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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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Potatoes Bruschetta

Potatoes Bruschetta – Oil Free

Do you crave the bruschetta taste but don’t want the oil and refined carbs? If so, then this Potatoes Bruschetta recipe is for you!  It is a meal – not a snack.  The bruschetta sauce is made without oil. Instead of carby white bread, you layer the bruschetta onto seasoned […]

 
vegan pumpkin pie

Vegan Pumpkin Pie with Cashew Cream

This vegan pumpkin pie is creamy, smooth, and bursting with the traditional pumpkin pie flavor.  It’s easy to make because you can use a prepared (vegan compliant) pie crust and canned pumpkin.  This pie has a fancy addition though: a second layer made of  cinnamon cashew cream. Discloser:  This post […]

 
Puff Pastry Apple Cranberry Strudel

Puff Pastry Apple Cranberry Strudel (Foodie Extravaganza Party)

This rustic Apple Cranberry Strudel is vegan, easy and delicious! It is filled with apples, cranberries, pecans, and a secret ingredient: a homemade cashew cream! Once you make the apple-cranberry filling and cashew creme, it’s easy to throw together using purchased frozen puff pastry sheets. Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon […]

 
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 […]