Vegan Macaroni Salad

Summer is coming – no really. It is. I swear. It might not feel like it this year, depending on where you live. But when it gets here, it’s going to be hot. And that means days at the beach, or the pool, packing a cooler full of picnic-style items. One of my wife’s favorites,…

Garlic Sesame Snow Peas

I absolutely LOVE snow peas. They are one of my favorite items in Chinese food, and I’ve always loved finding them on veggie dip trays at parties. But eating them as a main dish just always sounded weird. Then we planted some snow peas in our garden, and they produced prolifically. A long, cold, rainy…

VGF Black Bean Pasta Primavera

Everyone knows there are a ton of different pasta noodles to choose from. Spaghetti, linguine, angel hair, rotini, macaroni, etc. etc. etc. For me, there is only one problem with that. I need gluten-free options, and pasta is traditionally made from wheat. I’m also vegan, so finding a pasta that doesn’t use eggs. When my…

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…

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…

Vegan Pizza

As I have stated in prior posts, my wife and I purchase very little pre-made foods. Two of the exceptions to that rule are; Daiya cheese, and Trader Joe’s gluten-free pizza crusts. The crusts come in three different styles, including the one pictured below. Though we can make our own gluten-free crusts, it’s just easier…

Slow Cooker Red Curry Lentils

One of the most common reasons I hear from people for not switching to a more healthy diet, is time. No one seems to have the time these days to prepare meals from scratch. And yet, the fatigue and illnesses we feel from running at the speeds we do, day in and day out, can…