vegan

Lentil and Root Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

Lentil and Root Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie

While many people associate Shepherd's Pie with Saint Patrick's Day, this Lentil and Root Vegetable Shepherd's Pie is one you'll want to make whenever you need chilly-day comfort food — because that's when root vegetables are at their best.

Fully Loaded Vegan Potato Skins

Fully Loaded Vegan Potato Skins

Choosing a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on fun, festive comfort foods like stuffed potato skins!

This recipe for Fully Loaded Vegan Potato Skins features homemade coconut bacon, shredded vegan cheese, and dairy-free sour cream, served up in a delicious baked potato shell.

Hearty Meatless Meatloaf

Hearty Meatless Meatloaf

For many of us, the main dish at Thanksgiving dinner is what really makes or breaks the meal. A plate full of side dishes doesn’t necessarily celebrate the notion that this important holiday meal can be made creatively and compassionately, with as much flair, flavor and good feelings as the traditional option. This Hearty Meatless Meatloaf main course takes care of that.

'Get Your Greens In' Soup

'Get Your Greens In' Soup

Inspired by Anna Thomas’s Love Soup Green Soup recipe, our Get Your Greens In soup is the perfect dish if you’re looking for a delicious and nourishing way to add more nutrient-dense greens to your diet. If you’ve been overindulging and want to give your body a break from rich, heavy foods, make a pot of this soup and eat it over a couple days for a gentle, nourishing cleanse.

Smoky Three-Bean Chili

Smoky Three-Bean Chili

I'm always on the lookout for tasty meals that can be made with pantry ingredients. In fact, some of my very favorite recipes have come together spontaneously by using whatever odds and ends I had on hand. This warming, filling Smoky Three-Bean Chili was created in just such a way.

Creamy Corn Pudding

Creamy Corn Pudding

This comforting Southern favorite tastes like a cross between cornbread and creamed corn and is a delicious, sweet side dish for a hearty meal. Traditional corn pudding uses lots of eggs and a fair amount of butter. A healthier and more compassionate approach to creating the light, fluffy texture of the pudding is to use garbanzo bean flour and cornmeal. Together, they thicken the non-dairy milk-based sauce without cholesterol or saturated fat, and add a dose of protein to boot. Garbanzo bean flour can be found in most healthy grocery stores and in the healthy aisle of many traditional grocery stores.

Best-Ever Sourdough and 'Sausage' Stuffing

Best-Ever Sourdough and 'Sausage' Stuffing

When I was growing up, stuffing was the queen of our holiday table — and luckily for a stuffing-lover like me, I got to experience two distinct types each and every season.

My Southern grandmother, Lucy made her Thanksgiving stuffing with an abundance of sage and savory homemade cornbread, recalled easily from memory after decades of practice. A few weeks later, on Christmas eve, my Midwestern grandmother Helen made a delicious bread stuffing using a humble boxed mix. They were both incredibly delicious, and I looked forward to them every year.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This Perfect Pumpkin Pie, loosely based on a 1964 recipe by Avanelle Day, is smooth and creamy, sweet but not cloying, and rich with warming, comforting spices. Best of all, it’s completely egg- and dairy-free, and doesn’t require any hard-to-find specialty ingredients.

Cannellini Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

Cannellini Bean and Butternut Squash Stew

Cannellini beans and winter squash were made for each other. The beautiful color combination, velvety texture and comforting taste of this Cannellini Bean and Butternut Squash Stew make it perfect for brisk afternoons and chilly nights.