Healthy Potato Salad with Fresh Herb Sauce

Potato salad is a classic for BBQs, picnics, lunches, and parties of all kinds. It is known for being super easy to cook up and this recipe really is no different. It does however is healthier than most in the fact that it does not use any mayonnaise and thus also keeps it vegan friendly.

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Easy Vegetable Croquettes

Easy Croquettes

Croquettes make a great appetizer for a dinner party, a great picnic lunch, or even just a great dinner with a lovely side or rice or beans. This recipe is super easy to cook up and tastes delicious. Add a bit of veganaise, chives, lemon zest, or anything else to enhance the delicious flavor and make it a bit of your own. You can also store these in the refrigerator for later meals if need be.

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Rice Noodle Spinach Salad with Sesame Dressing

Rice Noodle Spinach Salad

This salad is super quick and easy to make and filled with great flavors and veggies. You can even mix up other vegetables in to the salad to make it personal to you. I personally love this salad with spinach and sometimes a bit of kale, especially to add a bit more protein, but you can replace that with lettuce for a more traditional thai salad.

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New Years Party Appetizer Ideas

New Years Party Apps

It’s almost the New Year and as most other do to celebrate that mean lots of guests and lots of food. Most of the time instead of doing dinner I simply like to make appetizers or snack food for my guests to enjoy. Here are 3 quick and easy healthy recipes to make all of your guests happy.

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Holiday Dinner Ideas

Raw Lasagna and Asparagus

It can be hard to cook for a large group for the holidays while also staying healthy and not missing out on the flavor. Below are some great recipes for a delicious, healthy, vegetarian (or easily substituted vegan), and gluten free course dinner. Its surprisigly filling that you will be stuffed to the last fork full.

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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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Post Thanksgiving Breakfast

Apple Muffins and Kale Smoothie

With the amount of food consumed on Thanksgiving you may want something light for breakfast the next morning, especially with a house full of guests. How about making some smoothies and muffins for everyone? The muffins can be made a head of time and stored in the refrigerator or freezer until needed. This allows you to sleep in and not need to dirty up anymore dishes post Thanksgiving. Making up a few light and refreshing smoothies can make a great treat for anyone to enjoy.

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Vegan Black Beans and Brown Rice Burgers

Vegan Black Bean and Brown Rice Burgers

I was craving a veggie burger and decided instead of going to one of my favorite burger spots I would attempt to make some myself. This recipe was so easy to make and also so delicious. The patty, unlike many veggie burgers I’ve made, actually stuck together very well. I tossed together a simple spinach salad for a nice side with some homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

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