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Gluten Free Sauces & Condiments

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Is sun-dried tomato pesto vegan? Pesto usually has a hard cheese in it, like parmesan or pecorino. When in doubt, read the label, ask questions or better yet, make your own! This vegan sun-dried tomato pesto recipe is super simple. It uses fresh basil, walnuts, shallots, loads of garlic, a touch of balsamic vinegar, nutritional […]

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Salads Sides Warm Side Dishes

Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

UVK has no shortage of excellent farro salad recipes, but this vegan farro dish is one of the best! It’s delicious warm or cold, makes a nice holiday or winter side dish, and packs a flavorful punch. The dressing has it all–olive oil infused with red onion, orange juice, orange zest, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard […]

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Salads Sides

Vegan Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

This vegan Brussels sprout slaw recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving, the holidays, or as a delicious winter salad. It’s easy. You blend the walnut dressing, chop some ingredients, and mix it all up in a large bowl. Simple! The real showstopper here is the creamy vegan walnut dressing. It’s oil free, gluten free and has […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Rosemary Lentil Walnut Burgers

Years ago, I followed a recipe for a vegan pâté that used walnuts and sherry vinegar. I remember thinking at the time, “This sherry vinegar better be worth buying, because I don’t know when I’ll ever have an excuse to use it again.” But once I tried it, I was a total convert. Whether it’s […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Eggplant Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses

A few months ago, I was reading about fesenjoon, a Persian stew that uses ground walnuts and pomegranate molasses to create a savory, sweet and sour flavor.  While there are variations in how to make the stew, it usually involves chicken or duck.   This vegan eggplant lentil stew recipe takes inspiration from fesenjoon, but […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Lentil Loaf with Porcini Mushrooms, Walnuts and Cashews

Traditionally, I am not a fan of “loaf” of any kind.  I usually find them a bit underwhelming.  So, I felt challenged to create a vegan lentil loaf recipe that was flavorful, savory, and stayed together.   I used dried porcini mushrooms, because the flavors are more concentrated than using fresh mushrooms. Plus, there is […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Grilled Seitan Sandwich with Kale Walnut Pesto and Apples

About a year ago, I went through a bread baking phase.  Bread is surprisingly easy to make, even the most complicated variety.  During that time, I made a lot of sourdough.  It was not the best sourdough I’ve ever had, but it was good.  Living close to so many bakeries on the US’s west coast, […]