Vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Mash

Do you like sweet potato? Black beans? If you answered ‘yes’ to both questions, then here is a simple yet satisfying plant-based recipe for you! It uses less than ten ingredients and is a delicious combination of sweet with savory from the mix of sweet potato with caramelized onions and black beans. Pair this vegan,…

White Bean Veggie Stir-Fry

Have you ever tried using white beans like small white navy beans in your Asian dishes? It’s simple and easy to do. Here is a quick and easy stir-fry recipe that everyone in your family will love. This White Bean Veggie Stir-Fry is vegan, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free. If you want to make this dish…

Sautéed Sesame Beet Leaves

I love the color of fresh beet leaves. They are a vibrant green that contrasts beautifully with the reddish stalks. Some time ago, I found myself with some beets leaves and stems, so decided to try cooking them. After all, if beets are so good for you (to learn about the nutritional value of beets,…

No-Bake Chocolate Cookie Hearts

This past Valentine’s Day, I was at a bit of a loss on what to make my husband. I knew I wanted it to be something in the form of hearts and I wanted it to be special (of course) but I also wanted to try and create a different recipe. So, inspired by the…

Breakfast Lentil Scramble

Here is a simple hearty vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast recipe you can serve your family or guests. Despite the name of this recipe, you can also eat this delicious dish at any other meal of the day! It goes well as a side or main dish on the family table and can be paired…

Red Lentils

Under the big umbrella family of Legumes (which includes soybeans, peanuts, fresh beans and fresh peas), lentils can be found categorized under the Pulses sub-family. Its siblings in the Pulses family are dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas. Essentially, pulses refer to the dried edible seeds of specific plants in the Legume family. Varieties of lentils…

Eggplant Tofu With Garlic Sauce

One of our family favorites used to be a certain Asian eggplant minced pork dish that a friend had introduced to me during my college days. We especially loved the dish’s rich garlicky sweet and sour thick glaze. Well, I recently started having a craving for eggplant and for that sauce, so I decided to…

Vegan Bean Tortilla Bites

This nutritious protein-packed recipe came when I was rushing to put lunch on the table for my preschooler before she had to leave for school. I literally created this meal in about 10-15 minutes, and both children loved it! I even enjoyed it myself (as a roll) and my husband did too for lunch later…

Spiced Apple Pumpkin Cake

Here is a simple vegan, egg-free and dairy-free baked recipe that you can serve your family or take to the next dinner party. This recipe was inspired by the Apple Cake recipe from Veg Recipes of India, just made more nutritious and less complicated. I also added in pumpkin seeds for a delicious nutrient dense…

Easy Creamy Soy Frosting

This past fall, I made a plant-based chocolate cake for a neighbor’s son’s birthday. It was a double layered 8 inch cake, and I wanted a frosting (without a ton of sugar!) that was plant-based for the middle. I searched online but didn’t really see any good recipes using a minimal amount of sugar, that…