Cowboy Skillet Pie

In this vegan shepherd’s pie recipe, I try to take the best elements of baked beans and balance them into one savory, slightly sweet, and very hearty meal. Perfect for a grown Paul Newman (à la Butch Cassidy), cowboy, or really anyone that is looking for a deeply satisfying, delicious vegan shepherd’s pie. It takes time to bake, but wow, it smells (and tastes) so, … Continue reading Cowboy Skillet Pie

Vegan Tortilla Soup

This vegan tortilla soup recipe is all about the corn flavor. Corn tortillas are cut into strips, fried, simmered in the soup’s broth, and then, completely pulverized by a blender. The result is an intense corn flavor that announces, “This is tortilla soup!” Because tortilla soup often involves chicken, replacing it with soy curls was a no brainer. Soy curls basically taste like nothing. Their … Continue reading Vegan Tortilla Soup

Seitan and Wheat Berry Chili

This vegan wheat berry chili recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Wheat berries and seitan amp up the chili’s texture and bring additional protein and fiber. It’s one delicious, satisfying meal! A few notes.. ・Use store bought or make seitan from scratch ・Plan to make the wheat berries for the recipe ahead of time.  They need ~60 minutes to boil.  If you soak the grains … Continue reading Seitan and Wheat Berry Chili

Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

I revised this barley bean salad recipe for simplicity. Let’s just say that I’ve made it a number of times since I first published it, and I realized, it can be easier. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses the hallmarks of this delicious dish…a bit of smokey spice from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, a touch of acid from lime and … Continue reading Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

The cornbread crust is moist and sweet. The hominy chili filling is smoky, spicy, and very easy to make. Baked together for ~25 minutes, and it’s a delicious vegan chili cornbread casserole recipe that will keep everyone coming back for more. It might seem complicated to pull this off, but this is not hard to do. A little time sautéing and simmering in a pot, … Continue reading Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

Cowboy Caviar Recipe Vegan

Vegan Texas Caviar

The first time I had Texas Caviar (also known as Cowboy Caviar) was at a work potluck.  While my co-worker used bottled Italian dressing, it was still really, really good.  As I recall, it was the one dish that didn’t make it home.  We devoured it straightaway. So, what is Texas Caviar? A salad of beans, black eyed peas, hominy, and a vinaigrette dressing. Served … Continue reading Vegan Texas Caviar