No-Harm Parm

My grandparents were born in Italy, and I have fond memories of the Parmesan cheese on my grandmother’s table. This recipe is so easy and delicious, you’ll be able to give up the cholesterol and saturated fat-laden version for this cruelty-free, cholesterol-free version. No-Harm Parm 1/2 cup sesame seeds 1/2 cup walnuts 1/2 cup nutritional yeast […]


Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. The commercial versions and restaurant versions usually also contain olive oil (sometimes, they’re swimming in it!), which I avoid because it adds little nutrition besides fat and calories. If you want, you can add […]

Black Bean Burgers

This burger is the result of many years of experimentation. I think the taste and texture are excellent, and it’s all organic, whole-food goodness! Black Bean Burgers 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup whole-wheat flour 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes 4 teaspoons flax seed meal 4 teaspoons dried parsley 1 Tablespoon onion powder 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning […]

Lentil Minestrone

Minestrone is traditional Italian vegetable soup, often featuring a legume and a grain. This one features lentils, macaroni, and zucchini. Lentil Minestrone 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 stalks celery, sliced 3 large carrots, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1 medium bell pepper, diced 1 1/2 pounds zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 28 ounces […]

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Pomegranate Vinaigrette 2 Tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup pomegranate juice 1 cup balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon xanathan gum (optional–adds body and cling) 1. Shake all ingredients in tightly covered container or mix in a blender. 2. Refrigerate at least 1 […]

Creamy Gravy

Creamy Gravy This vegan gravy is nearly fat-free and so easy to make, you’ll never use canned gravy again! 1/3 cup flour 3 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon broth powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 2 cups water 2 teaspoons soy […]

Stuffed Carnival Squash

Stuffed Carnival Squash Carnival squash, is a fairly recent (1991) hybrid of sweet dumpling squash and the Green Table Queen variety of acorn squash, both descendants of squashes native to Mexico. Cream colored with orange spots or pale green with dark green spots in vertical stripes, carnival squash have hard, thick skins, so you eat only […]