Posts Tagged ‘gluten-free’


No-Oil Oil

Use this simple recipe in place of oil in salad dressings.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Mom’s Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Besides being insanely tasty, this soup is incredibly easy to make. It’s also super healthy since with no added oil it’s extremely low in fat.

Oatchata from OATrageous Oatmeals by Kathy Hester

Oat-chata from OATrageous Oatmeals

Horchata is a traditional Mexican beverage made with homemade rice milk, cinnamon and sweeteners. I’ve taken liberties with it here by adding in oats and almonds. It’s amazing served over ice.

Cannellini bean soup

Easy Cannellini Bean Soup

I originally made this soup trying to recreate the side of white beans at Zoe’s Kitchen, which is too high in oil to my liking. ~ Alina


Tom’s Cheezy Sauce

This cheesy sauce is a great way to sneak some nutrition into a meal if kids might be somewhat picky with their food choices.

Warm Potato Salad (for FFV)

Warm Potato Salad with Spinach and Chickpeas

This warm potato salad is a step aside from the traditional version: it’s cooked in a hot skillet and doesn’t call for mayonnaise or other fattening dressings. ~Alina

Vegan tofu scramble with black beans and wilted spinach

Tofu Scramble with Black Beans and Wilted Spinach

This tofu scramble is incredibly tasty with fantastic texture, and it’s super healthy for you to boot.

Eggplant Rollups for FFV

Eggplant Rollups with Black Bean-Potato Stuffing

A delicious dish with an Italian flare, these eggplant rollups will warm your heart and soul! – Alina

FFV lentil soup

Triple Lentil and Cauliflower Soup

This triple lentil and cauliflower soup is oil-free, packed with nutrition and fiber, and can easily become the next staple food on your dinner table! It’s quick to put together and may just give you a reason to clear your pantry from those handfuls of leftover dried lentils. ~ Alina


Mom’s Vegi Chili

Lots of legumes and seasonings make this chili as delicious as it is easy to make.


Cannellini Minestrone

Cooking Light did a vegetarian section on beans in this last issue, and this is adapted from their recipes and is really great.


White Bean & Vegetable Soup

2 tsp water
1 cup celery…

Slow Miracle Red Lentil and Delicata Squash Stew

Maria’s Slow Miracle Red Lentil and Delicata Stew

The vegan equivalent of chicken soup!

Chickpea and Broccoli Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Chickpea and Broccoli Bowl with Tahini Sauce

Find out what happens when chickpeas and quinoa become a little too familiar. Plus a mouthwatering recipe for dry-spiced chickpeas combined with broccoli, carrots, and a lite tahini sauce.

Holly's Fruit Salad on the Greens

Holly’s Fruit Salad On The Greens

Instead of a smoothie, get your greens and fruit in this very tasty and fruity vegan spinach salad.

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