Leftover Side Dishes Make a Meal

Try these Leftover Wild Rice & Black Bean BurgersAfter running stuff through the food processor, I throw everything into a bowl & mix with oiled hands: 1 15oz can black beans (drained/rinsed & mashed in the mixing bowl) 1 cup wild rice (processed a few times) 3/4 cup bread crumbs (1-2 slices of bread, ground…

A Colorful Vegan Plantsgiving

Three days to prep and just 5 minutes to eat😋. This delicious feast serves 4 and several recipes can be made in advance. I cooked the green lentils and quinoa 2 days ahead, and made the cranberry sauce and mushroom gravy 1 day ahead.The spread included my lentil-quinoa-oat loaf, cranberry-date-apple sauce, flour-free mushroom gravy, sautéed…

Colorful Vegan Supper Soups 

Some easy light recipes for supper 🌈White Bean Mushroom & Kale Soup Chop and sauté a shallot, 2 garlic, a box of cremini or white mushrooms, 2 carrots–about 5 min–then add a pinch or 2 of thyme. Stir and sauté another minute then add 4 cups vegetable broth + a 14oz can of white beans…

Two-Minute Banana Oat Bread & an Easy Chia Seed Jam 

The microwave can be a great tool for reducing time in the kitchen and producing quality recipes. For stovetop or oven directions, click on the original recipe links mentioned below or make my banana oat flax loaf that follows. 2-Minute Banana Oat BreadI modified the 2-minute english muffin recipe from The Big Man’s World to…

Sweet & Savory Vegan Loaf Recipes

I have made both of these recipes several times now and have a few tips for the savory loaf–the lentil-quinoa-oat loaf–which is a modified version of Vegan Richa’s lentil quinoa loaf recipe: I like to cook the lentils and quinoa separately the day before to make the preparation easier; alternatively, the whole mixture can be…

Colorful Vegan Lunch Boxes

All of my lunch boxes in one place…Enjoy!Big Snack BoxStore-bought bean & rice chips, One Green Planet’s green chile nacho cheese sauce, roasted chickpeas, baked tamari-coated tofu slices, carrots, steamed broccoli, apples, almonds + dairy free chocolate chips Pizza Bites Lunch BoxChocolate Covered Katie’s quinoa pizza bites over kale with carrots, tahini-miso-garlic dressing, almonds, pitted dates,…

Sweet & Savory Toast 

Some sweet and savory toast ideas for a fun + filling meal or snackCrunchy almond butter, banana, dark chocolate chunks, optional strawberries, coconut flakes Cream cheese or yogurt (cashew yogurt pictured), berries of choice, chia seed, & cinnamon Hummus, (or use mashed avocado with tahini & lemon juice), spinach, sun-dried tomatoes soaked in oil, hemp…

6 More Easy Colorful Vegan Recipes

lentil potato stew…sauté (using broth or oil) in a large pot, 1/2 peeled/diced sweet potato, 1-2 chopped tomatoes, 1 chopped onion, 2-3 cloves minced garlic + optional  finely chopped jalapeño (or 1-2 T canned green chiles). Also optional add-ins are diced mushrooms, celery or bell pepper (about 1/4 C total) + 1-2 T of tomato paste….

6 Easy Colorful Vegan Suppers

1) Spaghetti with tomato sauce and Oh She Glows Italian bean balls 2) Boiled broccoli in salted water + a little of the water used to boil broccoli + leftover hummus all blended until smooth = a filling and protein-rich soup3) Hearty Backpacker Seitan BurritosSauté the following using 2 T tamari + 2-3 TBS water (or 1-2…

Lunchtime Salads

Spruce up lunch with these delicious salads + dressingsReplicating the rainbow salad from our local raw food cafe…dressing is a blend of water, pre-soaked cashews and balsamic vinegar. Salad has mixed greens, kale, tender greens, bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, beets, cabbage mix, and sunflower seedsSweet & creamy strawberry-cashew salad dressing is a blend of cashews…

Plant-Powered Fuel

Loaded with healthy fats, protein and carbs, these recipes are a great way to fuel any exercise activity Quick & Easy 🚴‍♀️Bike🚵 Bars 3/4 C oats 3/4 C raw almonds 1/2 C hemp seed 2 C or 12 pitted dates (or a mix of dates + raisins or other dried fruit) 2 T maple syrup…

Healthy Low-Sugar Breakfast Cookies

Breakfast Cookies from The Minimalist BakerI used the blueberry muffins breakfast cookie recipe and subbed chocolate chips for blueberries + made my own applesauce (simply baked 🍎🍎’s with cinnamon leaving skins on at 350F for about an hour or so). Baked 🍪🍪’s for 30 minutes. Husband gave these a 👍:-)My ingredients: Ground oats + raw almonds (coffee grinder works great…