Pav Bhaji (a Vegan version)

Pav Bhaji – A quintessential Mumbai Street Food delight that is chock full of veggies and made into an indulgent treat with generous lashings of butter. Today’s recipe is a vegan version of this treat.

Pav Bhaji

Today has me longing to get back to normal. Back to the days where we could travel freely, explore, meet up with loved ones and all that good stuff. It’s probably the weather, which is cold, wet and grey here in Sydney. It’s days like this that also have me longing for some comfort food. For me, personally, comfort food changes from time to time. Sometimes, its a big bowl of soup, other times its a big bowl of steamed broccoli. I know, right! Broccoli = comfort food? At times I wonder whether thats normal. Well that’s a mystery for another day, but on more normal days, comfort food is usually Indian food and more often than not, the Street Food kind.

Today, I’m going to treat you to one of my favourites – the good ol’ Mumbai style Pav Bhaji. Never heard of it before? Well, there’s 2 components to it Pav – bread (not any bread, but a dinner roll thats split in two, buttered and lightly toasted.) and Bhaji – a mixed vegetable mash that has been cooked in butter with some beautiful, mild, but warming spices and topped off with some more butter. Usually the bread is toasted on the same pan the veggies are cooked on and it absorbs some of the flavours of the veggie mix, but today we’re keeping things simple. I’m just going to use another pan.

Pav Bhaji - Pav
Buttered and lightly toasted Bread Rolls

If you’d like to try your hand at making some delicious Laadi Pav, try this recipe out. It works like a charm. In the spirit of keeping things simple, I’m just using some store-bought bread rolls today.

The Bhaji or vegetable mix is a really versatile component. Everyone that makes a Pav Bhaji, has their own version. A lot of recipes call for a Pav Bhaji Masala. You can find this at almost any Indian grocery store, but I usually refrain from buying something like this spice mix that has just one use. And seeing how Pav Bhaji is an indulgent treat, we don’t make it very often. So after some experimenting, I figured out a combination of simple spices that works really well. The best part is that these spices are really common and if you cook Indian food, you most likely already have them in your kitchen.

So let’s get cooking.

Pav Bhaji (a Vegan version)

Recipe by Trisha VazCourse: MainCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy

Servings

5

servings

Prep time

15

minutes

Cooking time

30

minutes

Calories

300

kcal

Pav Bhaji – A quintessential Mumbai Street Food delight that is chock full of veggies and made into an indulgent treat with generous lashings of butter. Today’s recipe is a vegan version of this treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed

  • 1 carrot, cubed

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets

  • 1 cup green peas

  • 1 teaspoon oil

  • 3 tablespoons of butter, plus more to butter the bread

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2 green capsicum, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilly powder (or any other mild variety)

  • 1 teaspoon + 1/2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 1/4 cup Passata

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

  • Fresh coriander, chopped

  • 5-10 bread rolls (This depends on the size of the bread rolls as well as portion sizes, which on an average may be 1-2 rolls per person)

  • Toppings –
  • Butter

  • Onion, finely chopped

  • Fresh coriander finely chopped

  • Some lemon / lime wedges

    The amount of each of these toppings depends on how much you’d like to add to each portion.

Directions

  • Boil the potato, carrot, cauliflower and green peas in sufficient water and a little salt (I use about 1/2 teaspoon of salt) till tender.
    (I use a stovetop pressure cooker and this typically takes me 10 minutes. This will vary depending on your pressure cooker.)
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Sauté the onions for a couple of minutes till they start softening.
  • Add the chopped capsicum and cook till they soften a little.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
  • Next, add the turmeric, freshly cracked black pepper and chilly powder and 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder. Stir well and let the spices cook off for a minute, making sure they don’t burn.
  • Add the Passata and stir through. Cook this mix for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the boiled vegetables to the pan and stir through. Add a little cooking liquid (from the boiled vegetables) about 1/4 cup. Let this cook off for about 8-10 minutes. If needed, add small amounts of the vegetable stock to get the desired consistency. You don’t want it very runny, but you are looking for a loose consistency.
    (Please see the recipe video below.)
  • Using a potato masher, mash all the vegetables to a chunky mash consistency.
  • Check for seasoning and add more salt, as needed.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala powder and stir through.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of butter and stir through. Take the pan off the heat.
  • Split the bread rolls in two and butter both sides and toast off lightly. The bread is best buttered and toasted just before serving, so toast as many as you intend serving immediately.
  • To serve, spoon out a portion of the Bhaji, top with a knob of butter, some chopped onion and fresh coriander and some lime / lemon juice. Serve hot with the buttered and toasted bread.

    Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Cooking time will depend on how you boil your vegetables. It takes me about 10 minutes in my pressure cooker. Your pressure cooker may take longer or if you’re cooking it in a pot on the stove, it could take longer. Please consider this while calculating cooking time overall.
  • Leftover bhaji keeps well. Reserve some of the vegetable stock in a little jar and refrigerate along with the bhaji. The next day, heat the bhaji on the stovetop. If it is too thick, add a splash of the reserved vegetable stock to get the desired consistency.
  • The bread is best buttered and toasted just before serving. So toast only as many as you intend serving immediately.

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Vegan BLT Sandwich

This easy vegan BLT recipe makes the most satisfying sandwich ever! 

This easy vegan PLT recipe makes the most satisfying sandwich ever!

Not all BLT sandwiches are created equal. Some people opt for adding fried green tomatoes, avocado, or even a fried egg on top. While others like to stick to the traditional version.

My easy vegan version, uses grilled Portobello mushrooms as the “bacon” to give this sandwich a serious punch of flavor. I also opted for gluten free bread, and vegan mayo to make this dish completely vegan friendly.

Even if you’re not vegan, you will love this healthier version of the classic American sandwich.

This easy vegan PLT recipe makes the most satisfying sandwich ever!

The secret to creating a delicious vegan BLT Sandwich is marinating the mushrooms, as long as possible. (I let mine go anywhere from 4-24 hours.) The marinade creates that addicting smoky, sweet flavor that will keep you coming back for more.

What Ingredients do I need for a P.L.T (Portobello Lettuce Tomato) Sandwich?

  • 2 Portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large tomato
  • Lettuce of your choice
  • Bread of your choice
  • Vegan mayonnaise
This easy vegan PLT recipe makes the most satisfying sandwich ever!

How to cook the mushroom “Bacon”:

I prefer to grill my mushrooms. Simply, cook for about 8-10 minutes on each side, until they are tender and have yummy grill marks.

You can always cook in a skillet or in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Once mushrooms are cooked, remove from grill and cut into strips.

This easy vegan PLT recipe makes the most satisfying sandwich ever!

Switch up your BLT game with this recipe for an PLT Sandwich. Juicy mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and crunchy lettuce all makes this BLT sandwich the ultimate sandwich!

Vegan BLT

Ingredients

  • 2 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 large tomato
  • Lettuce of your choice
  • Bread of your choice
  • Vegan mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. Marinate portobello mushrooms in olive oil, garlic salt, onion salt, pepper, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar in dish for anywhere from 4 hrs- 24 hrs
  2. Grill mushrooms for about 8-10 minutes on each side, depending on heat of the grill
  3. Once mushrooms are cooked, remove from grill and cut into strips
  4. Spread vegan mayo on toasted bread, add lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms
  5. Enjoy!
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Margherita Pizza

A perfectly crispy and chewy crust that is topped with a homemade tomato sauce, melty mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, a sprinkling of sea salt, and a drizzle of olive oil. This is the ultimate Margherita Pizza recipe! Crack out that Pizza Dough and try this delicious classic!

baked margherita pizza on cutting board

Ever since we moved out of NYC, Gordon and I have been dying to eat some amazing pizza. Since Margherita Pizza was our favorite, its the one we’ve been trying to perfect first and I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today. New York knows they make pizza well and there are SO many pizzerias that have great pies. Our favorite pizzeria in the city was steps away from our last apartment and mama, was it good. So, we’ve been using our memories and tastebuds as a guide and gotten as close to the original as one can at home. I hope you come to love this recipe and become master pizza makers in the process.

But First, What is Margherita Pizza?

Margherita Pizza is not to be confused with a margarita…as in the drink. Two totally different things! The name Margherita actually comes from Italian royalty, technically Margherita of Savoy, the Queen of Italy. Word on the street is she was tired of the French food she was being served on a trip to Naples, so the most famous pizza maker of the time in Naples, was then asked to make her a pizza. And thus the Margherita Pizza was born.

