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Black Bean Avocado Salsa

This vegan black bean avocado salsa recipe is… the perfect answer for “lunch?” A crowd-pleasing dip for chips. An awesome topping to a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla wrap. A tasty topping to a Southwestern-themed salad. Over and over, this black beans and avocado recipe is my go-to, because it makes […]

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Mushroom Farro Burger

Many vegans, plant based folks, vegetarians, and the culinary adventurous enjoy a good old fashioned mushroom veggie burger. I have had my fair share over the years. Some incredibly tasty. Some more or less forgettable. This vegan mushroom farro burger recipe is anything but! I thought for a very long time about this homemade mushroom […]

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Artichoke Potato Salad

This quick, easy vegan artichoke potato salad recipe is positively delicious. The entire recipe came together in less than 30 minutes. You steam baby potatoes, cool them down, make a dressing and combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. And thanks to the fresh dill and parsley, it tastes really fresh. This simple potato […]

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Beet Poke Bowl

Poke is a very popular traditional dish from Hawaii. The centerpiece of the meal is raw fish (usually tuna or octopus). While there are a variety of approaches to seasoning the fish, many recipes incorporate soy sauce, sesame oil, green onions and sesame seeds. Inspired by poke, this is an easy, fast, fresh vegan beet […]

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Southwestern Sweet Corn Chowder

This soup is a vegan ode to the U.S.’s Southwestern cuisine. With New Mexican green chiles, sweet corn, chipotle chili powder, lime, cilantro, and squash, this vegan chowder is full of robust, fresh flavor, and comes together in 30 minutes or less. This recipe works terrifically for any season. When sweet corn, tomatoes, and zucchini […]

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Middle Eastern Wheat Berry Salad with Kale, Cucumber and Tomato

If you love tabbouleh, you’ll love this hearty vegan kale wheat berry salad recipe! In some ways, it is very similar—tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice, and olive oil are all involved. In other ways, it’s a departure—no parsley, loads of oregano, wheat berries, kale and capers. Heavily influenced by Middle Eastern flavors, this easy kale cucumber […]

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Vegan Al Pastor

Let’s learn how to make vegan al pastor with soy curls or young jackfruit. Inspired by the central Mexican favorite, this easy vegan al pastor recipe works well for jackfruit or soy tacos al pastor and so much more. Al pastor blends the Lebanese technique for making shawarma with Mexican cuisine—chilies, pork, and pineapple. Traditionally, […]

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Vegan Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Mango Salsa

This easy vegan bean burrito recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Lime, fresh mango, cilantro, avocado and fire-roasted green chiles create a fresh sweet-sour salsa. Stewed black beans with ground cumin and smoked paprika provide a savory, hearty counterbalance. Enjoy wrapped in a tortilla, and yum! This recipe makes ~4 burritos. These simple vegan burritos […]

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Broccoli Pasta Salad with Fresh Italian Herb Dressing

When I was a kid, my mom would let me pick a pasta salad from the deli counter at our local grocer every week. I almost always picked the same broccoli pasta salad with sliced black olives and Italian dressing. While I was putting together this vegan Italian broccoli pasta salad recipe, I couldn’t help […]

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Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

This vegan harissa chickpeas and carrots recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of […]

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Balsamic Potato Salad with Fresh Basil, Cherry Tomatoes and Wheat Berries

This delicious recipe for balsamic potato salad with fresh basil, ripe cherry tomatoes, arugula and wheat berries tastes like summer. The wheat berries add a hearty chewy quality to an otherwise pedestrian balsamic potato salad. All together, it is easy side dish to make, and so tasty! It makes ~4-6 servings. A few notes… If […]

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Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Burgers

This is a delicious vegan sun-dried tomato chickpea burger recipe with wheat berries and horseradish.  Once you put horseradish in a homemade vegan chickpea burger recipe, you’ll never want to leave it out again.  Because…wow, it works so well.  Topped with arugula, vegan mayo, a healthy slice of heirloom tomato and some dill pickles, this vegan […]

