Chilled Penne Salad with Creamy Pesto Dressing, Tangy Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Deep Roasted Mushrooms, and Grated Parmesan (vegan)

  Our favorite type of salad? One that has the word pasta in front of it. This dish is unbelievably satisfying, incredibly easy, full of flavor, and light on prep time. The process goes a little bit like: boil water, roast mushrooms, make pesto, cook pasta, whisk together dressing, toss errything together (yes, eryything), and stash…

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Deep French Onion Soup with Toasty Bread & Melted Mozzarella (vegan)

French onion soup is a classic, decadent, and time-consuming dish. How French. It takes about 5 onions, some white wine, about 2 1/2 hours, and lots of butter. I repeat, how French. But that’s okay—this soup’s worth of the oniony tears & hours involved, because it’s a deep, complex, savory, & sweet masterpiece that can’t be…

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Smoky Mayo Pasta Salad with Crisp Vegetables (vegan)

Usually, when we look back at old recipes, we shudder in shame at our novice skills. However, there’s one recipe we frequently return to: Smoky Pasta Salad. It’s just got that special quality that separates it from anything else we’ve tasted, not to mention that it’s simple, quick, and frickin’ PASTA. In the original recipe, we…

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Roasted Chili Verde Braised Jackfruit (vegan & gluten-free)

In the same vain of Mexicali food (peep them nachos from three days ago), we present to you Jackfruit Chili Verde! It’s 100%… kind of… sorta… not really lectin-free. SORRY GUYS. In all honesty, I set out to make this a lectin-free dish but little did I know that tomatillos are pretty much all seeds; “roast,…

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Creamy Seaweed-Infused Mushroom Chowder (vegan, lectin-free, and gluten-free)

One of the follower requests we received this month was for soups & chowders made with seafood. While we’re definitely not going to post a recipe containing actual seafood, we do like the idea of a play on clam chowder with flavors of the sea, silky texture, creamy broth, and hearty fillings. Upon going out…

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Creamy Dill Sweet Potato Salad (Plant Paradox-friendly & Vegan)

Sweet potato salad is the best thing since potato salad. Wait, scratch that, sweet potato salad is the best thing since itself, because this is way better than regular potato salad. Because it tastes just like Southern potato salad, only there’s no harmful lectins, the mayonnaise is made from avocado oil, and no one would…

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Barbecue’s Slave History & Its Effect on Culture + Vegan Baked Beans

A couple weeks ago on our coleslaw post, I mentioned that barbecue has its roots embedded in slavery. You didn’t actually think I’d leave you hanging without more to the story, did ya? Because I’m here to go a ‘lil deeper into that history – as well as share this sweet, smoky, and tender baked beans…

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Sweet & Tangy Southern Coleslaw (Vegan & Plant Paradox-friendly)

Ahh, BBQ month is coming into full swing. And what would any tri-sectioned, styrofoam plate be without a side of coleslaw? I know barbecue is supposedly “all about the meat,” but I think that pulled pork or brisket would be nothin’ without its trusty sidekicks. Barbecue culture is near and dear to my heart because…

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30-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Stew (Plant Paradox-friendly, vegan, and gluten-free)

On today’s episode of “What The Hell To Do With All These Chickpeas?” we ponder an easy, 30 minute dinner that soothes the soul as much as it does your wallet. Seriously though, we use a lot of aqauafaba around here, and after that magical liquid is gone, we’re always wondering what we can do…

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Vegan Shiitake Hot & Sour Soup (Plant Paradox-friendly, grain-free & sugar-free)

I didn’t take my first sip of hot & sour soup until 2016, after Kim & I returned from Australia and were craving Chinese food. I ordered what I was used to – General Tso’s Tofu – but Kim ordered Hot & Sour Soup. What in the world? Not getting a fried protein tossed in…

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3-Step Bright Winter Salad (10 minutes!)

Does Valentine’s Day have your dietary groove all funked up from too many sweets and indulgent meals? Worry not friend! We have a bright salad for you with just enough sweetness to pull you through those impending sugar cravings. As it’s Winter, citrus is still a bloomin’, which makes it the perfect time to get…

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Smoky Miso Soup with Mustard Greens & Navy Beans (vegan, pressure-cooked & Plant-Paradox friendly)

As I said in a previous post, January has more or less been soup month for us. Even if the air isn’t frigid, my innate desire to spoon warm broth into my mouth still remains. Unconsciously, that led us to make more soup recipes this month alone than the entire lifetime of our blog. The…

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