There is more to the story, but that’s basically all you need to know.

hand holding can of san marzano tomatoes

Main Ingredients Needed

Here’s everything you’ll need to make Margherita Pizza. Because this is a such a simple recipe with very few ingredients, the quality of those ingredients is what is most important.

For the Sauce

While I tried making this recipe with just the San Marzano Tomatoes, I found adding a few simple ingredients to help bring out that tomato flavor was best.

  • San Marzano Tomatoes – I chose to use San Marzano Tomatoes for their authentic quality and taste (you can read all about it here). This is the brand I used and have loved them!
  • Olive Oil – to make the sauce a little saucier and to add some silkiness.
  • Garlic – for flavor.
  • Sugar – to cut the acidity from the tomatoes.
  • Salt + Pepper – season to taste!

Toppings

A Margherita Pizza always will have fresh basil and fresh mozzarella.

  • Fresh Basil Leaves – these are placed right on top of everything else (whole or sliced)! They add a fresh quality to the dish.
  • Fresh Mozzarella Cheese – Cut into thin slices or broken into pieces to place on the pizza. BelGioioso is the brand I used and is widely available.
  • Sea Salt + Olive Oil – these are optional finishing toppings for the baked pizza. While they are optional, I’d highly recommend them!

Variations

Margherita Pizza is so so so good all on it’s own, but if you are looking to spice this recipe up, feel free to use some of these ideas:

  • Smoked Mozzarella: this is seriously some yummy stuff that elevates the whole dish.
  • Herby Pizza Dough: consider adding Italian Seasoning (a mix of herbs) to your pizza dough, that way, even the crust is packed with flavor.
  • Grill Your Pizza: have you ever tried grilling pizza before? Let me tell you it’s life-changing. Luckily for you, I have a whole how-to on grilled pizza.
diced fresh mozzarella cheese on paper towels

How to Make Margherita Pizza

For full details on how to make Margherita Pizza, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Pizza Stone

Move the oven rack to the very bottom of the oven. Remove any extra racks from the oven. Add pizza stone to the bottom rack and preheat the oven to as hot as it will go: usually 500-525 degrees F. Once the oven is preheated, keep the stone in there for an extra 30 minutes to ensure it is hot.

Step 2: Make the Sauce

Empty a can of tomatoes into the bowl of a food processor. Add olive oil, garlic, sugar, and salt. Pulse until mostly smooth, but still has a texture with a few small chunks.

A Note About This Fresh Pizza Sauce

The recipe for the fresh sauce makes plenty of sauce…more than you’ll need for this recipe. Store extras in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to two months.

spreading margherita pizza sauce onto pizza dough

Step 3: Prep Mozzarella and Basil

Cut mozzarella into small cubes. Press between paper towels to remove any extra moisture. Set aside. Pick fresh basil leaves off stems and set aside or chop into smaller pieces.

Step 5: Form Your Pizzas

Stretch and roll pizza dough out to be 4 individual pizzas, or 2-12 inch pizzas. You want the crust to be about 1/4 inch straight across, with an optional thicker edge. It may take a few tries to get your crust perfect. Too thin and you’ll have a hard time getting the bottom crispy, especially if there is too much sauce.

Transferring that Pizza onto the Hot Stone

Use extra flour and cornmeal to keep the dough from sticking to pizza peel/cutting board/plate/whatever you’re using to transfer the pizza directly onto the hot stone. Before you start adding the pizza toppings, shake the pizza peel gently to ensure the dough moves easily back and forth. If it’s stuck, add more flour and/or cornmeal underneath so it slides easily. Here is a great pizza peel that works perfectly.

unbaked margherita pizza on plate

Step 6: Bake

Add a thin layer of pizza sauce to the dough (less is more). Again, you’ll have to test this out to see what you like best and how it bakes up for you with your oven and pizza stone.

Top with fresh mozzarella and transfer to the hot pizza stone. Bake until bottom crust is browned and crispy and cheese is hot and bubbly. For us, that was 7 minutes exactly.

Step 7: Cool, Garnish and Serve!

Remove hot pizza off the stone and onto a cutting board. Top with fresh basil, a small little drizzle of olive oil, and a light sprinkling of sea salt. I used Maldon Sea Salt Flakes and they really did such a nice job! Do not use table salt..it won’t give you the same taste or effect. Cut and serve immediately.

cut margherita pizza on cutting board

While I still miss the classic Margherita Pizza slices I used to get weekly from the corner pizzeria shop in NYC, this is a close second. Use my directions to make some of the best homemade pizza ever.

