Thai Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

For a quick noodle dish that is easy and delicious, try Thai peanut noodle stir fry. This is an easy one-dish meal that comes together in less than half an hour. In this particular stir fry dish, I used carrots, onions, peppers, and broccoli. You can use any vegetables you like. Bok choy works nicely….

Gluten Free Protein Shortbread Cookies

I always loved shortbread, but as a vegan had given up on shortbread cookies. They never seemed the same without butter…until now. This recipe is for strawberry shortbread cookies with chocolate chips, but can be easily modified to make classic shortbread cookies. Instead of using large amounts of icing sugar, these cookies are made with…

Asian Cauliflower Salad

Fresh, easy, tasty. Just the way salad should be! Asian cauliflower salad is quick to prepare in the food processor. It has a robust but light flavour. Perfect as a side dish, but filling enough to be a main dish.  Asian cauliflower salad is a convenient dish to bring to a potluck. This salad maintains…

No Beef Stir Fry

I used to make a ground beef hamburger stir fry before I was vegan, and now I have discovered a healthier, easier option – vegan no beef stir fry. It uses dehydrated soy mince, also called textured vegetable protein or TVP. This vegan no beef stir fry can be made with any variety of vegetables…

Low Fat Protein Muffins

If you are looking for a quick and easy muffin recipe that is also healthy, these low fat protein muffins are a delicious option. You can make muffins from start to finish in less than half an hour! They are light, fluffy, and soft, with just the right amount of sweetness. These mini muffins can…

Low Sodium Spaghetti Primavera

If you are looking for something different that is quick and easy to make, while also being healthy and delicious, try low sodium spaghetti primavera. This is a fresh-tasting pasta dish that is filling and satisfying. This spaghetti primavera has no added sodium; ideal for those who are on a low salt diet or for…

Stir Fry Vegetable Ribbons

Stir fry vegetable ribbons taste like a fancy side dish you would get in an Italian restaurant. Stir fried vegetable ribbons can be eaten on their own as a side dish, or made into a main dish by serving over rice or quinoa, or mixed with potatoes, noodles or pasta. They can also be topped…

Low Fat Vegan Food for Dogs

This quick and easy home cooked meal for your dog is a tasty treat that is safe to eat even for dogs with sensitive digestive systems. Low fat vegan food for dogs is easy to make, quick, and healthy. If your dog has had an upset stomach or requires a low fat diet, this is…

Veggie Sandwich

A healthy and delicious way to get a variety of vegetables, this veggie sandwich is oil-free and easy to make. A veggie sandwich is a healthy choice if you are looking for a whole food plant based vegan lunch option. Chef’s notes Thinly slice vegetables using a mandoline and add to the sandwich in layers:…

Salad with Orange Hazelnut Dressing

A simple salad with a combination of crunchy and sweet, featuring kale, nuts, seeds, mixed vegetables, and orange hazelnut dressing. The salad is made with kale, red leaf lettuce, yellow peppers, red onion, carrots, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and almonds. Chef’s notes For a quick salad, dice the onions, peppers, and any other vegetables you…

Ginger Soy Curls and Vegetables Stir Fry

If you are looking for a vegan ginger beef recipe, try these ginger soy curls. They are crispy and chewy, just like your favorite meaty Chinese food. Chef’s Notes Start by adding rice to a rice cooker, and everything else can be prepared while the rice is cooking. Ginger Soy Curls Soy curls are easy…

Cauliflower Noodle Bowl Stir Fry

A noodle bowl is a quick and simple meal that is easily customizable. A combination of vegetables, noodles, and sauce is warm, filling, and tasty! This cauliflower noodle bowl is made with peanut orange sauce that is a little spicy, a little sour, and a little sweet – a winning combination! Make leftover pasta more…

Oil-Free Chocolate Banana Waffles

Waffles are a breakfast treat! These oil-free chocolate banana waffles are easy to make and healthy. They can be served with fruit to be even healthier, or with chocolate icing to taste more like dessert. Chef’s notes These vegan waffles are easy to make, and the ingredients do not have to be measured precisely. Avoid…

Potato Salad with White and Sweet Potatoes

Potato salad is a satisfying side dish. This white and sweet potato salad is colorful and flavorful. Chef’s notes Boil diced potatoes for about 25 minutes. Cool and mix with finely chopped red onions, vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and spices (garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, dill, oregano). For a healthier version, use blended…

Quinoa Burgers

Quick and easy, these quinoa burger patties are healthy and tasty. They have a firm texture that holds together well, and taste great on a bun topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, and your favorite condiments. The burgers are made with equal parts cooked quinoa and vital wheat gluten. The mixture is flavored with chopped…

