Course: Main Dish

How to Cook Amazing Chikn and Dumplings

My teenage, vegetarian son called this vegan/vegetarian chicken and dumplings recipe, “Amazing!” My tween daughter, the picky eater, called it, “Magnificent!” And Hubby? Well, you’ll have to watch the video all the way to the end to find out.

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Saucy Chickpeas

Dear Friend, I hope your family finds this pressure cooker recipe to be their new favorite plant-based comfort dinner.  It’s so nice to have recipes on hand that take very few ingredients and turn out to be real crowd pleasers. Let me know what you think. OH! If you want to cut the pressure cooking […]

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Veggie Pasta v1 Recipe

Last week, I was playing around with a tofu mayonnaise recipe and it naturally led me to making this pasta salad.  As I was trying to work through my cravings and what makes a good simple pasta salad recipe, I was reminded fresh herbs make all the difference.  In this case, fresh parsley is the […]

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Spicy Hodgepodge Dinner

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Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes

Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes – AWESOME.  Have you ever tried chili or barbecued pinto beans over a baked spud? It’s like being at a cook out without having to get out the grill.  If you have the time, bake the potatoes in the oven to get the skins crispy and that authentic baked potato […]

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Vegan Green Enchiladas

Vegan Green Enchiladas were born on the whim one crazy night and have been a family favorite dinner ever since.  If you’ve not tried tempeh, yet, start with this recipe.

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Smoky BBQ Soft Tacos

Smoky BBQ Soft Tacos was inspired from a recipe out of The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall.  I tried making exactly as directed in the book but I didn’t have all the same ingredients and had to wing it.  You know how that goes, right? The original recipe called for 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, I […]

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Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Chickpeas are my number one favorite legume. They’re so versatile. They can be a snack, dip, salad, sandwich filler, side, or main dish. Boiled, baked, fried, mashed, whole, hot, warm, or cold, they rock anyway they’re prepared. I’m gearing up for a road trip, so I’m planning to make a big batch of chickpea salad for […]

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Corny Tex-Mex Casserole

Make this Corny Tex-Mex Casserole when you’re in the mood for black beans, cornbread and lots of spicy tomatoes.  My family had no problems take this casserole down. It made a great leftovers-lunch the next day, too.

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Tex-Mex Lentil Tacos

Tex-Mex Lentil Tacos are WAY BETTER than traditional beef tacos.  Trust me. You don’t have to mess with raw, potentially-contaminated-with-e-coli-meat, draining off heart clogging fats, wasting paper towels, wiping down grease splatters all over the stove top, no lingering smell of cooked greasy meat in the house.  None of that. Lentils takes a quick 20 […]

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Brown Lentils in 20 Minutes

This my go-to recipe for making simple brown lentils to serve four people.  I can season them for any dish I get the craving for later, Sloppy Joe Lentils, Meatless Muffins, taco filling, and Italian meatballs.  When I feel like cooking several meals ahead a time, I’ll make a larger batch of lentils. For professional home […]

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Brown Rice Pasta in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I totally recommend this roasted red pepper sauce recipe to everyone that does NOT care for traditional tomato pasta sauce recipes.  As an added bonus, traditional tomato sauce lovers will dig right in to the smoky sweet flavor that clings to their favorite healthy pasta.  The first time I made this sauce, I served it […]

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Thick, Herby Tomato Sauce

For everyone groovin’ on a heart-healthy plant-based diet, my thick, herby tomato sauce is an oil-free tomato sauce that’s low in sodium.   It only takes a love for cooking fresh foods to make it.  I like to make plenty for eating right away and can the rest for later. Check out Canning Homemade Thick, Herby Tomato […]

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Sweet Potato and Spinach So Happy Together

I discovered the lovely Red Garnet sweet potato.  Have you heard of it or tried it?  It has a darker skin and flesh with much more flavor than the regular sweet potato I’ve grown up knowing.  I found the Red Garnet at Whole Foods Market (my favorite hangout).  I’m telling you there’s a REAL difference […]

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