Helpful Tools for Homemade Pizza

Pizza Stone. Take your pizza to the next level with a pizza stone! If you want that delicious crispy bottom you find at pizzerias, a pizza stone is the way to do it. This is the one I recommend. If you don’t have a pizza stone or don’t want to invest in one, consider getting large tiles from the hardware store. They work just the same. Upside down cookie sheets will also work in a pinch, but not in the same way because they don’t hold their heat quite as well as a thicker stone would.

Pizza Peel. This will make transferring pizza to the hot stone so much easier! Yes, you can absolutely get by without it, but one you have it you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one sooner. This is the one I recommend. Alternately, use a large, flat plate dusted with cornmeal for easy transferring. Once the pizza is baked, use a large spatula to remove to a cutting board.

Pizza Cutter. This obviously makes cutting pizza so much easier. Again, you don’t HAVE to get one to have success. It’s just nice to have. This is the one I recommend. Alternately, use a knife or kitchen shears.

More Italian Dishes to Try!

Be sure to check out these other Italian dishes too!

The printable recipe card is down below! Save it because it’s a good one 🙂

baked margherita pizza on cutting board

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Margherita Pizza

Homemade pizza crust topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, sea salt and olive oil. This is the ultimate Margherita Pizza recipe!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword margherita pizza, margherita pizza recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 547kcal

Ingredients

For the Sauce*

  • 28 oz can San Marzano Tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Pizza

  • 12 fresh basil leaves whole or chopped
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cut into cubes
  • coarse sea salt + olive oil

Instructions

  • Move oven rack to the bottom of the oven. Remove any extra racks from the oven. Add pizza stone to the bottom rack and preheat oven to 525 degrees or as high as it will go. Once oven is preheated, keep stone in there an extra 30 minutes to ensure it is hot.

Make the Sauce

  • To make the sauce, empty can of tomatoes into the bowl of a food processor. Add olive oil, garlic, sugar and salt. Pulse until mostly smooth, but still has texture with a few small chunks.
    pouring margherita pizza sauce into bowl
  • Cut mozzarella into small cubes. Press between paper towels to remove any extra moisture. Set aside. Pick fresh basil leaves off stems and set aside or chop into smaller pieces.
    diced fresh mozzarella cheese on paper towels

Form the Pizzas

  • Stretch pizza dough out to be 4 individual pizzas, or 2-12 inch pizzas. You want the crust to be about 1/4 inch straight across, with an optional thicker edge. It may take a few tries to get your crust perfect. Too thin and you’ll have a hard time getting the bottom crispy, especially if there is too much sauce. Use extra flour and cornmeal to keep dough from sticking to pizza peel/cutting board/plate/whatever you’re using to transfer the pizza directly onto the hot stone.

    Before you start adding the pizza toppings, shake the pizza peel gently to ensure the dough moves easily back and forth. If it’s stuck, add more flour and/or cornmeal underneath so it slides easily.

    risen pizza dough in bowl
  • Add a thin layer of pizza sauce to the dough (less is more).
    spreading margherita pizza sauce onto pizza dough

Bake

  • Top with fresh mozzarella and transfer to the hot pizza stone. Bake 7 minutes or until bottom crust is browned and crispy and cheese is hot and bubbly.
    unbaked margherita pizza on plate
  • Remove hot pizza off the stone and onto a cutting board. Top with fresh basil, a small little drizzle of olive oil and a light sprinkling of salt. Cut and serve.
    baked margherita pizza on cutting board

Notes

*The recipe for the fresh sauce makes plenty of sauce…more than you’ll need for this recipe. Store extras in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to two months.

*If your oven only goes to 500 degrees, you’ll want to bake your pizza for a few extra minutes to make sure the bottom gets plenty crusty. Of course check the progress as you go since every oven is different.

*If your crust it too thin, it won’t get very crispy because of the sauce and moisture in the cheese. It’s better to err on the side of thicker than thinner.

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1438mg | Potassium: 631mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 873IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 357mg | Iron: 6mg

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Spicy Olive Oil Bread Dip

This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!

This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!

If you don’t like to cook, this is the recipe for you! Nothing says easy and delicious like olive oil bread dip.

With the right mix of seasonings, you can make this restaurant-style recipe in a matter of minutes. Serve with a crusty baguette, crostini, or your favorite gluten free bread and you will be the talk of the table.

