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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 […]

 
load of garlic herb beer bread with blue checkered napkin

Beer Bread with Garlic and Herbs (Vegan)

This savory garlic herb beer bread is bursting with flavor. The recipe for this quick bread includes ingredients and suggestions for making it 100% vegan compliant. Cut a nice thick slice, warm it up and slather with a  buttery spread; or serve as a side with a casserole or soup. […]

 
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 […]

 
red wine vinegar coleslaw in white dish

Red Wine Vinegar Coleslaw With Peanuts

This twist on the classic coleslaw is the perfect side dish to take along for potlucks, picnics, or barbecue.  It’s super easy to throw together and has a unique flavor because of the red wine vinegar salad dressing used. Use your favorite mayo. This is a vegan food blog and […]

 
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 […]

 
coconut date syrup pouring on banana nut pancakes

Coconut Date Syrup – Whole Food Plant Based

Okay, so we’ve figured out how to make healthy pancakes – without eggs or dairy right? But what about the syrup? Even real maple syrup has more sugar than most of us want.  If you are looking for a truly plant-based syrup, try this Coconut Date Syrup.  It is oil-free and […]

 
banana nut pancakes

Healthy Banana Nut Pancakes (Vegan)

Who doesn’t love a nice thick stack of pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning?  Pancakes are one food item I really missed after I started eating vegan – especially banana nut pancakes, my favorite.  But the eggs…and the dairy…once they were off the table, I assumed that pancakes would be […]

 
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 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 […]