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A close up of easy no chicken vegan gravy

Amazing No-Chicken Vegan Gravy

This is an easy, smooth gravy ideal for Thanksgiving, holidays or anytime you just need gravy. Really good solid gravy, Amazing No-Chicken Vegan Gravy. This Gravy is amazing with: Classic Vegan Muffin Tin Stuffing Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes Tofu Scramble Hash Lentils & Veggie Shepherd’s Pie Anything that wants/needs gravy […]

Close up of maple pecans in a pan

Easy Stovetop Maple Pecans

These Easy Stovetop Maple Pecans are quick, a little sweet and a lot of yum. Maple Pecans are perfect for: A snack to set out around the holidays at gatherings Roasted Beet Salads Topping off your Baked Jewel Yams Garnish for Carrot Curry Soup or Butternut Squash Bisque Serving with […]

Vegan noacho cheese sauce in a glass bowl

Holy Grail Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce

Holy Grail Creamy Vegan Cheese Sauce gets made a lot. Usually, I make one batch and freeze half of it. When I first went vegan, I experimented with many mac and cheese “cheese” sauce recipes. Results were mixed, but nothing had really blown my mind. I was on a quest. […]

tri-colored Quinoa in a pot

Easy Quinoa

This is a basic, easy quinoa recipe post. Quinoa is super easy to make. You can purchase this seed, sometimes referred to as a grain, in the bulk section or pre-packaged from most grocers. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. The Incas believed it […]

Roasted red peppers, baked, steamed, peeled and ready to eat in a blue bowl

How to Oven Roast Red Peppers

This is a basics post demonstrating how to oven roast red peppers. Often, at the grocery store, I see beautiful jars of roasted red peppers with the skins removed packed in oil or water. This recipe makes beautiful vibrant red, flavor-packed peppers. Roasted red peppers provide a great pop of […]

Easy No Harm Sunflower Parm

For a smack you in the face amount of garlic and salt I recommend making Garlic Hemp Seed Parm a.k.a Garlic Shake. If you are subbing out parmesan used for Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce (Red Gravy) or any place you’d want a milder parm, I recommend this Easy No Harm Sunflower […]