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Vegan Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms

Vegan Pasta Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower and Mushrooms

This is a delicious and filling main meal. It is simple to make and does to require a lot of time in the kitchen to prepare. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups soy yogurt 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 [...]


Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff is one of our favorite winter meals. It’s quick and easy to make as well as filling. Adding the nuts brings in more protein. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. mushrooms 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 1 large onion, finely sliced 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 1/2 cup cashew nuts 1 clove [...]


Beets and Red Cabbage On Pasta

Beets and Red Cabbage on Pasta

This is a very tasty meal, we quite enjoyed it. It would be pretty for Valentine’s Day or be great on any other day as well. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the pasta: 3 cups spirelli pasta 3 beets, peeled and cubed 1/2 small red cabbage, thinly shredded 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 2 [...]


Vegan Mushroom Pirozhki

Vegan Mushroom Pirozhki

This is a traditional Russian recipe adapted to be vegan. It makes a filling meal or handy snack. We served them with sour soy yogurt. Often they are enjoyed with a bowl of borscht. Yield: 12 pirozhki Ingredients: for the dough: 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon granulated [...]


Spinach Gnocchi with Mushroom Sauce

Spinach gnocchi

Spinach and mushrooms are a really lovely combination. We were very pleased with these spinach gnocchi as they used the raw spinach to make the gnocchi. Then the gnocchi were cooked as usual. The mushrooms sauce was delicious. Served in small portions it would be a lovely appetiser for a holiday meal, or with full [...]


Black Eyed Pea Stew with Polenta

Black-Eyed Pea Stew on Polenta

Bringing good fortune for the New Year, eating black-eyed peas are a Southern Tradition on New Year’s. We enjoy black eyed peas as salad and in soups and now here is a very fast stew with polenta. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup dried black eyed peas 1 onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 red [...]


Chestnut-Walnut Loaf with Parsnips and Cranberries

Holiday Dinner Loaf

This is our holiday main meal for the year. It is a delicious combination of root vegetables and fruit. The nutmeg really adds a lovely flavoring to the chestnuts and walnuts. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces cooked chestnuts 1&1/2 lb. parsnips 1 cup walnut pieces 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 3 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon [...]


Lentil Pierogi

Lentil pierogi

Pierogi or “pot stickers” are such a great cold weather meal. They are filling and warming as well as the house smelling nice while everything is being prepared. Once you have made them a couple of times, you will find that they are not so difficult to make, and not even very time consuming. I [...]


Roasted Fall Veggies with Apple Cider Sauce

Baking dish with fall vegetables

This is a delicious side dish or a great main meal for vegans. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the vegetables: 3 lbs. fall root vegetables as: potatoes, golden beets, red beets, rutabaga, turnips and carrots 4-5 cloves garlic, skins on but end trimmed away 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered, then sliced into eighths [...]


Celery Root Gnocchi with Apple Carrot Sauce

Celery root gnocchi with apple carrot sauce - Click here to license this photo from Stocksy

This is a delicious meal. It’s an amazing combination that we really enjoyed. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the gnocchi: 1 lb. potatoes, baked 1 lb. celery root, peeled, chopped and steamed 1/2 cup Ap flour 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt dash white pepper dash nutmeg 2 cups vegetable bouillon for the sauce: [...]


Tempeh Menudo

Tempeh Menudo

Menudo is a traditional Philippine dish. It his usually made with pork. We were happy to adapt the recipe using tempeh and really enjoyed the dinner. It is a mild kind of stew and very nice with rice and a bit of lime juice. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lb. tempeh, cut in [...]


Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Cauliflower tastes so nice when it has been roasted in the oven and garlic becomes milder as well. We really enjoyed this diner and are looking forward to having it again. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges 3-4 large cloves [...]


Stew with Cabbage, Red Potatoes and Vegan Wursts

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This meal tastes great with some spicy mustard and whole grain bread. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. shredded cabbage 8-9 red “new” potatoes, cleaned and cut in bite-sized chunks 4 green onions thinly sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 12-14 ounce package vegan wursts 1/4-1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1 quart vegetable stock salt ad [...]


