This gluten-based meat substitute has a texture and taste that’s very similar to meat (seitan is often used for veggie deli slices). The “brisket” is perfect if you are looking for a something "meaty" for Thanksgiving. It also makes a great entree, sandwich filling, wrap filling, or salad topping.
Perk up breakfast with this delicious scramble served over a whole-grain tortilla with brown rice or quinoa and fresh guacamole. This flavorful, satisfying, low fat, and no-cholesterol version of scrambled eggs is an excellent source of calcium, protein, antioxidants (vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, copper, manganese, and selenium), thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, and fiber.
This amazingly colorful, flavorful, and filling salad makes a great meal or side dish.
As a chemist, I can't resist the play on "avocado", the plant-based ingredient that makes this dessert so infinitely incredible (well, that and chocolate). Besides, I can't think of a better non-infinite number to represent infinite than Avogadro's number, which is 6.022 x 10^23. I wish I could make an entire mole of this yummy dessert! : )
This dessert, inspired by a Rouxbe.com recipe, is so amazing you won’t even notice that there’s no cholesterol! What you will get are plenty of antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin E, manganese, and copper), vitamin K, B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, folate, and pantothenic acid), and minerals (magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and zinc), plus fiber and whole-food sugar and whole-food fat, meaning the nutrients and fiber are still there.
Inspired by Jane Esselstyn’s Kale Butter recipe, this delicious, rich, and vibrant green butter makes a great spread on toast, flat bread, crackers, sandwiches, and wraps, or a great dip for veggies and chips.
It's October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is everywhere. While you're wearing pink to help raise breast cancer awareness, protect yourself against breast cancer by eating lots of orange plant-based foods such as carrots, sweet potatoes, yams, butternut squash, persimmons, and mangoes. These orange foods are loaded carotenoids, powerful antioxidants that give these foods their color and protect against breast cancer as well as other cancers and degenerative diseases.
This delicious, savory, and satisfying chile is easy to make and gets its beautiful orange color from sweet potatoes and carrots. Enjoy with brown rice or quinoa over a bed of fresh spinach.
This quick, easy, and delicious snack is loaded with protein, antioxidants, and fiber, and much healthier than a chocolate chip cookie!
Why not celebrate this Cinco de Mayo with a Refreshing Mango Margarita Smoothie! This delicious sweet and tart smoothie can be enjoyed as a smoothie or easily converted into a great-tasting and healthy margarita by adding 2-3 ounces of tequila.
The sauce for this incredible pasta is a rich, creamy version of a pesto sauce, only without the saturated fat and cholesterol of a creamy Alfredo sauce and without the oil of a pesto sauce. All the fat in this sauce comes from raw cashews, so you get to keep all the nutrients too! Cashews are a great source of protein, vitamin K, thiamin (vitamin B1), iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, and selenium!
So good! So nutritious! So easy! Black-eyed peas are one of my absolute favorite legumes! They are creamy, delicious, and very easy on my digestive tract. Serve these over warm corn tortillas topped with sliced avocado and your favorite salsa, and you are in for a treat!
About the Recipes
All recipes posted here showcase how amazing whole, plant-based foods can taste! I love to play with ingredients, so most of these recipes are my own originals or variations on a published recipe. I have tried all recipes posted and give credit to the creators of those that are not mine. These recipes are all gluten-free unless otherwise noted, in which case gluten-free alternatives are presented. I use lite coconut milk that comes in a can with nothing added except water (no added sugar). Be adventurous, have fun, and give these recipes a try!