Cashew Carbonara

Cashew Carbonara

Cook and Prep Time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 1lb Spaghetti or Linguine (Brown Rice or Lentil/Chickpea Base)
  • 1lb. Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups Peas
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1 ½ cup Cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 ¾ cups Water or Vegetable Stock
  • ½ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 T Tamari
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Arugula Salad
  • Red Chili Flakes
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Basil
  • Chopped Cherry Tomatoes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  3. Set a large skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add the mushrooms, and cook for 7-8 minutes, until soft and browned.  Then add the garlic, and cook for 1 minute more.  Then, add the peas, and cook until warmed through.
  4. Make the sauce.  Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a blender, and pulse until smooth.
  5. Add the sauce and cooked pasta, and toss to combine.  Add water to thin if needed, and season to taste.
  6. Serve with your desired toppings.  Enjoy!

Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 60-70 minutes

Serves: 6-8

You Need

  • 2 28oz. cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1-2 t Dried Oregano
  • 1 t Ground Mustard
  • 2 t Ground Cumin
  • 2 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T Miso Paste
  • 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock or 1-2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  2. Set a Dutch oven or large, oven-friendly pot to medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion, pepper, and garlic.  Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the spices (ground mustard, chili powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, smoked paprika), and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the miso paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and black beans.  Add just enough water to cover the beans.  Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer your pot to the oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve with tacos or as the side at a barbecue.  Enjoy!

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

Cook and Prep Time: 50-60 minutes

Serves:  4-5

You Need

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. EVOO
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 15 oz. can Pinto Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Tamari
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock, as needed
  • Taco Shells, as needed

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 400˚F.  Line 1 baking tray.
  2. Make the potatoes.  Toss sweet potatoes in garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, and 1 tsp. olive oil.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, until tender, tossing halfway.
  3. Make the beans.  Set a skillet to medium heat.  Once hot, add red onion and garlic.  Cook until onion is translucent.  Then, add beans, and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add spices, and toss to combine.  Remove from heat and set aside for plating.
  4. Warm the tortillas.  Place each tortilla on an open flame and grill for 30 seconds per side.
  5. Plate tacos and serve with lime wedges.  Serve with slaw, hot sauce, and guacamole. Enjoy!

Chili Maple Glazed Tofu Tacos

Chili Maple Glazed Tofu Tacos

Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes (+1-4 hours to marinate the tofu)

Serves: 6

You Need

For the Burgers

  • 1 Block Extra-Firm Tofu, pressed, sliced
  • 2 T Tamari
  • 3-4 T Maple Syrup
  • 1 T Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Chipotle Tahini Sauce

  • 2-3 T Tahini
  • ½ t Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • ½ t Red Wine Vinegar
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Mango Salsa

  • 2 Mangoes, diced
  • 1-pint Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 15 oz. can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Limes, juiced
  • 1 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • Toasted Tortilla Shells
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Pickled Onions
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Slaw
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 450˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  2. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.  Add the tofu ppeces, and marinate them for at least 20 minutes (up to 4 hours or overnight).  Reserve the marinade for Step 3.
  3. Add the tofu to your baking tray, and bake for 15 minutes.  Then, remove the tofu from the oven, brush over the remaining marinade, and bake for 15 additional minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Chipotle Tahini Sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and whisking to combine.  Add water as needed.
  5. Make the salsa by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and tossing to combine.  For best results, make this just prior to serving.
  6. Serve your tacos with your desired toppings, and enjoy!

Tofu Ground Beef

Tofu Ground Beef

Cook and Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4

You Need

  • 1 Block Extra Firm Tofu
  • 3 T Tamari
  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 2 T Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 T Arrowroot Powder
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Make sure to press your tofu for at least 30 minutes prior to starting.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425˚F.  Line 1 baking tray.
  3. Combine the sauce ingredients in a bowl.  Then crumble the tofu into the sauce, and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Add your tofu to the baking tray.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Serve with tacos, nachos or sandwiches.  Enjoy!

Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers

Chipotle Maple Glazed Tofu Burgers

Cook and Prep Time: 35 minutes (+1-4 hours to marinate the tofu)

Serves: 6

You Need

For the Burgers

  • 1 Block Extra-Firm Tofu, pressed, sliced lengthwise into 6 planks
  • 2 T Maple Syrup
  • 1 T Arrowroot Powder
  • 1 T Ground Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 t Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For the Chipotle Tahini Sauce

  • 2-3 T Tahini
  • ½ t Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • ½ t Red Wine Vinegar
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Guacamole

  • 1 Avocado, mashed
  • ¼ cup Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, chopped

For Serving

  • Toasted Buns
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Baby Arugula

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 450˚F and line 1 baking tray.
  2. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl.  Add the tofu planks, and marinate them for at least 20 minutes (up to 4 hours or overnight).  Reserve the marinade for Step 3.
  3. Add the tofu to your baking tray, and bake for 15 minutes.  Then, remove the tofu from the oven, brush over the remaining marinade, and bake for 15 additional minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Meanwhile, make the Chipotle Tahini Sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and whisking to combine.  Add water as needed.
  5. Make the guacamole by combining all of the ingredients in a bowl, and tossing to combine.  For best results, make this just prior to serving.
  6. Serve your burgers with your desired toppings, and enjoy!

