Articles tagged with: what vegans eat

RECIPE: Simple Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Optional Oil-Free Dressing

on Monday, 27 March 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Simple Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad w/Optional Oil-Free Dressing

This one is super quick and easy, especially if you have a mandolin slicer. If you are looking for something healthy and light that would make a perfect side dish or one great big main meal for one person, this is it. Plus you can try your hand at making your own coconut bacon and/or oil-free mustard dressing if you have time. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
14-16 brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
1/2 an apple, thinly sliced
1/8 cup dried tart cherries (or cranberries)
1/2 cup coconut bacon (CLICK HERE for recipe or try Phoney Baloneys' brand)
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup oil-free mustard dressing (CLICK HERE for recipe or grab your favorite kind)
Black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly by soaking in cold water with a splash of apple cider vinegar, and then rinsing.
2. Once washed and rinsed, peel each sprout's dirty looking outer layers, trim the ends, and cut each in half.
3. Using a mandolin, cut each sprout at the thinnest setting for the finest shave. Add shaved sprouts to a large bowl and repeat until all are used. If you do not have a mandolin try chopping them into long thin strips but be careful! Watch your fingers! Once shaved, wash and rinse again to be sure brussels are clean and free of dirt.
4. On the same setting, thinly slice the onion and apple. Place apple in a bowl of cold water with a splash of lemon juice to keep from browning. You can also soak the slices of onions in cold water to keep them crisp until you're ready to serve.
5. Pour the dressing into a large bowl of sprouts, adjusting the amount as desired. Toss to coat well. Add in the coconut bacon, cherries, almonds, onions, and apple slices. Gently toss to incorporate. Save a few apple slices as a topper.
6. Serve immediately topped with a sprinkle of pepper.

For more fun and easy vegan recipes check out ThePlantPhilosophy.com. 
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RECIPE: Chik'n Noodle Soup Vegan

on Monday, 20 March 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Chik'n Noodle Soup Vegan

Warm, filling, and delicious, this vegan chicken noodle miso soup from the Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes food blog, will surely have you slurping every last sip from the bowl. The best part of this one is you can really make it your own—try using your favorite noodles, spices, and maybe that new vegan chicken product you've had your eye on lately. Or for a healthier version swap out the faux meat for chickpeas. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Drizzle of olive oil
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup vegan chik'n cubes (or 1 cup chickpeas)
6 cups vegetable broth
Salt, to taste
1 Tbsp. white miso paste
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
2 handfuls of edamame noodles, broke in half (or your favorite pasta)

Directions:

1. In a soup pot over medium heat add a drizzle of olive oil. Then add the carrots, celery, onions, and salt. Cook until onions begin to soften. 
2. Add in the vegan chick'n (or garbanzo beans) and cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring to ensure nothing sticks to the bottom.
3. Add the broth, miso, and nutritional yeast. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cover. Simmer for about 30 minutes before adding the pasta (cook according to package instructions). 
4. Turn off burner and allow to cool before serving.

Find more delicious vegan recipes at SundayMorningBananaPancakes.com. 
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RECIPE: Simple Vegan Roasted Spaghetti Squash

on Monday, 27 February 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Simple Vegan Roasted Spaghetti Squash

We have a super simple one for you this week! Featuring healthy spaghetti squash—which is packed with fiber, antioxidants, vitamins A and C, calcium, and potassium, and considered a great anti-inflammatory. This is also a great base to work from if you would like to build a more substantial meal. You could pull the fork-scraped insides of the cooked squash out, plate it, and add even more to it. Maybe try placing it on a bed of fresh spinach, add some chili or other of your favorite spices. The options are limitless. Have fun with this one and enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 spaghetti squash
1/2 cup marinara or tomato sauce
Two handfuls of grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp. chives
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Wash and cut squash in half, vertically.
3. Remove the seeds and place both pieces face-down on a foil lined baking sheet.
4. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until soft/tender to a fork.
5. Wash and half each of the grape tomatoes.
6. Remove squash from oven and using a fork scrape the insides all around.
7. Top each fork-scraped half with tomato sauce, halved grape tomatoes, chives, and salt and pepper to taste.



Find more great seasonal recipes on PlantBasedOnABudget.com.

