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Recipes

All of my recipes are created to be quick, healthy, delicious and vegan (meaning they use no animal foods). They are meat-free, fish-free, dairy-free, and egg-free.

Most are also gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, or can easily be made so with some simple swaps. They are free of refined sugars, and most don't use any added sweeteners so many are suitable for diabetics.

I also sometimes share recipes from other people, and I am always conscious of choosing a recipe that is as healthy and vegan as I would make myself.

If you feel overwhelmed by recipes, you should pick up my online meal plan so that I can show you how to put recipes together into a balanced and nutritious eating plan.

Avocado Lime Pasta Recipe

Avocado lime pasta recipe - quick and easy, tasty and healthy

This is a great recipe for summer, zesting up pasta with fresh mint, lime and avocado. It's really simple and easy, but so tasty.

This is a recipe that I filmed quite a while ago and has been really popular ever since. I've refilmed it with a few tweaks, but goes to show some of the best recipes don't get old.

Avocado Lime Pasta Recipe

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Dreena's Nut-Free Frosted Brawnies

Dreena's Nut-Free Frosted Brawnies

These no-bake brownies are a sure-fire way to make friends and impress people through the summer. Just don't mention that they're healthy and vegan... Keep that little morsel your secret superpower...

They are a recipe from my dear friend Dreena Burton's newest cookbook, Plant Powered Families - which includes a section at the back with meal plans and nutrition FAQ's that I contributed to!

You can win a copy of the book, entry form below.

Dreena's Nut-Free 'Frosted Brawnies'

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Makes 16-20 brownies

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Cleansing steamed veggie bowl, with ginger-mint-tahini dressing

Cleansing steamed veggie bowl, with ginger-mint-tahini dressing

Some lightly steamed veggies topped with a creamy and flavorful ginger-mint tahini dressing makes for a spectacular and super healthy meal.

You can make dishes that are cleansing, and also nourishing and delicious at the same time. Let's make it happen...

Cleansing steamed veggie bowl, with ginger-mint-tahini dressing

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Makes 1 serving

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Jill's Borscht with a Lemon Twist and Greens

Jill's Borscht with a Lemon Twist and Greens

This is a gorgeously red and piping hot soup to enjoy on a cold winter night, or try it chilled in the summer!

It comes from my friend Jill Nussinow's newest cookbook, Vegan Under Pressure!

(Props if you did NOT have Freddie Mercury singing in your head just now...)

Jill's Borscht Recipe

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Makes 6 to 8 bowls

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Creamy Vegan Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe (to lose weight and save the world)

Chickpea salad sandwich that can help you lose weight and save the world

This chickpea salad sandwich recipe is a perfect lunch to take to work, along with an apple.

If you're trying to lose weight, stop dieting and counting calories...
instead, make meals that are high in nutrient density and low in calorie density - like this chickpea salad sandwich!

You can give a slightly ocean-y flavor with mineral-dense sea vegetables.

Chickpea Salad Sandwich Recipe

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Makes 4 sandwiches

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Lemon Almond Vegan Cookie Recipe

Almond cookies with a citrus twist, full of flavor and calcium, with a shortbread-like texture.

These almond cookies have a citrus twist, full of flavor and calcium, with a shortbread-like texture.

These are one of my favorite vegan cookies when I’m making them for bake sales or gifts, or sharing with friends who don't believe it's possible to bake without butter or eggs.

The recipe comes from a new course I'm putting on this month, all about making healthy vegan desserts. I'm really excited to show you how to treat yourself without feeling guilty! If you want to have fun making more healthy cookies and muffins and brownies and pies with me, check out the info down below.

Lemon Almond Vegan Cookie Recipe

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Lisa & Nicole's Hallowe'en Snack Bars + Giveaway!

Lisa & Nicole's Hallowe'en Snack Bars + DIY Vegan Giveaway!

These bars are a delicious and healthy homemade snack bar. The recipe is from two lovely fellow Canadians, Lisa and Nicole. I've put a slight twist on their recipe to make it perfect for a Hallowe'en and fall treat.

Lisa and Nicole are the authors of two gorgeous ebooks, Tiny Treats and Edible Gifts.

These bars are from Lisa and Nicole's new (and first) cookbook, DIY Vegan, which is an amazing collection of recipes for homemade versions of your favorite staples. This would make a fantastic addition to your repertoire going into the holiday season, and/or a great gift idea for a vegan in your life!

Notes from Lisa and Nicole: "We packed these easy snack bars with some of our favorite ingredients, but really, this is a pretty customizable recipe—swap out the nuts, seeds, or dried fruit and you have a whole new bar. Tuck one or two in your purse or travel bag for an easy snack when on the go. Or hey, since there are oats and cereal in there, why not bite into one for breakfast?"

Snackworthy Cereal Bars

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Makes 10 to 12 bars

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Zsu's Indonesian Noodle Bowl Recipe + Book Giveaway!

Zsu's Indonesian Noodle Bowl Recipe + Vegan Bowls Cookbook Giveaway!

This noodle bowl is a perfect easy weeknight meal, with amazingly rich flavors and wonderfully nutritious veggies. It's a recipe from Zsu Dever.

Zsu runs the website Zsu's Vegan Pantry, and is the author of Everyday Vegan Eats. This dish is from Zsu's new book, Vegan Bowls!

Notes from Zsu: "Mei goreng or bami goreng is a popular street food all over Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. It is a sweet and spicy dish of noodles fried with vegetables and eggs. The sauce usually calls for kecap manis, a thick, sweet sauce, but here we will make our own sauce using tamari, mirin, fresh ginger, and garlic."

Zsu's Indonesian Noodle Bowl

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Laura's Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Laura, The Jazzy Vegetarian's easy vegan peanut butter chocolate mousse - full of plant protein and calcium!

This is a rich, delicious, and easy peanut butter chocolate mousse recipe from Laura Theodore, aka The Jazzy Vegetarian - and is full of plant protein and calcium!

This recipe is from her latest book, Vegan-Ease (check out the giveaway below!). Here's what Laura says about the mousse:

"Yum and double yum! This super creamy and delightful mousse will please the chocolate and peanut butter fans at your table. Piped into small dishes, this is one special treat."

Laura's Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Homemade Vegan Frappucino Recipe

Homemade vegan frappucino (or iced mocha latte) recipe

Creamy, rich, icy, frothy... this homemade frappucino (or iced mocha latte) recipe really hits the spot when you want a coffee shop treat without leaving the house!

This recipe is the brainchild of my best friend and her husband, with some guidance from me on the ingredients to use for a vegan option. Their last name is Dennis, so we've dubbed these Dennicinos.

Homemade Vegan Frappucino (aka Dennicino) Recipe

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Makes 2-3 servings

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