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

New Breakfast Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin-Carrot Pancakes

Hi all! I have a new breakfast recipe for you today – delicious vegan pumpkin-carrot pancakes that make a perfect weekend breakfast this time of the year. Pumpkin is a no-brainer for just about any recipe in the fall, but I also decided to add shredded carrots to these pancakes to take the fiber and nutrient content to the next level. I originally planned on publishing today’s post earlier in … Read the rest of the post

The Quirks of Whidbey Island: Our Weekend Adventures, Plus The Traffic Light Lentil Stew Recipe

Easy lentil dal recipe

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since we moved to the Washington state! Almost every day we get a chance to see how different the Pacific Northwest is from our previous home in the Southeastern US (Alabama, to be exact), and to be honest, we love it so far! From the overall laid-back, almost hippie vibe of Whidbey Island, our current dwelling, to the breathtaking views that open up every … Read the rest of the post

5 Easy Plant-Based Dinner Recipes I’ve Been Making while Waiting for My Kitchen Supplies to Travel across the Country.

As much as I’d like to think about myself as not very attached to the conveniences of modern day life, every now and then life proves to me the opposite. Upon realizing this, I often feel very embarrassed that a minute ago I might have been stressing my head off over something that wasn’t worth it at all. You probably know from my previous posts that my husband Rob and … Read the rest of the post

10 Tried-and-True Vegan Dinner Recipes that I Make Over and Over Again

10 tried and true vegan dinner recipes

Hi everyone! For today’s post, I’ve put together a list of 10 tried-and-true vegan dinner recipes that I’ve made many times, and truly enjoy every time I make them. When I first made a switch to a plant-based/vegan diet, I was a little overwhelmed by the necessity to replace all of the recipes in my pre-vegan dinner rotation with a completely new recipe lineup. Thankfully, I soon discovered that Pinterest was … 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