• Summer Squash Farmer’s Market Legume Rice Risotto

    This healthy, vegan dinner was inspired by the beautiful summer squash, zucchini, and other vegetables at Chicago’s Green City Farmer’s Market. Eat Banza’s legume rice is loaded with plant-based protein, making a hearty base for this easy, oil-free recipe. This one-pot meal makes the perfect weeknight meal.

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  • Garden Vegetable Oil-Free Tofu Frittata

    Firm tofu replaces eggs for this plant-based frittata. Healthy vegetables are oil-free sautéed. An essential vegan breakfast recipe.

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  • Mini Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaves

    Vegan Barbecue Lentil Loaf Vegan lentil loaf recipes often focus on the winter holidays. They’ll aim to give plant-based eaters an alternative when the turkey is roasting. However, lentil loaf is delicious throughout the year. The beauty of the dish is that you can change the spices and flavors to fit the season. You can

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  • Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Spicy Tunisian Chermoula Sauce

    Bold flavor packs this hearty, vegan entrée. Cauliflower “steaks” are oil-free roasted and topped with spicy Tunisian Chermoula Sauce. Healthy, plant-based.

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  • Baked Polenta Discs with Vegan Wild Mushroom Ragout

    Easy Appetizer: Polenta Discs Baked polenta discs are one of my favorite vessels to use for appetizers.  You can buy a tube at almost any grocery store. Slice it up into 1/2-inch thick discs, bake them off, and you’re ready for topping. Because polenta is gluten-free and vegan, I can serve them to just about

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  • Spicy Calabrian Style Whole Wheat Pasta Shells

    Medium |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 15  minutes |  Yield: 8-10 cups Small, spicy red cherry peppers are traditional to this Calabrian-style pasta recipe. Whole wheat pasta shells add satisfying texture and healthy plant-based, vegan protein. Enjoy this for a quick and easy weeknight dinner.  If you like this, you’ll also love Pasta ‘alla Norma’:

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  • Red Quinoa Enchiladas Rojas

    Medium |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 60 minutes |  Yield: 12 tacos Dried Ancho chilies bring smoky heat to this authentic Mexican entrée. Healthy, gluten-free red quinoa provides the base for the hearty filling.  This makes the perfect vegan dinner for a crowd – they’ll be begging for more!  Serve with 5 Minute Guacamole,

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  • Oil-Free Indian Moong Dal Fry

    Medium |  Servings: 6  |  Ready In: 60 minutes |  Yield: 6 cups Moong Dal Fry is a classic Indian dish.  It starts with cooked lentils then flavors them with an aromatic mix of onion, ginger, tomatoes, and spices.  Traditionally fried in ghee, this vegan, oil-free version is healthy and lighter.  You’ll love the smells

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  • Peppery Southern Grits with Sweet Heat Tomato Jam and Caramelized Chard

    Advanced |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 60 minutes |  Yield: about 8 cups (4 big bowls) Grits are Southern comfort food.  Cooked slowly, with love, they become the hearty base for oil-free braised chard.  A Sweet-Heat Tomato Jam packs more flavor as sweet tomatoes get a kick from spicy peppers and bright balsamic.  This

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