If you’re looking for some basic chocolate chip cookies to make but you’re vegan, these are as close as you can get to those delicious chocolate filled snacks. Its healthy, vegan, and tastes great!
A perfect healthy snack and they’re raw, also delicious and fudgy. Don’t miss out on these, Vegans!
We have Sarah to thank for these yummy cookies! Perfect combo of oatmeal, chocolate, and pecans. mmmmmm.
Quick Rice and Raisin Pudding. Stress free dessert ready in 15 minutes! Enjoy this rice and raisin pudding for a wonderful treat.
This is a recipe for a tomato soup cake that my mom used to make for the family when I was growing up. It is fast and cheap to make. Don’t let the name (or the soup can) scare you; it makes a very delicious spice cake.
Vegan Pineapple Banana Ice Cream Quite possibly the easiest recipe ever! If you have already tried banana ice cream, and would like to switch it up add some pineapple!
Light, tender, flakey, and easy to make this will be a staple in your baking collection of easy pie crust recipes.
People say peanut butter and chocolate is the perfect combination. Well this recipe for peanut butter cups sure taste perfect. Enjoy them with milk or over your ice cream as a topping. Either way they taste great and are easy to make!
Ever tried a Pina colada cheesecake? Well you’re missing out! This dessert is a perfecty fluffy tropical after dinner treat!
For all you nut lovers, try these nutty cookies. Easy, quick, and vegan. Its perfect!
A longtime childhood favorite – Orange Julius on a stick! This one is an easy, quick recipe.
Looking for a way to make donuts without frying and all that oil? This is the best vegan donut recipe out there, makes fluffy delicious donuts with a yummy glaze recipe to top it off.
This cake recipe could be a great snack in the evening with a cup of coffee. And you don’t have to worry about the fattening continents in a regular cake, this one is low fat!
These are a great snack to keep on hand for your entire family. Feel free to substitute your favorite nuts and dried fruits.
Everyone loves grandmas cooking. Especially this delicious, moist chocolate cake. No need for frosting on this cake, it is that sweet and moist!
These cookies are a perfect holiday treat. With some yummy chocolate and nuts on top, your family will fall in love with them.
These chewy, not-too-sweet and incredibly easy bars provide excellent nutrition in a small, portable package.
Delicious tofu cheesecake has all the sweetness and yumminess a cheesecake needs. You wont regret trying it out.
Make this paté as a treat on special occasions, or use it to wow guests at a dinner party. Served with a fresh raspberry coulis and some non-dairy “whipped cream,” this is vegan heaven.
A sweet and nutritious cookie to complement your holiday meal. If you’ve never tried sweet potato cookies you are missing out!
If you love coffee cookies then you must try these! Coffee cookies with a twist of coconut flakes to add that tropical flavor. With a cup of coffee it will be perfect!
A favorite dessert of so many generations, this one adds fragrant coconut milk for a tropical taste.
For all coconut lovers! This is a great recipe for coconut kisses / cookies. Fun and easy to make with children. Everyone will enjoy its sweet creamy flavor. Yum!
This ridiculously creamy chocolate chip ice cream is so vegan yet so good. You cant even tell its made of tofu and soy milk!
Who doesn’t love a little fudge every now and then? This fudge recipe is easy to whip up and so worth the overnight wait!
The yummiest baked cheesecake made with tofu, cocoa, and coconut! A great after dinner dessert with a glass of milk. It hits the spot!
Chewy cookies with shredded coconut and chocolate chunks throughout. Here is a delicious twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies. They’re great for coconut lovers
Delicious and way more healthier than store-bought chocolate spread. This spread can be eaten by itself! It’s that good, kids will love it.
These granola bars are perfectly chewy and nutritious and great for lunch boxes, breakfast on the run or just with a cup of coffee.
Delicious, insanely quick & easy carob nut clusters recipe. These treats are perfectly sweet and nutty and great for parties and snacks!