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RECIPE: Vegan Maitake Mushroom Crostini

on Monday, 20 February 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Vegan Maitake Mushroom Crostini

Perfect as an appetizer, a side, or a snack, you may want to add this maitake mushroom crostini recipe to your recipe folder. Aside from being quick and easy to throw together as a whole, maitake mushrooms are great for the immune system and lowering blood sugar levels. So this one is also a healthy one to have on hand!

Ingredients:

6 slices of ciabatta bread, 1/4" - 1/2" thin
1 1/4 cups dried maitake mushrooms, rinsed and trimmed well
2 cups water (to soak mushrooms)
2 cups sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 Tbsp. fresh oregano, woody stems removed
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt

Directions:

1. Rinse and trim the maitake mushrooms and in a medium bowl soak in 2 cups of water for at least 30 minutes.
2. Slice ciabatta bread and drizzle slices with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and broil on low until golden brown. 
3. Remove from oven and set aside.
4. Over medium/high heat in a large saute pan add 1 teaspoon olive oil and baby bellas. Saute until golden brown, add maitake mushrooms (cutting larger pieces to bite size if needed). Saute for about 2 minutes and add oregano, cook for 1 minute.
5. Remove from  heat and top each crostini with 2 tablespoons of mushroom mixture.
6. Sprinkle each crostini and mushroom set with salt. Serve and enjoy! 

Find more great vegan recipes on SundayMorningBananaPancakes.com.
(Photo by The Little Ferraro Kitchen)

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Breyers BRAND NEW Vegan Ice Cream Flavor

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in Products

Breyers BRAND NEW Vegan Ice Cream Flavor

The "vegan Internet" absolutely roared with joy and excitement at the end of last week as a rare photo (taken by Alyssa Weiss) of a completely unexpected long-standing iconic brand of ice cream secretly released brand new vegan options. After 150 years in the ice cream industry Breyers has just dipped its toe into the creamy cruelty-free world with its new vegan flavor, Oreo Cookies & Cream! This just on the heels of Ben & Jerry's announcing two new vegan flavors recently (adding to the four vegan options they released last year), including Cherry Garcia and Coconut Seven Layer Bar. Incredible! This continues to demonstrate that "voting" with our dollars really does get the attention of companies that, well - move with the money. And if that means moving away from dairy products and to cruelty-free, more environmentally-friendly, and healthier food options. Well, then gosh darn this is great!

Find product and nutritional information (soon) at Breyers.com.
Photo by Alyssa Weiss

RECIPE: Gluten- & Oil-Free Sweet Potato Chickpea Hash

on Monday, 13 February 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Gluten- & Oil-Free Sweet Potato Chickpea Hash

This recipe packs a healthful punch so be sure to bookmark it or add it to your virtual recipe binder because we suspect you will want to revisit this one a few times a year. ::wink:: Featuring both sweet potatoes (known for containing vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and multiple B vitamins) and chickpeas (best known for providing protein, fiber, potassium, iron, and magnesium) this dish makes a fantastic side or even main! Plus, it is both gluten-free and oil-free, filling, and leaves room for adding some of your own favorite spices too! Have fun with this one and enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 large sweet potatoes (about 4-5 cups)
1 can of organic chickpeas (15 ounces)
1/2 yellow onion, diced (1 cup)
1/8 green onion, diced (optional)
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, cook diced onion over medium heat for 4 minutes.
2. Add dice sweet potatoes and cook until almost tender (about 10-12 minutes).
3. Add drained and rinsed chickpeas and thyme, and give it a good mix. Reduce heat to medium-low.
4. Cook until potatoes are fork tender and slightly crisp. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
5. Serve warm topped with fresh thyme and green onion. 

 

Find more delicious gluten-free vegan recipes at ThePlantPhilosophy.com. 

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Primal Strips: Meatless Vegan Jerky

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Products

Primal Strips: Meatless Vegan Jerky

Perfect for everything from salad toppers, stir frys, snacks for outdoorsy types, or a quick bite for when you or the family is on the-go, Primal Strips have long been a delicious go-to for those wishing to ditch animal products. These yummies are non-GMO and contain no preservatives, no cholesterol, or artificial flavors. They provide a solid source of protein with a base of shiitake mushroom, soy, and seitan. Plus, they come in a variety of tasty flavors including Thai Peanut, Mesquite Lime, Teriyaki, Hot & Spicy, Hickory Smoked, and Texas BBQ. You can't go wrong with a flavor here! You might even want to keep a few on hand in the pantry so you can quickly grab-n-go when needed. ::wink:: 

Find product and nutritional information at PrimalSpiritFoods.com.

