With our Vegan Jambalaya, we are reinventing a classic Southern dish—keeping the spicy, smoky flavors but filling it with the best plant-based ingredients. Our recipe includes veggies (onion, celery, tomatoes, pepper and garlic), rice, beans, and a medley of Creole/Cajun seasonings. After a few minutes of sautéing, your only job is to watch and stir occasionally as it simmers on the stove. The smells will definitely draw your family into the kitchen, and the good news is that it will be ready for them on the dinner table in under 1 hour.
We are taking the intimidation factor out of making homemade risotto with our Classic Mushroom Risotto. The recipe uses just 7 main ingredients (with two optional items) and can be prepared in about 30 minutes. The mushrooms and leeks should be cooked and set aside until the end to prevent them from getting mushy. To make the rice creamy, use a pan that is the same size as your burner then gradually add hot vegetable broth, stirring regularly though not constantly. As the rice rubs together it will generate starch and produce a smooth, rich texture. Once you have reached al dente, the vegetables can be added as well as the optional vegan Parmesan. While you must stay vigilant during the cooking process, this is a dish that any home cook can master. Enjoy it as a quick weeknight meal, or as an impressing offering for dinner party guests.
It is time to party, Tex-Mex style! Our Fiesta Fajitas are 100 percent plant-based, filled with veggies like yellow squash, red onion and tomatoes then seasoned with spicy favorites including cumin, pepper and chili powder. The recipe is simple and versatile, so feel free to add, swap or omit ingredients based on your preferences. Your family will love the southwestern flare of this dish, and you will feel happy knowing you are feeding them a wholesome, nutritious meal.
Our Thai Eggplant Stir Fry features some of the best late summer vegetables, including eggplant and a medley of colorful bell peppers, that are combined with tofu then tossed in a flavorful mix of tamari, Hoisin and chili sauce. The meal can be on your table in about 30 minutes and uses just one skillet, which makes for easy clean up. A perfect weeknight meal for the whole family!
If you consider mango a dessert or snack, think again! This recipe will widen your horizons by showing how incredible mangos can be in a lunch or dinner entree! Brown or basamati rice is tossed with onions, garlic, tomatoes, green beans, cashews, and mango, then flavored with soy sauce, lime juice, fresh ginger, sriracha, and red pepper flakes. There is no oil in this ‘fried’ rice recipe! Sweet, spicy and simple to prepare, this is a wholesome weekday meal for the entire family.
Carrot Dogs are the plant-based answer to traditional (and unhealthful) hot dogs. Start out by boiling fresh carrots until barely fork tender, then marinading them in a tangy mixture that includes vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, onion and mustard powders, and paprika. Three hours will infuse the carrots, but let them sit in the refrigerator for longer (up to a few days) for a stronger flavor, then send them off to the grill for a short cook time. The recipe is simple, tasty and wholesome—an entree you will feel proud to serve to family and friends at your next BBQ.
Dreena Burton shows us how to make a plant-based ‘meat-less’ loaf. Unlike other versions of veggie loaf, this one relies on lentils, bulgur, and oats instead of tofu. These base ingredients are then infused with flavor from a number of spices, sauces and seasonings including nutritional yeast, vegan Worcestershire sauce, tamari, tahini, natural ketchup, basil, oregano and thyme. With Lentil Loaf you can transform a traditional American supper into a more healthful version with better-for-you ingredients.
Chef Stefen Janke shares with us his fun recipe for vegetable lasagna rolls—sure to become the next family favorite in your house! The meal is made with three main components: eggplant slices that are seasoned and baked to a light brown, lasagna noodles cooked to al dente, and a filling comprised of tofu, spinach, red bell peppers, basil, nutritional yeast and other spices. When each part is complete, they are layered and spun into pinwheels then placed in the oven. The recipe is scaled to two servings but can easily be doubled (or tripled…or more!) to feed a larger group or to ensure sufficient leftovers.
Turn a classic sandwich spread into a delicious plant-based lunch with Chef Stefen Janke’s recipe for Un-Tuna Sandwich. Start with a base of chopped chickpeas, add scallions, celery, roasted red peppers, cashew cream sauce and a medley of seasonings and spices…then assemble on whole wheat bread or tortillas with your choice of fresh produce. The recipe can be prepared in just 10 minutes and is perfect for packed lunches and picnics alike.