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Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes ~ Mushroom & Leek Pasta

Sometimes you see a recipe online and you just have to have it. That’s what happened with today’s recipe, I was scrolling on Facebook and came across a delicious looking vegan pasta recipe that was pretty simple with mushrooms and leeks. The photos were fantastic and mouthwatering and I knew as soon as I made my next trip to the market, this dish would be going right in my belly.

And here we are with a belly full of leeks and mushrooms.

The good thing about this recipe is that it is super easy to make which means that it doesn’t take a long time to make.

This is an easy vegan recipe with just 7 ingredients, or maybe a few more depending on what kinds of herbs and spices you need to make your tastebuds sing. Either way it is so easy and so flavorful that your friends or family will think you spent at least an hour in the kitchen!

So, let’s get to it.

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Posted in Asian Food, Bowls, Indian, International vegan cuisine, Plant Based, Vegan

Oyster Mushroom Vegan Mujadara Recipe

Mujadara is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for vegans looking to expand your culinary knowledge or to simply tickle your tastebuds. I love trying out new recipes from around the world because it’s fun to veganize them and then I get to experiment with new herbs and spices in all kinds of other dishes.

Made with golden lentils, wild rice, and oyster mushrooms, this easy vegan recipe is full of flavor and nutrition. The addition of ginger, garlic, onion and turmeric give it a warm and comforting taste that is sure to please.

You can use a variety of vegan meat alternatives to make this dish include tofu, vegan beef strips or even beans. The choice is yours!

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Posted in Bar Food, International vegan cuisine, Italian, Plant Based, Vegan

Vegan Junk Food! ~ Naturli’ Vegan Kebab’ish Pizza

I found another new vegan food product! Today it’s pizza. It was pizza last time too, wasn’t it? Who knows, let’s just go with it because it’s vegan pizza and there’s never enough good vegan pizza in the world.

Today’s pizza, called “Kebab’ish,” is a unique twist on a classic dish, featuring a kebab-inspired flavor profile and all vegan ingredients.

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Posted in Asian Food, Bowls, International vegan cuisine, oil free vegan recipes, Plant Based, Salads, Vegan

Easy Vegan Lunch Recipes ~ Vegan Cowboy Sushi Salad Bowl

Many of you have seen my Sushi Salad Bowl Recipe, or the Vegan Sushi Salad and it’s been a pretty big hit, which I’m super stoked about so thank you. But recently I wanted the same salad but…with a twist.

Know what I mean?

I have this problem often. I’ll create a recipe that I LOVE and then I’ll have it a few times, and after that it kind of loses its luster and I’m ready to improve on it, move on and turn it into something else. And that’s how today’s vegan lunch recipe got started.

Vegan Cowboy Sushi Salad Bowl wasn’t necessarily a spark of an idea from me out of thin air, but I wanted pickled ginger and soy sauce and wasabi but I also wanted something warm. So here we are.

Tell me below, what’s your favorite vegan salad to remix?

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Posted in Bowls, Grains, International vegan cuisine, oil free vegan recipes, Vegan

Vegan Jerk Chicken Recipe

I’ve been trying for a while now to figure out a way to make a vegan Jerk recipe that tastes authentic and delicious, without compromising the deep flavors and the spice.

Tofu works but you have to marinade it for a long time, which is a totally viable option but I work for myself as a ghostwriter and author and sometimes I get sucked into the writing cave and only pop my head out when its time for dinner. For tofu that idea is no bueno as it requires a much longer marinade period.

So I did some digging. And some scouring looking for the right vegan jerk chicken recipe and what did I do? What any good researcher would, I compiled them together to come up with something that’s spicy and delicious with the authentic Jerk flavor.

So let’s see how my vegan jerk chicken turned out!

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Posted in International vegan cuisine, oil free vegan recipes, Sides, Vegan

Vegan Soul Food Recipes ~ Vegan BBQ, Baked Sweet Potatoes & Greens

Soul food is a traditional cuisine that is steeped in history and culture. It’s a cuisine that has been passed down through generations and is known for its rich and comforting flavors. However, traditional soul food often relies heavily on meat and dairy products, making it difficult for vegans to enjoy. But, with a few simple substitutions and a little bit of creativity, it’s easy to create a vegan soul food Sunday dinner that is just as satisfying as the original. And healthier!

It doesn’t matter if you’re from the United States or anywhere else in this world, you can enjoy a traditional albeit vegan, soul food dinner.

