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High-altitude vegan small-batch brownies

Small-Batch High-Altitude Vegan Brownies

These Small-Batch High-Altitude Vegan Brownies are everything I want in a brownie. It took many test batches to get here. I’m so happy to share this with you! Thank you to Cathy, who sent an email inquiring about a high-altitude vegan brownie recipe—I hope this helps! The Journey I made […]

High-Altitude Oven Brown Rice

High-Altitude Oven Brown Rice

This easy High-Altitude Oven Brown Rice is fluffy and fully cooked without water left behind. Recently when making Vegan Swedish Meatless Balls I made the wild rice in the oven—it was fabulous. This High-Altitude Oven Brown Rice preparation is equally fabulous! High-altitude rice fails The lower boiling point at high-altitude can […]

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. Enjoy them solo or dipped […]

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 Chimichurri-Gremolata Sauce

This smack-you-with-flavor Oil-Free Chimichurri-Gremolata Sauce is wonderfully intense. Yep. It had been too long since I’d posted yet another green sauce. Hybrid This sauce isn’t quite a chimichurri because it’s oil-free. It’s not really a straight gremolata either because it’s blended until smooth. It’s a little bit of both. Two […]

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 […]