Oh My Veggies - vegetarian recipes

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Paneer ki sabji | quick paneer curry recipe | paneer sabzi recipe

Vegan Potato Soup

Tamarind candy recipe | imli candy | imli ki goli | imli toffee

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Oh My Veggies vegetarian recipes

Best Kitchen Appliance Deals for Amazon Prime Day – 2020

October 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Best Kitchen Appliance Deals for Amazon Prime Day – 2020 It’s that day again! Nope, not Christmas. It’s Amazon Prime Day.

Spicy Chickpea and Spinach Stew

September 21 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Spicy Chickpea and Spinach Stew This Spicy Chickpea and Spinach Stew recipe comes together in about 25 minutes. Serve it over couscous for an easy, delicious vegetarian dinner! Reader Survey Results When I did my reader survey, quite a few of you asked me to write more about the products I use everyday in my kitchen.

Better-Than-Trader-Joe’s Edamame Hummus

September 18 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Better-Than-Trader-Joe’s Edamame Hummus I started working on this knock-off Trader Joe’s edamame hummus recipe two weeks ago. And then on Sunday, my husband and I decided on a whim to stop by Trader Joe’s on the way home from the farmers market. Guess what?

Freezer-Friendly Vegetarian Chili

September 11 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Freezer-Friendly Vegetarian Chili After what I posted last week about not being ready for fall recipes yet, you probably think I’m a big hypocrite for posting this Freezer-Friendly Vegetarian Chili today. But let me explain! This is not a fall recipe, you see.

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

September 4 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Flatbread Cook once, eat twice! You can get two meals out of this recipe: Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Flatbread and Butternut Squash Penne.

Panko-Crusted Eggplant Fries with Curried Cashew Aioli

August 28 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Panko-Crusted Eggplant Fries with Curried Cashew Aioli This vegan Panko-Crusted Eggplant Fries recipe uses ground flax instead of egg. Serve these fried with Curried Cashew Aioli for dipping! Miraculous Flax Eggs Can we talk about the miracle of flax eggs?

Freekeh, Zucchini, and Pistachio Salad

August 17 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Freekeh, Zucchini, and Pistachio Salad Freekeh is made from roasted green wheat--high in protein and fiber. This Freekeh, Zucchini, and Pistachio Salad recipe is a great way to use it! Getting “Freekeh” Have I mentioned before that Chris works from home too?

Grilled Vegan Banh Mi Sandwiches

August 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Grilled Vegan Banh Mi Sandwiches Most vegan banh mi sandwich recipes use tofu, but this one is different! It’s a Grilled Veggie Banh Mi, made with marinated summer vegetables. Farmer’s Market Veggies This weekend I went to check on my garden and all the squash plants were limp, brown, and crispy.

Vegetarian Apricot Crostini

August 3 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Vegetarian Apricot Crostini Tired of sandwiches?  Try this Vegetarian Apricot Crostini recipe for a light, healthy snack that’s oh-so-satisfying! (And it makes a perfect appetizer for summer dinner parties.

Simple Vegan Summer Orzo Salad

July 27 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Simple Vegan Summer Orzo Salad This Simple Vegan Summer Orzo Salad recipe has grape tomatoes, fresh corn, green beans, and basil leaves. It’s light and fresh--perfect for a picnic! Where I Am Today Happy Canada Day!

Panera-Style Tomato and Mozzarella Panini

July 20 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Panera-Style Tomato and Mozzarella Panini I love Panera’s Tomato and Mozzarella Panini so much that I decided to make it myself. This vegetarian recipe comes pretty close to the original! Things I Can’t Stand There are a lot of universally loved things that I can’t stand:

Strawberry Mango Fizz Smoothie

July 13 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Strawberry Mango Fizz Smoothie Not many smoothies are fizzy, but this one is! This Strawberry Mango Fizz Smoothie recipe is diet-friendly, easy, and delicious--and it makes a ton of variations. Use any flavor combination of sparkling water, fruit, and sorbet that you like--you really can’t go wrong.

Pi?a Colada Breakfast Shake

July 6 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Pi?a Colada Breakfast Shake This Pi?a Colada Breakfast Shake recipe is a perfect option for when you need a healthy breakfast on-the-go. It’s vegan and tastes like summer in a glass! What Suntan Lotion Tastes Like When I was 4 or 5, 7-Eleven had a Pi?a Colada slurpees for the summer.

Fresh Corn Soup with Herbed Croutons

June 30 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Fresh Corn Soup with Herbed Croutons This is the third recipe on Oh My Veggies that starts with the words “fresh corn.” I thought of a few alternate names after I realized that, but Fresh Corn Soup with Herbed Croutons fits so much better. Because it’s fresh!

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Burgers

June 5 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Vegan Lentil Mushroom Burgers As I mentioned last week, things have been a little hectic around here lately with the additional work I’m doing for my book. Luckily, my cookbook is for a very specific type of cooking, so while there are some recipes I come up with for the book that I really want to post on my blog too, there are a lot of recipes I come up with for the blog that wouldn’t be a good fit with the book. But even still, I spend a lot of time trying to think up new recipe ideas.

Vegetarian Thai Veggie Burgers

May 25 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I’ve lived in a vegetarian household for over seven years now, and it’s fair to say I’ve made my share of veggie burger recipes. Some have been insanely good, some meh, and some downright disgusting. Two qualities are necessary for a good veggie burger: the right texture and, of course, incredible flavor. If you achieve only one of these, your burger will probably fall into the “meh” category--you don’t like it and you don’t hate it, but you probably won’t ever make it again. And if you’re missing both flavor and texture, forget it. Then you have the veggie burgers that have it all, like these sturdy Thai veggie burgers--made all the better because they’re piled high with Thai pickles and finished off with a generous smear of curried cashew cream. They’re a little bit involved, so they’re not your everyday kind of veggie burger, but they’re perfect for a Saturday evening when you’ve got time on your hands and you want to make a dinner that will impress. The secret to perfect veggie burgers Inspired by a Thai Turkey Burgers recipe from Epicurious, these veggie burgers are packed with flavor thanks to Thai spices, toppings, and sauces. And the texture is just right--nice and firm so that they hold up to being topped, sauced, […]

Vegetarian Sweet Potato Bibimbap

May 18 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Photos by Rikki Snyder Bibimbap! Have you heard of it? You will love it! What exactly is bibimbap? Its a traditional Korean dish which translates to mixed rice (bibi = mixed, bap = rice). A variety of sautéed, raw, and pickled vegetables are served on top of white rice with a raw or over-easy egg and sliced meat. I took the Make it Meatless vegetarian approach to this bibimbap recipe by substituting roasted sweet potato slices for the meat. Sweet potatoes for meat? Does that sound like a strange substitution? I assure you, it works! The sweet potatoes are filling, flavorful, and add life to the meal. One of my favorite parts about this dish is how much variety goes into the bowl. You can pick and choose your favorite vegetables, and create a combination of raw and cooked vegetables with a tasty sauce. I went with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and sweet potatoes, which I served with raw shredded carrot, eggs, pickled cucumbers (I used store-bought, but I’ve linked to a recipe in the ingredient list if you can’t find them!), kimchi, and a gingery chili garlic sauce drizzled over everything. These bowls are so flavorful and satisfying that it took […]

Bean, Pesto, and Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes

May 15 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I got the idea for this Bean, Pesto, and Quinoa Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes recipe in a roundabout way. Now that I have basil growing in the garden again, I’m on a quest to use up my frozen pesto because I’ll be able to make it fresh whenever I want to. If making a big batch of pesto and freezing it for fall and winter marks the end of summer for me, then frantically trying to use up that pesto is a sure sign of spring. It happens every year, like clockwork. It’s a good thing this recipe took a few tries to get right--I think I used half of my pesto supply perfecting it. The first time I made it, I only used cannelini beans. It was not good. I’ve realized that I only like cannelini beans as a component of a dish, not as the main ingredient. White bean cakes with just white beans, pesto, panko, and egg were definitely meh. So then I used half the beans and more ingredients each subsequent trial. Cheese! Why not? A zucchini? Of course! And then quinoa. Sometimes less is more, but sometimes more is more. And this is a more […]

Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

May 11 2020 Oh My Veggies 

When you puree chia seed pudding, it becomes smooth and creamy just like traditional pudding. In this recipe for Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding, I also added cinnamon and cayenne--because why not? It works for my breakfast shake, and it works really well in this pudding too. Bonus: you can totally have this chia seed pudding for breakfast. Breakfast pudding! We’ll live like kings!

Non-Dairy Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk

May 8 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This recipe for Non-Dairy Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk is so simple. If I only knew how easy it was to make my own non-dairy milks, I would have started doing it years ago. Why did it take me so long to discover this?! Okay, it’s still not as easy as picking up a carton of almond milk at the store. But it’s easier than I thought it would be. After learning about carrageenan, I decided that I wanted to avoid non-dairy milk made with it. This is not a lecture-y blog, so don’t take this as me telling you what you should or should not eat, but I decided that for me, I’d rather seek out products that don’t use carrageenan. There are plenty of carrageenan-free nut and soy milks out there, but I started to get curious about whether I could make my own. I started with my friend Kelly’s tutorial on how to make your own coconut milk. It was easy and delicious and I wanted to make more. MOOOORE! So then I tried making the cashew milk recipe that came with my Vitamix. I love almond milk, but I think I love cashew milk even more. (Side […]

Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki

May 4 2020 Oh My Veggies 

You read the title right: Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki. I finally made a veggie burger recipe for the blog. But they’re not burger-y burgers. They’re hummus burgers. I wanted something with the flavors of hummus, in burger form. And because I like a little texture in my burgers, I didn’t want to use actual hummus. So instead, I smashed some chickpeas and cauliflower together with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. The first time I made this, I did it without the cauliflower and it just didn’t work out. The burgers needed a little more moisture, so I thought I’d experiment by adding steamed cauliflower the next time around. The cauliflower doesn’t take away from the hummus flavor, but it makes the burgers less crumbly and adds some veggie goodness to the patties. I should mention, these burgers aren’t really made for grilling. Most veggie burgers are either cooked in a skillet, on a grill (indoor or outdoor), or baked in the oven. I pretty much hate doing them in the skillet and avoid it at all costs--they seem to end up greasy and fall apart on me. Grilling works for some burgers, but not others (again, […]

Pesto-Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

May 1 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I never need an excuse to go to  bakery. I might go there to get something for a meal, but I won’t leave without a tarte tatin or eclair. In seeking new and different ways to use pesto, I wanted to do something sandwichy. Yes, it’s a word! Sandwichy! For this recipe, I bought a crusty loaf of sourdough bread from our local French bakery, and then yellow squash, zucchini, and portabella mushrooms from the grocery store. I had pesto, Parmesan cheese, and an onion on hand. Because roasting is pretty much my default way of preparing vegetables, I thought I’d marinate the veggies in a pesto and olive oil mixture and then throw them in the oven until they got all caramelized and delicious. If you prefer grilling your vegetables, that would work too, of course--I mean, basically the idea is to cook the vegetables before putting them on the sandwich, you know? These sandwiches are bound to become a weekend staple in our household. Most Saturdays, we swing by the farmers market to pick up fresh veggies and the bakery is on the way home. And on Saturdays, we’re usually so busy, the last thing we want to […]

Chia Surprise Muffins

April 27 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Oh, I can’t keep a secret. The surprise is jam. Jam! There’s jam in the middle of these muffins. Surprise! I’ve been making these muffins every week or two for the past few months. I love them because they’re not too sweet (the older I get, the less I want super sweet food in the morning) and the jam is baked on the inside, so I don’t even have to get the jar out of the fridge. Convenient! These muffins are actually one of the first recipes I remember making. (Well, not these muffins, because back in the 80s, chia seeds were for sprouting on little ceramic heads, not for eating.) After finding my Aunt Darlene’s old copy of Betty Crocker’s New Boys and Girls Cookbook at my grandparents’ house, I relentlessly begged my Grandma to help me make something from it. Each time I visited, we’d make something different: a pie made with pudding and rainbow marshmallows (remember those?!), roses made from radishes, and Surprise Muffins. And then my Grandma let me keep the book. I’m not sure it was because I loved it so much (and I did) or because she was tired of me wanting to make […]

Sparkling Meyer Lemonade by OhMyVeggies.com

April 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade is bright, tart, and effervescent. It’s impossible to be in a funky mood when you’re drinking sparkling lemonade. Impossible!

Recipe | Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April 17 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I’m not sure why I love cooking with beer so much when I don’t like to drink beer at all. Escandalo! A food blogger that doesn’t like beer! Yes, it’s true; I’m just not a fan. I do like Guinness and I love me some lambic (my Chocolate Lambic Cupcakes are probably one of my favorite recipes on this blog), but other than that, beer is just yucky to me. And of course, when you don’t like beer, people never just take it at face value. No, they assume you’re judgy about drinking or that you’re uncool or super religious. Can’t a person just not like beer? Is it really that strange? C’mon, you know it tastes kind of foul. You know it does! Cooking with beer is another story, though. And that bitter flavor that keeps me from drinking beer is the very reason I love to cook with it--I like that slight bitter note that it lends to dishes. It adds interest and depth without adding a lot of calories. Case in point? These Drunken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. After making Drunken Franks with Field Roast Frankfurters last week, I became a little bit obsessed with the idea of […]

Vegetarian Shipwreck Casserole

April 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

My mom always had a few recipes that she’d make all the time when I was growing up. There was Cheesy Beef Casserole, which is pretty self-explanatory. Cheese. Buddig Beef. Potatoes. Toast. And then there was Chicken a la King, the only way I’d ever eat peas (even if I’d pick the chicken out). But one of the recipes that always stands out in my memories is Shipwreck. Shipwreck, my mom told me, was named such because it was all that people had to eat after their ships wrecked. Naturally, anytime my mom would make it, I’d imagine Pilgrims on a tropical island, cans of Campbell’s soup and baked beans in hand, preparing to make a casserole over a camp fire. I had an active imagination, you see. (I also had two imaginary friends named Joy and Field--Joy after the dish soap and Field after Marshall Fields. Incidentally, Field looked exactly like Joyce DeWitt from Three’s Company.) Anyway! When I did a vegetarian casserole challenge with Valerie from Eclecticisms, I challenged her to make a vegetarian shipwreck casserole. It sounded so good and brought back so many warm and fuzzy memories that I just had to try to make it […]

Strawberry Mimosa Cupcakes

April 3 2020 Oh My Veggies 

These cupcakes have a slight tartness from the strawberries, the citrusy taste of orange, and yes, a little hint of champagne. You won’t get drunk from these cupcakes, but you will get a sugar high.

Recipe | Kale & Sweet Potato Quesadillas

March 27 2020 Oh My Veggies 

There are two things you should know about this recipe: 1. The name is a lie. There’s no queso in these quesadillas. But calling them “dillas” makes them sound like something cutesy off of a children’s menu, doesn’t it? 2. Yes, if it sounds familiar, it’s because I made these with leftovers from my Sweet Potato & Kale Wraps. I decided to save the recipe for a rainy day and its day has finally come! So yeah, about #2. We had tortillas and fillings leftover after making those wraps. But, as you saw, I am no burrito wrapper, so the second night around, I made these Kale & Sweet Potato Quesadillas for dinner. Instead of binding everything together with cheese like in a traditional quesadillas, I used mashed sweet potatoes. Is this weird? Okay, fine, maybe it sounds weird, but sweet potatoes and kale go really well together (this is one of my most popular posts, after all!) and so do sweet potatoes and black beans. Oh, and one note about the chorizo: if you can purchase Field Roast locally, use their Mexican Chipotle sausage. Their sausage is made with real vegetables, grains, and spices and it’s minimally processed. (Yes, […]

Lasagna Without Cheese? Yup, It’s Possible! [Video]

March 20 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Lasagna without meat is easy. Lasagna without cheese? Now that’s a challenge. In this video, Like a Vegan shows you how to replace traditional ricotta with a tofu-based substitute. It’s creamy, packed with plant-based protein, and you’ll never guess it’s made without dairy! [uliveplayersingle id=”8ec057fd-08e2-4d2c-b991-57551a5ae1a1″] Oh My Veggies is partnering with uLive to bring our readers recipes and tutorials from their video library. To view more veg-friendly ideas from uLive, visit our video page.

Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas

March 13 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Peanut Udon Noodles are one of my favorite lunches, although I really don’t make them as often as I should. You can eat them warm or cold; you can load them up with any veggies you happen to have on hand. (I made this version with snow peas, but I’ve also used red peppers, green onions, zucchini, and cucumbers.) I’ve tried a lot of peanut noodle recipes in my day, but this is the best by far. What else is there to say about peanut noodles? Well, not much, so instead, here are some random tips that will come in handy when you make this recipe. (And you are making this recipe, right?) Does this happen to you? You buy the fancy natural peanut butter, you open it up, and there’s about a half inch of oil on top. You try to stir it all together and get oil all over your hands and counter and despite your best efforts, the peanut butter is still dry and rock hard by the time you get to the bottom of the jar. Solution: before you open your jars of peanut butter, store them upside down. That way, the oil will float to […]

Recipe | Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas + Homemade Fajita Seasoning Mix

March 6 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Champagne mangoes are heeeere! I knew they’d be in season again soon, so I’ve been stalking Whole Foods waiting for the glorious day when there’s a huge crate of them front and center in the produce section. Every week, I’ve been disappointed. And last week, I was prepared to be disappointed again when I didn’t see that big huge crate, but I managed to find the champagne mangoes in a small crate at the back of the produce section. Then I did a little dance. And for once it wasn’t because of the peppy instrumental version of “Big Country” playing over the PA system. No, it was because I finally had my precious champagne mangoes and I could make my Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas. I keep a huge running list of recipe ideas on my computer and mango fajitas has been on there for at least a year now. Oh sure, I could have made them with regular mangoes, but I wanted to wait for the champagne mangoes because: a) they’re cheaper than regular mangoes when they’re in season, b) they’re tastier than regular mangoes, and c) I have never bought a bad champagne mango, but it seems like […]

Recipe | Sweet Potato & Kale Wraps

February 28 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Originally these were going to be burritos. Having never wrapped burritos before, they turned out a little flat. I was hoping no one would notice, but as soon as I gave my husband his, he was all, “This doesn’t look like a burrito at all! Burritos are round!” So I decided rather than making them again, I’d just call them Sweet Potato & Kale Wraps. I’m lazy like that. These wraps were inspired by a recipe for Portuguese Burritos by MomFoodie. She had mentioned that she felt they were lacking something, so I decided to add a crapload of stuff to the burritos to add flavor. I didn’t want to add cheese, but I needed something to help bind the burrito together, hence the mashed sweet potatoes. I added black beans too and to replicate that smoky flavor the beans have at Mexican restaurants, I added a little smoked Spanish paprika to them. Caramelized onions clearly make everything better, so those went in too. I guess I kind of used a “throw enough things at the wall and eventually something will stick” approach to these burritos wraps. Luckily everything did stick, and although they might sound a little bit weird, […]

Recipe | Meyer Lemon & Basil Sorbet

February 21 2020 Oh My Veggies 

As a consumer, my weakness is novelty. Instead of growing red tomatoes, I grow purple ones; instead of listening to No Doubt in junior high, I was obsessed with Pavement. I’ve always been slightly contrarian by nature and I think my appreciation for all things new and different stems from that. When it comes to citrus fruit, this time of year is pretty good for novelty. I’m not much of a citrus eater the rest of the year, but winter is different. There’s Satsumas and Minneolas and Blood Oranges and they’re all readily available and affordable. And unlike regular oranges and tangerines, I like these kinds of citrus. When I saw Meyer lemons at the grocery store, I knew I wanted to try making a sorbet with them. Their deep yellow rind was so bright and cheerful and it made the regular lemons a few bins away look so boring and blah. The darker rind comes from the fact that Meyer lemons originated by crossing lemons with oranges. Although the appeal of Meyer lemons is that they’re sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons, I’ve found that they’re still a little too sour for my tastes. So yes, there’s lots […]

Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwiches with Arugula Pesto

February 14 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Photos by Rikki Snyder Not everyone is a fan of leftovers, but for me, it feels like a triumph to cook once and have dinner for two days. I win at meal planning! Take that, world! And then I do a little dance in my kitchen, waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care, thinking about all the things I’ll have time for now that I don’t have to make dinner. Things like watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and making up songs about my cats. I do get why some people have an aversion to leftovers, though. A lot of the time, things just aren’t quite as good the second time around. So this recipe is the perfect compromise for leftover lovers and leftover haters. It starts with a big batch of arugula pesto. Whip that up and use it to make Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwiches one night, and then the next night, use it to make a pasta dinner. Let’s start with the sandwiches. You can grill them panini-style to make them gooey and melty and warm, or you can skip that part and eat them without heating. Arugula has a peppery, assertive flavor, so […]

Recipe | Coconut-Lime Tofu Soup

February 7 2020 Oh My Veggies 

In case you were wondering, I’m still doing Weight Watchers (and I’ve lost 10 pounds--yay me!). It just feels weird to write about it all the time here. Anyway! I typically find it easy to stick to the plan for breakfast and dinner, and I’m not much of a snacker, so that’s not a problem either. But lunch has been difficult. I don’t like frozen foods and I’m not a big salad eater. I did sandwiches for a while, but I burnt out on those. I like some canned soups, but I’m trying to avoid them because of the whole BPA thing. When lunchtime rolls around, it’s usually, “Oh, what I’m going to eat? I guess I’ll have some potato chips and a tangerine.” So I’m not so much over-eating when it comes to lunch--it’s mostly just that I’m eating odd things. Things that don’t really constitute a meal. Not having time to whip up something from scratch on a daily basis, I’ve found that a good solution has been to make a big batch of soup on Sundays to eat during the work week. Soup is easy to heat up and I can have it with some fruit and […]

Recipe | Lemony Wheat Berries with Roasted Brussels Sprouts (+ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheat Berries!)

January 31 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Did you make any food-related resolutions this year? I don’t have resolutions--I have goals. (I like to pretend there’s a difference and that somehow, goals are much more achievable.) I want to eat less sugar. I’m trying to eat more fruit--I’ve always liked veggies more than fruit, and sometimes it’s a struggle to get myself to eat it. (Unless it’s in pie form. But I’m cutting down on sugar, remember?) And I want to eat more grains. Yes, grains! Delicious, nutritious whole grains. So you might see some more grains around here this year. And if you don’t see more grains around here, it means that I’m a big failure. I guess grains aren’t the most exciting thing to see on a food blog, are they? I mean, if I told you that you’d be seeing more Rolos on Oh My Veggies this year, you’d probably be pretty jazzed. But instead, I’m telling you to be on the lookout for... bulgur! Barley! Wheat Berries! Ooooh. Okay, so what are wheat berries? I discovered wheat berries by accident last year. I needed farro for a recipe and it was crazy expensive. Sitting next to the farro were bags of wheat berries--much […]

Creamy Wild Mushroom Rice Soup

January 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

And Soup Week continues! It also ends with this delicious creamy mushroom rice soup. I guess since I only post 2-3 recipes each week, theme weeks are not very epic around here, huh? Theme months would be way too much I think, but maybe I’ll start doing theme fortnights in the future. (Yes, I said fortnight. I’m fancy like that.) Having grown up in the midwest, I can tell you this: Midwesterners like their food creamy. We love cheesy casseroles, anything made with canned soup, and all kinds of concoctions made with sour cream, mayo, and/­­or cheese sauce (usually and, not or). Being sick last week, I was craving comfort food and to me, comfort food is creamy food. So I set out to make a vegetarian version of the classic Creamy Wild Rice & Chicken Soup. And then, because it’s the New Year and I’m trying to watch what I eat, I set out to make a lighter version. Behold, Creamy Wild Mushroom Rice Soup. The biggest obstacle was figuring out what to replace the chicken with. I’m always hesitant to cook with seitan on my blog because I don’t know if that’s readily available everywhere. And tofu in […]

Portobello Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce and Kale

January 17 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Do I post too many pizza recipes? I hope the answer to this question is no, because I’m about to post another. A portobello pizza with garlic sauce and kale, to be exact. I just couldn’t help myself! I’m feeling pretty jazzed about pizza lately since I made two discoveries: 1) The best whole wheat pizza crust recipe in existence. 2) The magic of pizza stones. So let’s talk about the crust. In all of my previous pizza recipes, I’ve called for pre-made crust. When I’ve tried making my own pizza crust in the past, it never turned out well and it always took so much time to do--I mean, isn’t the point of pizza that it’s supposed to be a quick meal? And you expect me to make my own crust? Psshh. But after overcoming my fear of baking with yeast, I started experimenting with pizza crust. And then I found this recipe: Bookmark it, print it, pin it, whatever you need to do. Because this recipe is awesome. It tastes good, it’s easy (even with the yeast!), and the best part is, Martha Stewart includes instructions for making these crusts ahead and freezing them. So then when you […]

Super Easy No-Knead Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

January 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This is not a post meant to shame you into making your own whole wheat sandwich bread. Because I am not one of those bloggers. You know, the kind that make you feel like a terrible human being because you’re not making your own almond milk from almonds you grew yourself, maintaining your own bee hives in your backyard, trekking into the woods to harvest wild morel mushrooms every spring? Yeah, that’s not me. I mean, if you want to be an urban beekeeper, that’s totally cool. But I’m way too lazy for that sort of thing. Plus, bees make me nervous. They sting, yo. So please know that I’m not posting this because I think you should be making all your bread yourself. This was just a fun project that I wanted to do for a while and I thought I’d share it. If you read a lot of food blogs, perhaps you’ve seen me commenting on other people’s bread posts taking about how baking with yeast scares me. (So if you’re keeping track, I’m scared of bees and yeast. Someday I’ll tell you about how I’m scared of fishing poles. Someday…) My last attempt to use yeast was […]

Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

January 3 2020 Oh My Veggies 

These Banana Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins are the perfect breakfast. They have everything you need to start your day: whole grains, fruit, and yogurt. Oh! And guess what else? They freeze beautifully.

Recipe | Roasted Tofu with Tangerines & Olives

December 27 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I’m not a huge fan of tofu. Although many people dislike the texture, for me it’s more the taste. The main virtue of tofu, according to tofu lovers, is its lack of flavor. This lack of flavor gives tofu its versatility--you can use it in a variety of dishes, from soups to pastas to desserts. But for me, I definitely do taste tofu. Or, at least, I taste that stanky flavor of the water tofu sits in at the supermarket. Blech! So when I make anything involving tofu, it’s absolutely imperative that I get every last bit of stanky tofu water out. I’ve tried just about every method for doing this, but I’ve finally settled on using a tofu press. While it’s more expensive than the old cast-iron-frying-pan-and-soup-cans method, it’s much more effective. When you press all the tofu water out, the tofu can better absorb the flavors you add to it. And if you don’t get all the water out, the tofu is too saturated to absorb sauces and other ingredients. This recipe is adapted from Everyday Food’s Roasted Chicken with Tangerines and Olives. Although the tangerines and olives have strong flavors, the sauce is much more subtle, making […]

Crispy Chipotle Potato Tian

December 9 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I don’t want to admit to you how many times I’ve written and then rewritten this post. What can you say about a potato tian? It’s crispy! It’s delicious! There’s chipotle peppers in it! It looks fancy, but it’s really easy! I wanted to make a sweet potato tian for Thanksgiving, but I couldn’t get it right so I decided to shelve the idea for a while. When I finally revisited it, I was feeling pretty tired of sweet potatoes, so I used Yukon Gold potatoes instead. And then, finally (FINALLY!), it turned out how I had envisioned. I suspect that Russet potatoes would work out well too, but make sure you buy small ones because the big ones might be harder to pack into a baking dish. Freezing Leftover Chipotle Peppers New topic! I love using chipotle peppers in my cooking, but most recipes only call for a small amount and then you’re left with an entire can of them sitting in the fridge. (And you can’t throw away the leftovers! Or at least I can’t. My mom always told me that people who waste food go to hell and if I’m going to go to hell, it’s going […]

Recipe | French Bread Pizza with Pesto & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

December 6 2019 Oh My Veggies 

When you first move in with someone, you learn all sorts of little tidbits about that someone’s personality. Some of these things are endearing, while others, not so much. After moving in with me, for example, I’m sure my husband wasn’t pleased to find out that I make up little songs about everything. Especially cats. And sometimes I like to sing obscure 80s songs replacing key words with my cats’ names. (“Miso likes to party all the time/­­Party all the time/­­Party all the tiiiiime”–come on, that’s not annoying at all, right?) And I didn’t know about my husband’s deep, abiding love for junk food. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love some good junk food now and then too. But my husband? He is serious about the stuff. I find Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cocoa Krispies hidden in the back of the pantry, behind boxes of Kashi and Erewhon. Pints of Ben & Jerry’s covered with bags of frozen green beans. One time I was looking for an envelope and while searching through his desk, I came upon a whole drawer full of Pop-Tarts. A whole drawer of them, all neatly stacked in their neon-colored, fruit-flavored glory. Back when […]

4 Ways to Roast Butternut Squash

November 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted butternut squash is one of the easiest fall side dishes you can make. The hardest part is cutting the squash, but Kare from Kitchen Treaty has a lovely little tutorial about cutting up butternut squash without losing a limb, so I’ll direct you over there for that. Once your butternut squash is cut, you toss it in a little oil (anything with a high smoke point works), season it, and pop it in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 400?F, stirring every 10-15 minutes. While the butternut squash is roasting, you can work on your main dish because other than the stirring, roasted butternut squash is a pretty hands-off endeavor. That’s the best kind of side dish, isn’t it? Here are 4 ways to roast butternut squash: Spicy Cholula /­­/­­ I’ve already done butternut squash with sriracha, so this time I used cholula. Toss the squash with oil, a little bit of cholula, and salt. Just before serving, you can scatter some coarsely chopped cilantro leaves over the squash. Although I haven’t tried it myself, I think a squeeze or two of lime juice would work well on this too. Sesame Tamari /­­/­­ Toss your butternut squash with oil […]

Brussel Sprout and Apple Tart with Walnut Pesto

November 22 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Thanksgiving is next week. Did I just blow your mind? Fine, maybe not. Maybe you are a person who has things together, who plans everything in advance, and for that, I commend you. I used to be that person too. But then I turned into a person says “Have a good weekend!” on Tuesdays and who does all her Christmas shopping the day before Christmas. I have no sense of time and no have-it-togetherness. Evidenced by my use of the word “have-it-togetherness.” The thought of hosting a Thanksgiving gathering makes me a little bit woozy, in fact. There is so much planning involved! It’s kind of like Tetris, except instead of fitting together colorful shapes, you’re figuring out when to put the gratin in the oven when the breadsticks need to be cooked at the same time, but at a different temperature or how you’re going to cook 5 different things on the stovetop when you only have 4 burners. Also, there’s no Russian-y Tetris music playing while you figure this stuff out, which makes it much less fun. Well, this is the kind of main dish that makes things a little bit easier. Here’s the game plan: you make […]

Beans and Walnuts Meatloaf

November 9 2019 Oh My Veggies 

A classic comfort recipe that everyone will love. Changing the meat for beans and walnuts makes this “meat”loaf even better!        

Vodka Pasta Sauce

November 6 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Vodka Pasta Sauce will blow your mind! Serve this at your next get together with family or friends and you will impress everyone.

