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Silky Spanish Farmhouse Gazpacho in a big jar and a small jar with Thai Basil

Silky Spanish Farmhouse Gazpacho

I learned and ate so many delicious things while working at the Spanish Tapas Restaurant. Until I had Silky Spanish Farmhouse Gazpacho, I used to think eating gazpacho was like eating a bowl of cold, chunky salsa without chips. I was way off—this gazpacho is smooth, refreshing, and tangy. At […]

Personal Pizzas with Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust

Personal Pizzas with Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust

These Personal Pizzas with Quinoa Flatbread Pizza Crust are tasty and easy to customize. I am pleasantly surprised by the springiness of the crust. Quinoa continues to amaze me. Even NASA is down with quinoa. Cornmeal dusted on the pizza baking sheet helps make this crust easy to handle. Too […]

Lemon Kale-Basil Pesto in a glass bowl with basil, lemon, garlic and kale

Lemon Kale-Basil Pesto

This Lemon Kale-Basil Pesto is zesty and lemony. It’s so lemony that if you taste it right out of the food processor you might make a sour-pucker face. This isn’t one of those dance around in the kitchen eating it by the spoonful kinds of sauces like the Vegan Garlic […]

Vegan Garden Veggie Cream Cheese in a small jar

Vegan Garden Veggie Cream Cheese

This Vegan Garden Veggie Cream Cheese is my favorite cream cheese. Its cashew cheese base is tangy. Its tiny match-stick diced carrots and thinly sliced scallions add fresh, delicate flavors and textures. I have happy memories of eating garden veggie cream cheese on toasted bagels from Bruegger’s when I was […]

Homemade vegan gnocchi floating to the top of the pot

Homemade Vegan Gnocchi

I love Homemade Vegan Gnocchi. The secret to these dreamy little pillows of goodness is in using rock salt to dry out the potatoes when baking. When I was a gnocchi making beginner, I often made gnocchi dough that was too wet. Live and learn. Homemade Vegan Gnocchi pairs well […]

Creamy Silken Chocolate Vegan Pudding in a glass cup on a white plate with red raspberries and a spoon

Creamy Silken Chocolate Vegan Pudding

I’ve been making all of the puddings lately. This Creamy Silken Chocolate Vegan Pudding is my absolute favorite. I’ve been a fan of the avocado chocolate puddings, but I find a certain amount of ripeness with the avocado can throw off the flavor and make the presence of avocado a […]

Massaged Kale Ribbon Vegan Caesar Salads on white chilled plates

Massaged Kale Ribbon Vegan Caesar Salad

Sometimes I just really want to dive into a big salad. I feel you, Elaine. This Massaged Kale Ribbon Vegan Caesar Salad is the big salad I want. It’s decadent, satisfying, and can be made ahead or without too much hassle on the fly. This salad is: Made with oil-free dressingEasily modified […]

Creamy Vegan Caesar Dressing

Oil-Free Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

This Creamy Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing is rich, zesty, and dreamy. Did I mention that it’s super easy? You simply stir it together in a jar or mug. No blender, no food processor. Spelling Caesar makes my brain hurt. Spelling Caesar is tricky, but making this glorious Caesar dressing is […]

High-Altitude Homemade Vegan cornbread muffins stacked on a white plate

High-Altitude Homemade Oil-Free Vegan Cornbread

Whipped aquafaba creates the heavenly texture of this crave-able Homemade High-Altitude Oil-Free Vegan Cornbread. This recipe can be made at high-altitude or sea-level and gluten-free. This cornbread is fabulous on its own or served with: Earth Balance or your favorite vegan butter Maple Syrup Vegan Chili Hormel’s is labeled vegetarian, it’s […]