Comfort Food

vegan and plant-based comfort food recipes

three oatmeal cookies held in hand with plated cookies on a white plate and black cooling rack in the background

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips are chewy, chocolatey, chock full of almonds, oats, and raisins. They are egg and dairy free, whole-food plant-based,  oil-free, and sweetened with Medjool dates and pure maple syrup.  These healthy oatmeal cookies are high in protein and have healthy fats. They are made with […]

 
vegan egg salad sandwich on green plate

The Best Vegan Egg Salad Sandwich With Chickpeas

This is the best vegan “egg” salad sandwich you will ever eat!  The recipe mixes up super fast and is made with mashed up chickpeas (garbanzos), vegan mayo, and the typical egg salad seasonings.  Serve this chickpea “egg” salad sandwich on a crusty bread of choice. You will have all […]

 
Chocolate Chip banana Nut bread in full loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread (Vegan)

Try this moist, delicious, healthy, banana nut bread with chocolate chips.  This recipe for chocolate chip banana nut bread is vegan and so does not include eggs or dairy but does use whole wheat flour, oat flour, and ground flax meal. Slice it up and eat it warm with a […]

 
load of garlic herb beer bread with blue checkered napkin

Beer Bread with Garlic and Herbs (Vegan)

This savory garlic herb beer bread is bursting with flavor. The recipe for this quick bread includes ingredients and suggestions for making it 100% vegan compliant. Cut a nice thick slice, warm it up and slather with a  buttery spread; or serve as a side with a casserole or soup. […]

 
coconut curry butternut squash soup in a white soup bowl

Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup

A creamy warm coconut curry butternut squash soup is just what you need on a cold winter day!  This butternut squash soup is whole-food-plant-based.  It is dairy free and oil free.  You’ll get all the flavor with this healthy vegan butternut squash soup without missing any of the added oil […]

 
banana nut pancakes

Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes (Vegan)

Who doesn’t love a nice thick stack of pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning?  Pancakes are one food item I really missed after I started eating vegan – especially banana nut pancakes, my favorite.  But the eggs…and the dairy…once they were off the table, I assumed that pancakes would be […]

 
Vegan Lasagna with béchamel

Lasagna with Cashew Bechamel (Vegan)

This Lasagna with Cashew Bechamel (Vegan)  is comfort food at its finest!  This dish is what we always cook for homecomings and special occasions in my home. The recipe is somewhat labor intensive but well worth the effort for its flavorful, creamy, saucy, plant-based goodness. The lasagna is oil-free (depending […]

 
vegan mac and cheese

The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese (Instant Pot)

Would it be presumptuous to say this is the best vegan mac and cheese?  I don’t think so.  I have tried all the commercial brands. They are…okay.  Usually loaded with oil and come with a bit of a chemical aftertaste.  This mac and cheese is plant-based.  The cheese sauce is […]

 
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 […]