Archive for plant-based recipes – Page 2

Walnut Parmesan

Full disclosure: I’m not a fan of the commercial vegan Parmesan cheese substitutes. They don’t have much flavor and they are far too expensive. This, on the other hand, is easy, it’s delicious, and it comes together in a few minutes flat. Give it a try – it’s excellent on pasta, pizza, and toast. Yum.

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Creamy Hungarian Cabbage and Mushroom Soup

Have I mentioned lately that I’m in love with my Instant Pot? It makes meal prep SO EASY. And fast. This recipe is based on the Moosewood Cookbook’s Hungarian Mushroom Soup, and it was inspired by a cup of soup I had recently at Sealevel City Gourmet here in Wilmington. It was a Hungarian Paprika Soup, and it was amazing! I searched a few recipes and settled on the Moosewood version, with a few slight modifications.

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Rosemary Maple Blue Corn Muffins

I’m not much of a baker, but this recipe is so easy and delish – it has made it into the rotation. The muffins are so sweet and cake-like…they almost taste like dessert! I served them with my White Beans with Rosemary and Kale (click on the link to check out the photo of the muffins, beside the beans) loaded with Easy Vegan Butter…the sweet and savory combination was absolutely sublime. Bon appetit!

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White Beans with Rosemary and Kale

While I started out wanting to create a copycat recipe of Zoe’s Kitchen’s white beans with rosemary, the concept for the dish evolved as I was prepping. I wanted to keep it simple and add up the nutritional value by adding some greens. The result? A fantastic, hearty one-pot meal! (I served the beans with Rosemary Maple Blue Corn Muffins – stay tuned for the recipe!)

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Caribbean Inspired Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

This recipe came together like many of my recipes do: I browsed a dozen or so recipes for Caribbean soups and stews, did an inventory of my pantry, and came up with a creation all my own, inspired by others’ ideas and what I had available! It was quite delicious, I must say. Pay attention to the curry you’re using – if it’s hot, you might want to tone it down. Me? I love spicy, and mine had a heck of a kick!

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Easy Vegan Butter – No Palm Oil

I have to give a shout out to the Virtual Vegan for this recipe – it’s based on her creation, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Who knew almond flour could be a base for vegan butter?!?! I made a couple of tweaks based on my personal taste (and doubled the recipe). I doubt I will ever buy vegan butter again. This comes together in about 5 minutes and is oh-so-tasty.

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Miso Balsamic Dressing

I wish I could say I am one of those people who eats a lot of salads because I love the taste of raw veggies. But that would be a tall tale. For me, salad is all about the dressing. (Just like it’s all about the sauce with hot foods!) With easy, tasty dressings like this one, I honestly could (and almost do) eat salads every day.

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Easy Corn Chowder

This recipe is based on one of Sunny Anne Holliday’s recipes, with slight modifications. Sunny is the owner of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, the first fully vegan restaurant in Tucson – which she opened over a decade ago, before vegan was hip! She is an inspiration, and I love her Lovin’ Spoonfuls Cookbook. (You can order it on Amazon.) One cool thing about the recipes is she includes amounts for a single serving, as well as amounts for a family serving. This recipe is for a family serving.

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Fermented Garlic Pickles

Fun fact: I only recently learned that I can ferment my own pickles. I thought that my mom’s method of making pickles with vinegar was the only way of doing it! Wow, was I wrong. I recently picked up a copy of the book Fermented Vegetables by Kirsten and Jeremy Shockey. (Stop by your local bookstore and pick it up or order it today – it’s a terrific resource!) This is their recipe for garlic pickle slices – and be warned: this recipe is FOR GARLIC LOVERS ONLY. That said, they are crazy delicious and so good for you, chock full of probiotics.

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Cauliflower Ginger Soup with Turmeric

This soup is “souper” simple (pun intended) to make, amazingly flavorful, and healthy to boot! With the cooler fall temperatures, it’s an ideal lunch or dinner. Customize as you wish – add some tofu or white beans for extra protein, some brown rice if you’re into grains, extra cilantro if it’s your thing – it will all be good.

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