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Red Lentil Chili

Red Lentil Chili

This is a lovely chill recipe. We enjoyed it only mildly spicy not as a 4 alarm chill, but if you prefer, you can add more heat. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 cloves [...]


Creamy Key Lime Tempeh and Mushroom Enchiladas

Creamy Tempeh Mushroom Enchiladas

These enchiladas were delicious. It’s the key lime juice that made the difference. We will be having this more this summer. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 medium onions, chopped (divided) 4 ounces chopped green chillies 2 tablespoons oil 2½ cups minced tempeh (or cut in small strips) 8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and chopped 6 ounces [...]


Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

This was a delicious meal that we enjoyed last night. It is rather involved to make, although once you have made ravioli more often, it is really not that difficult to make. The pea filling is delicious and pairs nicely with the mushroom sauce. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: for the ravioli dough: 1 cup semolina [...]


Vegetarian Wellingtons

Vegetarian Wellingtons

These tasty packages are a special treat at holidays, although they are delicious any time of the year, and not difficult to make. Serving Size: 4 Yield: 8-10 packages Ingredients: for the Wellingtons: 1 package frozen vegan puff pastry (8-10 squares) 1 large bag (16 ounces) mixed vegetables fresh or frozen 2 cups cooked rice [...]


Pea and Corn Patties with Herbed Soy Yogurt Sauce

Corn, pea and potato patties with herbed soy yogurt sauce

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed last night. It also makes a great snack. Serving Size: 10 Ingredients: for the patties: 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed 4-6 ounces canned or frozen corn 1 ½ lb. potatoes 3 small onions 1 egg replacement 3-5 tablespoons flour dash nutmeg salt and pepper to taste oil for [...]


Springtime Zucchini Tart with Edible Flower Garnish

Springtime Zucchini Tart with Edible Flower Garnish

We enjoyed this lovely tart today for lunch. It would make a lovely brunch or special occasion meal. It would be then important to double or triple the recipe. Serving Size: 1 Ingredients: 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 1 small zucchini, very thinly shaved 1/2 cup vegan cheese sauce 4-5 ounces spicy tofu [...]


Chestnut Bourgogne Pie

Chestnut Mushroom Bourgogne Pie

This is a delicious hearty meal that can be served in individual casserole dishes, or as individual parcels or pockets in vegan puff pastry. Ingredients: 8 ounces prepared chestnuts 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1/2 cup red wine 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 1 leek, cut in small pieces 2 medium carrots, peeled and [...]


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, minced 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

Tex-Mex Zucchini and Rice Casserole - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

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 [...]