This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!

Trust me, you need to have this Spicy Olive Oil Bread Dip on hand for a quick pre-dinner snack, as a party appetizer or a delicious side to your next Italian meal.

INGREDIENTS FOR SPICY OLIVE OIL BREAD DIP:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!
This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!

Can you store Spicy Olive Oil Bread Dip?

Because this recipe is so simple to make, I usually make a new batch every time I’m craving it. But, if you prefer to make a large batch and save it for the next few days, go for it!

If you do not add the cheese, you can store it in an airtight container in your pantry or kitchen counter for up to a week. If you mix in the cheese, I would store it in your refrigerator. But make sure to let the oil come to room temperature before you attempt to dip.

This easy appetizer is the most delicious bread dipping oil combo you’ve ever had!

Enjoy this recipe along with more delicious Italian recipes below:

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

This easy slow cooker chicken marsala is the best!

Garlic & Herb Mushroom Spaghetti

Garlic and Herb Mushroom Spaghetti is creamy and perfect.

Grilled Chicken Pasta Primavera

Grilled Chicken Pasta Primavera will be your new favorite dinner recipe.

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Pasta

Homemade roasted red bell pepper pasta for the win!

Quick & Easy Instant Pot Tortellini

Super easy and quick Instant Pot Tortellini.
Spicy Olive Oil Bread Dip

Spicy Olive Oil Bread Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Place all the dry ingredients on a plate or bowl.
  2. Top with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Stir well to combine everything.
  4. Enjoy with your favorite bread.

Originally posted at The Healthy Homecook

15 Korean Vegan Recipes

A collection of easy, delicious Korean vegan recipes for your healthy eating!

6-photo collage titled 15 Korean vegan recipesHappy New Year! For those of you who are looking for Korean vegan recipes, here’s a collection of easy, delicious recipes! From kimchi to noodles, this list features a nice variety of recipes for your Korean vegan table! Even if you are not on a vegan or vegetarian diet, these recipes will help you add more plant-based foods to your diet for a healthy New Year.

If you think Korean food is all about BBQ meat and fried chicken, think again! Traditionally, Korean cuisine relies heavily on grains, legumes, and vegetables. Meat was scarce, so our ancestors didn’t eat so much meat as we do in modern days.

Also, Korean temple cooking is entirely plant-based, using seasonal ingredients which are mostly grown in temple grounds or harvested from fields and mountains. No meat or seafood allowed! Due to the long history of Buddhism in Korea, temple cuisine (사찰음식) is deeply incorporated into traditional Korean cuisine. 

For these reasons, so many classic Korean dishes are naturally vegan (or vegetarian) or can easily be veganized!

This list doesn’t include all the vegan banchan included in my 15 Korean Vegetable Side Dishes. Check them out as well! They are very easy to make and will complement just about any main dish!

1.  Vegan Kimchi

Napa cabbage Vegan kimchi in a brown kimchi container

2. Beoseot Gangjeong (Sweet Crispy Mushrooms)

Crispy mushrooms with red and yellow bell peppers

3. Dubu Jorim (Braised Tofu)

Korean braised tofu recipe

4. Buchujeon (Garlic Chives Pancake) 

Buchujeon (Korean garlic chive pancakes)

5. Gamja Jorim (Braised Potatoes)

Korean soy braised potatoes

6. Zucchini Dumplings (Hobak Mandu)

Zucchini dumplings

7. Hobak Buchim (Zucchini Pancake)

Hobak buchimgae (Korean zucchini pancake)

8. Eggplant Rolls (Gaji mari) 

Eggplant rolls

9. Tofu Gimbap

tofu gimbap recipe

10. Kongnamul Japchae

Kongnamul Japchae (Japchae with soybean sprouts

11. Tofu bibimbap

Korean rice bowl with tofu and vegetables

12. Deulkkae Soondubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew with Perilla Seeds)

Soft tofu stew with perilla seeds

13. Jangajji (Vegetable Pickles)

Cucumber pickles in soy sauce

 

14. Beoseot Jeongol (Mushroom Hotpot)

Mushroom hot pot (Beoseot jeongol)

