Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad

This Oil Free Edamame Quinoa Salad is light, refreshing, and all raw. No need to cook the corn and edamame beans. Thaw slightly (or not) and just add them to the salad as is. I used red quinoa in this recipe, but the white or black quinoa works as well. Delicious! Healthy! Filling! Versatile! Can be had as a side, a main meal, or even an appetizer. I have been known to heat a corn tortilla in my counter top oven until just soft, not crisp, and fill it with...

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Easy Oil Free Lentil Stew

This easy oil free lentil stew not only contains the good stuff in the lentils, but all the nutritious vegetables cooked with it. It makes for a perfect healthy vegan meal. I love this stew. It was so surprisingly good and had so much flavor. I put it together, yet I wasn't quite prepared for how good it actually was.          Why lentils? Because not only are these oil free lentils heart healthy, and anti-inflammatory not to mention, they are very blessed delicious. Even my husband loves lentils and as you may...

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Chana Dal & Collards

This is absolutely the best dish ever. Chana Dal & Collards. Chana Dal is a bean that hails from India. It resembles yellow split peas. The authentic Chana Dal is rare here in the United States. So, yellow split peas stand in as a second. Chana Dal does not boil down as the split peas do. I think that's what I like about it. It becomes the consistency of mashed potatoes.      As I mention in my Hearty Vegan Split Pea Soup Post, yellow split peas are hard to find for some...

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Cheesy Meatless Vegan Pasta

Well, I must say. This is one cheesy meatless vegan pasta among my healthy vegan recipes that all of my family likes. Hooray for me! You know my family is not vegan and they shun anything without meat. So when my family likes it, you know it has to be good. This one’s a winner, in more ways than one:

  • I love that I can make it for my family and they love it.
  • I love that I can make it for friends (it’s very guest worthy) and they, too, love it.
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No Oil Vegan Asparagus Risotto

This healthy vegan recipe, Oil free Asparagus Risotto with Peas and Mushrooms, is one of the best risotto recipes I have ever had. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Asparagus Risotto. Problem is with this dish, it is traditionally made with cheese. Every time I see it on a restaurant menu, my taste buds start their thing. So I just had to start making this at home.   Though vegan, my family even loves this dish. In fact, they request it. And that is definitely saying something. I feel quite confident, that once you've...

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Awesome Black Bean Burritos

These awesome black bean burritos were inspired by the burritos we are served when we go to the islands.   One day, Kennedy, my granddaughter, & I were sitting on the beach near lunch time and getting hungry.   Suddenly, we remembered the goodness of these burritos we'd had before. And since we hadn't had them in awhile, we decided to place an order for lunch and planned to have them on the beach. We were going to be good and split one order. Oh my gosh!...

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Brown Rice Recipe

This Brown Rice Recipe is an easy vegan rice recipe and one I think you might make often as part of your plant-based meals. I suppose you could make plain brown rice, but this one has so much more character.   Voila! Not only ready to serve your guests, but also another recipe to add to your collection of great rice recipes. The rice mixture makes 8 (1 cup) servings. ...

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Mushroom Curry Rice Dish

Step 1

Brown mushrooms in 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside

Step 2

Saute onion in 2 tablespoons oil until cooked but not brown. Add curry powder, chutney, vegetable broth and tomato paste. Cook 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.


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Vegan Sloppy Joe Recipe

My old, non-vegan Sloppy Joe Recipe was easy to make – as classic and American and kid-friendly as Apple Pie. When I wanted to make a simple meal for a crowd (and my own five children were a crowd at my house), add a few more people and now I really had a crowd, this was one of those meals I could make in a hurry, without much fuss and even get rave reviews to boot.   As you may recall, Bill is not vegan. There isn't much in the way of...

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Orange Couscous Quinoa, Tomato Chickpea Recipe

Chickpea Recipes such as this particular one is a great make-ahead-dish and actually tastes better the next day. I found this out quite by accident, as I had it for lunch the day after I made it and knew, that though the dish was good the night before, without a shadow of a doubt, it was much, much better after it sat for a day. This chickpea recipe was inspired by a chicken dish with similar ingredients. I have since changed it considerably and veganized it, as well....

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