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Cashew Alfredo Sauce – Vegan and Dairy-Free


You need this recipe in your life. It’s a staple, just like sugar cookies, banana bread or a good pie crust recipe (sweet tooth, hello?!); everyone should know how to do this if you are going to follow a plant-based, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian or just healthier diet. As you may know, I really can’t digest… Continue reading Cashew Alfredo Sauce – Vegan and Dairy-Free

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Italian Eggplant Stacks


Craving Italian food with a Mediterranean twist? Instead of using marinara sauce, which could potentially be really messy and runny in the oven, opt for using hummus instead. These mini eggplant stack pizzas are bursting full of the rich flavor of sun-dried tomato and Italian herbs. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh… Continue reading Italian Eggplant Stacks

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Pita Pizzas with Hummus


Love pizza but can’t stomach all that dairy? Hello, hummus! Hummus makes a great replacement for all the cheese normally on top of a pizza. Slather it on a pita, top it with your favorite veggies and you’ll have a meal in minutes. In this particular recipe, I was simply using up veggies I had in the fridge… Continue reading Pita Pizzas with Hummus

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Spaghetti and Italian Tempeh Meatballs


My recipe for the tempeh meatloaf worked so well, I knew it would make a nice non-meatball. Just add a few different seasonings, shape them into balls and bake! My husband loves indulging in a meatball sub with lots of Italian salad oil and mozzarella. Ingredients: 2 packages of 3-grain or soy tempeh 6 packets… Continue reading Spaghetti and Italian Tempeh Meatballs

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Arugula Pesto Pasta


Need a quick lunch or dinner idea? Want to get raw greens in your diet without having to eat a salad? Make pesto with fresh baby arugula greens instead of parsley. The flavor is mild and warm from the toasted pine nuts. Serve topped with diced pimento peppers and a side of garlic toast. 6-8… Continue reading Arugula Pesto Pasta

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Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


One food I used to eat all the time before I became more aware of nutritional values and health was the spinach and artichoke dip from TGI Fridays. Yes, good ol’ Friday’s. This spinach and artichoke hummus is excellent atop Portobello mushrooms, as in this recipe, as well as a great dip for pita or… Continue reading Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Hummus Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Eggplant Manicotti with Tofu Ricotta


So this recipe is pretty much the amazing hippie love child of eggplant Parmesan and stuffed canneloni. This uses my delicious tofu ricotta cheese recipe.  This tofu ricotta is amazing in stuffed shells, regular manicotti noodles or on baked ziti or spaghetti. If you love fresh basil and garlic, which are components in a lot… Continue reading Eggplant Manicotti with Tofu Ricotta