Vegan Butter Chicken

This vegan butter chicken has no butter and no chicken. A delicious, mild, Indian dish served with basmati rice. This vegan butter chicken is made from healthy stir fried vegetables (onions, peppers, carrots), soy chunks, and a sauce made from coconut milk and vegetable broth seasoned with cilantro, ginger, garlic masala, and curry. Optional Becel…

Quick Vegan Waffles

When you want quick and tasty waffles, this is an easy recipe that is light, fluffy, and crispy. This recipe is easy because the ingredients do not need to be measured. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, add the wet ingredients to the same bowl and whisk together, then cook in a waffle maker…

Vegan Salmon Sandwich Filling

This vegan salmon sandwich filling is healthy and familiar, and contains no fish. Sandwiches are made with toasted whole grain bread and this delicious spread. Vegan salmon ingredients: Jackfruit (canned young green jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed, then mashed with a fork) Mashed chickpeas (use canned or cooked chickpeas) Finely diced onion Ground flaxseed…

Cashew Butter Cups and Apples with Caramel

Two delicious and healthy desserts – one hot and one cold – are a satisfying and sweet combination. Caramel is made from medjool dates, vanilla, and coconut milk. The apples are topped with caramel sauce, then baked at 350 F for 25 minutes. Cashew butter cups are made from layers including melted chocolate, cashew butter,…

Quick Cheesy Vegan Pasta Bake

This vegan pasta bake is quick, easy, and cheesy! Tossed with a light tomato sauce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and garlic and then topped with bread crumbs and cheese, this pasta is sure to delight even the pickiest of eaters. It can be made with any style of pasta (pictured is corkscrew shaped multicolored pasta). Chef’s…

Egg-Free Eggs Benedict

If you like eggs Benedict, you will love this quick egg-free vegan version. This vegan breakfast Benedict includes: Toast with vegan margarine Optional dairy-free cheese (pictured is Emborg cheddar) Tofu Diced grape tomatoes Diced onion Avocado slices Vegan hollandaise sauce Spices (marjoram and oregano) Chef’s notes: Slice two thin pieces of tofu (the long way,…

Quick Apple Crumble

When you feel like eating apple pie, but don’t have time to make a whole pie, try this quick and easy apple crumble for one! A sliced apple, topped with healthy topping mix, is baked for about 20 minutes and is then ready to serve. This recipe is easily multiplied by slicing more apples! Topping…

Lasagna

This vegan lasagna has a traditional, familiar taste. It is simple, with basic ingredients, and is quick and easy to make. Layers, from bottom to top: Sauce (diced tomatoes and crushed tomatoes with spices – oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, garlic powder, onion flakes) Oven ready lasagna noodles Sauce Noodles Sauce and cooked brown lentils Optional…

The Best Pancakes and Tofu Benedict

These pancakes tofu Benedict are based on recipes from the Gentle Chef Cookbook. The pancakes have a nice, fluffy texture and good flavor. The tofu Benedict is low fat and has a good flavor, with delicious hollandaise sauce. Accompanied with vegan sausage, this is a big, filling breakfast or brunch.

Breakfast scramble

A quick breakfast scramble that is filling and flavorful. A variety of ingredients can be used for different types of breakfast scramble. Examples of ingredients: vegan sausages, potatoes, onions, peppers, rice, carrots, tofu scramble (tofu coated with chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, onion powder, turmeric, and kala namak, an egg flavored salt).

Sausages

These vegan sausages are versatile. They can be eaten on a bun, in pasta as Italian sausages, slices sautéed and eaten on their own or in mixed dishes, or as breakfast sausages. The ingredients are prepared and then steamed in foil. The sausages can then be refrigerated for later use, or cooked and used immediately….

Meaty vegan chili

A meaty, filling, and flavorful vegan chili. This chili is not like eating a bowl of just beans! This chili is high in protein and low in fat. The base is made from textured vegetable protein (unflavored dehydrated soy protein) and crumbled tofu, sautéed until crispy. Add tomato sauce, beans, sautéed vegetables, and spices for…

Spaghetti with veggie meat balls

Spaghetti with lentil bolognese and veggie meatballs is a flavourful and filling main dish. These veggie meatballs are flavourful and have an excellent meaty texture. They hold their shape, even when cooked in sauce or reheated. The lentil bolognese sauce is thick and meaty, low in sodium, and very tasty. This pasta is hearty and…

Potato and Spinach Tacos

This recipe is from https://www.forksoverknives.com/recipes/spinach-potato-tacos/#gs.sjXQwAc. These tacos are healthy and tasty, with a spicy potato and spinach filling. Red pepper flakes were used instead of poblano peppers, and a combination of onion and leek instead of just onion. Add salsa and cilantro, if desired.    

Pasta Primavera

Pasta and lightly cooked vegetables. Pictured is penne pasta with onions, yellow bell peppers, and tomatoes, seasoned with basil, thyme, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, nutritional yeast, and black pepper.