Recipes

vegan and plant-based recipes

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. […]

 
Breakfast Potato Hash

Breakfast Potato Hash

Breakfast Potato Hash feels like it should be served for a special occasion breakfast, but only looks complicated!  Save some time the “morning of” by having the recipe components prepped the night before.  It is plant-based, and vegan.  This recipe uses the time-saving procedure of precooking the potatoes and, in […]

 
Smoky Tomato Tahini Sauce

Smoky Tomato Tahini Sauce

This smoky tomato tahini sauce is the bomb! Use it as a dip for veggies or chips,  a topping for veggie burgers, or  drizzle it over potatoes (like my Breakfast Potato Hash). The smoky tomato tahini sauce is vegan, plant-based, sugar free and oil free. The magical ingredients that give […]

 
Tofu Sausage Crumbles

Sausage Tofu Crumbles (Vegan)

This recipe for  Vegan Sausage Tofu Crumbles only looks and tastes like sausage. It is 100%  plant-based and oil free too!  When tofu is pressed and seasoned, it takes on the flavor of any seasoning or spice you mix in with it.  The Sausage Tofu Crumbles are light enough in […]

 
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 […]

 
Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles

Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles

These savory Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles are perfect as a topping for avocado toast, potatoes or other vegetable dishes.  Though they are for savory dishes, they have a pop of sweet/tart from the dried cranberries.  They are vegan, oil-free,  and whole food plant-based. To make these Trail Mix Tofu Crumbles […]