Traditional Comfort Food
Roasted Eggplant with Chili Garlic Sauce balances meaty and crunchy textures with the four cornerstones of flavor: sweet, salty, spicy and sour. This easy-to-prepare, nutrient-dense recipe is worthy of five stars.
Properly softened the kale and cabbage have a tender texture, and this hummus-based vegan kale caesar dressing offers surprisingly authentic flavor.
The creamy, deep flavor of Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup rivals Panera’s. My kids loved this #WholeFoodPlantBased recipe.
Each serving of Tomato Cream Soup is packed with 10g of fiber, 15g of protein and tons of vitamin C. There’s no dairy—walnuts and lentils blend into a sweet, decadent texture. Ripe tomatoes create a fresh summer flavor (even in the dead of winter). Tomato cream soup is a hearty full meal that will please the whole family.
Super Greens Immune Boosting Soup has all the nutrients you need to survive cold and flu season without so much as a sniffle. Each ingredient will nourish your body, mind and soul.
The tofu scramble gives authentic texture to vegan fried rice, and downright surpasses the flavor of an egg. This basic recipe makes a nice alternative to steamed rice, or turn it into a main meal by adding your favorite proteins and vegetables.
Eggplant Spaghetti Balls are a delicious way to increase your family’s veggie intake under the guise of an authentic Italian meal. These have over 10 grams of fiber per serving.
Roasting the garlic and butternut squash creates a caramelized flavor, which is complimented by the coconut milk, Old Bay seasoning and lime juice for a unique flavor profile. The result is a bright and creamy, yet simple bisque that pleases everyone.
Spicy Thai Lasagna infuses a savory Italian dish with a burst of Indian flavor. The chili garlic and sriracha sauce marinate eggplant, mushroom and kale. A cooling cashew cream softens the heat—a perfect blend of yin and yang. This unique recipe is an absolute delight to the senses.
Simple Spicy Red Beans are the ultimate comfort food. Use canned beans for a meal done in minutes, or start from scratch with dried beans.
Lentil fritters are a complete meal packed into a small ball, full of fiber, vegetables and anti-inflammatory nutrition. Serve them over salad, with cucumber, tomato and avocado in a pita wrap or as a stand alone meal. Freeze the leftovers and use them as a grab-and-go lunch.
Can you make a meatless meat sauce? Yep. For vegan bolognese, use lentils. This recipe is about as easy to prepare as it gets.
The chili garlic sauce for this recipe is perfection. It’s rich and layered, with a kick that isn’t obnoxiously spicy. I also use a lentil based pasta, instead of soba noodles, as it’s high in fiber and protein, and gluten free.
Cooking the pasta in the sauce creates a depth of flavor that is unexpected with only a few basic ingredients, and makes this a quick meal with little mess.
The vegan mozzarella cheese sauce and homemade croutons that tops this French onion soup create a trifecta of flavor. It’s as divine as you want it to be.
According to ancient Eastern legend, the illusive forbidden rice (black rice) should be reserved exclusively for emperors. But in modern Western civilization, royalty is self-appointed. (Indeed, I consider myself a princess.)
Taco Tuesday is back. Where’s the beef?
This is not a “fake meat” recipe. The only thing lacking authenticity is a title worthy of it’s culinary genius. It’s whole food plant-based perfection.
Seven teenagers taste tested this recipe and declared it “as good as Panda Express.” The real compliment came when they ate it all . . .
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.
- This fast and easy vegan macaroni and cheese recipe is the perfect blend of classic comfort food and clean eating. Baked squash or sweet potato adds depth to the flavor and a sharp cheddar color to the sauce. You can even take a...
Macaroni & Cheese (Dairy, Gluten and Soy Free) - This fast and easy recipe is the perfect blend of classic comfort food and clean eating. Baked squash or sweet potato adds depth to the flavor and a sharp cheddar color to the...
Quick & Easy "Cheater" Chili - This meal isn't made from scratch, exactly, but it's still a powerhouse of nutrition and flavor. When your pantry and freezer are stocked with organic soups, grains, beans and...
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...
Lasagna Alfredo - Nothing about this recipe screams "vegan." You can serve it to omnivores with confidence. It's just as creamy and flavorful as a traditional lasagna, and far superior in nutrition. - Lasagna: lasagna...
Buffalo Mac & Cheese - This family favorite is decadent. My picky teenagers love the gooey combination of Buffalo sauce and creamy pasta. - pasta (our favorite are the high protein, gluten free varieties), cauliflower (minced)...
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.
This hearty staple of beans and rice turns Caribbean with the addition of coconut milk and lime juice. Whole food plant based eating tastes so good!
Use any combination of beans, nuts and squash in this easy, quick and dairy free alfredo masterpiece that everyone will love.
Blending flavors from traditional egg and tuna salads, this plant-based alternative is delicious.