RECIPE: Healthy Cacao Berry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

on Monday, 06 February 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Healthy Cacao Berry Bliss Smoothie Bowl

There is about one week left until Valentine's Day and if you are looking for a sweet and easy to prepare breakfast-in-bed kind of meal, this is a great one! You could even get creative and make a little heart out of the sliced strawberries or the other fruit! We know, we know, so creative right? ::giggles:: Seriously though, this bowl of yumminess is not only pretty but also healthy and delicious. NOTE: This recipe is for *one* so be sure to double up on ingredients if you want to make two! Enjoy! 

Blended Ingredients:
1/4 cup almond milk (or your favorite non-dairy milk)
1/2 banana
1 1/4 cup frozen mixed berries
1 acai packet (try the Sambazon brand)
1 heaping teaspoon maca powder
1-2 Tablespoons cacao powder

Topping Ingredients:
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup granola (your favorite kind)
1/2 banana, thinly sliced
2-3 strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mixed fresh berries, try blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries
2 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 teaspoon hemp hearts (also known as shelled hemp seeds)

Directions:
1. Prepare your toppings, like slicing the bananas and strawberries.
2. Combine the "blended" ingredients in a high-speed blender and puree until smooth. You may need to scrape the sides a few times or stir to break up clumps. This will be a thick smoothie!
3. Pour 1/4 granola into the bottom of the serving bowl. Gently pour the smoothie on top of the granola. Top with the 1/2 cup of granola and sliced fruit. Sprinkle the cacao nibs and hemp seeds on top of the fruit and serve immediately. 

Find more fantabulous vegan recipes at KeepinItKind.com.
 
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RECIPE: DIY Classic Tempeh Reuben, Fettle Vegan

on Monday, 30 January 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: DIY Classic Tempeh Reuben, Fettle Vegan

We are throwin' it back to a great go-to recipe that never fails to be delicious and easy to make with very few ingredients. The steadfast tempeh reuben is one for the books! The best part is there is now ready made vegan thousand island dressing. However, if you want to try your hand at making the dressing yourself there are plenty of Google-able easy DIY recipes online. Yay! Have fun and enjoy this one!

Ingredients:

2 slices of rye or pumpernickel bread
4 1/4 inch slices of tempeh
2 Tbsp. vegan thousand island dressing (try Follow Your Heart brand)
1-1/4 inch slice of Daiya havarti jalapeno & garlic vegan cheese (or your favorite)
1/4 cup sauerkraut
1 Tbsp. coconut oil or vegan butter, for frying
1/2 tsp. Braggs aminos (or soy sauce)

Directions:

1. If your tempeh is in block form, slice four 1/4 inch slices. If pre-sliced, use about 3-4 slices. 
2. In a frying pan, melt a little oil or butter and add the soy sauce. Fry the tempeh strip until crispy and golden brown, about 2-4 minutes on each side.
3. Grab your bread slices and spread about a tablespoon of vegan thousand island dressing on each one. 
4. Top the newly slathered bread slices with the fried tempeh and then vegan cheese.
5. Put the sandwich together and using the same frying pan grill the sandwich until cheese melts, a few minutes on each side.
6. Remove from pan, separate bread slices, top with sauerkraut, and reassemble into sandwich form. 

 

Find more easy and delicious vegan recipes on FettleVegan.com. 

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RECIPE: Vegan Lemony White Bean Artichoke Potato Soup

on Monday, 23 January 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Vegan Lemony White Bean Artichoke Potato Soup

As we make our way through the month of January it is quite cold and snowy in some parts of the world. That is why we were delighted to see this scrumptious and warming "cold weather" comfort meal, as the recipe author says; featuring the likes of lemon, artichoke, and dill with the bite of white bean and potato. Nosh away!

