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overnight chia breakfast pudding

This creamy, chocolaty, overnight chia-oat pudding is my latest obsession. It’s so delicious and healthy, yet it’s like having dessert for breakfast! Feel free to add your favorite berries and toppings the next day. I love the combination of chocolate, bananas, and blueberries. for two servings: 1 small, ripe banana, mashed 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa…

crunchy teriyaki bbq cauliflower “wings”

Hello there! Here’s another amazing vegan recipe I developed. SO good in place of the traditional greasy, unhealthy, fatty chicken wings. An absolutely stellar party appetizer. Great for game day!   1 large head cauliflower 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 Tablespoon garlic powder 1 Tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2…

Creamy Thai Peanut Soup {vegan}

My daughter, Andie, recently went vegan. I am beyond proud and SO happy. I don’t even know what else to say. I’m surprised and delighted that my low key vegan preachyness (is that a word?) got through to someone. Honestly, most of the time I feel like a caricature of myself while explaining why I…

creamy veggie pot pie soup {vegan}

I was craving pot pie yesterday. That creamy, gravy-like filling in a buttery crust. Yum! But how to recreate it now that I’m vegan? I had to get to work in the kitchen. Time to develop a recipe to satisfy the craving. I also wanted to make something easy enough to pass as a weeknight…

vegan bulgogi + easy steamed bao buns

I was inspired to make this dish after enjoying vegan bulgogi at a restaurant on our last vacation. They served theirs in corn tortillas and topped the tacos with chunks of avocado. It was delicious, but I decided to make my own version and use more traditional toppings. I also wanted to develop a recipe…

creamy mexican street corn salad {elotes}

This is one of those salads I could make all summer long and never get tired of it. It’s slightly sweet corn crunch blends well with the fresh flavors of cilantro and veggies, and I added smoked paprika for a little depth. Some may want to top their salad with fried bacon crumbles and crumbled…

creamy pumpkin tortellini

Mmmmmm! Cheesy tortellini pasta topped with a creamy, slightly spicy pumpkin sauce and crunchy walnuts! This easy, healthy recipe is a great way to welcome autumn and the upcoming school year. It goes together quickly and is perfect for busy days! Note: To make this recipe vegan, simply substitute your favorite pasta for the cheese…

crispy seitan cutlets

Have you ever tried making seitan? (aka “wheat meat.”) It’s this amazing, vegan protein that’s created by combining vital wheat gluten with other savory ingredients. Sometimes it’s boiled, sometimes it’s steamed, and sometimes it’s baked. In this case it’s pan-fried. Vital wheat gluten is high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and low in fat and…

taco chicken salad

A wonderful twist on your average chicken salad! This yummy recipe can easily be converted to a vegan dish by substituting “chicken” seitan for the chicken, and vegan cream cheese for the chevre. I thought it would be fun to serve this up on grilled corn tortillas for true Mexican flavor. So good and such…

coconut tempeh chickpea curry

I love recipes like this because they’re easy, healthy, delicious, and versatile. Feel free to substitute broccoli or cauliflower in place of the asparagus, or add all three. Throw in some carrots too, if that sounds good to you. The possibilities are endless.  *Note: You’ll notice the instructions say to not rinse the chickpeas. The…