Recipes

vegan and plant-based recipes

Oil free hummus

Oil Free Hummus

This oil free hummus is plant-based.  It is  made with garbanzo beans and is good for you as well as delicious.  It can be made using a high-speed blender or food processor.  It’s super easy to whip up- 5-10  minutes from the time you open the can to spreading on […]

 
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 […]

 
Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Sauce

This oil-free vegan ranch sauce is made with cashews.  It is vegan and plant-based.  Serve as a salad dressing, use as a dip with vegetables or pizza, or as a baked potato topping. One of the food items that I missed when I started eating vegan, was the creamy tangy […]

 
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 […]

 
Brownie Batter Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean Brownie Batter Hummus

You might think you are eating brownie batter – but surprise, you are really eating hummus – made with black beans! This black bean brownie batter hummus is vegan, oil-free, and plant-based.  This dessert hummus is made with black beans  (of course!)  peanut butter, agave, tahini, and cocoa powder. Black […]

 
Cookie Dough Hummus

Cookie Dough Hummus

What?  Cookie dough for lunch?  This cookie dough hummus is made with garbanzo beans, is vegan, oil free, and plant based – so yes, it’s actually somewhat good for you!  In fact, you don’t even have to “sneak” it into your kids’ lunch boxes in order to get them to […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes

Chili Lime Sweet Potatoes

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. […]