Zucchini Basil Soup

Years ago, one of my best friends would go to the farmer’s market, load up on zucchini and fresh basil, and make a batch of soup.  I always looked forward to it. Because even in the height of the summer, this soup made complete sense.  It was creamy without any cream, used garden fresh ingredients…

Seitan Beef Stew

Whether you buy it or make your own, seitan is a great source of vegan protein.  One serving can boast up to 21 grams of protein!  Cost effective, versatile, and possessing a nice chewy texture, seitan is one of my favorite vegan proteins to cook with. Fry it, roast it, braise it, or bake it,…

French Onion Wild Mushroom Soup

My dad loved french onion soup. When I was in high school, I figured out how to make a meatless version for him. Needless to say, he was all about that soup. Every time I make one of his favorite recipes, I can’t help but think of him. Food is so tied to family. And…

Hearty Sweet Potato Garbanzo Stew

Puchero is a peasant stew from Spain, but is prepared in a number of countries in Central and South America, and in the Phillippines.  The word “puchero” translates to “stew pot” in English.  Many times, the broth is made from meat or cured bones.  Depending on the country preparing it, there are variations in some of…

Slow Cooker Stewed Kidney Beans, Carrots and Chard with Bulgur

This recipe is inspired by the cuisine of the Middle East. It is incredibly simple, uses ten ingredients, and has a nice, subtle, low key flavor. If you are looking for a dish that’s comforting, budget-friendly and healthy, this is the one for you. And man, the carrots! The carrots taste so good. They really…

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Whenever I feel the slightest bit of illness coming on, this is my go-to soup.  While some people may believe in chicken noodle soup, I believe in the power of shiitake mushrooms. Considered a medicinal mushroom, shiitakes boost immunity, are a powerful antioxidant, and offer a fair amount of vitamin B and D.  During this insane flu…

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Popular in Vietnam, beloved by German-speaking nations, and a regular staple in Eastern European cuisine, kolhrabi is a delicious turnip-esque vegetable that tastes a bit like broccoli. ┬áIt’s a vegetable that doesn’t show up often in the standard American diet, but it is certainly delicious. Dried marjoram, garlic and lemon juice bring out the best…

Slow Cooker Seitan Goulash

This vegan seitan goulash recipe is loaded with vegetables and a savory broth full of sweet Hungarian paprika, smoked paprika and caraway seeds. It’s easy to make, smells amazing while it cooks, and has a taste to match. If you use red miso, taste it when it’s done cooking. It might need a little soy…

Golden Beet Soup

Slavs love borscht, and thus, there’s so many ways to make it. This recipe takes inspiration from the classic soup, and creates a tasty, vegan borscht recipe with fresh dill and golden beets. The sweet-sour flavor, potatoes soaking up the delicious flavors (or breaking down and thickening the soup), and those unforgettable savory leeks… I…