Southwestern Chicken-Free Rice
I really can’t say enough good things about Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips. The taste and texture is just about perfect - so much so that I’ve actually found that these will sometimes fool non-veggie friends. Currently, you can find them in many Whole Foods stores, in the prepared foods section. The following is a super easy recipe (Just 4 steps!) that uses the new strips for a quick and tasty dinner.
Southwestern Chicken-Free Rice
The Fluffiest Vegan Biscuits
If you like Pillsbury refrigerated biscuits, then you will LOVE these. Soft and fluffy, they are the perfect addition to a meal — or on their own as a snack. Plus, they are very easy to make, and this vegan version is definitely no harder than the traditional version.
Beef-less Ground Beef Skillet
Think of this one as a tastier version of Hamburger Helper. It’s a similar concept - pasta, veggies and (meatless) ground beef - minus the box of chemicals. This one is vegetarian, as most Alfredo sauces that you’ll find in stores do have some type of dairy base, but if you have a great vegan alfredo recipe, that’s all it would take make this one dairy-free.
"Cheesy" Zucchini Pasta Bake
Today’s recipe is simple, tasty, and incorporates something you will be able to use in countless other recipes: tofu ricotta! You can use this vegan substitute in all kinds of italian dishes…lasagna, stuffed manicotti, pretty much anything that includes ricotta cheese. Plus, it uses silken tofu, which I love because you don’t have to deal with pressing the water out first. If you aren’t familiar with silken tofu, its pretty easy to find - most grocery stores carry it - but its often located in the asian foods section, as it does not have to be refrigerated prior to opening.
Wait…Those Don’t Look Like Vegan Nachos
And yet they are! They are 100% vegan nachos.
When I decided to go vegetarian, I thought loaded nachos were going to be something I would just have to give up. And that sucked, because I love loaded nachos. But the thing is, the more I’ve learned about vegetarian and vegan cooking, the more I’ve realized there are very, very few things you just have to “give up.” A lot of it really is just knowing how to season meat substitutes to make them seem like the real thing. It’s not as hard as you might think! So, the next time you have a nacho craving, try out this recipe - it even passed the non-vegetarian test, and was a big hit with my omnivore friends as well.
Nutty Sweet Potato Quiche
Trying to decide what to bring to your family’s Thanksgiving dinner? In search of a vegetarian or vegan recipe that won’t turn off the omnivores in your family? Well, look no further, this sweet potato quiche will impress everyone…and hopefully stop them from asking you “What do vegans eat anyway?” ;)
While this recipe works as an excellent side dish, I think one of the best aspects of it is that it is hearty enough to be a main dish as well. This is especially important when going to something (like a big Thanksgiving dinner) where you know there might not be any meatless main dishes. Read on for the recipe…
Vegan Coffee Cake Muffins Are Love
Even though I LOVE baking, I don’t post a ton of dessert recipes. Mostly because like 95% of desserts are already vegetarian, and you can find those recipes anywhere. However, since I seem to have gotten a lot of vegan followers recently (yay!), and because something I really enjoy is taking desserts I like and converting them into vegan versions, I’m going to start posting some of my favorite vegan-modified dessert recipes.
Today, I’ll start with coffee cake muffins. These are moist, delicious, and really easy to make! They’re also a great option if you ever need to bring something to a breakfast event, since they’re already in individual servings.
I used a recipe from CoffeeVanilla as a helper, if you want to see another variation of these muffins. Keep reading to see my version!
Pumpkin Pasta FTW
So, I was at Williams Sonoma, and they had pumpkin pasta sauce. OMG, right? But then I read the ingredients, and it had chicken fat in it. Sad face. So, I decided to make my own veggie version. And it turned out great! So, I’m sharing so that you too can make your own veggie-friendly pumpkin pasta.
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
One of the things I think is often missing from vegetarian/vegan cookbooks and blogs are recipes for simple, comfort foods. Let’s face it, sometimes you just want the kind of stuff your mom used to make when you were six. Though a lot of people think you have to give those foods up when you go veggie, most of those dishes are actually very easy to convert into meatless versions.
Today’s recipe for a meatless version of Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole is one of the simplest things you will ever make. Plus, it has way fewer calories than the original version, so not only will the cows and pigs thank you - your body will as well!
No problem! I’m always interested in following pro-veggie blogs. :)