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.Â Photos by Evan Atlas.Â Continue Reading…
I love what barbecue sauce does for tofu. This easy tofu skillet recipe, with the flavorful sauce and plenty of onions, is excellent over brown rice or quinoa. Serve with a colorful salad or slaw and you’ve got an easy meal. Photos by Rachael Braun. Continue Reading…
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 paellasâ€”made without dirtying several dishes and pans. Try our simple One-Pan Spanish Vegan Paella recipe today!
- 1 red pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp paprika
- Â¼ cup parsley
- 1 pinch saffron
- 1 cup rice
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 can artichokes, chopped
- Â½ cup black olives
- Preheat the oven 375ËšF.
- Julienne the pepper and carrot and slice the onion. Fry the vegetables and onion in the oil over high heat.
- Stir in the chopped garlic and add the paprika, parsley, and saffron. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the rice and vegetable broth. Cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add the artichokes and olives. Place the paella in the oven for 10 minutes; the rice must be cooked "al dente."
- Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
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.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375Â°F. Spray oil on a cookie sheet.
- Cut tofu into Â½ inch slices and press lightly to remove excess water. Cut slices into Â½ inch cubes.
- 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.
- Place the tofu on the prepared cookie sheet in one layer. Bake 15 minutes. Turn the cubes of tofu and cook another 15 minutes.
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…
This simple summer dish of pasta with tomatoes and basil will get you out of theÂ kitchen quickly. Make sure to use summer tomatoes at the peak of their flavor, as that’s what this dish is all about! This is a good accompaniment to grilled vegetables; it’s also good with a colorful bean salad. Try it with Mediterranean Bean Salad with Pickled Beets. Continue Reading…
Here’s a tofu preparation that’s nothing fancy, but still so good, and easy enough for a quick weeknight meal. Tofu is combined with bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, and onions in a flavorful barbecue sauce and then baked. Serve with a simple quinoa dishÂ and a big salad. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…
This is a favorite way to prepare tofu simply and one that I make regularly. Both slightly sweet and salty, pan-sautÃ©ing the tofu until crisp and golden makes it very tasty. This is a great accompaniment to Asian-style noodle or rice dishes, or to toss into simple stir-fries. For a nice pairing with another easyÂ recipe, serve with Simple Sesame Soba Noodles. Continue Reading…
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!Â Vary the type of grain and/or bean you use each time you make this, and serve it with a simple salad orÂ coleslaw and a steamed vegetable like broccoli, or fresh corn on the cob. Adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. Continue Reading…
In this super-easy, nearly-instant fajitaÂ recipe, chewy baked tofu is a perfect filling. This is great for adults but it is also fun for kidsÂ 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…