All posts tagged: easy vegetarian recipes

Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla

I adapted this recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr. I LOVE this cookbook and highly recommend it if you’re looking for delicious, inventive vegan recipes. Her books are actually the reason I started skewing my diet towards vegan…I had no idea it could be this delicious! Anyway, this recipe is super simple and so, so delicious! I’ve paired it with a romaine salad tossed with my Mexican dressing hack: I stir non-dairy milk with chipotle veganaise. It’s a great cheat for when you need an easy, quick dressing—I use it all the time on taco salads. Enjoy! M Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla Prep time: 10 min |  Cook and serve time: 10 min | Ready in: 20 min Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 14-ounce can black beans 1 red bell pepper 1 avocado 1/2 jalapeno pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup of cilantro 1 lime 2 cups sliced romaine 2 green onions 4 small corn tortillas 2 tablespoons chipotle veganaise + 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 tablespoons crumbled cotija …

Squash-Potato Croquettes with Savory Walnut Sauce

I vamoosed gluten a few years ago, and I’ve been VERY into potatoes ever since. Not like heaping piles of potatoes all the time, but just small amounts worked into meals here and there to give them a little umph and substance when I need a dose of comfort in my food. I try to keep them paired with veggies, so for this meal I’m mixing them with squash and serving them as cooked croquettes over watercress. I’m very happy with how this recipe came out, and the savory walnut sauce kind of puts a twinkle in my eye. So. Good. Hope you like! M Squash-Potato Croquettes on Watercress Two Servings | Vegan, Gluten-Free Prep time: 1 hour |  Cook and serve time: 10 min Ingredients: Croquettes: 2 small yellow squash 1 teaspoon tarragon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon of lavender 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 bunch watercress 2 medium red potatoes Savory walnut sauce: 1/3 cup non-dairy milk 1/3 cup walnuts 1/4 cup tofu 1/2 teaspoon tarragon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cloves …

Arugula Salad with Crispy Quinoa and Steamed Artichoke

One of the top five best things I’ve discovered in the past month? Crispy quinoa. I wanted to make a meal of a steamed artichoke, but veggies on top of veggies just didn’t sound exciting enough for me. I was pretty sure an artichoke next to a green salad was not going to fill me up. So, I thought of quinoa and how nicely it had crisped up for some Black Bean Quinoa Cakes I’d made recently, and figured I’d give pan-frying it on its own a shot. Worked like a charm! Now I have a salad topping option that crunches like a crouton, but is actually a great source of protein. What miracle is this?! Hope you enjoy! M Artichoke and Arugula Salad with Crispy Quinoa Single Serving | Vegan, Gluten-Free Prep time: 25 min  |  Cook and serve time: 25-40 min Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 lemon 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoon pine nuts 2 cups arugula 1/4 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional) 1 artichoke 2 tablespoons cashew cream (or mayo …

Fiesta Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing

This is an old standby for me. No cooking needed—just some blending, chopping, and tossing and it’s done! Throw this one together for dinner when it’s too hot to cook, take it to work for an easy lunch, or throw in some chips, guacamole, and margaritas and you’ve got a fiesta! Fiesta Salad with Avocado-Cilantro Dressing Prep time: 15 min  |  Cook and serve time: 10 min | Ready in: 25 min Yields: 2 servings Ingredients: 1 avocado 2 limes 1 tablespoons mayonnaise (or Veganaise) 1/4 teaspoon salt (Milk, if needed to thin dressing) 1/2 cup cilantro, divided 1/2-inch piece jalapeno, seeded 1 head of romaine 1 red bell pepper A few slices of red onions 2-inch piece of cotija cheese 1 14-ounce can black beans Prep: 1. Rinse romaine leaves. 2. Slice red bell pepper. 3. Chop red onions. 4. Juice limes. 5. Place half of avocado, salt, mayo, half of cilantro, and lime juice into a blender and blend until smooth. (Depending on how much juice you get out of your limes, you may …