Ginger Orange Cranberry Sauce

November 1 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Recipe by me, photos by Rikki Snyder. I know this is very uncool of me, but I love canned cranberry sauce. Love it! When Thanksgiving is over and it’s on clearance, I always buy a few cans. I love the satisfying PLLLLOP! it makes as it comes out of the can and I love how it stands up on its own and how you can carve it up into slices, just like a turkey. It is a thing of beauty, cranberry sauce is. But just because I enjoy the canned stuff, doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate homemade cranberry sauce too. It’s kind of like apples and oranges, though. Two different things! And I love them for different reasons! Now, if you haven’t made your own cranberry sauce before, you might be thinking that it’s really complicated and not something you’d be able to do in your own kitchen. That’s what I used to think, anyway. But cranberry sauce is one of those magical things that seems like it should be really difficult, but it’s way easier than you’d think. Seriously, guys, if you have the skillset required to open up a can of soup and heat it on the stove, […]

Brussel Sprout, Tempeh & Soba Noodle Skillet

October 25 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Every fall I seem to latch onto a different seasonal ingredient to obsess over. Two years ago, it was sweet potatoes. Last year, it was winter squash. I think this fall, it’s going to be Brussels sprouts. I have so many ideas for them and I want to post them all. Brussels sprouts! Everyday! Every hour! Every minute! While everyone else is enjoying pumpkin and apples, I’ll be over in my corner with a bowl of delicious Brussels sprouts. And I won’t share them either! I wanted to do some kind of Brussels sprout stir fry and I remembered a recipe I pinned a while back from In Pursuit of More–a 15 Minute Brussels Sprout & Tempeh Stir Fry. I built upon that combination, adapting the stir fry sauce (which doubles as a marinade for the tempeh) and adding soba noodles at the end. It’s a one-bowl meal, which is always my favorite kinds of meal because who really wants to cook 2-3 things for dinner?! Roasting will always be my favorite way of cooking Brussels sprouts, but making them in a skillet is a close second. They’ll still get a little bit caramelized and the bitterness that so many […]

Recipe | Pineapple Jerk Tofu

October 18 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I don’t know about you, but nothing says autumn to me like a good pineapple recipe! Alright, maybe not, but living in North Carolina, it’s not like pineapple is ever an ingredient that’s in season here. While I do my best to eat local, there are some things that I’m just not willing to go without, like pineapple and bananas. Lately I’ve been very into adapting meat recipes into meatless ones–it’s a good way to mix things up a little bit. This recipe is an adaptation of a pork chop recipe I found in Everyday Food. Back in Madison, there was a restaurant that sold amazing jerk tofu, so as soon as I saw this recipe, I knew I’d try to make it with tofu instead. I had tried making jerk tofu on my own before and it just never wowed me–when I used pre-made jerk mixes, it always ended up being far too spicy, losing all the other flavors in the process, and when I tried making my own jerk seasoning, it wasn’t quite right either. While the pineapple jerk marinade in this recipe might not be authentic, the heat from the pepper and the flavor of allspice will […]

Soft & Chewy Spiced Apple Rings

October 11 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Is there a secret to coring apples? Please tell me that there is and I’m doing it wrong. I have an apple corer and I can never get it to go in through the stem and out through the bottom–it always goes out slightly to the side of the bottom and then I have to core my apples twice. And twice-cored apples are not as nice looking as once-cored apples. I made apple chips for Henry Happened last fall and I decided to revisit that idea, but with the addition of chai spices--cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and just a pinch of cloves. Instead of baking the apples until they were crispy, I baked them until they were soft and chewy. Erin from Texanerin Baking posted chewy apple chips last year and I wanted to see if I could make my recipe chewy too. Because the only descriptor I like more than spiced is chewy. Chewy is never not good! Yes, I said never not! Apple rings and chips are really simple to make at home. While it’s nice to have a dehydrator for these sorts of things, you don’t need one--an oven set at a low temperature works too. When you […]

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

September 30 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Yes, I am jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. I couldn’t resist doing a pumpkin recipe (it is fall after all) and if you do a sweet pumpkin recipe, you have to add pumpkin pie spice, right? This kind of reminds me of the time I accidentally wore the school colors on spirit day when I was in high school and I had to spend the whole day explaining to everyone that no, I didn’t have school spirit, and that the navy blue t-shirt I was wearing was just a coincidence. “Hey Kiersten, do we have a quiz today in biology?” “I DIDN’T MEAN TO WEAR THIS SHIRT TODAY! IT WAS AN ACCIDENT! I HATE THIS SCHOOL!” That was the worst day. Sometimes I throw things together just to eat, not really intending to blog about it; this is one of those recipes. I bought an adorable little pie pumpkin and made puree with it for another recipe and had just a little bit left, so I added a little almond butter and maple syrup, folded in oats and raisins and pepitas, put in a little sprinkle-sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and rolled the mixture into balls. Random! But they […]

Recipe | Cocoa Nib & Pomegranate Overnight Oats

September 20 2019 Oh My Veggies 

For a long time, I didn’t know that pomegranates were edible. I thought they were for decoration. My mom used to have a jar filled with little dried pomegranates underneath the coffee table in the living room and when I was little, I liked to empty them out onto the carpet and shake them to hear the seeds inside. Many years later, when I was in college, a friend of mine mentioned eating pomegranates. “Wait, what?! You can eat those?!” I wasn’t completely convinced. Eventually I tried pomegranates for myself and I came to love them, even though they’re a complete pain to prepare. My husband doesn’t think it’s worth the effort, but I do–I get excited about pomegranate season and I always feel bummed when it’s over and I know I’m going to have to wait until next fall to have them again. With pomegranates in season now, I thought I’d try adding them to my overnight oats for breakfast. Lately when I make overnight oats, I’ve been using an equal amount of fruit and oats. It helps me feel like I’ve eaten more–because let’s face it, 1/­­2 cup of oats is nothing. Nothing! So I added 1/­­2 cup […]

Roasted Pesto Potato Hash

September 13 2019 Oh My Veggies 

We love to roast things. Although it may take longer than other ways to cook vegetables, but the caramelization makes it totally worth it in the end. Everything tastes better after it’s been roasted! Along with brussel sprouts and cauliflower, potatoes are one of our favorite vegetables to roast. We love it when they get all crispy and browned on the outside. While all they really need is just a pinch of fresh pepper and sea salt, we added some pesto (you can use this frozen pesto recipe!) to make an Italian-inspired Roasted Pesto Potato Hash recipe. Okay, fine--so maybe roasted potato hash isn’t a thing. Or, at least it wasn’t until we just invented. And a lot of people have trouble getting them to turn out right in a skillet (although blanching them first is a good idea!). Roasting, on the other hand, is pretty much impossible to mess up. And it requires a lot less attention too. We’ve made this recipe a few times and while it’s great as an easy side dish, it also works as a main dish--just stir in some cubed tempeh about halfway through the cooking time and add an extra tablespoon or two of pesto at the end.

Recipe | Spicy Cantaloupe Cucumber Salad

September 2 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I wasn’t going to post this recipe, but since it’s the end of the summer, it’s kind of our last opportunity to get locally grown cantaloupe and cucumbers. So why not stretch out summer a little bit longer and make fruit salad? I wasn’t sure how this recipe would turn out, to be honest. It sounded like a mishmash of flavors and I couldn’t imagine how it would taste. Since I have so many Hungarian black peppers and mint leaves to use, I thought I’d take a risk and try it anyway. I’m glad I did–it’s so different and it makes a refreshing, light side for a heavier meal. Of course, it helps that I managed to pick out the perfect cantaloupe to use in this–any recipe involving melon is only as good as the fruit you use! Last summer, a vendor at the farmers market taught me how to tell which melons were ripe and which ones weren’t and I’m getting good at it now. (The secret, in case you were wondering, is not thumping the side, but smelling the blossom-end. You might look like a crazy sniffing all the cantaloupes at the supermarket, but it works. Really!) Print […]

Cherry Lambic Brownies (Brownies Made With Beer!)

August 26 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These are those kind of brownies. The kind of brownies where you eat one and swear off chocolate for the rest of the year and vow to eat salad (and salad alone!) for the next week. But then you sneak one for breakfast the next morning. And maybe one for lunch too. The kind of brownies that are so rich and fudgy, you have to eat them with a spoon. The kind of brownies that incite arguments over who gets the last one. (Yeah, that happened.) I realize that Cherry Lambic Brownies aren’t exactly why you read Oh My Veggies, but I had this idea floating around in my head ever since I made cupcakes with raspberry lambic earlier this year. I loved the hint of fruit the lambic added to those chocolate cupcakes and I wanted to experiment with using it in more baked goods. So I added “cherry lambic brownies” to my big list of recipes to make and it sat there for several months. I found myself putting off making them because rich, decadent desserts tend not to do well on my blog. However! I’m a big believer in the power of the daily occasional brownie. And […]

Vegetable Bites

August 21 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These 3 combinations of Vegetable Bites are super simple and super tasty. Serve them with sour cream.    

Edamame Burgers with Grilled Pineapple & Crispy Green Onions

August 16 2019 Oh My Veggies 

A few years ago, I thought it was a good idea to go to school full-time while working full-time as a librarian and almost full-time doing contract work for a search engine. (In case you now think I live in an alternate universe with 36 hour days, you should know that both my classes and my second job were online.) I just wanted work experience! I was in a competitive field! Also, if you have two full-time jobs, if you lose one, guess what? YOU STILL HAVE A JOB! While the schedule was just a wee bit of a drag, the bonus was that having 3 full-time incomes in a household with no children and very few expenses meant that our fun money budget was huge. So when I checked airfares to Osaka on a whim one day and found a crazy good deal, we booked ourselves some tickets and went to Japan. Japan! Best trip ever! I have loved Japan for as long as I can remember. I think it’s because I love absurdity and the people of Japan have a deep appreciation for the absurd. Japan is a place where you can buy vegetable juice-flavored Kit Kats. It’s […]

Sneaky Green Apple Fruit Leather

August 12 2019 Oh My Veggies 

You know how sometimes you have a really good idea, but you sort of know it just won’t work out? I kind of felt that way about this Sneaky Green Apple Fruit Leather. I loved the idea of sneaking a little bit of spinach into apple fruit leather, but it just seemed like the idea was too good to actually work in practice. So I made it... ...and it was good! Like really, objectively good. Not good for fruit leather with spinach in it, but good good. You don’t taste the spinach at all. To make sure it wasn’t a fluke, I made it again and it was still tasty. I wanted to be absolutely sure it worked out, so I tried it a third time. By the time I got to the fourth trial, I knew the recipe worked, I just wanted more fruit leather. Not only does this fruit leather recipe sneak in some spinach, it’s also sugar-free. A lot of fruit leather recipes will have you add a ton of sugar. But if you start with flavorful, sweet apples, you don’t need any sugar at all. You can bake the fruit leather on parchment paper, cut it […]

Recipe | Sweet Potato Mug Cake

August 9 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Even though our next vacation is months away, I’m already in planning mode. Where are we going? What should we do there? Where should we stay? I totally have the travel bug right now. This is pretty much me in a nutshell–I’m a planner. I get ahead of myself. It’s kind of my thing. When I was graduating college, I wasn’t as excited as everyone else was because I was focused on grad school. We’ve lived in this house for two years, and I’m already looking at real estate listings for the next house. People sometimes take this as me never being happy with things, but it’s really just that I like having something to look forward to. It’s like with desserts. No matter how much you’re enjoying your meal, you still anticipate dessert. I always need a little something sweet after dinner–usually it’s just a piece of dark chocolate or something small like that, but sometimes if I have a light dinner, I have room for something more. But not too much–I don’t want a big slice of cake and I don’t want to do all the work involved with making a batch of brownies or cookies. That’s why […]

Miso-Marinated Grilled Summer Squash

August 5 2019 Oh My Veggies 

In general, I don’t try to recreate restaurant recipes. While there have been a few that turned out well (like my Thai pizza), most of the time they don’t seem to measure up. It’s easier to just go to the restaurant in question and have the real thing. Unfortunately, one of my favorite vegetable dishes was one we had in Japan, at a completely tourist-y ninja-themed restaurant. (Really, I don’t understand why there aren’t more restaurants with ninjas as waiters. Also, the ninjas did magic tricks.) It was so simple, only consisting of a miso-based sauce and steamed vegetables. But it was so good. My first few attempts at replicating the sauce resulted in salty, barely edible disasters. But this time I got it right! I realized that my version was missing the sweetness of the original and that I needed to add sugar. I used different vegetables than we had in Japan (summer squash, since it’s that time of year) and grilled them instead of steaming them. This grilled summer squash recipe couldn’t be easier, so it’s a perfect way to use fresh zucchini from the garden.

How to Make Frozen Pesto Cubes

August 2 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Making pesto with the remainder of the summer’s basil has become a tradition in our household. I love pesto because of its versatility–not only is it great with pasta, but it makes a tasty topping for pizza and can even be used as a sandwich spread. Freezing pesto is the perfect way to enjoy a little bit of summer for at least a few months into fall and it’s a good timesaver when you need a quick dinner. My basil was determined to start flowering, no matter how many times I clipped the buds off of it, so I decided last weekend it was time to make our annual ginormous batch of pesto. In the past, I’ve frozen it in bags, Tupperware, and ice cube trays. The ice cube trays worked well, but they didn’t really match the serving size we’d typically use. This year I did something different and used mini muffin tins. I’ve used regular sized muffin tins for freezing sauces and broth and the mini muffin tins hold just the right amount of pesto for one or two people (depending on what you’re using it for, of course!). Start by putting your pesto into the mini muffin […]

Recipe | Green Beans with Lemon-Almond Pesto

July 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I don’t know what’s up with my green beans this summer. The plants themselves are looking nice and lush (despite a few brown leaves here and there), but they’re not producing many beans. This has been my harvest so far: Sad, right? Whenever I attempt to grow beans, I end up having to buy more beans to supplement what I grow. Because dinner with 5 beans to split between my husband and me as a side dish? That’s just not going to work. So when I made this Green Beans with Lemon-Almond Pesto recipe, I used my 5 beautiful, perfect, delicious heirloom beans and then bought the rest from the farmers market. The beans from the farmers market were delicious, but they definitely weren’t as pretty. Green beans and almonds are a classic combination, so I thought I’d try making a pesto with almonds to put my own twist on Green Bean Almondine. Green Bean Almondine is one of those dishes that I find myself loving sometimes and loathing others. When it’s done right, it’s so good! When it’s done wrong, those soggy little slivers of almonds bring absolutely nothing to the table. Unlike the soggy buffet version of Green […]

Recipe | Peach Dutch Baby

July 26 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Head cheese. Liverwurst. Clotted cream. The names of these foods are anything but appetizing. But clearly the most disturbingly named food in existence, even worse than head cheese, is the Dutch Baby. It’s not so much the name itself–I mean, Dutch Baby sounds kind of cute, right? But then when working on a post for your food blog about said Dutch Baby, you find yourself writing (and then scratching out and rewriting) sentences like, “I always cook Dutch Babies in a cast iron skillet” and “Some people like to top Dutch Babies with butter and sugar, but I prefer fruit.” Oh, the horror! So when my husband and I were grocery shopping for the week and he asked me what we were having for dinner that night, I was a little bit self-conscious about telling him in public. I looked around to make sure no one was within earshot and then I whispered, “A Peach Dutch Baby.” Which, you know, I’m sure wasn’t suspicious at all! Not one bit! Because really, when you’re trying not to arouse suspicion, the best thing to do is dart your eyes back and forth and say things under your breath. The first time I […]

Recipe | Caramelized Onion & Eggplant Puff Pastry Tart

July 22 2019 Oh My Veggies 

There are a few ingredients that improve just about any dish you add them to: Truffle Oil Caramelized Onions Olives Roasted Red Peppers Basil Unfortunately, this Caramelized Onion & Eggplant Puff Pastry Tart does not have truffle oil. (Although I suppose if you really wanted to, you could add some. I mean, it’s a free country, right? Do what you want!) But! It does have caramelized onions, olives, roasted red peppers, and basil. It’s a veritable quadrifecta of deliciousness. After I made this Leek & Olive Tart from Rikki Snyder’s food photography blog, I had a leftover puff pastry sheet sitting in the freezer, just begging to be made into something awesome. My little finger eggplants have been producing like crazy, so I roasted two of those, along with a small rosa blanca eggplant from the farmers market, as a topping. Everything else was simply what I had in the refrigerator that needed to be used. With a thrown-together recipe like this, there’s usually a high failure rate (at least in my kitchen, there is), so I piled on the toppings and crossed my fingers. I try hard to make most of my recipes really easy, but this one does […]

Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches

July 19 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Most of my worst ideas come to me in the middle of the night. The cats will wake me up or something else will startle me out of my sleep, and suddenly I’m thinking that I should really just quit my job and sell macaroons for a living. Or that it would be a good idea to pepper my thesis with hair metal lyrics just to see if my advisor notices. (Yes, these are real ideas that I had--and in the hours between midnight and 7am, somehow those ideas seemed really good.) The idea for this recipe popped into my head during one of these times--vegetarian pulled pork sandwiches! When I woke up the next morning, I had to figure out a way to execute this idea. I thought that seitan would be a good substitute for pork, but I realized that they don’t sell it at our local grocery store and it hardly seemed worth it to drive to Raleigh just for that. So somehow the seitan became julienned summer squash. I found a recipe for Bourbon-Mango Pulled Pork that piqued my interest, so I adapted that using yellow squash and zucchini instead of pork to make Bourbon Mango […]

Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Sweet Corn Relish

July 15 2019 Oh My Veggies 

The only reason I ever remember my wedding anniversary is because my Grandma sends Chris and me a card in the mail every year. (Thank you, Grandma!) And whenever someone asks me how long I’ve been married, I freak out a little bit and have to do some quick math in my head. Did we get married in 2005? Or was it 2006? (It was 2006.) What year is it now? What’s 13 minus 6? OH NO WHAT’S 13 MINUS 6??? I really should just throw out a random number because how would they know, right? Also, I really should buy some flashcards and practice basic math. So today is our anniversary! We used to use it as an excuse to get an expensive dinner, but now we don’t really do anything for it. And that’s okay! With both of us! I’m lucky to have married someone who is as into anniversaries and birthdays and holidays as I am. Which is to say, not at all. Anniversaries just seem kind of arbitrary to me. Like, hey, the Earth has rotated around the sun 7 times since we got married--here’s a box of chocolates! I’m not really into grand gestures, you […]

How to Make Your Own Tofu

July 12 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Do you ever think about how different foods came to be? Who discovered that we can eat potatoes? How did someone come up with the idea to grind wheat into flour and make bread with it? I’m always asking myself these questions and I also spend a lot of time wondering how foods are made too. Like tofu! How do you make tofu? I always knew tofu was made from curdled soybeans, but how do you curdle soybeans? And how did someone decide that this was a thing that could be done?! There are a lot of tofu making kits for sale out there, but I decided to forego the kits and try to do it myself. A little bit of Googling turned up pages and pages of tofu making tutorials, but I decided to go with one on NPR’s Kitchen Window. Making my own tofu! It seemed doable! My tutorial is slightly adapted from that one, based on my own tofu making experience. The tofu making process starts with dried soybeans--1 1/­­2 cups, to be exact. I bought mine in the bulk section at Whole Foods. Whenever I use soy in a recipe, it’s inevitable that I get a […]

Recipe | Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Crackers

July 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Making your own crackers seems a lot more complicated than it actually is. But this works in your favor, because when you make these delicious Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Crackers, people are going to be really impressed. You don’t have to tell them that it was easy; just let them be in awe of your culinary skills! I had wanted to make crackers for a while, but in my head, it was some epic process like canning or making caramels (which I’ve done, and it was most definitely an epic process). Crackers, however, are not an epic process at all. They’re a little bit fussy, but they’re fairly easy to make and quick too. That said, it took me more than one try to get these right. So now you can benefit from my mistakes! Here’s what I learned: Roll these out thin. Thin. Because if you don’t, they won’t be crispy and crackery. They’ll be sad and soggy. No one wants to eat soggy crackers! Except my husband, who ate my first batch of soggy, too-thick crackers. “They’re a good starting point,” he said. Which is supportive husband speak for, “These are barely edible.” Take the time to chop […]

4 Simple Watermelon Side Dish Ideas

July 5 2019 Oh My Veggies 

It’s almost the end of summer. Watermelon is cheap and at its peak of deliciousness, so when you see a ginormous watermelon at the farmers market for $4, you buy it. And then you realize that you have a LOT of watermelon on your hands. What are you going to do with it? (Oh, and by you, I mean me. That was me that bought the ginormous watermelon.) Well, here’s your answer: 4 simple watermelon side dish ideas. They’re healthy and easy too! Kalamata Olives & Basil Okay, I know most people would be inclined to add feta to this. Well, I don’t like feta! Toss some cubed watermelon with fresh basil leaves and some halved kalamata olives. If you’re a fan of sweet-and-salty, you will love this salad. Mint & Lime Juice Squeeze fresh lime juice over watermelon slices and sprinkle with coarsely chopped mint leaves and a few pinches of sea salt. Watermelon slices never tasted so good! Cilantro & Jalapeno The perfect side dish for taco night! Seed and mince a jalapeno and chop some cilantro, then toss it with cubed watermelon and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with a dash of salt (I […]

Basil-Infused Lychee Lime Ice Pops

July 1 2019 Oh My Veggies 

The first time I had lychee, I ordered it on a whim from a Thai restaurant. This was back when my husband and I were first dating–I had never had Thai food and I think I was trying to impress him by ordering something neither of us had heard of before. But wow, was I glad I ordered it–it was so sweet and fragrant, almost like candy. Lychee is now one of my favorite flavors, but unfortunately, it’s rare outside of Asian markets and restaurants. I had an extra lime from another recipe this week, so I used the juice from that in the popsicles too. And since my basil plants seem to be growing several inches a day, I made a basil-flavored syrup to mix in as well. These turned out exactly like I thought they would–a perfect mix of sweetness from the lychees and the tartness of lime juice, with a hint of fresh basil.

Recipe | Herbed French Lentil Salad

June 28 2019 Oh My Veggies 

When I was a senior in college, I had to take a summer of intensive French classes before I could graduate. When it came to languages, I was always a dabbler and I could never find one and stick with it, which is how I ended up in the predicament of spending 6 hours a day, 5 days a week taking French for an entire summer. They say that immersion is the best way to learn a language but I say that that’s a lie. Because I remember nothing. Nothing! Our instructor was of the opinion that it was most useful to learn “real world” words instead of the basics and that this must be learned by immersion. So the days in my French class were spent conversing about diseases, the pros and cons of nuclear power, and the United Nations. And to this day, one of the few French phrases I remember is “j’ai l’hepatite.” Between the whole immersion thing and the oppressive summer heat (in a windowless classroom!), the entire summer began to take on a surreal feeling. And so now whenever the weather starts getting hot and humid, I remember that summer of French immersion. A completely […]

Recipe | Spicy Mango Pizza with Black Beans & Zucchini

June 24 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Before we get to the Spicy Mango Pizza, I have something really important to share with you. Are you ready? I’m writing this post while sitting at a desk. And fine, maybe that doesn’t sound all that important to you, but it is to me. Because for the year and a half that I’ve been blogging, I’ve been writing most of my posts while sitting on the couch. And, more often than not, I’m half-watching episodes of Real Housewives or Mob Wives while writing. (“Oh,” you’re saying to yourself, “that explains a lot.”) But I’ve decided I need to be more professional with my blog. I need to have set hours for it. I need to have a place for it. I need to treat it like a business, not as a hobby. And not because I’m raking in big bucks as a blogger (ha!), but because when I treat it as a hobby, it has a way of encroaching on my free time. If I treat it like a business, my hope is that I’ll be able to set better boundaries with myself. (Although I neglected to mention I’m sitting at my desk writing this on a Saturday afternoon–well, […]

18 Crowd-Pleasing Veggie Pizzas

June 21 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Whether its cauliflower or traditional crust, topped with cheese, pesto or inventive fruit-and-veggie combos, these vegetarian pizza recipes are all so good, you might never call for delivery again.

How to Roast Summer Vegetables

June 17 2019 Oh My Veggies 

We’ve listed the most common summer veggies here along with instructions for preparation and approximate cooking times. You can season these vegetables with salt and pepper alone, or use our suggested additions to fancy things up a little. All of these veggies should be roasted on rimmed baking sheets. We like to coat them with non-stick cooking spray or olive oil from a mister too because sometimes vegetables have a tendency to stick even after being tossed in olive oil. Most additions can be added either before or after the vegetables are done roasting, although garlic is usually best when added before, while tapenades, basil, cilantro, parsley and marinara sauce are best added after. Summer Squash (Zucchini, Crookneck Squash, etc.) Start by: Trimming ends, cutting into thick slices and tossing with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook at: 400 degrees for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Try adding: Pesto and pine nuts, fresh herbs, garlic, balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomato tapenade. Tomatoes Start by: Cutting into 1-inch pieces and tossing with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook at: 375 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking time. Try adding: A few pinches of brown sugar, garlic, capers, kalamata olives, […]

Mini Pizza

June 12 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These mini pizzas are perfect for an easy, quick weeknight dinner. You can make them yourself or ask your kids to help you.  

How to Make Cashew Mayonnaise

June 7 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I feel like I need to clarify the title of this post a little bit. Maybe it would be better if I called it “How I Make Cashew Mayo.” I don’t make cashew mayo the traditional way, so this isn’t THE definitive cashew mayo recipe. It’s MY cashew mayo recipe. It’s a little bit different from others because: 1) A lot of cashew mayo recipes are raw. Mine is not. 2) My recipe isn’t raw because I use vegetable broth in it. This adds a little boost of extra flavor. 3) I don’t add anything to sweeten my cashew mayo. See? It’s different. And I can’t promise you that it tastes exactly like real mayo (because it was the 80s when I last had real mayo), but it makes a mean sandwich spread and it’s great on crackers or as a dip for veggies too. Are you ready to get started? Here’s how to make cashew mayo! Put one cup of raw cashews in a bowl and cover them with water. Let them sit for a few hours–about two to four is a good amount. Drain and rinse the cashews, then pop them in your blender or food processor with […]

Roasted Chia Cauliflower

June 3 2019 Oh My Veggies 

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a little bit of a chia kick lately. I put those crazy little seeds on and in just about everything. Did you know that Aztec warriors ate chia seeds before battle? If they can fuel warriors in battle, surely they can fuel me while I stand around in the kitchen doing the robot while waiting for onions to caramelize. (Onions take a long time to caramelize!) My favorite way to use chia seeds is to throw them in a smoothie or juice, but you can do so many other things with them too. Use them as an egg substitute! Put them in homemade granola bars! Make chia pudding! Stir them into oatmeal for breakfast! And they also make a nice crunchy topping to this Roasted Chia Cauliflower. I make roasted cauliflower all the time, so when I saw this recipe from Health Warrior, I knew it was kismet. Chia and cauliflower? Together? This recipe was made for me. Cauliflower is healthy, but chia seeds add an extra boost of nutrition. As a vegetarian, I don’t eat fish, so I have to get my Omega-3 fatty acids from non-fishy sources; I used to […]

Recipe | Orange Cardamom Chocolate Mousse (Dairy-Free!)

May 31 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Sometimes I think I have a touch of synesthesia. Example? Whenever I cook or bake with cardamom, I think of fuzzy argyle sweaters. I was quite sure this was another symptom of that pesky synesthesia. Next thing you know, I’ll start tasting numbers, right? Or hearing rainbows. (I bet they sound like ABBA!) But then I realized that the reason I associate cardamom with argyle sweaters is because cardamom sounds a lot like cardigan. (Suddenly this post got a lot less interesting, huh?) Still, there’s something very warm and fuzzy about cardamom. Maybe because it’s often used in chai or in Scandinavian breads. It’s one of those strong flavors that people tend to love or hate, but I’ve always loved it. Pairing it with orange is fairly standard, but after trying it in chocolate gelato, I became enamored with the chocolatecardamom combination–that’s what inspired this Orange Cardamom Chocolate Mousse. I used my Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Mousse recipe as a starting point and added fresh orange juice and zest, as well as a heaping teaspoon full of cardamom. It’s enough of the spice to add a little warm and fuzzy to this vegan chocolate mousse without adding too much.

Mini Vegetable Lasagnas

May 27 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I like small things. Tiny dogs? Love them. Baby corn? Yes please. Pygmy goats? I’ll take 12. For a while, I even collected those little erasers that are shaped like food for no other reason than the fact that they were small, exact replicas of delicious things. So obviously, when I find a recipe that takes a big dish and makes it bite-sized, I’m all over it. After seeing Petite Lasagnas that were made in muffin tins on Pinterest, I decided to make a vegetarian version. Simply subbing out the ground turkey for veggies seemed like a pretty lazy adaptation to me, so I also used pesto instead of a tomato-based sauce. (Sidenote: I could put pesto on anything. Seriously. Here’s a bit of advice: grow basil this summer, make pesto with it, and freeze it so you can use it year-round. You’ll thank me later.) So are Mini Vegetable Lasagnas as good as regular-sized lasagnas? Heck yeah. In fact, I think I may prefer the mini version because the wonton wrappers peek out over the edge of the muffin tins and get nice and crispy. And I love crispy things almost as much as I love small things. The […]

Creamy Carrot Soup

May 22 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This creamy carrot soup can be kept for 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 4 months in the freezer. If freezing, wait to add the cream until thawing the soup.

Healthy Granola

May 18 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Maybe you think that making granola is laborious, but its not! In fact, it’s so simple that this recipe will probably become part of your weekly routine.

Moroccan Couscous

May 15 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Travel to Morocco with this delicious and savory recipe of Moroccan Couscous!

Orzo Greek Salad

May 11 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Orzo Greek Salad is a fresh and simple recipe that will please everyone. It’s perfect for lunch or for a BBQ dinner side dish.

No Meat Macaroni

May 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Here is a simple and comforting recipe for macaroni. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner on the go. This no-meat macaroni is a classic that will never die!

Celery and Spinach Soup

May 4 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Simple, delicious, and full of vitamins, this “cream all dressed in green” will please the whole family! You can serve it both cold and warm.  

The Best Hummus

May 1 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Hummus is ideal for an snack or a aperitif. This recipe is easy to prepare. It’s such a success that I tell myself every time I can not prepare enough!      

Healthy Banana Split

April 27 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This simple, delicious recipe is sure to please your kids. To make this healthy breakfast banana split, all it takes is one banana, yogurt instead of ice cream (I like to use coconut yogurt), fruit, granola, and other toppings of your choice--like chocolate chips, jam, or almond butter!    

Fruity Yogurt Bites

April 24 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These fruity yogurt bites make a healthy treat for an afternoon snack. They are quick, easy to make, and only require a few ingredients!    

Potato Wedges with Basil Sauce

April 20 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Potato wedges are one of the easiest and most comforting dishes. There are only a few small rules to follow, and--as a bonus--there is a delicious basil sauce to go with it!    

Italian Bread Salad

April 13 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Besides the bread, everything is fresh in this Italian salad! Prepare it using country bread or ciabatta bread from the day before. If your bread is too fresh, you can grill it a little bit so that its as dry and crisp as a crouton.    

Black Bean Brownies

April 10 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Wondering how to incorporate legumes into a classic chocolate dessert? (of course you are) The answer is black bean brownies! The beans will go unnoticed and nobody will suspect your secret ingredient. You can enjoy these brownies for dessert, as a snack, or even after your workouts. Adding legumes improves the nutritional value of brownies by adding fiber and protein.  

Protein Pancakes

April 6 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Protein is essential and necessary for all meals to allow us to have a good cruising speed throughout the day. In the morning, think about the following protein sources: milk or soy beverage, Greek yogurt, nuts and nut butters, seeds, eggs, and skim milk powder.

Peas and Tomato Pasta

April 3 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Try this simple recipe for those busy evenings when you only have a box of pasta in the cupboard. It’s a quick dinner that tastes good!

20 Secret Ingredient Cauliflower Recipes

March 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

You know the old saying… if life gives you cauliflower, make pizza crust. What, that’s not a saying?! Well, I propose right here and now that it should be. We all know cauliflower is a pretty great vegetable, sure. But do you know just how versatile it is? Did you know you can take a head of the stuff and make, yes, a pizza crust? Or a lightened-up version of mashed potatoes? How about hummus? Rice?! Popcorn! Buffalo wings!! This incredible cruciferous vegetable isn’t only low in carbohydrates (perfect for those eating lower-carb diets); it’s utterly packed with nutrients. So the fact that you can transform it into a myriad of other things--usually as as substitute for something that would have been far more calorie-dense--it’s a very good thing. Here are 20 brilliant cauliflower recipes from around the web that touch upon the infinite possibilities for this one remarkable vegetable. Recipe Title: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Description: Spicy cauliflower “wings” dipped in cool ranch sauce? Yes, please. McKel at Nutrition Stripped shares this recipe for game day or any day. Get Recipe Now!

Vol-au-Vents

March 23 2019 Oh My Veggies 

For this vol-au-vent sauce, I chose carrots, corn, and green peas as vegetables, but there are so many possible variations: mushroom, zucchini, celery, squash… To complete it all, you can serve the vol au-vent with a salad!

