Ethnic

Ethnic recipes for vegan and plant-based cooks.

easy vegan Spaghetti on a plate

Easy Hearty Vegan Spaghetti

Just look at this rich hearty sauce!  Totally vegan and totally plant-based – no fake vegan meats involved in this recipe!  This easy but hearty vegan spaghetti has a rich sauce that is satisfying and throws together super quick and easy because it uses jarred pasta sauce, steamed lentils (you […]

 
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 […]

 
african peanut soup

African Peanut Stew (Plant-Based) – Instant Pot

This African Peanut Stew is made in a pressure cooker – I used my Instant Pot.  It is oil-free, vegan, and full of flavor!  The African Peanut Stew is made with wholesome vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers, and canned tomatoes.  Add in some spices, and creamy peanut […]

 
Salsa Verde Mexican Casserole on the plate - vegan and easy

Salsa Verde Mexican Casserole – Vegan

This  Salsa Verde Mexican Casserole is vegan and easy to make.  It is full of fresh vegetables, is dairy free, and does not use added oils (except what you will find in the tortillas and if you choose to add vegan butter to the potatoes.   It is super easy […]

 
Potatoes Bruschetta

Potatoes Bruschetta – Oil Free

Do you crave the bruschetta taste but don’t want the oil and refined carbs? If so, then this Potatoes Bruschetta recipe is for you!  It is a meal – not a snack.  The bruschetta sauce is made without oil. Instead of carby white bread, you layer the bruschetta onto seasoned […]

 
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 […]

 
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, Vegan and Oil-Free

Jalapeño Ranch Dressing – Vegan and Oil Free

This Jalapeño Ranch Dressing is vegan, plant-based,  and oil free.  It’s made with cashews and creamy delicious!  You can drizzle this dressing on salad,  potatoes, or my awesome vegan chili.  Use it as a dip for vegetables, chips or pizza. (This post may contain affiliate links.  Clicking on these links […]

 
Vegan Street Tacos

Vegan Street Tacos

These Vegan Street Tacos are easy to whip up and work great for after school snacks or as lunch box food item.  They are vegan and plant-based.  They are great served right away and warm, but also work well at room temperature if taken in a school lunch box. The […]

 
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 […]

 
Italian Roasted Chickpeas in the Dish

Italian Roasted Chickpeas (Oil- Free)

Roasted Chickpeas are a nutty little snack that is actually good for you! This Italian Roasted Chickpeas recipe is a spin-off from my super versatile Italian Marinated Chickpeas recipe. You can use those tasty little marinated tidbits in salads, on pizza, or as a filler  ingredient in other recipes such […]

 
Italian Zucchini Boats

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

By the end of summer, my garden-loving friends are usually begging me to take “just a few” zucchini off their hands.  In fact, August 8th is National Zucchini Day, probably in an effort to get cooks thinking about ways to use the overwhelming amount of zucchini that comes with the […]

 
Italian Marinated Chickpeas

Italian Marinated Chickpeas

These versatile little Italian Marinated Chickpeas can be eaten as a snack, used as a salad accoutrement , thrown on top of a pizza, or mashed up as a filler in my Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats.  They are vegan, plant-based, and oil free.  Plus they really are tasty! Start with […]