Mango and Spicy Tofu In Coconut Curry Sauce

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This is a lovely tropical main meal that we enjoyed on a warm summer’s night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 large red onion, chopped (1 1/2 to 2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, sliced in long thin slices 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons fresh ginger,┬áminced 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder [...]


Santa Fe Tofu

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This really tasted great, even on a hot summer night. It would be lovely in the fall and winter as well. It’s really quite simple to make, and could even be cooked in a slow cooker or crock pot. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound tofu, sliced in fillets 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can [...]


Tex-Mex Zucchini and Rice Casserole with Spicy Tofu Pieces

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This was a great meal that we enjoyed last night. It’s a good way to use one of those extra large zucchini’s that had been hiding in the garden. Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup rice 2 & 1/2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 cups prepared spicy tofu pieces 2 cups zucchini, [...]


Creamy Pasta with Eggplant

Creamy Pasta with Eggplant

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed lat night. It was easy to make and very filling. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 12 ounces pasta (e.g. farfalla, rotini or shells) 1 medium large eggplant, cubed 12 ounces cherry tomatoes, washed and halved 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 3-4 ounces pine nuts or sunflower seeds, dry [...]


Vegan Turnip Gratin

Vegan Turnip Gratin

We have really been enjoying turnips this year. They are a newly discovered vegetable for us and we find them quite tasty. Tonight we enjoyed them baked with a light gratin sauce. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 6 medium fresh turnips, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cup plain soy yogurt 1 [...]


Carrot Gnocchi with Red Pepper Sauce

Making Carrot Gnocchi

This is a special meal that does require time to prepare. We really enjoyed this meal and will be having it again. We enjoyed this meal with a mixed salad, whole grain baguette and a lovely vegan white wine. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the carrot gnocchi: 1/2 lb. carrots (about 5 or 6 medium [...]


Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces and Zucchini

Pasta Gratin with Spicy Tofu Pieces ad Zucchini

This is a very, quick and easy recipe to make. It’s very filling, and could also be taken to a pot-luck supper. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces dried pasta- bow-ties, spirals etc. 6-8 ounces prepared spicy tofu pieces 1 & 1/2 cups plain soy yogurt 2 teaspoon mild grainy mustard 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon [...]


Baja Tofu Tacos

Baja Tofu Tacos

These are our vegan version of ‘fish’ tacos, which we enjoyed last night. Yield: 8 tacos Ingredients: 1 16 ounce block tofu, sliced in long “finger/strips” 1/4 small red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded (about 2 & 1/2 cups) 1 small red onion, finely sliced 1 jalape├▒o, de-seeded and 1/2 minced (more if you want [...]


Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

This is a very nice main meal that we enjoyed. It could also be used as a side dish for a dinner. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup barley 2 cups vegetable bouillon 1&1/2 lb. winter squash (butternut, Hokkaido etc.), seeded, peeled and shredded 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil 1 [...]


Vegan Broccoli Quesadillas with Apricot-Carrot Sauce

Broccoli Quesadillas with Apricot-Carrot Sauce

This as a delicious lunch that we enjoyed today. The recipe could also be used as finger foods at a party or as an appetizer in smaller portions. Serving Size: 4 Yield: 8 quesadillas Ingredients: for the quesadillas: 8 flour tortillas 2 cups broccoli florets cooked and blanched 1/2-3/4 cup grated non-dairy cheese 1 cup [...]


Seitan and Rice Pilaf with Sweet Paprika and Lemon

Seitan and Rice Pilaf with Sweet Paprika and Lemon

This is a delicious, one pot meal that we enjoyed today. It has been adapted from a traditional Greek recipe. It is so sad that people often eat lambs for holiday meals. This is a compassionate replacement that tastes really lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 pounds seitan, cut or “pulled” into bite [...]