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. 

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Carrot Gazpacho with Simple Kale and Spinach Salad

Carrot Gazpacho

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.

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Cajun Jambalaya Risotto

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.

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Vegan Polenta Chili

Vegan 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.

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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.

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Quick & Easy Vegan Vegetable Pho

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.

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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.

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