Sauces, Toppings, Condiments

vegan and plant-based sauces, toppings, and condiments

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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing, Vegan and Oil-Free

Jalapeño Ranch Dressing – Vegan and Oil Free

This Jalapeño Ranch Dressing is vegan, plant-based,  and oil free.  It’s made with cashews and creamy delicious!  You can drizzle this dressing on salad,  potatoes, or my awesome vegan chili.  Use it as a dip for vegetables, chips or pizza. (This post may contain affiliate links.  Clicking on these links […]

 
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 […]

 
Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Dressing

Oil-Free Vegan Ranch Sauce

This oil-free vegan ranch sauce is made with cashews.  It is vegan and plant-based.  Serve as a salad dressing, use as a dip with vegetables or pizza, or as a baked potato topping. One of the food items that I missed when I started eating vegan, was the creamy tangy […]

 
Italian Roasted Chickpeas in the Dish

Italian Roasted Chickpeas (Oil- Free)

Roasted Chickpeas are a nutty little snack that is actually good for you! This Italian Roasted Chickpeas recipe is a spin-off from my super versatile Italian Marinated Chickpeas recipe. You can use those tasty little marinated tidbits in salads, on pizza, or as a filler  ingredient in other recipes such […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
Pasta Sauce on Spaghetti

Pasta Sauce – Homemade (Plant-Based)

This home-made pasta sauce is not challenging to throw together.  It is plant-based, oil free, and vegan. Because I use canned tomatoes and (mostly) dried herbs, it’s a snap to assemble the ingredients, simmer for a bit and just like that, you have  homemade pasta sauce you can be proud […]

 
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 […]