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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 […]

Low-Oil Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli

Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli

This Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli is delightfully creamy and garlicky. Additionally, this stuff manages to be both super-rich and low in oil! It’s aioli magic. Enjoy Vegan Roasted Garlic Aioli With: Miso Eggplant & Red Onion Skewers toasted bread grilled veggies bowls with lettuce, chopped veggies, and chickpeas anything that […]

Chipotle Official Guac

Chipotle’s Official Guac Recipe

I go a little bonkers for Chipotle guac! This is Chipotle’s Official Guac Recipe. Yep, I am a guac on my vegan burrito plus more guac on the side kind of Chipotle customer. This guac recipe is easily my favorite thing about Chipotle. It’s a great place to eat vegan […]

Baked Oil-free Tortilla Chips

Easy Baked Oil-Free Tortilla Chips

This Easy Baked Oil-Free Tortilla Chips recipe is a fabulous, quick, and simple recipe to have in your arsenal. Do you remember the early part of the 90’s when everyone said all that and a bag of chips? Perhaps you’ve seen a re-run of ALF, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, […]

Orange-Rosemary Glazed Beets plated with orange slices mint leaves and macadamia ricotta

Orange-Rosemary Glazed Beets

These Orange-Rosemary Glazed Beets are decadent, flavorful, and wonderful to make ahead. They are delicious hot or cold, great as a side, in a salad or power bowl, or on crackers with Green Cashew-Fu Ricotta (a.k.a vegan cashew tofu ricotta) or Lux Vegan Macadamia Ricotta and Easy Stove Top Maple […]

Vegan Macadamia Nut Ricotta on a white plate topped with a basil leaf

Lux Vegan Macadamia Ricotta

Lux Vegan Macadamia Ricotta is an impressive, minimalist four-ingredient nut cheese. It’s super tasty on summer salads, spread on crackers, or wrapped up in salad wraps. I also recommend devouring it with glazed, roasted beets, artisan bread, or Rosemary Oven-Baked Sun-Dried Tomato Whole Flaxseed Crackers a.k.a. Flackers. Lux Vegan Macadamia […]

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

Banana Coconut Chia Pudding

This Banana Coconut Chia Pudding tastes like the delicious spawn of coconut cream pie and tapioca pudding. Chia pudding is delicious, nutritious and so easy to make. The only hard part is waiting overnight for the chia seeds plump up and become ready to eat pudding. I love this richness […]

Easy Vegan Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat

Easy Vegan Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat

This Easy Vegan Cauliflower Walnut Taco Meat is spicy, zesty, and simple to make. Once you’ve made it, you’ll be happy it’s around and ready to eat. This stuff: is health-forward, but you wouldn’t know it—it’s so good! makes a lot, keeps for up to a week in the fridge, […]