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Metch - oil free bulgur salad

Metch – Oil Free Armenian Style Bulgur Salad

This bulgur recipe is flexible since you can modify the ingredients and their measurements to suit your taste.

Grits and Greens Casserole

Southern Grits and Greens Casserole

Inspired by a sassy Southern romance novel, this casserole is sinfully good, yet deliciously healthy.

Secret-Ingredient Chocolate Frosting

Healthy Chocolate Frosting (Soy Free)

You’ll never guess the secret ingredient in this creamy, dreamy chocolate frosting!

homemade soy yogurt

Homemade unsweetened soy yogurt

The options out in the world for plain, unsweetened soy yogurt are slim. And if you can find it, it’s usually pretty expensive. Luckily it’s easy to make at home. 

Vegan tuna salad sandwich

Vegan “tuna” salad

This vegan tuna salad is one of our go to meals when we are feeling super hungry but don’t want to cook.

Mac&CheezeAcornSquash

Mac and Cheeze Stuffed Acorn Squash

This vegan Mac & Cheeze is incredible – It is creamy, smoky, and delicious. No nuts in this recipe, and all of its deliciousness is derived from plant power! The baked acorn squash bowl makes this a complete meal and a fun presentation!

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.

vegan blueberry pancakes

Mom’s Magical Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

My mom has been cooking low fat vegan for years, and she’s an amazing cook. This is one of her signature creations.

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I originally made this soup trying to recreate the side of white beans at Zoe’s Kitchen, which is too high in oil to my liking.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

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

Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot Pie (Gluten Free, Soy Free)

With moist cornbread topping and savory sauce, this pot pie pleases omnivores and vegans alike.

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

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