Main Courses

plant-based/vegan lunches and dinners

Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (Vegan)

This Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Soup is rich and smooth with pumpkin-y goodness. It is oil-free and so is plant-based.  You can whip it up in a matter of minutes because almost all of the ingredients are canned –  which you just open, pour, and mix -except for the onions […]

 
Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili – Plant Based and Oil Free

This vegan chili is the bomb!  It is oil-free – so plant-based – and uses diced walnuts – not as a meat replacement – but for texture…and a little protein. It’s super easy because it uses  canned beans and tomatoes.  It also has a few secret ingredients. Read on for […]

 
Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This pasta salad with dijon vinaigrette is tossed together with bite-sized pasta, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes,  baby spinach, and fresh basil.  Unite these delicious bites with a dijon vinaigrette and you’ve got a tasty main course meal that is vegan and plant-based.  This pasta salad with dijon vinaigrette is also perfect […]

 
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 […]

 
Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Lentils

Something about pairing  the naturally sweet goodness of the sweet potato  with the tangy tartness of  lime and slightly bitter spiciness of chili powder makes for a delightful cacophony of flavors.  This Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans and Lentils recipe is vegan, plant-based, and  gluten and oil free. […]

 
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 […]

 
Italian Potatoes Served

Italian Potatoes (Vegan)

These Italian Potatoes definitely belong in the quick and easy category.  They were a natural extension of my Little Potato Meal Hack but I decided to make them a little fancier.  They are plant-based, oil free, gluten-free, and of course vegan. My original meal hack with The Little Potato Company […]

 
Little Potato Company Quick and Easy Ingredients

Little Potato Company Meal Hack (Vegan)

Sometimes you just need quick and easy.  Meal planning and meal prep – especially for plant eaters is most often the opposite of quick and easy.  I usually do a pretty good job of planning and prepping for my vegan family. To be honest though, there have been mornings I’ve […]

 
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 […]

 
Vegan Nachos

Loaded Nachos (Vegan)

  This Loaded Nachos (Vegan)  recipe is a hearty dish that can be used as a main course or can be shared with friends and makes for a great party dish! (Please note that you must disclose  that this recipe contains nuts if you serve to others.) These loaded vegan […]

 
Vegan Cauliflower Burrito Front View

Burrito with Riced Cauliflower and Brown Rice (Vegan)

A burrito is just a handy little package of yum!  These burritos with riced cauliflower and brown rice are totally vegan and plant-based – even down to the Chili Cheese Sauce!   You’ll need to grab that Vegan Chili Cheese Sauce (Instant Pot) recipe here (Or for the stovetop version here)  and […]