Snacks and SidesPure Plant-Based Joy
You can make crispy air-fried vegetables with no oil if you have good seasoning. Serve tasty snacks as finger food, sides or toppers for soup and salad. A micro-spritz of avocado oil improves the crunch factor.
Turn basic and boring vegetables into high demand centerpieces. The spicy kale sauté sauce layers all five tastes: spicy, sweet, salty, sour and umami.
This basic tofu scramble has the same light texture, and protein of a scrambled egg, and superior flavor. It’s delicious. Eat it plain, add veggies to make a breakfast scramble, wrap into a burrito with some black beans and spinach, or crumble over stir-fried rice or miso soup.
Salad wraps turn messy, boring vegetables into portable, nutrient dense food. My teenage daughters (and friends) love them.
These are so fun! Great way to have your pizza and eat it too . . .
It’s hard to get enough greens everyday. This simple recipe is flavorful and packed with nutrients. Perfect as a warm salad or a side dish.
These roast into restaurant-worthy flavor. This recipe is so simple . . . even kids can make it.
While this smoothie is delicious, it is also very powerful medicine. It contains super foods and spices that will heal your gut, support your immune system and regulate your hormones.
Brussels sprouts are the latest rage in fine restaurants. This homemade version is baked instead of fried, and the flavor is to die for . . .
It’s normal to have low expectations for a vegan crab crake, but the Old Bay Seasoning and extra coat of avocado oil create exceptional flavor and texture.
Savory Mushroom Risotto - Properly prepared risotto is a creamy treat. This recipe is great on it's own or as a compliment to a larger meal. - Yellow Onion (chopped), Shiitake Mushrooms (sliced), garlic cloves ((minced)), thyme...
I’m not a big fan of potato salad. Too carb-y. But the carmamelized onions knock this into another orbit, and the lentils add enough protein to make it a stand alone meal. Even when I double the recipe, there are no leftovers.
Spaghetti Squash - Colleen Kachmann is a certified integrative nutrition health coach and author of Life Off the Label: A Handbook for Creating Your Own Brand of Health and Happiness, available on Amazon. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and...
Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Pudding - Pumpkin pudding is delicious and easy. Serve as a snack or dessert. - chia seeds, ground flax seed, Coconut-Almond Milk (or any unsweetened plant milk), Medjool dates (pitted), pumpkin puree,...
This easy vegan pate recipe is mouth-wateringly rich. It’s a great contribution to a party buffet . . .
Store bought croutons are easy. But these are so awesome, it’s worth the effort. Double the recipe and store extras in the fridge or freezer.
The long bake time with a reduced heat creates a chewy texture and rich flavor–no more mushy, bland tofu! Rich garlic flavor compliments any meal.
Black beans are Texas Caviar! Creamy, mouth-popping flavor serves as a stand-alone meal or as a nice addition to the Cowboy party buffet.
Satisfy your craving for a finger-licking nugget dipped into tasty dressing with plant-based whole food.
I was sipping the party punch as I chatted with the mom-to-be, and decided to try the hummus. It looked boring and basic, but I’m used to that. Suddenly, I could’t make out what anyone was saying. My taste buds hijacked my hearing, cutting off all sensory input that wasn’t directly related to the party taking place in my mouth.
Pumpkin is not only tasty, but also loaded with vitamin A and fiber and that is so good for you. These Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Oat Bars are not only delicious, but nutritious.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pudding is filled with nutrient-dense ingredients to satisfy your body and your taste buds! Enjoy!
These super easy banana chocolate nut bars made with coconut and oats are vegan and gluten free.
We harvested the last of the basil and created a vegan pesto which added delicious flavor to cooked quinoa. Enjoy!
What is pesto without parmesan cheese? Delicious and healthy! Make use end-of-summer basil where we substitute yeast flakes for cheese, and never miss what's not in it!. Pumpkins are popping up, mums are in bloom. It's harvest time. So grab the last bit of growth from...
Make your own non-dairy, gluten-free (even soy-free!) vegan yogurt without a machine, thermometer or hard-to-find ingredients. This inexpensive and simple technique will bring yogurt back into your diet. I haven't eaten much yogurt since we went vegan several years...
Trail-mix is my fuel. It's what gets me started in the morning, refuels me at lunch, and keeps me going at 4 o'clock when I need a pick-me-up. According to Dr. Fuhrman in Eat to Live "seeds offer disease protection against heart attack, stroke, and cancer and also...
Guilt and Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins The end-of-summer harvest often means there are huge zucchinis collecting on kitchen counters everywhere, begging to be consumed rather than composted. Here is the perfect muffin recipe to put that super-veggie to work.I...
Knowing how to cook artichokes is awesome! And so easy... Artichokes are intimidating, and though I've been a "foodie" most of my adult life, I've never cooked one! And I'm not alone among my foodie-friends, as I've never been served one outside of a restaurant. I...
No bake recipes are not as simple as expected. Complications can create crummy or gooey results. But once you've found the right "base" of ingredients, there are no limits to what you can make. I create no bake recipes often, and they are never the same twice! Once I...