Wonderful substitute for regular fudge, this is rich and creamy. You don’t have to bake it. This fudge recipe will knock your socks off! Yum!
Enjoy these delicious fudgy carob candies with a nice warm cup of coffee! Kids will love these too!
This luscious cake can grace a dinner party table and also be made into cupcakes that delight any child. For a double carob punch, frost with Carob Icing.
These cool, sweet, creamy treats are perfect for a hot summer day. Very quick and easy to make, just pop them in the freezer and you’re good to serve them in a jiffy!
This easy, delicious cake is a perfect light dessert that’s not too sweet, yet it’s also substantial enough to serve at brunch
If you’re looking for a vegan chocolate cake that dark, rich, sexy and utterly delicious. The search is over thanks to this vegan chocolate cake with vegan chocolate frosting. It’s so rich and delicious, no one will suspect it’s dairy-free.
This is an absolutely classic dessert – it’s so simple, and a great way to use up cooking apples. Especially perfect for a winter day. Kids and adults alike love this!
Here’s an easy ambrosia fruit salad recipe. Fun for kids and great for a hot summer day!
The easiest banana cake to make, just right for using up those very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl! Its a good alternative to banana bread when you’re looking for a sweet treat.
Easy to prepare, simple ingredients, and oh so delicious, this bread pudding recipe is one you will make again and again.
Wait until you bite into this moist, warm, delicious applesauce cake with a cool, whipped tofu topping. Easy to make and great for the whole family!
An easy, healthy, scrumptious apple cherry dessert. Great for gatherings and served with some non- dairy ice cream for a hot summer day.
Anzac biscuits are easy to make and taste great! Enjoy this traditional biscuit on Anzac Day or any other day of the year.
Unlike berries which can be tart, apples really don’t need anything extra. This easy to make apple pie cuts out most of the sugar but none of the delicious flavor.
Loaded with chocolate but not too sweet, these barely any fat brownies have the rich fudge taste and texture you desire without all of the fat.
You can never have too many variations of crumb toppings. This one is developed originally for an apple pie, but the wonderful almond scent great taste works well with many different pies.
My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! It hits the spot every time!
This is a yummy carrot cake with rich cream cheese frosting. It tastes very much like the non-vegan version so you can enjoy it just as much.
Looking for a fun way to use up your potatoes and herbs? Try these window-pane potato chips. They look beautiful and taste so good!
Tired of the same old appetizers? These bite-sized toasts come together easily, with a pureed white bean spread and freshly roasted red peppers. Your guests will be asking for this recipe.
These meatballs have been a wonderful addition to our family dinners. They are healthy, versatile and easy to make ahead since they can be frozen for later use.
This delicious pie combines a tofu ricotta filling with spinach or silverbeet. The result is a very tasty and highly nutritious dish. Serve with salad or vegetables. Check it out!
This sweet, summer squash loaf makes an equally good impression as a light, healthy snack or a sensible dessert.
This is a genuine southern cornbread recipe made vegan. It’s traditionally baked in a cast iron skillet but a baking pan or glass baking dish can be used instead.
These light muffins are easy to prepare and are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or even dessert. Add some chopped pecans or walnuts and they are especially wonderful!
These raw flax seed crackers – made from five raw foods plus spices – are oh so good, and good for you! For the less raw folks, you may lightly bake these until crisp.
Looking for a fat free and moist banana bread recipe? This recipe is moist and delicious, with loads of banana flavor. Make it for breakfast and slip a slice into a lunchbox.
Bring some pineapple and carrot sunshine to your morning with these wonderfully tender muffins. They are great with your morning cuppa and nutritious enough for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack.
This lovely bread is a seasonal favorite in the VegFamily kitchen. Fresh blueberries make this bread so wonderfull but you can also use frozen, canned or even dried blueberries.
For those days, when you have a little more time, try out this recipe for a delicious vegan munster cheese. Definitely worth the try.
A rich, sweet, homemade dairy-free milk beverage – nutritious and delicious!
