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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vegan Alfredo on rotini green pasta wit red peppers and garlic shake on a white plate

Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce

This low-ingredient Vegan Garlic Alfredo Sauce is creamy, rich, and game-changing. The best part is that you don’t get that weighed-down feeling you might remember from a traditional dairy-based Alfredo. I can’t help myself. Every time I think about Alfredo, I think about The Olive Garden. Then I think about The Olive Garden commercial sketch from Mad TV […]

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 […]

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto

Zesty Avocado Pistachio Pesto is not the first recipe I’ve used pistachios and avocado in. Friends, it won’t be my last. I’ve also got a recipe for Herbed Avocado Aioli because pistachios and avocados do great things together. Have It Your Way This recipe is a good base or guide […]

Mom's Spaghetti Sauce Red Gravy Vegan

Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce (Red Gravy)

Every time I make Mom’s Spaghetti Sauce a.k.a. Red Gravy, I’m reminded of two things simultaneously. Those two things don’t actually have anything to do with each other. My mom making this sauce, smelling the house up good, which inspired this vegan-ized version. The Godfather Trilogy. Part II is my […]