Quick and Easy

vegan and plant-based quick and easy recipes

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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. […]

 
Quinoa Salad with Artichoke Hearts

Quinoa Salad with Artichoke Hearts

This quinoa salad with artichoke hearts it so easy to throw together, it’s almost embarrassing to call it a recipe!  It is vegan and plant-based.  Flavor with a little lemon juice and Italian seasonings, and that’s it.  I developed it to go in my back-to-school lunch box project.  Kids are […]

 
Black Bean Salad

Mango Rice and Black Bean Salad

This mango rice and black bean salad is quick and easy, kid friendly, and plant-based too.  It is quick to throw together, is mildly seasoned and is part of my back-to-school lunch box post which you can find here. (This post may contain affiliate links.  Clicking on the links may […]

 
Peanut Butter Banana Roll-ups

Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups

This might look like a burrito on the plate; but it’s really my Peanut Butter Banana Roll-Ups!  These peanut butter banana roll-ups are great for breakfast, a quick snack and work well in school lunch boxes too.  They are kid friendly, vegan, and can be plant-based depending on the type […]

 
Vegan Street Tacos

Vegan Street Tacos

These Vegan Street Tacos are easy to whip up and work great for after school snacks or as lunch box food item.  They are vegan and plant-based.  They are great served right away and warm, but also work well at room temperature if taken in a school lunch box. The […]

 
Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers

These Easy Mini Calzone Pizza Dippers are kid friendly and easy to make.  You can make them up to a couple of days before, keep in the fridge and pull out for an after school snack, or throw in a lunch box.  Eat the pizza dippers now, or save 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 […]

 
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. […]

 
Italian Potatoes Served

Italian Potatoes (Vegan)

These Italian Potatoes definitely belong in the quick and easy category.  They were a natural extension of my Little Potato Meal Hack but I decided to make them a little fancier.  They are plant-based, oil free, gluten-free, and of course vegan. My original meal hack with The Little Potato Company […]

 
Avocado Toast with Seasonings

Avocado Toast

Avocado toast – a gift from the millennials! Recently we were having breakfast with friends and avocado toast was on the menu.  I’ll just point out that the four of us sitting at that breakfast table were decidedly NOT millennials.  My husband and I – the crazy vegans – were […]