Best Vegan Ricotta Cheese Recipe with Cashews and Almonds

Soy-free vegan ricotta cheese recipe

Any vegan who used to love cheese in their pre-vegan days would probably agree that ricotta cheese has a special place in the cheese hierarchy. It’s an important “building block” of so many delicious Italian-inspired dishes like lasagna, stuffed shells, all kinds of pastas, etc. So what does one do about ricotta when they go vegan? Look for a perfect vegan ricotta cheese recipe, of course! Today I’m excited to … Read the rest of the post

Our Vegan Thanksgiving Recap: Recipe Hits and Misses

I thought of beginning this post with ‘I can’t believe Thanksgiving has already passed!’, but looking at the amount of holiday leftovers that have overrun our fridge in the past week, I can’t help but believe that Thanksgiving 2014 is already behind us. So today I decided to post a recap of all of the delicious, cruelty-free vegan Thanksgiving recipes both Rob and I made to celebrate this holiday. This year, it was … Read the rest of the post

Easy Vegan Pasta Primavera Recipe

Easy vegan pasta primavera recipe

The other day I was making this vegan Pasta Primavera for dinner when it hit me: this dish embodies everything I believe vegan food should be – easy, quick to make, tasty and healthy – so it would be unfair to not share this recipe here on the blog! In fact, I’ve been making some variation of this pasta quite regularly because this recipe always saves the day whenever I’m too … Read the rest of the post

Vegan Bruschetta Pasta – the Quickest Dinner Recipe I’ve Ever Made (A Great Dinner Before a Running Race Too!)

We’ve all been there: after a long, busy day making an elaborate, time-consuming meal sometimes is the last thing we want to do. This is when a dish like today’s vegan bruschetta pasta comes in very handy. Not only is it easy to make, it’s also light and filling, and can be easily prepared with no oil! To say that this recipe for bruschetta pasta is quick to make is an understatement. … Read the rest of the post

How to Make Vegan Sausage at Home: a Recipe Review from Happy Herbivore Cookbook

Today I’m going to do something I haven’t done previously on my blog: I’m going to review someone else’s recipe, namely the recipe for Spicy Vegan Sausage from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes by Lindsay S. Nixon. I’ve mentioned this cookbook a few times before for a good reason: I’m a big fan of Lindsay’s simple and tasty recipes that call for everyday ingredients, and … Read the rest of the post

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe, Curried or Italian-Style

Recipe for easy roasted butternut squash

Roasted butternut squash is one of my favorite side dishes during the cooler time of the year. It complements just about any vegan dinner very nicely. So today I’m sharing my simple roasted butternut squash recipe that can be made two ways: curried or Italian-style. Butternut squash is naturally on the sweeter side, and the flavor and texture falls somewhere in between sweet potatoes and pumpkin. However, it’s less starchy … Read the rest of the post

More Holiday Running Streak: Weeks 4 & 5 (Days 19-32), Plus How I Managed to Keep Running Every Day and Eat Vegan While Traveling

Christmas morning in Huntington, NY Wow, I can’t believe how fast the last couple of weeks flew by! As I continued my Holiday Running Streak making sure to run daily for at least a mile (usually more), I also got a chance to get out of my comfort zone during our trip to New Jersey and New York for Christmas to visit my husband’s family. What was so “out of … 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

Easy Vegan Kale Pesto Recipe with Cashews

Dairy-free pesto recipe with kale and cashews

Pesto is one of those delicious and versatile Italian condiments that can brighten up any dish, from sandwiches and wraps to pastas and soups. This vegan kale pesto recipe yields a delicious pesto bursting with flavor and packed with healthy nutrients. The classic pesto recipe calls for pine nuts and parmesan cheese. I’m one of those people who doesn’t tolerate pine nuts very well, so I was pleasantly surprised to … Read the rest of the post