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vegan spinach & artichoke dip in a white square casserole dish

Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip

This Vegan Spinach & Artichoke Dip brings back memories! I remember many happy hours in my 20s with Spinach & Artichoke Dip. It usually involved a tummy ache, but not this time! This vegan version is much healthier, but it legit reminds me of the real deal. This is a […]

Orange colored Vegan curried coconut carrot soup topped with green cliantro leaves swirled with coconut milk in a white bowl on a glass table with a spoon and small white plate with a wedge of lime next to it.

Curried Coconut Carrot Soup

This vibrant Curried Coconut Carrot Soup is alive with spice while being both creamy and savory. Since we use unsweetened coconut milk, it doesn’t lean sweet. The flavor stays balanced, yet decadent.
As a bonus—it’s a fun food alliteration. This soup, as with most curried things, is better if it sits in the fridge overnight, allowing time for spices to marry and open[…]

Crispy Roasted Vegan Garlic Potatoes on a roasting sheet with ketchup

Crispy Roasted Vegan Garlic Potatoes

These Crispy Roasted Vegan Garlic Potatoes are wonderfully crispy and infused with garlic. Potatoes are vegan. However, most crispy potato recipes involve duck fat. The method of boiling the potatoes in baking soda and salt before roasting has French roots; it makes the potatoes crispy. Garlic Infused Oil If you […]

Amazing vegan mushroom gravy in a white cup

Amazing Vegan Mushroom Gravy

I dig gravy—when I want rich, hearty gravy with mushrooms in it, I make this Amazing Vegan Mushroom Gravy. This recipe is easy, minimalist, and delicious. If you would like to make vegan gravy without mushrooms, try this Amazing No-Chicken Vegan Gravy. Sometimes I make both gravies because I can’t […]

Green Oil-Free Chimichuri-Gremolata Sauce in a tiny jar

Oil-Free Chimichuri-Gremolata Sauce

This smack-you-with-flavor Oil-Free Chimichuri-Gremolata Sauce is wonderfully intense. Yep. It had been too long since I’d posted yet another green sauce. If you like this sauce you might also like Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto Lemon Kale-Basil Pesto Quick Spanish Romesco Sauce Oil-Free Vegan Mayo Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli Vegan Garlic […]

Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain)

Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No-Drain)

This recipe for Vegan Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes is so easy it’s shocking. That’s right—creamy, glorious mashed potatoes, made in your Instant Pot. If you are making a bunch of other food, you can set your Instant Pot up and make these out of the way of the feast-making action. […]

Vegan No-Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan No-Chicken Noodle Soup

I make Vegan No-Chicken Noodle Soup when I’m cold or tired and I want something warm and cozy. It’s the perfect comfort food. I don’t miss the pieces of chicken usually found in chicken noodle soup. Before going vegan, I used to avoid the chicken bits, leave them behind in […]

Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing on a salad with avocado, sprouts sriracha tofu, tomatoes and pumpkin seeds in a white bowl on a glass table

Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing

This Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing is zesty, vibrant and brings liveliness to my salads. I’ve had this style dressing on side salads at Japanese restaurants and I love it. I’m so happy I can have this yummy dressing at home! Enjoy this dressing in salads & bowls with mixed greens […]

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

Easy Vegan Apple Crisp

I love my mom’s Apple Crisp! It was effortless to convert her recipe into Easy Vegan Apple Crisp. This recipe is low ingredient, decadent, and smells divine while it’s baking. Do you like apples? I recommend using tart or a mix of tart and non-tart apples. I’ve made this with […]

Slow-Roasted Zesty Greek Lemon Potatoes

These Slow-Roasted Zesty Greek Lemon Potatoes have an elevated restaurant-quality that reminds me of an expensive brunch or dinner out. The lemon flavor is addictive and refreshing. They are fluffy, yellow pillows of zesty goodness. Make these potatoes when you want some wicked-tasty potatoes and you feel like having the oven on to warm your house. […]