Ingredients:

1 cup onion, chopped
2 cups yellow potato, cut into bite-sized cubes
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 15-ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
1 Tbsp. dried dill weed
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
2 15-ounce cans reduced/no salt white beans + juice from 1 can
4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
1/3 cup orzo

Directions:

1. Saute onion over medium heat until soft. Add the potato cubes and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes. 
2. Stir in the artichoke hearts, dill weed, pepper, garlic, lemon, lemon zest, beans, and bean water. Stir to combine, then let cook for 1-2 minutes.
3. Pour in the vegetable broth, bring the soup to a boil, then turn down the heat so that the soup simmers gently. Cook until potatoes are soft, 20-25 minutes. 
4. Add the orzo and cook until tender.

Find more delicious winter vegan recipes at AnUnrefinedVegan.com.

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Healthy Quinoa Tater Tots

on Monday, 16 January 2017. Posted in Recipes

Healthy Quinoa Tater Tots

Here is one to add to your digital recipe binder! It is from the user-based vegan recipe website called Plant Based on a Budget. You can even add your own recipes once creating an account on the website. It is here we find some of the best and most delicious (and easy to make) vegan recipes out there; today's recipe included! Now, we acknowledge that the photo of these "tots" makes them look more like patties, but you get the idea (same ingredients different shape). ::smiles:: Have fun with this one! Add your own spices and special ingredients to make your own. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 onion, finely chopped
5 button mushrooms, finely chopped
1/4 cup chives, finely chopped
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (adjust to your liking)
1 Tbsp. non-dairy milk (try unsweetened rice milk)
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Oil for cooking (optional if you have a non-stick pan or prefer baking them)

Directions: 

1. In a bowl mix together quinoa, onion, mushrooms, chives, flour, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix until well combined and thick.
2. Add the lemon juice and non-dairy milk and mix thoroughly.
3. Roll into small balls and put on a plate or tray and then refrigerate for 15 minutes.
4. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat and cook the tots until golden brown on both sides (about 5 minutes per side). 

 

Get more quick and easy vegan recipes on PlantBasedOnABudget.com. 

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DIY Vegan Charcuterie Board by The Plant Philosophy

on Monday, 09 January 2017. Posted in Recipes

DIY Vegan Charcuterie Board by The Plant Philosophy

We wanted to change things up this week with a fun platter style recipe that is totally open for your own interpretation and preferred fruits and veggies. Inspired by the Charcuterie Board recipe from The Plant Philosophy food blog—this one includes additional vegan cheese and pate recipes so be sure to prep ahead of time so you you will be ready to serve up this beautiful board, when ready. Have fun with this one!

Ingredients:

Lemon cranberry cashew vegan cheese ball, recipe HERE
Mushroom pate, recipe HERE
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
8 stalks celery, cut to your preferred size
Tomatoes
Jicama, cut to your preferred size
Red and green grapes
Roasted bell peppers
Artichokes
Hummus, your preferred flavor/brand/or homemade
Kalamata olives
Roasted Macadamia Nuts
Assortment of your favorite crackers and breads

Directions: 

1. To assemble, prep ahead the dips and spreads beforehand.
2. Wash and cut all fruits and/or vegetables.
3. Use a large cutting board or platter as the base and begin to lay out everything, spreading the dips/spreads evenly and filling in any gaps with crackers or bread.
4. Serve with wooden picks, spoons, and plates for easy assembly.

 

Find even more fun and flattering recipes at ThePlantPhilosophy.com. 

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Mori-Nu Silken Tofu

on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Products

Mori-Nu Silken Tofu

Known to have one of the most rigorous non-GMO soybean development programs in North American, Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is one of our favorites. Their soybean supplier (KAPI - KG Agri Products) proudly note their control over the production of their soybeans—everything from non-GMO seeds, soybean "breeding," and shipping of the product. Additionally, the soybeans endure a thorough quality testing period where only the best of the best are shipped. Plus, with a variety of tofu created (like firm, extra firm, lite firm, and soft) one can easily find a Mori-Nu Silken Tofu that suits their cooking and dining needs. Tofu is a great source of protein, iron, calcium, essential amino acids, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B1. Check it out!

Find product and nutritional information at Marinu.com.

RECIPE: Winter Squash & Quinoa Patties w/Homemade Aioli Topping

on Monday, 02 January 2017. Posted in Recipes

RECIPE: Winter Squash & Quinoa Patties w/Homemade Aioli Topping

Happy 2017! We hope you had an awesome time ringing in the new year last weekend. Woohoo! Let us kick off the this fresh new year with some yummy squash and quinoa patties, complete with an easy homemade aioli topper. Enjoy!

