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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 […]

Spring Rolls with Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu

Spring Rolls with Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu

There is an elegance to these Spring Rolls with Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu. Alive with mint, Thai basil and a spicy kick from the Sriracha tofu, these spring rolls are a sure-to-please healthy meal prep item or elevated salad-style appetizer for guests. Sometimes these are called salad rolls or summer rolls. […]

Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu on a bed of Thai Basil

Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu

A 3-ingredient sauce and some super-firm or extra-firm tofu create this simple, yet transcendent Oven-Baked Sriracha Tofu. This tofu is satisfying, spicy, and flavorful. We love it: In spring rolls served with peanut sauce On salads or in power bowls As spicy tofu fries or when you just want a […]

Vegan ricotta stuffed shells on a white plate with red sauce and garlic shake hempseed parm

No-Boil Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells In Red Sauce

As far as casseroles go, the ones in the lasagne family are my favorites. These No-Boil Vegan Ricotta Stuffed Pasta Shells In Red Sauce are impressive to vegans and non-vegans, adults and children. It’s a great make-ahead dish to serve for special occasions or when you want that ace-in-the-hole, smell […]

Oil-free Crab-less vegan salad with heart of palm served with Ritz Crackers inside an avocado "The Bell Jar"

Oil-Free Flaked Crab-less Vegan Salad

Oil-Free Flaked Crab-less Vegan Salad uses chickpeas, hearts of palm, and vegan oil-free mayo to create a crave-worthy base for lots of different go-to meals. Some great toppers for this recipe include: To recap, my favorite uses for Oil-Free Flaked Crab-less Vegan Salad: Mayonnaise This recipe uses Oil-free Mayo, this […]

Oil-free sliken tofu cashew mayo mayonnaise in a small jar on a table by Plant Test Kitchen

Oil-Free Vegan Mayo

This Oil-Free Vegan Mayo is easy to make, guilt-free and perfect in so many things. It definitely checks the mayo and Miracle Whip boxes for me. Store-bought vegan mayos taste a lot like mayo, but they are usually made of mostly oil. Here’s a great way to lose the oil […]

Vegan Broccoli Cheese soup in a white cup with toast

Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup

This Cheesy Vegan Broccoli Soup tastes very rich and sinful, but it’s actually a healthy soup. Don’t let the word healthy scare you off. It’s stealthy-healthy. The magic is in the chickpeas blended into the soup base. This soup is so yummy and so great to come home to on […]