Vegetable Paella

Paella is a Spanish dish that is typically made with rice, saffron, and a mix of seafood and meats, and is cooked in a very large shallow pan over low heat for a long time (slow and low). To me, that translates to: a complicated undertaking that requires a special pan and a lot of…

Butternut Squash Pizza

Roasted butternut squash. Sweet caramelized red onion. Balsamic vinegar glaze. Fresh greens….all on a PIZZA!? No, I’m not kidding. And yes, you need to make this! We had a version of this pizza when we were visiting friends for New Year’s and I’ve been meaning to replicate it ever since because it was so easy…

Vegan Sushi

I tried to make sushi for the first time and I was amazed. It was so easy! I have a Japanese food store right near my office so I was able to easily pick up a bamboo mat and some nori sheets on my way home from work. If you don’t have a Japanese food…

Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches

If you haven’t had banh mi before, it’s a delicious Vietnamese sandwich on a baguette with lots of pickled vegetables, cilantro, and typically, pork. This vegan version uses grilled tofu as the main filling and vegan mayonnaise in a spicy chili mayo sauce.  It’s so simple to make these glorious (and super packed!) sandwiches. You…

Falafel with Garlic Herb Sauce

Falafel — a vegetarian’s dream. It’s a delicious and pretty accessible meat-free (and vegan!) option. I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to try making it! This recipe is very simple and easy – you use a food processor to mix the dough, then form it into little balls or disks, and then fry…

Vegan Nachos with Cheesy Sauce

Nachos for a party? Duh, of course! Nachos for dinner on a Wednesday? Why the heck not?!! I’m down for some ‘chos anytime! These babies are layered with so many delicious toppings: Spicy black bean crumble Sweet corn Red onion JalapeƱos Avocado Salsa Vegan cheesy sauce (yep, you read that correctly) Hot sauce Scallion Cilantro…

Vegetable Fried Rice

Who needs take-out when you can make delicious and healthy vegetable fried rice at home, complete with an egg substitute that makes it feel like it’s real Chinese-restaurant-fried rice from a carton!? This would be a great dish to make in bulk and keep to reheat for lunches all week. It has great sources of…

Chocolate Crepes

Want to wake up your honey with a special breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day? Or, any day for that matter? This is the perfect treat for expressing your love and appreciation for someone; it’s chocolate, it’s impressive, and it’s delicious. I decided to use sliced strawberries and bananas, chopped walnuts, and maple syrup for…

Chocolate Banana Pudding

For some reason I associate chocolate with love and romance. Maybe because I’m such a chocolate-lover, and am always overjoyed to receive gifts of the chocolate-kind. Anyway, for this Valentine’s Day I’m making some chocolate pudding for my puddin’. Your SO will love this creamy, luscious dessert topped with crushed pistachios or fresh sliced strawberries….

Peanut Butter Fudge

I have a huge sweet tooth, but most of the time I find fudge a bit too sweet even for my tastes. I don’t often crave it, and haven’t missed it that much since going vegan. But….this fudge adapted from Minimalist Baker has changed my mind! It’s only sweetened with a touch of maple syrup…