5 Microwave-Friendly Vegan Recipes for Any Occasion. Vegan Kitchen Simplified Series.

I’m always fascinated by how people find my site through searching for various things online. The other day someone searched for ‘microwave-friendly vegan recipes’, and it got me thinking. There’s probably plenty of vegans who find themselves with a limited access to traditional kitchen appliances (say, in a hotel or a college dorm), or don’t want to fire up a stove on a hot summer day, etc. Thankfully, if you … Read the rest of the post

10 Homemade Oil-Free Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes: 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 … Read the rest of the post

How to Cook with No Oil: 8 Useful Tips. Vegan Kitchen Simplified Series.

I know it’s been a while since the last episode of the Vegan Kitchen Simplified series, but better late than never, right? Today I’d like to talk about the single thing that can improve your vegan diet from the health standpoint – cooking with no oil. Why would we want to cook with no oil, you may ask? In case you haven’t noticed, the subject of cooking with or without … 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 here … Read the rest of the post

5 Easy Vegan Office Lunch Ideas for Healthy Plant-Based Meals at Work

5 Easy Vegan Office Lunch Ideas

Today I’d like to share with you 5 vegan office lunch ideas that solve the permanent dilemma that I assume most vegans with full-time jobs have – what to eat at work for lunch? Going out to eat during a work day is not always an option, plus what should we do if we don’t have any leftovers from the night before to take to the office? These vegan/plant-based lunch … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Taco Salad Recipe with Chili and a Creamy Chipotle Dressing

Vegan taco salad recipe with creamy homemade chipotle dressing

This easy vegan taco salad has been our go-to recipe for nights when we want something healthy yet still loaded with tons of delicious Tex-Mex flavors. 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 … Read the rest of the post

Homemade is Better! 10 Delicious Ideas for Homemade Versions of Everyday Vegan Kitchen Staples

How to make homemade vegan staples

Cooking at home may be more labor-intensive than, say, picking up the phone and ordering takeout. But if we want to know exactly what goes into our meals, then making our own food at home is the way to go. Plus, let’s not forget that homemade food is always better! 🙂 This is why today I’d like to share a list of 10 homemade vegan kitchen staples that not only … 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

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