• Strawberry-Avocado Salad with Agave-Balsamic Dressing
  • East Meets West Chickpea Lettuce Wraps
  • Mediterranean Salad with Almond Feta
  • Marinated Tomato Salad
  • Vegan Cheesecake, Two Ways: Chai-Spiced and Lemon-Lavender

Strawberry-Avocado Salad with Agave-Balsamic Dressing

I guess I’m a salad kick lately. But that’s a good thing, right? They’re a great way to load up on essential vitamins and nutrients and it’s pretty hard to screw up a salad. This is the perfect light lunch that not only tastes amazing, but it gave me a chance to use up some… 

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Veggie Pasta with mushrooms, black olives, and pepitas -- Epicurean Vegan

Veggie Pasta with Mushrooms, Black Olives & Pepitas

I know it may not look like much, but I assure you there are some delicious, hidden flavors in this dish. This also is really quick to throw together and is great for lunch, too. Plus, between the nutritional yeast and pepitas, you’ll get your fill of B vitamins and omega-3 fats. INGREDIENTS: 12-oz pkg…. 

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Watermelon with Mint and Almond Feta -- Epicurean Vegan

Watermelon with Mint & Almond Feta

Did you know it’s National Watermelon Month? Have you had some delicious watermelon recipes yet? This one couldn’t be simpler. Of course, you will have to make the almond feta the day before, but it’s extremely simple to prepare. I recommend keeping the watermelon cold and adding the almond feta to individual servings. You’ll love… 

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Kale Tacos -- Epicurean Vegan

Sweet Potato, Black Bean & Kale Tacos

I’ve seen versions of this dish all over, but I wanted to keep this simple. I knew I also wanted a kick of flavor with an easy, creamy sauce. The combo of sweet potatoes, beans, and kale, is a grand slam win; a trifecta of flavors. Of course, then you add the cilantro-lime cashew sauce… 

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Sauteed Asparagus and Chickpeas Over Herbed Brown Rice

Sauteed Asparagus & Chickpeas Over Herbed Brown Rice

This recipe came to me about two in the morning a few days ago and I haven’t been able to get it off my mind. And it’s a good thing. The flavors of the sage, thyme, and parsley meld so perfectly and I love the combo of the soft chickpeas and crispy asparagus. I don’t… 

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Seared Tofu with Vegetables in a Peanut-Ginger Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Seared Tofu with Vegetables in a Peanut-Ginger Sauce

I love meals that come together in less than 30 minutes—especially when they’re this tasty, too! The savory, crispy-on-the-edges tofu, paired beautifully with the tangy peanut sauce on perfectly cooked broccoli and mushrooms. I thought about adding some brown rice, but we actually all enjoyed just the tofu and vegetables. You could always add some… 

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Lentil Bowls with Avocado and Tomato -- Epicurean Vegan

Lentil Bowls with Avocado & Tomato

This makes a great side dish or main meal. It’s also ready in about 30 minutes. Lentils are so easy to make and are incredibly healthy. They’re full of fiber (perfect for lowering cholesterol), a fabulous source of folate and magnesium which contribute to heart health, and good for the digestive system. They also contain the… 

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Bean & Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Bean & Avocado Tacos with Cilantro-Lime Cashew Sauce

Summer is around the corner, which means fresher, lighter meals make a resurgence. Frankly, these are good any time. They come together in a snap, too. I paired these with the Avocado Bruschetta that’s always a hit. I made these pretty mild, but feel free to chop up a jalapeno or add some hot sauce… 

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Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking Review -- Epicurean Vegan

Cookbook Review: Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking

I won’t leave you in suspense. I love this cookbook. It’s probably one of the best I’ve seen in a while. Authors Annie and Dan Shannon who brought us Betty Goes Vegan, have outdone themselves with Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking. They’ve taken decades of classic recipes and not only veganized them, but did… 

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Raw Walnut Tacos, The 22-Day Revolution -- Epicurean Vegan

Raw Walnut Tacos {The 22-Day Revolution}

Earlier this month, I brought you my review of The 22-Day Revolution, a new plant-based cookbook by Marco Borges. I promised to post the Raw Walnut Tacos recipe, so here it is. Everyone here loved these; great flavor and ready in 10 minutes. The only thing I added was some cilantro. This makes a fabulous lunch option,… 

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Sweet and Salty Granola Trail Mix -- Epicurean Vegan

Sweet & Salty Granola Trail Mix

  This is an excellent snack filled with lots of healthy protein and a great blend of sweet and salty. It’s so easy to make, and I guarantee a lot healthier than the bagged or bulk varieties in the store. No overdose of sodium or preservatives, plus, you can tailor it to your tastes. This is… 

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