Easy Recipes

Pomegranate Orange Salsa

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!

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Warm Roasted Squash and Pomegranate Salad

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!

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Vegan Hot Chocolate Mix

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!

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Raspberry Almond Thumb Print Cookies

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!

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Vegan Green Bean Casserole

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!

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Herbed Vegan Chevre

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!

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Lentil, Mushroom Walnut Loaf

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!

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Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables

One of my favorite things to enjoy during the cooler months is root vegetables!  They are good for you, and really delicious!  I think they taste the best when roasted, because it brings out all of their sweet flavor.  They make the perfect side dish, and would even be great for Thanksgiving dinner!

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Vegan Lasagna Casserole

I love lasagna, it is classic comfort food and the type of thing I am craving this time of the year.  But it is a bit more work to make with other pastas with the layering and all, and having to carefully cook the sheets of noodles.  So, I make lasagna casserole instead!  It still has all of the delicious things I love about lasagna, but is less work to make.  This version is vegan and gluten free as well, but it tastes just as comforting and delicious as classic lasagna!

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Vegan Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

A chilly Saturday morning deserves something comforting and delicious for breakfast.  This pumpkin french toast casserole is easy to make, and so good!  Traditional french toast contains eggs and dairy but this one is completely plant based!  The next time you have some leftover canned pumpkin on hand, give this a try!

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