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Tag: Vegan Winter Recipes

  • Middle Eastern Wheat Berry Salad with Kale, Cucumber and Tomato

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Vegan Slavic Sauerkraut Soup

    Inspired by Slavic flavors, this is a tasty vegan sauerkraut soup recipe with dried mushrooms, sauerkraut, potatoes, and dill. While putting it together, I had thoughts of machanka, a meatless Slovak soup that’s popular during Catholic Lent season. And I also thought about my grandmother’s favorite ingredients–pork products and potatoes. In the end, it’s a […]

  • Vegan Slow Cooker Jackfruit Porcini Ragu

    This is a revision of a previous vegan slow cooker jackfruit porcini ragu recipe. While it has a few more steps than the original, it doesn’t take much time at all to put together. Each step is essential to creating the flavor of this vegan mushroom ragu recipe. Sautéing the onions and garlic creates a […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Persian-Style Green Bean Stew

    Khorake Loobia Sabz (Persian Green Bean Stew) is a traditional dish from Iran, which usually involves beef, green beans, carrots, potatoes, onions, turmeric and tomato paste. This Persian-inspired recipe incorporates many of traditional elements to produce a delicious, slow cooker vegan (or vegetarian) green bean stew. Make sure to only use canned kidney beans in […]

  • Coconut Curry Carrot Soup

    Inspired by Thai flavors, this is an easy vegan coconut curry carrot soup recipe with coconut milk, red curry paste, butternut squash, red lentils, orange juice and lime juice. It’s creamy, spicy, savory, satisfying, and takes 30 minutes or less to make! A few things… This vegan coconut curry carrot soup recipe serves 4-6. Check […]

  • Vegan Jackfruit Chickpea Curry Shepherd’s Pie

    This vegan jackfruit chickpea curry shepherd’s pie recipe takes inspiration from Madras curry, which originated in the south of India. The spicy blend works really well with the jackfruit, chickpeas, and greens in the filling for this flavorful vegan shepherd’s pie. The garlic ginger mashed potatoes are delicious—blending garlic, ginger, coconut cream, lemon juice and […]

  • 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? […]

  • Wild Rice Mushroom Soup

    This vegan wild rice mushroom soup recipe is hearty, flavorful, and healthy.  I love how sherry vinegar makes a good mushroom soup, an extraordinary mushroom soup.  If you don’t have any on hand, you can also substitute red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.  It won’t be exactly the same, but it will add complexity […]

  • Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Tahini and Za’atar

    After a trip to Aviv, a plant based Israeli restaurant in Portland, Oregon, I was really impressed.  A lot of Israeli food is already plant based, but not all of it.  It was inspiring to try their versions of shawarma and labneh, but what stuck with me the most was the simple combination of fried […]

  • Vegan Greek Spinach Pie

    Inspired by Greek spanakopita, this savory vegan spinach pie recipe uses phyllo dough, frozen spinach, silken tofu, raw cashews and more.  While you can use dried herbs for this recipe, the fresh marjoram and dill are very nice. Fresh marjoram is like a sweeter, woodsier oregano. The Greeks thought of it as a symbol of happiness. […]

  • Tempeh Turnip Hash

    Recently, I was out for brunch with some friends, and had a very subpar vegan breakfast hash.  All I could think was, I am positive I could do this better.  And so, I went home and thought about it for a few days.  In the end, this vegan tempeh turnip breakfast hash recipe is where […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Potato Soup

    This vegan potato soup recipe combines Russet potatoes with caramelized onions, garlic, smoked paprika, fresh thyme, a pop of jalapeño, and the savory goodness of fresh chives.   It is creamy, hearty, flavorful and warming.  And very easy to make!  The biggest time suck is caramelizing the onions, but if you get that going while […]

  • Vegan Pear Galette with Pecans and Fennel

    This vegan pear galette recipe is a savory-sweet pastry filled with pears, pecans, fennel bulb, and vegan smoked gouda. The smell of it baking was exquisite.  And it filled our home with anticipation. We couldn’t wait to slice and serve it. Two things.. ・The glory of a galette lies in it’s imperfection. You roll some […]

  • 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 and savory.  And this mushroom lentil loaf does just that! Dried porcini mushrooms bring so much flavor. They work so well with the […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Italian Beef

    This easy slow cooker vegan Italian beef recipe combines shredded young jackfruit and thinly sliced seitan with a super savory au jus loaded with red miso, reduced sodium soy sauce, onions, garlic, and Italian herbs and spices. Slow cooked in a crock pot for hours, it makes such a delicious plant based filling for vegan […]

  • Brandy Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

    With the holidays on the horizon, I felt like it was time to come up with a new vegan mushroom gravy recipe.  I tend to make the same one every year.  Why not jazz it up with a little brandy and shiitake mushrooms?  Why not, indeed?!  This gravy tastes amazing on mashed potatoes, stuffing, lentil […]

  • Vegan Sourdough Stuffing with Spinach, Fennel and Vegan Italian Sausage

    This a flavorful and savory homemade vegan sourdough stuffing recipe with vegan Italian sausage, spinach, fennel, and sourdough bread cubes. It’s perfect for fall, winter, Thanksgiving, holiday celebrations or any time you want really good vegan stuffing.   When my family gets together, I always ask, “What dish do you want me to make?” And […]

  • 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 […]

  • Seitan and Wheat Berry Chili

    This vegan wheat berry chili recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Wheat berries and seitan amp up the chili’s texture and bring additional protein and fiber. It’s one delicious, satisfying meal! A few notes.. ・Use store bought or make seitan from scratch ・Plan to make the wheat berries for the recipe ahead of time.  They […]

  • Vegan Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Every year on my birthday, my mom would let me pick what I wanted to eat for dinner.  With zero hesitation, it was almost always Mollie Katzen’s recipe for The Enchanted Broccoli Forest. But I have to give it to Mollie, how could a veggie kid not want to eat a rice casserole that had […]

  • Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Lentils and Breadcrumbs

    Maybe you aren’t vegan, but someone you love is and they are coming over for a holiday dinner? Well, making this recipe for vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms with lentils and breadcrumbs says, “Hey, I thought of you, and wanted you to have something delicious to dine on at this gathering.” If this is you and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Slow Cooker Middle Eastern Eggplant Chickpea Stew

    This vegan eggplant chickpea stew recipe is inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine—pomegranate molasses, saffron, cardamom, and more. It smells absolutely heavenly while it’s cooking!  The flavor is warming, slightly tangy, and comforting all at once. And it tastes delicious served over a bed of fluffy couscous or short grain brown rice. Pomegranate molasses is a common […]