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Herbed Mushrooms on Garlic Toast

Toast is kind of having a moment, isn’t it? I don’t know about you, but my Instagram feed is blowing up with beautiful pictures of crusty bread smeared with everything from cashew cream cheese and fruit to mashed avocado and radishes. Given that toast is cool now, and not just a vehicle for jam or butter, I couldn’t help but … Read more

vegan pasta recipes

18 Mind-Blowing Vegan Pasta Recipes

Is there anything better than diving into a bowl of warm, decadent pasta? For as long as I can remember, noodles have been my go-to food for every occasion. Feeling down? Pasta. Stressed after a long day at work? Pasta. Celebrating a birthday? I rang in mine at Olive Garden last year. By the way, did you know their breadsticks, … Read more

mushroom pâté

Vegan Mushroom Pâté with Walnuts and Thyme

Traditionally a meat-based dish, we gave pâté a plant-based makeover with hearty mushrooms, which impart a delightful umami flavor, walnuts and thyme. The result is a savory, highly spreadable paste that tastes divine on crackers or a sandwich. In fact, did you know that pâté is not only a mainstay of hors d’oeuvre trays (and our vegan charcuterie board), it’s also … Read more

Roasted Beet Hummus

It’s that time of year again. It’s Valentine’s Day, and everything is dripping in chocolate. But us? Not a bit of fudge in sight. We’re over here working on our appetizer game, and enjoying every bite. This beet hummus is chickpea-free and the most brilliant color of fuchsia. It’s perfectly romantic without being over-the-top, especially if you pair it with rosemary crackers for … Read more

vegan buffalo chicken dip

Vegan Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Dip

I’m going to be honest – football is not my thing. Actually, I could do without sports entirely. But I am thankful the Super Bowl exists because it’s the perfect excuse to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon grazing on party snacks and sipping beer. When it comes to Super Bowl food, I tend to gravitate towards salty, savory fare. But … Read more

vegan salads

15 Delicious Protein-Packed Vegan Salads

Oh, salads. They should be easy to throw together for a healthy mid-day meal, but they’re actually pretty easy to screw up. Add too many toppings and you’re eating way more than you planned for; don’t add enough and you’re absolutely starving again by the time 2 o’clock rolls around. What’s a hungry vegan to do? When it comes to … Read more

Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Asian Collard Wraps with Peanut Sauce

I have a love/hate relationship with carbs. They’re so comforting, like a big hug – a hug that is expanding my waistline before my very eyes. Why does something that tastes so good have to ruin my body? It’s pretty unfair, if you ask me. In an effort to clean up my diet, one of my New Year’s resolutions is … Read more

Nutty Horchata Oatmeal

Nutty Horchata Oatmeal

I’m back on my game. Healthy breakfast, a (short) workout, kids off to school. Perfection.  The healthy breakfast can be a struggle, especially as I try to keep my mornings gluten-free. I can’t  eat cardboard in a bowl, so flavor is paramount to the happiness level of the rest of my day. And what better flavor than a nutty horchata … Read more

Bourbon Mango Black Bean Chili

Bourbon Mango Black Bean Chili

I don’t know about you, but chili is on heavy rotation in my house this time of year. It’s frigid outside, and all I’m craving is warm and hearty foods. Are you with me? This recipe is an exotic twist on a classic weeknight dinner. The mango makes it a bit sweeter than traditional chili, but there’s still plenty of … Read more

vegan christmas cookie

14 Delicious Vegan Christmas Cookie Recipes

What better way to spend a frigid, snowy winter than in your warm kitchen whipping up delicious vegan Christmas cookies? This recipe round up highlights some of the most drool-worthy plant-based cookies we could find; all catered to your most indulgent holiday cravings. Chocolate? Check. Gingerbread? Got it. Eggnog? Oh yeah. Red velvet? Obviously. The recipes that follow would be … Read more

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Crockpot Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar

If you’re hosting a holiday brunch this season, a vegan hot chocolate and coffee bar is a delicious way to welcome your frozen friends and family into your home. While our hot chocolate recipe is rich and tasty enough to drink on its own, we recommend decorating it with spices, candy, and other toppings to take it to the next level. These are … Read more

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Warm Winter Cranberry Oatmeal

Oh, winter. Despite the fact that it blows through Chicago at the same time every year, I’m never ready for it. As I’m sure is true for most Midwesterners, the hardest part is getting out of my warm, toasty bed in the morning. I really need something to motivate me to throw off the covers and start my day, aside … Read more

Vegan Thanksgiving Leftover Hot Pockets

Thanksgiving Leftover Hot Pockets

Happy post-Thanksgiving! How’d you do yesterday? If you’re anything like us, you have an insane amount of leftovers taking up space in your fridge. And you know what they say, “When life hands you Thanksgiving leftovers, make hot pockets.” Okay, nobody has ever said that. But we’re saying it today because we have a ton of mashed potatoes, roasted veggies … Read more

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Once upon a time, I was a person who would buy a tub of no-bake cheesecake from the grocery store, plop it in a pie crust and go to town. Seriously — how gross is that?! Those were the days when convenience overrode pretty much any healthy choice I could have made in my life (aka college). But I’m in a much better … Read more