Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

This sweet potato lentil soup recipe is vegan Thanksgiving in a bowl! It’s savory, hearty comfort food. I found it hard to resist, and ended up eating the entire pot. Even better, it’s pretty budget-friendly and easy to make. Great for fall, winter, or any time you are craving a satisfying, warming bowl of sweet potato and red lentil soup. I used 2 Edward and … Continue reading Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

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

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

Inspired by Indian flavors, this is a zippy, flavorful sweet potato salad that’s perfect for the summer. Pop those sweet potatoes on the grill outside, and keep your house from feeling like a total inferno. It’s all about timing with the grilled sweet potato. Leave it on the grill too long, and you’ll have a mushy mess that doesn’t work well in a salad. Leave … Continue reading Grilled Sweet Potato Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing

Roasted Coconut-Maple Yams

Traditionally, candied yams recipes require a lot of refined sugar. I wanted to develop a recipe that was quicker, required less sugar overall, had no refined sugar, and didn’t sacrifice too much on flavor. It seemed like it might be an impossible feat, until I called my best friend to talk it over. Never underestimate the advice of a good friend! These vegan roasted yams … Continue reading Roasted Coconut-Maple Yams

Hazelnut Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple

Man, this is a delicious, vegan lacinato kale salad recipe! Roasted sweet potatoes, rutabaga and red onion mingle with crisp green apples, crunchy hazelnuts and fresh lacinato kale. The hazelnut vinaigrette is a mix of lemon juice, hazelnut oil, agave and kosher salt. Seriously good stuff. Is adding hazelnut oil to your pantry worth it? The answer is yes. It is amazing for roasting root … Continue reading Hazelnut Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Rutabaga and Green Apple

Chipotle Red Lentil Soup

This is one hearty vegan red lentil soup recipe!  As it cooks up, it gets thicker, so if you prefer a thinner soup, stir in some extra water or broth right before serving. As a variation, stir in some soy curls with the kale towards the end of cooking.  Or add some grains, and serve it over some cooked spelt berries, brown rice or quinoa.   Chipotle … Continue reading Chipotle Red Lentil Soup

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 elements in the US’s Southern cuisine into a beautiful, rustic … Continue reading Vegan Cornmeal Galette with Sweet Potatoes, Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

Slow Cooker White Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Green Plantain Stew with Cilantro and Lime

Sancocho is a Latin American stew, which can be found in Puerto Rico, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, and a number of other countries.  It is often a stew of celebration.  Traditionally, it is made with a variety of meats and root vegetables. Many say the secret to a delicious sancocho is allowing it to cook for a very, very long time. Some even say … Continue reading Slow Cooker White Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Green Plantain Stew with Cilantro and Lime