Roasted butternut squash soup with curry

This makes a great Thanksgiving appetizer! Ingredients: 1 to 2 butternut squashes, depending on size, peeled, seeded, cut up 2 yellow onions, diced olive oil salt & pepper vegetables stock 1 tsp curry powder or more to taste for serving: toasted coconut flakes, toasted cashew pieces, scallions, fresh or dried banana slices Directions: pre-heat oven…

Low-fat baked tofu or tempeh

Moar protein! Moar protein!!! MOARRRRRRR! Well, you’re in luck because I have this super easy way to prepare tofu or tempeh – because let’s face it, these are great way to get some plant-based protein, but they can get super bland (and bitter, in the case of tempeh) . Ingredients: Packaged extra-firm tofu or tempeh…

Vegan cauliflower wings

Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker. Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets For the batter: 1.5c whole wheat flour (or brown rice of chickpea flour for GF version) big pinch salt 1 tsp curry powder 1 TBSP tandori masala spice (recipe for home blend below) 1c almond milk 1c water For the sauce: 1/4c red…

Avocado toast with za’atar

I ordered this during a work lunch, at Good Dish cafe in the basement of Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Fancy, I know. It inspired me to make my own version. It’s my current snack obession. Too bad it’s not very portable! Ingredients to make your own za’atar blend: 2 TBSP sumac 1 TBSP  dried…

Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course 🙂 I’m…

Grapefruit-cucumber-quinoa salad [GF]

I have been seeing myself as a vegan-with-cheese, but I wanted to give a go at going full vegan, so I purchased the Vegan Reset meal plan, which started August 1st, 2016. The recipes yield large portions, so I haven’t done all of them. I’m basically picking and choosing. And I happened to have had friends…

Maple-sriracha roasted cauliflower [GF]

An easy, quick and no fuss side-dish, that can be done either with a fresh or frozen florets. This recipe seems very simple and not that exciting on paper – but once you’ve tried it, you’ll never look at cauliflower the same way again! You’ll actually crave it!!! Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower (or 1 bag frozen florets)…

The best vegan meatballs everrrr!

OK, these are good. These are so good. You can eat them hot or cold. As is or with any sauce. So good! Inspired by Yupitsvegan’s recipe. Ingredients: 1 x15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained* 1/2c raw almonds* 1/4c each raw walnuts + cashews* 1 onion, diced 2-3 cloves garlic 1 tsp mustard 1 TBSP nutritional…