You can make your own mocha frappuccino at home for much less than that fancy coffee place sells it and you can keep it healthy and full of protein. The flax seeds give it a very creamy texture, and adds omega-3 fatty acids.
This recipe is so easy. You’ll be skeptical about the taste when you look at the ingredients but you’ll love it once you try it.
Like pumpkin pie? You’ll love a this smoothie! Add a dollop of cream and you can serve this as a dessert beverage.
You have to try these veggie tacos. It’s quick, easy, and your kids (big and small) will love it!
Use this smoothie as a full breakfast drink. When you include blueberries, the kids won’t know that the drink is also brimming with healthy minerals and extra protein from the greens that have “mysteriously” made their way into it! The carob powder contributes extra calcium, and the nutritional yeast extra B-vitamins and proteins, to this nutrient-dense drink.
A go-to appetizer for parties, this spinach and artichoke dip has all the creamy-inside, brown-and-crispy-on-top texture and cheesy taste that makes dips like this appealing
This smoothie was created by a VegFamily dad and named for his little boy, to help support his B12 intake and absorption. The sweet potatoes, beets, and pumpkin seeds all serve this function.
This protein pudding is great for babies and children providing protein, omega 3 fatty acid, plus carrots and beets, all sweetened with rich molasses. But adults love it too!
Skip the store-bought spreads and whip up creamy homemade Roasted Garlic Hummus with this simple recipe
Aren’t we all looking for a healthy soda? This one is refreshing and delicious and free of the usual chemicals in regular soda.
These delightful, veggie filled rolls are simple to make and attractive on a platter. Show them off at your next fancy dinner.
You will love every layer of our crunchy, creamy dip. It’s great for summer entertaining and game-day parties. Pull out all your ingredients and get ready to layer them up in a dish!
If you adore lavender, this drink is for you! It has a distinctive, refreshing taste and that lovely lemony tang.
This was very refreshing, creamy, and not too sweet. An interesting variation on traditional chai!
This smoothie is the signature drink of Hungry Hotties everwhere! It’s sweet, sassy, healthy, and delicious – just like YOU! Remember being a “Hungry Hottie” is an attitude. It’s a way of life, not an image in the mirror. It’s about seizing each day, making choices that honor your higher self and stepping into your greatness! Cheers!
Looking for great smoothie recipes? Here’s a blended drink for fall or winter. It’s a delightful change-of-pace fruit beverage to make when summer fruit is out of season.
For the perfect guacamole, less is more. Simple ingredients combined for phenomenal flavor. Here is a simple yet scrumptious recipe.
This is a refreshing drink that is easy to make and a delight for the tastebuds. With soy and peanut butter it is full of protein too.
This is a strange color, but really sweet and yummy! It’s is so tasty, and the kids will get iron, protein and a funny green drink they will love, especially when they find out it has ice cream in it!
There is nothing like a plate full of crispy potato skins, filled with melty soy cheddar cheese flavor, and topped with vegan bacon bits, vegan sour cream and green onions.
With the addition of tofu this fruty smoothie becomes a protein powerhouse. Choose a juice addition to complement the flavors and please your own taste.
A bright and fresh-flavored mango salsa with pineapple, jalapeños, onion, lime juice and cilantro. Perfect for the summer!
We like to make this smoothie on mornings that require a little help waking up. It has a secret little caffeine ingredient, gives you the energy you need and is filled with nutritious ingredients to make sure you are getting a good breakfast!
This soup is so simple! We’ve made it for countless meat eaters, and they go gaga over it! We hope you find it equally enjoyable.
The Orient brings us many wonders of the culture and foods. A simple one to prepare and probably everyones favorite, is Baba Ghanoush.
A tasty sandwich recipe for kids! This delicious, very berry, sandwich was a real hit in our test kitchen! It even appealed to those that ordinarily won’t eat a regular PB & J sandwich.