Recipe | Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers, Cremini Mushrooms & Asparagus

March 15 2019 Oh My Veggies 

It’s no secret: I’m excited about spring. Super excited! While the weather and sunshine and longer days are nice, it’s the gardening that I’m really psyched about. Last summer was our first as homeowners and I was finally able to grow a variety of herbs to cook with mere steps from my kitchen. Oh yes, the community garden plot I had was nice, but it’s just not the same as being able to open the door, grab some basil, and start cooking. I grew two Genovese basil plants last year; I was worried they wouldn’t be enough, but they ended up being more than I could possibly use. (This year, I’ve planted two Genovese basil plants again and also holy basil and lemon basil–so get ready for a lot of basil recipes soon!) As I usually do at the end of summer, I decided to make a big batch of pesto and freeze it in mini muffin tins to use through the winter. I can’t count how many hectic nights that my frozen pesto saved the day. Working late? Thaw some pesto and throw it into pasta! Got everything you need to make pizza except the sauce? Use pesto instead! […]

Curried Red Lentil & Quinoa Bowls with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

March 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I think red lentils might just be the least appetizing food you can cook. Well, visually, at least. When you cook split lentils, they fall apart--kind of like split peas in split pea soup. I spent a lot of time trying to think of ways to make curried red lentils look attractive, but sometimes you just have to let curried red lentils be curried red lentils. You do you, lentils! You do you. So they’re not pretty, but I assure you, these Curried Red Lentil & Quinoa Bowls are delicious. I had the curried red lentil recipe in my pocket for a while and I just wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. I tried serving it over cauliflower steaks, but that was kind of weird. Serving it over quinoa is much better! It also makes this recipe a great source of protein--the quinoa has 6 grams per serving and the lentils have 10. Because I used Madras curry powder in this recipe instead of sweet, the lentils are a little bit spicy. You can add a dollop of Greek yogurt to your bowl to cool it down a bit, or make a batch of Cilantro-Mint Chutney. I love […]

Whole Wheat Rotini with Broccolini and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

February 25 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This meal will take you 25 minutes to make, start to finish. Prep time included. I felt the need to state that right off the bat. 25 minutes! For a delicious home cooked dinner! One thing I never hear people say is, “You know what I need? I need some complicated recipes that take a lot of time to make. And they should have really long lists of ingredients too!” No, everyone wants easy. Not Taco Bell easy, but who wants to come home from work and spend 2 hours cooking dinner? No one! I’m a food blogger and cooking is kind of my job and even I don’t like spending too much time on one meal. So this recipe is simple. And there aren’t many ingredients either. (Woo hoo!) Although I made this with whole wheat rotini, you can use any kind of pasta you have on hand. If you don’t want to buy broccolini, use a crown of broccoli instead. You can sub out the pine nuts with walnuts or almonds. This recipe is agreeable like that. Are you looking for more 30 minute or less recipes? Well hey, I just happen to have some! Here are 10 […]

Cauliflower Soup

February 20 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This delicious cream of cauliflower soup will delight the taste buds of even your pickiest child. Eating cauliflower contributes a significant amount of fiber to your diet and is a great food for dieters because it causes a feeling of satiety.

Recipe | Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas + A Cast Iron Cookware Primer

February 15 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Back when I first started cooking, I didn’t know that there was such a thing as non-non-stick cookware. (Stick cookware?) Non-stick cookware made for easy clean-up! It let you use less oil and butter in your cooking! It was pretty much the best invention ever, right? And then suddenly you started hearing bad things about non-stick cookware. Although they say it’s perfectly safe to use as long as it’s not scratched, my cookware was constantly scratching. It made me kind of uneasy, so I decided to switch out my non-stick pots and pans for cast iron. Since cast iron tends to be a little bit pricier, it’s been an ongoing process, one that began before I even started blogging. As my old pots and pans wore out, I replaced them with new cast iron versions, usually scouring discount stores and the Le Creuset outlet for good deals. I’ve finally replaced my last few pieces with cast iron and I’ve learned a few things along the way: Cast Iron Is Expensive (In the Short Term) The biggest hurdle for me in switching to cast iron was the cost. But if you’re replacing your non-stick cookware every few years like I was, […]

Salted Caramel Granola Bars

February 11 2019 Oh My Veggies 

After I finished grad school and had to start repaying my student loans, I decided to set up a deferred payment plan where I’d pay a smaller monthly payment for a few years, and then the payments balloon later. Obviously by then, I’d be rolling in cash from my swanky library job and I’d have a dollar sign shaped pool in my backyard and wash my hair with Fiji water, so this sounded like a good idea to me at the time. However, now that I’m a month away from the increased payments, it sounds like a terrible idea and it threw me into another I’m-paying-for-a-degree-I-don’t-use-wah-wah pity party. Because as much as I want to be one of those people who gives the finger to the past and goes through life with a t-shirt emblazoned with the words NO REGRETZ, I am a person with regretz and that degree has been one of them. (Sidenote: If I ever start a clothing line, I’m definitely calling it NO REGRETZ. In addition to t-shirts, I will sell bandanas with eagles on them.) Usually these pity parties end when I realize that practically no one uses their degrees and it’s okay! But this […]

Tempeh Tacos from Betty Goes Vegan

February 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I get migraines. Crazy migraines. Migraines that make me see strange glowing orbs. Migraines that make me leave hair salons in ambulances. But the worst thing about my migraines is that they cause me to have weird aversions to certain foods. So, for example, when I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch and got a migraine a few hours later, suddenly I could no longer stomach PB&Js. The very thought of them would make me feel sick to my stomach. Usually I get over these aversions after a few months, but then there was the time I got a migraine after eating tacos–oh, it was bad. And I wasn’t able to eat tacos for a full year. The Year Without Tacos will go down as one of the worst years ever. Because along with veggie burgers and pasta, tacos were part of the trifecta of easy go-to meals in our household. I felt a little bit lost without taco night. Tacos are fast! They’re delicious! And putting them together is kind of fun too, right? It was a happy day when I finally found myself thinking, “Hey, you know what? I feel like tacos for dinner! I […]

Jalape?o Cheddar Crackers

February 1 2019 Oh My Veggies 

With the Super Bowl right around the corner, I feel like I should post something snacky. I’d probably be a bad food blogger if I didn’t, right? But I have to confess, I won’t be watching the Super Bowl this weekend. Football is the worst, you guys. The worst! There are some sports that I kind of understand. Like soccer. Kick the ball into the net. Easy! But with football, there’s just too much going on. There’s running and numbers on the field and a weird shaped ball. Confusing! When we had to play flag football in gym class, the teacher never even bothered to explain how to play because I guess, like breathing and sleeping, everyone just innately knows. So I’d just run in whichever direction seemed appropriate and when it looked like someone wanted to throw the ball to me, I’d shake my head, wave my arms, and mouth the word “NOOOOOOO!!!!” And if I did, for some reason, end up with the ball, usually I’d throw it to whomever was closest to me, whether they were on my team or not. Because I did not want the ball. And then everyone would yell at me. Oh, they […]

Recipe | Cornmeal Crepes with Mandarin Cranberry Sauce

January 25 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Can you tell that I’m on a cranberry kick? After making cranberry sauce for the first time, I became completely enamored with using fresh cranberries in my cooking. I love the way they pop open and I love their ruby-red color and I love how they get all thick and gelatinous after cooking for a while. Since cranberries won’t be in season for much longer, I figured I better make the most of it and come up with another cranberry recipe. And since the grocery store had bags full of gorgeous looking Mandarin oranges on sale when I was hunting for my cranberries, I thought I’d throw some of those in too. The cornmeal crepe part of this recipe is from Vegetarian Times’ Sweet Cornmeal Crepes with Fresh Blueberries. I made them over the summer when blueberries were cheap and plentiful and I loved them because they were the first crepes I made that didn’t tear or burn or turn out to be a disaster in some way or another. So when I decided to do a cranberry sauce for crepes, this seemed like the perfect crepe recipe to use. Unfortunately, I didn’t have as much luck this time as […]

French Onion Soup Sandwiches

January 21 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I have been agonizing over what to call this recipe. Agonizing to an embarrassing degree. I swear, sometimes I spend more time coming up with names for recipes than I do developing the recipes themselves. I feel like the name of this recipe is confusing. Is it a soup? Is it a sandwich? Well, it’s kind of both. It’s French Onion Soup with a twist. You see, in traditional French Onion Soup, you make the soup and float a piece of crusty bread topped with cheese on top of it. And it’s delicious! This recipe is a little bit different, though. The bread, onions, and cheese are in grilled panini form. The (faux) beef broth is served on the side and you dip your sandwich into it. As you eat your panini, bits of onion, cheese, and bread fall into the broth so when you’ve finished off your sandwich, you have a little bowl of French Onion bliss waiting for you. So is it a little confusing? Maybe. But it’s really good, I promise! My husband, who isn’t a huge fan of grilled cheese sandwiches, was really surprised how much these captured the flavor of French Onion Soup. As for […]

Recipe | Thai Red Curry Soup

January 18 2019 Oh My Veggies 

It’s Soup Week on Oh My Veggies! Now, before you get all impressed, you should know that the reason this week is Soup Week is because I’ve spent the past two weeks sick and I haven’t wanted to eat much other than soup. So this is less about me being an amazing, creative food blogger and more about me being having a raging cold. But anyway, Soup Week! Yay! My favorite local Thai restaurant serves the most delicious Thai Red Curry Soup with their lunch specials. Like most lunch special soups, there’s not much to it–broth and usually 4-5 cubes of tofu, about the same number of sliced mushrooms, and a scant teaspoon of thinly sliced scallions. But that’s okay, because the best part is the broth anyway. It’s a little bit spicy, a tiny bit sweet, and incredibly fragrant from the combination of coconut milk and red curry paste. I’ve made a soup similar to this with summer veggies and green curry paste in the past, and I thought I could switch out the green curry with red and I’d get something pretty close to the Thai restaurant Red Curry Soup. It was really close, but the missing piece […]

Stovetop Pesto Mac (+ Everything I Know About Making Mac & Cheese)

January 14 2019 Oh My Veggies 

January is a funny month. We’re all motivated to lose weight and get healthy and eat light foods. But the weather is gray and cold and makes us want casseroles and mac & cheese and hot chocolate. I’ve posted some lighter recipes in the past two weeks, but now it’s time for Pesto Mac. Cheesy, carb-y Pesto Mac. Yes, the same Pesto Mac I put in my What I Ate This Week last month. Except it’s not the same, because that version was a disaster. I didn’t measure my ingredients when I was making the sauce and it turned out way way WAAAAY too thick. Oops! But now I’ve perfected the recipe. And between working on this Pesto Mac and another mac & cheese recipe for a project I’m doing, I’ve learned a lot about making macaroni & cheese. Like: Add veggies to make your mac & cheese go further. Broccoli is probably the most obvious vegetable to add. (They even sell boxed mac & cheese with little bits of dehydrated broccoli!) I also really like adding mushrooms, greens (like kale or spinach), roasted jalapenos or poblanos, cauliflower... anything that goes with the cheese you’re using, really. I mentioned this […]

How To Make Banana Fruit Leather (without a dehydrator!)

January 11 2019 Oh My Veggies 

So I’ve made Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather. And then I made Mango Fruit Roll-Ups. But I’m not going to rest on my delicious fruit snack laurels! No! I’ve been floating around ideas and trying to think of something that would work during winter and then it hit me: banana fruit leather. So I made it and it was good. And then I made it again and it was still good. Good enough to share, in fact. Here’s how to make banana fruit leather without a dehydrator: Before you start, you will need 4 ripe bananas. You’ll need to pre-heat your oven to 175?F and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. (Don’t spray on too much–you don’t want oily banana fruit leather.) Peel your bananas and cut them into large chunks. Now you need to puree your bananas. I like using an immersion blender, but a food processor or regular blender is fine. Make sure there are no large banana pieces. It needs to be smooth! Try not to eat the puree. It’s delicious! It’s almost like banana pudding. (Okay, not really. But I try to convince myself it is.) Pour the puree onto your greased baking sheet. Hopefully […]

15 Basic Recipes Every Vegetarian Should Master

January 7 2019 Oh My Veggies 

As a long-time vegetarian, there are some recipes that I find myself going back to again and again. I love making new things, but there’s something to be said for those tried-and-true meal ideas too. Because it’s January and a lot of people are cutting down on (or giving up!) meat for the New Year, I’ve decided to compile these dishes here. These are 15 basic recipes that I think every vegetarian should master; you don’t have to master these exact recipes, but if you have a go-to burrito or veggie burger recipe under your belt, your life (well, at least your life at dinnertime) will be a lot easier! Recipe Title: Grilled Cheese Description: I stopped eating meat when I was 12, so there were a lot of grilled cheese lunches back then. While it’s hard to go wrong with the classic version, adding greens or veggies ups the nutrition a little bit, like in this Kale, Grilled Garlic, and Cheddar Panini from Panini Happy. Get Recipe Now!

Recipe | Chewy Chocolate Strawberry Cookies

December 31 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Does your grocery store put out samples? The ones I go to do and, really, it’s pretty ingenious on their part because I always end up buying things I wouldn’t have otherwise. I am just that impressionable. And this is how I ended up getting dried strawberries. I tried them and they were so yummy and chewy and strawberry-y that I had to get them. Even though they were $7 and look like rabbit poop. I usually don’t buy a lot of dried fruit because, although it’s healthy, it’s pretty dense when it comes to calories. A serving size is usually a quarter cup, which is meager. Meager! So what do I do with dried fruit? I bake with it. I really wouldn’t have bought these super expensive rabbit-poop looking dried strawberries if I hadn’t had the idea to use them in cookies. And not just any cookies–chewy chocolate strawberry cookies! (Yes, if you read my blog regularly, you might recognize most of this recipe from my Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies–hush! It’s not plagiarism if you’re stealing from yourself!) With the chocolate chips and strawberries, these are kind of reminiscent of chocolate covered strawberries. If you can’t find chewy […]

Recipe | Cranberry Chipotle Ketchup

December 28 2018 Oh My Veggies 

For the longest time, I used to pester my husband about the fact that he didn’t like ketchup. I just couldn’t wrap my mind around this. We would go out to breakfast at IHOP and while I would slather my hash browns in ketchup, he would pour maple syrup on them. Which, in my very humble opinion, is just not right. When we’d have fries, he would use barbecue or steak sauce on them–anything but ketchup. I nagged him and nagged him to give ketchup another shot and when he finally did, he admitted it wasn’t that bad. But he still wasn’t crazy about it and he still preferred maple syrup on his hash browns. When I saw a recipe for cranberry ketchup in Cooking Light, I decided that homemade ketchup would be the best way to get my husband fully onboard the ketchup train. Rather than using the ground red pepper suggested by the original recipe, I opted to add chipotle chiles instead. I keep these on hand in the freezer–when we buy a can of them, we puree them and freeze for future use. It’s a great way to add a little heat to whatever you’re cooking. Anyway, […]

Recipe | Peppermint Double Chocolate Ganache Cakes

December 24 2018 Oh My Veggies 

And so the chocolate peppermint recipes continue! Mostly because I still have candy canes. Although I love peppermint candy, I’m not really into the whole candy cane thing. They’re a little bit unwieldy and messy to eat. So the only thing I can really do with candy canes is bake yummy holiday treats with them. My hands are tied! I have no choice in the matter! I’ve posted some relatively light holiday desserts this month, but now it’s time for something decadent. We all need to indulge a little during this time of year, right? (Note that I didn’t say over-indulge.) The good thing about these mini-cakes is that they’re portion-controlled–and believe me, with two kinds of chocolate ganache involved, portion-control is a good thing. One is enough for anyone! (Oh, and if you have leftovers, these freeze quite nicely.) I wanted to make mini-cakes instead of one big ginormous cake–I figured I could either make a sheet cake and cut smaller circles out of it or use cupcake tins. I went the cupcake tin route and turned the finished cupcakes upside down (after shaving a little cake off the top so they’d stand flat). If you want to make […]

Baked Banana Wontons + (Optional!) Coconut Caramel Sauce

December 21 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Okay, so maybe desserts are the last thing you want to think about right now. I know! I totally get that! But one year I had banana wontons on New Year’s Eve and now I always associate them with the New Year. So this is my New Year’s recipe, posted a little bit in advance. The best thing about these wontons, aside from how flipping easy they are to make, is that it’s the kind of dessert that seems like it would be high in calories, but it’s totally not. Each wonton is only about 30 calories (depending on the brand of wonton wrappers you use), so a serving of four is completely doable as a dessert or snack. I used to make these by spraying them with my oil mister and while that works out well, I’ve found that brushing them with melted coconut oil is even better–they are thisclose to having the same crispy texture as deep-fried wontons. But since this is a New Year’s post, healthy banana wontons would be a wee bit disappointing, right? So if you want to go all out, I’ve included a vegan caramel sauce recipe too–a coconut caramel sauce recipe, to be […]

99 DIY Food Gifts for the Holidays

December 17 2018 Oh My Veggies 

I think it is safe to say we have officially entered last minute territory when it comes to Christmas gifts. If you still have shopping to do, you better do it soon! And oh, it will be awful. There will be lines. Screaming children. The things you need to buy will be sold out. But there is another way! You can make your own gifts. Everyone loves a homemade gift! (Well, maybe kids don’t. If you give your kids jars of Meyer lemon marmalade for Christmas, it will probably be something they tell their therapist about 20 years from now. Don’t give your kids homemade marmalade for Christmas.) And guess what? I have 100 DIY food gifts for the holidays in this post. One hundred! Starting with my own food gift idea, a Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix in a jar. This mix is easy to make, reasonably healthy, and the addition of mini chocolate chips makes it a crowd pleaser too. Pack it in mason jars, print out the labels below, and package it up with a bottle of maple syrup. And then instead of going to the mall, you can chill out at home in your pajamas […]

Recipe | Grasshopper Brownie Cookies

December 14 2018 Oh My Veggies 

I always make a few batches of cookies for the holidays, but it’s been several years since I did a lot of holiday baking. You know, the three-day baking marathons that leave you with flour in your hair and flecks of buttery sugar stuck to your face–that kind of holiday baking. But I am doing it this year! The last time I did this kind of holiday baking, I decided to make healthy cookies. Shockingly, healthy cookies do not go over very well with a crowd. So I am going all out this time. I left the grocery store last weekend with bags full of butter and chocolate chips of every variety. No whole wheat flour, no applesauce instead of butter. Not this year! And the first recipe I tackled is one I came up with myself: Grasshopper Brownie Cookies. I guess candy cane would be a wee bit more traditional for this time of year, but grasshopper brownies are one of my favorite desserts and I had the idea to make a sandwich cookie out of them. Chocolate ganache and minty cream are sandwiched between two chewy brownie cookies. I made them small because these little guys are rich. […]

Lasagna Style Soup

December 8 2018 Oh My Veggies 

This soup is surprising! When you take a perfect bite with a little bit of everything, it’s magic. It really tastes like lasagna, but it’s made in 30 minutes with a single saucepan. The lazy cook will be delighted!      

Pumpkin Bread

December 5 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Do you have pumpkin puree leftover from Thanksgiving that you don’t know what to do with? Or are you looking for a new recipe for homemade bread? Well, search no more! Here is a delicious recipe for pumpkin bread. This recipe makes two loaves. You can freeze one for another week! VARIATIONS: You can add nuts, dried fruits, etc. I also believe that the recipe would make good muffins.

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread

November 30 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Back in the day, when I was all anti-establishment and down with the man, I would have never found myself partaking in Black Friday madness. But this year, I’m counting down the days to Black Friday because we need a new couch. Couches are expensive! Sales on couches are good! Do you know what four cats can do to a cheap couch in three years? Terrible things. Oh, the horror. (Cats: This is why we can’t have nice things.) So yes, I’m doing the Black Friday thing this year. 20-year-old me would want to kick 32-year-old me in the shin. One thing I won’t be doing the day after Thanksgiving is eating leftovers because, since it’s just the two of us for Thanksgiving this year, I decided not to make a big dinner. Sad, right?! Now that we live several states away, it seems silly to go home for Thanksgiving and then go back a month later for Christmas, so we’re opting for Christmas this year. But if you do happen to have Thanksgiving dinner leftovers, save some cranberry sauce to make this Leftover Cranberry Sauce Bread. Yes! You put the sauce in the bread! It has to be the […]

9 Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

November 23 2018 Oh My Veggies 

As I mentioned yesterday, this was the first Thanksgiving that I cooked myself. And it was my first time making cranberry sauce. And we have lots of cranberry sauce left over. LOTS! So much, in fact, that I’ve (desperately) started trying to think of different ways to use leftover cranberry sauce. Sure, we could just eat it as is, but how much fun is that? (Answer: Not very.) Cranberry-Glazed Brussels Sprouts: Roast some brussels sprouts and toss with a little bit of your leftover cranberry sauce. We had this over the weekend and it was a nice, easy side. (I’ve also done this with roasted winter squash too.) Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwiches: Why not, right? And no, this doesn’t have to be a gross, sloppy mess. Check out this Turkey Cranberry Panini on Following in My Shoes. I had planned on making these with any leftover Field Roast that we had, but we didn’t end up having any left. Next year! Cranberry Flavored Cream Cheese: Mix a little cranberry sauce into some plain cream cheese for a deliciously different bagel topping. Cranberry Muffins: Stir some cranberry sauce into your favorite muffin or quick bread recipe. Cranberry Orange Popsicles: Ever since buying […]

Brown Rice and Apples Salad

November 14 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Here’s a super-simple and delicious recipe that will give you an incredible boost of energy. During winter, it may be less attractive to cook a cold salad as dinner. However, this recipe is comforting, even during the cold days of winter. Its quick to make and can easily be doubled or even tripled!

Squash Creamy Soup

November 10 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Its the season for soup! Nothing is better than a warm bowl full of a hot liquid, unctuous and comforting to face the cold weather that’s settling in. The preparation of this recipe is simple, and the taste is soft and rustic.

Brussels Sprouts Pasta

November 7 2018 Oh My Veggies 

These pastas are a nice surprise! The mix of flavour is so delicious--it’s to die for! Brussel sprouts, pasta, and cream--what more can one ask for in life? Try it and treat yourself!

Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes

November 2 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Wow, it’s November! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was complaining about summer ending. And now we’re smack-dab in the middle of fall. Fall! When everything is pumpkin flavored! Fall! When The Real Housewives of Atlanta is back on TV! Fall! When sweet potatoes are plentiful! So I decided to come up with a delicious sweet potato recipe for you. I thought to myself, “Hey! It’s fall! And I haven’t posted any sweet potato recipes yet this season!” Then while I was editing the photos for this post, I realized: oh, I did sweet potato gnocchi last week. I did do a sweet potato recipe this season. Oops. I guess since it was pasta, somehow it didn’t feel like a sweet potato recipe. Or something. But that’s okay, right? Because we can all use easy side dish ideas and that’s exactly what this Apple Cider Glazed Sweet Potatoes recipe is–easy! The potatoes are roasted in the oven until they’re tender and then glazed with an apple cider reduction. Simple! Back on the subject of fall, are you following my Fall Recipes board on Pinterest? I’m collecting all kinds of tasty fall foods there.

Roasted Poblano Mac & Cheese

October 29 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Every year that I grow peppers, the same thing happens. The whole summer will pass by and I’ll get one or two peppers from each plant. I’m disappointed, wondering what I did wrong, and I vow that I will never (never!) grow peppers again. Then fall starts and suddenly my pepper plants shoot up a foot or so and dozens of peppers appear overnight. Or, at least it seems like it’s overnight. Why does this happen?! Aren’t peppers supposed to love hot weather? Mine seem to prefer brisk mornings and rainy gray afternoons. After spending some time in the garden last weekend, I realized that I had a problem on my hands–what the heck was I going to do with all the poblano peppers that were ready to harvest at the same time? I have a lot of sweet peppers too, but those are a little bit easier. With hot peppers, you can’t throw them all in a stir-fry or pile them onto a pizza. (Well, maybe you can, but I can’t! I like spicy, but not that spicy.) My favorite way to use poblano peppers is in my Fresh Corn, Poblano, & Cheddar Pizza, but with corn out of […]

Best Vegetarian Arthritis Supplements for Effective Treatment and Pain Relief

October 25 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Arthritis is a difficult and debilitating condition. This joint disease comes in many forms and each of them puts significant limitations on your lifestyle. There are numerous medical treatments with varying level of effectiveness, but making some changes in your dietary habits can also help. A common piece of advice for vegetarians with arthritis is to start increasing their omega-3 fatty acid intake. Unfortunately, simple tweaks in your diet can only take you so far when you are battling arthritis. If you dont want to take medication that can have an adverse effect on your other organs, the best treatment would be to take natural vegetarian arthritis supplements. Here you will learn more about some of the best vegetarian arthritis supplements that can truly help your ailment. 1. SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) Similar to some other arthritis supplements, SAM-e is an effective pain reliever that can also reduce joint inflammation characteristic to arthritis. Besides the analgesic properties, this supplement also promotes cartilage growth to relieve other arthritis symptoms. On top of that, SAM-e affects serotonin, a neurotransmitter in your brain, to reduce the amount of pain you feel. SAM-e is a non-steroidal supplement, which means that there are fewer negative effects and […]

If I Eat Vegetarian, How Do I Get Enough Protein? The Question Bothering Novice Vegetarians

October 23 2018 Oh My Veggies 

A healthy vegetarian diet, or any other diet for that matter, is impossible without a sufficient protein intake. To get a more complete picture, you should imagine proteins as building blocks of your organism. These macronutrients are responsible for most of the chemicals in your body as well as muscle, skin, bones, and blood. There is a common, albeit wrong, belief that a vegetarian diet doesnt provide a sufficient amount of protein. If nutritionists got a dollar for each if I eat vegetarian, how do I get enough protein? they hear, they would all be super-rich. Getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet is surprisingly simple, if you follow certain rules. The choice to become a vegetarian actually entails that you have to be well-informed about the foods you consume. If I Eat Vegetarian, How Do I Get Enough Protein? - When Enough Is Enough As a vegetarian, you probably already know that proteins grow on other living things besides those that run, fly, or lazily lounge around their sty. Some vegetarian foods are an equally efficient source of protein as the above-mentioned creatures. However, this still doesnt bring you any closer to knowing how to get the right quantities […]

Best Vegetarian Junk Food for Daring Plant Eaters

October 21 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Believe it or not, vegetarians are not immune to the juicy tastes of junk food. To be perfectly honest, vegetarian junk food is not as junk as you might think. It still contains a bunch of healthy nutrients, even though the look, texture, and--in some cases--taste resemble classic junk foods. Vegetarian junk food options are almost endless. They range from famous restaurants’ takes on vegetarian and vegan junk food staples to simple junk food snack recipes. The following write-up showcases some of the best vegetarian junk food dishes. They are easy to prepare at home, so you can quench your vegetarian junk food craving. Vegetarian Junk Food Sandwiches In terms of the best vegetarian junk food, there is hardly a more palatable thing than a veggie junk food sandwich. Nailing just the right taste and juiciness that you get with their famous meat-based counterparts is not as difficult as it seems. The perfect veggie junk food sandwich does require some preparation and skill, but it is well worth the effort. 1.     Vegan McDonalds McChicken Sandwich This vegan junk food sandwich has the looks and taste that might fool even non-vegans. It features succulent chicken flavored seitan that you can prepare […]

Best Vegetarian Indian Cookbooks You Should Have in Your Kitchen

October 18 2018 Oh My Veggies 

As an aspiring vegetarian, you should definitely get ahold of an Indian cookbook or two. Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of delicious healthy recipes that might become a staple in your plant-based diet. This cuisine utilizes bunches of plants, herbs, and spices to create mouth-watering vegetarian goodies. Indian vegetarian cookbooks can also teach you some new cooking techniques. You will probably start mixing odd ingredients to create unique Indian-style flavors. However, choosing the right Indian cookbook that perfectly fits your vegetarian preferences might be tricky. To make your choice a bit easier, take a look at this list of the best vegetarian Indian cookbooks that can add just the right spice to your diet. Saffron Soul: Healthy Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India Among the best vegetarian Indian cookbooks, Saffron Soul by Mira Manek should be on top of your list. The lovely introduction traces the Manek family journey from India to London and gives the entire cookbook a special personal touch. However, the introduction is not the only personal touch this cookbook has to offer. Mira Manek provides a unique set of recipes that feature her own take on traditional Indian staples. Each recipe is a vegetarian interpretation of […]

Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake

October 15 2018 Oh My Veggies 

I wanted to create a cake that embraced the season and its rich flavors. Bold gingerbread, sweet pears, a little caramel sauce swizzled over the top to bring it all together. Something that would work well as a mid-morning snack cake alongside a perfectly brewed cup of coffee, but would also be well-received by all as a special occasion dessert (Thanksgiving, anyone?) Initially, I thought of a few go-to vegan baking ingredients. Flax eggs. Almond milk. Coconut oil. But then my mind turned to one of my very favorite cakes, a cake I enjoyed often growing up, a cake I had no idea was vegan until a few years ago. It’s a rich, moist chocolate number called Wacky Cake, though growing up, we called it Crazy Cake – and we always enjoyed it with a dollop of whipped cream. So much for being vegan. Wacky Cake was reportedly created during the Great Depression, when staples such as eggs and milk were in short supply. Enterprising cooks dreamed up a cake that utilized vinegar and baking soda instead, creating bubbles that help the cake to rise. I thought I’d borrow that naturally vegan cake’s formula for this gingerbread version. Other than omitting the […]

Apples and Carrot Soup

October 13 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Now that the weather is getting cooler, you can warm up with this excellent apples and carrot soup recipe. A good soup with deep and comforting flavors is easy and quick to prepare. Use some vegetables left in the bottom of your refrigerator to make this hot soup. That’s how this apples and carrot soup came to be! This soup has a quite thick consistency. If it is too thick for your taste, extend it with vegetable broth.

Cashew Butter vs Peanut Butter – Is There a Winner to This Battle?

