Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes

These delicious vegan carrot cake pancakes may change the way you and your family look at breakfast…FOREVER! In addition to being extremely tasty, they can be made in no time. You can use boxed carrot cake or spice cake mix to get those warm flavors we all know...
Vegan Bean Burrito

Vegan Bean Burrito

These vegan bean burritos will have you dancing a salsa, while you’re eating salsa! The prepared vegetarian refried beans is the reason that this recipe is so quick and easy to make. The kids can get them all folded and ready to go, and all that is left to do is...
Beet & Potato Salad

Beet & Potato Salad

This beet & potato salad recipe is a European style salad that is as easy to put together as it is to enjoy. But I get it. Salad…who wants another one of those, right? Vegan diets don’t have to be boring salad and greens. You can totally change it up...
Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta

Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta

You will love this vegan spinach cream pasta. This is a hearty and nutritional pasta that can be whipped up quickly on those evenings when you walk in from work tired and hungry. This Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta Recipe is: an easy vegan meal very filling and hearty,...
Mushroom Leek Soup

Mushroom Leek Soup

This mushroom leek soup is so rich and creamy, but the flavors are light and simple. It pairs perfectly with a quiet evening at home. Maybe put the kids to bed early and enjoy this one with a glass of red wine. You deserve it! This Mushroom Leek Soup Recipe is: an...
Vegan Potato Corn Chowder

Vegan Potato Corn Chowder

We love this vegan potato corn chowder soup. The addition of cauliflower rice and parsley really makes this recipe stand out! Plus, this soup is delicious! It can be made, and stored, in the fridge to be eaten for a few days. For larger families, or to have again...
Hot and Sour Noodle Bowl

Hot and Sour Noodle Bowl

For this hot and sour noodle bowl, you will be asked to make it again and again. My family was rushing to get seconds, of this delicious soup, when I made it the other day. The balance between the sweet and sour is absolutely delicious. Forget about that fast food...
Sweet Apple & Raspberry Grits

Sweet Apple & Raspberry Grits

Sweet apple & raspberry grits are an excellent option, in the morning. Do you eat breakfast in the morning? Some folks might fast, others might need to fill the tank up early as soon as they wake up. Whatever you do, this is a great new option for your plant-based...
Sweet & Spicy Cabbage Salad

Sweet & Spicy Cabbage Salad

This sweet & spicy cabbage salad will really brighten up your day. Cabbage for me has always been one of those things that I love to add to a salad to really have some color when I make large mixes for parties. The crisp and crunchy feeling it provides really...
Irish Coffee Frozen Yogurt

Irish Coffee Frozen Yogurt

This Irish Coffee frozen yogurt will help you satisfy your sweet tooth and do an Irish jig at the same time. Easy to make and so delicious. Just a few simple ingredients and you are on your way to a Happy St. Paddy’s Day any time of year! Irish Coffee Frozen...
The Best Vegan Hot Dog Recipe

The Best Vegan Hot Dog Recipe

You have got to try this vegan hot dog recipe. I know that there are lots of ways to eat “not-dogs,” but this version has been a favorite in our household for years, and the broccoli sprouts add a punch of extra nutrition. We make ours on the George...
Vegan Cheesy-Dog Wontons

Vegan Cheesy-Dog Wontons

I never would have thought that I would love these vegan cheesy-dog wontons, as much as I do, but they are so good. We are all about the unexpected deliciousness for this one, folks! The kids will have a blast creating this quick and easy fun-food recipe. Putting...
Chickpea Salad With Avocado Sandwich

Chickpea Salad With Avocado Sandwich

This chickpea salad with avocado sandwich really hits the spot. This recipe has so much flavor, that it will brighten up your day. Since making the recipe is so simple, your kids might even enjoy making it with you. Your plant-based family can make this for lunch,...
Winter Vegan Salad Recipe

Winter Vegan Salad Recipe

This vegan salad recipe is sweet, crisp and spicy. It makes an excellent lunch to perk you up in the middle of the day, or a lovely light dinner that will leave you room for dessert. This Vegan Salad Recipe is: easy to make totally satisfying a great side item to your...
Raw Vegan Fennel Salad Recipe

Raw Vegan Fennel Salad Recipe

This raw vegan fennel salad recipe is light and crisp as well as very filling. The base of the salad is arugula, which of course has a ton of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep your immune system strong. Did you know that arugula is also high in folic acid?...
Warm Potato Leek Soup

Warm Potato Leek Soup

This warm potato leek soup recipe is one of our favorites. The fact that it is vegan, deliciously healthy and is filling enough to enjoy any time of year, makes it rise to the top of our favorite easy plant-based meals. The quick wild rice helps to make it into a...
Vegan Mediterranean-Style Flat Bread

