaze) recipe tastes awesome on roasted beets, salads, pizza and more. Some people use the terms “balsamic reduction” and “balsamic glaze” interchangeably. Other […]

  • 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 […]

  • Roasted Beets

    Making roasted beets in the oven is easy and delicious. This recipe makes 4 cups, and lasts in the fridge for ~4 days. These roasted beets taste great ice cold or warm. They taste awesome in salads or just eating them solo. Some roasted beets recipes instruct you to use whole beets. Chopping them up […]

  • Lemon Tahini Dressing

    This easy vegan lemon tahini dressing recipe improves almost any food it touches–kale salad, roasted cauliflower, grilled tempeh pitas, broccoli and more. It’s super creamy, tangy, savory, and 100% dairy free. Whether as a salad dressing, savory sauce or delicious dip, lemon tahini dressing is quick, easy and delicious! This recipe makes ~¾ cup. Store […]

  • Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

    This is a delicious recipe for vegan herb risotto with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and nutritional yeast. It’s easy and uses simple ingredients, but it isn’t super quick. It takes time to stir, ladle, and stir some more. But, it’s worth it to end up with a super creamy, savory vegan herby risotto! When it […]

  • Za’atar Chickpea Pita

    This is one simple vegan chickpea pita recipe. You’ll have to mix the ingredients for the za’atar chickpeas the night before, because they need time to marinate. Other than the marinating time, this recipe is quick and easy. No air fryer for the marinated chickpeas? No worries. Below are two alternatives for preparing the chickpeas […]

  • 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 […]

  • Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas

    Chickpeas taste awesome marinated in za’atar seasoning. In fact, this air fryer recipe for za’atar chickpeas taste delicious without cooking them! But roast them, and they have a second life, as a crispy, tasty treat. They work well as a snack, on salads, with pitas and more. You don’t want to miss out on these […]

  • Vegan Almond Ricotta Cheese

    What is a vegan substitute for ricotta cheese? Almond ricotta! It tastes creamy, bright, cheesy, and salty. This recipe for vegan almond ricotta cheese makes ~1 cup. It has no oil, no tofu, no nutritional yeast and no cashews. It’s a very basic nut ricotta recipe with only 5 ingredients. The real secret is the […]

  • Golden Beetroot and Couscous Salad with Slivered Almonds and Dried Currants

    This vegan roasted golden beetroot (or beet) and couscous pasta salad recipe has a delicious lime and mint dressing. And wow, does it work with the couscous, golden beets, currants and slivered almonds. It may be a pretty simple beetroot pasta salad, but the textures and flavors are awesome. Enjoy this recipe for beetroot and […]

  • Fennel and White Bean Salad

    This easy vegan fennel and white bean salad recipe is awesome for lunch, because it takes very little effort and stores well. And like most cold bean salads, it gets better with time. Add a little extra salt before serving, and you’re ready to go. Serve with garlic toast, put it inside a pita, wrap […]

  • Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

    When my family went vegetarian in the 1980’s, my sister had to say goodbye to her favorite condiment, Worcestershire sauce. Sadly, it traditionally has anchovies in it, so that was that. Years later, The Wizard’s Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce would come out. And while it was a bit costly, it did the job. These days, […]

  • Creamy Coconut Kidney Bean Soup

    This is a Caribbean-inspired creamy vegan red kidney bean soup recipe with coconut milk, jalapeño, thyme, bay leaves, lime juice and more. It is an easy, hearty vegan meal that’s perfect for winter or any time you’re in the mood for soup. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have savory, spicy goodness warming your bowl! […]

  • Vegan Ranch Dressing

    This homemade vegan ranch dressing recipe has raw cashews, fresh dill and parsley, lemon juice and all the good stuff. It contains no oil, no mayo, and no tofu. And it’s quick and easy in a high speed blender. This recipe makes ~1 cup of vegan ranch dressing. It’s awesome as a dip for veggies, […]