Vegan Minestrone

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Hearty minestrone soup is a classic dish and the favorite of so many. And for good reason. Thick, delicious tomato broth is packed with flavorful garden veggies, beans, and pasta. Serve it as an opener to an Italian-inspired main meal or as a meal itself with some homemade crusty garlic bread and a big leafyRead more

Easy Homemade Marinara Sauce

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This simple marinara sauce recipe is so full of flavor and so much better than jarred tomato sauce. Not only does it taste amazing, but you made it and you know what simple ingredients are in it! It’s a great way to use up fresh whole tomatoes from your garden, but it’s also easily madeRead more

Vegetable Soup (no tomatoes)

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This is a great recipe for a tomato-free garden vegetable soup that you are sure to love! It’s packed with barley, squash, zucchini, and so many other garden vegetables in a vegan chicken bouillon broth loaded with herbs and spices. It’s easy to make and sure to please. It may just be your new favoriteRead more

Copycat Campbell’s Vegetable Soup

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This easy homestyle vegetable soup tastes just like the Campbell’s soup we grew up loving! It’s comforting and full of flavor but also healthy with no olive oil needed. Good comfort food like this is always in season and is always a crowd pleaser. This egg free and dairy free soup is no exception. It’sRead more

Vegan Goat Cheese and Blueberry Basil Sandwiches

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These fresh and summery vegan picnic sandwiches are made on ciabatta rolls and loaded with tangy vegan goat cheese, fresh blueberries, and minced garden basil. They are the perfect easy plant-based lunch recipe to make in under 10 minutes!  It’s a fun combination of flavors that’s a great balance of simple and special. These wouldRead more

BBQ Tofu Bowl

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I’m about to lay some magic on you. This vegan BBQ tofu bowl meal with spicy green beans and sweet potato mac and cheese is absolute comfort food at its finest. It’s three simple recipes in one meal to create a perfectly balanced bowl of garden-fresh green beans, macaroni and cheese, and BBQ chicken-style tofu.Read more

Homemade Italian Dressing

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This easy homemade vegan Italian salad dressing is not only perfect for topping simple green garden salads, but also as a main ingredient in some of our favorite summer salads. We especially love it in our cucumber tomato salad and in our easy summer pasta salad. Any way you use it, you’ll definitely always wantRead more

Spicy Maple Bourbon Pickles Recipe

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These no-cook refrigerator spicy maple bourbon pickles are quick to make and an easy way to have tasty pickles in your fridge all the time. They’re a fantastic twist on classic dill pickles and perfect for the summer BBQ season! All you need is some cucumbers, vinegar, maple syrup, some spices, and of course, bourbon.Read more

How to Season Vegetable Soup

A grid of 4 photos with different vegetable soups in each. Each soup is in a round white bowl with a spoon digging into it from the side. Text in the center of the grid reads: how to season vegetable soup and our best veggie soup recipes

Summer or winter, it doesn’t matter. I love a hearty bowl of good soup. I especially love simple vegetable soups because they’re so easy to make and so versatile. All you need is some good fresh vegetables and summer always affords me extra green beans and bell peppers and fresh tomatoes from the garden. AndRead more

Olive Garden Salad Recipe (Vegan)

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Our veganized copycat recipe of Olive Garden’s House Salad contains iceberg and romaine lettuces mixed with red onion, black olives and more. It’s finished with piquant pepperoncini peppers and a homemade, creamy Italian dressing. True, this salad may be more Italian-American than Italian, but hey, so is Pasta Primavera. And trust me, your taste budsRead more