Vegan Mediterranean-Style Flat Bread

You truly can not choose an easier recipe then this Mediterranean-Style Flat Bread. The best part is that everyone can make it specific to them. Honestly, all that a mom or dad has to do here is bake the instant pizza dough and slice the veggies. Then let the kiddos...
Cheesy Vegan Coney Island Nachos

Cheesy Vegan Coney Island Nachos

Who said you can’t have nachos for dinner? Not this guy! These days it’s so easy to grab a few ingredients and make an amazing vegan nachos recipe for dinner! This recipe is perfect for someone who LOVES nachos and cheese, but is still trying to adjust....
Vegan Cherry Tomato Pasta

Vegan Cherry Tomato Pasta

This recipe is the king of easy vegan pasta recipes. The mixture of the subtle tartness of the cherry tomatoes and the zing of the cayenne pepper really heat this dish up. If you are cooking at home for your special someone, then this dish is sure to spice up the...
Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup with Rice

Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup with Rice

Vegan tomato soup at it’s best. This creamy vegan tomato soup recipe is exactly what you have been looking for. Satisfying and perfect with a grilled cheese or by itself. A great addition to your plant-based family. In this easy vegan meal, the white rice and...
Cauliflower Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers

Cauliflower Risotto with Roasted Red Peppers

This recipe is not only quick and easy to make, but it is also wonderfully satisfying. We love cauliflower recipes here at Lean Green DAD. It is a vital part of our plant-based meal plans. The red peppers being roasted give the dish more of an enhanced flavor. The...
Vegan Black Beans & Rice Recipe

Vegan Black Beans & Rice Recipe

With just three steps, this vegan black beans and rice recipe is a great go-to meal for your busy plant-based family. What makes this such a quick meal to create is using microwaveable rice packages. The black beans are a wonderful source of protein while the roasted...
Vegan Red Curry Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Red Curry Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a high-fiber, low-carb alternative to rice that your family will love. Often times found in the frozen section of your grocery store, this awesome addition to your easy vegan meals is packed with a number of antioxidants and vitamins. The product...
Vegan Hominy and Black Bean Salad

Vegan Hominy and Black Bean Salad

This vegan hominy and black bean salad gives you a chance to try something new to your plant-based meal plans! Perhaps you are not familiar with hominy, but you should be! Hominy can sometimes be difficult to find in certain stores, so you might have to ask, but since...
The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich: The PBLT!

The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich: The PBLT!

The best vegan BLT sandwich is here and it tastes just like you want it to…deeelish! You can cal it “The Plant Bacon Lettuce & Tomato” or “The Plant Broccoli-Sprouts Lettuce & Tomato. Either way you say it – this is a delicious gourmet vegan BLT...
Simple Vegan Hummus Lettuce Wraps!

Simple Vegan Hummus Lettuce Wraps!

Try out this fun and simple vegan lettuce wraps with hummus recipe for one of the quickest meals you will ever make! They are easy to make so you can get your little ones to help out! Add whatever toppings and flavors you’d like! These make for a nutritious...
Awesome Vegan Tempeh Tacos!

Awesome Vegan Tempeh Tacos!

I LOVE Tacos! I think they’re one of the greatest gifts to man. These Awesome Vegan Tempeh Tacos are revolutionary! Perfect for Taco Tuesday or Taco Any-day!  This recipe is warm, hearty and packed with a powerful plant protein punch in every bite! Give them a...
Tasty Green Beans With Shallots And Tomatoes

Tasty Green Beans With Shallots And Tomatoes

These tasty green beans with shallots and tomatoes make for a delicious side or even a light dinner or lunch and are super nutritious! This has become my go-to green bean dish. I make it whenever I get the chance. I like to eat the green beans warm or at room...
Easy Vegan Loaded Hash Browns

Easy Vegan Loaded Hash Browns

These loaded hash browns are a great part of any breakfast! In this savory recipe, we twisted things around a bit by taking plain potatoes and turning them into taste magnets! Plain shredded potatoes pack some extra plant power and create a dish that is full of bold...
Speedy Vegan Cinnamon Doughnut Holes!

Speedy Vegan Cinnamon Doughnut Holes!

These vegan cinnamon doughnut holes are a very easy recipe that the kids will have fun helping you make. It can also work very well in the form of an assembly line, where one child rolls doughnut holes and the next rolls them in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Most...
Simple Vegan Tomato And Spinach Pasta

Simple Vegan Tomato And Spinach Pasta

This simple vegan tomato and spinach pasta makes a healthy and hearty lunch or dinner that you don’t have to slave over and the flavor can’t be beat. This delicious Tomato And Spinach Pasta Recipe is: meat-free dairy-free oil-free simple to make a great idea for lunch...
Easy Vegan Brandied Pears Dessert!

Easy Vegan Brandied Pears Dessert!