October 11 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Vegans and vegetarians simply love their nut butter, and they have been debating long and hard about which nut butter is the healthiest and most nutritious. The central debate usually revolves around cashew butter vs peanut butter--though almond butter sometimes pops up in the debate as well. It might be disappointing to realize that there is no actual winner of the cashew butter vs peanut butter battle. Each tasty spread comes with its fair share of unique benefits and nutritional properties. The choice ultimately boils down to your own personal preference. Peanut Butter For most Americans--vegan and non-vegan--peanut butter is much more than just a tasty spread to put on their sandwich. Since Dr. Kellogg introduced the first batch more than a century ago, peanut butter has risen to the status of a cultural food icon. On top of that, the National Peanut Board helps ensure that there is plenty of healthy, allergy-free peanut butter for future generations. Peanut Butter Nutrition Unfortunately, the popularity of peanut butter has little to do with its nutritional benefits. Still, it is worth stressing that peanut butter can be very beneficial for your plant-based eating habits. Peanut butter mostly consists of healthy unsaturated fats […]

How Can You Eat Raw Corn? Simple Tips and Tricks

October 9 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Corn, also known as maize, is one of the main staples of any diet--vegan, vegetarian, or omnivore. This ubiquitous cereal also comes with more than a few nutritional benefits. It is rich in potassium, iron, and contains 3,27g of protein per 100g. On top of that, corn is an excellent source of energy because 100g of kernels have about 86 calories. These characteristics make it an excellent choice for a vegan or vegetarian diet. There are many different ways to consume corn. It can be cooked, grilled, or ground into tasty tortilla flour. However, if youre wondering if you can eat raw corn, here are some things you should know. Can You Eat Raw Corn? The Simple Answer If you grew up in the city, eating raw corn might not have been something you enjoyed as a kid. Yet those who grew up on a farm, especially in the Midwest, know well how tasty corn straight from the cob can be. However, you dont just go out and munch down on any corn that you can find. There are two varieties of corn and one is perfectly suitable for eating raw while the other isnt. Sweet corn is the variety […]

Everything You Should Know About Building Muscle While Eating Vegetarian

October 7 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Contrary to popular belief, it is actually possible to gain muscle while on a vegetarian diet. Many people still think that the supposed lack of protein in a vegetarian diet does not allow for sufficient results in the gym. However, this is nowhere near the truth. Whether youre eating meat or not, building muscle involves a strict dietary regimen designed to optimize the quantities of the nutrients your body requires. Your diet should include minerals, fiber, vitamins, and of course protein to ensure you get the desired results. Similar to non-vegetarian fitness enthusiasts, vegetarian gym goers need to follow a prescribed dietary regime and have a good understanding of their body. If you optimize your diet, you shouldnt have any problems building muscle while eating vegetarian. Types of Vegetarians There are four different vegetarian categories and each involves different dietary habits. It is important to have a clear understanding of which category you belong to because it can largely determine your gym diet. All vegetarians can generally be classified into the following four categories: Pescetarians, who eat fish Lacto-ovo vegetarians, who eat dairy and eggs Lacto-vegetarians, who eat dairy products Vegans, who are solely on a plant-based diet There is […]

A Guide to Fall Produce

October 5 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Apples and pumpkins get all the love and attention every fall, but what about beets? And turnips? Won’t someone please think about the turnips?! If you’re not sure what’s in season during fall, this guide is for you–not only does it list what’s in season, it also contains buying and storage tips, cooking suggestions, and recipe ideas. It’s everything you need to conquer fall cooking! And if you still need more ideas, click on over to my list of fall-inspired recipes from Oh My Veggies. Apples Peak Season: September-October Buying Tips: Apples should be firm, without blemishes or bruises. Storage: Store apples in a cool place or in your refrigerator. Because apples release gases that can cause other produce to overripen, they should be kept in a separate drawer in the fridge. Preparation & Cooking: The skin is the healthiest part of the apple, so keep them unpeeled when possible for the maximum benefit. Apples can be made into sauces, diced and added to salads, and baked into sweet treats like pies, muffins, and tarts. Different apples are better suited for different uses, so try to get the specific type of apple that your recipe calls for. Apples start browning […]

Corn Salad

September 26 2018 Oh My Veggies 

It’s time to prepare salad for lunches, so if you are looking for a quick and savory salad to try, this is it!! Light and full of flavor, I guarantee that this will be a success not just for your lunches but for your next family party, especially if you are a fan of corn. Prep time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients Vinaigrette 3 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp chopped flat parsley 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/­­2 tsp dried oregano Salad 1 cup of cherry tomatoes 1 English cucumber, cubed 180 ml (3/­­4 cup) diced feta cheese 125 mL (1/­­2 cup) of green onion Instructions In a bowl combine all the ingredients of the vinaigrette and whisk together. Add the salad ingredients and mix well. Put the salad in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Best Vegetarian Restaurants - Denver

September 23 2018 Oh My Veggies 

Denver may be known for its game meat and deep fried Rocky Mountain oysters, but its culinary culture has a lot more to offer. There is also a strong Mexican culinary influence, which has sparked a minor revolution in terms of food diversity. If beef or game is not your thing, you should check out some of the best vegetarian restaurants Denver offers and give their delicious alternatives a try. Root Down The menu at Root Down is one of the most varied you are likely to see. Not only does the place have specific listings for brunch, dinner, and dessert, but it also has a special section for kids. Making the young ones eat their veggies isnt always easy, but a country fried tofu at Root Down might be just the meal for your picky kid. Theres a nice balance between fresh and raw selections and traditional deep fried meals. Youll find vegetarian soups like the carrot and Thai red curry, or you can order some spicy veggie burger sliders. Beet Box Denver Is it a bakery? Is it a restaurant? It doesnt matter. The important thing is that Beet Box Denver is an awesome vegetarian food joint. If […]

Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos

September 21 2018 Oh My Veggies 

For better or worse (often for worse), I am an idea person. Not really in an inspiring, visionary type of way. More in a “Hey, I have an idea! I’m going to glue Japanese candy wrappers to a piece of cardboard and frame it!” kind of way. I’m less Steve Jobs, more lady on Hoarders who saves empty yogurt containers to make Christmas ornaments. I have ideas! Lots of ideas! For a while, I wanted to start a second blog, for desserts, called Oh My Pants. But then I realized that the fact that I don’t bake much might get in the way and really, I just wanted a blog called Oh My Pants. So then I came up with another idea. I’d start a blog called Oh My House. We’d buy a house (bonus points if it was a former crack house or brothel–hello, interesting backstory!), renovate it, decorate it, and blog about it. Oh sure, the domain might have been taken, but I had the house picked out and everything! Except that there are eleventy billion home reno blogs out there right now. And we can’t buy a new house 2 years after moving into this one. Also, […]

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

September 19 2018 Oh My Veggies 

These muffins will bring happiness to the young and old. When I first tasted it, I was reminded of the muffins that my grandmother cooked for me when I was little. Personally, I like it a lot when my muffins are golden brown; it gives a really delicious taste. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking: 25 minutes Total: 45 minutes Servings: 15 muffins Ingredients 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/­2 teaspoon salt 1/­4 teaspoon cinnamon 4 bananas peeled and pounded 3/­4 cups brown sugar 1/­4 cup melted coconut oil 1/­2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup blueberries Preparation Mix the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and the other ingredients in another bowl. Mix the dry ingredients gently with the wet ingredients, and mix until combined. Gently add the blueberries. Fill the muffin cups up to 3/­4 of the mold. Bake at 350° F until a toothpick comes out clean--about 25 minutes.

16 Healthy Homemade Vegetarian Snack Recipes

November 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Raise your hand if you’re a snackaholic!  I’m guessing I’m not the only one with my hand in the air right now ?  I’m a firm believer that snacks are vital to our diets and keep us going between meals.  They’re great for giving us energy, curbing our sweet tooth and preventing us from getting […]

Caramelized Onion Galette Recipe

November 21 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Are you one of those people who finds working with pastry and making tarts and pies stressful? If yes, have you ever tried making a galette? You should! Galette is just a fancy word for a rustic, free-form tart. That means when you roll out the pastry it can tear, be patched back together, make […]

19 Irresistible Vegan Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

November 17 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Mac and cheese is the universal comfort food. There is nothing quite like sitting down in your favorite pair of sweats and devouring an entire bowl. But did you know that mac and cheese doesn’t have to be filled with dairy? These recipes will have you drooling at first glance, and you’ll never know that […]

Curried Tofu Hash with Cilantro Fried Rice

November 16 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Fried tofu is one of my favorite vegetarian meal options, but I pretty much always do the same thing with it; I cut it into either slices or cubes. While there’s nothing wrong with that, I was recently quite intrigued when I came across a completely different way to prepare tofu: grate it on a box grater like […]

15 Recipes That Take Oatmeal to the Next Level

November 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Myriad oatmeal recipes are such greats way to start the day!  Oatmeal is packed with antioxidants, fiber and is excellent for lowering cholesterol.  You don’t have to be stuck eating a boring bowl of oatmeal for breakfast every morning though.  There are so many delicious ways to prepare it, from overnight oats to baked oatmeal, […]

12 Delicious Millet Recipes You Need to Try

November 7 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Millet recipes are naturally gluten-free grains cooked that are actually quite versatile. Mildly nutty in flavor, it can be prepared a number of ways.

15 Crave-Worthy Pound Cake Recipes

November 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Pound cake is the ultimate comfort dessert, and every home chef needs to have a few pound cake recipes on hand. Traditionally pound cakes are made with flour, butter, sugar and eggs but there are so many unique flavor variations like lemon, almond, orange, strawberry as well as ingredient substitutes so vegans can enjoy pound cakes […]

Quinoa Carrot Cake Muffins

October 23 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Quinoa adds bulk and texture, while carrots and spices add flavor to these healthy carrot cake muffins.

15 Scrumptious Ways to Make Vegetarian Fried Rice

October 16 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With some precooked rice and a few trimmings, a vegetarian fried rice dinner can be ready in minutes. Here are 15 scrumptious recipes to try.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Eggplant Curry, Sweet Potato Pizza & Sage Polenta Bowls

October 13 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: eggplant lentil curry, sweet potato pizza, and sage falafel bowls with Brussels sprouts & wild mushrooms.

18 Vegetarian One-Pot Pasta Recipes for Busy Weeknights

October 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

One pot pasta is the ultimate easy weeknight dinner, and there are lots of delicious ways to make it! Here are 18 of our favorite recipes to try.

11 Cozy Coffee Drinks You Need to Make This Fall

October 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

From cinnamon-spiced to gingerbread-spiked, these creative coffee drinks are sure to keep you warm and cozy this fall.

17 Delicious Vegetarian Dinners You Can Make with a Tube of Polenta

October 9 2017 Oh My Veggies 

An easy vegetarian dinner is never far when theres tube of polenta on hand. Here are 17 of our favorite polenta recipes.

How to Make Paneer

October 7 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Paneer makes a delicious addition to Indian curries and stews, but it can be tough to find. Good news: paneer is really easy to make. Heres how!

Vegan Meal Plan | Coconut Curry Soup, Falafel Burgers & Autumn Nourish Bowls

October 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: coconut curry soup with sweet potato noodles, chickpeas in spicy smoked tomato sauce with penne; one-pot curried quinoa with butternut squash and chickpeas; turmeric falafel burgers; and autumn nourish bowls.

Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet

October 5 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Beets add nutrition, flavor, and a burst of vibrant color to this delicious vegan sorbet.

Vegan Snickerdoodles

October 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With a perfectly sweet vanilla flavor, soft bite, and a coating of cinnamon sugar, these vegan snickerdoodles are hard to resist.

16 of the Best Vegetarian Options at Disney World

September 29 2017 Oh My Veggies 

When it comes to meatless dining, Disney has plenty of dishes to choose from. Here are 16 of the best vegetarian options as Disney World!

15 Delicious Minestrone Soup Recipes

September 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With veggies and pasta in tomato broth, there is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of minestrone soup! Here are 15 delicious recipes to try.

13 Drool-Worthy Macaron Recipes

September 27 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With a light meringue shell and cream filling, a freshly baked macaron is hard to resist! Here are 13 of our favorite macaron recipes to try.

32 Creative Spaghetti Squash Recipes

September 25 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Spaghetti squash is more than just a stand in for noodles. Proof: these 32 creative and delicious spaghetti squash recipes!

Injera with Cilantro Mango Chutney

September 24 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This spongy Ethiopian injera flatbread is perfect served alongside cozy stews, or as a snack with spicy cilantro mango chutney.

25 Vegetarian Mason Jar Meals to Help You Win at Lunch

September 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

When it comes to packing lunches that are both delicious and healthy, mason jars are your best friend. Here are 25 of our favorite mason jar meals.

Kale Quiche with Cherry Tomatoes, Corn & Sharp Cheddar

September 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This veggie-packed kale quiche makes a delicious vegetarian lunch, dinner, or savory breakfast.

Vegan Meal Plan | Summer Socca, Cauliflower Scampi & Barbecue Tofu

September 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: summer socca with lemon basil yogurt dressing; Thai red curry with peppers and cashews; cauliflower scampi with garlic white wine sauce; barbecue tofu bowls; and cauliflower risotto.

21 Mind-Blowing Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes

September 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Filled with gooey, cheesy deliciousness, there isnt much that tops a piping hot grilled cheese sandwich, except maybe a grilled cheese with the works! Here are 21 of our favorites.

20 of the Best Vegetarian Meals for Meateaters

September 5 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Think going vegetarian means sacrificing flavor and satisfaction? These recipes prove otherwise. Here are 20 of the best vegetarian meals for meateaters.

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

September 3 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This velvety vegan tomato soup is packed with the flavors of roasted garlic, fire roasted tomatoes, and a touch of creamy coconut milk.

15 Creative Pesto Recipes You Need to Try

September 1 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Pesto is a sure-fire way to add flavor to savory dishes, and while classic pesto is great, there are lots of delicious variations to try. Here are 15 of our favorites.

20 Best Vegetarian and Gluten-Free Recipes to Make For Dinner

August 31 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Ditching both gluten and meat? That can make meal planning tough! Thats why weve rounded up 20 of the best vegetarian and gluten-free recipes to make for dinner!

Vegan Slow Cooker Pinto Bean Enchiladas

August 30 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These pinto bean and corn stuffed enchiladas can be assembled in minutes and cook up easy and hands free in the slow cooker.

18 Zucchini Bread Recipes Everyone Will Love

August 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Got an abundance of zucchini? Bake it into a loaf of sweet, tender zucchini bread! Here are 18 of our favorite recipes to help you use your stash.

17 Delicious Deviled Egg Recipes

August 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Deviled eggs are a guaranteed hit at any gathering, and while plain deviled eggs are great, theres plenty of room to get creative! Here are 17 of our favorite deviled egg recipes.

16 Vegetarian Crock Pot Freezer Meals

August 9 2017 Oh My Veggies 

When it comes to convenience, you cant beat a meal thats both freezer and slow cooker friendly! Thats why weve rounded up 16 of our favorite vegetarian Crock Pot freezer meals.

Baked Pumpkin with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cheese

August 7 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Last year I came upon a recipe for a baked pumpkin stuffed with bread, bacon, and cheese on Pinterest. I immediately made a mental note because I knew that, with a little bit of tweaking (and a lot less bacon), it would be a perfect vegetarian main dish for a holiday dinner. And with Christmas right […]

15 Fluffy Pancake Recipes Everyone Will Love

August 7 2017 Oh My Veggies 

A big stack of pancakes is just about the most delicious way you can start your day. Here are 15 of our favorite fluffy pancake recipes.

How to Make Pizza Dough

August 5 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Making your own pizza dough is easier than you think! Follow our step-by-step tutorial to find out how its done.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Polenta Kabobs, Chickpea Salad & Ratatouille Crepes

August 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: polenta, veggie and halloumi kabobs; Mediterranean pesto chickpea salad sandwiches; ratatouille crepes; kale and white bean tortilla; and socca with sautéed chard and Parmesan.

16 Refreshing Margarita Recipes to Cool You Down This Summer

August 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

When it comes to summer cocktails, an ice-cold margarita cant be beat! Here are 16 of our favorite margarita recipes to keep you cool and refreshed.

15 of the Best Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

August 1 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Too hot to turn on the oven? Time to get grilling! Here are 15 of our favorite vegetarian grilling recipes.

16 Delicious Frozen Pops Everyone Will Love

July 29 2017 Oh My Veggies 

There’s nothing quite like an ice cold frozen pop to cool you down on hot summer days. Most store-bought pops are loaded with sugar and artificial flavors though, and they can be a bit boring in the flavor department. Good thing it’s super easy to make your own frozen pops at home! Grab yourself a […]

Cedar Plank Grilled Tofu with Cherry Salsa

July 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These marinated tofu slabs are grilled to smoky perfection on cedar planks and served with fresh salsa made from juicy summer cherries.

Berry Frozen Yogurt

July 23 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Just 4 ingredients are all it takes to make this rich and creamy mixed berry frozen yogurt.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Corn and Zucchini Galette, Stuffed Miso Eggplant & Skillet Lasagna

July 21 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal includes: corn and zucchini galette; stuffed miso eggplant; summer vegetable skillet lasagna; potato, green bean, and goat cheese breakfast skillet; and Korean barbecue tofu bowls with stir-fried veggies and quinoa.

A Nutritionist’s Tips for Summer Hydration

July 18 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Its hot outside! Stay hydrated with these tips from our nutritionist.

Vegan Meal Plan | Banh Mi Sandwiches, Tofu Lettuce Wraps & Zucchini Boats

July 14 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: grilled veggie banh mi sandwiches; pasta with cilantro jalape?o pesto, fresh corn & tomatoes; grilled teriyaki tofu lettuce wraps with creamy sesame dressing; vegan zucchini taco boats; and crispy black pepper tofu.

Chipotle Baked Tofu & Plantain Burritos

July 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Pan-fried plantain slices and smoky chipotle baked tofu are stuffed into warm tortillas to make these sweet and spicy vegan burritos.

A Guide to Non-Dairy Milks

July 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Which non-dairy milks are best for drinking? What about baking? Our guide to non-dairy milks will help you pick the type that best suits your needs.

BBQ Pulled Mushroom Sandwiches

July 5 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Thinly sliced cremini mushrooms are simmered in tangy barbecue sauce and stuffed into buns to make these vegan pulled mushroom sandwiches.

Creamy Corn Pasta with Zucchini and Basil

July 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Fusilli pasta and summer veggies are dressed in velvety corn sauce to make this summery vegetarian dinner.

Vegan Meal Plan | Cauliflower Manchurian, Mexican Bowls & Cajun Pasta

June 30 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: baked cauliflower Manchurian; Mexican nourish bowls with lime dressing; Mediterranean tofu scramble; heat-free lentil and walnut tacos; and creamy vegan Cajun pasta.

Cauliflower Rice Sushi Bowls with Tofu

June 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Baked tofu, crisp veggies, and avocado slices are served atop a bed of cauliflower rice and drizzled in tamari dressing to make these light and healthy sushi bowls.

How to Make Banana Nice Cream

June 24 2017 Oh My Veggies 

You only need one ingredient to make a luscious (and healthy!) frozen treat! Heres our step my step method for making nice cream.

Fruit Kebabs with Chocolate Cream Dip

June 21 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These fruit kebabs are served up with a creamy cashew-based chocolate dip and are a perfect healthy sweet for summer gatherings.

Ratatouille Polenta Stacks

June 19 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With layers of grilled eggplant and polenta served over chunky veggie-packed stew, these ratatouille polenta stacks make for a light and fresh summer meal.

Ingredient Spotlight: Chickpea Flour

June 17 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Chickpea flour is the gluten-free, grain-free staple that belongs in your pantry. Heres what you can do with it!

Coconut Horchata

June 14 2017 Oh My Veggies 

The addition of light coconut milk makes this vegan horchata extra rich and creamy.

Open-Faced Falafel Burgers

June 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These healthy falafel burgers are made with a crispy panko coating, pan-fried until crisp and served over mini pitas with veggies and tahini sauce.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Veggie Burritos, Jamaican Jerk Burgers & Chickpea Stir-Fry

June 9 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: garden veggie freezer burritos; barbecue lentil bowls; Jamaican jerk veggie burgers; orange chickpea stir-fry; and smoked cheddar mac and cheese with bbq baked tofu.

Grilled Sweet Potato and Vegetable Sandwiches

June 5 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Try these easy grilled sweet potato, zucchini and red pepper vegetable sandwiches with herb yogurt sauce at your next summer party.

4 Ways to Make Tofu Irresistible

June 3 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Here are 4 of our favorite ways to cook up tofu so its totally irresistible.

Vegan Greek Salad with Tofu Feta

May 31 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This vegan Greek salad is made with crisp romaine lettuce tossed with fresh veggies and tofu feta cheese, all tossed in a tangy vinaigrette dressing.

Gluten Free Stuffing with Kale, Caramelized Onions, and Mushrooms

May 29 2017 Oh My Veggies 

I’ve never been much of a stuffing person. I don’t dislike it and I’ll eat it if it’s there, but I’ve never attempted to make it myself. I mean, what is stuffing but stale bread and broth? That’s like what they’d feed prisoners in the Middle Ages. And we’re supposed to look forward to this? […]

How to Make Almond Milk

May 27 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Making your own almond milk is easier than you think! Well show you how to do it with just two ingredients and a handful of steps.

My Veggie Kitchen: Lisa from Healthy Nibbles & Bits

May 25 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Today were chatting with Lisa from Healthy Nibbles & Bits about her favorite pantry items, cookbooks, and recipes.

Vegan Bruschetta (3 Ways!) with Creamy Cashew Cheese

May 23 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This vegan bruschetta is made with toasted baguette slices topped with creamy cashew cheese and your choice of three toppings.

Green Bean Curry from Saffron Soul

May 21 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Fresh green beans are simmered in Indian spices with juicy tomatoes to create this healthy vegan curry.

8 Recipes for Summer Squash Soup

May 18 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Summer squash are full of antioxidants! Lets explore the summer squash soup recipes that can be made with these nutrient-packed and flavorful foods.

14 Easy Vegetarian Stir-Fry Recipes for Busy Weeknights

May 16 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner? Here are 14 of our favorite vegetarian stir-fry recipes, all simple enough for busy weeknights.

Egg White Omelet with Seared Asparagus

May 15 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This egg white omelet makes for a delicious healthy breakfast thats low in calories but packed with flavor and protein.

Plant Protein: A Nutrition Q&A About Plant Protein

May 15 2017 Oh My Veggies 

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions when it comes to protein in vegetarian diets. Over the years, I’ve gotten quite a few emails from new vegetarians wondering how much protein they need and how to get it. Since I’m not a nutritionist, I’ve asked McKel to address some of these questions in her […]

How to Create the Ultimate Black Bean Burger

May 13 2017 Oh My Veggies 

It only takes a handful of simple ingredients and a few minutes to create the ultimate black bean burger. Our guide will show you how!

6 Vegetarian Items from ALDI to Fill a Picnic Basket

May 12 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Warm spring weather means its time for picnics. Fill your basket with these 6 delicious treats from ALDI.

Kale Smoothie: Try this Kale-Ginger Detox Smoothie

May 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Although I do a lot of experimenting with my smoothies - adding various fruits, veggies, cacao powder, nut butters, oats, spices, etc. - I cant seem to drag myself away from a simple kale smoothie with ginger and blueberries.

Simmer Sauces Make for a Quick Weeknight Meal

May 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Sometimes its not practical to make an entire meal from scratch. For me, the key to using convenience foods is to tweak them enough to make them taste like home-cooked meals. One recent discovery in my household is the humble jarred simmer sauce.

Chickpea & Tofu Thai Peanut Tacos

May 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These easy Thai-inspired tacos are stuffed with crispy slaw and a mix of tofu and chickpeas smothered in rich peanut sauce.

Saturday Six | Taco Bowls, Margarita Pops & Turmeric Cupcakes

May 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spicy quinoa taco bowls, creamy coconut margarita pops, and sweet pineapple turmeric cupcakes that are vegan and gluten free.

6 Ways to Increase the Flavor of Your Dishes

May 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

There are easy ways to bump up the flavor of your dishes without having to be a master chef or committing excessive time. These six tips will make your everyday dining more enjoyable with very little extra effort on your part.

Oh Yeah, I Totally Quit My Juice Cleanse

May 3 2017 Oh My Veggies 

You were probably expecting a triumphant post today about how amazing my juice cleanse was, but here I am writing about quitting. Because I am a quitting quitter who quits. I quit the juice cleanse. Which, honestly, kind of killed me a little bit. That cleanse was a lot of money. And aside from that, […]

Cornbread Pancakes

May 1 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These simple cornbread pancakes are light and tender, with a texture and flavor reminiscent of honey cornbread.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Mizuna Pasta, Greek Quesadillas & Firecracker Cauliflower

April 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: spring mizuna pea pasta; Greek chickpea quesadillas with homemade tzatziki; eggs Benedict with avocado and roasted pepper; asparagus flatbread with garlic cashew cream sauce; and firecracker cauliflower.

Spicy Korean Noodles & Tofu Meatballs

April 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Udon noodles are dressed in spicy sauce and served with savory tofu meatballs to make this flavor-packed Korean inspired meal.

Sweet Potato Cakes with Lime and Avocado

April 24 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These crispy sweet potato cakes are seasoned up with garlic, ginger and spicy chile peppers, and served with fresh cilantro, avocado and a squeeze of lime.

Saturday Six | Tempeh Bolognese, Buffalo Tofu Sliders & Chickpea Fudge

April 22 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including savory tempeh bolognese served atop crispy polenta cakes, spicy Buffalo tofu sliders, and vegan cookie dough fudge made from chickpeas.

7 Substitutes for Honey

April 20 2017 Oh My Veggies 

When opting to avoid honey, some may have trouble finding substitutes for honey that are suitable. Check out this extensive list of substitutes for honey.

Sports Nutrition for Vegetarians

April 18 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Whats the best way to fuel your workouts on a vegetarian diet? Our nutritionist shares her advice on sports nutrition for vegetarians.

Saturday Six | Stuffed Dates, Tex-Mex Lasagna & Vegan Egg Salad

April 15 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including sweet chocolate covered stuffed dates, spicy Tex-Mex lasagna, and vegan egg salad made from tofu.

Vegan Avocado Desserts You Won’t Believe

April 13 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Avocado addicts everywhere, rejoice! You can officially enjoy your favorite fruit (yes, the avocado is technically a fruit, not a vegetable) with every meal--including dessert!

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

April 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

I am not a rice hater! So please know that this post is not written out of rice haterism. Rice is delicious, healthy, and many cultures around the world have thrived on it for centuries. So you see, I have nothing but love for rice. But do you know what a serving of rice is... Read More »

Lightened Up Mac & Cheese

April 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This baked mac & cheese has all the creamy deliciousness of classic versions of the dish, but with fewer calories thanks to the addition of cauliflower and healthy chickpea pasta.

Saturday Six | Carrot Cake Cookies, Curried Shepherd’s Pie & Lemon Cheesecake Smoothie

April 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including sweet vegan carrot cake cookies, spicy curried vegan shepherds pie, and a lemon cheesecake smoothie with a secret healthy ingredient.

Why You Need Ashwagandha Stat

April 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Ashwagandha is a key herb used in the ancient Indian medical system, and its numerous health benefits are beginning to reach the eyes of science.

Mustard Green Pesto Pasta with Chickpeas & Crispy Panko Breadcrumbs

April 3 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This easy baked pasta is dressed in garlicky mustard green pesto and topped with a crispy panko breadcrumb topping.

Beet and Mixed Green Salad with Polenta Croutons and Goat Cheese

April 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty gluten-free salad includes mixed greens tossed with roasted beets, crispy polenta croutons and crumbled goat cheese.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | Sweet Potato Casserole, Thai Curry & Spring Vegetable Bowls

March 31 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: Mexican-inspired sweet potato casserole; Thai red curry with asparagus and tofu; roasted Yukon potato spring vegetable bowls; vegetarian Salisbury steak; and asparagus mushroom melts.

Thai Red Curry with Pineapple & Sweet Potatoes

March 29 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This sweet and savory Thai red curry is filled with sweet potato, bell pepper, cashews, and pineapple.

Mushroom Barley Pilaf

March 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty pilaf is made with tender barley and a savory mix of cremini and shiitake mushrooms.

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta

March 24 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Penne pasta is dressed in a creamy, dairy-free pesto sauce and served with veggies to make this cozy vegan dinner.

Eat These Foods for a Healthy Gut

March 23 2017 Oh My Veggies 

If you want a healthy gut for optimal wellness, add these foods to your weekly meal planning.

A Nutritionist’s Guide to Sweeteners

March 21 2017 Oh My Veggies 

From brown sugar to maple syrup to stevia, our nutritionist shares the details you need to know on the most popular sweeteners.

Saturday Six | Winter Rolls, Beet Cake & Tempura Asparagus

March 18 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including winter rolls stuffed with hearty veggies, beet cake with rich cream cheese frosting, and crispy tempura asparagus.

Tips for Eating Vegan on the Road

March 16 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Traveling is tiresome with time change, lack of sleep and more. Eating vegan on the road can make traveling even more exhausting, but it doesnt have to be!

Vegan Three-Bean Quinoa Chili

March 15 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty vegan three-bean chili is packed with spices, beans, veggies, and quinoa.

Savory Oatmeal with Fried Eggs, Asparagus and Tomatoes

March 12 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This savory oatmeal is made with creamy oats cooked in almond milk, and topped with fried eggs, asparagus spears and fresh tomatoes.

Vegan Meal Plan | 03.13.17

March 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: mee goreng with tofu and bok choy; jerk chickpea wraps with habanero aioli; red curry lentils & cauliflower; cheesy vegan potato leek soup; and vegan Cincinnati chili.

Gingered Brussels Sprout and Shiitake Pot Stickers

March 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These crispy pot stickers are filled with a gingery mixture of Brussels sprouts and shiitake mushrooms, and served up with a sweet soy dipping sauce.

Curried Parsnip Fries with Cilantro Hummus Dip

March 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These curried parsnip fries are baked (not fried!) until crispy and served with a creamy cilantro hummus dipping sauce.

Saturday Six | Winter Panzanella, Breakfast Tostadas & Vegan Lime Cheesecake

March 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including hearty winter panzanella made with root veggies, fruit-topped breakfast tostadas, and creamy vegan lime cheesecake.

Copper Kitchen Accessories to Elevate Your Space

March 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Besides how lovely a copper kitchen looks, there are some practical reasons to stock up on this trend too. Check out these copper kitchen accessories.

My Veggie Kitchen: Izzy from She Likes Food

February 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Take a peek inside the kitchen of Izzy from She Likes Food, and learn about her favorite pantry staples, cookbooks and recipes.

Pasta with Mushroom Bolognese Sauce

February 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Finely chopped mushrooms give both savory flavor and hearty texture to this easy and flavor-packed vegan pasta Bolognese.

Vegan Meal Plan | 02.27.17

February 24 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: crispy tofu sandwiches with ginger peanut sauce; barbecue lentil bowls; peanut ginger vegetable stir-fry; baked fried brown rice; and Jamaican chickpea stew.

Golden Milk Chia Pudding

February 22 2017 Oh My Veggies 

With warm spices, turmeric, and a mix of almond and coconut milk, this golden milk chia pudding makes for a great breakfast, snack or even dessert.

Spinach, Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

February 20 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These grilled cheese sandwiches are filled with spicy pepper jack, baby spinach, and a creamy mixture of roasted garlic and butternut squash.

Saturday Six | Miso Ramen, Thai Pizza & Cashew Pancakes

February 18 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including comforting miso ramen thats loaded with healthy greens, Thai tofu pizza smothered in peanut sauce, and fluffy gluten-free cashew pancakes.

A Guide to Plant-Based Calcium

February 16 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Concerned about maintaining healthy bones on a vegan or vegetarian diet? Our nutritionist shares her recommendations for getting adequate plant-based calcium.

Shake Up Your Resolutions with Burt’s Bees(TM) Plant-Based Protein Shakes

February 14 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Whether its eating healthier, fitness goals, or productivity, Burts Bees(TM) Plant-Based Protein Shakes will help you achieve your new years resolutions.

Baked Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Kale

February 12 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This easy vegetarian baked gnocchi is bursting with juicy cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and kale, topped off with mozzarella, and baked to bubbly perfection.

Vegan Meal Plan | 02.13.17

February 10 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: curried red lentil quinoa bowls with cilantro-mint chutney; beer battered tofu tacos with mango salsa; roasted vegetable power bowls; freezer-friendly vegetable enchiladas; and roasted broccoli and lemon pasta.

Orange Spice Chocolate Chip Muffins

February 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These vegan orange spice muffins are made with a base of oat flour and almond butter, and studded with dark chocolate chips.

Millet, Sweet Potato and Lentil Veggie Burgers

February 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Millet adds texture to these hearty burgers made with savory lentils and tender roasted sweet potatoes.

Saturday Six | Artichoke Pesto Pasta, Vegan Buffalo Chicken Dip & Grapefruit Blondies

February 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including artichoke pesto pasta with crispy chickpeas, spicy vegan Buffalo chicken dip, and zippy grapefruit blondies topped with cream cheese frosting.

Relationship Advice for Couples With Different Diets

February 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Follow this guide for couples with different diets to help transform your dinner routine from nightmarish to harmonious.

Cheesy Vegan Potato Leek Soup

January 30 2017 Oh My Veggies 

You wont miss the dairy in this ultra creamy, cheesy vegan potato leek soup.

Saturday Six | Goat Cheese Guacamole, Dal Chili & Cauliflower Hemp Alfredo

January 28 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including creamy goat cheese guacamole, Indian-spiced dal chili, and dairy-free Alfredo made from cauliflower and hemp seeds.

A Nutritionist’s Guide to Eating for Healthy Digestion

January 26 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Our nutritionist shares her top tips on what to eat for healthy digestion.

Mexican-Style Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust

January 23 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This satisfying and healthy pizza is made with a sweet potato crust thats piled high with spicy Mexican-inspired toppings.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | 01.23.17

January 20 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: slow cooker Thai sweet potato soup; vegetarian pasta carbonara with roasted butternut squash; quinoa risotto with roasted root vegetables; huevos rancheros enchiladas; and Buffalo cauliflower sandwiches with herbed mascarpone dip.

5 yoga poses you can do at your desk

January 19 2017 Oh My Veggies 

For the times you literally cant step away, weve got five yoga poses you can do right at your desk.

12 Crave-Worthy Falafel Recipes

January 17 2017 Oh My Veggies 

Homemade falafel is easy, delicious, and has the potential to be way healthier than takeout! Here are 12 our favorite falafel recipes.

Make & Freeze Quinoa Pancakes with Strawberry Compote

January 15 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These fluffy pancakes are made with a mixture of quinoa and whole wheat pastry flour, and served with a slightly sweet strawberry compote. The best part? Everything is freezer friendly!

