Stuffed Collard Green Rolls with Smoky Jackfruit and Sweet Potato

Maybe you love to cook? Maybe it’s the weekend and you want to fill your home with the delicious smell of a home-cooked meal? Well, have I got the recipe for you! This vegan stuffed collard greens recipe takes time to put together, but the pay off is savory, smoky deliciousness. Maple syrup, spicy jalapeno, hickory flavored liquid smoke, red miso, soy sauce and oodles … Continue reading Stuffed Collard Green Rolls with Smoky Jackfruit and Sweet Potato

Vegan Caribbean Papaya Stew

Stoba is a popular stew from Curacao, which may include green papaya, beef, pork tail or goat. Also popular in Aruba and Bonaire, it is a hearty mainstay on the ABC islands. Taking inspiration from Curacao’s stoba, I put together a vegan papaya stew recipe that is rich in flavor and hearty. While some recipes for stoba incorporate green papaya (unripened), I used a ripe … Continue reading Vegan Caribbean Papaya Stew

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 cook up a recipe for vegan chile verde inspired by the Northern Mexican classic. Nevertheless, this is one … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Chile Verde

Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja

Today’s recipe is inspired by the Cuban national dish, ropa vieja.  The English translation of ropa vieja is “old clothes”, because the shredded beef and vegetables look like rags.  This vegan version uses thin sliced seitan, shredded jackfruit, dry white wine, peppers, red onion, crushed tomatoes, green olives, and savory herbs and spices. Simmer it for hours, and then, top with cilantro, give it a … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja

Vegan Al Pastor

Al pastor blends the Lebanese technique for making shawarma with Mexican cuisine—chilies, pork, and pineapple. Traditionally, marinaded pork is grilled on a vertical spit, thinly sliced, and served on tacos, burritos, gringas, tortas and more. For this vegan al pastor recipe, there had to be some creativity involved, because there isn’t anything in the vegan world (as of the writing of this post) that can … Continue reading Vegan Al Pastor

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Porcini Ragù

This is a revision of a previous vegan ragu recipe. While it has a few more steps than the original, it doesn’t take much time at all to put together (less than 20 minutes). These steps were essential to creating the unbelievable flavor of this recipe. Sautéing the onions and garlic creates a nice base. Allowing the dried herbs to toast and release some of … Continue reading Slow Cooker Jackfruit Porcini Ragù

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. While this is not an authentic recipe, it incorporates many of the elements to produce a delicious, Persian-inspired vegan stew. The acidity in this vegan green bean stew recipe comes from tart golden prunes. WOW, they really made the … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Persian-Style Green Bean Stew

Vegan Curry Shepherd’s Pie

I used to have an obsession with the Madras Potatoes from the Whole Foods’ Hot Bar. After a long run or a tough workout, all I wanted to do was load up a brown paper take-out box with their delightful, spicy potatoes. When we left California’s Bay Area, it marked the end of Whole Foods’ Madras Potatoes. I learned that every Whole Foods’ Hot Bar … Continue reading Vegan Curry Shepherd’s Pie

Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef

So, what’s Italian beef? A Chicago classic, a U.S. Midwestern favorite. Scraps of meat are slow simmered in au jus, served in a hearty roll, and topped with hot giadiniera, a Chicago-style relish of spicy peppers and pickled vegetables. This vegan Italian beef recipe combines shredded young jackfruit and thinly sliced seitan to create an unforgettable texture. Together, they are magical. The au jus is … Continue reading Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef

Southwestern Jackfruit Pizza

Sweet corn made so much sense for this vegan jackfruit pizza recipe.  I couldn’t help but think about my run-in with a European Domino’s Pizza menu a few years ago.  My husband said, “Europeans eat corn on pizza?”  I said, “I guess so.”  As an American, this seemed novel, and well, very American, because corn is pretty darn American. While this pizza looks decadent and … Continue reading Southwestern Jackfruit Pizza

Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

This vegan chipotle jackfruit recipe is quick, easy and super tasty. It’s got the perfect balance of acid, sweetness, savory flavors and smokiness.  And best of all, this simple vegan recipe for jackfruit can be used in a variety of easy, comfort food classics, whether it’s on nachos, inside tacos, burritos or enchiladas, or even as a vegan pizza topping!   For this recipe, I … Continue reading Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

Jerk Jackfruit

This vegan jerk jackfruit recipe could not be easier! You mix canola oil, spices, salt and young jackfruit in a bowl, and then, grill it. It tastes awesome alongside Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice. I also like to add a little homemade mango salsa! To make fresh mango salsa, chop up 1 mango, a handful of cilantro, 1 scallion, and 1-½ jalapeño … Continue reading Jerk Jackfruit