I Love Gravy!

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Plant-based gravy? An enthusiastic “Yes!” No meat drippings? No problem.

I’ve experimented for over a year to come up with a tasty gravy with no added oil or butter. It tastes great and has a creamy, smooth texture.

But gravy usually goes over meat, right? That doesn’t mean there aren’t many plant-based dishes that taste great with gravy. I’ve pulled together four recipes (again, no added oil or other processed ingredients) that go super-well with gravy.

All of these recipes would make delicious dishes for the Thanksgiving table. Make one or more for an all-plant-based holiday, or as a scrumptious contribution to any celebration.

  • Gracious Vegan Easy Gravy

  • Quinoa Cakes with Gravy

  • Vegan Dressing with Gravy

  • Potato-Vegetable Bake with Gravy

  • Autumn Gravy Bowl

The download is in .pdf format. Nutritional information is provided for each recipe. It’s free!

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I Love Sweet Potatoes!

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It used to be that you ate sweet potatoes only on Thanksgiving, and often from a can, with marshmallows on top. That was then, this is now – sweet potatoes are offered in many restaurants, and most home cooks have ways to use them as a side dish or main course. They’re nutritious, tasty, versatile, and store well in the pantry. 

I’ve come up with four whole-food plant-based side- and main-dish recipes using sweet potatoes, meaning no added fats and sweeteners. There’s a fifth recipe for a dessert that’s not entirely whole-food, but it could be the ultimate ooh-ahh dessert at your Thanksgiving dinner. 

  • Curried Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup 

  • Sweet Potato Cakes

  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Easy, Tasty Toppings 

  • No-Oil Roasted Sweet Potatoes in Bowls 

  • Sweet Potato Pecan Pie with Gingersnap Crust

The download is in .pdf format with photos on a separate page. Nutritional information is provided for each recipe.

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I Love Corn!

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Corn is one of the best-loved vegetables in the U.S. (according to this recent survey, it is the country's second favorite vegetable, behind broccoli). But how to lead with corn in plant-based main dishes and sides is not obvious. I am sharing five recipes here to fill that gap. These are crowd-pleasers, I guarantee. 

Plus, these recipes are 99% whole-food plant-based, meaning no added fats and sweeteners. All are under 300 calories per serving, too!

  • Corn Chowder

  • Three Sisters Quesadillas

  • Old-Fashioned (but Vegan) Scalloped Corn

  • Elegant Succotash Gratin

  • No-Bake Corn-Pepper-Spinach Enchiladas

The download is in .pdf format with photos on a separate page. Nutritional information is provided for each recipe.

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I Love Zucchini!


Zucchini doesn't elicit strong opinions from most people (like cilantro, for instance). But figuring out substantive dishes starring zucchini can be tough. I worked long and hard to perfect these five dishes, and I hope they will find their way onto your table. 

  • Curried Zucchini Soup
  • Baked Indian Fritters
  • Broiled Zucchini with Greek Tzatziki Sauce
  • Zoodles with Creamy Pesto
  • Summer Squash and Chickpea Curry

The download is in .pdf format with photos on a separate page. Nutritional information is provided for each recipe.

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I Love Italian!

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Mama mia! The magic of whole-food vegan substitutes lets us enjoy our favorite Italian dishes without the meat or dairy. Lasagna? Eggplant Parmigiana? Tiramisu? All possible without sacrifice in the plant-based world. Here are the recipes in this Fiver. 

  • Divine Vegan Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Hearty Vegan Vegetable Lasagna
  • Favorite Vegan Meatballs
  • Creamy Rice with Sundried Tomatoes
  • Rich and Creamy Vegan Tiramisu

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As always, full nutritional information is provided, and photos are all on one page so you don't have to print them with the recipe. 

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Creamy Soups

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Who says you need cream for creamy soup? This set of five recipes, my third "Fiver," provides ample evidence that cashews, rice, potatoes, and coconut milk can create creamy richness. 

Here are the five recipes:

  • Creamy Broccoli Soup

  • Curried Butternut Soup

  • Gracious Vegan Corn Chowder

  • Puree of Asparagus Soup

  • Gracious Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

Like the recipes in my two other Fivers, Filling & Delicious Breakfasts and Mushroom Entrees, these dishes contain no added oil or other fat, and with one or two exceptions use only whole-food ingredients. 

The .pdf format with photos on a separate page gives you the option of printing only what you want. Nutritional information on each recipe is provided.

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Mushroom Entrees

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I'm excited to release my second "Fiver"!

Each "Fiver" is a .pdf cookbook featuring five recipes around a theme. 

This month is Mushroom month! If you're a mushroom lover or you cook for one, you've come to the right spot. Here are the recipes included in this Fiver.

  • Mushroom-Ricotta Calzones
  • Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms
  • Mushroom and Pea Masala
  • Spinach-Mushroom No-Bake Enchiladas
  • Creamy Mushroom Soup

All the recipes are made from whole-food/unprocessed ingredients, there is no added oil, and they can be made gluten-free. You wouldn’t know it, though – they don’t taste “too healthy.”

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Filling & Delicious Breakfasts

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This free mini-cookbook contains 5 plant-based breakfast recipes, ready to be printed in .pdf format.

Filling & Delicious Breakfasts gives you 5 dishes with a super-charged combination of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. They nourish your insides and keep you full for hours. There’s no cholesterol, and they're very low in fat.

Three of the recipes require just 10 minutes or less in the morning—Avocado-Chickpea Toast, Have-It-Your-Way Smoothie, and Overnight Chai-Flavored Hot Cereal. The Plant-Based McBreakfast and Breakfast Burritos take a bit longer, but they make enough servings to last all week.

All 5 recipes use only unprocessed, whole-food ingredients. There’s no added oil, and all can be made gluten-free.

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