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Vegan Potato and Zucchini Gratin

Thinly sliced potatoes and zucchini make this vegan and gluten free potato and zucchini gratin. It’s a creamy, cheesy casserole perfect alongside soups, crusty bread, and more! This potato and zucchini bake is one of those cosy, belly warming, nostalgia-filled dishes. Albeit one that’s elevated, made beautiful, and completely vegan! It’s a hearty casserole that …

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Hoisin Eggplant Bao (Chinese Steamed Buns)

Making Chinese steamed buns is easy with my recipe for hoisin eggplant bao! They’re a delicious snack or light meal with a soft and puffy dough and easy homemade hoisin sauce! These Chinese-inspired steamed buns have it all–fluffy dough, tender eggplant, and a mouth watering hoisin sauce. They’re so delicious! Bao are absolutely scrumptious, but …

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Marinated Zucchini with Mint and Thai Basil

Marinated zucchini is one of the most delicious ways to enjoy summer squash! This one is Thai inspired, with a Thai basil and mint infused olive oil and a splash of rice vinegar to bring it together. It’s the perfect appetizer or side dish, and serve it with some crusty bread to soak up the …

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Grilled Salad with Smoky Lentils

This grilled salad with smoky lentils is a delicious and healthy vegan and gluten free meal or starter. It’s made with grilled heirloom radicchio, but is also delicious with romaine. Served with roasted sweet potato and baby kale for some delicious sweetness to balance the smoky. If you’ve never grilled your greens yet, it’s time …

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Roasted Jalapeño and Cilantro Hummus

This roasted jalapeño and cilantro hummus is light and creamy and full of delicious smoky, spicy, peppery flavor. It’s quick and easy to make, and the perfect dip for snacks, appetizers, or to incorporate into a meal! If you enjoy hummus, are looking to switch up your normal hummus routine, or have never made hummus …

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Homemade Salvadoran Pupusas

These homemade pupusas are a classic Salvadoran recipe, stuffed with black beans and vegan cheese and topped with curtido and salsa roja. They’re vegan, gluten free, and make a great snack or entree! Pupusas are one of my favorite foods. And it’s not just because of my proclivity for dishes with exciting names, but they …

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Favosalata: Yellow Split Pea Dip

Favosalata is a flavorful Greek spread made of yellow split peas. This version is made with scallions and black garlic, and topped with toasted pine nuts. It’s a perfect appetizer or snack, and a great alternative to hummus! I recently discovered this amazing Mediterranean dish called favosalata–and if that’s not the most fun food name, I …

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Waffle Fry Nachos with Vegan Queso

These loaded waffle fry nachos are smothered in a homemade vegan queso and topped with fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado. It’s a delicious change of pace from the traditional tortilla chip nachos, and they are super easy to make! There comes a time in every person’s life when you just gotta have …

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