My Auntie Bonnie needs a chickpea intervention. She has them stockpiled in her kitchen cupboards, and although I was concerned for a while about her stockpiling towels and duvet covers, it’s the chickpea obsession that I’m worried about the most. Does anyone really need 35 cans of chickpeas “just in case”? This incredibly simple but fresh and delicious salad is purrfection. Just like my Auntie Bonnie.
Everyone loves a good eggplant lasagna. This one adds leeks and red pepper, giving it a deeper flavor and the soy based cheese sauce makes it protein rich. Serve with a nice garlic bread for a perfect meal.
My favorite candy bar used to be this chocolate covered coconut bar with almonds on top – delish! Unfortunately, that bar doesn’t fit into my plan for being a Hungry Hottie so I created this recipe instead. It hits the spot every time!
These lowfat muffins are not only delicious but they are a healthy breakfast and snack. Makle a double batch and freeze for quick on-the-go lunchbox additions.
This makes a great all-purpose flaky pastry, perfect for filling with luscious summer fruit. It’s an old-school recipe, probably similar to the one that your grandmother made. The pastry dough is great for filled pies and prebaked crusts, especially if you want to eliminate dairy from the dessert. Makes enough dough for a single-crust 9-inch (23 cm) pie.
This fresh and spicy southwestern dip is a beautiful compliment to any dish but most definitely delicious with tortilla chips. Serve as a snack or an appetizer.
This dip is easy to through together at a moment’s notice and pairs well with chips, crackers, or vegetables.
Cashews, seasonings, lemon juice, and a tad of pimento are whirled together to make the most wonderful cheese spread in less than 10 minutes. Serve with crackers or raw veggies for a wonderful appetizer.
This is a the best vegan carrot cake you will ever eat! It has rich cream cheese frosting that tastes very much like the non-vegan version. Totally yum!
This colorful salad makes a great dish to serve for lunch or as a first course for a fancy dinner.
There’s nothing like a fruity smoothie to start your day! This mix of tropical fruits, almond milk and wheat germ make it delicious and energizing!
Quinoa is a high protein grain, making it the perfect filling for a pepper entree dish.
A quick and easy asparagus appetizer to serve at your next party. Ingredients are minimal, preparation is fun – simply delicious!
Baked latkes tend to be undercooked or you don’t get that crispiness of those fried in a pan. We have a little secret that will give you perfectly cooked and crispy latkes.
Many non-vegetarians think vegans eat strange food. When serving them, rather than switching from steak to tempeh, or serving tofu or seitan to your wary guests, here are some delicious dishes that are naturally vegan and they are sure to enjoy.
In the baking world, there is one tool that is above all others: it protects your bake ware, quickly releases your goodies from pans, and makes for easy cleaning. In fact, it’s one of my favorite kitchen secrets and I rarely bake without it.
Today’s topic is Seitan… but before I start talking about The Wheat Meat I wanted to give you my Number One tip in the kitchen. Do you have your pens out? Are you ready to write this down? This will be on the test!
Smoothies are especially easy to make and clean up after if you use an immersion blender. Use these recipes as a starting point for creating combinations of your own.
Undoubtedly you will have more than one day when you need to whip up a dessert but are short on time – and patience! These fast, no-fuss dessert ideas are ridiculously simple but will taste like you spent all day preparing them.
This frozen treat is easy, light, and delicious, and you can use any fruit, from berries, to peaches, to mangoes.
Stop worrying. The Diva of Dairy Free Desserts says organically naturally delicious treats are a snap. The other parents will be asking you for recipes. Guaranteed!
Next time you’re looking for a versatile ingredient to add to your dinnertime arsenal, think “creamy.” Think “rich-tasting.” Think “velvety.” And then, think “green.”
Throughout the culinary world when a person thinks of a vegetarian and eggplant, in most cases what comes to mind first is the Eggplant Parmesan. There is no doubt this is one of of the best ways to have it. But here are a few more delicious ways with eggplant.
Vegan meals need not be expensive nor require unusual or difficult to find ingredients. Some of the best vegan dishes are easy to make and cheap!
