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Layered Brunch Bake

Chef and cookbook author, Robin Robertson, is known for her quick and easy vegan dishes. She shares a dish from her cookbook, One-Dish Vegan. Robin says, “This make-ahead casserole is an ideal meal to serve when you have overnight guests. In my house, brunch for dinner is a thing mainly because we rarely have brunch, [...]

Lentil Soup with Fresh Herbs

Christina Pirello, known for her cookbooks and PBS show Christina Cooks, has launched a brand new cookbook, Back to the Cutting Board. I first met Christina on the Holistic Holiday at Sea Cruise and was so excited about her easy and delicious recipes. She shows us that anyone, trained or not, can make healthy, delicious [...]

Creamed Cauliflower

This quick and easy recipe from the The China Study Cookbook is creamy and delicious. I make the sauce at least once a week and slather it on all types of veggies :) Recipe republished with permission by BenBella Books. Chef’s note: if you find that the sauce is too thick, add a small amount [...]

Banana Walnut Bread

Laura Theodore, also known as the Jazzy Vegetarian, shared this super yummy vegan recipe from her new book, Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan, published by Scribe Publishing. ©2018 reprinted with permission. Laura says, “This delicious bread makes a wonderful snack, slathered with a bit of vegan margarine, nut butter or your favorite fruit preserves.” CHEF’S NOTE: If [...]

Brooklyn Barley Stew

This easy vegan barley soup recipe comes from The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook by Victoria Moran and JL Fields; recipe by Michael Suchman (BenBella Books; 2017) Victoria and JL say, “Simple ingredients combine to make a nutritious stew that is packed with flavor. This delicious make-ahead dish only gets better as it sits, so fix it [...]

World’s Easiest Yogurt

Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook, author of The Cultured Cook, shares her simple vegan recipe for homemade vegan yogurt! Michelle has crafted a recipe the eliminates the straining curds from whey process. It’s quick, easy and delicious. Speaking about simplifying the process, Michelle says, “While it still takes several hours for the probiotics to proliferate, giving yogurt [...]

Berry Muffins

Cooking for yourself? Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, has a collection of recipes perfectly proportioned recipes for solo cooking in her new book Vegan for One. Ellen says, “These quick and easy muffins are bursting with berries. They can be enjoyed for breakfast or as an afternoon snack with a [...]

Almond Butter Cheesecake Brownie Bars

These bars are a two-in-one dessert. The nut butter cheesecake layer is smooth and creamy and the brownie layer is chocolatey. The serving size makes a loaf pan that helps portion control. The brownies, when baked a bit longer than done, bake up cakey but get fudgy during the chilling time. Double the recipe to [...]

Baconish Bits

I LOVE this recipe! I’ve been obsessed with vegan bacon since playing with the Baconish cookbook by Leinana Two Moons. I’m thrilled that her publisher has agreed to share this super yummy vegan bacon bits recipe with us! Leinana says, “It’s fairly easy to find accidentally vegan bacon bits at the grocery store, but they may [...]

Carrot UnTuna Tacos

Thanks to Chef Babette for sharing an easy vegan taco recipe!

Italian-Style Lentil & Mushroom (Not)Meatballs

Thanks to Heather Crosby for sharing this vegan gluten-free meatball recipe! Heather says, “Try these (not)meatballs nestled in a sub roll… you can shape them into burgers or sliders, too.” Recipe from YumUniverse Pantry to Plate  © Heather Crosby, 2017. Photographs copyright © Heather Crosby, 2017. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever [...]

Clam-Free Chowder

Text excerpted from VEGANIZE IT! © 2017 by Robin Robertson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photo by William and Susan Brinson. Oyster mushrooms star in this vegan interpretation of New England clam chowder made with diced potatoes, onion, and celery with a creamy, cashew-based broth. If oyster mushrooms are unavailable, [...]

Kale Artichoke Dip

This vegan kale artichoke dip is one of my favorite recipes! It’s so easy and you cannot mess it up. Really. :)  It comes out slightly differently every time I make it, and it’s super yummy every time! This easy vegan recipe is perfect for parties, appetizers and picnics. Chef’s note: I prefer to use [...]

Peanut Butter Brownies

Thanks to Isa Chandra Moskowitz for sharing this incredibly yummy easy vegan recipe for Peanut Butter Brownies! Isa says, “These brownies are deep and rich and have a satisfying, addictive peanut butter swirl that looks as neato as it tastes.” Excerpted with permission from The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook ©2016 by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.  [...]

Pomodori Perfetti

Super yummy recipe from the one, the only, The Sexy Vegan! Available in his new microbook! Brian Patton, aka The Sexy Vegan, is creating “micro-books,” teeny-tiny digital recipe downloads that can be characterized as somewhere between a blog post and an ebook. Intensely focused on one recipe or dish, each microbook sells for $0.99 on www.99publishing.com and [...]

Thick Berry Smoothie

Vegan marathon runner Ellen Jaffe Jones shares a recipe with permission from her new book, Vegan Fitness for Mortals, published by Book Publishing Company!  Ellen says, “To summarize my tips: Listen to your Body big time, Finish without injury. Don’t get the “terrible twos”–too much too soon, and you’re good to go.” Ellen has also [...]

Irish Whiskey Coffee

So excited that So Delicious Dairy Free shared their recipe to make rich and creamy vegan Irish Whiskey with us! I love that we can have cream-based drinks – without that dairy cream :) Note: you usually can find So Delicious products in a store near you, but if not, Amazon sells the culinary coconut milk [...]

Carrot Pâté

Have you ever visited the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, home of the famous Ravens Restaurant? It’s a fantastic vegan getaway in Mendocino, CA! This easy vegan recipe is reprinted with permission from the Stanford Inn’s cookbook Dining at the Ravens by BenBella Books. Joan and Jeff Stanford suggest serving as a dip or spread with crudité or [...]

Mac and Cheese

Enjoy a delicious new version of a childhood favorite. This vegan cheese sauce also makes a rich and creamy topping for broccoli, asparagus, potatoes, and other vegetables. It’s rich, tangy and completely satisfying! I want to give a special thanks to Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian, for sharing her quick and easy sauce-thickening tip. This quick and easy [...]

Carrot Top Soup

I hate wasting food! I frequently buy my carrots at the local farmers market and they come with the lovely green carrot tops. For months I would remove the greens and toss them away. I decided there must be something I could do with these lovely greens and this carrot top soup has become one [...]