Party Food

vegan and plant-based recipes for party food

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 […]

 
two shamrock shakes in glasses with green polkadot straws

Boozy Vegan Shamrock Shake

This boozy vegan version of the Shamrock Shake is for grown-ups only.  Make it with dairy-free coconut ice cream or other vegan vanilla ice cream of choice, along with three varieties of alcohol – including creme-de-menthe – for a minty, creamy, boozy green shake. To make this recipe for Boozy […]

 
bbq sauce in a jar with a spoon

Healthy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Make this healthy BBQ sauce from scratch.  It’s so easy to do with tomato sauce, a few seasonings, a little brown sugar, and most importantly, Medjool dates. To make this healthy BBQ sauce from scratch, you will need: large Medjool dates tomato sauce apple cider vinegar smoked paprika garlic powder […]

 
Chocolate Chip banana Nut bread in full loaf

Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Bread (Vegan)

Try this moist, delicious, healthy, banana nut bread with chocolate chips.  This recipe for chocolate chip banana nut bread is vegan and so does not include eggs or dairy but does use whole wheat flour, oat flour, and ground flax meal. Slice it up and eat it warm with a […]

 
oval uncut king cake with beads and mask.

Mardi Gras King Cake (Vegan)

This traditional Mardi Gras King Cake recipe has a brown sugar pecan filling. This recipe is vegan and so is also dairy free and egg free. Make it for your Mardi Gras celebration or to share with friends and co-workers. Whoever finds the baby has good luck for a year […]

 
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. […]

 
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 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 […]

 
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 […]

 
pumpkin spice crescent rolls

Pumpkin Spice Crescent Rolls

These Pumpkin Spice Cresent Rolls definitely fall into the category of “vegan but not healthy” but are definitely tasty!  They pull together super fast with some “accidentally vegan” items you can purchase at any grocery store and are perfect for a cozy lazy Saturday morning. (This post may contain affiliate links. […]

 
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 […]