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Slow Cooker Black-Eyed Peas, Okra and Tomatoes

Inspired by the flavors of the U.S.’s Southern cuisine, this slow cooker vegan black-eyed peas with okra and tomatoes recipe is one of my favorite crockpot meals. It’s easy to make and very hearty. Served over a heaping pile of quinoa or brown rice, vegan stewed black-eyed peas and okra is loaded with protein, fiber, […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese

This stovetop vegan truffle mac and cheese recipe cooks up fast (25 minutes or less!), and does not require any baking at all. This is my go-to pasta meal when I want a satisfying vegan dinner that isn’t a total time suck. To help it take even less time, I like to get my water […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

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? […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

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 filling for vegan Italian beef […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Gnocchi with Cannellini Beans, Spinach, and Tomatoes

When I am tight on time, this gnocchi and white beans recipe is one of my favorite quick vegan dishes.  It is fast, easy, and hearty.  And it has…drum roll…8 ingredients, including the salt and the optional vegan parmesan!  Sometimes, simple is best, and leave it to this recipe for gnocchi with cannellini beans, spinach […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Cajun Kidney Beans and Rice

Taking inspiration from Louisana’s Cajun cuisine, this vegan kidney beans and rice recipe involves stewing the beans, green peppers, celery, and onion with a bit of smokiness, a bit of heat, and a lot of savory flavor. I love it on top of some short grain brown rice, but you could also have it over […]

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Salads Sides

Broccoli Pasta Salad with Fresh Italian Herb Dressing

When I was a kid, my mom would let me pick a pasta salad from the deli counter at our local grocer every week. I almost always picked the same broccoli pasta salad with sliced black olives and Italian dressing. While I was putting together this vegan Italian pasta salad recipe, I couldn’t help but […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

This vegan harissa chickpeas and carrots recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Chipotle Lime Jackfruit

This vegan chipotle jackfruit recipe is quick, easy and super tasty. It’s got the perfect balance of acid, sweetness, savory flavors and smokiness.  And best of all, this simple vegan recipe for jackfruit can be used in a variety of easy, comfort food classics, whether it’s on nachos, inside tacos, burritos or enchiladas, or even […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Potato Leek Soup with Swiss Chard

This vegan potato leek soup with Swiss chard is delicious. It’s a hearty potato chard soup that’s perfect for a cool rainy day, or after a day of hard work.  Serve it with a crusty bread or some garlic toast. It makes 4 servings. One afternoon, I was riding my bike outside Pescadero, California.  I […]

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Breakfast Entrees Gluten Free

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 […]

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Soups

Vegan Minestrone Soup

Is minestrone soup vegan? Sometimes. Some cooks use chicken stock, some add parmesan cheese. Other times, it’s straight up vegan. It’s best to read the label or ask. This vegan minestrone soup recipe is loaded with fresh veggies and pasta. A little dry white wine and wow, super delicious. Or better yet, make it a […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice

Inspired by Jamaican rice and peas, this slow cooker vegan kidney beans and coconut rice recipe is easy, tasty and hearty. Allspice, nutmeg, thyme, coconut cream, dark red kidney beans and short grain brown rice create a creamy, savory and delicious family meal. This easy budget friendly vegan recipe works well as a side dish […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Watermelon Radish Slaw

This easy vegan red cabbage and watermelon radish slaw recipe is acidic, sweet and slightly bitter in a pleasing way. It’s a delightful combination of very thinly sliced apples, watermelon radishes, red cabbage, carrots and scallions with a classic coleslaw dressing with celery seed and apple cider vinegar. This recipe serves 4. Watermelon radishes are […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

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 […]

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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. They 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! […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Carrot Fennel Soup

This vegan carrot fennel soup recipe is spicy in a warming way, bright from the lemon juice, savory from the fennel bulb, and a bit sweet from the carrots. All in all, it uses few ingredients, cooks up fast, and is very easy to make. And best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious! Ras el […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Puff Pastry Turnovers with Swiss Chard, Potatoes and Chickpeas

Blitva is a traditional Croatian side dish that stars Swiss chard, potatoes and a lot of garlic. Inspired by this side dish, I created a vegan turnover recipe that included all three ingredients, and then, added buttery, delicious vegan puff pastry and hearty chickpeas. The result is a savory, delicious pastry that makes a great […]

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Salads Sides

Kale Fattoush Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Back in 2003, I was flipping through an issue of Vegetarian Times. I came across a recipe for fattoush salad that sounded delicious. The chewy and crisp toasted pita, the crunch of fresh cucumbers, and the lip puckering goodness of lemon and sumac, it was everything a salad should be.  Light, refreshing and yet, hearty […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Golden Beet Soup

Slavic people love borscht, and thus, there’s so many ways to make it. Taking inspiration from the classic soup, this is one tasty, easy vegan golden beet soup recipe with fresh dill, leeks and potatoes. Why golden beets instead of red beets? Because golden beets are little less sweet than red beets. They’re mellower. And […]