Guest Post: Vegan Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant Rolls Recipe for Valentine’s Day

Today I have a guest post for you from Amily who reached out to me and asked if she could share  one of her favorite vegan recipes with the readers of Vegan Runner Eats. Amily’s Vegan Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant Rolls can become a great addition to your Valentine’s Day dinner. Here’s what Amily says: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and streets start flooding with energized romantics, toy hearts and chocolates of all shapes and sizes. This time of the year, especially, we are all craving to surprise our loved ones with a delicious dinner. Today I’d like to share a recipe for my Vegan Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant Rolls – a healthy, heavenly starter dish that’s guaranteed to win the heart of your Valentine, whether they are vegan or not. PrintVegan Ricotta-Stuffed Eggplant Rolls These Eggplant-Ricotta Rolls take about 30 minutes to make, and serve 4 people as a starter – a … Read the rest of the post

Eggplant Rollups with Black Bean-Potato Stuffing

Are you familiar with that sweet feeling that you get when you’re experimenting with a new recipe for dinner, and your newly invented dish turns out to be a success? Well, not all of my inventions come out great the first time I make them, but the other night I was just that lucky! That dish is on today’s agenda – Eggplant Rollups with Black Bean-Potato Stuffing. Boy did these come out great! Not only they are fully vegan, they also have no added oil in the recipe. My only wish was that I had bought two eggplants instead of one to have some leftovers! UPDATE July 2015: This recipe has been approved by Dr. Michael Greger of Nutrition Facts.org to be a part of his healthy plant-based recipe directory! I’ll admit that the idea of using roasted eggplant instead of lasagna noodles in Italian-inspired dishes is not new. I’ve seen some recipes online, … Read the rest of the post

Classic Vegan Pizza with Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini

Rejoice pizza lovers who recently switched to a vegan diet! The painful choice between healthy plant-based cooking and sinful deliciousness is resolved! And I’m not even talking about stepping away from the wholesomeness of fresh ingredients towards highly processed stuff – for this pizza, we’re even making the dough ourselves! Vegan pizza oftentimes can turn into a high-maintenance disaster. Even if it tastes okay, it might still call for too many processed or store-bought ingredients that can contain too much sodium or traces of dairy/eggs. if you never liked vegetables on your pizza before you turned vegan, you might be in for a disappointment: vegan pepperoni can be just as bad for you as the non-vegan stuff, and vegan cheese pizza… well, it just defies the whole purpose of going vegan! So how can we make a healthier pizza? Here are a few steps: – make your own whole-wheat dough … Read the rest of the post

Delicious Vegan Eats: Greek Moussaka with Lentils That’s Beyond All of Your Expectations!

Have you ever had a good Greek moussaka? If yes, I’m sure you appreciated how smoothly all of the ingredients come together. What about a vegan version? Today I’m sharing a recipe for a vegan moussaka with a lentil-based sauce that makes me confident to say that I’ve perfected this dish over the years. Wanna have a bite? Greek cuisine has always been near and dear to my heart. I can’t say that I’ve made a lot of Greek dishes at home, but I’ve definitely had my share at Greek restaurants! Things got a little more complicated once I switched to a vegan diet, and going to my once favorite Greek places got kind of boring since fully vegan options were few and far between. What can a vegan girl do if she wants to keep eating delicious Greek moussaka? Make it at home, of course! But first, for the … Read the rest of the post