Summer is for great food and casual dining. This is the perfect marriage of both. Cold penne rigate combines with a fresh, vegan caesar salad to create a caesar salad with loads of nutrition. Make a double batch. It's perfect for sharing at a picnic or BBQ! HINT: Don't forget the wine and crunchy French bread. No sugar, no gluten, all vegan--and fit for a King!
Sauces, Dips & Appetizers
Herb and Citrus Roasted Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts are native to Oregon. Before the flavored coffee craze, they were called Filberts by the locals. This is a delicious way to serve up a classic taste of the great northwest. This recipe was inspired by a dinner at Timberline Lodge on the majestic Mount Hood. As far as visuals go, this is a stunning appetizer, especially when served in a hot skillet. If you happen to have a small cast iron skillet, even better. Not only is it a classic look, but the cast iron cools slowly, keeping the nuts tasty and warm for at least an hour.
Knives Out! Everyday Knife Skills
Knives Out!--Vegetable Basics is a How-To tutorial that will build your kitchen confidence by giving you excellent, safe cutting skills. The ingredients listed are in the same order as they appear in the video.
Foolproof Vegan Walnut-Almond Basil Pesto
Almonds and walnuts give the texture and mouth feel of parmesan cheese. Nutritional yeast adds a hint of cheesiness. Combined with lemon and basil leaves, you get the bright, fresh taste of pesto with all vegan ingredients!
Vegan Nut Cream
This is a super-simple way to make a thick and luscious cream for whatever dish you’re making.
Cilantro-Lime Vegan Sour Cream
Reimagine sour cream! Cashews make this sour cream silky smooth, creamy and dairy free. Substitute lime juice for vinegar, then add cilantro, and you have a great condiment for both Tex-Mex and curry recipes.
Cashew Vegan Sour Cream
Dairy-free sour cream? That is the gift of the cashew gods! Raw cashews combine with a handful of other ingredients to make this great condiment. You can even adjust the thickness to suit your taste.
Instant Pot Black Beans — No Soaking, 5 Flavors!
Use your Instant Pot to take the hassle out of cooking dried beans. And they taste so much better fresh. This recipe makes one jar of beans, the equivalent of one can. It’s just as easy to make four cans if you like. You could even give each jar it’s own ethnic flavor!