Patty Ingredients:
4-5 cups seeded, peeled & cubed squash (butternut or acorn will do)
1/2 cup dry quinoa + 1 cup water
1/3 cup pecans
1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
2 cups loosely packed kale
Salt, to taste
1 tsp. dried hot pepper
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Aioli Ingredients:
4 Tbsp. vegan mayo
2 tsp. maple syrup

Directions:
1. Rinse quinoa under cold water, bring 1 cup water to a boil and cook quinoa for 12-15 minutes until water is absorbed.
2. Pulse pecans, kale, and hot pepper in food processor; add cooked squash and pulse a few times until squash begins to combine with kale and pecans. Add quinoa, flour, and salt, process for about 30 seconds until a mixture begins to form. Allow mixture to slightly cool, enough to comfortably handle.
3. A 1/2 cup at a time form mixture into patties. Lightly coat a medium-low heat pan with coconut oil and fry the patties for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat until all mixture is used up (about 10 patties).
4. Combine maple syrup and vegan mayo, stir until well mixed (to create aioli). 
5. Serve warm topped with aioli mixture. 

Find more fantastic vegan recipes on SundayMorningBananaPancakes.com. 

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VEGAN RECIPE: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

on Monday, 26 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

VEGAN RECIPE: Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

Happy day after Christmas! We hope you are having a nice holiday if you are celebrating this year. Since you might be enjoying some down time we thought we would share a recipe that takes a wee bit more time to plan out and make, but is super fun and of course the best ever to eat once finished. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, room temp.
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
3 cups all purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegan butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Vanilla Bean Glaze Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 vanilla beans, scraped
2 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
chopped walnuts, for garnish

Directions:
1. Combine almond milk and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour in the yeast and let set to activate for about 5-10 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt.
3. When yeast mixture is ready, pour the flour mixture in about 1 cup at a time, stirring as you go. When dough comes together, knead for about 1 minute, to form a loose, sticky ball. Move dough ball to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and leave in a warm place to double in size, about 1-2 hours.
4. Place risen dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 1/4-inch thick rectangle. Brush the dough generously with melted butter, sprinkle sugar, cinnamon and walnuts evenly over the top. Starting on one side roll the dough into one thick long log. Using a serrated or sharp knife, slice into 9 equal rolls. Place rolls into a well greased 8x8 pan and cover with plastic wrap or dish towel; let sit and rise for about 30 minutes.
5. Preheat oven to 350°F. When ready bake rolls for 25-30 minutes, until golden and fluffy. Once done, remove from oven and drizzle the vanilla bean glaze generously over the top and garnish with chopped walnuts.

For more awesomely vegan recipes check out FettleVegan.com.

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100 Vegan Recipes for The Holidays by Kristy, from Keepin' It Kind

on Tuesday, 20 December 2016. Posted in Tips & Ideas

100 Vegan Recipes for The Holidays by Kristy, from Keepin' It Kind

We heart our gal pal Kristy from the Keepin' It Kind food blog as she is always knocking it out of the park with her fabulous recipe assortments. That is why we are extra excited to share one of her classic and epic blog posts (from a couple of years ago) feature one-whopping-hundred vegan recipes that are perfect for the holiday season. Now we realize the holidays are closing out but there is always time (and room in our bellies) for these fantastic dishes. Keep this blog post at the ready when you need something delicious, that will also impress family and friends. She has included everything from brunch to appetizers, salads, soups, sides, mains, desserts, and drinks. Thanks so much, Kristy!

Check out this awesome resource post at KeepinItKind.com.

RECIPE: Lemon Pepper Cauliflower "Steaks" & Veggies

on Monday, 19 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

Is it really holiday season and do we really only have a few weeks left of the year? Bananas! Actually, it is cauliflower! Haha! This week's recipe is great for those seasonal gatherings, or smaller home cooked meals. Prepare ahead and enjoy. Happy holidays!

