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

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

New Side Dish Recipe: Vegan Gingered Broccoli & Cauliflower

Oh my, so much has happened in the past few days! The biggest change of all (at least for me) is that I’ve just started a new job – yes, something other than tending to this blog like it’s my full-time occupation 🙂 Am I excited? Of course! I mean, it’s going to be great to be out of the house and around other people, especially since I was beginning … 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

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

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

Virtual Vegan Potluck, November 2013: My Favorite Recipes, Plus It’s Time to Cast Your Vote!

For those of you who missed it, on Saturday, November 16, almost 150 food blogs were united in an online event called Virtual Vegan Potluck. Each blog submitted a delicious vegan recipe for us to try out. All recipes formed eight categories, from appetizers to salads to breads to main dishes to desserts. Didn’t get a chance to check it out? No worries, because the potluck is going to stay down this link indefinitely, so you … Read the rest of the post

Classic Russian Borscht Recipe, Veganized

I am superexcited to be participating in my first Virtual Vegan Potluck – an online event that unites over a hundred food blogs in an awesome chain of all-vegan recipes, from appetizers to beverages to entrees to desserts! VVPs happen twice a year, and for this month’s event on November 16, my blog is being featured in the Soups category. Welcome Virtual Vegan Potluckers! I’m so glad you’ve stopped by my … Read the rest of the post

How to Make Easy and Cheap Homemade Veggie Broth: a Step-by-Step Tutorial

I’ve got a confession. Until recently, whenever a recipe I was making called for vegetable broth or water, I almost always used water because I just didn’t have any homemade veggie broth around the house. Did the flavor of my dishes suffer? Probably, but I didn’t know since I’ve never made those dishes with the broth before. Why didn’t I have any broth? Two reasons: 1. I did’t want to … Read the rest of the post

Kale and Cannellini Bean Salad

Vegan salad with kale and cannellini beans

I just love the combination of kale and beans, and find it extremely versatile, both for cold and warm dishes. They can be combined (along with other ingredients) in soups, stews, pasta dishes, salads – whatever your imagination suggests! Today I’d like to share a recipe for this lovely salad that I mentioned the other day. I like to eat it for lunch every now and then: This salad is … Read the rest of the post