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12 Chia Seed Pudding Recipes You Have to Try

Chia seed pudding recipes

Chia seed pudding has become a popular dessert and breakfast option in the last few years. With the versatility of chia seeds, the wide selection of non-dairy milks on the market, and the hundreds of possible variations of this treat, there’s no end to the flavors that you can experiment with. Here we have gotten together some of our favorite chia seed pudding recipes for you to try. And, make sure to learn more about the nutrition benefits of this small but mighty seed in Chia Seeds: Frequently Asked Questions. more→

Curried Potato Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes

Potato and lentil salad recipe

This curried potato salad is a luscious combination of potatoes, lentils, and tomatoes — an offbeat change-of-pace from the standard varieties, and gets a nice protein boost from the lentils. It’s hearty enough to serve as a summer main dish with fresh corn on the cob. Add a cold summer soup for a larger meal. Photos by Hannah Kaminksy. more→

Northern Mexico Chimichangas

Northern Chimichangas

Chimichangas, called chivichangas in Mexico, are basically deep-fried burritos. These Northern Mexico Chimichangas are little decadent, but wonderful as an occasional treat. They epitomize the mingling of the American-Mexican border culture by their use of flour tortillas mixed with a filling suffused with adobo. You can find these in Tucson as easily as on the Sonoran side of Nogales. (from Vegan Mexico: Soul-Satisfying Regional Recipes from Tamales to Tostadas, copyright © 2016 by Jason Wyrick. Reprinted by permission Vegan Heritage Press. more→

Manhattan “Glam” Chowder (Vegan Clam Chowder)

Vegan clam chowder

At last, a satisfying vegan clam chowder! Manhattan clam chowder is the red, tomato-based soup found on diner menus all over the city. Mushrooms bring the perfect texture and flavor to this vegan “glam” chowder, a version of the iconic New York City soup. Nori and Old Bay Seasoning cleverly replace the seafood flavors. From NYC Vegan: Iconic Recipes for a Taste of the Big Apple, copyright © 2017 by Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment. Photos by Jackie Sobon. Used by permission. more→

Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup

Vegan Cream of tomato soup

Here’s a healthy homemade vegan cream of tomato soup that will remind you of the kind that you might have had from a can when you were a kid — but this one is so much better! This easy and comforting soup is ready for you to enjoy within a half hour, and it’s delicious served with vegan grilled cheese sandwiches. Recipe and photos from The China Study Family Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Bring Your Family to the Plant-Based Table by Del Sroufe © 2017, BenBella Books, Reprinted by permission. more→

Tofu and Potato Hash Browns

Tofu & Potato hash browns in skillet

Tofu and potato hash browns is a simple, comforting skillet dish that’s just as good for dinner as it is for brunch. Have potatoes cooked ahead of time, and this easy and tasty dish will have your family or guests eating in short order. Leftovers are wonderful for breakfast. Or, if you make this expressly to serve in the morning, you can either microwave or cook the potatoes the night before for a head start. Great accompaniments include orange wedges and fresh whole grain bread. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

12 Comforting & Easy Vegan Casseroles

butternut squash and pasta casserole

Vegan casseroles are always comforting, and it’s nice to know that they’re also good for you, not starchy and heavy like the old-fashioned kind. Choose from these vegan casserole recipes whenever you need a hearty dose of comfort food without the guilt!

Creamy Pasta and Butternut Squash Casserole (at top) will remind you of macaroni and cheese. There’s no cheese here, just a delectable combo of smooth butternut squash, nutritional yeast, and silken tofu. The crowning touch is plenty of roasted butternut dice to top it off. more→

Baked Polenta Casserole with Zucchini & Spinach

Polenta Zucchini casserole

This easy baked polenta casserole uses prepared polenta (the kind that comes in a tube) layered with zucchini and spinach. Smothered in marinara sauce and topped with melty vegan cheese, it’s almost so embarrassingly easy to make, but such a crowd-pleaser. Use a really flavorful prepared marinara—roasted tomato, garlic, mushroom, or chunky vegetable. Adapted from Vegan Express by Nava Atlas. more→

6 Tasty Chickpea Salads and Spreads

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

Everyone needs a good chickpea salad recipe in their repertoire! Here are VegKitchen’s favorite chickpea salads and spreads. They’re quick, tasty, high in protein, and so easy to make. Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread or Salad (shown above) makes a great spread for bread, a filling for pita bread or a wrap (along with some tender lettuce and sliced tomatoes), or layered scoop of it on a sturdy flatbread and served open-face.
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Sorghum Breakfast Bowl

Fruit and granola sorghum bowl

Sorghum is one more healthful, hearty ancient grain that’s making a big comeback, like what happened with quinoa, farro, and einkorn. Because of sorghum’s small size, mild flavor, and interesting texture, it’s a perfect grain for a warm cereal. This sorghum breakfast bowl is sure to please.

