Garden Greens Pesto

Some of the best advice I ever received as I began my journey into the discovery of what was causing all of the physical and mental health issues I’ve been suffering with for years, was when my wife and I went vegan. At that time, someone told me, “Eat food that is as close to…

Butternut Squash Steaks

No, they don’t look like meat. And they definitely don’t taste like meat. But being vegan isn’t about trying to replicate all of the foods you used to eat in the exact shape and form that they were. There is no reason to make the food look like something it isn’t. These are slices of…

VGF Nachos

It’s Friday. Baseball season has started. And the weather is getting warm. Sounds like a perfect time for a cold bottle of beer, and a warm plate of nachos. The best part about these? They’re Vegan, Gluten-Free and delicious! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 1 large jalapeno 3/4 to 1 cup white vinegar 1/2 TBSP…

VGF Pot Pie

Pot Pie. It’s almost like having desert for dinner. This recipe is not only hearty and chocked full of delicious, healthy veggies, it can also be made ahead of time and frozen for a later date. I usually make enough for one full pie, as well as a few single serving size, too. Here’s how…

VGF Ranch Salad Dressing

This is a recipe that is as versatile as you want. Any of the flavors of ranch-style dressings you are currently buying at the store can be made by starting with this recipe as the base. For example, add garlic and lime and use it in place of sour cream for your vegan tacos or…

Vegetable Broth

One of the transitions my wife and I made when we became gluten-free, organic vegans, was no longer purchasing bullion. However, since so many of the recipes we make use broth as a component, we couldn’t stop using it. So we started making it ourselves. It is far easier than you might imagine, and is…

Spiced Apple Cranberry Muffins

This is the first time I’ve made this recipe, and I was surprised at how light and fluffy the muffins turned out. If you’ve every tried making a gluten-free, vegan baked goods, then you know the struggle that can be. This recipe, however, is a winner. I’m still playing with the flavor a bit –…

Holy Basil Wellness Tea

Have you heard of Tulsi before? Until just a year or so back, I hadn’t either. Turns out, it’s some pretty neat stuff. It looks like tea leaves, and comes in little bags on small strings, just like most other tea companies package their products. Except, it has a secret. It’s not tea. It’s basil….

4 Bean Vegan Chili with Avocado Crema

Back before I became vegan, I used to load up my chili with shredded cheese or sour cream. There was just something about combining that hearty, spicy flavor with something cool, smooth, and distinctly dairy in flavor. Now that I don’t use any animal products, I’ve been looking for a new way to top my…

Smoky Split Pea with Portobello Mushrooms

The last few days of Winter are dragging by. The forecast for the next 10 days is finally showing a few sunny days, though it still won’t be warm yet. And by warm, I mean above 70 degrees. Soon it will be too warm for soup, so I made a large batch today. It probably…