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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 […]

Vegan Sourdough Starter Biscuits in a cast iron skillet over a blush linen

Vegan Sourdough Starter Biscuits

These Vegan Sourdough Starter Biscuits are delectable. They bring joy to my home. The biscuit-mojo comes from the use of vegan buttermilk & activated sourdough starter. This is an easy overnight recipe. Most of the time making these from-scratch-biscuits is inactive. I love waking up and cutting last night’s dough […]

Amazing Creamy Vegan Biscuit Gravy

Amazing Creamy Vegan Biscuit Gravy

I’m a gravy person, and this Amazing Creamy Vegan Biscuit Gravy is freaking delicious. This stuff is rich & oh-so-creamy. It’s gravy magic. This gravy post is adapted from the gravy in Vegan Swedish Meatless Balls. What should you eat with this gravy? Anything Almost everything Whatever you put gravy […]