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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 […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Greek Spinach Pie

Inspired by Greek spanakopita, this savory vegan spinach pie recipe uses phyllo dough, frozen spinach, silken tofu, raw cashews and more.  While you can use dried herbs for this recipe, the fresh marjoram and dill are very nice. Fresh marjoram is like a sweeter, woodsier oregano. The Greeks thought of it as a symbol of happiness. […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

Vegan Pear Galette with Pecans and Fennel

This vegan pear galette recipe is a savory-sweet pastry filled with pears, pecans, fennel bulb, and vegan smoked gouda. The smell of it baking was exquisite.  And it filled our home with anticipation. We couldn’t wait to slice and serve it. Two things.. ・The glory of a galette lies in it’s imperfection. You roll some […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Cornmeal Galette with Sweet Potatoes, Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Black-eyed peas were first introduced to Virginia during the 17th century.  Grown throughout Asia and West Africa, black-eyed peas favor warm climates, and are extremely tolerant to drought.  Thus, crops of black-eyed peas proliferated throughout the Southern United States, and to this day, continue to play an important role in Southern cuisine. This recipe blends common […]

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Breakfast Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Tomato Tart with Cilantro Mint Chutney

This savory vegan tomato tart recipe is perfect for brunch, a light summer meal, or whenever your garden provides more tomatoes and herbs than you know what to do with. It’s so easy to make and delicious. It’s really important to thin slice the tomatoes. If you don’t, it will either be very wet or […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Puff Pastry Turnovers with Swiss Chard, Potatoes and Chickpeas

Blitva is a traditional Croatian side dish that stars Swiss chard, potatoes and a lot of garlic. Inspired by this side dish, I created a savory vegan turnover recipe that included all three ingredients, and then, added buttery, delicious vegan puff pastry and hearty chickpeas. The result is a delicious pastry that makes a great […]