Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe – My Husband’s Favorite Plant-Based Lunch

To say that my vegan chickpea salad sandwich recipe is awesome would sound kind of like bragging, and I’m not a fan of bragging. (I did say it’s awesome though!) Let me tell you this story. A few weeks ago, my husband Rob and I were flying from Dallas to Seattle some time in the morning. Earlier in the am while still at home, I packed a couple of chickpea … Read the rest of the post

Veggie-Loaded Vegan Quesadillas (No Cheese!) and Easy Guacamole Recipe

Vegan quesadillas recipe with no cheese

Today’s Veggie-Loaded Vegan Quesadillas recipe is a result of me challenging myself to put extra veggies into everything I make. That’s what plant-based food is all about for me – the more vegetables, the merrier! I’m still amazed sometimes at how easy it is to sneak even more vegetables into an already healthy, vegetable-based recipe. The idea for these no-cheese quesadillas came from Preety’s Kitchen blog. Preety has a lot … Read the rest of the post

Meaty Vegan Black Bean & Tempeh Burger Recipe

Ahh, the charming simplicity of a burger! I can’t say that burgers were the one type of food that I’ve missed the most since going vegan. After all, vegan burger recipes are never in short supply on the internet. The variety is so large that you can pick from simple recipes to some rather complicated ones that’ll send you searching for exotic ingredients at your local ethnic markets. I’ve tried lots … Read the rest of the post

Classic Russian Borscht Recipe, Veganized

I am superexcited to be participating in my first Virtual Vegan Potluck – an online event that unites over a hundred food blogs in an awesome chain of all-vegan recipes, from appetizers to beverages to entrees to desserts! VVPs happen twice a year, and for this month’s event on November 16, my blog is being featured in the Soups category. Welcome Virtual Vegan Potluckers! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by my … Read the rest of the post

How to Cook Dried Beans 101: the Healthy, Tasty and Cheap Way to Prepare Beans from Scratch

Today I’d like to share a few tips on how to cook dried beans from scratch. Let me say this loud and clear: I LOOOVE BEANS! I love them so much that the majority of the recipes I make at home feature some kind of beans. My tender feelings towards these protein-loaded gems have led me to devote today’s post to the secrets of their optimal preparation. First off: why … Read the rest of the post

Veggie-Loaded Vegan Enchiladas Recipe – a Plant-Based Dinner to Warm Your Soul!

Plant-based vegan enchilada recipe with potato and veggie filling

Today I’m sharing my delicious new veggie-loaded vegan enchiladas recipe that just might leave you licking your plate clean 🙂 Better yet, these enchiladas are plant-based, contain no added oil, and are very satisfying! I haven’t seen a lot of enchilada recipes that call for a potato-based filling, but lately I’ve been kind of obsessed with potatoes, so that’s what I’m using for the base of these enchiladas. You may … Read the rest of the post

Black Bean-Potato Stew with Kale

Vegan Oil-free Black Bean-Potato Stew with Kale

Just before we left Alabama, I made this black bean and potato stew on a night I was craving something warm and comforting with no added oil. This dish turned out to be one of those one-pot wonders that don’t require a lot of attention an can be prepared well within an hour. I usually add kale to soups and stews in the last couple minutes of cooking (or even as … Read the rest of the post

Eggplant Roll Ups with Black Bean-Potato Filling – Oil-Free Vegan Recipe

Eggplant roll ups are the kind of dish that looks quite fancy, yet can be made without putting in lots of effort. Today I’m sharing my vegan eggplant roll ups recipe that features a delicious and healthy potato-based stuffing, and can be easily made gluten-free by using tamari instead of soy sauce. I have to admit: not all of my recipe inventions come out great the first time I make … Read the rest of the post

Healthy Vegan Minestrone Soup with Kale

Healthy Vegan Minestrone Soup with Kale

Another heartwarming healthy vegan soup recipe is on today’s agenda. This vegan minestrone soup is as healthy as it gets, loaded with vegetables, beans, and lots of flavor. This version of minestrone soup is relatively simple and quick (don’t be scared by the long list of ingredients!), and you can customize it by using different vegetables and their amounts. FYI: In modern Italian language, there are three words that relate … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Cannellini Bean Soup and Cucumber-Tomato Salad

Easy vegan cannellini bean soup recipe

It would be wrong to assume that vegan food is somehow more complicated in its preparation than the regular omnivore grub. Enter this simple vegan cannellini bean soup: it’s quick, easy, filling, and oh so heartwarming – a perfect comfort food, I think! And if you pair it with a really simple cucumber-tomato salad as an appetizer, you’ve got a perfect late summer meal! Recently I was on a quest … Read the rest of the post