Turkish-style Hummous

There are many recipes out there for hummous. We like to get a silky consistency and great flavor by removing the chickpea hulls and using mostly tahini paste and aquafaba (the chickpea liquid) to achieve a creamy texture, with a touch of olive oil for flavoring.

Smoky Lentil Soup

Quick and easy, this soup is packed with flavor, protein, fiber and nutrients from fresh vegetables and brown lentils

Classic Caesar Salad [vegan]

Classic Caesar Salad If you’ve ever had a Caesar salad made the traditional way, with dressing mixed from scratch table side, in the same wooden bowl the salad is then tossed in, you know it’s something special. No pre-made dressing can replicate the taste, aroma and mouthfeel of fresh garlic and anchovies rubbed around the bowl….

Mad Vegan Chef’s “Anchovy”

There are a few classic ominvore recipes that call for the flavor of anchovies or anchovy paste. Here’s our best take at replicating their unique fishy, oily, salty flavor using only plant-based sources.

Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette salad dressing

Makes 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar* 2 Tbsp. water 2 Tbsp. prepared Dijon mustard (e.g. Grey Poupon) 1 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice *The organic raw kind, if you have it; ordinary cider vinegar will work, too. Directions Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Transfer to tightly covered container…

Lacinato Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Cider-Dijon Vinaigrette

Lacinato kale is very different than the ordinary hard, curly variety that many people (vegan or not) dislike. Its milder flavor and softer texture make it a superior salad green. You could make this salad with any of your favorite bitter salad greens, but we like lacinato kale; if you can’t find that, we’d suggest substituting arugula…

Creole Seasoning

We tweaked this Emeril Lagasse classic by upgrading the salt and putting it through a spice grinder

Cajun Jambalaya with vegan Chorizo

Inspired by an Emeril Lagasse recipe, this jambalaya is a spicy cornucopia of flavors, textures and spices – with only plant-based ingredients.