Vegan Meal Plan | 01.16.17

January 13 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: tempeh hash with Brussels sprouts; veggie lo mein with pan-fried tofu; Swiss chard mushroom enchiladas; tempeh Bolognese; and butternut squash soup with crispy Brussels sprouts.

Tex-Mex Potato Skins with Pomegranate Salsa

January 11 2017 Oh My Veggies 

These delicious vegan potato skins are packed with Tex-Mex flavor and are perfect for a party snack or appetizer.

Kale Caesar Salad

January 8 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This healthy vegetarian spin on the classic Caesar salad features tender massaged kale leaves and rye bread croutons tossed in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | 01.09.17

January 6 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: Brussels sprout and sweet potato Israeli couscous salad; tortellini and kale soup; portabella mushroom cheesesteaks; pasta with thyme cream & zucchini noodles; and potato pizza with kale pesto.

Sustenance Stew from The Perfect Blend

January 4 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty stew is packed with veggies, sweet potato chunks, almond butter and ginger, served over cauliflower rice.

Quinoa Risotto with Roasted Root Vegetables

January 2 2017 Oh My Veggies 

This light yet comforting risotto is made with quinoa, goat cheese and lemon zest! Serve it topped with roasted root vegetables for a complete meal.

Vegan Meal Plan | 01.02.17

December 30 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: roasted vegetable sandwiches with creamy chimichurri spread; vegan fettuccine kalefredo; chipotle black bean & sweet potato chili; freezer friendly greens & tofu scramble wraps; and slow cooker vegetarian gumbo.

15 Vegetarian Holiday Appetizers

December 27 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Holiday parties call for delicious holiday snacks. Heres 15 of our favorite vegetarian holiday appetizer recipes to enjoy during this years festivities.

Saturday Six | Lentil Loaf, Peanut Butter Kisses & Gingerbread Granola

December 24 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including savory vegan lentil loaf, sweet dairy-free peanut butter kiss cookies, and granola that tastes like gingerbread.

Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts

December 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This comforting and creamy butternut squash soup is made with apple, carrot and coconut milk, and served with a topping of crispy maple roasted Brussels sprouts.

Browned Butter Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Oat-Pecan Granola

December 19 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Mashed sweet potatoes become holiday-worthy with the addition of browned butter and an easy stove-top granola.

Saturday Six | Mushroom Wellington, Vegan Quiche & Kimchi Reubens

December 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including savory puff pastry wrapped mushroom wellington, chickpea flour based vegan quiche, and spicy Korean inspired vegan Reuben sandwiches.

Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

December 14 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Thick roasted cauliflower slabs are smothered in porcini mushroom gravy to create this satisfying and umami-packed vegan main course.

Vegan Walnut & Butternut Squash Stuffed Shells

December 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These vegan stuffed shells are filled with a blend of cashew ricotta, butternut squash, and crunchy walnuts, baked up and served with creamy butternut squash sauce.

Vegan Meal Plan | 12.12.16

December 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegan meal plan includes: slow cooker Indian spiced chickpeas and potatoes; spaghetti allarrabbiata with mushrooms and bell peppers; Thai stuffed peppers, 5-ingredient black bean soup; and roasted vegetable and white bean hummus pizza.

Vegetarian Meal Plan | 12.05.16

December 2 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks vegetarian meal plan includes: one-pot spinach and artichoke pasta; delicata squash pita tostadas; spinach mushroom enchiladas; peanutty quinoa bowls; and chana masala stuffed sweet potatoes.

Maple-Miso Tempeh Cutlets

November 30 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These tempeh cutlets are braised in a savory mixture of herbs, maple syrup, and miso paste.

Saturday Six | Vegan Moussaka, Butternut Squash Pizza & Whole Roasted Cauliflower

November 26 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including comforting vegan Greek moussaka, hearty fall-inspired butternut squash pizza, and a holiday-worthy whole roasted cauliflower.

How to Make Coconut Oil Pie Crust

November 22 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make delicious, flaky coconut oil pie crust.

Saturday Six | Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Holiday Slaw & Autumn Rolls

November 19 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including two-ingredient sweet potato gnocchi, healthy holiday slaw and savory autumn rolls with creamy maple peanut dipping sauce.

Puff Pastry Mushroom Tart with Herbed Cashew Cheese

November 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This savory vegan tart is made with a flaky puff pastry crust, topped with a layer of creamy cashew cheese and mushrooms simmered in garlic and white wine.

Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Casserole

November 14 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This wild rice and mushroom casserole is made with a blend of raw cashews and almond milk, so its rich, creamy and totally dairy-free.

Setting Up Your Kitchen to Eat More Meals at Home

November 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

The verdict is in, and meals at home are officially the champs when it comes to eating healthy.

Ingredient Spotlight: Blackstrap Molasses

November 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Heres everything you need to know to get cooking with blackstrap molasses.

Rosemary Panko Acorn Squash

November 7 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Maple glazed acorn squash wedges are sprinkled with a rosemary panko mixture and baked to melt-in-your-mouth perfection to make this healthy holiday side.

How I Prep & Cook a Week’s Worth of Dinners on a Sunday Afternoon

November 4 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Weeknight dinners can be a breeze with a little bit of planning.

9 More Everyday Superfoods

November 2 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Looking to add more superfoods to your diet? Yet again, theres no need to take a trip to the health food store or spend a small fortune on powders and roots from thousands of miles away. Just rifle through your cupboards -- you may already have a pantry full of superfoods. Here are nine more... Read More »

Apple Ginger Steel-Cut Oats

October 31 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Juicy apple chunks are simmered up in a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon, then served atop ginger-infused steel cut oats to make this warming and healthy fall breakfast.

Crispy Carrot Fries from Martha Stewart’s Vegetables

October 27 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Your whole family will love these cheesy carrot fries, baked to crispy perfection, from Martha Stewarts new cookbook.

8 Vegetarian Gravy Recipes to Get You Ready for Thanksgiving

October 25 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Because mashed potatoes just arent the same without gravy.

Cider Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

October 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Brussels sprouts are coated up in a sweet maple-cider glaze and roasted up to tender perfection to make this flavorful and festive fall side dish.

Ingredient Spotlight: Aquafaba (+ 21 Amazing Aquafaba Recipes)

October 19 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Aquafaba is a game-changer for vegan baking. Who knew the liquid in canned chickpeas could do so much?!

My Veggie Kitchen (In Progress)

October 18 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Take a peak inside our editors kitchen.

5 Nutritionist-Approved Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings

October 5 2016 Oh My Veggies 

October is a month full of temptation, but these tips will help you stay in control.

15 vegan pumpkin recipes to get a jump on autumn

October 3 2016 Oh My Veggies 

From breakfast to dessert, these vegan pumpkin recipes will have you covered!

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

September 29 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This pesto is free of dairy and nuts, but its still packed with flavor.

15 Vegetarian Ways to Stuff Winter Squash

September 27 2016 Oh My Veggies 

From butternut to spaghetti, were sharing some of our favorite vegetarian stuffed squash recipes.

Saturday Six | Portobello Pitas, Tofu Nuggets & Pumpkin Donuts

September 24 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spicy blackened portobello pitas, crispy almond-crusted tofu nuggets and sweet chocolate drizzled pumpkin donuts.

15 Vegan Quick Breads Everyone Will Love (Not Just Vegans!)

September 20 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Think swapping out dairy and eggs results in disappointing baked goods? Think again!

Why Ahiflower May Replace Flax Seed Oil for Vegetarians and Vegans

September 19 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Today, Id like to introduce you to Ahiflower. When I scheduled a call with the folks from Ahiflower about advertising with us, Ill admit to expecting something a little less exciting. Ahiflower is a new source of your daily omega-3 fatty acids, which we know most of us can use. Having only been vegetarian a... Read More »

Saturday Six | Queso Hummus, Cauliflower Sloppy Joes & Pumpkin Waffles

September 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spicy queso-flavored hummus, sloppy Joes with sneaky veggies, and totally vegan, totally flourless pumpkin waffles.

Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Apple-Radish Slaw

September 15 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These vegan tacos with spiced roasted chickpeas, hummus and a crunchy apple-radish slaw are the perfect dinner for busy weeknights!

Make & Freeze Quinoa Chickpea Meatballs

September 12 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These protein-packed meatballs can be made in advance and frozen for later. Who needs takeout when you have a homemade dinner in the freezer?!

Video: Walnut butter oatmeal is everything right with mornings

September 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Ditch the dairy for nut butter for a sweet start to your morning. Your go-to breakfast just got better!

5 Nutritionist-Approved Tips For Packing Lunches

September 7 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Whether youre packing them for school or work, putting together lunches can be a drag, but these tips make it a little less painful.

Saturday Six | Bahn Mi Sliders, White Bean Alfredo & Peach Waffles

September 3 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including grilled eggplant bahn mi sliders, creamy white bean zucchini noodle Alfredo, and vegan waffles featuring juicy summer peaches.

Golden French Lentil Stew from Oh She Glows Every Day

September 1 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty, healthy stew will keep you warm and satisfied on even the chilliest fall nights.

14 Delicious Ways to Make Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

August 30 2016 Oh My Veggies 

For a healthy, homemade back-to-school snack, you cant beat crispy chickpeas.

Video: The Only Spaghetti Squash Tutorial You’ll Ever Need

August 26 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Whether youve prepared spaghetti squash before or not, this tutorial will make sure youre doing everything right from start to finish.

Vegan Club Sandwiches

August 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Our vegan remake of the classic is perfect for an end-of-summer picnic.

Cucumber, Peach and Corn Salad

August 8 2016 Oh My Veggies 

A simple and fresh summer salad filled with seasonal produce and finished with a honey and apple cider vinegar dressing.

Video: Greek Platter with Homemade Hummus

August 5 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Learn how to make classic Greek style hummus with a spicy kick.

Kimchi Bowl with Red Curry Almond Sauce from Vegan Bowls Attack!

August 1 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Rice, adzuki beans, kimchi and broccoli are drizzled with a creamy curry sauce in these healthy meal bowls from Vegan Bowls Attack!

Video: Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Creamy Avocado

July 29 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These tofu lettuce wraps with avocado are surprisingly scrumptious.

How to Stir-Fry Without a Recipe

July 27 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Stir-fries are the ultimate easy weeknight meal--and you dont even need a recipe to make them!

Caprese Stuffed Zucchini

July 25 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Everything you love about caprese, in stuffed zucchini form.

Making Produce Last Longer with FreshWorks

July 22 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Strawberries that last for over 2 weeks in the fridge?! Yes, its possible.

Sopes with Smoky Pinto Beans and Avocado Salsa

July 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Youve probably had sopes at a restaurant before, but have you tried making them at home? So worth it.

Video: Vegetarian meatballs

July 15 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These savory meatballs are the perfect topper for a big bowl of spaghetti.

3 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

July 7 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Eating well can be hard when youre on the road, but these tips from our nutritionist make it a little bit easier.

17 Meatless Ways to Use Zucchini

July 5 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Looking for ways to use a summertime surplus of zucchini? Weve got them!

Video: Greek-Inspired Eggplant “Steak”

July 1 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Even meat-lovers will be jealous of this colorful, Greek eggplant steak.

Corn Fritters with Summer Bean Ragout from The Vegetable Butcher

June 29 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These crispy fritters are the perfect way to enjoy fresh summer corn.

Saturday Six | Korean Barbecue Tofu Sliders, Zucchini Mac & Black Bean Falafel

June 25 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including picnic-perfect tofu sliders, creamy zucchini mac & cheese, and healthy falafel made with quinoa and black beans.

Spicy Cornmeal-Crusted Tofu Sandwiches

June 23 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Spicy, crispy tofu is paired with creamy guacamole to make these filling vegan sandwiches.

A Week in Terra’s Kitchen

June 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Read about our experience using Terras Kitchen and try it yourself with a coupon code for $50 off your first order.

Video: Baked Vegetarian Southwestern Egg Rolls Packed With Veggies

June 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Making vegetarian egg rolls has never been so easy.

Baked Sweet and Sour Tofu

June 14 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Tofu, bell peppers and pineapple are baked in a gingery sweet and sour sauce in this lighter version of the takeout favorite.

Saturday Six | Quinoa Meatball Sandwiches, Curry Noodles & Veggie Pakora

June 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including hearty quinoa meatball sandwiches, quick curry noodles and crispy veggie pakora.

Ingredient Spotlight: Gochujang

June 8 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Everything you need to know about this spicy Korean condiment.

Video: Mushroom And Roasted Pepper Quesadilla

June 3 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Need a fast dinner? This quesadillas got you covered.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cumin-Lime Cashew Crema

June 1 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted poblano peppers are stuffed with a mixture of red beans and chile verde rice before being drizzled in rich cumin-lime cashew crema to make this flavorful vegan meal.

Saturday Six | Green Goddess Pasta Salad, Sweet Potato Fries & Champagne Cake

May 28 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including creamy green goddess pasta salad, grilled sweet potato fries and sweet vegan champagne cake.

Walnut Chickpea Burgers

May 26 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Walnuts add hearty texture and nutty flavor to these savory chickpea veggie burgers.

9 Picnic-Perfect Vegetarian Sandwiches

May 24 2016 Oh My Veggies 

We love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but these options are even better.

Saturday Six | Peperonata Bruschetta, Ginger Cheesecakes and Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

May 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including sweet peperonata bruschetta, vegan ginger cheesecakes and spicy tempeh lettuce wraps.

17 Recipes That Swap Mushrooms For Meat (With Delicious Results!)

May 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Who needs expensive processed faux meats when you can use mushrooms instead?

Roasted Strawberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

May 16 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This grilled cheese is the perfect way to celebrate strawberry season.

Video: Farro Veggie Risotto

May 13 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Top this veggie risotto with dill for the perfect spring touch.

Caprese Salad Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

May 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted portabella mushrooms are filled with fresh caprese salad to make this healthy summer dinner.

Video: Fresh Kale Pesto With Linguine Recipe

May 6 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Have some extra kale on hand and dont know what to do with it? Whip up this flavorful pesto!

Raw Foods: Healthy or Hype?

May 4 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Are raw diets really the healthiest way to go? Our nutritionist explains the benefits (and drawbacks) of raw foods.

Saturday Six | Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Quinoa Fried Rice & Mint Nice Cream

April 30 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes, healthy quinoa fried rice and creamy mint chocolate chunk nice cream.

Raspberry Rhubarb Muffins

April 28 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These muffins are bursting with juicy raspberries, tangy rhubarb and crunchy walnuts.

Spicy Braised Tofu Tostadas from Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking

April 26 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Use this spicy tofu as a filling for tacos or burritos, to top your nachos, or on crispy tostadas--so many possibilities!

Saturday Six | Vegan Salad Rolls, Tofu Meatball Wraps & Chickpea Pizza

April 23 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including colorful vegan salad rolls, spicy tofu meatball wraps and healthy chickpea pizza.

Middle Eastern Spiced Chickpea Fries

April 21 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Pair your next veggie burger with these crispy chickpea fries!

Smashed Roasted Potatoes with Avocado Dill Aioli

April 18 2016 Oh My Veggies 

A creamy vegan aioli is the perfect accompaniment to crispy smashed potatoes.

Video: Guilt-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

April 15 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Chocolate peanut butter cookies are always a good idea to have around. They’re great for kids and guests, they make dessert easy, and cookies make a tasty mid-afternoon snack. But wouldn’t it be a lot better if they were actually good for you? These guilt-free chocolate peanut butter cookies are gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Cookie addicts rejoice!

Ingredient Spotlight: Fiddlehead Ferns

April 13 2016 Oh My Veggies 

You can eat ferns? Yes, you can. Heres everything you need to know about fiddlehead ferns.

Mediterranean Pasta Frittata

April 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

This versatile frittata is the ultimate clean-out-the-fridge dinner--use leftover pasta and any veggies and cheese you have on hand.

Video: Taco Pizza

April 8 2016 Oh My Veggies 

For all those times when you cant decide between tacos and pizza.

Asparagus-Mushroom Melts

April 6 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Crusty toasted bread topped with spring asparagus, mushrooms, and plenty of melted cheese--dinner doesnt get much easier than this!

Roasted Beet and Orange Panzanella Salad

April 4 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Youve had panzanella salad before, but have you had it with rye bread? Its a game-changer.

Video: Mediterranean Orzo & Veggie Salad

February 26 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Brighten up your weekday lunch with this filling Mediterranean orzo salad.

Vegan Penne Alla Vodka

February 24 2016 Oh My Veggies 

With cashew cream and fire-roasted diced tomatoes, this vegan version of penne alla vodka is just as creamy and flavorful as the original.

BBQ Chickpea Deep Dish Pizza

February 22 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Chickpeas, caramelized onions, and red peppers top this sweet-and-savory deep dish pizza.

Video: Superfood Kale & Quinoa Salad

February 19 2016 Oh My Veggies 

The ultra-filling superfood salad makes a great weekday lunch or healthy side for dinner.

Indian Curried Cauliflower & Chickpea Burritos

February 17 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Spicy, saucy curried cauliflower and chickpeas are teamed up with rich coconut infused basmati rice in these flavorful Indian-inspired burritos.

Saturday Six | Vegan Scallops, One-Pot Enchilada Quinoa & Slow Cooker Mole

February 13 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a vegan version of scallops, veggie-packed enchilada quinoa, and slow cooker mole.

Vegan Fresh Raspberry Truffles

February 11 2016 Oh My Veggies 

We swapped in coconut milk for whipping cream to make these fruit-filled truffles dairy-free.

11 Veggie Tot Recipes That Everyone Will Love

February 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

From cauliflower to Brussels sprouts, you can make just about any vegetable into bite-sized tots.

Saturday Six | Lentil-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Vegan Tagalongs & Sesame Cauliflower Wings

February 6 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Barbecue Lentil Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, easy vegan Tagalongs, and Sesame Cauliflower Wings.

Arroz Con (No) Pollo

February 4 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Beer simmered rice is mixed with savory seasoned tempeh and served up with veggies and green olives in this vegan version of arroz con pollo.

20 Vegan Muffins To Start Your Day Off Right

February 2 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were sharing some of our favorite muffin recipes--all made without eggs or dairy!

Saturday Six | BBQ Tacos, Sage Pesto Grilled Cheese & Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells

January 30 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including BBQ black bean and quinoa tacos, a winter-inspired version of stuffed shells, and sage pesto grilled cheese.

A Guide to Minimalism in the Kitchen

January 28 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Youve cleaned out your closets, now its time to tackle your kitchen. Learn how to pare down the clutter and create a more functional workspace.

Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwiches with Herbed Goat Cheese-Mascarpone Dip

January 25 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Spicy cauliflower pairs with an herbed cheese spread to make these crave-worthy vegetarian sandwiches.

VIDEO: Genius Ways to Use Kitchen Scraps

January 22 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Dont throw those beet greens away! The Food Network shows how to put kitchen scraps to use in 6 brilliant ways, including carrot-top pesto and pickled broccoli stems.

My Veggie Kitchen: Alissa from Connoisseurus Veg

January 20 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Meet Alissa from the vegan food blog Connoisseurus Veg--and get a peak inside her kitchen!

Spinach Goat Cheese Mini Quiches

January 18 2016 Oh My Veggies 

These protein-packed mini quiches can be made in advance, making them the perfect breakfast for busy weekday mornings.

Wild Rice & Roasted Root Vegetable Bowls

January 14 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Earthy wild rice pairs perfectly with roasted root vegetables in these healthy vegan meal bowls.

18 Creative Smoothie Ideas from Potluck

January 12 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Who needs kale and bananas? Change up your smoothie routine with these unique recipes featuring ingredients like beets, cilantro and lavender.

Saturday Six | Chipotle Chili, Cannellini Bean Risotto and Kale Power Salad

January 9 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a smoky chipotle chili, risotto made with pumpkin and cannellini beans, and a protein-packed chopped kale power salad.

Veggie Lo Mein with Pan-Fried Tofu

January 7 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Our vegan version of the takeout favorite features lots of veggies and chewy pan-fried tofu for protein.

Breakfast Sweet Potatoes With Quinoa Granola

January 4 2016 Oh My Veggies 

Change up your morning routine with these breakfast sweet potatoes! Theyre topped with yogurt, fruit and quinoa granola, making them a healthy way to start the day.

Oh My Veggies Best of 2015

December 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

With the New Year right around the corner, were taking a look back at our 12 most popular recipes from 2015.

Lentil Stuffed Pepper Soup

December 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Our meatless version of Stuffed Pepper Soup swaps in lentils for the ground beef, resulting in a hearty, comforting soup thats healthy too.

Spiced Roasted Root Vegetables

December 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Fragrant spices and a drizzle of red wine vinegar makes these roasted root vegetables a side dish everyone will love.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 12.21.15

December 18 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Roasted Red Pepper and Mozzarella Sandwiches; One-Pot Peanut Sesame Noodles; Cuban Fried Quinoa with Black Beans and Smoky Tempeh; Roasted Brussels Sprout and Red Cabbage Pizza; and Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili.

How to Make Homemade Vegan Kimchi

December 16 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Most kimchi isnt vegan. Solution? Make your own. Its easier than you think!

Brussels Sprout and Sweet Potato Israeli Couscous Salad

December 14 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes are tossed with Israeli couscous in this easy lunch salad.

Saturday Six | Vegan Snickerdoodles, Green Bean Casserole and Easy Baked Gnocchi

December 12 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including vegan and gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies, baked gnocchi in tomatoes and mozzarella, and a lightened-up take on green bean casserole.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 12.14.15

December 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Roasted Butternut Squash Panini; Creamy Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup; Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms; Thai Kabocha Squash Curry; and Baked Fried Brown Rice.

A Guide to Vegetarian Food and Wine Pairing

December 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Learn how to select the best wines to pair with your favorite vegetarian dishes.

Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Overnight French Toast

December 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This easy breakfast bake is full of holiday flavors--prep it the night before and pop it in the oven when youre ready to eat!

Saturday Six | Slow Cooker Eggplant Curry, Lebanese Cauliflower & Masala Lentils

December 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including slow cooker curried eggplant, Lebanese-style cauliflower and easy masala lentils.

Citrus Cold Recovery Smoothie from Simple Green Smoothies

December 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Skip the OJ and nurse yourself back to health with this cold-busting green smoothie from Simple Green Smoothies. Its loaded with antioxidants like vitamin C, plus omega-3 fatty acids.

Oh My Favorites Holiday Giveaway Event

December 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Its that time again! Settle in with some hot cocoa, because were giving away 18 of our favorite kitchen tools and foods, from vegan cheese to tea to a Thrive Market shopping spree.

4 Ways to Use Spaghetti Squash

November 25 2015 Oh My Veggies 

You probably knew you could toss it with a sauce like pasta, but did you know you can bake it in a casserole? These are our favorite ways to use spaghetti squash.

Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole

November 22 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole recipe is comfort food goodness--without the faux cheese or canned soups.

Caramelized Onion and Apple Cider Gravy

November 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This savory-and-sweet vegetarian gravy is made in a slow cooker, so its perfect for freeing up space on the stovetop for the rest of your Thanksgiving cooking.

19 Must-Make Vegan Pies

November 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

It wouldnt be Thanksgiving without the pie. Here are 19 of our favorite vegan versions, from traditional pumpkin and pecan to banana cream, chai-spiced sweet potato and beyond!

Saturday Six | Turnip Tacos, Hot Oil Noodles & Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

November 14 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a 10-minute, gluten-free version of Chinese hot oil noodles, lemon-dill roasted turnip tacos, and mascarpone mashed potatoes with sage browned butter.

Wild Rice, Lentil & Cranberry Stuffed Delicata Squash

November 12 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted delicata squash is stuffed with wild rice, lentils and dried cranberries in this vegan Thanksgiving dish.

Butternut Squash and Parsnip Tart

November 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

A puff pastry crust is topped with creamy ricotta and roasted fall vegetables in this easy main dish option for Thanksgiving.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 11.09.15

November 6 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: 30-Minute Vegetarian Pho; Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms; Chopped Power Salad with Baked Tofu and Almond-Miso Dressing; BBQ Tempeh Sandwiches; and Firecracker Cauliflower.

The Lowdown on FODMAPs

November 4 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Think you have gluten intolerance? You could be sensitive to FODMAPs, a group of carbohydrates that includes wheat, beans, alliums and other common foods.

Saturday Six | Quinoa Pumpkin Bread, Thai Chickpea Curry & Creamy Pumpkin Polenta

October 31 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spiced pumpkin bread made with quinoa flour, 30 minute Thai chickpea curry, and creamy pumpkin polenta topped with roasted beets.

4 Ways to Use Protein Powder

October 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Think protein powder is just for adding to smoothies? Nope! Here are some of our favorite (non-smoothie!) ways to use it.

Butternut Squash and Spinach Polenta Bowls

October 26 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Creamy polenta is topped with roasted butternut squash and spinach in these fall-inspired polenta bowls.

Saturday Six | Pumpkin Arancini, Broccoli Rabe Sandwiches and Baked Gnocchi

October 24 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a cheesy vegan broccoli rabe sandwich, pumpkin risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, and a creamy French onion baked gnocchi.

How to Make Apple Butter

October 22 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Making your own apple butter is easier than you think--and you dont even have to can it either!

19 Sweet and Savory Slow-Cooker Breakfast Recipes

October 20 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Did you know you can make frittata, French toast and even breakfast burritos in the slow cooker? Its true! Try these 19 sweet and savory slow-cooker breakfast recipes if youre cooking for guests or just want a few more minutes of shut-eye in the morning.

Saturday Six | Healthy Almond Joys, Coconut Curry Noodles & Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

October 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including healthier homemade Almond Joys, Coconut Curry Noodle Bowls, and a 5-ingredient slow cooker butternut squash soup.

Ranked: Fast Food Options for Vegetarians

October 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Is it possible to get a well-rounded vegetarian meal at a fast food restaurant? Well, it might be difficult, but it is possible. Here are some of our favorite options.

20 Healthier Homemade Candy Recipes + DIY Candy Bar Tutorial Video

October 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Treat yoself the healthier way with 20 better-for-you-candy recipes you can make at home--with lots of vegan options!

Tortilla Pie with Black Beans & Zucchini

October 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

A vegetarian tortilla pie filled with black beans, corn, and zucchini. The best part? The veggies are cooked in beer!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 10.12.15

October 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Mushroom Chickpea Paprikash; Roasted Brussels Sprout and Red Cabbage Pizza; Butternut Squash, Lentil and Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing; Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes; and Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese from Food52 Vegan

October 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Butternut squash becomes a rich, creamy sauce for mac and cheese in this recipe from Gena Hamshaws Food52 Vegan.

Caramelized Onion & Fennel Pizza with Kalamata Olives

October 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

The combination of caramelized onions and fennel makes a delicious topping for pizza--no sauce needed!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 10.05.15

October 2 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Sage Polenta Bowls with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Wild Mushrooms; Roasted Butternut Squash Panini; Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder; Cheesy Kale and Quinoa Casserole; and Crispy Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks.

Raw Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits with Whipped Coconut Cream

September 30 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Creamy chocolate cheesecake is layered with fresh raspberries and whipped coconut cream in these easy vegan parfaits.

Saturday Six | Buffalo Cauliflower Sloppy Joes, Pumpkin Pasta & Sweet Potato Waffles

September 26 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Buffalo cauliflower sloppy joes, 2-ingredient pumpkin pasta, and sweet potato waffles.

4 Ways to Use Kohlrabi

September 24 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Not sure what to do with the kohlrabi you got in your CSA box? Weve got some ideas!

15 Twenty-Minute Pasta Recipes To Make Dinner a Breeze

September 22 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These are pretty much the easiest recipes youll ever make! Mix up your weeknight pasta dinner with 15 vegetarian and vegan pasta dishes that are on the table in a flash.

Saturday Six | Cheddar Sriracha Donuts, Maple Tempeh Sandwiches and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

September 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spicy Sriracaha donuts, non-dairy pumpkin spice coffee creamer, and maple-tempeh vegan sandwiches with caramelized apples.

How to Cook with Seitan + A Turkish-Style Vegan Kebab Video

September 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Youre a pro at using tofu and tempeh in your cooking, but what about seitan? It has a savory flavor and chewy texture that makes it a great swap for meat in many recipes.

20 Delicious Vegetarian Lentil Recipes

September 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Learn to love these little bundles of protein- and fiber-filled joy with 20 meatless lentil recipes, from shepherds pie to soup, salads, dal, veggie burgers and vegan sloppy joes.

Spiced Pear Baked Oatmeal

September 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Make a batch of this baked oatmeal and pop it in the freezer for an easy healthy breakfast.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 09.14.15

September 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Roasted Fresh Corn, Poblano and Cheddar Pizza; Nectarine and Avocado Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing; Beer-Marinated Grilled Mushroom Tacos; Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes; and Vegan Cincinnati Chili.

Vegetarian Pasta Carbonara with Roasted Butternut Squash

September 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

With roasted butternut squash, this meatless version of Pasta Carbonara is perfect for fall.

Saturday Six | Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts, Mexican Sweet Potato Bake & Banana-Date Granola Bars

September 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including crustless Tomato-Basil Breakfast Tarts, one-pan Mexican Sweet Potato Bake, and kid-friendly Banana-Date Granola Bars.

Healthy Eating For Students: A College Survival Guide

September 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Going to college doesnt mean you need to subsist on pizza and nachos for the next four years! These tips will help you eat healthy on a budget.

26 Easy Recipes for Breakfast On-the-Go + 2-Ingredient Banana Pancake How-To Video

September 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Youll have no excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day with these easy, on-the-go breakfasts--from homemade granola bars to muffins, breakfast burritos, portable pumpkin spice breakfast shakes and more.

Saturday Six | Zucchini Tater Tots, Kung Pao Cauliflower and Peach Cobbler Ice Cream

August 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including healthy zucchini tater tots, spicy kung pao cauliflower and vegan peach cobbler ice cream.

4 Ways to Use Tahini

August 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

You may know tahini as one of the essential components of homemade hummus, but there are so many more ways to use this savory spread.

Tofu Omelet from Cook With Kindness

August 24 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Have a fabulous brunch--sans eggs--with this easy Tofu Omelet recipe from Cook with Kindness. Fill with your choice of veggies and vegan cheese, and breakfast (or breakfast for dinner) is served.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.24.15

August 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Portabella Mushroom Cheesesteaks, Udon Noodles with Peanuts and Snow Peas, Strawberry Salad with Coconut Bacon and Black Pepper Vinaigrette, Eggs Benedict with Avocado, and Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad.

Matcha Overnight Oats with Summer Berries

August 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Think you dont have time for a healthy breakfast? This Matcha Overnight Oats recipe will change your mind.

Make & Freeze Slow Cooker Veggie Tortilla Soup

August 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This simple, customizable slow cooker tortilla soup is a great way to use an abundance of fresh summer corn--and it can be frozen for later too.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.17.15

August 14 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: a hearty Vegan Taco Salad, Collard Wraps with hummus and spiralized beets, Thai-style vegan nachos, Spanish Eggs with Veggie Sausage and Peppers, and Whole Wheat Rotini with Broccolini and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad

August 12 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether you serve it on a sandwich or eat it on its own, this Mediterranean Pesto Chickpea Salad is the perfect chicken salad substitute.

Grilled Halloumi and Summer Veggie Foil Packets

August 10 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Grilling (and cleanup) is a breeze with these easy foil packets. Halloumi cheese, fresh summer veggies get nice and tender together in the foil, and walnuts add a little crunch at the end.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.10.15

August 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Pepper jack-stuffed poblano peppers, African Peanut Soup garnished with fresh cilantro, easy Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Fresh Corn, vegan Caprese Sandwiches with Garlic Cashew Cheese, and hearty Tikka Masala Tofu and Vegetables.

Vegan French Onion Dip

August 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Need a go-to party dish? This vegan take on French onion dip is even better than the original, thanks to creamy cashews, thyme and slightly sweet caramelized onions.

Cheesy Baked Black Bean and Veggie Taquitos

August 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Bell peppers, pattypan squash, cumin-spiced black beans and plenty of pepper jack cheese are rolled up into these tasty tortillas and baked--not fried--for a meatless take on a Mexican-restaurant favorite.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.03.15

July 31 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Curried Red Lentils and Quinoa, Asparagus Stuffed Shells, a vegetarian take on Korean Bibimbap, Italian Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, and Roasted Veggie Sandwiches with a fresh chimichurri spread.