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Asian Kale Slaw with Orange Sesame Dressing

This refreshing Asian kale slaw recipe works well as a side dish, lunch salad, or light dinner. It’s healthy, easy to make, and tastes great. A few notes…   ・To toast raw sliced almonds, add them to a dry skillet over medium heat.  Move them around with a spatula the entire time to keep them […]

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Zesty Pesto and Artichoke Ricotta Vegan Lasagna

Having experimented with vegan artichoke ricotta for the recipe for Carrot Artichoke Tortellini, I decided it might be worthwhile to whip up a summer lasagna that incorporated it, as well. As such, this is a recipe for vegan lasagna without tofu and without cashews. Garden tomatoes, fresh basil, and a tasty, zesty pesto.  The pesto’s […]

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Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

Light and refreshing, this is the perfect cucumber cantaloupe salad recipe for warm days.  Fresh cantaloupe, crisp cucumber, mint, lemon, and rich macadamia nuts, it’s the perfect cookout side or works well as a cooling side dish on a lazy, hot evenings. The best parts… the way mint works with cantaloupe, the refreshing cucumber mingling […]

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Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Inspired by Cajun cuisine, this hearty vegan black-eyed pea soup recipe is easy to prepare, cooks up fast, and tastes absolutely fantastic with a piece of cornbread on the side. It can be enjoyed year around. It makes 4 servings. For this recipe, you can use a prepared Cajun seasoning blend. In the past, I […]

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Grilled Beet Salad

A friend of mine, who is a clinical dietitian and lover of beets, would change everything I thought I knew about beets.  And namely, I thought that I hated them.  She hosted us for dinner, and made some amazing beet burgers from scratch.  While everything was grilling she told me about how beets were one […]

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Spicy Black and White Bean Burgers

This is an easy, spicy vegan black bean burger recipe with white beans, black beans, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, oats and sweet corn. It’s gluten free, nut free and soy free. These satisfying vegan black and white bean burgers work well out on the grill or baked in the oven. This recipe makes between […]

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Chipotle Tempeh Kebabs

I love chipotle peppers—their spiciness and their smokiness. And, this delicious recipe for vegan grilled tempeh kebab with chipotle peppers highlights them perfectly. They bring so much to this spicy tempeh marinade. This tempeh marinade is very easy to make, and just takes a little bit of patience to allow all the flavors to develop. […]

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Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

I revised this vegan chipotle bean and barley 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 simpler to make. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses the flavors of the original bean and barley salad. […]

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Vegan Classic Coleslaw

Years ago, I had an online dating profile. And on that profile, I listed “Vegenaise” as one of my favorite things. It sent the right message to the right person, because today, I am happily married to that person. Vegenaise, it’s delicious and, sometimes, it’s responsible for love connections. May the Vegenaise, or vegan mayo, […]

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Grilled Peach Salad

Growing up in the US’s Midwest, I was spoiled every summer with peaches from Southern Illinois.  They were bigger than a softball and incredibly juicy.  So sweet, so perfect.  If you could stand to turn on the oven, they made such an incredible peach-raspberry cobbler. But this post isn’t about dessert, it’s about making an […]

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Grilled Pomegranate Molasses Tempeh Kebabs

Inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, this recipe for vegan grilled tempeh kebabs with a pomegranate molasses marinade is very tasty. It is easy to execute, even if it takes a little patience waiting for the tempeh to marinade! After 4 hours of soaking the tempeh in the refrigerator, it’s about 10 minutes on the grill. […]

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Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

When I think of tofu marinades, I usually think of soy sauce or BBQ.  And yet, this herby garlic tofu marinade works so nicely! This recipe for grilled lemon, garlic and herb tofu skewers is not hard to make, but it takes time to marinate (~3 hours). If you are able to marinate a bit […]