Empanadas are traditional pastries in Spain and the Americas that can be filled with any number of savory or sweet ingredients. Although frying is a common cooking method, you can skip the added fat and load up on flavor instead with our oil-free, baked version. The dough is simple to prepare and uses just a few plant-based staples. While we offer both sweet and savory options for filling, feel free to get creative and stuff them with other legumes, vegetables and/or fruits. The ‘surprise inside’ is what makes an empanada so fun! Friends and family of all ages will be begging you to make our Oven Baked Empanadas time and time again.
When life gets hectic, you need simple, healthful recipes that can be whipped up quickly and give you the nutrients you need to power on. Our Eggless Salad Sandwich meets those requirements and then some. A short simmer on the stove infuses chickpeas with the flavors of garlic and onion, after which they are combined with a rich cashew cream, a variety of crunchy veggies and several savory seasonings. This whole food, plant-based sandwich is perfect for weekday lunches or a picnic in the park. Ingredients are scaled to two servings, so double (or triple!) the recipe to enjoy leftovers or to share the love with your family.
Walnut Loaf is the perfect dish for any special celebration …which is why we unveiled it for the 7th anniversary of the UC Davis Integrative Medicine Program! Sautéed onions and mushrooms are combined with brown rice, nuts, and dairy-free ricotta then baked, cooled, and sliced. This plant-based entrée works well with any number of salads and side dishes. Use the recipe to wow your dinner guests or spoil your family and friends!
Our Tofu Fried Rice starts out with diced tofu that is first baked, then marinated in a Sweet Peanut Soy Sauce and sautéed to seal in the flavors. Afterward, sautéed veggies and brown rice are added and tossed in the remaining sauce to combine and unify the ingredients. This healthful, savory plant-based dish is simple to make and will have your family raving!
When was the last time you enjoyed a nice bowl of whole food, plant-based chili? Our Slow Cooker Seven Veggie Chili combines a medley of beans, vegetables, and spices into a delightful mix of flavors that is guaranteed to please. The best part? After sautéing the onions and peppers, you simply add everything to your slow cooker then sit back and relax. Share this wholesome and simple meal with your family tonight.
In our recipe for Homemade Spinach Tortellini With White Wine Sauce, we teach you how to make pasta from scratch using just a few plant-based ingredients. While the recipe can be used to create pasta of any shape, this one features a delightful spinach and dairy-free ricotta filling that is perfect for tortellini and ravioli alike. Try it out with our White Wine Sauce, marinara, or even plant-based Alfredo sauce.
Our Easy One-Pan Potato Bake is filling and satisfying, with chunks of potatoes mixed with onion, tomatoes, red bell pepper, and Kalamata olives. These veggies are then seasoned with fresh rosemary and bay leaf, tenderized with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and baked until soft. As you encounter the warmth and fragrance of this dish upon taking it from the oven, your mouth will be watering before you take your first bite.
Chef Santana Diaz’s The Davis Tower is a combination of 7 spectacular recipes: Beet Puree, Parsnip Puree, Yam Cake, Herb Polenta Cake, Mushroom Sauté, Pickled Fennel, and Persimmon Balsamic. When combined, they create an impressive dinner with an awe-inspiring presentation; you can also get creative in the kitchen and use them individually in a myriad of ways. Have fun exploring the different textures and flavors of this amazing dish!
Our Mushroom Kale Bowl recipe is an excellent example of how to build the perfect salad. It combines leafy vegetables (kale, basil), cruciferous vegetables (kale), non-starchy vegetables (bean sprouts, beets), whole grains (rice), legumes (tofu), seeds (sunflower seeds), and extras (mushrooms) to create a salad that is both satiating and satisfying. Top it with our oil-free Sesame Ginger Miso Dressing for a health-promoting meal packed with flavor, plus use it as a template to create dozens of other creative mixes that maximize the vitamins and nutrients found in plant-based foods.