All posts filed under: Vegan

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Kale Tabbouleh with Quinoa

Fully of bright flavors, this kale tabbouleh is my new salad triumph. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it delivers lots of flavor and textures, and is well… simply GOOD. Super nutritious Tuscan lacinato kale is tossed together with fresh parley and mint, sweet cherry tomatoes, green onion and protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of […]

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Sweet Potato Red Curry with Coconut, Turmeric & Lime

Simple and tasty. That’s what this sweet potato red curry is. You know, I’ve always had a love affair with curry, which is why I love coming up with new ways to enjoy one. This vegan red curry is unlike all my other curry recipes. Although, it has red curry paste and coconut milk, its […]

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

Asian-Style Kale Salad with Brown Rice and Smoked Tofu

This Asian-style kale salad recipe is actually more about one of my favorite dressings that I adore with kale. I have so many different versions of this recipe ’cause it’s actually a winter staple that we eat in some variation once or twice a week for the entire Tuscan Lacinto kale season. Which sadly is […]

Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Hazelnut Gremolata

Oven-Roasted Parsnips and Carrots with Hazelnut Gremolata

these oven-roasted parsnips and carrots are cooked to perfection then served with a splash of lemon and a nutty hazelnut gremolata, making them the perfect side dish! This plant-based recipe makes such a satisfying side dish no matter what it is accompanying. It’s fantastically easy to makes, takes 30 minutes to prepare and tastes great […]

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils and Tahini Dressing

Kale Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Lentils & Tahini Dressing

Okay are you ready for it? This kale salad with roasted vegetables, lentils and tahini dressing is my new go-to winter salad. Really it’s the salad of my dreams! It’s influenced by Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine (what’s not to love about that!?)… which in my mind, I can simply sum up as “extra delicious”. […]

Pumpkin Soup with Curry & Coconut Milk

Pumpkin Soup with Curry & Coconut Milk

Warm and comforting, this pumpkin soup with curry and coconut milk encompasses the essence of fall. A pumpkin soup can of course can go in so many directions. This one is includes Caribbean flavors starting with earthy Indian curry as well as allspice (pimento), which is a main player in Caribbean cuisines. Together with cayenne […]

Almond-Tahini-Date Cookies

Almond-Tahini-Date Cookies (Sugar-Free)

YES to sugar-free cookies! With these almond date cookies there is absolutely no sacrifice on flavor. They are made with naturally sweet Medjool dates, ground almonds and tahini. Plus a little spice to deepen the flavor: cinnamon and ginger. So since there are no flour, no eggs, no sugar, meaning these make the perfect snack […]

Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Roasted Japanese Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

So I thought it was high-time I share one of my favorite ways to enjoy roasted eggplant. Sweet and tender roasted Japanese eggplant (char-grilled a little at the end) served with sesame tahini sauce. A dream combination. But that’s not all. There are garnishes. Pomegranate, pine nuts and parsley. P-P-P. Three important P’s. The crème […]

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo with Roasted Cauliflower

Fettuccine Alfredo. Rich and creamy. It’s an Italian classic. Typically, it’s loaded with butter and parmesan (and quite possibly cream). Not this one! This recipe, as irresistible as it is, is actually dairy-free! Yes, vegan! So what’s the secret to a tasty vegan Alfredo sauce? Well, it’s cashew-based…and made with some onions and garlic, then […]

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry with Garam Masala & Coconut

Pumpkin and Red Lentil Curry

This glorious pumpkin and red lentil curry is the ultimate in comfort food. Creamy and utterly delicious, this is a healthy and easy recipe with amazing flavors of Indian Garam Masala and creamy coconut milk. Now, I’m not going to pretend that every recipe to come out of my kitchen is a stunner. These are […]

Vegan Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Coconut Ginger Beet Soup

Fellow lover of beets, this is the recipe for you. I love this coconut ginger beet soup. I’m not a pink girl, but just look at that color! Gorgeous AND it’s full of flavor. The simple combination of market fresh beetroot, ginger, and coconut milk is so tasty. Then there are some subtle flavors of […]

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

Sweet Potato Peanut Stew with Coconut & Spinach

This sweet potato peanut stew is a wonderful combination of nourishing vegetables in a delicious coconut sauce spiced with turmeric and cumin, then topped with more toasted peanuts of crunch. You could even say this is a curry of sorts. It’s creamy, has a satisfying texture, awesome flavor and it’s super nutritious. This sweet potato […]

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

Tomato Avocado Corn Salad

This tomato avocado corn salad is so EASY, so FRESH tasting, and so YUM! Loaded with ripe tomatoes, sweet red pepper, creamy avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime, a little cumin, and sweet, smokey grilled corn, I couldn’t love it more! It’s grilling season, which also means corn on the cob season. And if your summer […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

Roasted Sweet Potato Lentil Salad

This recipe combines two of my favorite things, lentils and sweet potatoes! But actually this sweet potato lentil salad is so much more than that. Along with the sweet potatoes, are carrots, red onion and a pinch of dried chili flakes — all roasted together to bring out their sweet and caramelised flavor. The exact […]

Sweet potato kumpir, stuffed with balck bean pomegranate salsa

Stuffed Sweet Potato Kumpir with Black Bean Salsa

Sweet potato kumpir. What a beautiful thing. Yeah – theeeeese are goooood. With this kumpir recipe, once again the humble potato shines through! Thank you Turkish street food for inspiring me to explore a vegan version made with sweet potatoes, rather than good old spuds. And this version is served with a sort of mediterrean […]

Best Ever Double Chocolate Brownie Bread

Double Chocolate Brownie Bread (Vegan)

I really mean it when I say that this double chocolate brownie bread is the BEST EVER I’ve ever made. I only other thing that comes close to it are these — real brownies. This chocolate bread is equally addictive, but a whole lot healthier. It’s made with spelt flour, just a little muscovado sugar […]

Tahini-based Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

Vegan Caesar Salad with Mixed Seeds & Herbs

I’m feeling a little bit of vegan Caesar salad love. And not for a cashew-based kind of vegan dressing, but rather a tahini-based Caesar salad dressing. Packed with flavor, I am simply in love! This is the kind of dressing that only needs greens. Okay, I added some roasted seeds and fresh herbs. Yes, breaking […]

Bowl of Spiced Potato Tagine with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Red Pepper

Spiced Potato Tagine with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Red Pepper

This spiced potato with chickpeas tagine is combined with tomatoes, sweet red peppers and parsley. A combo that can satisfy the whole family. It’s slightly spicy without being overbearing, and of course can be reduced to a very mild version for anyone who is sensitive to spice. I think it was perfect as it is. […]

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Cumin-Roasted Carrot Tabbouleh

Carrot Taboulleh — yeeees CARROT taboulleh. Not just the crunchy stems, but the greens as well. This take on the the wonderfully fresh and light Lebanese parsley salad is made with roasted cumin-carrots, toasted almonds and loads of green goodness from carrot tops, parsley, and mint. All tossed together with bulgur and finished off with […]

Chickpea, Cauliflower and Potato Curry Recipe with Spinach

Chickpea, Cauliflower and Potato Curry

This rich tomato-y cauliflower and potato curry is deeply nourishing and provides quick comfort during the last weeks of winter. There’s lots of vegetables (cauliflower, spinach and potatoes), a slew of spices (that hopefully everyone has in their spice drawer), and a rich stew-y tomato richness that is balanced out with a little coconut milk, […]