Mushroom-Cannellini Bean Patty Melts

July 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Patty melts get a meatless makeover thanks to meaty mushrooms and creamy cannellini beans. Serve these patties on rye bread and top with caramelized onions and swiss cheese for a savory and satisfying sandwich.

Saturday Six | Homemade Fermented Pickles, Black Bean Burgers & Spicy Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

July 25 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including smoky black bean burgers, homemade fermented pickles, tequila sunrise popsicles and extra-spicy mango-cherry salsa.

4 Ways to Use Lemons

July 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Dont let those extra lemons go to waste! Here are 4 genius ways to use them, including pizza and probiotic lemonade.

29 Savory Peanut Butter Recipes

July 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

You already know how to use it in baked goods and desserts. But these 29 recipes--from veggie burgers to soups to curries--prominently feature peanut butters savory side.

Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing

July 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Fill pitas, peppers or tomatoes with this refreshingly minty cucumber-chickpea salad with a tangy tahini dressing. Great for picnics!

Mushroom Chickpea Paprikash

July 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This vegetarian take on a hearty Hungarian dish uses chickpeas and mushrooms to give it protein and a meaty texture. The sauce is creamy, tangy and has plenty of smoky paprika!

Tikka Masala Tofu and Vegetables

July 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This homemade, vegetarian version of an Indian-restaurant favorite is heavy on the veggies and crispy tofu--and lighter on the cream, thanks to the addition of yogurt.

Saturday Six: Cookie Butter Ice Cream, Smoky Beet Burgers & Ethiopian Lentil Stew

July 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including decadent, no-churn cookie butter ice cream, smoky beet and quinoa burgers with adobo aioli, and a perfectly spiced Ethiopian lentil stew.

Guide to Growing Your Own Herbs + How to Dry Them

July 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

No need to run to the store for a sprig of mint or rosemary--growing your own herbs is easy and can be done in small spaces!

51 Crave-Worthy Vegetarian Curry Recipes

July 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

If you love curry, branch out with 51 vegan and vegetarian recipes ranging from traditional soups and stews to granola, pizza and even chocolate!

Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese

July 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Corn in a sandwich? Yes! Its delicious! This Zucchini & Corn Panini with Pepper Jack Cheese is the perfect summertime lunch.

Plant-Based Probiotics for Vegans (or Yogurt-Haters)

July 2 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Like the benefits of probiotics, but yogurt, not so much? Here are 6 plant-based probiotic sources to keep your digestion on track.

Corn and Zucchini Galette

June 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This summery corn and zucchini galette sounds fancy, but store-bought pie crust makes it super simple--and its easy to make ahead!

Saturday Six | Roasted Jalape?os, Blueberry Corn Panzanella & Rainier Cherry Ice Cream

June 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Roasted Jalape?os, Rainier Cherry Ice Cream, Blueberry Corn Panzanella, Coconut Curry Soup, Vegan Summer Pizza with Sweet Corn, and Tofu Banh Mi Sandwiches with Lemongrass.

4 Easy Ways to Make Meatless Tacos

June 25 2015 Oh My Veggies 

No matter what youve got in the fridge, chances are you can make vegetarian tacos tonight!

12 of Our Favorite 4th of July Recipes

June 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether youre potluck-ing, picnicking or hosting a family barbecue this Independence Day, here are 12 of our favorite recipes to help you celebrate.

Grilled Caprese Naan Pizza

June 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Grilled naan makes a great pizza crust--especially when topped with a fresh caprese mixture and a balsamic reduction.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.22.15

June 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Chana Masala Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini and Corn Paninis with Pepper Jack, Greek Fattoush Salad, Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup, and a Summery Sweet Corn, Sausage and Thyme Pizza.

Chickpea Feta Tabbouleh

June 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Chickpeas and feta elevate this simple, fresh tabbouleh from side to main dish status.

Black Bean Jalape?o Poppers

June 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Love jalape?o poppers, but cant justify serving them for dinner? This healthier version of everyones favorite restaurant app is baked, not fried, and filled with black beans and fresh corn.

Saturday Six | Pizza Hummus, Beer Popsicles & Maple-Whiskey BBQ Tofu

June 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Maple-Whiskey BBQ Tofu Sandwiches, Berry-Beer Popsicles, Pizza Crackers, Feta & Olive Muffins, Grilled Nectarine & Zucchini Salad, and Black Forest Cupcakes.

Crispy Quinoa-Crusted Tofu with Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce

June 10 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This tofu is anything but boring! Cornstarch and quinoa flour make for an extra-crispy coating, and the dipping sauce adds a nice spicy-sweet kick.

Roasted Radishes with Radish Leaf Pesto Pasta

June 8 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Springs most underrated veggie--and its greens--are the star of this fresh pasta dish with radish-leaf pesto, microgreens and roasted radishes.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.08.15

June 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Chermoula Veggie Kebabs, Lemon Asparagus Linguine, Baked Tostadas, Firecracker Cauliflower and Southwestern Veggie Wraps.

Korean Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches with Tahini Slaw

June 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Curious about jackfruit? Try it out in these summery, spicy barbecue sandwiches topped with a tahini slaw.

Cheesy Broccoli and Pepper Baked Orzo

June 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Fresh vegetables add nutrition and flavor to this easy (and cheesy!) baked orzo casserole.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.01.15

May 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Duxelles Grilled Cheese; Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup; Tofu Vindaloo; Kale Spanakopita; and Firecracker Cauliflower.

Slow Cooker Smoky Refried Black Beans + Self-Serve Tostadas

May 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Dinners dont get much easier than this: freezer-friendly slow cooker refried beans and a build-your-own tostada bar.

Saturday Six | Curried Lentil Burgers, Ranch Pitas and Lemon Garlic Orzo

May 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including spicy curried veggie burgers, vegan ranch pita sandwiches with roasted potatoes and chickpeas, and a veggie-packed orzo recipe.

How to Make (Almost) Anything Into Vegan Bacon

May 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

A few simple ingredients are all you need to make a wide variety of veggies and proteins into vegan bacon substitutes--well show you how.

59 Vegetarian Recipes That Are Perfect for Picnics

May 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Its picnic season! These recipes are both portable and easy to make in advance--and theyre all vegetarian.

Saturday Six | Nacho Potato Bites, Grapefruit Avocado Salad & Coconut-Crusted Tofu

May 16 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including vegan nacho potatoes, savory grapefruit avocado salad & more.

A Guide to Knives and Cutting

May 14 2015 Oh My Veggies 

When should you use a paring knife? Is a chefs knife the same as a Santoku knife? And how do you take care of them all? Weve got answers!

23 Recipes That Will Up Your Veggie Burger Game

May 12 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These creative recipes prove that veggie burgers are anything but boring.

Baked Polenta Fries with Garlic Tomato Sauce

May 10 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Meet your new favorite side dish: crispy baked polenta fries. Using pre-made polenta makes them a cinch.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.11.15

May 8 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Asparagus Stuffed Shells; Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad; Kung Pao Veggies; Beet Green Pesto Pizza with Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese; and One-Pot Curried Quinoa with Butternut Squash and Chickpeas.

Crispy Baked Avocado Tortas

May 6 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Crispy panko-coated avocado slices, roasted poblano peppers and a spicy black bean spread make for a delicious (and meatless!) torta.

Lasagna Verde from Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen

May 4 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This spicy, dairy-free spin on traditional lasagna is from Kathy Patalskys new cookbook, Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.04.15

May 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Portabella and Kale Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce; Mushroom and Zucchini Quesadillas with Cilantro Pesto; Mee Goreng with Tofu and Bok Choy; Sweet and Sour Tempeh; and Spicy Chickpea Spinach Stew.

Veggie-Packed Spanish Rice

April 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Our Spanish Rice is the perfect hands-off side dish--just let it simmer on the stovetop while you prepare the rest of your meal.

Lemon-Asparagus Linguine with Garlicky Panko

April 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

A few simple ingredients and 20 minutes of prep and cook time, and youve got a delicious springtime meal on the dinner table.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 04.27.15

April 24 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Vegetable Tetrazzini; Roasted Vegetable Sandwiches with Creamy Chimichurri Spread; Pesto Quinoa White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes; Huevos Rancheros Enchiladas; and Baked Fried Brown Rice.

Tempeh Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

April 22 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Marinated tempeh cubes and red bell pepper are skewered, baked and paired with a creamy peanut sauce for dipping.

Spring Pizza with Lemony Pea Pesto and Artichoke Hearts

April 20 2015 Oh My Veggies 

The bright, lemony flavor of homemade pea pesto makes this pizza perfect for spring.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 04.20.15

April 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Thai Red Curry with Asparagus and Tofu; Vegetable Lasagna Soup; Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans and Sautéed Veggies, Roasted Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza; and Vegan Tuna Salad.

Green Goddess Wedge Salad

April 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Instead of the usual bacon, this vegan wedge salad is topped with smoky roasted chickpeas, then finished with a creamy herbed avocado-and-tahini dressing.

Duxelles Grilled Cheese (+ How to Make Duxelles)

April 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Duxelles is a savory mushroom spread thats a cinch to make and thats delicious in nearly anything you add it to--especially grilled cheese sandwiches!

Saturday Six | Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles, Kohlrabi Schnitzel & Vegan Cheesecake

April 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Mediterranean zucchini noodles, a meatless take on schnitzel and mini vegan chocolate peanut butter cup cheesecakes.

A Guide to CSAs

April 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

If youre thinking about joining a CSA this year, now is the time to sign up! This guide covers how to find one in your area, how to afford it and what to do with all that fresh produce.

54 Fantastic Vegetarian Pasta Dishes

April 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether youre looking for one-pot pasta, pasta bakes and casseroles, or simple meatless pasta dinners, weve got them all here.

Saturday Six | Beetroot Boulangere, Kumquat Ice Cream & Vegan Caesar Salad

April 4 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a savory beetroot and Jerusalem artichoke boulangere, candied-kumquat ice cream, and vegan chocolate-covered carrot cake balls.

What You Need to Know About Amino Acids

April 2 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Do you need to eat complementary proteins in the same meal? Which protein sources are complete and which are incomplete? Our nutritionist explains what vegetarians should know about amino acids.

80 Vegetarian Easter Recipes Everyone Will Love (Not Just Vegetarians!)

March 31 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Dont stress about holiday meal planning! These vegetarian Easter recipes are ones that all of your guests will enjoy, whether or not they eat meat.

Black Bean Flautas with Avocado Dipping Sauce

March 29 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Store-bought refried beans make these flautas an easy weeknight dinner--and dont skip the avocado dipping sauce!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 03.30.15

March 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Peanut Udon Noodles with Snow Peas; Roasted Vegetable and White Bean Pesto Hummus Pizza; Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard; and Curried Red Lentil & Quinoa Bowls with Cilantro Mint Chutney.

Mango Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

March 25 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether you serve them as an appetizer or as a light meal, these easy lettuce wraps are sure to be a hit.

Asparagus and Peas with Miso Butter

March 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Get ready to meet your new favorite condiment! A pat or two of miso butter is the perfect way to dress up fresh spring vegetables in this easy side dish.

Saturday Six | Fajita Guacamole, Millet Granola & Chocolate Coconut Bars

March 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including upgraded guacamole, snack-worthy millet granola with cardamom and maple, and vegan/­­gluten-free chocolate coconut bars.

How to Prep & Clean Leeks

March 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Leeks! Theyre in season now and yes, they can be a bit of a pain to work with. Well show you how to clean and prep them for cooking step-by-step.

20 Ways to Pack Some Protein Into Your Lunchbox

March 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These 20 recipes are lunchbox-friendly, dont require any reheating and theyve all got at least 10 grams of protein per serving. Because you deserve better than a candy bar and bag of chips for lunch.

Italian Salad with Crispy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

March 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This is no ordinary side salad! The addition of crispy roasted chickpeas and a simple lemon-caper vinaigrette make it filling and delicious--perfect for pairing with a bowl of soup.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 03.16.15

March 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Curried Asparagus Soup; Grilled Portabella Panini with Artichoke Tapenade; Thai Peanut Empowered Noodle Bowls; Mediterranean-Style Rotini with Toasted Garlic Panko; and Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos.

Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

March 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were sharing a recipe from Americas Test Kitchens new vegetarian cookbook--a hearty polenta casserole topped with mushrooms, Swiss chard and melted cheese.

Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

March 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Lightly sweetened and full of wholesome ingredients, this baked oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day.

Saturday Six | Harissa Tomato Soup, Matcha Cupcakes & Sweet Potato Falafel Burgers

March 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including savory sweet-potato falafel burgers, vegan matcha green tea cupcakes and spicy harissa tomato soup.

Iron: What Every Vegetarian Should Know

March 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Can you get enough iron from a vegetarian diet? Our nutritionist shares what every vegetarian needs to know about this important mineral.

20 Delicious Ways to Use Tempeh

March 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether you make it into vegan bacon or crumble it up to add meatiness to chili, tempeh is a great addition to any vegetarian diet. Here are 20 ideas for using it.

Make-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Baked Manicotti

March 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether you eat it right away or assemble it and freeze it for later, this veggie-packed manicotti recipe is sure to be a hit.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 03.02.15

February 27 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Cremini and Chard Stuffed Shells; Crispy Tofu Sandwiches with Ginger Peanut Sauce; Black Bean and Pepper Jack Stuffed Poblano Peppers; Nourish Bowls with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes; and Slow Cooker Corn and Red Pepper Chowder.

The Ultimate Vegan Taco Salad

February 25 2015 Oh My Veggies 

A surprise ingredient replaces the meat in this satisfying vegan taco salad.

Collard Hummus Wraps with Golden Beets and Sprouts from Inspiralized

February 23 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were sharing a recipe for Collard Hummus Wraps with Golden Beets and Sprouts from the new Inspiralized cookbook.

Saturday Six | Chickpea Bites, Mushroom Asada and Beet Burgers

February 21 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including crispy chickpea bites, a meatless version of carne asada and freezer-friendly beet burgers.

How to Roast Beets

February 19 2015 Oh My Veggies 

If you think you dont like beets, roasting them in the oven might just change your mind. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how.

15 Recipes for Homemade Vegetarian Meatballs

February 17 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These 15 vegetarian meatball recipes are made with wholesome ingredients like beans, quinoa and oats. Because spaghetti just isnt the same without a good (meatless) meatball.

Cheddar & Cholula Mashed Potatoes

February 15 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These mashed potatoes are a quick, easy side dish for any meal. You can never go wrong with spicy and cheesy!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 02.16.15

February 13 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Make-Ahead Cheese & Roasted Vegetable Manicotti, Seitan Cacciatore, Sweet & Spicy Mango Fajitas, Cauliflower & Chickpea Coconut Curry, and Veggie Burgers with Baked Coconut Onion Rings.

Vegetarian Chicken Stock

February 11 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This simple homemade stock can be switched in for chicken stock in just about any recipe. Make it, freeze it and have it on hand whenever you need it!

Roasted Broccoli and Lemon Pasta

February 9 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This simple pasta dinner is definitely a bright spot on a dark and chilly evening. I love how light and fresh it tastes, while still providing that need for comfort food in the dead of winter. The broccoli and lemons are roasted together in the oven with a couple of leeks, which is a flavor combination that... Read More »

Saturday Six | Winter Panzanella, Salt & Pepper Cauliflower and Indonesian Noodles

February 7 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a winter-inspired panzanella, crispy Salt & Pepper Cauliflower and spicy Indonesian stir-fried noodles.

Stevia: Healthy or Hype?

February 5 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Stevia is everywhere these days, but is it really any better than other sugar alternatives?

68 Delicious Ways to Use Tofu

February 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

So you went vegetarian and you bought a block of tofu--now what? Well, you cook it! Weve rounded up nearly 70 tofu recipes to help give you a little inspiration.

Slow Cooker Corn & Red Pepper Chowder

February 1 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Buttery Yukon Gold potatoes and non-dairy milk make this slow cooker chowder creamy and rich without the heavy cream.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 02.02.15

January 30 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Creamy Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup, Socca with Sautéed Chard, Gnocchi with Brussels Sprouts, Lemon & Pine Nuts, Crispy Cauliflower Carrot Fritters and Vegan Cincinnati Chili.

Eggplant Spinach Meatballs

January 28 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Whether you serve them as an appetizer or pile them on top a bowl of spaghetti, these Eggplant Spinach Meatballs are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Veggie Nacho Bar Party + Sriracha Beer Queso

January 26 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Looking for a fun party idea? Try a veggie nacho bar party! Let guests assemble their own plates of nachos with their choice of toppings. And dont forget the Sriracha Beer Queso--weve got a recipe for that too.

Saturday Six | Cilantro Smoothies, Baked Cauliflower Tots and Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

January 24 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a smoothie to use up your leftover cilantro, a healthier take on tater tots and a one-skillet Mexican-inspired casserole.

How to Make Risotto

January 22 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Risotto has a reputation for being fussy and difficult, but its easier than you think. We break it down step-by-step in this post.

20 Irresistible Vegetarian Lasagna Recipes

January 20 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Forget the plain cheese and spinach lasagnas -- vegetarian lasagna can be so much more than that! From root vegetables to vegan alfredo, weve rounded up 20 meatless lasagna recipes for some dinnertime inspiration.

How to Make Vegetable Broth (With Kitchen Scraps!)

January 18 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Dont throw away those vegetable scraps! Instead, collect them in a freezer bag and use them to make your own vegetable broth.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 01.19.15

January 16 2015 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Black Bean & Veggie Baked Tostadas, Vegetarian Posole, Stovetop Pesto Mac, Butternut Squash, Lentil and Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing, and Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

Slow Cooker Mushrooom-Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

January 14 2015 Oh My Veggies 

These hearty and satisfying vegetarian stuffed cabbage rolls swap in chopped mushrooms and lentils for the meat.

Garden Veggie Freezer Burritos

January 12 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Make these freezer-friendly veggie burritos over the weekend and youll have easy lunches and dinners ready to go for the work week.

Saturday Six | Chopped Thai Salad, Broccoli Quinoa Casserole & DIY Dukkah

January 10 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a Thai-inspired chopped salad, a creamy vegan quinoa casserole and a recipe for homemade dukkah.

Banana Caramel Smoothie

January 8 2015 Oh My Veggies 

This Banana Caramel Smoothie recipe tastes just like a caramel milkshake -- but its made with good-for-you ingredients.

5 Simple Ways to Be Healthier in the New Year

January 6 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Tired of hearing about diets, cleanses and detoxing? Our nutritionist shares 5 easy, attainable changes anyone can make to start the New Year off right.

Saturday Six | Winter Chopped Salad, Black-Eyed Pea Tacos & Tomato Rice Patties

January 3 2015 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a chopped salad full of winter goodness, black-eyed pea and sweet potato tacos, and crispy rice cakes.

Creamy Mushroom and Kale Lasagna

December 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

No dairy? No problem! Raw cashews are blended to make a creamy alfredo-like sauce for this veggie lasagna.

81 Vegetarian Taco Recipes That Take Taco Tuesday to the Next Level

December 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Who needs ground beef when you can fill your tacos with mushrooms, chickpeas, tofu and cactus? (Yes, cactus!)

Saturday Six | Vegan Reubens, Broccoli Gratin and Chile Rellenos Bake

December 20 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including vegetable reubens, a cheesy broccoli gratin thats perfect for the holidays, and an easy chile rellenos bake.

30 Recipes for Vegan Holiday Cookies, Candy and Treats

December 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Cookies, chocolates, fudge and cakes -- weve got all your favorite holiday treats, made without dairy and eggs!

Saturday Six | Unstuffed Cabbage, Butternut Fritters & Vegan Gumbo

December 13 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including deconstructed stuffed cabbage, butternut squash fritters served with sage pesto and a vegan gumbo made with sweet potatoes.

Roasted Butternut Squash Panini

December 11 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Tender roasted butternut squash, fresh mozzarella cheese and ribbons of sage make a unique (and delicious!) filling for this fall-inspired panini.

Mexican Chocolate Breakfast Shake

December 8 2014 Oh My Veggies 

A little bit of cinnamon makes this healthy breakfast shake extra delicious.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 12.08.14

December 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Fettuccine Kalefredo, Roasted Brussels Sprout and Red Cabbage Pizza, Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, Autumn Nourish Bowls and Sweet Potato Green Curry.

A Hamster Shows You How to Make Miso Soup

December 3 2014 Oh My Veggies 

An adorable hamster shows you how to make miso soup. If a hamster can do it, you can too!

Saturday Six | Veggie Sausages, Chai Baked Oatmeal & Raw Hazelnut Truffles

November 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including hearty chai-spiced baked oatmeal, homemade veggie sausages and gift-worthy raw truffles.

85 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes from Potluck

November 25 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Are you still planning your holiday menu? You better get cracking! These 85 vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes from Potluck will give you all the ideas you need, from main dishes to desserts.

Chia Seeds: Healthy or Hype?

November 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Are chia seeds all theyre cracked up to be nutritionally? Get the real deal on these trendy little seeds.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu + 3-Day Game Plan

November 21 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Our vegetarian Thanksgiving menu includes 6 delicious meatless dishes. Weve also got a 3-day game plan to help you prep dinner in advance to keep Thanksgiving Day stress-free!

Pumpkin Cheddar Stuffing

November 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

With sauteed apples, cheddar cheese and pumpkin puree, this vegetarian stuffing is sure to be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving menu.

Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Mashed Potatoes

November 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Rosemary, garlic, Yukon gold potatoes and a dollop of sour cream make for scrumptious mashed potatoes with next to no effort. Slow cooker magic strikes again!

Saturday Six | Slow Cooker Marinara, One-Pot Pasta and Korean Tacos

November 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a slow cooker marinara sauce, one-pot pasta with peas and spinach, and a Korean twist on tacos.

Caramelized Onion Gravy

November 12 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Pureed caramelized onions are the key to this rich golden-brown gravy that everyone - meat-eaters and vegetarians alike - will be sure to gobble up.

Lentil and Roasted Root Vegetable Strudel

November 10 2014 Oh My Veggies 

A savory mixture of lentils, roasted root veggies and goat cheese rolled up in layers of flaky phyllo dough. Great as a Thanksgiving main dish!

Saturday Six | 30-Minute Chickpea Curry, Mushroom & Wild Rice Burgers and Quinoa Stuffing

November 8 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including an easy weeknight curry dinner, homemade veggie burgers, and gluten-free vegan stuffing for Thanksgiving.

Butternut Squash Tacos with Cranberry-Jalape?o Relish

November 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

An autumnal take on a go-to weeknight meal, these vegan butternut squash tacos are topped with a sweet-tangy-spicy cranberry-jalape?o relish.

20 Delicious Salads for Fall

November 4 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Add some color and nutrition to your next meal with one of these beautiful autumn-inspired salads.

Autumn Nourish Bowls

November 2 2014 Oh My Veggies 

These simple, hearty nourish bowls include roasted sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts, crispy chickpeas and a creamy dressing to tie it all together.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 11.03.14

October 31 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Curry Roasted Vegetable and Avocado Naan-wiches, Broccoli Pepper Stir-Fry with Ginger Peanut Sauce, Tofu Vindaloo, Easy Chickpea Pot Pie, and Gingery Carrot Stew with Peanuts and Cilantro.

Sweet and Sour Tempeh Meatballs

October 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

With the holidays approaching, these sweet and sour, pineapple- and Sriracha-infused tempeh meatballs are perfect for parties.

Vegan Gingerbread Pear Bundt Cake + $250 MightyNest Giveaway

October 27 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Bold gingerbread cake studded with chunks of pear and baked in bundt form -- and dont forget the caramel sauce! Get the recipe and enter to win $250 in kitchen gear from MightyNest.

10 More Staples for Easy Vegetarian Meals

October 26 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Make meal-planning easy with the help of tempeh, tofu, chickpeas and 7 other must-have staples for easy vegetarian meals!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 10.27.14

October 24 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Vegan Portabella Fajitas, Cuban Fried Quinoa, Aloo Gobi Masala, Gnocchi with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Slow Cooker Lentil Pumpkin Chili.

Easy Chickpea Pot Pie

October 22 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This easy chickpea pot pie has all the savory goodness of the old-fashioned chicken version, minus the meat.

Veggie Fries! 13 Ways to Make Fries Without Potatoes

October 21 2014 Oh My Veggies 

When you cut a vegetable into fries, magic happens. Okay, maybe not, but veggie fries are pretty irresistible. Here are our favorite ways to make them.

7 Sugar Myths Debunked

October 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Should you avoid fruit? Is brown sugar healthier than white sugar? Our nutritionist debunks 7 common myths about sugar.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 10.20.14

October 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad, One-Skillet Sweet Potato Burrito Bowls, Chickpea & Rice Soup, Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili with Porter, and Cheese Tortellini Bake with Roasted Broccoli.

Vegan Breakfast Sandwiches with Cholula Cashew Cheese

October 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Even egg lovers will be thrilled with these vegan breakfast sandwiches: chickpea egg patties layered with avocado and spicy Cholula cashew cheese.

Roasted Sweet Potato, Pomegranate and Massaged Kale Salad

October 13 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Pomegranate, roasted sweet potatoes and goat cheese take massaged kale salad to a new level in this quintessentially fall recipe.

Saturday Six | Polenta Cakes, Butternut Squash Fries and Tofu Cauliflower Korma

October 11 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including crispy polenta cakes topped with mushrooms and burrata, butternut squash fries, and a quick meatless korma.

Samosa Cakes with Apple Chutney

October 9 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Tender Indian-spiced potato cakes, lightly browned and served with a fall-inspired apple chutney. All the flavors of samosas, made easy right at home. And theyre vegan too!

4 Ways to Make Brussels Sprouts Irresistible

October 7 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Think you hate Brussels sprouts? Maybe you just havent had them prepared the right way! These 4 tips will have you loving sprouts in no time.

Butternut Squash Burritos with Black Beans and Kale

October 6 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Need a new way to use a favorite fall ingredient? Try these slightly sweet, cheesy butternut squash burritos with cumin, black beans and kale.

Saturday Six | Beer Battered Olives, Vegetable Pot Pie & Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

October 4 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including beer batter fried green olives with Sriracha mayo, vegetable pot pie with a cheddar biscuit crust, and a cauliflower mac and cheese casserole.

Thai Kabocha Squash Curry

October 2 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Kabocha, cauliflower, tofu and kale simmer in Thai yellow curry sauce for a scrumptious and satisfying meal. Bonus: it makes a big batch, so youll have leftovers for later!

A Lumberjack Badger Shows You How to Cut Butternut Squash

September 30 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Butternut squash is a fall favorite, but it can be a pain to prep -- not only is it tough to cut through, but its also oddly shaped! This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to cut and cube it.

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Chili with Porter

September 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This hearty, make-ahead butternut squash chili includes porter and black beans. Let it simmer in the slow cooker all day for a comforting fall favorite.

Saturday Six | Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup, Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls & Zucchini Brownies

September 27 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a creamy (but creamless!) cauliflower soup, burrito bowls made with spaghetti squash, and healthy zucchini brownies.

Lunchbox-Friendly Mexican Cauliflower Rice Salad

September 25 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Mix and match your way to a healthy, tasty lunch with this Mexican Cauliflower Rice Salad, a Tex-Mex-inspired lunchbox favorite.

20 Protein-Packed Vegetarian Breakfasts

September 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Weve rounded up 20 vegetarian breakfasts that all have 10 or more grams of protein per serving. No bacon or sausage needed!

Couscous Bowls with Za’atar Chickpeas and Roasted Cauliflower

September 21 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Couscous, chickpeas and cauliflower are the perfect vehicle to try trendy zaatar. Top it all off with a parsley-tahini sauce and brown-butter pine nuts.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 09.22.14

September 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Crispy Orange-Ginger Tofu with Broccoli, Curried Red Lentil Quinoa Bowls, Open-Faced Spinach, Artichoke & White Bean Grilled Cheese, Quinoa Roasted Vegetable Burrito Bowls and One-Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta.

Ideas for Fall on Oh My Veggies

September 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Our ultimate guide to fall cooking, with seasonal recipe ideas and resources from Oh My Veggies--all in one convenient place!

5 Ways to Upgrade Your Grilled Cheese

September 16 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Dont limit yourself to slices of American cheese on white bread! These 5 ways to upgrade your grilled cheese will change the way you think about this humble sandwich.

A Guide to Tofu

September 14 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Siken, soft, firm, extra-firm...extra-extra firm? Whether youre a newbie or not, this guide to tofu will take the guesswork out of shopping and cooking.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 09.15.14

September 12 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Greek Fattoush Salad, Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup, Sweet & Spicy Cold Peanut Noodles, Creamy Caprese Quinoa Bake, and Curried Coconut Corn Chowder.

The Best Vegan BLT (With Eggplant Bacon!)

September 10 2014 Oh My Veggies 

A vegan BLT? Oh yes, you can! Smoky eggplant bacon, lettuce and tomatoes get topped with a spicy sriracha cashew mayo in this vegan spin on the classic.

How to Make and Freeze Homemade Tomato Sauce

September 9 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Follow this tutorial for making and freezing your own homemade tomato sauce, and enjoy the taste of summer tomatoes all winter long--no canning equipment needed!

Sweet Corn and Coconut Milk Chowder

September 7 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Summer meets fall in this spicy, creamy, vegan sweet corn chowder with coconut milk. Top with cilantro, jalape?os, coconut flakes and fresh corn.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 09.08.14

September 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Pasta with Cilantro-Jalape?o Pesto, Tempeh Black Bean Taco Salad, Stuffed Zucchini with Creamy Peanut Lime Sauce, Chickpea Fajitas, and Jamaican Chickpea Stew.

Cheesy Taco Casserole

September 3 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This vegetarian taco casserole includes a hearty three-bean filling, layers of veggies and crunchy tortilla chips and, of course, plenty of cheese.

Crispy Baked Coconut Onion Rings with Sweet Chili Sauce

September 1 2014 Oh My Veggies 

You dont need a deep-fryer for crispy onion rings! These Coconut Onion Rings are baked to perfection and served with a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce.

Saturday Six | Stir Fried Udon Noodles, Vegetable Bolognese, and Kale Power Bowls

August 30 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a simple udon noodle dinner, veggie-packed bolognese sauce, and a kale power salad with creamy miso dressing.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Creamy Avocado-Basil Dressing

August 28 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Grilled lettuce? Yes, grilled lettuce! Smoky, sweet grilled romaine is topped with marinated heirloom tomatoes and fresh corn, then drizzled with a creamy avocado-basil dressing.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait

August 27 2014 Oh My Veggies 

It tastes like a dessert, but you can eat it for breakfast--whats better than that?! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Breakfast Parfait is delicious and healthy.

Veggie Enchilada Stacks with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

August 25 2014 Oh My Veggies 

No more soggy enchiladas! Stacks are the way to go. This version layers sautéed summer vegetables with cheese and tangy roasted tomatillo sauce.

Saturday Six | Chickpea Panzanella, Turmeric Smoothies, and Vegan Taco Salad

August 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including panzanella made with roasted chickpeas, a glowing turmeric smoothie, and a vegan taco salad.

Vegan Kale Spanakopita

August 21 2014 Oh My Veggies 

A kale-and-cashew cheese filling makes this vegan spanakopita hearty and filling--sans dairy or eggs!

How to Make Perfect Crepes

August 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Making perfect crepes is all about the technique. This step-by-step tutorial will show you the best way to make the batter, how to keep your crepes from sticking to the pan, and how to freeze them for later.

Kohlrabi, Corn & Tofu Curry

August 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Not sure what to do with kohlrabi? This easy curry dish pairs it with fresh summer tomatoes, sweet corn, and tofu.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.18.14

August 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Caramelized Onion, Spinach & Avocado Quesadillas, Balsamic Pasta with Toasted Garlic & Pine Nuts, Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Black Bean Burgers with Sriracha Aioli, and Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Lemon-Dijon Dressing.

Vegan “Tuna” Salad

August 13 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Making seafood substitutes at home can be a little tricky, but this vegan version of tuna salad comes pretty close to the real thing. Hello tuna salad sandwiches!

One-Pot Peanut Sesame Noodles & Veggies

August 11 2014 Oh My Veggies 

One pot, lots of veggies! This easy weeknight dinner is ready in about 9 minutes, and its packed with savory, Asian-inspired goodness.