This is an elegant and festive brandied pears dessert dish that won’t keep you away from your dinner guests for more than a few minutes! The leftovers make for a delicious, yet slightly naughty breakfast. (If you have any left) Our recipe serves two, so just double or...
Easy Vegan Waldorf Salad

Easy Vegan Waldorf Salad

This easy vegan Waldorf salad will shock your guests! It’s so easy to make and very versatile. The base is apples and the rest is up to you! I have always loved Waldorf salad, but am not a fan of dates, so this recipe makes use of tangy dried cranberries...
Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes

These Garlic and Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes are a-mazing! Each little potato is packed with all the right savory flavors. This has officially become my favorite roasted potato recipe! You’ll love them and your little ones will too! Make sure you make enough...
Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Oh how I love pumpkin…everything! These Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins are incredible! I could probably eat these all day if it were an option. Have them for breakfast, as a snack, on-the-go, as dessert, whenever…however! No matter which way you choose to eat...
Vegan Caprese Salad with Homemade Hummus

Vegan Caprese Salad with Homemade Hummus

This Vegan Caprese Salad with Hummus brings together two delicious Mediterranean dishes onto one plate, in the comfort of your home! It’s the perfect side dish or snack for any occasion or whenever you want to relax and have something delicious and easy to make....
Vegan Red Pear and Rosemary Fruit Salad

Vegan Red Pear and Rosemary Fruit Salad

This vibrant and refreshing Red Pear and Rosemary fruit salad is a perfect breakfast dish, snack or dessert for those days where you want something light and crisp! The rosemary in the dish adds a fragrant taste to the traditional fruit salad we all know and love....
Creamy, Vegan Spinach And Tomato Soup

Creamy, Vegan Spinach And Tomato Soup

We can all remember eating that yummy tomato soup as a kid on a chilly day to make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. I present to you your favorite childhood tomato soup…all grown up! This Creamy Vegan Spinach and Tomato soup will make you reconsider the meaning of...
Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Curry

Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Curry

This vegan instant pot white bean curry packs a protein punch! Finding a good amount plant-based protein can be a challenging task for those just starting on a vegan or plant-based diet. What many aren’t aware of is that a handful of beans can provide the same...
Pickled Radish and Cucumber Salad

Pickled Radish and Cucumber Salad

Summer is coming to a close…in fact, with the “ber” months in full effect, you’d think we’d be on our way to recipes using squash and cinnamon. But here in Florida, we can still squeeze in another summer recipe to keep things light and...
Fast and Easy Cauliflower Stir Fry

Fast and Easy Cauliflower Stir Fry

We all have those days where time just isn’t on our side. We wake up, take the kids to school, go to work, take the kids to practice, clean up the house, and the list goes on forever! On days like those, it’s great to have recipes like these under your...
Simple Vegan Beer & Lentil Soup

Simple Vegan Beer & Lentil Soup

Beer and lentil soup. Something about it makes me feel manly. In fact, the mere smell of beer brings out my manliness. I kid, but this soup will satisfy your husband and fill him with a hearty, thick tasting soup that is full of protein and veggies to keep him going...
Vegan Peanut Butter Walnut Waffles

Vegan Peanut Butter Walnut Waffles

Nothing says good morning on the weekend like the smell of warm peanut butter waffles permeating the house. In fact, as a kid, the smell of waffles was about the only thing that could get me out of bed on the weekends! In my family, we spread peanut butter on top of...
“Strawbana” Peanut Butter Muffins

“Strawbana” Peanut Butter Muffins

These vegan strawberry banana peanut butter muffins are a great start to your morning. Fruit, protein, and wholesome goodness combine to make an awesome taste! Making them is simple and we all know how great it is to have some power-packed muffins laying around to eat...
The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Ever

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese Ever

I know what you’re thinking. Vegan mac and cheese…woe is me. I wish there was SOMETHING…ANYTHING out there that could compare to how it used to make me feel and how it used to taste when I used to eat dairy cheese. I have had the same struggle my...
French Stuffed Tomatoes

French Stuffed Tomatoes

French Stuffed Tomatoes   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 60 mins Total time 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Kristin Mataluni Recipe type: Dinner Phase: 3 Serves: 5 servings Ingredients 4 c. Cooked White Rice 5 Large, Fresh Tomatoes 1 - 15oz can of Navy Beans -...
Warm Blueberry Banana Bread (Vegan)

Warm Blueberry Banana Bread (Vegan)

Usually, when I create a recipe, I give it a try and make sure it’s just right and then I feed it to my family. It only takes one try and it usually works! This time, though, I had to try it twice. Once with the pizza dough mix as it calls for and then once with...
Chilled Strawberry Basil Summer Salad

Chilled Strawberry Basil Summer Salad

It seems so simple, but just like pairing a nice wine with dinner, the right combination goes a long way for our taste buds. In this very simple recipe, strawberry and basil compliment each other nicely to provide a solid dose of vitamin c from the strawberries and...