Fast Kitchen: Sharpen Knives!

This may seem like a no-brainer, but I cannot emphasize how important this concept is in the kitchen. It is critical to quick preps and fast cooking, especially if you are starting to prepare more plant-based meals! So take a minute to stop and consider: when was the last time you had your knives sharpened…

Yummy Vegan Raspberry Coconut Pancakes

When I woke up on the morning of New Year’s day, I had a sudden craving for pancakes and a desire to try a new recipe. This particular combination doesn’t usually happen. So I searched online for a recipe to try and came across the Vegan Pancakes recipe by Nicdelis on AllRecipes.com. It looked like a…

Easy Sesame Tofu With Black Beans

Here is a simple and easy plant-based Asian stir-fry recipe (using only 8 ingredients!) that everyone in your family will love. Pair this nourishing vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free dish with the grain of your choice, noodles or gluten-free alternative. Tofu and black beans are great protein sources which help make this dish tasty and…

Marvelously Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

A month ago, my husband had a serious SUDDEN craving attack for mushroom soup. Not any kind. The creamy, decadent thick comfort food kind. In the space of a week, he has asked about when I planned to make a vegan cream of mushroom soup about four times…no make that five times. Down to the…

Perfect Vegan Potato Hash 

Here is a simple and quick plant-based recipe you can serve your family or guests for a hearty breakfast. It even works great as a lunch or ‘breakfast-for-dinner’ recipe. Pair with toast, bagels, buns, pancakes, waffles, crepes, muffins, your favorite gluten-free alternative or simply with fresh fruit. You can even wrap this up in a…

How to Make a Flax Egg

Have you seen plant-based or vegan recipes calling for a ‘flax egg’ in the ingredients and wondered what it is? Well, a ‘flax egg’ is a substitute for a hen’s egg that can be used in various recipes, including many baking recipes. It is very simple as it only requires two ingredients and takes less…

Weeknight Vegan Lentil Pasta

This is an easy pasta plant-based meal we love to make in our home because it is plant protein packed, simple to prepare and delicious. It was actually one of the first recipes I developed when I was exploring plant-based cooking and it is now our frequently used recipe when we just want something filling,…

Green Lentils

Red, brown, green, black…lentil varieties abound, and so do their usefulness in recipes. In general, each tablespoon of cooked lentils provides about 1 gram of protein and 1 gram of fiber, and a 1/2 cup of cooked lentils gives about 3.3 milligrams of iron. Lentils are a good source of phosphorus, potassium and folate too.…

Steamers: How To Make Your Own Or Choose One

If you are looking for a food steamer, you will find many different food steamer options available in the marketplace. The options range from multi-compartment steamer machines, multi-tiered steamer pots, simple stand inserts, collapsible steamers and steamer baskets. Steamers can be bought from nearly any place, from sources like Asian supermarkets, online commerce stores, kitchen…