Hearty Vegan Chickpea and Shiitake Mushroom Soup Recipe

Hearty Chickpea and Shiitake Mushroom Soup Recipe

I’ve mentioned before that I could eat soup any time of the year, and I truly appreciate the fact that soup always makes great leftovers. Less time stressing over what to bring to work for lunch = happy and pleasant me. However, when I made this Chickpea and Shiitake Mushroom Soup the other day, I almost had to hide the soup pot after Rob and I had a couple bowls: it was … Read the rest of the post

Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup Recipe

Labor Day has passed, and you know what that means – fall recipes are beginning to pop up all over the blogosphere! Today I’d like to share with you the recipe for Tamarind and Kabocha Squash Soup that I recently came up with – but before you say to yourself, ‘Those ingredients sound way too fancy!’, bear with me for a minute: I’ve got some suggestions for easy substitutions down below. … Read the rest of the post

How to Replace Butter and Eggs in Vegan Baking and Not End Up with Cardboard: Vegan Kitchen Simplified Series

Replacing butter and eggs in vegan baking

Welcome to the third episode of Vegan Kitchen Simplified series! Today we are going to talk about replacing butter and eggs in vegan baking. I’ve always been a huge fan of homemade baked goods thanks to my mom: she used to bake delicious (but not vegan) treats all the time when I was little. As I got older, I embraced baking at home myself but rarely tried to experiment with unfamiliar recipes. … Read the rest of the post

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Burger Recipe

Ahh, the elusive Holy Grail of the perfect vegan burger… I’ve searched for you far and wide by making other people’s recipes and even experimenting myself a few times, but you just seem to laugh in my face and keep fleeing… …Until the other day it hit me: while it’s unlikely that a perfect vegan burger exists (I’m not talking about the store-bought burgers of the mystery-fake-meat variety), there’s no need … Read the rest of the post

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

How to Cook Dried Beans 101: the Healthy, Tasty and Cheap Way to Prepare 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. Beans spark creativity! (To make Mr. Bean Man here, I used chickpeas, blackeye peas, black lentils, mung, lima and … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan BBQ Chickpeas and Rice

Barbecue chickpeas and rice - an easy vegan dinner recipe

When I first decided to commit to a plant-based vegan diet, I came across lots of recipes that required this or that rather exotic ingredient that I didn’t have in my pantry. I don’t like having to make a trip to a health food store every time I find an interesting-looking recipe, so whenever I come across a dish that’s simple and easy to prepare, it just makes my day! … Read the rest of the post