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plant based beef empanadas
Cuban Cuisine, Entrees, Game Day, Lunch & Dinner, Mexican Cuisine

Plant Based Beef Empanadas

I’m a big fan of any kind of food cooked in dough, but I especially love these plant based beef empanadas. Meals wrapped in dough are delicious and filling. You can fill them with vegan meat, vegetables only, or even fruit for dessert empanadas. Empanadas originate from Spain and Portugal. Like another favorite of mine, […]

kitchen basics homemade vegetable broth
Kitchen Basics, Savory Sauces & Dressings, Soups, Vegetables

Kitchen Basics: Homemade Vegetable Broth

Making homemade vegetable broth is so easy. If you use it often or have room in your freezer to store it, you should try making it yourself. Homemade broth is less expensive and also has less salt in it. You can control the ingredients and the density of the broth, too. The vegetables used to […]

Appetizers, Brunch, Gluten Free, Mother's Day

Cucumber Orange Hummus Appetizers

I credit Covid-19 with the creation of these delish cucumber orange hummus appetizers! One good thing about being in isolation due to the coronavirus is that we are getting inventive with food. Using only the food available in our pantries can be a challenge, if we don’t want to just eat plain foods. These appetizers […]

Gluten Free, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Sides, Southern US Cuisine, Stove Top Dishes, Vegetables

Southern Butter Bean Succotash

Butter beans and lima beans are the same bean! I couldn’t find canned lima beans, only because they were labeled as butter beans. In the southern U.S. and in the U.K., people often refer to them as butter beans. There is no butter in the beans, it’s just a name. The word “succotash” originates from […]

pesto tomato trottole pasta
Entrees, Italian Cuisine, Lunch & Dinner, One Pot Dishes, Pasta & Noodles, Sides, Stove Top Dishes

Pesto Tomato Trottole

A simple dish, pesto tomato trottole is full of flavor, thanks to the pesto. I absolutely love basil, as I think most people do, so adding pesto truly makes a dish for me. I’m also a fan of plain pasta, just with a little salt, vegan butter, or nutritional yeast added. This recipe uses only […]

best vegan apple pie
Birthdays, Desserts, Father's Day, Fruit, Oven Dishes

Best Vegan Apple Pie

I love eating this apple pie – it is truly the best vegan apple pie. I think so, my husband thinks so, and even my non-vegan friends think so! Baking pies is so satisfying. A lot of us remember our mothers and grandmothers rolling out pie dough with us at their elbows. Or watching through […]