The key to creating delicious vegan soul food recipes is creativity! Think up your favorite 3 or 4 vegan soul food dishes and then think about how you can veganize it. Really, it’s all about the seasoning that you use whether you have barbecue vegan chicken or vegan ribs. Just think about it and let today’s recipes guide you.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, vegan soul food recipes aren’t just for Sunday dinner!

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Posted in Bar Food, oil free vegan recipes, Plant Based, Vegan

Spicy & Sweet Cauliflower Bites

When it comes to one of my favorite bar foods, buffalo anything comes to mind. Whether it is a buffalo dipping sauce for my fries, buffalo tofu bites or the much beloved cauliflower wings, I am a sucker for buffalo sauce. Vegan cauliflower wings are a great Friday night recipe, poker night bites or pretty much anytime you want to feed a crowd.

In my quest to enjoy my favorite vegan recipes without breaking the calorie bank, today I’ve baked the spicy cauliflower bites so I don’t have to skimp on the sauce!

These bites are they a tasty and satisfying, but they’re also healthier than their deep fried cousins.

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Posted in Casseroles, Grains, Pasta, Plant Based, Sauces & Creams, Vegan

Vegan Comfort Food ~ Vegan Broccoli Mac & Cheese

There’s nothing quite like a warm, comforting bowl of vegan mac and cheese on a cold winter day. Not only is it delicious and satisfying, but it’s also a great way to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet. Broccoli is and has always been one of my favorite vegetables and this vegan dinner recipe is a staple in our house, but you can add cauliflower, carrots or any other vegetable that tickles your fancy.

One of the great things about vegan comfort food is that it can be just as indulgent and creamy as its non-vegan counterparts, but without the negative health consequences. By using plant-based ingredients like nuts, seeds, and vegetables, you can create rich and flavorful dishes that are much lower in saturated fat and cholesterol than traditional comfort foods.

One of my favorite vegan comfort food recipes is vegan mac and cheese with broccoli and garlic. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it’s also loaded with nutrients thanks to the addition of broccoli. Plus, the garlic adds a nice depth of flavor and helps to boost the immune system.

What is your go to vegan comfort food recipe?

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Posted in International vegan cuisine, Italian, oil free vegan recipes, Pasta, Plant Based, Sauces & Creams, Vegan

Vegan Stuffed Pasta Shells with Silken Tofu Ricotta

Happy 2023!!!

Show of hands, who loves pasta? The easy answer is just about everyone except one girl I’ve known since I was a kid!

One of the pasta dishes I haven’t thought about in a long time is stuffed pasta shells. Back in the day I used to love it, bursting with bubbly cheese and a thick tomato sauce–usually from a can–I couldn’t get enough of it. But then as the years went by, I kind of forgot about it for years and years and years.

Until recently (well not so recently but these suckers aren’t easy to find in Europe) when I found myself watching some non-vegan cooking show and what did I see? Stuffed pasta shells. I looked everywhere, at all the grocery stores in town, even online and there was nothing.

Then one day at Lidl, which does a fantastic job of bringing in specialty items from week to week, I saw a giant bag of pasta shells. Score!

I still had a box of silken tofu in the fridge for just this purpose so I knew what would happen, and SOON.

So, if you’re looking for a delicious and easy vegan twist on the classic stuffed pasta shells recipe, look no further! This recipe uses silken tofu as a substitute for ricotta cheese, and is filled with flavorful vegetables such as spinach, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers. Plus, the addition of tomato paste adds a rich and savory depth to the filling.

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Posted in Cheese, Plant Based, Sandwiches, Vegan

Smoked Tofu, Vegan Gouda & Cranberry Sauce Sandwich ~ Delicious Vegan Sandwich Recipes

Are you looking for a delicious and easy vegan lunch option? Look no further! This smoked tofu, vegan Gouda, and homemade cranberry sauce sandwich is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be customized to your taste preferences.

You don’t have to use smoked tofu, in fact you can use any vegan meat alternative you choose. But I was browsing online and came across a non-vegan dish that was very similar to this and jogged a few nostalgic memories and I knew I would make a vegan version, especially since I was looking for a new vegan recipe to use with the fresh cranberries. Gotta make the most of them while they’re in season, right?

Take some time to find a sandwich bread of your choice, because bread is very important when it comes to making a proper vegan sandwich.

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