Meal Prep

vegan and plant-based meal prep recipes and ideas

curried chickpea salad on bun on green plate on wooden tray

Curried Chickpea Salad

Curried Chickpea Salad is the best alternative for vegans wanting the nostalgia of a chicken salad sandwich – but without the meat.  This curried chickpea salad is the perfect combination of sweet/savory and crunchy and works great as a sandwich filling, on a bed of lettuce, or simply eaten with […]

 
Hawaiian bbq soy curls over rice on green plate

Hawaiian BBQ Soy Curls Over Rice

Make this recipe for Hawaiian BBQ Soy Curls in the slow cooker and pour over rice.  Slow cook the soy curls all day in a tangy BBQ sauce with pineapple, onions, and peppers.  This vegan dish is perfect for when you want to come home to a delicious, healthy, protein-filled […]

 
BBQ Crunch Wraps on green plate with salad in background

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 […]

 
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 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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]