Saturday Six | Vegan Creamsicles, Mushroom Stroganoff, and Quinoa Smoothies

August 9 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including dairy-free Mint Chocolate Creamsicles, Dreamy Mushroom Stroganoff, and protein-packed Quinoa Smoothies.

Heat-Free Lentil and Walnut Tacos from Choosing Raw

August 7 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Lentils and walnuts combine to make a meaty vegan taco filling in this easy recipe from the new Choosing Raw cookbook.

4 Ways to Use Hummus (and dip isn’t one of them!)

August 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Its not just for snacking! You can make hummus into a salad dressing, use it as a topping for pizza, and so much more.

Carrot Fritters with Cumin-Lime Cashew Cream

August 3 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Our recipe tester declared these fritters to be one of the best recipes shes ever made -- theyre that good! Find out how to make them yourself and get some tips on how to grow carrots at home.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 08.04.14

August 1 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Eggplant Parmigiana Panini, Taco-Stuffed Zucchini, Soba Noodles with Miso-Roasted Tomatoes, Broccoli Cheddar Brown Rice Casserole, and Black Bean & Quinoa Freezer Burritos.

Chermoula Veggie Kebabs with Halloumi Cheese

July 30 2014 Oh My Veggies 

These veggie-and-cheese kebabs are marinated in and basted with a fresh and tangy chermoula sauce--perfect for a summery weeknight meal.

Lemon-Garlic Zucchini Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes

July 28 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Get out your spiralizer, its zucchini noodle time! Zucchini noodles are tossed with a light lemon-garlic dressing, oven-roasted tomatoes, and pine nuts in this simple salad recipe.

Saturday Six | Homemade Tahini, Sweet Potato Tostadas, and Cherry Chia Jam

July 26 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including homemade tahini, crispy oven-baked tostadas topped with sweet potatoes, and the easiest cherry jam you will ever make!

Braised Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Chickpea Pasta + Le Creuset Giveaway

July 24 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Braised zucchini teams up with heirloom cherry tomatoes and chickpeas in this simple summer dinner -- its done in under 25 minutes! Get the recipe and enter to win a Le Creuset saucier on the Marketplace.

How to Make Zucchini Chips

July 22 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Have an overabundance of zucchini? Make delicious, healthy zucchini chips with this simple tutorial -- and you dont even need a dehydrator!

Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Cherry Tomato-Zucchini Ragout

July 20 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Squash blossoms are only in season for a short amount of time, so get them while you can! Weve stuffed them with goat cheese, given them a crispy cornmeal crust, and baked them to perfection in this light summer dinner recipe.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 07.21.14

July 18 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Kale Salad with Peaches, Corn, and Basil-Honey Vinaigrette, Zucchini Walnut Feta Cakes, Ratatouille Pasta, Socca with Sautéed Chard and Parmesan, and Warm Cauliflower and Israeli Couscous Salad

Chocolate-Coconut Bacon Doughnuts

July 16 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Homemade vegan doughnuts topped with a rich chocolate glaze and crispy coconut bacon. Smoky, sweet, and totally addictive - you cant eat just one!

Blueberry, Almond, and Puffed Amaranth Granola Bars

July 14 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Corn isnt the only grain that can be popped! Amaranth is an ancient grain that can be popped on the stove, just like popcorn. We love it as a nutritious addition to these homemade granola bars.

Saturday Six | Quinoa Bake, Lentil Meatballs, and Zucchini Noodles

July 12 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a cheesy quinoa bake (with kale!), lentil meatballs with homemade pesto, and a raw zucchini noodle salad.

Thai Iced Tea Pops

July 10 2014 Oh My Veggies 

These Thai Iced Tea Pops might not be orange, but they taste just like the real thing -- in convenient popsicle form! Instead of condensed milk, we used coconut milk to make them, which means theyre dairy-free too.

15 Gorgeous Heirloom Tomato Recipes

July 8 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Its hard to resist heirloom tomatoes -- theyre colorful, they come in all shapes and sizes, and theyre packed with flavor. Weve rounded up some of our favorite recipes for showcasing these summer gems.

Beet Green Pesto Pizza With Roasted Beets & Goat Cheese

July 6 2014 Oh My Veggies 

You might not think of beets as a summer vegetable, but they can be grown in warmer weather too! Weve got a few tips for growing them yourself and a tasty pizza recipe that uses both the beet greens and the roots.

Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus from Let Them Eat Kale!

July 3 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were celebrating the release of Julias new cookbook, Let Them Eat Kale!, by sharing her tasty Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus -- and with a big giveaway!

4 Ways to Use Leftover Herbs

July 1 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Dont you hate it when a recipe calls for a tablespoon of cilantro or parsley and youve got a whole bunch of it left to use up afterwards? Instead of throwing it in the compost bin, weve got 4 easy ways to use those extra herbs.

Smoothies vs. Juice: The Ultimate Smackdown

June 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Some people say that juice is the way to go, while others are firmly on Team Smoothie. Our nutritionist weighs in on the pros and cons of each and shares some healthy recipes to get you started.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.30.14

June 27 2014 Oh My Veggies 

On the menu this week: Avocado and Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Seitan Cacciatore, Garlicky Grilled Kale Salad with Grilled Bread, Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies, and Fettuccine with Swiss Chard & Garlic.

Veggie Pad Thai

June 25 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Most vegetarian Pad Thai recipes are really just glorified peanut noodles. We love peanut noodles, but theyre not Pad Thai! Our version is a restaurant-style Pad Thai, made without the fish sauce.

Mix & Match Breakfast Cookies

June 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

These no-fuss breakfast cookies can be customized with your favorite ingredients, so theyre sure to be a hit. Even better? You can make a big batch and freeze them for busy mornings.

Saturday Six | Watermelon Mojito Granita, Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, and Pizza Quinoa Bites

June 21 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a refreshing Watermelon Mojito Granita, sweet-and-spicy Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, and Quinoa Pizza Bites.

Raw Strawberry Chocolate Dessert Pizza

June 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Raw Strawberry Chocolate Dessert PizzaA rich chocolate pizza crust topped with creamy cashew sauce, fresh sliced strawberries, and a healthy drizzle of chocolate sauce -- this no-bake vegan dessert is sure to fly off the table at any summer get-together.

How to Make Your Own Polenta

June 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

How to Make Your Own PolentaOur step-by-step tutorial will show you how to make your own polenta at home and what you can do with it once youve made it. Its easier than you think!

A Guide to Hot Sauces

June 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

A Guide to Hot SaucesIf you cant stand the heat, well, this post might not be for you. Our guide to hot sauces tackles all your burning questions about this spicy condiment -- and weve got lots of recipe ideas too!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.16.14

June 13 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.16.14On the menu this week: Summer Vegetable Linguine with Feta, Pesto Quinoa & White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes, Kung Pao Veggies, Cherry Almond Farro Salad, and Crispy Vegetable Quesadillas.

Firecracker Cauliflower

June 10 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Firecracker CauliflowerThis vegetarian spin on firecracker take-out features crunchy baked cauliflower in place of chicken or shrimp. Serve over rice and drizzle with a sweet and spicy homemade chili sauce for a dish that rivals any restaurant.

Nectarine and Avocado Salad with Ginger-Lime Dressing

June 9 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Nectarine and Avocado Salad with Ginger-Lime DressingWith juicy nectarines, wheat berries, and avocado, this salad manages to be both light and filling. In other words, its the perfect summertime dinner.

Saturday Six | Sour Cream & Onion Kale Chips, Southwest Salad, and Mushroom Quinoa Burgers

June 7 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Saturday Six | Sour Cream & Onion Kale Chips, Southwest Salad, and Mushroom Quinoa BurgersWere rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a vegan Sour Cream & Onion Kale Chips, and Southwest Salad with creamy avocado dressing, and savory Mushroom Quinoa Burgers.

Vegan Blueberry Banana Bread

June 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Vegan Blueberry Banana BreadA super-moist, super-scrumptious dairy-free banana bread recipe studded with sweet blueberries. Even if youre not vegan, you will love this bread!

4 Ways to Use Hemp Seeds

June 2 2014 Oh My Veggies 

4 Ways to Use Hemp SeedsHemp hearts are packed with protein, healthy fats, and other nutrients, but what can you do with them?! Well, well show you! Weve got 4 easy ways to incorporate these healthy seeds into your diet.

Oh My Favorites Summer Giveaway Event

June 1 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Oh My Favorites Summer Giveaway EventLets kick off the summer with some tasty prizes! Throughout the month of June, were giving away 17 of our favorite foods, kitchen tools, and more. Enter to win them all!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.02.14

May 30 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 06.02.14On the menu this week: Three Pea Ginger Tofu Stir Fry, Make-Ahead Cheese & Vegetable Baked Manicotti, Roasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza, Spicy Indian Chickpeas with Brown Rice, and Veggie Burgers and Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce.

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Baked BBQ Tofu

May 28 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Baked BBQ TofuComfort food doesnt get much better than Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese. But then it did because we topped it with Baked BBQ Tofu to make a meatless version of Noodles & Companys BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese.

Roasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

May 26 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Roasted Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato PizzaA few simple shortcuts make this flavorful pizza completely doable for a weeknight dinner. Because pizza night should never be complicated.

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.26.14

May 23 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.26.14On the menu this week: Cream of Asparagus Soup, Balancing Buddha Bowls, Cabernet Portabella Burgers, Detox Salad with Lemon Dressing, and Mediterranean Quinoa.

Vegan Spiced Carrot Muffins

May 22 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Vegan Spiced Carrot MuffinsCinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger complement the carrot in these hearty, satisfying vegan muffins. Theyre the perfect way to enjoy veggies for breakfast!

9 Everyday Superfoods

May 20 2014 Oh My Veggies 

9 Everyday SuperfoodsForget the unpronounceable berries and strange root powders - these 9 everyday superfoods are things you probably already have in your pantry!

Saturday Six | Mushroom & Quinoa Meatballs, Portabella Bacon & Crispy Baked Asparagus

May 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Saturday Six | Mushroom & Quinoa Meatballs, Portabella Bacon & Crispy Baked AsparagusWere rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including meatless meatballs made with quinoa and mushrooms, panko-crusted baked asparagus, and portabella mushroom bacon!

Strawberry Salad with Coconut Bacon & Black Pepper Vinaigrette

May 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Strawberry Salad with Coconut Bacon & Black Pepper VinaigretteFresh mixed herbs and greens, sweet in-season strawberries, crunchy almonds and pepitas, and smoky coconut bacon -- all dressed with zingy black pepper vinaigrette. This salad is happiness on a plate!

How to Make Chia Seed Jam

May 13 2014 Oh My Veggies 

How to Make Chia Seed JamForget the pectin, chia seed jam is where its at! Not only is it easier to make than traditional jam, its also healthier too, with added fiber and protein from the chia seeds. Well show you step-by-step how to make it yourself.

Saturday Six | Mexican Cauliflower Casserole, Garlic Tofu, & Black Bean Brownies

May 10 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Saturday Six | Mexican Cauliflower Casserole, Garlic Tofu, & Black Bean BrowniesWere rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including a cheesy Mexican Cauliflower Casserole, Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies made with black beans, a simple Asian Garlic Tofu recipe and more!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.12.14

May 9 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.12.14On the menu this week: Sweet Potato Burritos, Vegetarian Pho, 30-Minute Coconut Curry, White Bean & Potato Tacos, and Sweet Potato Vegan Alfredo.

Cabernet Portabella Burgers

May 7 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Cabernet Portabella BurgersTake your portabella burgers to the next level by basting them with a red wine reduction and serving them on grilled focaccia. So fancy!

Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies

May 5 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed VeggiesThis easy dinner uses two of our favorite pantry staples: a tube of prepared polenta and a can of black beans. Add fresh vegetables, salsa, and cheese and youve got yourself a delicious Mexican-inspired meal!

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.05.14

May 2 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This Week’s Meatless Meal Plan | 05.05.14On the menu this week: Shaved Asparagus & Gorgonzola Pizza, Smashed Chickpea Guacamole Egg Salad Sandwiches, Lentil Taco Salad, Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki, and Roasted Cauliflower and Red Onion Pasta.

Oh My Veggies Is Hiring!

May 1 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Oh My Veggies Is Hiring!Were hiring two new contributors for our veggie-loving team! Interested in applying? Read on to find out more.

20 Protein-Packed Meatless Dinners

April 29 2014 Oh My Veggies 

20 Protein-Packed Meatless DinnersWeve rounded up 20 meatless dinner recipes that have at least 20 grams of protein per serving. Thats a lot of protein!

Saturday Six | Baked Herb Falafel, Beauty Smoothies, and Green Goddess Salad

April 26 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Saturday Six | Baked Herb Falafel, Beauty Smoothies, and Green Goddess SaladWere rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Baked Herb Falafel, a vitamin-packed Beauty Smoothie, Green Goddess Salad with Avocado Dill Dressing and more!

Asparagus and Avocado Spring Rolls with Citrus Dipping Sauce

April 24 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Asparagus and Avocado Spring Rolls with Citrus Dipping SauceAsparagus is in season and it makes the perfect filling for spring rolls! Weve also added avocado slices and paired them with a light Citrus Dipping Sauce that lets the fresh flavors of the filling shine through.

What’s the Deal with Smoothie Bowls?

April 22 2014 Oh My Veggies 

What’s the Deal with Smoothie Bowls?What do you get when you cross smoothies with cereal? Smoothie bowls! Well show you how to build one thats both delicious and nutritionally balanced too.

Saturday Six | Spicy Vegan Mac & Cheese, Sweet & Sour Cauliflower, and Avocado Hummus

April 19 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Were rounding up some of our favorite recipes from this weeks Potluck submissions, including Spicy Vegan Mac & Cheese, Sweet & Sour Cauliflower, Avocado Hummus, and more!

Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothie

April 17 2014 Oh My Veggies 

When youve got more strawberries in the fridge than you can possibly eat, what do you do? You whip up some smoothies, of course! These Strawberry, Coconut & Lime Smoothies make a great breakfast or afternoon pick-me-up.

A Guide to Salad Greens

April 15 2014 Oh My Veggies 

Dont know your mesclun from your mache? Our guide to salad greens is just what you need. Weve got details on several of the most popular varieties of greens, instructions for storage and prep, and lots of delicious recipe ideas. Now go make yourself a salad!

Saturday Six | Banana Protein Bars, Curried Couscous, and Stuffed Shells

April 12 2014 Oh My Veggies 

This weeks Saturday Six features a springtime version of stuffed shells, a super easy curried couscous recipe, lightened up twice-baked potatoes, and three more favorites from Potluck contributors.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake

September 7 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake This overnight Vegan Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Shake recipe has oatmeal added to it so this shake will keep you full all morning long. Early Fall and Pumpkin Spice Even though fall doesn’t start until the end of September, somehow as soon as August ends, it feels like fall to me. Maybe it’s wishful thinking?

Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes

August 31 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Smoked Cheddar Grits with Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes This recipe for creamy, cheesy smoked cheddar grits topped with slices of heirloom tomatoes, then broiled to perfection, is so delicious! Finally Exploring North Carolina We’ve lived in North Carolina for a little over two years now and we still haven’t had the chance to explore very much. One of the reasons we were so excited about moving here is that there seemed to be so much more to do in the area--well, at least compared to Wisconsin.

Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

August 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms This Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms recipe is perfect for Meatless Monday. Portabella mushrooms are stuffed with a pizza-flavored quinoa filling. Website Problems Were you trying to find something on my blog on Saturday and some strange, completely different site was on here instead?

Mango Black Bean Salad Recipe + How to Cut a Mango

August 14 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Mango Black Bean Salad Recipe + How to Cut a Mango This is a post about how to cut things and how not to cut things. Oh, and it’s also about a Mango Black Bean Salad recipe. But let’s talk about how to cut things first.

Ginger Watermelon Italian Ice

August 7 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Ginger Watermelon Italian Ice Italian ice is the perfect way to cool down on hot summer days. This Ginger Watermelon Italian Ice recipe is refreshing and pleasantly gingery. The End of Summer Every August, the same things happens.

Pineapple Jalape?o Granita

July 31 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Pineapple Jalape?o Granita This sweet-and-spicy Pineapple Jalape?o Granita recipe is perfect for making a refreshing summertime dessert. And don’t worry, it’s not too spicy! Beat the Heat with a Frozen Treat I love North Carolina, but it is hot here.

Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza

July 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza This vegetarian Fresh Corn, Poblano, and Cheddar Pizza is perfect for summer get-togethers. In this recipe, sweet corn meets smoky roasted poblano pepper. Rockin’ Recipes I’m a recipe hoarder.

Vegan Green Curry Veggie Kabobs

July 17 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Vegan Green Curry Veggie Kabobs These Vegan Green Curry Veggie Kabobs are made with a green coconut curry marinade. They’re great for summer grilling, but work well on indoor grills too. What Happened on the 4th of July Something terrible happened on the 4th of July.

Bourbon Mango Slow Cooker Baked Beans

July 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Bourbon Mango Slow Cooker Baked Beans I was really happy with the way my Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches turned out, particularly the sauce. As soon as we were finished eating, I started thinking about other things I could do with it. One of the ideas I had was to make baked beans.

Baked Sriracha Potato Chips

July 3 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Baked Sriracha Potato Chips I’ve made these Baked Sriracha Potato Chips several days in a row now. Oh yes, I like to test my recipes a few times before posting them, but I think this time it’s because these are a little bit addictive. They’re both crispy and spicy, two of my favorite qualities in a snack.

Vegetarian Firecracker Cauliflower

June 15 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Vegetarian Firecracker Cauliflower Our vegetarian spin on firecracker take-out features crunchy baked cauliflower in place of shrimp. You will love this Firecracker Cauliflower recipe! Homemade Take-Out I am a huge fan of recreating take-out type dishes at home.

Spring Berry Salad with Lemon Verbena Vinaigrette

June 1 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This light salad recipe is made with fresh spring berries and a lemon verbena vinaigrette. It’s the perfect way to use lemon verbena from the garden! All I Want is Salad We got back from Georgia on Monday night and I’m now ready for my next vacation. I think after you travel, you’re supposed to feel well-rested and satisfied, but traveling only makes me want to travel more. I spent most of the car ride home Googling hotels in Hawaii and the cost of airfare to the Florida Keys. So I guess I haven’t had my fill of travel this summer. But I did leave Georgia with my fill of fabulous desserts, courtesy of my Aunt Darlene. (You’re watching her on The American Baking Competition, right?!) She made mini-cheesecakes and gorgeous stenciled cookies and brownies topped with gold leaf for my cousin’s wedding. Oh, and there was cake too, of course. And then the next day, we got to eat the rejects--more cookies, more brownies, and orange blossom macarons. So! Much! Food! Bingeing on sweets is always the best motivation for getting back on track with my diet. When we were leaving Savannah, I told Chris that all I wanted […]

Smoked Cheddar Mac & Cheese with Baked BBQ Tofu

May 22 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Two years in a row, I have made my husband Noodles & Company mac & cheese rip-offs for his birthday. Last year, I did Truffle Mac, and this year, I did a vegetarian version of their BBQ Pork Mac & Cheese recipe. I don’t really know how this became a thing for us, but I guess it has. I don’t think anyone can beat us when it comes to nonsensical traditions to mark important occasions, which is okay with us, because mac & cheese is far superior to sappy greeting cards anyway. This item isn’t always on the Noodles & Company menu, but when it was, Chris and I were both intrigued. We wondered if they could sub out the pork for tofu, but neither of us wanted to be that person, so we didn’t ask. For months, I promised him I would try to make a meatless version at home. When tackling this recipe myself, I knew that I couldn’t just use any kind of tofu--it had to be baked! The last thing you want in your mac & cheese are soft cubes of tofu. Baked tofu has a firm, chewy texture because baking in the oven dries it […]

Sweet Potato Bibimbap

May 18 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Photos by Rikki Snyder Bibimbap! Have you heard of it? You will love it! What exactly is bibimbap? Its a traditional Korean dish which translates to mixed rice (bibi = mixed, bap = rice). A variety of sautéed, raw, and pickled vegetables are served on top of white rice with a raw or over-easy egg and sliced meat. I took the Make it Meatless approach to this bibimbap by substituting roasted sweet potato slices for the meat. Sweet potatoes for meat? Does that sound like a strange substitution? I assure you, it simply works! The sweet potatoes are filling, flavorful, and add life to the meal. One of my favorite parts about this dish is how much variety goes into the bowl. You can pick and choose your favorite vegetables, and create a combination of raw and cooked vegetables with a tasty sauce. I went with sautéed shiitake mushrooms and sweet potatoes, which I served with raw shredded carrot, eggs, pickled cucumbers (I used store-bought, but I’ve linked to a recipe in the ingredient list if you can’t find them!), kimchi, and a gingery chili garlic sauce drizzled over everything. These bowls are so flavorful and satisfying that it took only […]

Pesto Quinoa & White Bean Cakes with Roasted Tomatoes

May 15 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Now that I have basil growing in the garden again, I’m on a quest to use up my frozen pesto because I’ll be able to make it fresh whenever I want to. If making a big batch of pesto and freezing it for fall and winter marks the end of summer for me, then frantically trying to use up that pesto is a sure sign of spring. It happens every year, like clockwork. It’s a good thing this recipe took a few tries to get right--I think I used half of my pesto supply perfecting it. The first time I made it, I only used cannelini beans. It was not good. I’ve realized that I only like cannelini beans as a component of a dish, not as the main ingredient. White bean cakes with just white beans, pesto, panko, and egg were definitely meh. So then I used half the beans and more ingredients each subsequent trial. Cheese! Why not? A zucchini? Of course! And then quinoa. Sometimes less is more, but sometimes more is more. And this is a more is more recipe. But even with more, it’s still not a lot. If you make this, don’t skip the […]

Recipe | Mexican Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

May 11 2020 Oh My Veggies 

When you puree chia seed pudding, it’s smooth and creamy, just like traditional pudding. I also added cinnamon and cayenne, because why not? It worked for my breakfast shake, and it works really well in this pudding too. Bonus: you can totally have this chia seed pudding for breakfast. Breakfast pudding! We’ll live like kings!

Recipe | Cinnamon Vanilla Cashew Milk

May 8 2020 Oh My Veggies 

If I only knew how easy it was to make my own non-dairy milks, I would have started doing it years ago. Why did it take me so long to discover this?! Okay, it’s still not as easy as picking up a carton of almond milk at the store. But it’s easier than I thought it would be. After learning about carrageenan, I decided that I wanted to avoid non-dairy milk made with it. This is not a lecture-y blog, so don’t take this as me telling you what you should or should not eat, but I decided that for me, I’d rather seek out products that don’t use carrageenan. There are plenty of carrageenan-free nut and soy milks out there, but I started to get curious about whether I could make my own. I started with my friend Kelly’s tutorial on how to make your own coconut milk. It was easy and delicious and I wanted to make more. MOOOORE! So then I tried making the cashew milk recipe that came with my Vitamix. I love almond milk, but I think I love cashew milk even more. (Side note: why do they not sell cashew milk in grocery stores?) […]

Recipe | Cauliflower Hummus Burgers with Mint Tzatziki

May 4 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I finally made some veggie burgers for the blog. But they’re not burger-y burgers. They’re hummus burgers. I wanted something with the flavors of hummus, in burger form. And because I like a little texture in my burgers, I didn’t want to use actual hummus. So instead, I smashed some chickpeas and cauliflower together with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. The first time I made this, I did it without the cauliflower and it just didn’t work out. The burgers needed a little more moisture, so I thought I’d experiment by adding steamed cauliflower the next time around. The cauliflower doesn’t take away from the hummus flavor, but it makes the burgers less crumbly and adds some veggie goodness to the patties. Chobani sent me some samples of their Greek yogurt (thanks, Chobani!), so I figured the appropriate topping for hummus burgers was tzatziki. Traditionally, dill is used in tzatziki sauce, but since my dill is pretty pathetic right now, I used mint instead. I’m not big on yogurt unless it’s in something and I feel the same way about tzatziki--it’s great on these burgers, but a little too much for me on its own. (But I guess […]

Recipe | Pesto-Roasted Veggie Sandwiches

May 1 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I never need an excuse to go to our local French bakery. I might go there to get something for a meal, but I won’t leave without a tarte tatin or eclair. The bakery is owned and operated by a French family, so the food and the accents really make you feel like you’re in Paris and not Wisconsin. (Oh, how I wish I was in Paris and not Wisconsin.) Anyway! In seeking new and different ways to use pesto, I wanted to do something sandwichy. Yes, it’s a word! Sandwichy! I bought a crusty loaf of sourdough bread from aforementioned bakery, and then yellow squash, zucchini, and portabella mushrooms from the grocery store. I had pesto, Parmesan cheese, and an onion on hand. Because roasting is pretty much my default way of preparing vegetables, I thought I’d marinate the veggies in a pesto and olive oil mixture and then throw them in the oven until they got all caramelized and delicious. If you prefer grilling your vegetables, that would work too, of course--I mean, basically the idea is to cook the vegetables before putting them on the sandwich, you know? These sandwiches are bound to become a weekend staple […]

Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade

April 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This Lightly Sweetened Sparkling Meyer Lemonade is bright, tart, and effervescent. It’s impossible to be in a funky mood when you’re drinking sparkling lemonade. Impossible! Use this recipe to make yourself a tall glass of sunshine on a summer day or a day that you just need a reason to smile.

20 Unexpected Ways to Use Cauliflower

April 20 2020 Oh My Veggies 

You know the old saying… if life gives you cauliflower, make pizza crust. What--that’s not a saying?! Well, I propose right here and now that it should be. We all know cauliflower is a pretty great vegetable, sure. But do you know just how versatile it is? Did you know you can take a head of the stuff and make, yes, a pizza crust? Or a lightened-up version of mashed potatoes? How about hummus? Rice?! Popcorn! Buffalo wings!! This incredible cruciferous vegetable isn’t only low in carbohydrates (perfect for those eating lower-carb diets), it’s utterly packed with nutrients. So the fact that you can transform it into a myriad of other things--usually as as substitute for something that would have been far more calorie-dense--it’s a very good thing. Here are 20 brilliant cauliflower recipes from around the web that touch upon the infinite possibilities for this one remarkable vegetable.

Recipe | Brussel Sprout & Grape Galette

April 13 2020 Oh My Veggies 

There are some things you shouldn’t say to a cook. You know what one of those things is? “Interesting…” That was what my husband said when I told him my idea for this recipe. “A Brussel Sprout & Grape Galette! Maybe with some walnuts, too, and a balsamic reduction. And Parmesan cheese!” I thought it was ingenious. I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with the idea, in fact. But my husband’s response? “Interesting...” “Interesting...” never means interesting. It’s not so much the word “interesting,” you see, it’s more that trailing off at the end: “Interestinnnggg.” Interesting is the polite way of saying, “What in Sam Hill are you thinking?” (Yes, Sam Hill. I’m an 80-year-old man, didn’t you know?) But brussel sprouts and grapes actually do go well together. A few months ago, I made a roasted brussel sprouts and grapes recipe from Whole Living and it was delicious. And, in general, brussel sprouts tend to go well with sweet flavors that offset their slight bitterness. So as I write this post, I feel like this Brussel Sprout & Grape Galette is one of those recipes that could be so weird that it’s a massive success, like […]

Recipe | Easy Baked Arancini

April 6 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Last Thursday I shared my Lemony Asparagus Risotto recipe with you and I promised that there was a part two coming soon. Well, guess what? It’s time for Lemony Asparagus Risotto Part 2: The Reckoning. (That sounds more ominous and vaguely threatening than delicious, huh?) Every risotto recipe I’ve ever made yielded a lot of risotto. A lot. Since it’s just my husband and me in our household, that means there’s always leftovers. But leftover risotto is kind of an abomination. It’s never as creamy as the first day you make it and it’s just kind of off and disappointing and even a little bit depressing. So here’s what you need to do when you have leftover risotto: you need to make baked arancini. Traditionally, arancini is fried in a skillet or deep-fryer. But risotto is a little on the heavy side, so adding even more fat from frying isn’t the best idea. Arancini is often stuffed with cheese too, but I’ve omitted this as well. That doesn’t mean this baked arancini is healthy, but it’s a little more virtuous than its deep-fried, cheese-stuffed counterpart. Done correctly, baked arancini has the same crunchy exterior and creamy interior as the fried […]

Spiced Sweet Potato Caramels

March 30 2020 Oh My Veggies 

You might see a lot of sweet potato recipes on my blog over the next month. I want to put a patio in our backyard, so I am determined (determined!) to win the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission’s No More Mallows Blogger Recipe Contest. So, having the eye of the tiger and determination and things like that, I decided to start things off big by making sweet potato caramels. When I did a Google search for “sweet potato caramels recipe,” all I found were a bunch of pages about Morinaga sweet potato caramels, which I happened to have bought when we were in Japan a few years ago. While they’re delicious, they’re not the buttery, gooey kind of caramels we’re used to in the US. They kind of have the texture of a Starburst with a very mild caramel flavor. I wanted to use sweet potatoes to make crazy decadent caramels. The kind that make you weak in the knees. Having never made caramels before, I figured it would take me a few tries to perfect them, but I surprised myself and got them right the first time by using the cooking instructions and proportions from this caramel recipe and […]

Raspberry Banana Chia Smoothie

March 23 2020 Oh My Veggies 

The day after we got back to Raleigh last week, I woke up with tonsils so swollen, I could barely swallow water, a non-stop hacking cough and I sounded like Big Ang when I tried to talk. (Yes, I realize that exactly two of you get the Big Ang reference, but I’m okay with that.) I immediately picked up my iPhone and Googled to find out the symptoms of SARS and I was relieved to find out that I did not seem to have SARS. But then I realized that could only mean one thing: I must have consumption. So since I have consumption and all, this weekend seemed like a good opportunity to revisit this Raspberry Banana Chia Smoothie recipe. I started working on it about a month and a half ago. You’d think a smoothie recipe would be pretty straight-forward, but for some reason it took me a lot of tries to get this one right. Seeing as my tonsils are about the size of golf balls right now, I wanted it to be a little bit thinner than I usually make my smoothies, so I decided to add fewer raspberries this time around. I think that was […]

Recipe | Apple Cinnamon & Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies

March 16 2020 Oh My Veggies 

When deciding on a name for these cookies, I was all excited thinking I had come up with something totally original--muffin top cookies! And then I did a search for the term and, sure enough, lots of people make muffin top cookies. But! I’m the only one that’s made Apple Cinnamon & Quinoa Muffin Top Cookies! So that’s something, right? This recipe is really a happy accident. I wanted to make a breakfast cookie that was low in calories and fairly substantive and healthy. I decided to put quinoa in the cookies, but I wasn’t sure how to go about doing it, so I adapted a recipe from Bon Appetit. One of the changes I made was to sub out white whole wheat flour for whole wheat pastry flour. In my mind, I couldn’t see much of a difference between the two–since I like whole wheat, I’ve never been one to buy the white wheat stuff. Well! It turns out that using pastry flour in cookies makes them cakey. I was expecting to open the oven and find chewy cookies waiting for me and instead, I had something that looked more like muffin tops. I resigned myself to buying the […]

Pomegranate Lime Chia Fresca Recipe

March 9 2020 Oh My Veggies 

If you’ve never seen chia drinks in stores, you’re probably giving me the side-eye right now. (Well, as much as you can give a blogger the side-eye--I can’t see it, but I know it’s happening!) But really, this is a thing! The first time I saw a bottle of juice with chia seeds in it, I assumed that: a) It would be disgusting. b) I would choke on it. c) It was hippie food. Maybe the last one is true, but it’s not disgusting and I didn’t choke on it. When hydrated, the outer layer of chia seeds becomes gelatinous. This gel-like coating means that chia seeds go down easy so no, this isn’t like drinking a glass full of poppy seeds. Chia drinks (also called chia fresca or iskiate) kind of have the consistency of softened Jello, a bonus for me, since I don’t eat Jello. And in a drink, the seeds don’t really impart a flavor because you’re not chewing on them, so you taste the flavor of the juice and nothing more. Chia seeds are little nutritional dynamos too--they’re high in Omega-3s, antioxidants, and fiber, and unlike other seeds, they don’t need to be ground in order […]

Spinach, Caramelized Onion & Roasted Pepper Open-Faced Sandwiches from Vegetable Literacy

