Comfort Food

vegan and plant-based comfort food recipes

Easy Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Easy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie, Plant-Based

Plant-based cooking can be super challenging with recipes that call for a long list of ingredients and have many steps.  It doesn’t have to be though.  As long as you are willing to take a few simple short cuts and use a few canned/boxed ingredients, your life can still be […]

 
vegan pumpkin pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Cashew Cream

This vegan pumpkin pie is creamy, smooth, and bursting with the traditional pumpkin pie flavor.  It’s easy to make because you can use a prepared (vegan compliant) pie crust and canned pumpkin.  This pie has a fancy addition though: a second layer made of  cinnamon cashew cream. Discloser:  This post […]

 
Puff Pastry Apple Cranberry Strudel

Puff Pastry Apple Cranberry Strudel (Foodie Extravaganza Party)

This rustic Apple Cranberry Strudel is vegan, easy and delicious! It is filled with apples, cranberries, pecans, and a secret ingredient: a homemade cashew cream! Once you make the apple-cranberry filling and cashew creme, it’s easy to throw together using purchased frozen puff pastry sheets. Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon […]

 
Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili – Plant Based and Oil Free

This vegan chili is the bomb!  It is oil-free  and uses diced walnuts – not as a meat replacement – but for texture…and a little protein (because “where do we get our protein?” haha)  It’s super easy because it uses  canned beans and tomatoes.  It also has a few secret […]

 
Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid friendly and easy to make.  You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box.  Eat the pizza dippers now, or save to […]

 
Brownie Batter Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Brownie Batter Hummus

You might think you are eating brownie batter – but surprise, you are really eating hummus – made with black beans! This black bean brownie batter hummus is vegan, oil-free, and plant-based.  This dessert hummus is made with black beans  (of course!)  peanut butter, agave, tahini, and cocoa powder. Black […]

 
Cookie Dough Hummus

Cookie Dough Hummus

What?  Cookie dough for lunch?  This cookie dough hummus is made with garbanzo beans, is vegan, oil free, and plant based – so yes, it’s actually somewhat good for you!  In fact, you don’t even have to “sneak” it into your kids’ lunch boxes in order to get them to […]

 
Ricotta Shells on Plate

Stuffed Shells with (Vegan) Ricotta Cheese

When I first started eating plant-based, I thought I was going to have to say good-bye to some of my favorites… like “cheesy” pastas.  This couldn’t be further from the truth! Tofu, eggplant, and nutritional yeast make for a  convincing creamy ricotta “cheese”.  These Stuffed Shells with (Vegan) Ricotta Cheese […]

 
Pasta Sauce on Spaghetti

Pasta Sauce – Homemade (Plant-Based)

This home-made pasta sauce is not challenging to throw together.  It is plant-based, oil free, and vegan. Because I use canned tomatoes and (mostly) dried herbs, it’s a snap to assemble the ingredients, simmer for a bit and just like that, you have  homemade pasta sauce you can be proud […]

 
Avocado Toast with Seasonings

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast – a gift from the millennials! Recently we were having breakfast with friends and avocado toast was on the menu.  I’ll just point out that the four of us sitting at that breakfast table were decidedly NOT millennials.  My husband and I – the crazy vegans – were […]

 
Loaded Nacho Potatoes

Loaded Nacho Potatoes (Plant-Based and Vegan)

These plant-based Loaded Nacho Potatoes are great for when you want a hearty nacho plate but don’t want to deal with the oily processed chips.  They use my Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges as the base. You’ll want to grab that recipe here. You’ll also want to grab my Vegan […]

 
crispy oven baked potatoes

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

These oven baked potato wedges, made without oil, are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.  The secret is pre-boiling the cut potatoes till almost fork tender, then giving them a flour/seasoning toss before baking in the oven.     Start by cutting your potatoes in a wedge […]