Category: Vegan Recipes

Vegan Recipes

The lowly lentil is a pantry staple and a real star on the health front; knowing how to cook lentils will make your soups, salads, and side dishes all the more healthy and delicious. And they cook in just 20 minutes!

How to Cook Lentils

Once you know how to cook quinoa, you’ll find so many ways to use this ancient superfood. You'll love its nutty flavor and fluffy texture. It's fabulous in place of rice, couscous, or pasta and in your favorite soups and salads.

How to Cook Quinoa

Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve had a Whiskey Sour cocktail; if so, it’s definitely time to revisit this old-school classic, made only with the freshest ingredients. And the best part, for me? The drink was first mentioned, way back when, in a Wisconsin newspaper.

Whiskey Sour Cocktail

Mexico’s national aperitif, the Paloma cocktail, is a simple tequila drink with a thirst-quenching, irresistible appeal. Move over Margarita, here comes something better!

Paloma Cocktail

Roasted Butternut Squash with brown sugar makes an amazing fall or winter vegetable on chilly nights, and a perfect accompaniment to a baked chicken or roast.

Roasted Butternut Squash

The easiest method for making roasted carrots. The high oven temperature cooks the carrots fast and leads to delicious caramelization of their natural sugars. All you need is olive oil, salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of fresh herbs if you choose. The perfect side dish for the holidays and all year-round.

Roasted Carrots

A simple method for roasting asparagus in the oven. The garlic adds an aromatic flavor, while the higher oven temperature cooks the asparagus quicker, meaning you will be able to enjoy your veggies sooner rather than later. The asparagus is so good for you, a shaving of Parmesan or any of your favorite cheese is definitely required!

How to Roast Asparagus

A classic, homemade applesauce recipe is super easy to make and can last for a long time by freezing or canning. This version is flavored with a touch of sugar, but added ingredients such as cinnamon, cranberries, or ginger add a super rich bite that can’t compare to any store bought variety. Add it as a side to your next pork dinner or simply serve it to the kids as a healthy, afternoon snack!

Applesauce Recipe

This simple recipe for roasted root vegetables is the best way to eat the rainbow! A variety of good-for-you veggies laid out on a baking sheet and roasted at a high heat leads to golden brown perfection. A sprinkling of rosemary and thyme is added to balance the sweet, caramelized sugars produced during roasting. 

Roasted Root Vegetables

A party salad from the 1940s with a serious cult following, this Cowboy Caviar recipe is fun, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. Healthy black-eyed peas, vegetables, and beans bring good luck no matter when you eat them, so be sure to make a big bowl for your next barbecue or potluck.

Cowboy Caviar Recipe

Learn how to make Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah), and discover a new way to add texture and flavor to your dishes. This Egyptian nut-and-seed blend can be salty, sweet, or spicy depending on how you make it. Try my base blend or mix in countless other ingredients from my list of suggestions. Use Dukkah as a topping, garnish, or even a healthy snack mix!

How to Make Dukkah

Once you discover how easy it is to make a big batch of nuoc cham, a lively Vietnamese dipping sauce, you'll probably always have some on hand to throw over noodles, grilled meat, or salads. I serve it as a condiment for both fresh and fried spring rolls, too.

Nuoc Cham Recipe

A little sweet, a little spicy, and tons of flavor, this recipe for Mango Salsa will become your all-time favorite! Easy to mix together in minutes, it’s perfect as a dip for tortilla chips or as a topping for freshly grilled meats. The flavors get better the longer it sits, so be sure to make this ahead of time.

Mango Salsa

Not all bagels are created equal; in fact, truly great bagels are so hard to find, I decided to learn how to make bagels at home. This recipe for the classic bagel is easy to follow; once you get the basics down, switch up the toppings and flavors to delight every bagel lover in the house. 

How to Make Bagels

An easy combination of fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chiles, and lime, this recipe for pico de gallo will be the best you’ve ever made! A tart, crisp salad commonly served with Mexican cuisine, the balance of acidity and heat is sure to please. Whether you like it mild or spicy, homemade pico gets better the longer it sits. So feel free to this recipe ahead of time!

Pico de Gallo

Skip the store-bought packets and make your own homemade Fajita Seasoning! It's incredibly simple and can be mixed together in minutes (and you can reduce or omit the salt and the sugar if you want to). This versatile spice blend is great on fajitas, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more! The best part: It lasts for ages, so go ahead and make a double batch. 

Fajita Seasoning

Tomatoes, onions, garlic, oh my!  This authentic recipe for Spanish Rice is sure to impress as it is quick, simple, flavorful, and technique-driven to ensure the perfect texture every time!  All your missing is a side of beans and a margarita to go with it.

Spanish Rice

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