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Healthy Vegetarian Pizza Potatoes

Pizza Potatoes

In this recipe, marinara sauce, melted vegan cheese, and simple steamed vegetables on a baked potato add up to an irresistible pizza-flavored vegetable dish. Potatoes make for a healthy “crust” that’s low in fat and naturally gluten-free. The kids will love this! Vary the vegetable toppings as you’d like. Try peppers, onions, artichokes, and other favorite pizza veggies. Photo by Rachael Braun. Continue Reading…

Super-Easy Vegan Tortilla Casserole

Super-Easy Tortilla Casserole

This Super-Easy Vegan Tortilla Casserole is my favorite in-a-hurry casserole filled with southwestern flavors. The recipe involves throwing together a lot of convenient ingredients like canned beans and tomatoes, and frozen corn, but it’s unbelievably good when you need an emergency dinner. While it’s in the oven, steam a big batch of broccoli or prepared stir-fried collard greens, and make a salad or a raw veggie platter. Adapted from Vegan Express.  Photos by Evan Atlas.  Continue Reading…

One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella

One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella

There is nothing like a recipe that can be made all in one pan. The Spanish have mastered the one-pan recipe technique with their incredible paellas—made without dirtying several dishes and pans. Try our simple One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella recipe today!

 

One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can artichokes, chopped
  • ½ cup black olives
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven 375ËšF.
  2. Julienne the pepper and carrot and slice the onion. Fry the vegetables and onion in the oil over high heat.
  3. Stir in the chopped garlic and add the paprika, parsley, and saffron. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and vegetable broth. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add the artichokes and olives. Place the paella in the oven for 10 minutes; the rice must be cooked "al dente."
  6. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Vegan Summer Pesto Pasta

This is the simple pasta recipe you need for busy weekday dinners. Pesto and pasta combine in this recipe for a quick and delicious vegan meal.

 

Vegan Summer Pesto Pasta
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 250 g spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 French shallots
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp pesto
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil
Instructions
  1. Boil water for the pasta. When the water is boiling, add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Mince the French shallots, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook them in a large sauce pan with oil for 2–3 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, pesto, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat for a few minutes.
  4. Once pasta is cooked, drain and add to sauce. Mix well.
  5. Serve in a bowl and add fresh basil on top.

 

Perfect Marinated Tofu

Perfect Marinated Tofu

In this recipe, cubes of tofu are marinated and baked. Hot or cold, this Perfect Marinated Tofu can be used as an appetizer or be served with rice and steamed vegetables.

Perfect Marinated Tofu
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 block (450 g) extra firm tofu
  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoke-flavored liquid
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray oil on a cookie sheet.
  2. Cut tofu into ½ inch slices and press lightly to remove excess water. Cut slices into ½ inch cubes.
  3. In a bowl, combine tamari or soy sauce, maple syrup, ketchup, and vinegar Add sesame seeds, garlic powder, pepper, and smoke-flavored liquid. Place cubes of tofu in the mixture, cover, and marinate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Place the tofu on the prepared cookie sheet in one layer. Bake 15 minutes. Turn the cubes of tofu and cook another 15 minutes.

 

 

Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Noodles

Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Noodles

This simple, tasty pasta dish is traditional to the “plain and simple” Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. It’s a perfect way to use fresh summer corn and tomatoes when they’re at their peak of flavor and abundance. In its original form this Pennsylvania Dutch Corn Noodles recipe is made with egg ribbons; to make it vegan, I recommend substituting ribbons made of hearty whole grain flours like spelt or quinoa. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky. Continue Reading…

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie

A fast breakfast for a busy morning—we have to admit, it’s the ideal smoothie!

The texture of avocado is the secret to smooth, creamy smoothies, and avocado combines perfectly with chocolate. In addition to its digestive properties, the avocado has another quality: the fatty acids it contains quickly gives the satiety signal to the brain of the person who eats it!

 

Avocado and Chocolate Smoothie
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1-2 mature avocados
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 2 cups vegetable milk of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons of good quality cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
Instructions
  1. Mix all these ingredients together in the blender.
  2. That's it!

 

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? Continue Reading…

Barbecue-Flavored Tofu Nuggets

Baked Barbecue-Flavored Tofu Nuggets

This is so simple that it barely qualifies as a recipe! But it is invariably a huge hit, and makes believers out of tofu skeptics. It can be served as a simple protein dish on the dinner plate, or as a hot appetizer with cocktail toothpicks. Of course, if you use VegKitchen’s recipe for Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce, this becomes more than a 3-ingredient recipe, but since I’ve never found a prepared BBQ sauce I’ve been too impressed with, I like to take the few extra moments to make my own. Continue Reading…

Salsa Grain-and-Bean Pilaf

Salsa grain and bean pilaf recipe

If you want to dress up a simple grain-and-bean pilaf in an instant, a good-quality, prepared tomato salsa is the answer. This is truly an emergency dinner, but a hearty and healthy one, at that! Vary the type of grain and/or bean you use each time you make this, and serve it with a simple salad or coleslaw and a steamed vegetable like broccoli, or fresh corn on the cob. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. Continue Reading…

Super-Easy Tofu Fajitas

Super-Easy Tofu Fajitas

In this super-easy, nearly-instant fajita recipe, chewy baked tofu is a perfect filling. This is great for adults but it is also fun for kids if you let them assemble their own. It’s one of those meals, in fact, in which everything goes on the table and everyone makes it to their own liking. Serve with cooked quinoa and/or baked sweet potatoes. Photos by Rachael Braun. Continue Reading…

Instant Middle East Feast

Couscous Tabbouleh recipe

Here’s a no-cook menu for those days when you can’t stand the thought of cooking at all but don’t want to buy expensive take-out food. Hummus is to current culture what yogurt was in the seventies. And there are so many great flavors to choose from in the supermarket. Here’s what you’ll need: Continue Reading…

Oven-Barbecued Tofu and Potato Skewers

Oven-barbecued tofu and potato skewers

These simple kebabs of tofu and potatoes, threaded onto skewers and slathered with sauce is like an outdoor summer barbecue, all year round. If you use an all-natural brand of barbecue sauce, this is a 3-ingredient recipe. If you make your own, which is highly recommended, it’s not much more time-consuming. Serve with a green veggie (like broccoli or kale) and coleslaw for an easy meal. Continue Reading…

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