Cranberry and Roasted Yam Quinoa Salad

This tasty roasted yam & quinoa salad is tossed in a savory maple-balsamic dressing, sweetened with dried cranberries with a delicious crunch of toasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy on its own as a simple lunch or as a flavor-packed side dish! Preparation + Cook Time: 50 minutes Makes 6-7 servings Ingredients: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1.5 lbs of yams/sweet […]

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Vegan 3 Bean Chili

This delicious vegan chili is a protein-packed alternative to a classic meat chili. It is filled with lots of fresh vegetables and savory spices. Top this dish with some chopped avocado and serve with fresh bread. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook Time: 45 minutes Makes 6-7 servings Ingredients: 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced 1/4 tsp […]

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Chickpea Noodle Soup

The weather is finally becoming chilly here in California, which motivates me to make lots of soups. This high-protein soup is a vegan alternative to the classic chicken noodle soup. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook Time: 50 minutes Makes 8-9 servings Ingredients: 1 small yellow onion 2 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp minced garlic 1 cup […]

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6 Delicious Vegan Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is just a few days away! I am looking forward to making a delicious turkey-less feast for my family. Our annual vegan thanksgiving meal consists of seasonal vegetables, pumpkin flavored goodies, and traditional dishes with a plant-based twist. I have put together a list of my favorite recipes that would […]

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Pumpkin Hummus

Are you having trouble finding the perfect appetizer to bring to your thanksgiving potluck? This pumpkin hummus is festive, wholesome, and delicious. Enjoy this tasty dip with some chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables. Preparation + Cook time=  10 minutes Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas, drained 1 Tbsp of tahini 1 Tbsp of olive oil 1/2 […]

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Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash

As I was browsing the produce section of the grocery store, I couldn’t help but buy these gorgeous butternut squashes. I decided to top them with a thanksgiving-inspired wild rice stuffing. This stuffing is filled with cooked vegetables, dried cranberries, tasty herbs, and sweet Bartlett pears with a hint of orange zest and maple flavor. […]

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Vegetable Risotto

This recipe is creamy and delicious, packed with healthy vegetables and exploding with savory Italian flavor. I like to enjoy this dish with a side of vegan sausage for some extra protein. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook time=  40 minutes Makes 5-6 servings Ingredients: 1 shallot, diced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 zucchini, chopped 1.5 […]

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Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts & Dates

This delicious kale salad is seasoned with a simple vinaigrette dressing, topped with sweet honeycrisp apple, chopped dates, and candied walnuts. This is a great salad to pair with a autumn meal. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook time=  20 minutes Makes 6 servings Salad Ingredients: 1 cup of candied walnuts (recipe below) vinaigrette dressing (recipe below) […]

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Creamy Sweet Potato Soup

It is finally soup season in my kitchen! This sweet potato soup is savory and creamy with a hint of warm, aromatic spices. It is surprisingly filling but tastes lovely with a side of fresh toasted bread. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook time=  65 minutes Makes 4-5 servings Ingredients: 1.5 lbs of sweet potatoes (peeled and […]

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Autumn Vegetable Couscous

I am very excited for autumn to begin! That excitement motivated me to create this autumn vegetable couscous. This couscous dish is filled with hearty vegetables seasoned with fragrant fresh herbs, sweet gala apple chunks, and chopped walnuts. Enjoy! Preparation + Cook time= 45 minutes Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, chopped small 1 large yam/sweet […]

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