Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad Now that it’s officially summer, it’s the perfect time for a low-calorie salad that’s quick to pull together. My mother made a similar version of this when I was young. It’s incredibly simple to throw together, yet always a...
Homemade Crock-Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Homemade Crock-Pot Spaghetti Sauce

If manufactured spaghetti sauce in the jar just isn’t cutting it for you, it’s time to make homemade sauce. This recipe keeps things simple by using canned tomatoes. Canned tomatoes also make it possible to keep the ingredients on hand for an unplanned spaghetti night that doesn’t require a trip to the store.

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus goes well with many dishes so keeping a collection of asparagus recipes on hand comes in… well, handy. This is a simple way to add extra flavor to asparagus. It only takes a few minutes to prepare. It’s what you could call easier than easy.

Quinoa Blueberry Pancakes

Quinoa Blueberry Pancakes

Quinoa flour takes center stage in these pancakes. Quinoa is packed with nutrients, so why not create healthier pancakes with it? I couldn’t think of a reason. The quinoa flavor is quite pronounced in the first bite or two. After that, I didn’t notice it (how magical) and found these quite delicious.

Melon Salad

Melon Salad

With summer around the corner, it’s time to make melon salad. This simple recipe adds a hint of citrus to melons and grapes. It’s extremely easy to prepare, light, healthy, and refreshing. This is a great dish to serve when you barbecue, which is when my mother served it back in the day.

Cheesy Pasta Bake

Cheesy Pasta Bake

This dish is an excellent option when you have a tight schedule. It takes less than an hour from start to finish. One serving is 216 calories.

How to Easily Peel Small Onions

How to Easily Peel Small Onions

Small onions, such as cipollini and pearl onions, are an excellent addition to recipes. As a result of being little, recipes are likely to call for several of them. Peeling several little onions can be a pain, but it doesn’t have to be. Briefly blanching them...
Cinnamon Apple Quinoa

Cinnamon Apple Quinoa

If you are looking for a healthy breakfast option, this is for you.

This recipe consists of only four ingredients that you may already have on hand. It pulls together in a couple easy steps.
One serving is 194 calories.

Vegan Egg Foo Young

Vegan Egg Foo Young

This recipe only takes about 20 minutes and is only 75 calories per patty! It’s also a rather inexpensive meal. If you are well-stocked with produce, chances are you only need to pick up some bean sprouts and VeganEgg to throw this together.

Lemon-Pepper Tofu

Lemon-Pepper Tofu

This low-calorie recipe pairs tofu with lemon and veggies.

Tofu is a very versatile food, making it fun to find new ways to use it. It is well-known to absorb other flavors, which it does well with lemon juice in this recipe. If you are new to using tofu, check out my comments below for some tips. If you’re missing one of the vegetable ingredients, don’t hesitate to substitute with something such as zucchini.

Millet

Millet

Millet is a seed. In fact, you may recognize it as a primary ingredient in bird seed. Millet is also a good seed to cook with for human consumption. It is nutritious and acts more like a grain than a seed, making it versatile.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli translates to pasta and beans. It is an Italian dish that is traditionally made without meat, making it perfect for vegans.

This recipe easily makes several servings. Freeze half and you’ll have a quick meal ready to heat on a lazy day.

Kale, tomatoes, and beans star in this recipe, which means it’s loaded with nutrients and flavor!

Microwave Eggplant Parmesan

Microwave Eggplant Parmesan

This vegan eggplant Parmesan recipe is a great option because you can prepare it ahead of time and microwave it as your meal is coming together. It doesn’t take up precious space in the oven. It’s a great main dish for holiday meals.

Haluska

Haluska

A vegetarian cabbage and noodles recipe. This recipe is Hungarian and also known as haluski.

Cookie Frosting

Cookie Frosting

My mother used this cookie frosting recipe when I was young(er), and I still love it. This frosting is especially great on butter cookies.

The flavor can easily be modified by using various flavoring extracts. My favorite combination is half vanilla extract and half almond extract.

Butter Cookies

Butter Cookies

This butter cookie recipe is the same one my mom used every Christmas. (With the little exception that it’s been veganized.) I couldn’t imagine using any other recipe. This recipe creates delicious, mouth-watering butter cookies every time. It’s impossible to eat just one. Even my husband, who isn’t a cookie lover by any definition, can’t resist these. While these are sensational naked, I top these cookies with delicious cookie frosting… the same that my mother used (veganized). My sister tried these and agreed that they taste just like the non-vegan version. Woohoo!

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