15. Stir-fried lotus roots with peppers and mushrooms

Stir-fried lotus root with peppers and mushrooms

More vegan recipes

Mu Doenjangguk (Radish Soybean Paste Soup)
Miyeok Muchim (Seaweed Salad)
Oi Naengguk (Chilled Cucumber Soup)
Dongchimi (Radish Water Kimchi)
Nabak Kimchi (Mild Kimchi in Broth) 
Ueong Jorim (Braised Burdock Root)
Oiji (Korean Pickcled Cucumbers)
Yeongeun Jorim (Sweet Soy Braised Lotus Roots)
Doraji Namul (Sautéed Bellflower Roots)
Chwinamul Bokkeum (Stir-fried Aster Scaber)
Danpatjuk (Sweet Red Bean Porridge)
Hobakjuk (Pumpkin Porridge)
Kongguksu

This vegan recipe roundup was originally posted in January 2019. Here, I’ve updated it here for 2021.

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Brie Avocado Toast

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

I am a huge fan of a simple avocado toast, but every now and then I like to mix it up.

After the Holidays, we had some brie leftover from our charcuterie board. So, I decided to make this Brie Avocado Toast for my husband. However, my oldest son ended up eating most of it. Turns out, he’s a big fan of brie. I never would have expected that.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

How to make a simple avocado toast:

A simple avocado toast is one you can’t really go wrong with. Made by toasting a hearty piece of bread and spreading some ripe, creamy avocado on top. Easy as that! It’s one of those recipes I can eat any time of day.

What do I need for Brie Avocado Toast?

This specific recipe makes two delicious Brie Avocado Toasts, feel free to add more or less of each ingredient depending on your preference.

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • desired amount of brie cheese
  • dash of salt & pepper
Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Start by toasting your bread with two or three slices of brie cheese under the broiler in your oven.

Remove and top with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, 1 cooked egg and a dash of salt & pepper.

Feel free to use your favorite type of cooked egg for this recipe. Poached, fried, sunny side up….all are amazing.

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

I’ll be the first to admit that this is a rather simple recipe. But sometimes, the easiest recipes are the BEST!

Breakfast is served! This recipe for Brie Avocado Toast is absolutely delicious and satisfying.

Be sure to check out my Ultimate Avocado Greek Breakfast Toast below:

This Ultimate Avocado Greek Breakfast Toast combines healthy sourdough bread with creamy avocado, layers of Greek flavors and crumbles of MorningStar Farms® Sausage Patties. Each bite is heavenly and will give you energy for the entire day!
Brie Avocado Toast

Brie Avocado Toast

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 avocado
  • desired amount of brie cheese
  • dash of salt & pepper

Instructions

    1. Start by toasting your bread with two or three slices of brie cheese under the broiler in your oven.
    2. Remove and top with baby spinach leaves, avocado slices, 1 cooked egg and a dash of salt & pepper.

Originally posted at The Healthy Homecook

Lentil Soup

This has become a favorite meal at my house. I make it every couple of weeks. I’ve made it in both the Instant Pot and on top of the stove. Both sets of instructions are included below. I choose the cooking method based on my mood and my time frame.

Lentils are both very inexpensive and easy to cook. They’re also very good for you.

I’ve made this for other people several times and I’m always asked for the recipe. It’s a winner!

This is a flavorful, filling soup that’s also plant-based. I’ve fed this to many meat-eaters and they’re happy with the meal, so it’s a great one if you’re working with several different diets in one group of people.

Enjoy it with some crusty bread or maybe some cornbread muffins!

 

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Lentil Soup

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Hands on Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3-4 carrots chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • cup lentils
  • 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • balsamic vinegar for serving

Instructions

Instant Pot Version

  • Add the onions, garlic and oil to the Instant Pot. Use the sauté button to cook until the onions are nearly translucent.
  • Add carrots and celery and cook a few more minutes. 
  • Stir in vegetable stock, lentils, and diced tomatoes with their juice. Seal the lid and set the cook time for 15 minutes.
  • When the cook time is done, do a quick pressure release. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Stovetop Version

  • Sauté the onions and garlic in oil until nearly translucent.
  • Add carrots and celery and cook a few more minutes.
  • Add the stock, lentils, tomatoes salt and pepper and to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 30-40 minutes, or until the lentils are tender. Serve with a splash of balsamic vinegar.

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Plant-based Health Booster Soup

This plant-based Health Booster Soup is based on a popular recipe for Virus Killing Soup. That one starts with a whole chicken and it’s got amazing flavor!

