“Magical” Applesauce Vinaigrette

This dressing uses applesauce to emulsify the ingredients and produce a surprisingly thick vinaigrette that is virtually fat-free! Feel free to play with some of the seasonings if you’d like a bit less sweetness. This dressing goes great with richer… Read more

Quinoa Curry Bowl

This quick and easy dish uses “stir-fry” frozen vegetables, along with fresh ginger and garlic. Frozen veggies have come a long way, and they can be a healthy and delicious meal addition. Look for 100% vegetables without any added salt or oil.

Strawberry Cupcakes Valentines Day

Strawberry cupcakes taste good any time of year. But the colors and flavors are just perfect for Valentine’s Day … and you can have a lot of fun decorating them!

Vegetable Paella

Traditional vegetable paella can be prepared with a wide array of vegetables. You can substitute your favorite in-season veggies for the ones in this recipe. Many people enjoy peas in their paella.

Broccoli Soup

This hearty soup not only tastes great, but it’s easy to make!

Tomato Salsa Super Bowl

A friend taught me his family recipe for salsa roja de molcajete, or tomato salsa made in a traditional stone mortar and pestle. I’ve adapted it so it can be made without the mortar and pestle. Roasting the chile and the tomatoes brings out the authentic earthy taste, even without the traditional tool.

Chickpea Avocado Salad Super Bowl

Serve this flavorful salad on a bed of greens for a complete meal. I like arugula with this dish, but feel free to use your favorite.

Tortilla Soup Super Bowl

Many traditional Mexican dishes are easy to adapt to a fully plant-based diet. This tortilla soup is a great example. Whenever I cook it, the whole house fills with a delightful aroma, a hint of the robust and delicious flavor that is on the way.

Orange Black Bean Taquitos Super Bowl

The orange zest and juice in this recipe brighten the dish and elevate the ordinary black bean to new heights. Serve this with cooked brown rice or quinoa and a salad.

Spiked Sour Cream Super Bowl

I always make my own sour cream when I want it. I sometimes like to kick up the flavor, as I do in this recipe, depending on what I’m serving it with. This version is great on tacos, burritos, or… Read more

Pumpkin Pie Squares Super Bowl

These pumpkin squares are easier to make than pumpkin pie, and they are firm enough to be eaten as finger food. They are great by themselves, or add a bit of Macadamia-Vanilla Frosting for a little “happy holidays.” From straightupfood.com… Read more

Zingy Italian White Bean Soup

This recipe begins a day ahead, when you will need to soak dried cannellini beans overnight. Start cooking them a little while before you begin chopping the vegetables, and they should be ready by the time you’re ready to make… Read more

Corn and Black Bean Cakes

My mom made a version of these savory pancakes for dinner when I was a kid. My updated version is healthier, but no less delicious—and now I enjoy them for breakfast, too! For best results, don’t try to flip the… Read more

Enchilada Casserole

Filling and flavorful, this casserole is easier to make than enchiladas, since you don’t need to roll the tortillas or make a separate sauce. From straightupfood.com Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Chop or prepare all ingredients before starting…. Read more

Heather’s Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

This gravy takes just minutes to put together. Sometimes my boys eat just a bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy for a snack. For dinner, we serve this dish with sautéed broccolini or green beans. From drmcdougall.com To Make the… Read more

Spinach-Potato Tacos

Traditional Mexican tacos are much more than ground beef and sour cream in a fried shell. There are many, many ways to make tacos—in my opinion, this is one of the best. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1…. Read more