Easy Veggie Patties for Plant-Based Burgers

Mixed with a lot of healthy and nutritious grains, veggies, and spices, this veggie patty recipe is great for veggie burgers. It’s also fantastic as a vegan veggie crumble (in place of ground meat) for burritos, wraps, and food pies!… Read more

Healthy Homemade Sauces, Spices, and Dressings for Easier Cooking and Baking recipes

Nothing can beat delicious homemade food made from scratch, and the same can be said about homemade sauces, spices, and dressings. Create incredible pasta dishes, fresh wraps, and sweet desserts with these basic recipes that are anything but! Cauliflower Bechamel This… Read more

Pioneer Gingerbread

As a child, I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, and some of my favorites parts of those books are the descriptions of what they ate. Almanzo’s childhood culinary recollections in Farmer… Read more

Party-Ready, Plant-Based Thanksgiving Menu

Happy Thanksgiving! We’ve put together a savory menu to celebrate the tradition of giving thanks. Rich in color and flavor, these dishes will create a memorable holiday. Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad This bright, colorful salad does not need any added… Read more

Herbed Fingerling Potatoes

This recipe uses a lot of fresh herbs, but you can make it with dried herbs instead. Use only half the quantity for dried herbs as indicated for the fresh herbs. Instructions: 1. Add the potatoes to a saucepot and fill… Read more

Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate Salad

This refreshing salad does not need any dressing or seasoning. You can substitute oranges for the grapefruit, if you like. Instructions: 1. Place the apple, grapefruit, and pomegranate seeds in a bowl. Add the lemon juice (if using), salt, and… Read more

Roasted Stuffed Winter Squash

Winter squashes, such as acorn and butternut, can be tricky to work with because their tough skin is hard to peel. Preparing squash this way—stuffed with a savory filling and roasted—puts that sturdy shell to good use. The rice should… Read more

Mixed Beans and Root Vegetable Stew

This is almost a chili—except that there are more root vegetables than beans. If you want to make it into a chili, just cut down on the vegetables and up the beans. Serve as is or with cooked grains, tortilla… Read more

Pumpkin Cranberry Cookies

These cookies are a crowd pleaser at a party or an afternoon snack for the kids after game snack, so bake a double batch. These freeze well; reheat by baking at 350°F for 20 minutes. For very crispy cookies, bake… Read more

Festive Finger Food Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Celebrations

Whether you’re hosting a huge party or a casual get-together, these delectable appetizers and finger foods will make your guests come back for seconds. From side dishes to hors d’oeuvres, there is something for everyone! Smokey Little Devils  These tiny… Read more

Navy Bean Hummus and Mixed Vegetable Pita Pockets

Creamy, garlicky navy bean hummus and crunchy fresh vegetables are tucked into hearty whole-wheat pitas in a perfect marriage of textures, colors, and flavors. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions 1. To prepare the hummus, place the soaked navy… Read more

No-Fry Fried Rice

Yum! I love this dish. Top with cilantro and fresh chile and you are good to go! Sometimes I also add Sriracha, because I’m an addict … don’t judge me. Recipe adapted from Carbolicious. Instructions 1) Give your rice a… Read more

Fava Bean Salad recipes

Also known as broad beans, fava beans are native to North Africa and parts of Asia. If you cook the dried bean, you have to remove the outer shell before eating them (so don’t feel guilty about buying canned!). Fava… Read more

Chickpea Chili on Baked Potatoes

At a deli one afternoon, I ordered a tomato-vegetable soup and a baked potato. When I received the two items, they looked like they belonged together, so I poured the soup right over the potato. The result? A tasty new… Read more

Summer Vegetable Soup

During the summer months, all of the vegetables in this soup can (and should!) be found fresh. Tomatoes, squash, and corn will be at their peak, and their fresh flavors will really shine through in this dish. From Forks Over Knives—The… Read more

“No-Tuna” Salad Sandwich recipes

This “no-tuna” salad gets extra tang and flavor from pickles and capers. Serve between two slices of your favorite hearty bread for a simple yet satisfying meal. From Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking Instructions 1. Place the chickpeas in a mixing… Read more

Apple-Walnut Breakfast Bread

Slightly sweet, oil-free, and totally satisfying, this makes a great breakfast on the run. I know you want to eat it all in one sitting (I do, too), so to avoid that calorie splurge, cut it into single servings, wrap… Read more

Easy Summer Backyard BBQ Menu

Nothing says summer like outdoor cookouts, picnics, and relaxed backyard parties. This simple menu is colorful, delicious, and perfect for feeding a crowd. Spinach Artichoke Dip This crowd-pleasing spinach artichoke dip is made creamy with white beans. Make it in… Read more