Zucchini Ribbon Pasta

Ingredients 3/4 pound whole-wheat fettuccini 2 medium green zucchini (about 1 pound) 2 medium yellow zucchini (about 1 pound) 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth 1/4 cup grated (1-ounce) Parmesan (lightly packed), plus 2 tablespoons 1/3 cup finely minced parsley leaves, plus more for garnish 1 cup thinly sliced basil leaves, plus more for garnish 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepperSalt Directions In a large pasta...Read more...

Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

Ingredients 3 tablespoons balsamic or red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 pounds mixed firm-ripe heirloom or other tomatoes 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves Salt and cracked black pepper How to Make It Step 1 In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar and oil. Rinse and core tomatoes and slice 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick. Arrange in layers in an airtight container or on a serving dish, drizzling vinegar mixture and sprinkling mint,...Read more...

Black Bean + Sweet Potato Tacos

Ingredients 8 corn tortillas 2 15-ounce cans organic black beans (look for cans that are BPA-free) or 1½ cups cooked black beans 1 large sweet potato, diced pinch of red chili flakes 2 tablespoons olive oil (you can also use 1 tablespoon of raw coconut oil) salt + pepper Preparation 1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add a pinch of red chili flakes and let heat for a few seconds in the oil. Add the sweet potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Turn the heat down...Read more...

THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS TACOS WITH CRANBERRY SALSA [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRANBERRY SALSA: 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries 1 large apple (a sweet variety, like Gala or Fuji works best) 1/2 a jalapeño pepper 1 shallot or 1/2 small onion Juice from 1 lime 3 tablespoons of sugar or coconut sugar FOR THE TACOS: 2 small sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes 8 ounces Brussels sprouts 8 ounces seitan or 2 cups any veggie meat, cubed 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 flour...Read more...

EASY VEGETARIAN CHILI

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 jalapeno, diced, seeds removed 3 (15 oz.) cans diced tomatoes 2 (15 oz.) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 (15 oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups water 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder Salt and pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS: 1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat....Read more...

HOMEMADE VEGETARIAN MINESTRONE SOUP

Ingredients 1-2 TBSP olive oil 1 cup diced onion (1/2 a large onion) 1 cup diced celery (2 large stalks) 1 cup diced red bell pepper (1 pepper) 2 cups diced carrots 2-4 cloves garlic (smashed and minced) 2 cups cubed butternut squash 5-6 cups vegetable broth 1 cup canned tomato sauce 15 oz cannellini beans, 1 can (rinsed and drained) 1 bay leaf 1 tsp parsley 1/2 tsp sea salt or salt to taste 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp dried basil 1/8 tsp dried oregano 1-1.5 cups ditalini pasta or equivalent...Read more...