Vegan Recipes

» Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When there are sooo many restrictions on a diet it can be hard to find food that tastes good. Eating the same thing over and over can get really boring. I have found a couple recipes that are delicious and easy to make, while adhering to the strict restrictions on a vegan diet.

Here are a couple recipes I have found to help you mix it up.


Pesto Pasta

I am a HUGE fan of Pesto!! This recipe works for non vegans as well, all you need to do is add chicken!


  • 1 lb. spaghetti
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut into 1/2″-thick slices
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2″-thick slices
  • 1 small bell pepper, seeded and cut into sixths
  • 4 green onions, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 c. store-bought refrigerated pesto
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 c. packed fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Heat grill on medium-high. Cook spaghetti as label directs. Rinse, drain well and let cool completely.
  2. In large bowl, toss corn, squash, zucchini, bell pepper and onions with oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper until well coated. Grill corn, turning, 10 minutes or until charred in spots. Grill squash, zucchini and bell pepper 4 to 6 minutes or until tender and grill marks appear, turning once. Grill onions 2 minutes or until tender and slightly charred, turning occasionally.
  3. Into large bowl, from lemon, grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice. Whisk in pesto and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. Chop squash, zucchini, pepper and onions; add to bowl with pesto. Cut kernels from cobs; add to bowl along with tomatoes, parsley and cooked pasta. Toss to combine. Serve at room temperature.
Nutritional information (per serving): About 370 cals, 12 g protein, 54 g carbs, 12 g fat (2 g sat), 5 g fiber, 435 mg sodium.


Spring Minestrone

Soup is so easy and so delicious! Another recipe that can be used in a non vegan diet bu adding chicken!


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium leek, thinly sliced
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied together
  • 3 large red potatoes, chopped
  • 2 qt. lower-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bunch asparagus, sliced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) navy beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill


  1. In 8-quart saucepot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium. Add carrots, leek, fresh thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook 8 minutes, stirring. Add red potatoes, chopped, and lower-sodium vegetable or chicken broth. Partially cover and heat to boiling on high; reduce heat to simmer. Cook 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add asparagus and simmer 3 minutes or until tender. Discard thyme. Stir in navy beans (optional), fresh dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper.
Test Kitchen Hack: When you’re slicing the asparagus, leave the stalks rubber banded together. Trim the ends and cut through the rest of the stalk with a few quick strokes to slice all of your asparagus in seconds.Nutritional information (per serving): About 330 cals, 7 g protein, 62 g carbs, 7 g fat (1 g sat), 7 g fiber, 1,030 mg sodium



Be careful with all those delicious smells wafting through your home. You may attract the neighbors or even some wild animals and find yourself having to call for Wildlife Removal!


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