March 2 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I can never, ever pass up the opportunity to make a recipe that involves caramelized onions. Are they a pain to make? Kind of. Do they take for-freaking-ever to cook down? Absolutely. But they are always worth it. When I was given a list of recipes from Deborah Madison’s Vegetable Literacy to chose from for this post, my eyes immediately went to the open-faced sandwiches topped with caramelized onions. There was no way these wouldn’t be delicious! The sweet onions and thick slices of roasted red pepper paired perfectly with the salty cheese and earthy spinach. And aside from the time it took to caramelize the onions, these sandwiches were easy to make too. This is why I love Deborah Madison’s cookbooks--they elevate vegetarian cooking beyond veggie lasagnas and burgers, but in a way that’s not intimidating to the average cook. Vegetable Literacy: Cooking and Gardening with Twelve Families from the Edible Plant Kingdom, with over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes was released this week and I was lucky enough to get a copy to review. As a vegetarian (and a fan of Deborah Madison’s work in general), I appreciate this book for its inspired recipe ideas, but as a gardener, […]

Recipe | Baked Portabella Mushroom Taquitos

February 24 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Full disclosure: before coming up with this recipe, the only taquitos I’ve had were the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s. And I didn’t like them. I didn’t hate them either, but I was left feeling pretty meh about the idea of taquitos after that. I was going to do this recipe as tacos, but for some reason, I thought, “No, I’m going to do taquitos instead! Yes, mushroom taquitos! That’s the ticket!” After a little bit of Googling, I realized that taquitos were fried. Could they be baked instead? Yes! It is possible to bake taquitos! I found this out after some more Googling (what did we do before Google?!) and finding a recipe for Baked Chicken Taquitos on the Whole Foods website. I was a little bit put off by their method of soaking the tortillas in warm broth before filling them, so I skipped that and simply warmed the tortillas instead, which is what I do when I make enchiladas. Many times when you bake something instead of frying it, it really pales in comparison to the fried version. You try to convince yourself that it’s just as good, but y’all know those oven fries just aren’t the […]

Chopped Power Salad with Baked Tofu and Almond-Miso Dressing

February 17 2020 Oh My Veggies 

Last year I linked to a Maple-Miso Tofu recipe in one of my What I Ate This Week posts and shortly afterwards, the recipe disappeared from the internet. I have no idea why it was taken down, but I get people asking me once in a while if I happen to have a copy of it myself; sadly, I do not. I get asked about it enough that I figured I’d try to make my own version and post it here. Then I decided that what would make that Maple-Miso Tofu even better was to serve it in a bowl full of noodles. A noodle salad! With chewy baked tofu and maybe an almond-lime sauce, like the one I made a few months ago to dip crispy baked zucchini in. I was all set to make that, until I decided what would be even better would be to make the Maple-Miso Tofu and then serve it in a regular, non-noodle salad with an almond-lime dressing. But right before I went to the kitchen to start cooking, I realized making two separate sauces would be a little bit of a pain, so I merged the two together and made an Almond-Miso […]

Recipe | Whole Wheat Chocolate Cherry Muffins

February 10 2020 Oh My Veggies 

When I was little, I had a thing for chocolate-covered cherries. I’m not really sure how it started--no one in my family likes chocolate cherries, so I don’t know where I first had them. But man, did I love them. While my brothers would get Sour Patch Kids or Razzles (remember Razzles?!) from the candy store, I’d go to the fancypants chocolate counter and get two or three chocolate cherries. Now that I’m older, I can’t stand those chocolate cherry cordials. They are waaaay too sweet for my tastes. But I still love that combination of chocolate and cherries--just not all the added sugar. Since I’m on a bit of a muffin kick lately, I thought I’d try making chocolate cherry muffins. I’ve had half a bag of dried cherries sitting in the pantry since October, so it was time to use them up! And I had all of the other ingredients on hand too, so these muffins were just meant to be. Unfortunately, I’m still learning when it comes to baking, and I burnt them. They weren’t so burnt that they were inedible, but they did end up being a little bit dry, especially on the bottom. I’ve adjusted […]

How To Make Your Own Balsamic Ketchup

February 3 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I have a deep love and appreciation for ketchup. (You’ve seen my Cranberry Chipotle Ketchup recipe, right?) So naturally, when I saw that Heinz was introducing a ketchup made with balsamic vinegar, I decided that I needed to try it immediately. And then I found out it wasn’t available everywhere; it seemed the stores I frequent are not stores that carry it. Obviously, I had to try to make it myself. Obviously! I adapted this balsamic ketchup recipe from Serious Eats’ Homemade Ketchup. Are you ready to make ketchup? Let’s get started! You will need these things: 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 (28 oz) can tomato puree 1/­­2 cup packed brown sugar 1/­­4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp tomato paste 1/­­2 tsp kosher salt 1/­­2 tsp ground mustard 1/­­8 tsp ground cloves, for that certain je ne sais quoi (yes, the “quoi” in ketchup is cloves--of this, I am certain) 1/­­8 tsp allspice 1/­­8 tsp cayenne pepper Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until just beginning to brown, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add minced garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add the tomato […]

Recipe | Vegetable Baked Ziti

January 27 2020 Oh My Veggies 

This January marks the eighth year that I’ve been doing Weight Watchers. While my weight has fluctuated since reaching my goal and I’m now actively trying to lose weight again, I really feel like it was joining Weight Watchers that prompted me to learn how to cook and get creative in the kitchen. Because before Weight Watchers? Our meals were pretty much take out, stir fry, or pasta. Pasta showed up on the menu at least once a week. I’d make a whole box (!!!) and my husband and I would split it. He’d put lots of sauce on his, while I’d put a little bit of sauce and a mountain of grated Parmesan on mine. I was under the impression that a ginormous bowl of pasta was a typical serving–after all, that’s what most restaurants serve, right? It was a shock to find out that those big boxes of pasta that my husband and I were eating by ourselves are meant to serve eight people. Oops. One of the first changes I made when I joined Weight Watchers was downsizing those pasta portions. But clearly, two ounces of pasta alone just wasn’t going to cut it. So I started […]

Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

January 20 2020 Oh My Veggies 

You know what I hate? Suggested serving sizes. I love hummus. I don’t make usually make hummus myself (unless it’s Edamame Hummus) because it ends up being a disaster, so I buy the little tubs of hummus at the grocery store. And I totally want to eat half the tub in one sitting. But a serving size is almost always two tablespoons. Two tablespoons. Which is nothing! Who eats two tablespoons of hummus?! I am totally a volume eater. Hummus is a healthy food, but the calories really add up when you want to eat more than two tablespoons. So I thought I’d try replacing the chickpeas with roasted cauliflower. Oh sure, my hummus wouldn’t have as much protein, but I’d be able to eat a lot more of it, which is nice too, right? As usual, I thought I was being super innovative, but then I Googled it and about a gajillion recipes for paleo hummus made with cauliflower came up. Oh snap. Anyway, if you divide this Roasted Cauliflower Hummus into four HUGE SERVINGS (see, all caps means the servings are big), you end up saving about 90 calories per serving. I kind of wanted to have a […]

Recipe | Fat Elvis Ice Cream

January 13 2020 Oh My Veggies 

I’ve been wanting an ice cream maker for a while. My husband, however, wasn’t convinced that it was a necessity. When the Steamy Kitchen store had a deal for $50 off of a $100 purchase, I figured it was a sign. It was the cosmos saying, “Kieeeeersten, buy yourself an ice cream maaaaker. Make delicious thiiiiiings.” Not being one to say no to the cosmos, I immediately bought myself a 1 1/­­2 quart Cuisinart ice cream maker. (I also bought a neon orange hand mixer, but that’s neither here nor there.) So! The ice cream maker was bought. Then what? Well, I figured I would break it in by making Fat Elvis Ice Cream. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that my husband and I moved from Wisconsin to North Carolina a few months ago. One of the things we desperately miss about living in Madison is Chocolate Shoppe. Don’t let the name confuse you--Chocolate Shoppe is all about ice cream. Super rich, indulgent, once-in-a-while-special-treat ice cream. And, in my humble opinion (and my husband’s too), their best flavor is Fat Elvis. Yes, this is the same Fat Elvis ice cream that was the inspiration […]

Freezer-Friendly Greens & Tofu Scramble Wraps

January 6 2020 Oh My Veggies 

It’s always my goal to create recipes that aren’t just tasty, but that are doable. For me, part of “doable” is ingredients that are readily available. This isn’t just about you, it’s also about me--I live in a smallish town and I don’t want to be schlepping all over the place for ingredients either. But I was working on a tofu scramble for a while and it just wasn’t coming together and I finally had to acknowledge the fact that I needed to go to Raleigh to get some nutritional yeast. Nutritional yeast is a flaky little deactivated yeast that tastes like cheese. So it’s great for vegan cooking. It’s a good source of vitamins (some brands, like Bob’s Red Mill, are fortified with Vitamin B12) and even contains some protein. If, like me, you can’t find it at your local grocery store, you can buy nutritional yeast on Amazon. But since I needed the nutritional yeast right away, I didn’t order it online and went to Earth Fare, 40 minutes away, to get it. I got home and since I was going to use it the next day, I decided to leave it on the countertop, as I sometimes […]

Recipe | Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

December 30 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I feel like this week is like the movie Groundhog Day for my blog. Because last week I posted recipes involving sweet potatoes and candy canes. And this week? More sweet potatoes and more candy canes. I was going to save this Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane cookies recipe for next week, but I want to post it in time for holiday baking. Because it’s really good! (And if you don’t have candy canes on hand, you can use starlight mints too. I made these again to update the photos and they are just as good. Peppermint candy is peppermint candy, right?) I am not a crispy cookie person. For me, it’s all about the chewiness. And these cookies are the easiest, chewiest, yummiest cookies I make. The basic chocolate cookie is one of my go-to recipes (yup, it’s the one I used in my Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches) and I add whatever I have on hand to finish them. Toffee pieces, peanut butter chips, dried cherries, chopped nuts--they’re all great in these cookies. So since it’s Christmas cookie season, I decided to try adding broken candy cane pieces. They’re not the prettiest cookie, it’s true, but they make […]

Tofu Enchiladas with Sweet Potato in Mole Sauce

December 13 2019 Oh My Veggies 

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Creamy Tomato Soup

December 7 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This creamy tomato soup is perfect for starting a meal. Tomatoes, a carrot, onion, garlic, and vegetable broth combine to make a tasty soup that will be appreciated by all guests around the table.  

Recipe | Baked Sriracha Butternut Squash Fries

December 2 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I am perpetually counting calories. Which is a whole lot of fun! Perhaps this is just my perception, but it sure seems like the food blogging world is full of the “Oh gosh, I just eat whatever I want and I never workout!” types who weigh 110 pounds and post six dessert recipes a week, usually involving Rolos and/­­or several heaping cups full of Nutella and I resent them and their amazing metabolism. I am not one of those bloggers. Nope. I have to watch every single thing I eat. So butternut squash fries make a frequent appearance on our dinner table. If I’m making veggie burgers or grilled cheese or something else that’s a little bit high in calories, butternut squash fries are a good low calorie counter-balance to that. And they’re filling! And delicious! And healthy! Butternut squash is high in fiber, beta carotene, potassium, and Vitamins C & B6. So in addition to having fewer calories than potato fries, they’re more nutritious too. Lower calories! More nutrition! Really, you can’t go wrong with butternut squash fries. Okay, there’s one slight downside. Butternut squash fries are not as crispy as regular fries. They’re just as versatile, though. I […]

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

November 25 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I hope you’ve enjoyed the week of vegetarian Thanksgiving posts that I put together with Rikki! I’ve gotten so used to working on my own as a blogger that it’s nice to collaborate with someone else once in a while and see my food through another photographer’s eyes (or camera lens). And Rikki isn’t just an amazing photographer, but she’s also a great friend and mentor who totally gets my food, so I can’t imagine working with anyone else. I’m totally thrilled with how all of her photos turned out in these vegetarian recipes for a vegetarian thanksgiving main course! Here’s our complete menu with vegetarian recipes for thanksgiving main course: Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings /­­/­­ Roasted acorn squash rings stuffed with quinoa, apples, cranberries, sage, and cheddar. A main dish for vegetarians that also works as a side dish for everyone else! Whipped Sweet Potatoes /­­/­­ Vanilla-scented sweet potatoes lightly sweetened with maple syrup and topped with candied pecans. The perfect alternative to the typical marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole. Rosemary Roasted Carrots /­­/­­ Heirloom carrots make this simple Thanksgiving side dish a showstopper. Green Beans & Caramelized Shallots /­­/­­ Tender roasted green beans are topped with caramelized shallots. Wild Mushroom Gravy […]

Brussels Sprout and Apple Tart with Walnut Pesto

November 22 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Thanksgiving is next week. Did I just blow your mind? Fine, maybe not. Maybe you are a person who has things together, who plans everything in advance, and for that, I commend you. I used to be that person too. But then I turned into a person says “Have a good weekend!” on Tuesdays and who does all her Christmas shopping the day before Christmas. I have no sense of time and no have-it-togetherness. Evidenced by my use of the word “have-it-togetherness.” The thought of hosting a Thanksgiving gathering makes me a little bit woozy, in fact. There is so much planning involved! It’s kind of like Tetris, except instead of fitting together colorful shapes, you’re figuring out when to put the gratin in the oven when the breadsticks need to be cooked at the same time, but at a different temperature or how you’re going to cook 5 different things on the stovetop when you only have 4 burners. Also, there’s no Russian-y Tetris music playing while you figure this stuff out, which makes it much less fun. Well, this is the kind of main dish that makes things a little bit easier. Here’s the game plan: you make […]

Recipe | Savory Pumpkin Galette

November 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I know most of the people who read my blog aren’t vegetarians. You’re looking to cut down on meat or maybe you’re just looking for some good recipes to add bacon to. (Yeah, don’t think I don’t see your pins on Pinterest saying, “I would add bacon” because I do!) So you’re probably going to eat turkey on Thanksgiving. This post is for those of you who aren’t going to eat turkey. Are you tired of feeling like a weirdo on Thanksgiving? Tired of people making fun of you for eating some sad looking faux turkey? Here’s an idea: Bring your own main dish. But not just any main dish! Oh no! You need to bring something crazy impressive. So then instead of pointing and laughing while you eat your weird vegetarian food, they’ll be all, “Ooh, that looks really good!” Then you can say, “Yeah, it does. AND IT’S MINE. So you can’t have it.” Or you can share. That’s probably more in the spirit of Thanksgiving, isn’t it? The next two weeks on Oh My Veggies are going to be all about Thanksgiving. I’ve got a delicious main dish recipe and some awesome sides, and I’m going to […]

Rosemary Roasted Carrots

November 4 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Recipes by me, photos by Rikki Snyder. Even though I have a food blog, I have to confess that I get overwhelmed when cooking a few things at once. Does that happen to you too, or am I just especially weak and easily confused? It seems like the more I have going on in the kitchen, the more likely things are to end up charred and inedible. So when developing recipes for a vegetarian Thanksgiving, I wanted a good mix of dishes that were a little more involved and dishes that required very little time, effort, or thought. These Rosemary Roasted Carrots are one of the latter. I also decided to add some simple roasted vegetable recipes to our Thanksgiving line-up because I wanted to have some lighter, healthier options in the midst of the stuffing and dessert and mashed potatoes. And that brings me to the other topic of this post: World Diabetes Day. When Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food asked me to be involved in her World Diabetes Day event, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. But then I had a moment of doubt--do I even know how to make a recipe that’s diabetic-friendly? Carolyn […]

Wild Mushroom & Potato Pizza on Whole Grain Naan

October 28 2019 Oh My Veggies 

We love pizza, and we love to experiment. So rather than using a traditional crust, we made this pizza using whole grain naan. Making pizzas with naan is nice when you don’t have the time to mess with the dough--the key is to make sure any veggies you add to your pizza are cooked beforehand because you need to heat your naan at a lower temperature than you’d cook a pizza made with raw dough.

Recipe | Loaded Veggie Nachos with Portabella Mushroom Meat

October 21 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Nachos: the staple food of teenage boys everywhere. It’s not really the type of thing you eat as a meal once you’ve reached adulthood. If someone asks you what you had for dinner last night and you answer “Nachos,” they’re bound to make some unkind assumptions about you. For example, they probably assume that you ate said nachos while sitting on a bean bag chair and using an overturned cardboard box as a table, a bottle of Mountain Dew Code Red by your side. They might also imagine that this meal took place in front of an episode of Cops. These are the things people think about you if you tell them you eat nachos for dinner. But nachos can be classy too! And you can make them without the neon orange cheese sauce and greasy taco meat. Loaded Veggie Nachos are nachos that you can eat as a meal without shame or guilt. Instead of being loaded with bad things, they’re loaded with (mostly) healthy and delicious things. On the subject of greasy taco meat, I replaced that with coarsely chopped portabella mushrooms. I’m really not big into meat analogues, so I hated using the word “meat” in the […]

Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes & Walnuts

October 14 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Last weekend, Chris and I decided to get AppleTV. My plan was to get it, subscribe to Hulu, and then start watching old episodes of Rock of Love immediately. I was so excited that on the way to Best Buy, I sang the Rock of Love theme song, and since I only know approximately 3 lines from it (including “touch my backstage pass” which: ew, Bret Michaels, really???), I’m sure that was pretty annoying to listen to. (My poor husband puts up with so much. Seriously.) When we got home and I was scrolling through to find Rock of Love, I found all of these other trashy reality shows I had forgotten about though. The Surreal Life! I Love New York! Daisy of Love! Weren’t things so much better back then? Wasn’t life so much simpler? Anyway, my goal is to work out while watching these shows, so by the time I catch up on all of them, I’ll be in the best shape of my life. I’ll be able to throw trays of Lean Cuisine stuffed cabbage across a tour bus with the strength of an olympic shot putter. Also, if you work out while watching crappy reality shows, […]

Meaty Mushroom Marinara Sauce

October 4 2019 Oh My Veggies 

For a long time, I refused to eat tomato sauce. I ate my pasta plain and when I got pizza, I would carefully separate the cheese from the crust, scrape off all the sauce, and then reassemble each slice. Even now, I’m still picky about tomato sauce. My pasta sauce needs to be full of veggies. Full of them! The veggie to sauce ratio must be high! Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought pasta sauces skimp on the veggies. Mushroom sauces are my favorite because I like the meatiness that the mushrooms add to a pasta dish, but usually store-bought sauces either have a few token slices in each jar or tiny little diced mushrooms that you can’t even taste. Sad! So I decided to make my own mushroom marinara. Yes, it takes more time than opening up a jar, but this recipe makes a lot of sauce, so you can whip up a batch on the weekend, then freeze it in small portions to use throughout the week. Not only is this tastier than buying pasta sauce, it’s much cheaper too. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Recipe | Pear & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

September 23 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Simple fall lunches--this is what I am in desperate need of right now. I’ve gotten bored of just about every single one of my go-to lunchtime options, so when noon rolls around, I find myself standing in front of the pantry, contemplating what I can do with lentils or jasmine rice. And then I just give up and have a handful of potato chips and some olives. (This is the point where you mentally insert a sad trombone sound.) Even though I blog about cooking, I really don’t like making big elaborate lunches. When I made pasta for myself two weeks ago, that was kind of a huge deal to me. I made pasta--for lunch! So I’ve been seeking out some easy, seasonal lunch ideas and I just happened to find a good one on Panini Happy: Granola-Crusted Pear and Almond Butter Panini. Being lazy about lunches, I didn’t do the granola-crusting (and I know I’m missing out, I’m sure of it!), but the pear and almond butter on a sandwich was delicious! One of my favorite fall snacks is pear slices topped with a little bit of cheese, so I decided that this would make a good sandwich too. […]

Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad

September 16 2019 Oh My Veggies 

  This Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad is really simple, and it’s one of our favorite lunch recipes. This recipe is perfect for making at the beginning of the week, to have either for lunch or as an afternoon snack. The protein and fiber in the beans help you feel fuller for longer. Mediterranean Kidney Bean Salad is great to eat on its own, but it’s also a terrific filling for pita bread. And since the oil and lemon juice act as a marinade, this is one of those recipes that tastes better and better as the days go on, so be sure to save some for later! You may find you enjoy the flavor later in the week than you did in the beginning. But, the fresh flavor is also delicious enough that you can whip this up as a side dish for a quick weeknight dinner. Give the recipe a try and let us know how you like it in the comments below.

Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza

September 9 2019 Oh My Veggies 

It has come to my attention that other bloggers have already started posting pumpkin and apple recipes. Sorry guys, I’m not letting go of summer produce that easily. You’re going to have to drag me away from corn and zucchini the same way you have to drag your 3-year-old out of the toy department at Target–crying, kicking, and screaming, “I HATE YOU! YOU’RE THE WORST MOM IN THE WORLD!” So yeah, while everyone else gets a jump start on fall, I’m going to spend the next two weeks enjoying the last bit of summer. I like to cook seasonally and summer produce is still in season! I promise you it is! Sure, you could be eating apples and pumpkin right now, but you’ll have many months to eat apples and pumpkin. What about corn?! You’re going to miss fresh corn in a month when you can’t buy it anymore. You know what you should do? Make this Sweet Corn, Sausage & Thyme Pizza. I make my Fresh Corn, Poblano and Cheddar Pizza at the beginning and end of every summer, but I wanted to try something different, so I threw together this recipe last weekend. I love thyme and corn […]

Recipe | Brown Sugar Peach French Toast Cups

August 30 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I know I post a lot of recipes with peaches. And I fully intended to make this recipe with blueberries or blackberries. Blueberries and blackberries! Two fruits that I’ve completely neglected on my blog. But a little nagging voice in my head kept saying, “No! Use peaches! Peaches will be better!” Usually the voice in my head is too busy singing Poison songs to get involved in my cooking process, so I figured I better listen. If nagging inner voice can take a break from “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” on endless repeat for hours at a time, this must be important! So I went with peaches. Again. I promise, next summer will be the summer of blueberries. Blueberry everything! All summer! You have my word. And my word? It’s gold. If you’ve been reading Oh My Veggies for a while, maybe you remember my Sweet Potato French Toast Cups recipe. I wanted to do that again, but with fruit. The thing I love most about making little individual French toasts in muffin tins is that they’re portion-controlled and easy to freeze. Bake ’em, freeze ’em, and heat ’em in the microwave for breakfast. It doesn’t get much easier than […]

Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad

August 24 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Cauliflower and Chickpea Salad isn’t a complicated salad, but all the ingredients go so well together! This cauliflower salad is tasty and crunchy.  

Lemon Sugar Cookies

August 17 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are delicious and tangy. You can vary your choice of citrus and use orange, lime, or even grapefruit.

Greek Salad

August 14 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Fresh, quick to prepare, and bursting with flavors--this Greek Salad is a staple of Mediterranean cuisine.  

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

August 10 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Stuffed Portobello Mushroom recipe is easy to prepare and very delicious. Thats what I call a perfect recipe!    

Black Forest Cake in a Glass

August 7 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Make each Black Forest Cake in an individual glass.    

Chocolate Popsicles

August 3 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Chocolate Popsicle recipe provides a way to make fudge popsicles a little healthier. This version uses banana and avocado, which makes the popsicles creamy and adds a dose of vitamins.    

Summer Pasta Salad

July 31 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This delectable pasta salad contains many different textures and flavors. It’s perfect for potlucks or gatherings around the BBQ!    

White BBQ Sauce

July 27 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Here is a different BBQ sauce made with mayonnaise. Its delicious in hot sandwiches and over grilled meat.  

Easy Rosé Pasta Sauce

July 24 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This rosé sauce is perfect for pasta. It’s simple to make and extremely tasty!    

Stuffed Mexican Sweet Potato

July 20 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This sweet salty recipe is tasty and simple to cook!    

Melon and Bocconcini Skewers

July 17 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These sweet and salty appetizers are perfect for a snack in the sun.    

Creamy Macaroni Salad

July 13 2019 Oh My Veggies 

A good macaroni salad makes you realize that its summer time! This macaroni salad is simple, good, and never goes out of style.    

Chickpea Burger

July 10 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Requiring few ingredients, our veggie chickpea burger will be ready to eat after only 15 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes of cooking!    

Red Beans and Rice Burritos

July 6 2019 Oh My Veggies 

A really easy and quick dish to make, these burritos are especially full of flavors. If you don’t like burritos, you can remove the tortilla and make it into a burrito bowl.  

Honey Tofu Skewers

July 3 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Crispy, sweet tofu skewers on the BBQ! Even the family member who doesnt love tofu will love this recipe!    

The best Chocolate Chips Cookies

June 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Finally, an excellent recipe for chocolate chip cookies! They are super easy and quick to prepare and they are incredibly delicious. Rich, mellow, and equally succulent straight from the oven or when cooled.    

Cauliflowers Patties

June 26 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These cauliflowers patties are as pretty as they are good, and easy to make! Your children will feast and love to eat their vegetables! You can make patties of different sizes to serve them as an appetizer or as an main course.    

Orzo Salad

June 22 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This is a salad full of flavors. Served cold with is delicious dressing, it’s a real treat!  

Taco Salad

June 19 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This summer salad is simple, fast, and goes well as a good nutritious lunch.      

Tomato Egg Noodle

June 15 2019 Oh My Veggies 

These tomato egg noodles are an inexpensive meal that will please the whole family!

Cake in a Mug

June 8 2019 Oh My Veggies 

The cooking time of this cake may vary depending on your microwave’s wattage and the size of the cup, pot, or ramekin you use.

Veggie Scrambled Eggs

June 5 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Because there are so many ways to prepare eggs, there is always something for everyone! Scrambled eggs remain an indestructible classic--so simple to make and yet so easy to overlook. A minute of cooking too much, a fire a little too strong and that’s it; the scrambled eggs become dry and overcooked.

Date and Apple Muffins

June 1 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I love the delicious combination of apple and dates! These date and apple muffins are very nourishing--both healthy and tender.

Lentil No-Meat Pie

May 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Here is a comforting veggie version of a hearty classic. This no-meat pie is perfect for lunches and busy evenings. The lentils in this pie provide a source of affordable and nutritious protein.

Green Vegetables and Tofu Stir-fry

May 25 2019 Oh My Veggies 

The taste of plain tofu is not a taste that makes us jump with joy, but when given a little love it becomes very interesting. The best way to make it tasty is to let it sit in a marinade. The longer it marinates, the tastier it will be! Even after 1 hour it will have absorbed many flavors.

Crispy Sweet Chili Zucchini with Lime-Almond Dipping Sauce

May 20 2019 Oh My Veggies 

We love zucchini! Even more we love breaded zucchini that tastes like fried! And then because you can’t have breaded zucchini without an accompanying sauce, we upped the snack ante with a spicy, tangy Lime-Almond Dipping Sauce on the side. Kind of like a peanut sauce, but with almond butter instead. The result is an Asian-inspired twist on breaded zucchini that will satisfy even the pickiest of snackers. And the best news? Rice cakes aren’t boring anymore! Disclosure: Brandfluential sponsored the development of this recipe and asked me to share Lundberg’s Rice Cake Double Take contest, but all opinions are my own.

Mexican Baked Polenta with Salsa Beans & Sautéed Veggies

May 17 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This easy dinner uses two of our favorite pantry staples: a tube of prepared polenta and a can of black beans. Add fresh vegetables, salsa, and cheese and youve got yourself a delicious Mexican-inspired meal!

Recipe | Thai Tofu and Noodle Salad

May 13 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Last weekend I went to the mall in attempt to find some jeans that are not skinny jeans and I realized that OH MY GOSH it’s pretty much summer. (Side note: can they please start making jeans that are not skinny jeans again? Because some of us have chunky calves. Thanks.) The air was thick and humid and it was hot out. Not hot hot, because it gets way hotter here, but hot enough that I knew that all the alternating warm-and-cold days of spring were over and now it’s just going to get hotter and hotter until it finally starts to cool down again in the fall. So now that it’s feeling like summer, I think it’s time to start putting some summer recipes on the blog. I decided last summer that cold noodle salads were my most favorite summertime food. Then I remembered: oh, corn. Corn is my favorite summertime food. Duh. But cold noodle salads are a close second! The veggies make them feel light, but the noodles make them more substantive than a regular salad. And they’re cold, which is always welcome on a hot day. This is one of those fun salads where you can […]

Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Walnuts

May 10 2019 Oh My Veggies 

This Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms recipe is one from my side dish arsenal. Side dish arsenal? Yes! It’s my collection of fast, effortless side dishes–things that can be thrown together quickly so when my main dish requires a little more work, I can make a side that’s pretty much hands-off. They’re also a little bit lower in calories, so they pair perfectly with heavier entrees. I’ve shared a lot of these recipes here already–Barbecue Zucchini Fries, Roasted Broccoli, and Roasted Cauliflower & Kalamata Olives are a few of my favorites. I make sides like this all the time–I used to rely on frozen veggies in such cases, but I’ve been working on building a collection of go-to recipes that take only a few more minutes than those frozen vegetables, but taste a million gazillion (actual number!) times better. This recipe really couldn’t be much easier–the most time-consuming part is trimming the green beans. (And trust me, if you’ve never had roasted green beans before, the 5 minutes of trimming and cutting is well-worth the effort.) Once you’ve cut the beans and mushrooms, you throw them onto a baking sheet with the walnuts, spray them with cooking spray, and 15 […]

Twice Baked Salsa Potatoes with Fajita Veggies

May 6 2019 Oh My Veggies 

Do you ever go to a restaurant and order the same dish every time? For better or worse, I’m a person who likes routine. Usually when I find something I like at a restaurant, I stick with it. My husband always ribs me for ordering the same thing time and time again, but it works for me, so why not, right? But there was one Mexican restaurant that we used to go to and both of us would order the same thing every time we went there–Veggie Fajitas. And then we’d both get a side of spicy, cheesy mashed potatoes. Even my husband couldn’t branch out and try something different because the fajitas were just so flippin’ good. But then! One hot August afternoon, we went to get our usual fajitas-and-potatoes combo and what the server brought out to us shook me to the core. Oh yes, I was shook! Instead of the usual zucchini, onions, mushrooms, and corn, there on our fajita plate was a sad, soggy mix of onions, peas, and carrots. Frozen veggies! Frozen veggies that do not even belong in fajitas! Who puts frozen peas in fajitas? Who?! And even more importantly, why? As much as […]

Roasted Vegetarian Puttanesca Sauce

May 3 2019 Oh My Veggies 

I’m not a lazy cook, but I’m also not opposed to a few shortcuts now and then. One shortcut that I use a lot is jarred pasta sauce. Because it’s easy! And if you buy the right brand, it tastes good too. Or, at least, good enough. (Sometimes good enough is good enough, you know? Especially after a long work day.) Making my own pasta sauce seemed like such a chore, I never bothered attempting it. Well, I’m now fully aboard the homemade pasta sauce train. Homemade pasta sauce! What took me so long?! And the best part is, it’s really not as time-consuming as I thought it would be. Because I’m a big fan of roasting veggies, I decided to use roasted tomatoes as the base for vegetarian puttanesca sauce rather than making it on the stove. Not only does this make the sauce more flavorful, it also reduces the hands-on time for the recipe. Sure, opening a jar of sauce and heating it up in a saucepan is still quicker, but this sauce is worth the (short) wait. You can use the roasted tomatoes as a base for just about any kind of pasta sauceroast the tomatoes with […]

Mushroom & Zucchini Quesadillas with Cilantro Pesto

April 29 2019 Oh My Veggies 

How do you feel about cilantro? Because if you’re a cilantro hater, you may want to avert your eyes. (Or maybe run in terror?) These Mushroom & Zucchini Quesadillas have a generous helping of cilantro pesto on them. So you’ve been warned, okay? Personally, I love cilantro. I never really got all passionate hatred directed towards this inoffensive little herb. I mean, I’m sure there are people who hate basil or oregano. But they don’t make a thing out of it. And cilantro hating is most definitely a thing. There’s even an I Hate Cilantro website. Well, apparently it’s a matter of genetics. Cilantro haters taste soap when they eat cilantro. It’s a genetic predisposition, something they’re born with. There are other explanations too, though–some of the molecules that form the aroma of cilantro are also molecules found in both lye (soap!) and insects. Interestingly, crushing cilantro leaves converts these molecules into other substances which makes them inoffensive to cilantro haters. So cilantro pesto? Should be totally cool with both cilantro haters and cilantro lovers alike. Of course, if you hate cilantro with a passion, it might be too much to ask to even put you in the same room […]

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