Tried And True Recipes Series #3: Comfort Food Edition! 5 Recipes From All Over The Vegan Blogosphere

Hi all! It’s time for another episode in the Tried and True Recipes series, this time it’s all about comfort foods! Fall is in full swing, and I find myself craving foods with rich, complex flavors. In case you think that finding those on a low-fat, plant-based diet is a challenge, I’m going to show you that it’s not hard at all: the recipes below hit the spot without containing … Read the rest of the post

New Recipe: Barbecue Portobello Sandwich with Roasted Rosemary Fries

I think we all can agree that sometimes it’s nice to dig our teeth into a good burger, especially if it’s served with a side of delicious, crispy French fries. Thankfully, being vegan doesn’t mean forever depriving yourself of this simple pleasure: there are more vegan burger recipes on the internet than my fingers could ever count (I’ve shared my recipes for Black Bean Tempeh and Sweet Potato Chickpea burgers … Read the rest of the post

High-Protein Vegan Chili with Sweet Potatoes and TVP

Since we are about to embark on a cross-country move from Alabama to Washington state, lately I’ve been trying to cook through all of the dried and canned food in my pantry. Okay, maybe not all – it’s unlikely that I’ll go through about 10 pounds of dried beans of all sorts, but at least I’m trying! With all these beans in my pantry, it seems only logical to make a big pot … 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

Easy Recipe: Vegan Lentil Soup with Cauliflower and Rice

Hearty vegan lentil soup recipe with cauliflower and rice

Today i’d like to share my vegan lentil soup recipe that’s quickly become one of my family’s favorite soup recipes for the chilly times of the year. Not long ago Rob and I were returning home late at night after a day trip. This was just a few hours before the entire Gulf Coast area was hit with an ice storm, so the temperature outside was rapidly dropping. Rob said … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Warm Potato Salad Recipe with Spinach and Chickpeas

Vegan warm potato salad recipe

I make it no secret that potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables: I cook them in different ways a few times a week, and I’ve featured a number of recipes with potatoes on my blog in the past. Today’s vegan warm potato salad recipe is quite simple, requires only one pan (less cleanup!), and is almost impossible to mess up! As you see, this is not your typical mayo-laden … Read the rest of the post

Smoky Southern-style Slow Cooker Vegan Collard Greens Recipe

Classic vegan Southern collard greens recipe

This time of the year in the United States, we are reminded from every direction about the Southern tradition of eating collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day to bring in good luck and financial stability with us into the rest of the year. Today I’m sharing my slow cooker vegan collard greens recipe with you to help your new year start off right! Since I’m a Russian who’s only … 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

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

Vegan Stuffed Italian Rice Balls: How I Veganized My Husband’s Family Recipe for Thanksgiving

Vegan stuffed Italian rice balls recipe

Did everyone have fun this Thanksgiving? We sure did! This was our first Thanksgiving since going vegan. As if this wasn’t challenging enough, we also traveled to our friends’ house in Panama City Beach, Fla. What was the challenge, you might ask? Well, I had to make sure my husband and I had plenty of vegan food choices at the overall non-vegan Thanksgiving table our friends were planning to have. To make … Read the rest of the post