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Quinoa Maca Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa-Maca breakfast bowls

Two superfoods — quinoa and maca root — combine in quinoa maca breakfast bowls that will fuel you for hours. Learn more about the benefits of maca and quinoa, and try another variation on a quinoa breakfast bowl if you like this one. No maca? No worries, this will be yummy and comforting if you choose to omit it. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

8 Great Vegan Burger Recipes for Summer

Quinoa and Red Lentil Vegan Burger Recipes

If anyone thought that going vegan means no satisfying comfort food, look no further than this list. Here are 8 great vegan burger recipes you can whip up this summer for a day by the pool, dinner, or whenever! Each of these has its own unique ingredients so you don’t have to worry about getting bored with same old vegan burger recipes. Mix it up, try them all! more→

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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Spring has sprung! The weather is finally warming up, and people are starting to mow their lawns again. We love spring because it brings a feeling of new life! However, it can feel a little disheartening if you keep cooking the same old winter food. Even though those hearty, heavy meals can be delicious, they have no place on your spring menu. Of course, many of us get busier in the spring. As our schedules pick up and we finish out our projects and work before summer hits, we have less and less time to cook. Thankfully, the crock pot exists. Rather than worrying about how you’ll cook this week, get out your slow cooker and stop wasting precious time cooking! OhMyVeggies has a bunch of crock pot vegetarian recipes, but here’s a list of some recipes just for spring.

Slow Cooker Corn Red Pepper Chowder

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Everyone needs a good chowder recipe, and this one uses corn and red peppers to keep it light and delicious for spring!

Find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Corn Red Pepper Chowder

Slow Cooker Vegan White Bean Cassoulet

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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Although cassoulet is traditionally a meat dish, this recipe is totally vegan! It uses white beans, and it’s a delicious dish to make this spring.

Find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Vegan White Bean Cassoulet

Crock Pot Homemade Yogurt

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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If you’ve been missing yogurt since becoming a vegan (or maybe you’ve never had yogurt because you’ve always been vegan!), here’s a great opportunity. You can make your own vegan yogurt in your crock pot!

Find the recipe here: Crock Pot Homemade Yogurt

Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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Tomato basil soup is a classic, so it’s a perfect recipe to try out with your crock pot!

Find the recipe here: Crock Pot Tomato Basil Soup

Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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Spring isn’t just a time for vegetable meals. It’s also a great time to make some interesting treats! Here’s a great recipe for rice pudding that you can make in your slow cooker.

Find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

Vegetarian Collard Greens

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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In case you wanted collard greens as a vegan, here is a great recipe for you! It’s a perfect addition to your spring meals.

Find the recipe here: Vegetarian Collard Greens

Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Spring Crock Pot Vegetarian Recipes

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You can also use your slow cooker to make your own jam! This special recipe features strawberry rhubarb jam, which is totally unique and great option for your transition from spring into summer.

Find the recipe here: Slow Cooker Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Avocado Toast with Coconut “Bacon”

Avocado Coconut Bacon Toast

I could eat this for breakfast every day. Actually, I think I did just that for about a month after I cooked my first batch of coconut “bacon.” If you haven’t tried coconut bacon yet, you’re in for a treat. Recipe from Greens 24/7: More Than 100 Quick, Easy, and Delicious Recipes for Eating Leafy Greens and Other Green Vegetables at Every Meal, Every Day by Jessica Nadel, © 2014. Photo by Jackie Sobon. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment.  more→

Raspberry Chia Breakfast Jars

Raspberry Chia Breakfast Jars

We love serving this pudding-like, fruity treat in pretty glasses or jars for a light breakfast or snack. If you want to fancy things up a bit, a dollop of coconut whipped cream is also great. Recipe and photos from The Great Vegan Protein Book by Celine Steen and Tamasin Noyes. @2015, Fair Winds Press. Reprinted by permission. more→

Cherry–Hemp Muesli

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This is a simple European–inspired breakfast cereal that is easy to make and convenient to keep on hand for a Quick breakfast. It’s especially great to take with you when traveling. I find the dates balance out the tartness of the cherries quite nicely, but you can substitute either with your favorite dried fruits, such as apricots, apples, and cranberries. Serve with chopped bananas, apples, or fresh berries and your favorite nut milk. See a cooked variation following the recipe box. Recipe and photo from Raw and Simple by Judita Wignall. @2013 Quarry Books, reprinted by permission.  more→

Spring Veggie Sandwich Recipes

Avocado Tempeh Reuben Sandwich recipe

Spring is here and it’s that time of year when you just want to jump into everything that’s fresh and green. So what better way to celebrate the season of renewal and rebirth than with some new healthy, green veggie sandwich recipes. Of course, with all the fun things to do now that the snow is finally gone, who wants to stay inside cooking.

That’s why these easy veggie sandwich recipes are so great for this time of year. They’re easy. They’re delicious. And they will help you start off the season with a fresh new diet. What could be better than that? more→

Beet and Brown Rice Burgers

Beet and Brown Rice Burgers

In these tasty beet and brown rice burgers, red wine vinegar is the secret ingredient, bringing a slightly floral and acidic note to the burger. Searing this delicate burger on high heat at the beginning of the cooking process is important; the crust that forms is what helps the burger keep its shape. Recipe from Veggie Burgers Every Which Way: Fresh, Flavorful and Healthy Vegan and Vegetarian Burgers—Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns and More, copyright © Lukas Volger, 2010. Photo by Christina Heaston. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment, LLC. more→

Alphabet Soup

Alphabet Soup

This tasty soup comes together, and is a fantastic way to get kids of all ages to eat their veggies! Start it about 30 minutes before you want to serve it. ,As kids get older, you can leave out the alphabets (or replace them with tiny shells, orzo, or other small pasta), but those letters floating around in the soup gives it great appeal to young eaters. This soup will recall the canned version—but it’s much better and fresher. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

Quinoa and Red Lentil Burgers

Quinoa and red lentil burger

Quinoa and red lentils cook up in the same amount of time, right in the same saucepan, making these nourishing veggie burgers super convenient to make. You can make the whole batch, and freeze half of them for later use once baked and cooled. While these bake, consider roasting some potato wedges or other vegetables at the same time. Add a green salad one of our easy slaws for a great meal. Recipe adapted from Plant Power by Nava Atlas. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→

Blueberry-Oat Pancakes

Vegan Blueberry-Oat Pancakes

This variation on basic pancakes will delight blueberry fans. Use the smaller, wild blueberries for best results. Frozen (preferably organic) blueberries can be used out of season. Oats add a nice texture. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Herbed Cashew Cheese

Lentil and arugula salad with herbed cashew cheese

This salad is inspired by that traditional combination of Le Puy lentils, walnuts, and goat cheese, with crisp arugula and radishes adding a welcome crunch and a peppery kick. In place of the goat cheese, I use tangy, salty Herbed Cashew Cheese. Making the cashew cheese requires some forethought, so if you don’t have any on hand or time to make it, you can omit it or substitute a chopped avocado. Reprinted with permission from Food52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw © 2015, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photographs © 2015 by James Ransom. more→

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