10 Vegan Recipes for Seasonal Spring Produce

It’s officially SPRING! While the flowers have only just begun to sprout (and it snowed in Chicago last week), my taste buds are ready for fresh spring flavors. How about you?! Before you know it the local market will be loaded with bright spring produce, so get ready with these recipes! Creamy Asparagus and Pea Soup…

Creamy Three-Bean Stew

This recipe is perfect in so many ways! You can make it with what you likely already have on hand (read: canned goods) It is ready from start-to-finish in under 30 minutes It’s super tasty, filling and warming I first made this soup when I was in college and scrounging as a young vegan on a…

Vegan Sweet Potato Recipes

November is National Sweet Potato Month! One cup of sweet potato provides four grams of fiber and over three times the daily value of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, helping to keep our immune systems strong as cold and flu season sneaks up on us. Whether you’re swapping out white potatoes or another…

Dark Hot Cocoa Recipe

It’s that time of year — the temps are dipping and sometimes a little piece of dark chocolate or cup of herbal tea after dinner doesn’t quite satisfy the craving for something chocolaty and warm! While some people complain that the commercial packets of instant hot cocoa aren’t vegan, I love the excuse to make…

Vegan Apple Recipes

While pumpkins get all the spotlight in October, the national food of the month is actually the apple! One medium apple has under 100 calories and packs a punch of fiber–both soluble fiber (good for managing cholesterol levels) and insoluble fiber (to help keep the pipes clean)–and even some vitamin C and potassium. This crowd-pleasing…

DIY Single-Serving Instant Oatmeal

This was perhaps the most fun I’ve had creating a post! I’ve brainstormed, tested and trialed countless variations of DIY single-serving oatmeal for you and here are the best of the best! These are travel-friendly DIY oatmeal recipes with all dry ingredients. Of course you could add chopped fruit and other fresh goodies into your…

Vegan Mushroom Recipes

September is National Mushroom Month and to bid adieu, I am throwing six spectacular recipes at you that feature mushrooms! The world of mushrooms is quite vast—there are literally thousands of varieties of mushrooms. Varying in size, shape, color, flavor and texture, these versatile fungi offer rich umami flavor to any meal of the day.…

Blackened Tofu Recipe

This tofu is such a palate-pleaser! It is one of my way favorite ways to prepare tofu and only requires slightly more work than the typical baked or stir fried tofu. I am a huge fan of The Chicago Diner’s Soul Bowl, which features blackened tofu. It’s one of the tastiest, nourishing comfort foods out…

Recipes for National Peach Month

  Did you know August is National Peach Month? Be sure to pick up ripe, juicy peaches at the farmers market this weekend and try out one or a few of these recipes! Peaches are a stone fruit native to China and are in season in the U.S. from May through October. To find the…

Goes-With-Everything Peanut Sauce

Maybe it’s due to my love of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, or maybe it’s because I crave peanut butter on a daily basis–for whatever reason, peanut sauce is a common ingredient in my cooking. It’s become a favorite salad dressing of mine and is perfect for tofu and a dipping sauce for spring rolls. It…