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Favorite Green Power juice in glass jars with gold glass straws

Favorite Green Power Juice

This is my Favorite Green Power Juice. It may take time with green juice before your taste buds adapt and you crave it. Be careful, you might become a freak—the kind of vampiric freak who thirsts for the rich, green nectar of things that grow in people’s gardens. Yep, your […]

Classic Vegan Pasta Salad

Vegan Classic Pasta Salad

Vegan Classic Pasta Salad is one of my favorite picnic/pot luck foods to eat in the summer. I’m from the midwest and I love how loose midwesterners are about salads. You know, potato salad, pistachio fluff salad (a.k.a. watergate salad), and all kinds of tasty, sometimes strange salads that don’t […]

Lux Oil-free Vegan Sriracha Mayo

Lux Oil-free Vegan Sriracha Mayo is scrumdiddlyumptious & easy to make. The secret to the lux-richness is using more cashews than I use in my Oil-Free Vegan Mayo. The use of extra cashews makes this more like an aioli and less like Miracle Whip. If you just want to make […]

Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Rich Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing

Rich Creamy Vegan Ranch Dressing is delicious, oil-free and made with mostly pantry ingredients. When I went vegan back in 2016, discovering this vegan ranch made me so very happy. I dig ranch! I’m from the midwest—it’s practically a food group. I’m one of those dip my sweet potato fries […]

Marinated Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Marinated Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts are lemony & hearty. Made with only a few ingredients, these are fabulous to make-ahead because they marinate overnight. Marinades are fun & easy I love marinating things. I especially love overnight marinades. Put some stuff in a big Ziplock bag, toss it, and cook it […]

Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Garlic Parm

Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Garlic Parm

Roasted Broccoli with Vegan Garlic Parm is an easy side and a great addition to bowls. I often cover roasted veggies in this lively 5-Minute Garlic Hemp Seed Parm a.k.a. Garlic Shake. In this recipe the Vegan Garlic Parm is the Garlic Shake. I can’t even remember what life was […]

Vegan Mint Cilantro Chutney (Hari Chutney) in a small jar

Mint Cilantro Chutney (Hari Chutney)

This Mint Cilantro Chutney (Hari Chutney) is bright & refreshing, and quick & easy. I love recipes when all you need to do is throw some stuff in the food processor to make something fresh and tasty. Enjoy this versatile chutney with Easy Vegan Potato & Pea Samosas from Whole […]

Easy Seasoned Mushroom Mince

Easy Seasoned Mushroom Mince

This Easy Seasoned Mushroom Mince is a fabulous way to add a meaty component to your meals. This stuff is a low-ingredient, natural alternative to store-bought vegan meat substitutes. Enjoy Easy Seasoned Mushroom Mince with pasta & Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce over Vegan Sourdough Starter Biscuits & Amazing Creamy Vegan […]

Lemon Garlic Sautéed Spinach on a white plate on a glass table

Lemon Garlic Sautéed Spinach

This savory and satisfying Lemon Garlic Sautéed Spinach is easy, quick, and low ingredient. It’s also a tasty way to use up some spinach that is a little wilted and not as fresh as you’d want in a salad. Enjoy Lemon Garlic Sautéed Spinach with pasta & Vegan Garlic Alfredo […]