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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 […]

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. […]

Instant Pot Turkish Red lentil Soup

Instant Pot Turkish Red Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Turkish Red Lentil Soup is hearty, delicious, and simple to make. It eats like a stew and freezes like a dream. I love making this soup in the fall and enjoying it with fresh baked sourdough bread. Instant Pot or stovetop both work If you don’t have an […]

Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto

This is a reduced oil adaptation of True Food Kitchen’s Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto, which is served in their Ancient Grains Bowl. This stuff is bold, bright, and vibrant. If you are detecting a pattern here—you’ve nailed it! These True Food Kitchen recipes will soon be rolled into one big adapted, […]

Instant Pot Ancient Grains

Instant Pot Ancient Grains

This hearty, delicious, and healthful Instant Pot Ancient Grains recipe is adapted from True Food Kitchen Ancient Grains recipe, which is cooked in the oven. These are the grains in the Ancient Grains Bowl served at TFK. This recipe might turn you into a vegan zombie—hungry for grains. Using the Instant […]

Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates

These decadent Easy Vegan Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates are inspired by Devils on Horseback and the many variations of the aforementioned I served while working in hip restaurants. I used to describe them to customers as “meat candy” and they were always a hit. I thought about trying to cutesy up the […]