By Holly V. Gray

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Dairy-Free Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Dairy-Free Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

We’re on a smoothie kick lately and they’re not just for breakfast anymore. We’re making smoothies after dinner and enjoying them as a healthy dessert! And this vegan version of the classic strawberry and banana smoothie is definitely one of our many new favorites!

Vegan Channa Masala

Vegan Channa Masala

Bursting with flavor, this hearty and satisfying vegan version of the Indian classic can be on your table in around 30 minutes! If you want to either stretch the number of servings or just turn down the heat a little, I recommend beginning with bowls […]

Penne with Artichokes, Walnuts, and Olives

Penne with Artichokes, Walnuts, and Olives

This is such a delicious dish. The greatness lies in the simplicity. All the flavors – the artichokes, the walnuts, the sun-dried tomatoes, the kalamata olives – they’re all just so good together. I served this with a simple bowl of mixed olives from the […]

Chickpea and Pasta Soup with Spinach

Chickpea and Pasta Soup with Spinach

Hearty without being heavy. This is summertime comfort food, as requested by our youngest aka The Soup Lover, who went back for thirds and then again for lunch the next day. The secret ingredient and the key to greatness with this soup is the homemade vegetable stock. […]

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

You know those days when you don’t want to turn on the oven or do any real cooking on the stove but you could really go for some good old-fashioned cheesy carb-loaded comfort food? I had one of those days last week and this mac […]

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Asparagus and Cucumber

Cold Soba Noodle Salad with Asparagus and Cucumber

A light and refreshing vegan meal you can have on the table in thirty minutes or less. Look for Togarashi spice in the Asian food section or in specialty food markets. Or just make your own by mixing equal parts sweet paprika, hot paprika, dried orange […]

Zucchini Noodles and Spaghetti Pasta Olio with Chickpeas and Mozzarella

Zucchini Noodles and Spaghetti Pasta Olio with Chickpeas and Mozzarella

We actually ate dinner outside on the back deck last night! This is a big deal because it has been cold and raining here in our part of Northern Virginia for what feels like the entire month of May. But that seems to be over […]

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Remember how I was all, “Summer’s coming!” in my last post? Well, I may have been prematurely excited because it’s still cold but that is not stopping me from looking ahead to summertime and all the classic picnic and potluck favorites we love, including these […]

Margarita Cocktails

Margarita Cocktails

It’s actually, finally, maybe, beginning to feel like summer could be is on it’s way here – eventually. We’re in that awkward in-between time where people truly don’t know how to dress. Just the other day, I was in a short sleeve top, jeans, and […]

Beyond Meat Feisty Tacos by Chef’d

Beyond Meat Feisty Tacos by Chef’d

I’m partnering again with Chef’d and Beyond Meat to share their tasty vegan taco collaboration – Beyond Meat Feisty Tacos – just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Here’s what you need to know: This is a 100% plant-based, non-GMO, flavor-packed meal that you’re family is […]