Main Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower, cut into "steaks (2-3 slices)
12 small carrots, 1/2 inch thick
16 small potatoes, halved
1/2 cup pearl onions (optional)
2 Tbsp. vegetable stock
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Fresh thyme, as desired
Salt and pepper, to taste

"Steak" Marinade:
2 Tbsp. vegetable stock
1 lemon, juiced
1 lemon zested
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425°F and cut cauliflower into thick 1" steaks.
2. Measure and mix together marinade ingredients, and pour over steaks in a shallow dish; evenly coat both sides. Save extra marinade for later.
3. Place prepared potatoes and carrots into a large bowl and toss with stock, seasonings, and thyme. 
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread everything into a single layer. Bake for 30 minutes.
5. Remove from oven, flip everything, and use extra marinade to baste "steaks" liberally. Add pearl onions and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 
6. Top "steaks" with remaining marinade and serve hot with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Find more great holiday recipes at ThePlantPhilosophy.com. 

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Parma! Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

on Tuesday, 13 December 2016. Posted in Products

Parma! Vegan Parmesan Cheeses

Free of GMOs, dairy, soy, and gluten, and packed with omega 3s, trace minerals, and B12 who knew cheese could be so good for us! We are totally in love with Parma! Vegan Parmesan. Put it on pasta, popcorn, pizza, soup, salad, sandwiches; or how about atop roasted veggies, tacos, and salsa. Yes, the options are unlimited for this nut- and seed-based cruelty-free parmesan. It comes in Original flavor (slightly cheesy taste from nutritional yeast, nuts, and Himalayan crystal salt), Chipotle (smoky, cheesy flavor with a cayenne kick), and Garicky Green (Italian herbs, kelp, and pumpkin seeds). Available in dozens of stores across the US, Canada, and Europe, we sure are glad Parma! is doin' their thing. Hip hip for cruelty-free, animal-free, healthy vegan cheese options!

Find product and nutritional information at EatParma.com.

"Three Sisters" Vegan Chili Recipe by Jackie Day

on Monday, 12 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

Who doesn't love a good chili recipe? Jackie Day, author of newly released: The Vegan Way...kindly shared one of her chili recipes with us! We love her reasoning for calling it "three sisters" too. She says, "This recipe was inspired by the brilliant crop-growing strategy of Native Americans who planted beans, corn, and squash together...the corn provides structure for the beans to grow, the beans provide nitrogen for the soil, and the...squash provide leaves [for] shade; [preventing] weeds from growing. Harmony in cooperation in the garden." We love it, Jackie. Thank you!

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. oil of your choice
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp. fresh garlic, chopped
2 medium zucchinis, sliced and quartered (2-3 cups)
1 cup chopped mushrooms (5-6 mushrooms)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. cayenne pepper, or as much as you fancy
1 15-ounce can kidney beans
1 15-ounce can black beans
1 15-ounce can corn kernels
1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water

Directions:
1. Lightly coat bottom of a large pot with oil; add onion and saute on low-medium heat until onion is slightly translucent; add garlic and cook until fragrant.
2. Add zucchini and mushrooms; season with salt, pepper, cumin, and cayenne. 
3. Add all of the canned ingredients; stir in the water and simmer on low heat for 45 minutes or 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes or as needed to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot. 
4. Taste to see if it is as spicy as you like; adjust if needed; serve; enjoy!

 

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VEGAN RECIPE: Easy 10-Ingredient Mushroom Pate

on Monday, 05 December 2016. Posted in Recipes

VEGAN RECIPE: Easy 10-Ingredient Mushroom Pate

Hey. Hi there. Hello. Welcome to December. Wowi! Has it arrived already? With more holiday get togethers potentially on the horizon, here is a great recipe that can easily be doubled, or more, for parties and such. It's great for spreading on bread, veggies, crackers, or anything really. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 cup sunflower seeds, raw or toasted
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable stock, more as needed
8 ounces white mushroom, quartered and sauteed
1/4 cup roasted tomatoes
1 tsp. "poultry" seasoning (see note below)
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Saute mushrooms with vegetable stock over medium heat until tender. Adding in half of the poultry seasoning and stirring occasionally. Add in minced garlic about 2-3 minutes before removing from heat. 
NOTE: Poultry seasoning is a blend of ground sage, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg, and black pepper.
2. Measure and mix everything together and pulse in a food processor until combined; making it as smooth or as chunky as you like.
NOTE:  If you don't have a great food processor or high-speed blender, soak the sunflower seeds the night before or boil them in hot water for about 5 minutes.
3. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store for up to six days. 

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