Vegetarian Chili

Vegetarian Chili

This chili is based off a chili from the restaurant Hard Times Cafe in Alexandria, Va. Textured soy protein is a great addition that creates tiny chunks of soy. These chunks almost look like meat chunks that can be great at fooling any meat lover. Leaving the chili to cool overnight is not mandatory, but it does taste better after leaving it to cure. 

Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

This a perfect soup to have on a cold evening that is both light and filling. The soup is so smooth it makes a perfect accompaniment with some flatbread or cheese bread. Add a side salad to help bring in some freshness to the plate. 

Carrot Gazpacho

Carrot Gazpacho with Simple Kale and Spinach Salad

This gazpacho is both healthy and refreshing with a slight kick of heat. The salad on top adds to the flavor and makes it an all encompassing dish. Adding roasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds is another great addition to the meal. It is also super easy to make and perfect for a variety of tastes.

Pineapple Curry

Pineapple and Green Curry Over Cauliflower Rice

This is the perfect recipe for a summer curry. The lightness of this recipe makes you forget its hot and has all the taste you could possibly want. It also wont make you feel too full after you eat which is a huge plus. 

Jambalaya Risotto

Cajun Jambalaya Risotto

What is better than risotto? How about a jambalaya/risotto mix. That is exactly what this recipe is and it is so easy to make. As with any risottos, this recipe takes time to make but is completely worth it in the end and not extremely complex in the end. This also makes a great meal prep recipe to store and reheat later in the week.

Eggplant Shakshouka

This is yet another warm dish perfect for cold winter nights. The olives and eggplant gives a little Mediterranean spin on this recipe and makes it absolutely scrumptious. You can prepare and serve them in mini french ovens for a cleaner and easier presentation.

Vegan Chili

Vegan Polenta Chili

As a substitute for ground meat, this recipe uses polenta to give it that similar texture. The recipe in general is quite hearty with bit of a spice. It is a perfect recipe for those cold, windy winter nights. It doesn’t take tremendously long to cook, making it a great choice for a middle of the week recipe for dinner. You can add you’re own favorite cheese, however I personally love the flavor of the vegan shredded pepper jack.

Simple Summer Gazpacho

With the warm weather approaching I had to make some time for delicious cold soups like this gazpacho recipe. I love having gazpacho for lunches or for picnics. This recipe makes it so easy to cook up that there is really no reason for you not to be able to cook it up. You can always add more hot sauce for a more spicier taste.

Vegan Vegetable Pho

Quick & Easy Vegan Vegetable Pho

This is a super simple vegetable pho recipe, however you could cook up some pork shoulder steaks if desired. I did end up cooking up a steak for my guests and then added thinly sliced pieces on top. If you would like to add the meat to the dish, simply season pork with salt and pepper and cook in the skillet (that the vegetables were cooked in) while the broth cooks, about 4 minutes per side.

Quick & Easy Vegan Spicy Corn Chowder

This is the perfect quick meal for a cold winter night. It is both delicious and spicy. You can pair it with some saltine crackers, or corn bread for a heartier dish. You can also store it in the fridge for lunches later in the week and just reheat over the stove or in the microwave.

Vegan Cauliflower Leek Soup

Vegan Cauliflower Leek Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious for a light, warm dish for the cooler weather; and makes plenty for more to have later in the week. It is also so simple and easy to make. You could add some vegetable broth instead of water to make it a bit thicker and heavier, but I loved the lightness of the soup as it was. I also cut up some bread to dip in to the soup which of course is always amazing.