These almond stuffed mushrooms make a delicious appetizer, or you could make a meal by putting the stuffed mushrooms on a bed of greens or grains. Mushrooms, as a relatively solitary representative in our diet from the fungi family, bring a very different nutrient profile from most other vegetables. They are thought of as an important component of healing in Chinese medicine.
This vegan spaghetti and meatballs recipe will satisfy your Italian cravings by making meatballs out of red kidney beans. Not only are they vegan, but they are fat-free, full of fiber and lower in calories than ground meat.
Canned kidney beans are quite soft, so in this recipe it is better to use dried beans and slightly undercook them. You can also try using canned pinto beans or black-eyed peas for more texture.
This avocado sushi recipe goes over the basics of sushi rolling so that you can make your own amazing and healthy sushi. It might take some practice to get the hang of rolling, but it's worth it. Short grain brown rice is sticky enough to use instead of white sushi rice, but long grain brown rice will not work.
This lentil burger recipe is the tastiest veggie burger you'll find. It's fully vegan, and uses carrots and spices to lighten up the lentils. This recipe is easy to make and will work with just about any variation on the spices you prefer.
Lentils are one of the fastest-cooking legumes, making them very handy to make quick meals. They are high in fiber, iron and folic acid, and low in fat. They are an excellent protein source for a healthy diet, whether you are a vegetarian or not.
This vegan quinoa recipe uses zucchini and coconut milk as the base for a creamy garlic sauce. If you haven’t tried cooking with quinoa before, it is very easy to make if you follow my instructions. The grain has a slightly nutty taste, and it is very popular right now for vegans and vegetarians because of its protein profile. It has all the essential amino acids in one food, which is helpful for those who don’t eat a wide variety of healthy vegan foods. If raw garlic is too strong for you, roast it before putting it in the sauce.
This black-eyed peas burrito recipe is so easy to make that you will never need to buy a packaged burrito again! Using fresh ingredients and making them yourself means you know exactly what is going into your food, you avoid preservatives and you get the nutrients from the fresh vegetables.
This sweet potato patties recipe is one of my favorites. I use brown rice a lot in my healthy vegan recipes. It is a rich source of lots of nutrients, and makes for a much lighter patty than a bean-based veggie burger. This recipe is simple and delicious. It allows for a lot of variation in seasoning, and can easily be made with potato rather than sweet potato for a more neutral flavor. I've kept things really simple here to focus attention on the sweet potato.
This Squash risotto recipe is one of the best dishes in the history of time. Risotto is an Italian dish where rice is cooked in a broth using a specific technique. Cheese is often added towards the end of the process, although this recipe doesn’t use cheese and it tastes absolutely incredible.
As such, it is a perfect recipe for vegans and vegetarians, and this recipe uses squash, which is incredible. Meat-eaters will love it, too.
Lentil Tomato Soup is delicious and filling and very easy to make. Green vegetables make this soup a powerhouse of nutrition. Be sure not to overcook the lentils, as they can get rather mushy.
After you stir in the tomatoes, let the soup simmer for 20 minutes if you have time in order to allow the flavors to blend a little more. And feel free to double the recipe and keep some in the fridge for a day or two, as the soup will get even better over this time.
This vegetable pasta salad recipe is quick and easy. It can be adapted based on the vegetables you have on hand. Vegetables can be cooked or fresh, so if you’re into raw food, this recipe is perfect.
This is a great way to hide all the not-so-popular vegetables in your cupboard because the sauce is so good that every vegetables will taste great.
This creamy mushroom alfredo sauce recipe is simple and delicious. By using zucchini as the base, you get a mushroom sauce that is full of nutrients and low-fat.
You can serve this sauce over any whole grain or noodle, or even a sauteed vegetable, but I have served it over millet. This is a creamy, satisfying dish that doesn’t make you feel tired and sluggish.
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