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…

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

Okay, let me be honest for a moment. This isn’t technically the right recipe for a Mediterranean Pasta dish. I’m missing some of the elements, and I might have used one or two that don’t belong. But it’s the closest style of pasta I know that uses most of this stuff, so play along. Plus,…

Split Pea Soup

We almost always have a mason jar or two filled with dried split peas in our house. It’s a very easy recipe to make, and it’s so good on those cold, windy days. It’s a hearty little bowl that’s chock-full of vitamins and protein. Here’s how I made it. Ingredients: 2 cups dried split peas,…

Chana Masala with Butternut Squash

What do you do when you really want a certain recipe, but you don’t have the ingredients? Well, if you are anything like me a few years back, you just move on and make something else. Or you complain to your wife and hope she makes something even better. This recipe came out of my…

VGF Buckwheat Waffles

One of the greatest things about waffles is how many different ways you can make them. Literally, there must be dozens of variations, and that’s before you start to add in the ways to top them. This is the recipe my wife and I typically make, because we like the flavor the buckwheat flour adds,…

VGF Mac-n-Cheese

If you’re thinking about going vegan, but afraid that you will miss all of your normal foods, I get it. That was my biggest fear, too. And so the first thing I did after making the decision, was to write down all of the comfort foods I used to eat. Mac-n-Cheese was at the top…

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…

Three Bean Root Chakra Chili

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is our connection to the earth. When it is open and flowing, it provides us with a sense of security, inner peace, and safety. It is the primary and most important chakra to work on, because it is the base, the foundation, the support for all of the other chakras….

Mushroom Risotto

Cold winter days call for warm, creamy, hearty dishes, and there is nothing else like a good risotto to give you all three of those. This one is not only delicious, but it’s fairly easy to make, too! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 2 Quarts vegetable broth 2 cups Arborio Rice 1/2 medium white onion…