Salads can indeed be entrées or main courses, but careful selection of ingredients and mindful attention to the serving size will define them as smart, rather than senseless. With so many fabulous whole foods to select from, refining the salad with smart choices assures its healthful place on the table.
You know what we’re talking about. Those pesky imposters that use front label trickery to insinuate that their brands are healthy but they actually have hidden trans fats and high amounts of sodium, preservatives, and artificial sweeteners and flavorings. How many times have you fallen prey to these front label tricks that pop up on many of the most-popular brand name foods?
I’ve been able to come up with healthy “cheesecakes” and pound cakes. And now, cakes with the nutritional punch of beans! Yes, they are rich, satisfying and delicious.
Before you indulge your children (or yourself) by purchasing those neon-colored snacks and drinks (read: blue sports drinks), you might ask yourself: Are these artificially colored foods really harmless? Our food sleuths have a few colorful words to say about the matter.
DOINK! You could’ve had a V8. But the better question may be, should you have had a V8? It depends on which variety of V8 you’re drinking.
Confused about what rice to choose when you are preparing a meal? Here’s a brief look at some of the most popular rices.
Tired of the same old lunches? Here are a few ideas to help you look forward to having your midday meal.
As a gourmet whole foods chef I don’t have experience with marshmallows. But after reading the ingredients of store bought marshmallows, I have a better option for you.
A well equipped kitchen is the first element of a home cook succeeding and enjoying cooking. Here are Ann Gentry’s recommendations on what to buy.
Vegetable stif fry is a versatile dish that pairs with almost anything. Here are a few ideas on how to make a great one.
Having touble getting your cake to come out tasting light and delicious? Here are a few tips on how to create a delicious vegan cake.
Do your pancakes come out rubbery and flat? Here are some easy tips for you to make the perfect vegan pancake!
Golden, sweet and delicious, caramelized onions make a wonderful addition to so many foods, giving a deep deliciousness to the dish. Here’s how to caramelize them just right.
Q Some recipes call for whole wheat flour and unbleached white flour. I’d rather not use white flour. Can I just substitute more whole wheat for the white flour or is there some other type of flour I should use? A If you are baking cakes, crusts, cookies or muffins, I’d suggest using whole wheat pastry, barley, rice or oat flours. You can use one flour alone preferably the whole wheat pastry or barley...
There are lots of substitutions out there for eggs. But what about egg yolks? What can give the same texture and color and still be vegan?
Looking for ways to make tofu more appealing to your family? Here are a few ideas that we think will make most everyone love tofu!
Is there a difference in arrowroot and kudzu or can they be used interchangeably?
Does your brown rice turn out too hard, not fluffy, or too soft? Here is a quick how-to for perfect brown!
Most recipes that I use or read contain olive- oil for sautéing. But should we cook with olive oil?
What produce is advisable to buy only organic? Are there any safe non-organic produce? Ann Gentry offers her experienced advice on what to buy.
Here are three easy and straighforward tips for cooking with seitan. Follow these and you should be able to create a delicious dish!
Quinoa is high in protein and fiber, tastes delicious and has a nice nutty crunch. Any Gentry shares with us how to cook it so it comes out perfect every time!
Need an energy boost? Want to slip something into your juices or drinks to give you a bot more get-up-and-go? Here are a few tips to add a bit of umph to your beverages!
Collard greens are some of the most nutritious greens there are – they even beat broccoli in nutritional scoring! Here’s an easy way to cook them that makes them come out delicious every time!
Tired of soggy-topped muffins? Here are a few tips on how to make perfect vegan muffins every time!
How can I get my daughter to eat more vegetables when she hates anything green?
I want to give up dairy products. Could you please tell me what should I eat to give my body calcium?
Are green onions and scallions the same thing? Which part are you supposed to use, the white or green?
Is it safe to eat potatoes that have begun sprouting or that have turned a little green?
When a recipe calls for a cup of seaweed, like wakame, do they mean a cup before it’s soaked or to take a cup of it after it’s been soaked?
