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. She’d often shared recipes with my mom. And it didn’t take long for her tofu pot pie recipe to become a staple in our household,…

Vegan Tofu Quiche with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, and Arugula

This was one of UVK’s first recipes. It’s been through several revisions over the years, but this is by far, the best vegan tofu quiche recipe of them all. Sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, arugula and a little vegan parmesan? All of the above! A few things… ・This recipe for vegan quiche is not meant to…

Vegan Cheesy Grits

This recipe for vegan cheesy grits first came out several years ago. It was embedded in another recipe, which is a shame. It is so creamy and delicious. You can enjoy vegan grits with cheese for breakfast, as a savory vegan grits meal or as a gluten free side dish. It tastes incredible paired with…

Zucchini and Tofu Ricotta Calzones

Calzones… delicious, hot pizza pockets from Italy. Even though they take a bit of time to make, this vegan zucchini and tofu ricotta calzone recipe is easy to execute, hearty, and oh so tasty. I love to serve them with some marinara or pizza sauce on top. Total yum! For this vegan calzone recipe, I…

Ginger Miso Slaw

Dry roasted almonds, crunchy chow mein noodles, fresh celery and crisp napa cabbage make this vegan Asian coleslaw recipe hearty enough to be a meal. It works well for summer or really any time of year. It’s a great protein-packed salad for dinner, lunch, and/or cookouts. If you aren’t eating this right away, it’s better…

Marinated Grilled or Baked Tofu

Whether the tofu is sliced or cubed, this grilled or baked marinated tofu can be used on sandwiches, on salads, in tacos, in burritos, on pizza, in a grain bowl, in vegan sushi, or whatever your imagination can come up with!

Vegan Creamy Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Sometimes, I think I should have called this blog, “The Hearty Vegan Kitchen”. It’s probably taken already, but I want to think it rings true for nearly all the recipes that can be found here. And this homemade vegan polenta recipe is no exception. Plus, the vegetables smell absolutely exquisite roasting in the oven. Is…

Vegan Feta

If you’re looking for a homemade vegan feta recipe, this is it. It’s salty, acidic, and a touch herbaceous. While using extra firm tofu helps cut down on the fat, there’s also plenty of protein, texture and flavor! This faux feta cheese works well in salads, on pizzas, and in pasta dishes. Or serve this…

Vegan Greek Spinach Pie

Inspired by Greek spanakopita, this savory vegan spinach pie recipe uses silken tofu, quinoa, and a bit of vegan shredded cheese.  Kalamata olives and fresh herbs add complexity.  While you can use dried herbs for this recipe, the fresh marjoram and thyme are very nice.  Fresh marjoram is like a sweeter, woodsier oregano. The Greeks…

Roasted Garlic Spinach Artichoke Dip

Traditional spinach artichoke dip is loaded with cheese, cream cheese, and sometimes, even sour cream. This vegan artichoke dip recipe takes inspiration from the classic appetizer, but it is not meant to be a perfect copycat. Instead, it depends a lot less on vegan dairy products to bring the flavor, and a lot more on…

Thai Coconut Tofu Soup

This vegan coconut tofu soup recipe is inspired by the Thai soup, tom kha.  While tom kha soup is totally delicious, it isn’t always vegan.  It often has chicken or fish sauce in it. The flavor in this soup is created by adding dulse seaweed and fake chicken broth.  Some of the elements remain the…

Tofu Scramble

I grew up eating Fantastic Foods Tofu Scrambler.  During college, I couldn’t always afford it. So, I started making my own from scratch. Sometimes, I would throw in a little oatmeal, as a nod to the old Fantastic Foods’ mix.   Since then, I still make my own tofu scramble, but I’ve gotten a little…

Grilled Lemon Garlic Herb Tofu Skewers

 When I think of tofu marinades, I usually think of soy sauce or BBQ.  And yet, this lemon and herb tofu marinade works so nicely! These grilled tofu skewers are not hard to make, but do need time to marinade (~3 hours). If you are able to marinade a bit longer, it’s even better. Pressed…

Vegan Thai Salad with Cashews and Tofu

Loaded with flavor and crunch, this vegan Thai salad recipe has no oil! Tofu and roasted cashews are mixed with a medley of vegetables, scallion, fresh basil and cilantro with Thai red curry paste and lime juice.  Totally refreshing and loaded with a variety of textures, the perfect salad for lunch, a light dinner, or an…

Miso Shiitake Soup with Tofu and Bok Choy

 This bok choy and shiitake mushroom soup recipe relies on red miso, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and scallions to create a brothy, comforting bowl of soup.   When I was growing up, we never bought vegetable broth or bouillon cubes.  We would finish a dish by adding miso at the end of cooking….

Herbed Stuffed Shells with Peas and Fennel

Spring makes me think of green.  Lots and lots of green.  When developing the recipes for this week, I found myself attracted to green vegetables.  It’s a week of peas, greens, asparagus and more.  One of my friends told me that I should call it “Green Week”, and that seems about right! Today’s recipe puts…