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  • Vegan Cheese Ball with Pecans and Cranberries

    Vegan Cheese Ball with Pecans and Cranberries

    Inspired by Miyoko’s Creamery Roadhouse Cheddar Spread, I put together this vegan cheese ball recipe with cashews, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, miso, and covered it in chopped pecans and dried cranberries. Some of the ingredients are similar to the store bought variety, but I’ve also taken some liberties to infuse flavor and dress it up…

  • Orangy Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Pears and Pumpkin Seeds

    Orangy Quinoa Salad with Cranberries, Pears and Pumpkin Seeds

    Recently, I learned that you can cook quinoa in fruit juice. Who knew? Immediately, I was inspired to put together a vegan recipe for orange quinoa salad with cranberries, pears, spinach and toasted pumpkin seeds. It packs a lot of flavor and stores well. And it works well as a Thanksgiving dish, as a side,…

  • Stuffed Turnips

    Stuffed Turnips

    Slovenes have a tradition of stuffing turnips with millet porridge and cottage cheese, and then, baking them in the oven. To this day, Slovenia’s dish, loška smojka, is considered by some to be a classic part of their cuisine. Inspired by this dish, I decided to create a spin-off vegan recipe for stuffed turnips with…

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

    Slow Cooker Vegan Black-Eyed Peas and Collard Greens

    Across the U.S., but particularly in the South, there’s a tradition of eating black-eyed peas and collard greens on New Year’s Day to bring good luck. The peas represent good luck, health and plenty. The greens symbolize the green of currency, and are meant to bring financial gain in the year ahead. Looking for a…

  • Vegan Beet Pierogi

    Vegan Beet Pierogi

    When there’s a chill in the air, it’s time to make pierogi! And this is a delicious vegan (or vegetarian) beet pierogi recipe with potatoes, caramelized onions and fresh dill. It takes time to execute, but if the weather outside is frightful, why not make a dish that’s oh so delightful? Enjoy these dumplings for…

  • Vegan Cranberry Sauce

    Vegan Cranberry Sauce

    This is an easy vegan cranberry sauce recipe with frozen berries, 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

    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

    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…

  • Savory Vegan Bread Pudding with Leeks and Rainbow Chard

    Savory Vegan Bread Pudding with Leeks and Rainbow Chard

    Is bread pudding a side dish or a main course? Is it a casserole for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Basically, it is all of these things! I’ve eaten this savory vegan bread pudding recipe with leeks and rainbow chard for breakfast and enjoyed it with a salad for dinner. It would make a great addition…

  • Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

    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

    Smoky Maple BBQ Popcorn

    This is an easy vegan BBQ flavored 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 recipes do. In the end, it’s flavor dares you not to finish…

  • Green Bean and Radish Salad

    Green Bean and Radish Salad

    This is an easy vegan green bean and radish salad recipe with barley, pistachios, and a very tasty orange-mint vinaigrette. Between the chewy grains, crisp veggies, and crunchy roasted nuts, there’s a lot of nice things happening with the texture. It instantly asserts itself as a spring salad. It’s light, and yet, filling and satisfying.…

  • Roasted Sweet Potato Soup

    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 recipe makes 4 servings. Two things… If you enjoy this vegan roasted sweet potato soup recipe,…

  • Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

    Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

    As the holidays approach, I find that I want to do nothing but eat comfort food. To me, that’s vegan cabbage rolls, mounds of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut soups, cabbage and noodles, halušky, beet soup and yes, lots and lots of vegan pierogi. So, I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan potato and onion pierogi recipe!…

  • Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    Loaded with the delightful chewy grains and roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, this vegan farro salad recipe is delicious warm or cold, and packs a flavorful punch with its orange balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing has it all–olive oil infused with red onion, orange juice, orange zest, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard and fennel powder. With the…

  • Mushroom Lentil Pot Pie

    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…

  • 26 Great Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

    26 Great Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

    When I started this blog in 2017, I had no idea that it would become what it is today. Then, as now, my biggest concerns have been pursuing delicious flavor, and making easy vegan “ugly food” or vegan comfort food. I want to thank you for supporting Ugly Vegan Kitchen (UVK) along the way. As…

  • Vegan Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    Vegan Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    This vegan Brussels sprout slaw recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or as a delicious winter salad. It’s easy. You blend the walnut-miso dressing, chop some ingredients, and mix it all up in a large bowl. Simple! The real showstopper here is the creamy vegan walnut-miso dressing. It’s oil free, gluten free and has…

  • Vegan Stuffed Shells with Tofu Ricotta, Spinach and Fennel

    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

    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

    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…

  • Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

    Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

    Inspired by vinegret, a popular Russian and Ukrainian salad, this recipe for cold vegan beet potato salad with sauerkraut is very similar to traditional preparations. Commonly, there are beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, and then, sauerkraut and/or diced pickles. Often, it is dressed in additional brine from the sauerkraut or pickles, and sunflower oil. Positively delicious.…

  • Vegan Baked Pasta with Tofu Ricotta and Eggplant

    Vegan Baked Pasta with Tofu Ricotta and Eggplant

    This Italian-inspired recipe for vegan baked pasta with tofu ricotta and eggplant is easy to make and a substantial meal. It’s filling and hearty. You don’t wonder later whether you ate dinner or not. You’ll know you did! And hopefully, it was a hit 😊 Think of this baked vegan Italian eggplant dish as a…

  • Vegan Tofu Pot Pie

    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…