Recipes

A Taste of Thanksgiving Meatballs from Mindful Vegan Meals

By Kristy Draper / September 7, 2018 /

It is never to early start thinking about your Thanksgiving and holiday menus. I am so happy to be able to share this recipe by Maria Koutsogiannis’s, founder of FoodbyMaria, new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals.  This recipe drew me to this book instantly! The depth of flavors and the heartiness of this dish is magical! It…

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Instant Pot 3-Bean Chili

By Kristy Draper / September 5, 2018 /

I can’t lie and tell you that this is the perfect recipe for Fall. Because I make this chili year-round. It can be 90+ degrees outside, and I still crave this chili.  If you follow me on Instagram or for the Vegan Month of Food, you will most likely see me post this! I am…

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Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

By Kristy Draper / September 3, 2018 /

I will be the first to admit that I hated broccoli. I didn’t like the texture, taste, or smell. Then one day, I roasted some for my husband, Steve, for dinner, along with whipping up a quick cashew cheese sauce for it, and decided to give it a try again. Well crap, it was actually…

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Tamale Pie Filling and Cornbread Waffles

By Kristy Draper / September 1, 2018 /

Tamale pie filling…taco filling… enchilada filling… burrito filling… it can really be used to fill almost anything. I was hungry and hadn’t been to the grocery store in almost a week, but I wanted to find something creative to make. I threw open the cabinet doors and started pulling out everything I thought sounded good.…

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Healthy Alfredo Sauce from Mindful Vegan Meals

By Kristy Draper / September 1, 2018 /

Maria Koutsogiannis’s, founder of FoodbyMaria, new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals, is full of creative and healthy recipes. I connected with her story of overcoming an eating disorder and learning to love food and herself once again.  Maria’s open and honest approach to life and her meals is inspiring. I love her food philosophy, “Food isn’t…

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South Carolina Pulled BBQ from Great Vegan BBQ without A Grill

By Kristy Draper / August 11, 2018 /

There is still plenty of time left in summer to step up your BBQ game! Plus the best thing about this recipe from the Great Vegan BBQ without a Grill is that no grill is required!  I am a Texas girl and have always loved a good Texas style BBQ sauce. But this South Carolina…

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Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie from From the Kitchens of Yam Chops

By Kristy Draper / August 10, 2018 /

I am so excited to be sharing this recipe for Chocolate-Banana Cream Pie from the recently released From the Kitchens of Yam Chops cookbook!  What is not to love?! Chocolate, bananas, and tofu create this silky delight that will for sure become a regular in your kitchen!  Pick up a copy of Michael Abramson’s book to…

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Slow Cooked Minestrone

By Kristy Draper / September 13, 2017 /

It is a hearty soup packed with green beans, kidney beans, navy beans, zucchini, carrots, celery, and tomatoes. I also sprinkled a little bit of vegan parm cheese shreds on top upon serving. ​I love this soup for a blustery fall evening or a family potluck. Everyone will enjoy this soup. What I used: •  …

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Mac and Cheese

By Kristy Draper / September 13, 2017 /

I am all about curling up on the sofa in my lounge pants, in a thick robe, with a good book, and a bowl of macaroni and cheese. Does it get any better than that?  I have made vegan macaroni and cheese almost every way possible. I think I have tried at least two dozen…

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BBQ Soy Curl Sub

By Kristy Draper / September 13, 2017 /

I’m from Texas, which equals BBQ! It is funny because I didn’t start liking BBQ until I was 19 or 20. Now, it is one of my favorite foods, and I find every way possible to make it vegan-friendly. This is a BBQ Soy Curl Sub using Butler Foods soy curls. They make the soy curls by using…

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