What is nutritional yeast, and why is it found in almost every vegan cookbook?
Is frozen or canned produce more or less healthy than fresh produce in terms of nutrients, additives, pesticides, etc?
I see tempeh in my store but I’m not sure what to do with it when I get it home. Can you give me some ideas? Does it need to be cooked? Marinated?
How can I make a creamy frosting that isn’t just a watery glaze? I want it to be rich and creamy.
Q How do you make tofu cheese? I’ve seen it served at a few veg restaurants but I’m clueless as to how to make it. A This is a top secret process at Real Food Daily! We worked many years to master how we produce it. So, I will not go into detail as to how we currently make it. I will share with you the traditional method I was once taught which is the base for making good tofu cheese. Take fresh firm...
Forget about sweet potatoes smothered in brown sugar and marshmallows and try some of our favorite recipes.
Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you can’t make luscious cakes, pies, and cookies. Try some of our favorite holiday treats. And check out these great vegan baking cookbooks.
Find out the ten things you can do that will have a huge impact on your health—and the health of your children.
I love summer salads because I can take advantage of the abundance and variety of fresh vegetables and fruit. Try these recipes for an amazing summer salad by the pool.
One of the things I love most about spring is…asparagus! Here are a few recipes and ideas you could try.
Smoothies can be great snacks for the whole family. They are easy to prepare and perfect at home or on the run.
These light, refreshing treats, bursting with fruit flavor, with maybe a subtle hint of an herbal infusion or liqueur, will make a sorbet lover out of you.
Every mom needs a selection of quickie meals. Here are a few staples to keep stocked up on.
Although the FDA has approved all plastics currently being used to package food, they might not all be safe.
Here are a few recipes to get you started in the wonderful world of millet.
So what’s your favorite bean dish? Split pea soup, bean and cheese burritos, chili, bean salad? Here are a few recipes that are cheap to make, but still very satisfying and delicious.
hickpeas are easy to prepare. They have a long cooking time but there is really no work involved. Here are a few recipes to try.
Here are some easy ways to select, store, and prepare kale. If your family still won’t eat it, I’ll share tips for adding kale to dishes you already eat in ways that nobody will notice.
The term ‘fermented foods’ may sound unappetizing but yogurt, miso, pickles and sauerkraut are delicious and easy to incorporate into your diet. Here are a few ideas
Here are some easy and tasty ways to incorporate more nuts and seeds into your diet.
I found the best way to satisfy my ice cream craving, however, is to make it myself. With these simple recipes it should be easy!
Find out which sweetener is best for you and your family.
Sometimes you’re just too busy. Here are some foods that can be prepared ahead of time in large quantities and frozen.
When you give them a chance, you may be surprised at how adept your children can be in the kitchen!
There are many ways you can use coconut milk in your cooking. Give these recipes a try!
With a little advance planning, you can have a healthy and inexpensive breakfast-even on the busiest mornings. Try these recipes.
Berries not only taste good but they are very nutritious. Your family will love these recipes.
Avocados are great in so many ways. These recipes can help you include them in your meals.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Try these simple and delicious apple recipes.
Almonds are a vegan super food. They are a good source of protein, essential fatty acids, calcium, iron and several B vitamins. If your children don’t love almonds, they will after you try these delicious recipes.
I made this on a “empty the pantry day” when I had just a few ingredients and wanted something different. Everyone loved it!
Some moms want to delay solids as long as possible, but solid food will help provide your baby with nutrients and energy, and she’ll begin to develop a taste for solid foods. Encourage that.
Homemade baby food will cost less than $100, saving your family up to a whopping $500 or more! And before you say” but who has the time”, read this articles to see how easy it can be.
Faux meat products fall into two categories: “looks like,” and “tastes like.” Well, these meatballs hit the jackpot and accomplish both, all without sending me into my typical Italian food coma.
These treats can actually be a nutrient source for little ones who seem too busy playing to eat! I designed the recipes to be inexpensive, mostly low in fat, and easy and quick for parents and grandparents to make.