A good salad is refreshing, decently filling but also complex in its textures and flavors. Sure, you can get your veggies in by loading a bagged mix of leaves in a bowl with a big dollop of dressing, but if you have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, there’s no better meal during a sweltering summer day than a bountiful, crisp salad.
A vegan philly sandwich recipe that has all the savoriness, umami and just the right amount of greasy-spooniness to satisfy even the kids.
Full of vibrant, fresh colors, this grain salad is the perfect power lunch or a great side dish. If you’re looking for a salad that has a lot going on (in a good way), continue reading. This is one of those the-more-the-merrier recipes when it comes to the raw ingredients, which include something you may have growing in your backyard!
They often say we eat with our eyes first — and if that’s true, there’s zero shame in going back for seconds or thirds of these stuffed peppers.
While you can make seasoned rice from scratch, to cut down on prep and cook time, we used parboiled rice with a ready blend of spices. There’s still dicing, mincing and seasoning to do, so don’t get too relaxed.
We first tried Foodies Vegan’s Pumfu (a tofu substitute made of pumpkin seeds) a week before writing this vegan Pad Thai recipe and had the eureka moment when describing its flavors: It’s slightly nutty but also fully takes on the tastes of marinades and sauces as well.
If you’ve never had Japanese curry, let’s just make sure you’re prepared for what you’re getting into here. The Japanese style is roux-based, thicker and generally a little more mild in terms of flavor.
What you find in Asian grocery stores, while quick and easy and satisfying, is usually full of preservatives. The good news is that making your own homemade version is easy — maybe just not quite as quick.
A good black bean burger is about achieving the right texture and a balance of flavors.
These quarter-pound patties are pan fried to get crispy and finished in the oven. A little bit of salt, some umami and smoky undertones from smoked paprika add complexity while the addition of soy sauce-sauteed baby bellas add a healthy dose of savory flavor that’s as delicious as it is full of plant-based goodness.
Vegan food is more than nutritional yeast. Create a wonderful depth of flavor in a single, satisfying entree: Earthiness from the mushroom, piquant sweet from a balsamic reduction and a clean, sharp finish from roasted tomato.
Thick, hearty and perfect on mashed potatoes and biscuits (with the addition of some vegan sausage bits), this gravy is super quick and a great recipe to keep in your repertoire.
A classic side dish to picnics and grill outs, this potato salad is creamy, sweet and a little tangy with the addition of some homemade quick pickled cucumber and carrot.