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Salads Sides

Sweet Corn Salad with Tomatoes, Basil and Bulgur

This is an easy recipe for vegan sweet corn salad with tomatoes, fresh basil and bulgur. The flavor is bursting with summer’s bounty! It’s one fresh, tasty corn and bulgur salad that’s perfect for lunch or as a side dish. It’s super simple to make. You boil some water and add it to the bulgur. […]

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Soups

Gazpacho

Is gazpacho vegan? Usually. Traditionally, the Spanish cold soup is vegan, but sometimes, it’s garnished with meat. And other times, the preparation uses ingredients that are not vegan. When in doubt, find out or better yet, make your own! And this vegan tomato gazpacho recipe couldn’t be easier. Like many modern gazpacho recipes, you add […]

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Salads Sides

Sunflower Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Grape Tomatoes and Black Olives

This recipe for vegan sunflower pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes and black olives is quick and tasty. By the time the fusilli pasta is done boiling, the rest of the ingredients are ready to go. Not only that, sunflower basil pesto doesn’t need nutritional yeast. This nut free vegan pesto has enough […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Watermelon Salsa

This watermelon salsa recipe is quick, easy, tasty and refreshing! I love how the watermelon’s sweetness balances with the spicy jalapeño, savory garlic and acidic lime juice. Enjoy it with tortilla chips, on tacos, and more! A few things… This recipe makes ~4 ½ cups of blender watermelon salsa. It’s perfect for summer, because all […]

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Entrees

Vegan Pita Sandwich with Grilled Eggplant and Pomegranate Molasses Tempeh

This is an easy vegan pita sandwich recipe with grilled tempeh and eggplant. You’ll need to get the pomegranate molasses tempeh marinade prepared the night before, or allow the tempeh, at least 4 hours, to marinate. Other than that, putting together this vegan pita filling recipe is very straightforward. This Middle Eastern inspired eggplant and […]

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Appetizers & Snacks Sauces & Condiments

Romesco Sauce

Is romesco sauce vegan? Yes, the Catalan condiment is made from roasted tomatoes and red peppers with toasted almonds, stale bread, garlic and vinegar. There are some differences in ingredients, but commonly, it is free of dairy and animal products. Traditionally, it is served with fish, but there are many other ways to enjoy it. […]

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Breakfast Entrees Gluten Free

Vegan California Benedict with Portobello Mushroom

Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino, California is an incredible vegan resort. Of course, one of the best parts is going to Raven’s Restaurant for one of their legendary meals. It’s always absolutely delicious. And this vegan portobello benedict recipe is inspired by Raven’s Restaurant’s Portobello Benedict and by classic California Eggs Benedict. There’s […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Za’atar Chickpea Pita

This is one simple vegan chickpea pita recipe. You’ll have to mix the ingredients for the za’atar chickpeas the night before, because they need time to marinate. Other than the marinating time, this recipe is quick and easy. No air fryer for the marinated chickpeas? No worries. Below are two alternatives for preparing the chickpeas […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Spiced with garam masala, this vegan roasted red pepper soup recipe is absolutely delicious. Garam masala is one of my favorite spice blends. It works so well in soup, like this Okra Soup or in Roasted Sweet Potato Soup. While preparations of garam masala vary regionally across the Indian subcontinent, it often possesses warming spices […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Chickpea Millet Salad with Fresh Herbs and Pumpkin Seeds

This is the best vegan chickpea millet salad recipe to serve for lunch, dinner or as a cookout side. The combination of the fresh herb dressing, the hearty grains, the satiating chickpeas, juicy cherry tomatoes and crunchy pumpkin seeds make this one simple, satisfying millet salad with tomatoes and chickpeas! Make sure to let the […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

Kidney Bean Succotash

Lima beans are my least favorite vegetable. If they are in front of me, I will eat them, because they are food. And in my opinion, food should never be taken for granted or wasted. But, for the most part, I avoid lima beans. So when I decided to put together a summer vegan succotash […]

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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Marinara Sauce

Is marinara sauce vegan? Most of the time! When in doubt, read the label or ask. Marinara sauce is usually pretty simple, and this easy vegan marinara sauce recipe stays true to that ethos. Because marinara sauce uses few ingredients, it’s important to pick quality ones. If using canned tomatoes, try brands like Pomi, Mutti […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

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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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Pizza with Wild Mushrooms, Fennel and Almond Ricotta

Wild mushrooms, fennel, fresh basil, heirloom tomatoes and almond ricotta make for one fancy, delicious vegan pizza recipe.  Using the freshest produce you can find makes a big difference in the flavor.  Heirloom tomatoes are unreal in this recipe, and no doubt, just because they are heirloom tomatoes.  And it’s a hearty pizza.  Seriously delizioso! […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Tempeh Souvlaki Pita

This is a delicious vegan souvlaki tempeh pita recipe with creamy vegan tzatziki sauce, sliced tomatoes and fried potatoes. The tempeh needs time to marinate overnight for best flavor, but the rest of the recipe comes together quickly. Souvlaki is a popular fast food meat skewer from Greece.  It can be eaten alone, thrown on […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Vegan Heirloom Tomato Salad

Pairing juicy, bursting-with-flavor heirloom tomatoes with crispy tempeh bacon, shallots, and fresh basil with a white wine vinegar and olive oil dressing, felt like the makings of a delicious vegan salad. I mean, what better way to celebrate the king of tomatoes than a simple recipe for vegan heirloom tomato salad?! When your garden is […]

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Salads Sides

Vegan Panzanella Primavera

Especially popular in Tuscany and Umbria, panzanella salad is usually composed of stale bread, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, fresh basil and an olive oil and vinegar dressing. Most people think of it as a summer dish. Inspired by this Italian bread salad, this spring vegan panzanella salad recipe uses broiled asparagus, arugula, lemon, cherry tomatoes and […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Inspired by the North African and Middle Eastern dish, shakshouka, this vegan roasted garlic and tomato soup recipe uses fresh mint, parsley, cumin, paprika and coriander.  If you are used to tomato-basil soup, this is a nice departure. While it may seem out of the box to put fresh mint in a tomato soup, it […]

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Breakfast Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Tomato Tart with Cilantro Mint Chutney

This savory vegan tomato tart recipe is perfect for brunch, a light summer meal, or whenever your garden provides more tomatoes and herbs than you know what to do with. It’s so easy to make and delicious. It’s really important to thin slice the tomatoes. If you don’t, it will either be very wet or […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Vegan Antipasto Salad

This Italian-inspired vegan antipasto salad recipe hardly qualifies as “ugly”.  It’s completely gorgeous, which is just so Italian. Italians have a way of making everything beautiful. And while it may not be a traditional antipasto (an appetizer that includes meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, olives, artichokes, etc), it’s a delicious, fresh and herbaceous vegan Italian salad! […]