Vegan

Vegetable-based recipes

Citrus Avocado Salad

This fresh, light salad includes a simple balsamic vinaigrette, naval orange slices, and ripe avocado. It couldn’t be easier to whip together! We recently enjoyed with spicy Mexican Chorizo and Sweet Potatoes.  

 

Vanilla Avocado Pudding

We were stoked to receive 15 Bacon avocados in our farm basket last week. Bacon avocados are lighter in color and flavor than Hass avocados, and they have a higher water content. We like them for sweet recipes as they have less of a traditional “avocado” flavor but the same […]

 

Paleo Banana Bread

With only 8 ingredients, this recipe delivers a naturally sweetened bread without grains, dairy, or sugar. Mix up the batter in less than 5 minutes, then sit back and wait for about an hour while it bakes in the oven (and fills your kitchen with the amazing aroma of cinnamon […]

 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Chia Vegan Parfait

This was our Mother’s Day dessert; my husband prepared it and I honestly had a hard time believing that it was sugar-free! The original recipe from “Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.” does include honey, but my husband used date paste instead. This parfait would also make a filling breakfast, […]

 

Spicy Smashed Potatoes with Carrot Salad

We’re on a quest to eat more veggies – both in quantity and variety. This journey has lead to cookbooks that have not only exposed us to new plant-based recipes but also to new cultures and cuisines. One of our favorite discoveries is “Afro-Vegan” by Bryant Terry. The recipes are […]

 

Chana Masala Vegan Burgers

Our family enjoys burgers, and we’ve been exploring veggie versions for a few years. We discovered these on Forks over Knives. The recipe is inspired by a classic Indian dish starring garbanzo beans. Our mildly spicy tomato gravy is a perfect accompaniment to the burgers. Our boys ate their burgers […]

 

Vegan Chipotle Jackfruit Tacos with Purple Slaw

These spicy vegan tacos feature jackfruit, a common ingredient in Indian cuisine with a texture that resembles pulled pork. Our adaptation of this taco filling recipe (originally from Forks over Knives) has a spicy chipotle sauce that also features smooth and sweet diced potatoes. The Purple slaw is slightly sweet […]

 

Skinny Potato Wedges

Honestly, you’ll never want freezer french fries again, after slicing up a batch of these fresh roasted potatoes! This is the most simple preparation; we used avocado oil for extra crunch.  

 

Sweet Potato Crust Vegan Pizza

This was my first time making a potato-based pizza crust, and this recipe from the Whole Life Challenge was foolproof. Really easy, and the results were great! The only thing I’ll do different next time is add 1/2 teaspoon of salt to the dough. Step 1: make the dough. I […]

 

Vegan Shephard’s Pie

This version of Shepherd’s Pie replaces the traditional ground lamb with green lentils, which don’t get mushy but keep their hearty texture and balance well against the creamy vegan potato topping. Based on how quickly our boys cleared their dinner plates, this vegan adaptation is just as comforting, savory, and […]