The Simple Veganista

Eggplant Puttanesca

We love eggplant and are always looking for new ways to make it. This puttanesca sauce is a fantastic combination of salty savory goodness to top your favorite pasta. It’s bursting with flavor from the olive, capers, and red pepper flakes. It comes together quickly in just 30 minutes and makes a great weeknight meal!

Quinoa Salad with Orange, Cranberry & Mint

Another beautiful and delicious salad we like to make. We love how the citrus and mint really brighten up this salad. Definitely give this a try. It’s very quick to put together, hearty, and can be a meal in itself. Great addition to any table.

Almond Parmesan

This recipe is so simple to make and adds a lot of flavor to any dish that calls for a non-dairy parmesan cheese. We add it to soups, pastas and salads. Very helpful to have on hand as a flavor booster for many meals.

Vegan Caesar Salad

We love this vegan version of the classic Caesar salad — fresh, crisp and delicious. It’s starts with romaine lettuce, dressed with a vegan Caesar dressing, and topped with chickpea croutons and almond parmesan.  FYI — the almond parmesan makes a great topping on many other dishes. The recipe says the avocado is optional but …

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Blackened Roasted Cauliflower ‘Steak’

Cauliflower ‘steaks’ are a great dish to have in your collection of go-to recipes. These are quick to put together, flavorful and nutritious.  We love to serve these as an entree when dining with our vegetarian friends or as a side dish to accompany most any meal. 

Apple, Beet, Carrot and Kale Salad

A few simple ingredients come together to make this colorful salad. It’s full of healthy ingredients and makes for a great clean-eating option.  If you’re looking for something light and refreshing, this is the salad to make. Also, the combination of colors also make it a great focal point on any fall buffet table.

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

This is a go to recipe if you’re looking for something tangy and slightly sweet to add to you next salad. We’ve also drizzled it over asparagus with some lemon zest as a nice side dish. It even works well as a dipping sauce for veggies.

Easy Vegan Mayo

Sometimes you just need to slather on the mayo! If so, this quick mayo recipe is something to have on hand. Great on sandwiches or to mix into salads. The nice thing with this simple recipe is that you can add any additional seasons to make it your own – onion or garlic powder, cayenne …

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