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BBQ Crunch Wrap with soy curls on green plate with red checked napkin

BBQ Crunch Wrap with Soy Curls

Enjoy this BBQ Crunch Wrap with Soy Curls!  This recipe is packed with protein and all the spicy, goodness of a BBQ sandwich but without the meat, or unwanted animal fat.  It is crunchy, flavorful, and so easy to make! What You Will Need to Make a Tasty BQQ Crunch […]

 
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 […]

 
slow cooker butternut squash ratatouille in red bowl with green napkin and breadsticks

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Ratatouille

This slow cooker butternut squash ratatouille is an oil-free, vegetable-packed, healthy, and flavorful vegetable stew.  Put the cut vegetables in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to the scent of rosemary and cumin tantalizing your senses.  Hope you are hungry! For the slow cooker butternut squash you […]

 
creamy vegetable pasta soup in white bowl with bow tie pasta in front

Creamy Vegetable Pasta Soup (Instant Pot)

Try this savory creamy vegetable pasta soup.  It is dairy free,  oil-free, and full of vegetables.  Make this vegan soup in the Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker) for a quick,  delicious,  creamy, and satisfying bowl. For this soup, you will need Raw cashews, non-dairy milk (I used unsweetened cashew […]

 
lentil soup in white bowl

Veggie Lentil Soup (Instant Pot)

Who doesn’t love a hearty vegetable lentil soup? This veggie lentil soup is oil free and whole-food-plant-based.  It is full of vegetables and because it uses a soup base of vegetable broth, you can be sure it’s vegan.  The best part of this vegetable lentil soup recipe is that it’s […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]