Despite its incredibly good-for-you nutrition profile, sorghum is a bit on the bland side, so boosting it with tasty ingredients is a must! In this breakfast bowl, we cooked it up the already cooked grain in some vanilla almond milk, and topped it with fruit, granola, and coconut yogurt. In all, a fantastic way to start the day! more→

Vegan Sandwiches and Wraps: Easy Ideas for Vegan Sandwiches

vegan sandwiches

Here are lots of tasty options to explore for portable vegan sandwiches and wraps — easy ideas for vegans and vegetarians that are great for school lunches and for adults who are tired of pricey restaurant lunches and need some fresh brown bag vegan sandwiches and wraps options. You might also like 10 Easy Vegan Wraps to Make in 10 Minutes or Less. Shown above, Hummus, Cucumber, and Avocado Wrap; photo by Lori Maffei.  more→

7 Recipes for Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

Enchiladas are one of the ultimate comfort foods. A handful of delicious ingredients are safely tucked inside a wrap and then covered in sauce. What more could you ask for, right? However, if you think because you are vegan you can’t enjoy this dish, we have good news.

Here are seven vegan recipes for the classic enchilada that you’ll love.

#1 Collard-Wrapped Yellow Rice and Black Bean Enchiladas

This ultimate veggie enchilada skips the tortillas altogether and wraps all the good stuff in large collard leaves. Don’t be too quick to judge, though. The collard leaves soften up in the oven and develop a delicious, subtle essence that drips into the stuffing, making it a totally healthy dish bursting with flavor.

#2 Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

This is quite possibly the best vegan enchilada recipe out there, and maybe the easiest to make, too! The butternut squash and black bean combo gives you the heavy feeling most people associate with eating enchiladas, yet it’s all plant based and full of fiber. The flavor is really what makes it a fan favorite, though. Vegans and meat eaters alike love this combo, and of course, you will too.

 #3 Roasted Tomatillo Enchiladas

Nothing says authentic Mexican quite like a dish made with tomatillos. This green veggie shines in this recipe and gives the enchiladas a smokey flavor that isn’t usually appreciated in the red-sauced enchiladas that you usually find on the internet. Plus, these are super simple and don’t send you to the grocery store in search for a page-long list of new ingredients.

#4 Stacked Squash and Bell Pepper Enchiladas

This creative recipe chucks the wrap to the curb and instead layers all of the delicious ingredients in an easy-to-eat stack. The ingredient list is made mostly of vegetables, which are combined with a delicious sauce which is then layered between crispy corn tortillas. This recipe is easy, straight-forward, and ready to feed the masses.

#5 White Bean, Corn and Zucchini Enchiladas Verde

White beans and tomatillos make this a truly creative enchilada dish. This combination makes it surprisingly refreshing and light, which is pretty hard to find when it comes to enchiladas. The tomatillos really shine through and you hardly notice that you’re eating handfuls of veggies with each serving.

#6 Kale and Mushroom Enchiladas

This wouldn’t be a list of vegan recipes if kale didn’t somehow sneak its way in! This recipe takes on all the traditional flavors of enchiladas and uses mushgrooms and kale as meat replacements. Carly at Fit Living Eats takes the classic enchilada and makes it healthy (but still delicious).

#7 Stacked Vegan Cheese Enchiladas

Here we have another stacked variation of the enchilada, but this one is for chefs with little time. You will be shocked by the short ingredient list here, though impressed by the flavor. If you love enchiladas, but don’t love the meat or the amount of time they usually take to prepare, then this is for you.

This list of vegan enchiladas has a little something for everyone. There are no sacrifices made in these recipes so you and your loved ones will surely enjoy them! Pick the one that sounds best and give it a go. We’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

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