10 Homemade Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressings: Quick, Healthy and Foolproof. Vegan Kitchen Simplified Series.

Do I need to prove to you that salads are healthy? Most likely, you already know that a variety of fresh, raw vegetables served on a bed of greens is almost always a good idea as a healthy meal or a side dish. Why ‘almost’? Because it’s often easy to sabotage the healthfulness of your salad by drenching it in oily store-bought dressing that has a laundry list of unpronounceable ingredients. I’m not even going to talk about shredded cheese, bacon bits and croutons as salad ingredients because here at Vegan Runner Eats we’re all about the healthy vegan stuff. (Why do I recommend skipping oil? See how it affects our health in this post, plus get my top 8 tips on cooking oil-free.) So what’s the next logical step for a person who decided to ditch as much processed store-bought junk as possible? Make homemade salad dressings! The abundance of … Read the rest of the post

Broccoli-Apple Winter Salad ‘Tacos’ with Creamy Pumpkin Seed Dressing – Virtual Vegan Potluck 2014

…Aaand the day of the Virtual Vegan Potluck 2014 has arrived! In case you don’t know what it’s all about, I’m here to help: the Virtual Vegan Potluck is an online event that unites lots and lots of food bloggers to link up to each other’s posts and form a long chain of delicious vegan recipes, from appetizers to beverages, entrees, desserts and so much more! My today’s recipe of Broccoli-Apple Winter Salad ‘Tacos’ falls under the Salads category. If you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you’ll see buttons that you can click in order to move to the previous or following recipes in this recipe chain, and see a link to the list of all participating blogs. UPDATE: This recipe has been approved by Dr. Michael Greger of NutritionFacts.org for his directory of healthy plant-based vegan recipes! As you can tell from the title of this post 😉 … Read the rest of the post

Quick Recipe: Chili Taco Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Dressing

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind over here! Since I started my new job, there hasn’t been enough hours in a day, it seems, to do everything I need to do. I used to be able to put a nice, freshly cooked meal on the table every night, but now I’m scrambling to find time even to sit down on our couch for five minutes! The whole time management issue has been a challenge, especially since I still very much want to keep this blog going, and exercise regularly. When free time becomes a luxury, you’ve got to get inventive. That’s exactly what I did the other night when I made this chili taco salad, and it was a huge hit! A little backstory: Rob and I agreed that if we wanted to have homemade dinners every day throughout the week, we would have to spend a good portion of … Read the rest of the post