I wanted to bring all the elements of that delicious soup and make it plant-based.

This version tastes fantastic and has the same warming, healing feel that the original does.

Don’t worry about the amount of garlic being too strong. It really isn’t when the soup is done and it really smells fantastic while it cooks. Don’t worry about the cayenne pepper either. It provides warmth that will clear your sinuses, but it’s not spicy at all.

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Plant-based Health Booster Soup

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Cook Time 50 minutes
Hands-on Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 stalk celery chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 turnip chopped
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 sprig rosemary or 1 tsp. Dried rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme or 1 tsp. Dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne double if you like more spice
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup green beans cut in bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large pot, cook the onion, celery and garlic in olive oil until the onion is soft.
  • Add the turnip and carrots and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Add the broth, rosemary, thyme and cayenne.
  • Bring to a low boil and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat and add the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer for 30-45 minutes.

 

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Chickpea Sandwiches

We eat a lot of dinners  in the car or on the sidelines during sports seasons. This sandwich is quick to fix and packs really well.

It’s also really versatile and a lot of the ingredients can be kept in the pantry. Feel free to change it up to suit your own tastes and for what you’ve got on hand in the kitchen.

To me, it’s the pickles that make this sandwich. They add a really nice punch of flavor with a little crunch.

If you’ve got access to a garden fresh tomato, it would be fantastic on this sandwich! Unfortunately, those are hard to come by mid-winter, so we’ve been eating ours topped with greens.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

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Easy and quick sandwiches that are plant-based and healthy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1/4 cup diced pickles
  • 1/2 cup hummus
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Put the chickpeas in a bowl and smash them, leaving only a few whole.
  • Stir in celery, pickles, part of the hummus, salt and pepper. Add more hummus if it looks dry.
  • Spread chickpea salad on bread, top with a generous portion of greens and add the top slice of bread.

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Juicy Grilled Plant-Based Burger with Carmelized Onions and Blue Cheese….Soooo Yummy!

So, you are making progress on your plant-based lifestyle and what event comes up that can be tempting to just give in to all those indulgent foods for just one day? Super Bowl Sunday! Since I’m a Food TV show junkie, it was hard to see all those hot wings, hot dogs, and um, the burger recipes! Those were the hardest!

On New Year’s Eve, the day before we started our new eating lifestyle, Jeff asked me what I wanted as “last meat meal” for a while. My request? Steak…no. Fried Chicken…no. Not even Ribs! All I wanted was a burger and he gave me a great one filled with yummy horseradish on the inside. It was fantastic!

So, naturally, it was a burger I wanted on Super Bowl Sunday and after much research on not only taste but the ingredients list as well, we decided on the Beyond Burger.

Since these are pre-made burgers, this post isn’t really a recipe but what we used to grill them and how we served them.

First, after reading some reviews, we discovered that sometimes they fall apart when grilling. To combat that, Jeff had the great idea. He put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes just to firm them up, not to freeze.

To season, we sprinkled a little garlic powder and onion powder on each side.

For a little extra flavor, we created a little grilling sauce.

Savory Grill Sauce

  • 2/3 cup Dale’s Sauce, low sodium
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 tbsp, Worcestershire sauce

Note: You will definitely not use all this but we like to keep extra sauce in the fridge to add depth to our grilled dishes. A splash is always great in vegetable soup as well!

After heating the grill, we brushed a little clarified butter directly on the grill and grilled each side for 5-6 minutes. As soon as we put them on the grill, we brushed them with a little of the grill sauce and then again when we flipped them over.

The internal temperature should be 165 degrees but they will still be quite pink in the middle. This is due to the beet juice in them that helps create a similar color burgers have when they are cooked. I promise you, they are cooked all the way through!

We served them on top of Brioche Buns made with wheat flour and spread mustard on each side. The topping was tomato, carmelized onions, and just a sprinkle of blue cheese for extra flavor.

I served them along side roasted cabbage wedges and air fried french fries…they were soooooo good!

Bottom Line: These definitely helped calm my burger craving and gave me the taste and texture I was looking for. From a nutrition standpoint, these are only a little lower in fat than a real burger…but these have no cholesterol which is huge for us! Will I eat this weekly, no, simply because they are higher in fat than most things I’m eating these days. But as an indulgent dish that stayed within my Plant-based guidelines, these were a winner!

Originally posted at Recipe Realities