Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers

I love a good bean burger, but sweet potato burgers are in a category of their own! These smoky-sweet but spicy burgers will dazzle anyone they’re served to, so if your friends tend to snub bean burgers and other meat… Read more

Caramelized Onion & Pepper Quesadillas

Catering for Whole Foods Market was one of the best jobs I’ve had. Not only was it a great company to work for, but also I was able to enjoy mouth-watering dishes. One of my favorites was their vegetarian quesadillas… Read more

Fabulous Un-fried Falafel Burgers

I have made many attempts at a baked falafel and even falafel burgers, but had not hit on the “one” that packed a full-of-flavor punch like a fried falafel ball does—until this. Instructions:  Place garlic, parsley, cilantro and scallions in… Read more

Sneaky Chickpea Burgers

For those of you that need to sneak veggies into your kids at every opportunity, this one’s for you! Our girls have no idea that these burgers have both carrots and red pepper … and I’ll keep it that way… Read more

Burritos with Spanish Rice and Black Beans

About once a week, my family eats burritos for dinner. This recipe makes a great burrito filling or side dish and doesn’t take much longer than heating up a can of beans. This is a mildly seasoned dish, so you… Read more

Rainbow Burgers

This veggie burger is a combination of what I loved from other veggie burgers that I have made in the past. Adapt it any way you like. You can use any type of bean or raw veggies you have on… Read more

Black Bean Burgers

This Mexican burger is inspired by Jeff Novick’s veggie burger line. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative to greasy beef burgers. Use your favorite salsa or you could also replace salsa with ketchup. If you enjoy the hotness, feel free… Read more

Sloppy Lentil Joes

This is a quick and easy meal that also reheats well for lunch the next day or two. Serve this stuffed into a whole-grain bun and eat with your hands, or ladle it over the buns (open-face style) and eat… Read more

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Quesadillas

These quesadillas from My Beef with Meat are a regular with the Engine 2 plant-strong Hall family. They are simple to make and very satisfying. Instructions: Preheat oven to 375º F.  Prepare a sheet pan with parchment paper. An hour… Read more

Veggie Wraps with Herbed Hummus

These rolls make a convenient meal for kids or adults on the run. The combination of avocados, hummus, nuts, and vegetables is very satisfying. From Bravo! Health Promoting Meals From The TrueNorth Kitchen Instructions: Steam the collard green leaves for 1… Read more

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are probably my favorite vegan burger. They are easy to prepare and they take on the flavor of whatever marinade you choose. You could serve these on whole-grain buns for a cookout, but for a wholesome, easy meal… Read more

Veggie Fajitas Super Bowl

When I make fajitas I always feel like I’ve won a prize. They taste “special” without taking all day in the kitchen. Cooking the vegetables in a dry pan over high heat really brings out the grilled flavor of the… Read more

Enfrijoladas

Enfrijoladas are similar to Sonoran enchiladas, but they’re smothered with a bean sauce instead of a chili sauce, hence the translation “in bean sauce.” They are so filling, you may be hard-pressed to finish one! From 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Instructions:… Read more

Spicoli Burgers

These wholesome patties made with brown rice and hemp seeds are a little crisp on the outside, and soft and moist on the inside.  Serve on their own, or inside whole-grain pita pockets with veggies and condiments. This recipe from Let… Read more

Orange Black Bean Taquitos with Spiked Sour “Cream”

The orange zest and juice in this recipe brightens the dish and elevates the ordinary black bean to new heights. Serve this with cooked brown rice or quinoa and a salad. Instructions: Sauté the onions in a saucepan over medium… Read more

Quick Burgers

I developed these burgers in a hotel room: they’re quick, easy and require very few ingredients (In fact, except for the beans and seasoning packet, I sourced all the ingredients from the complimentary “breakfast bar”). I make these burgers anytime… Read more