Party Food

vegan and plant-based recipes for party food

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Guacamole with Chips Closeup

Table-side Guacamole at Home

This “table-side” Guacamole at Home recipe tastes like you are sitting at a table, eating it at a Mexican restaurant. It’s really not hard to make though and then lucky you, you get to munch on it in the comfort of your home. I’m all for using short-cuts; and when […]

 
Pico de Gallo with One Chip

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo is a type of salsa that is served fresh and chunky and has a funny name.  Pico de gallo literally translates to “beak of rooster” and was probably called that because people would pinch it up in their fingers – beak like – to eat it.  You couldn’t […]

 
three brownies on a plate with a dish of ice cream in the background

Vegan Brownie Hack with Duncan Hines Brownie Mix

Can you make vegan brownies from a mix?  Yes, you can! Just choose the right mix and use an egg replacer. Follow this recipe for the vegan brownie mix hack using a Duncan Hines Brownie mix and a combination of aquafaba (garbanzo bean juice), Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, and […]

 
crispy oven baked potatoes

Oven Baked Crispy Potato Wedges

These oven baked potato wedges, made without oil, are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.  The secret is pre-boiling the cut potatoes till almost fork tender, then giving them a flour/seasoning toss before baking in the oven.     Start by cutting your potatoes in a wedge […]

 
Vegan Nachos

Loaded Nachos (Vegan)

  This Loaded Nachos (Vegan)  recipe is a hearty dish that can be used as a main course or can be shared with friends and makes for a great party dish! (Please note that you must disclose  that this recipe contains nuts if you serve to others.) These loaded vegan […]

 
Taco Tofu Crumbles

Tofu Taco Crumbles

Tofu has a certain kind of magic – it has the ability to turn into any flavor you ask of it!  This is certainly true with these Tofu Taco Crumbles. You can use them as an accompaniment in almost any vegetable-based Mexican dish. I top my Loaded Nachos and Loaded […]

 
Vegan Chili Cheese Sauce with Vegetable Plate

Vegan Chili Cheese Sauce (Stovetop)

This Chili Cheese Sauce is vegan!  It’s dairy free, oil free, and gluten-free. Who doesn’t love a good chili cheese sauce?  This recipe is for the stove top version of my Vegan Chili Cheese Sauce (Instant Pot).  I honestly prefer the cheese sauce prepared in a pressure cooker over the […]