Mini Beet Pastries

I love that frozen puff pastry is accidentally vegan. It’s one of my favorite things to experiment with, especially because it’s so dang delicious, and unpredictable! I’d say these experimental beet pastry pillows definitely came out my signature #imperfect, but they certainly tasted perfect! They were fun to eat with our hands and we dipped…

Beet Hummus

We love colorful meals. I always try to add a pop of color to our plates. Tonight we added a very bright pop of color with this beet hummus. I find canned beets to be so versatile that I always keep a can on hand for when I need that secret ingredient. Tonight it’s the…

Mushroom Sliders

Aren’t these babies cute? I just love a tiny version of a food favorite, like a mac and cheese bite or a shot glass of soup, and especially the slider! I’ve been meaning to make these tiny veggie burgers for a while now, and am so glad I finally did it. They are as delicious…

Miso Edamame Hummus

Love hummus? Want to try it in a new way? Try this edamame hummus made with miso and garlic. It’s a fresh take on an old favorite, and it’s really easy to make. You can buy shelled edamame in the freezer section. All you have to do is thaw it, boil it for four minutes,…

Easy Balsamic Bruschetta

I’m really yearning for summer over here. Can you tell? Nothing says summer to me like tomatoes, because that’s when they taste so juicy sweet I can eat them like an apple with a little salt. I didn’t go that far, but I was craving some fresh bruschetta. I whipped up this easy balsamic bruschetta…

Corn and Black Bean Empanadas

Okay, so I think I made something that’s a cross between an empanada and a hand pie. I chose not to fry them – I baked them instead in an effort to be semi-healthy. And as many vegans know, it’s hard to get golden brown pastry in the oven without using an egg wash. (If…

Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Wanna feel like a fancy schmancy chef? These will do the trick. I was totally amazed by myself after making these beautiful spring rolls. I was on cloud nine! I could do no wrong! It was the best I’ve felt about myself in months! Is that depressing? Maybe so, but regardless, making these “fancy but…

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 Jalape├▒os Avocado Salsa Vegan cheesy sauce (yep, you read that correctly) Hot sauce Scallion Cilantro…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Excited for New Years Eve? Attending or hosting a party? Serve this spinach and artichoke dip and no one will even know it’s vegan! It’s the perfect time to whip out this beloved, creamy party food. I can’t think of a better way to ring in the new year. ­čÖé I love party food because…

Chunky Crab Dip

I really love my vegan crabless cakes recipe, so I was inspired to make something similar tasting that I could quickly whip up for a snack. I came up with this crab dip that uses hearts of palm, lots of chunky vegetables, and vegan cream cheese and mayonnaise. It can be served warm or cold…