Black Bean Burgers Recipe

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect by Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN provides everything you need to learn about the vital role fiber plays in your body and your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. The Fiber Effect also includes easy meal plans and recipes to get you started. Check out one recipe below. Continue reading

Pink Heart Beet Pancakes Recipe

The pancake is the classic comfort food! Just imagining a short-stack of flapjacks drizzled with maple syrup will bring a smile to anybody’s face. But did you know that pancakes can be so much more? Pancakes Make People Happy features over 75 unique pancake recipes that are as easy to prepare as they are to love. Check out one recipe below perfect for Valentine’s Day.

 

This can be a very romantic recipe for Valentine’s day, especially if you make them heart shaped. We used a heart mold with handle attachment for lifting off the griddle once the pancake is poured. It’s a bit tricky but be sure and non-stick spray the mold before each use. Continue reading

Broccoli & Mushroom Stir Fry Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on YouTube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

This quick stir fry is my go-to meal when I just do not know what to make and don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I whip this up in 15 minutes and throw in whatever vegetables I have in the fridge to fill out the dish. You can serve it over brown or black rice or, if you don’t want to wait around for rice to cook, just serve by itself since it is really just a big pan of tasty cooked vegetables. Continue reading

Lentil Spinach Soup Recipe

The food we eat is what powers our bodies—the better we eat, the better we look, feel and perform. Yet less than five percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount of fiber per day—a vital nutrient that can do many things from regulating blood sugar to lowering cholesterol to creating a healthy gut.

The Fiber Effect by Nichole Dandrea-Russert, MS, RDN provides everything you need to learn about the vital role fiber plays in your body and your guide to meeting your daily fiber needs and so much more. The Fiber Effect also includes easy meal plans and recipes to get you started. Check out one recipe below. Continue reading

Everything Cookies Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on Youtube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

Like the name implies, these cookies have a little bit of everything from the pantry in them. This recipe is inspired by a recipe my Grandma used to make, which she called “Cowboy Cookies.” They were a basic oatmeal cookie to start, but she then added whatever she had left over in the pantry, like a handful of raisins, the remnants of a bag of shredded coconut, walnuts, and sometimes even potato chip crumbles! I used to absolutely love them when I was young. This version has so many textures and bursts of flavor all while delivering a dense nutritional kick. Continue reading

Thai Sauce with Zoodles Recipe

Plant Based Cooking Made Easy is the exciting new cookbook from Jill and Jeffrey Dalton, the creators and host of The Whole Food Plant Based Cooking Show on YouTube. Plant Based Cooking Made Easy features over 100 life-saving, whole food plant-based recipes that are gluten-free, refined sugar & oil free, low in sodium, and full of scrumptious flavors. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

Zucchini noodles, known in the plant-based world as Zoodles, are a great alternative to regular pasta, especially if you are looking for a gluten free option. They can be used for all kinds of noodle-based dishes and pack a ton of texture and nutrition into this Thai flavored recipe. The longer the zoodles sit in the sauce the more flavor they absorb, so Zoodle leftovers are always a treat! Continue reading

Easy Ratatouille Stew Recipe

Providing vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, The Dirty Vegan Cookbook, Revised Edition by Catherine Gill makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle. Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–The Dirty Vegan Cookbook is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

 

Some people like to get complicated with recipes like ratatouille, but not me. My approach has always been to create recipes and make dishes that taste fancy, while remaining simple to prepare and serve. With culinary shortcuts and by using certain easy techniques in vegan cooking, I am able to create complex flavors without getting too complicated in the kitchen. Let’s face it: eating and savoring the food that you make, with your guests, is a much more enjoyable use of your time than spending way too many hours in food preparation. This ratatouille recipe tastes so flavorful, and better yet, it pretty much makes itself once you let it simmer. It is also one of those recipes that will fill your house with wonderful and delicious scents. Be careful—you might attract the whole neighborhood with this one! Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Providing vegan alternatives to the sorts of delicious comfort foods that everyone craves, The Dirty Vegan Cookbook, Revised Edition by Catherine Gill makes it easier than ever to live the vegan lifestyle. Self-styled as “vegan junk food”–healthy vegan food that doesn’t skimp on taste–The Dirty Vegan Cookbook is a celebration of all the amazing tastes and dishes available to those on vegan diets. Enjoy a recipe featured in the book below!

This recipe was inspired by a muffin I saw in the bakery case at a coffee shop, which a friend of mine would often get with her coffee. I veganized the muffin based on the flavors that she described; having been a former pastry chef and owning my own vegan bakery really comes in handy! When I asked my friend to try my vegan version, she could not believe how much my recipe tasted like the one she would buy at the coffeehouse. Continue reading