20- Minute Kidney Bean Pasta

Kidney Bean Pasta

Cook and Prep Time: 20-25 minutes

Serves: 4

You Need

  • 28oz. Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Chickpea Spaghetti (or other pasta alternative)
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 bunch Broccolini, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • 14oz.  Coconut Milk
  • ½ c Oat Milk
  • 1 c Vegetable Stock
  • 1 T Smoked Paprika
  • 1 t Ground Turmeric
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

For Garnish

  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Basil
  • Red Pepper Flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Sauté the mushrooms, onion and garlic for 4-5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the carrots, bell pepper, broccolini, smoked paprika, cumin, and turmeric.  Cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Add the kidney beans, coconut milk, and oat milk.  Then, add the spaghetti, lemon juiced, and apple cider vinegar.  Cook for 10-12 minutes, until the pasta is cooked through.  Add vegetable stock if needed.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with parsley and red chili flakes.  Enjoy!

Chickpea Frittata

Chickpea Frittata

Cook and Prep Time: 45-55 minutes

Serves: 8 slices

You Need

For the Batter

  • 1 ½ c Chickpea Flour
  • 1 ½ c Water or Vegetable Stock
  • ¼ c Arrowroot Powder
  • ½ t Black Salt
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • 1 t Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • ½ t Dried Thyme
  • ½ t Turmeric

Vegetables

About 2 cups total of:

  • Onion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Peas
  • Mushrooms, chopped
  • Asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • Zucchini
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Garlic
  • Scallions
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • 1 T Olive Oil

For garnish:

  • Hot sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Scallions

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 375˚F.
  2. Heat an oven-proof skillet to medium-high heat.  Once hot, add olive oil.  Then, add sturdier vegetables, and sauté for 5-6 minutes (onions, peppers, potatoes).  Then, add softer vegetables (peas, garlic, mushrooms, zucchini, etc.), and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the batter.  Add all batter ingredients to a bowl, and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the batter over the vegetables.
  5. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Garnish with your desired toppings and enjoy!

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Cook and Prep Time: 1 hour

Serves: 8-10

You Need

  • 2 Sweet Potatoes
  • 29oz. Black Beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1 Red Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 T Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T Ground Cumin
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • 2 t Dried Oregano
  • 1 T Tamari
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Line 1 baking tray and preheat your oven to 400˚F.
  2. Cut the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise, and place face-down on the baking tray.  Bake for 30 minutes, until fork-tender.
  3. Once the sweet potatoes cool, peel the skin and add them to a large mixing bowl, with the rest of the ingredients.  Mix well, until evenly combined.
  4. Once mixed, form about ½ cup of the mixture into evenly-sized patties.  Then, place them onto your lined baking tray.  Then, bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping half way.
  5. Serve with toasted buns, salad, and your favorite burger toppings.  Enjoy!

Chickpea Shakshuka

Chickpea Shakshuka

Cook and Prep Time: 30-35 minutes

Serves: 3-4

You Need

  • 1 large can Chickpeas, rinse and drained
  • 1 large can Tomato Puree
  • 1 cup Vegetable stock
  • 4-5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Bell Pepper, diced
  • ½ cup Onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1 tbsp. Coconut Nectar OR Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • ¼ cup Chopped Kalamata Olives
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • 1 t Olive Oil or Vegetable Stock, for sautéing

For serving:

  • Chopped Parsley or Cilantro, for garnish
  • Brown Rice or Riced Cauliflower, for serving
  • Lemon Wedges

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.
  2. Set a large rimmed skillet to medium heat.  Add olive oil.  Once hot, add bell pepper, onion, and garlic.  Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add tomatoes and spices.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
  4. Add chickpeas and chopped olives, and stir to combine.  Lower the heat and cover.  Cook for 15-20 minutes, until flavors begin to marry. 
  5. Adjust seasonings accordingly.  Add lemon juice and maple syrup, and stir to combine.
  6. Optional, if your pot or pan is oven friendly, add to the oven for 5 minutes to brown the top.
  7. Remove from heat.  Serve with brown rice or riced cauliflower.  Garnish with fresh herbs.  Enjoy!