I loved nacho cheese growing up! So now I like to make a healthier version at home featuring sweet potatoes as the main ingredient! This cheese contains no dairy, but it still tastes rich and delicious like the cheese I remember! I love it for dipping with chips, but you can also take it and mix pasta in for a mac and cheese with a kick! Or as a sauce to drizzle over things like burritos or cooked veggies!
If you are trying to eat plant based for the new year, a tofu scramble is a great alternative to eggs! It is still packed with protein, but contains no cholesterol unlike eggs. This is really easy to make, and although this one is flavored with southwest veggies, feel free to switch the veggies up according to what you have on hand or prefer!
Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads! We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad! It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious! I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!
I love salsa year round! Especially when I can make it with seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and oranges! This flavorful salsa is packed with nutrients, and it is perfect for serving with chips, over a salad, or spooned over some grilled tofu or other protein! Also it is festive so a good addition to your holiday table!
I love roasted squash in the cooler months! It is packed with nutrients and has a naturally sweet flavor. This salad combines it with colorful pomegranate seeds, and a tangy spicy dressing. It is healthy, delicious and perfect for serving with your holiday meal!
There is nothing like a warm mug of hot chocolate on a cold Winter day! So I like to make my own hot chocolate mix to have on hand. Most store bought ones contain dairy, but in this one I use coconut milk powder instead of milk powder to keep this one plant based. It is really delicious, and also good for gifting!
Tis the season for Christmas cookie baking! One of my favorites is always thumb print cookies. They are easy to make and so delicious! These ones are an almond butter cookie base with a raspberry pomegranate jam filling! They are festive, sweet and they happen to be vegan as well but you would never know by tasting them. These would make the perfect addition to your holiday cookie plate!
Green bean casserole is a holiday classic I enjoyed growing up so now as an adult, I make a veganized version! The original one used a can of cream of mushroom soup and green beans, but for mine I make my own mushroom sauce and use frozen green beans and I think it tastes even better! Plus it is gluten and dairy free!
It can be nice to put out a cheese plate around the holidays, and if you don’t eat dairy you can still do so, thanks to all of the plant based cheeses available now, and being able to make your own! I like this vegan chevre because it is delicious, easy to make and festive! I like it served alongside crackers, with fruit or even crumbled over salads if you have leftovers!
If you are looking for a vegan main dish for Thanksgiving, this loaf would be a great option! I love plant based loaves filled with flavorful ingredients, especially when covered in a delicious gravy! This one has a mushroom gravy and it is perfect served with a side of mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes!