First Week Vegan Meal Plan

Hey! Welcome to my first week vegan meal plan. I call it ‘first week vegan’ because I based it around all the things I gravitated towards when I was newly vegan and it has very limited uncommon ingredients so you don’t have to buy a big bag of some unfamiliar thing just to use a…

Instant Pot Chickpea Tikka Masala

This is an especially great recipe for showing vegan-curious omnivores and new vegans alike, as are most Indian recipes with the large population and long history of vegetarianism there. This instant pot chickpea tikka masala showcases how filling and satisfying beans can be, how luxurious a sauce or broth can be without dairy creams or…

Tofu Ricotta Stuffed Shells

  These tofu ricotta stuffed shells are incredible! The preparation couldn’t be simpler, the ingredients are all easy to source and it makes a ton of food that reheats perfectly (maybe even better the second time around!). It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for over…

Sweet Potato Wraps

Burton and I have eaten these sweet potato wraps everyday for lunch for the past 3 summers. They’re what we bring on hikes or road trips and I’ve often cut them into smaller slivers to serve on a platter during movie nights like pictured below. These are absolutely a labor of love, involving the stove,…

Lentil Enchiladas

These are my favorite plant based enchiladas I’ve ever had, they’re the only ones I fuck with, and I’ve tried tons of variations. I think where most people mess up when making vegan Mexican food, and I’ve done it too, is having way too many components. With the standard enchiladas, the fillings are all pretty…

Buffalo Tofu Salad

This is one well balanced salad! For every creamy component, there’s a light one, where there’s heat, there’s the chipotle ranch dressing to provide cooling relief and for every smoothie bite there’s some crunch. It’s uncomplicated yet totally crave-worthy and something I’m always in the mood for. The chipotle ranch dressing is fast to whip…

Mushroom Barbacoa Burritos

If you follow me on insta, you know I’m completely obsessed with cassava flour tortillas. They’re a far better texture and stretch for burritos than standard wheat flour tortillas and are also nutty, slightly sweet and bitter and super beneficial to gut health. Getting them burrito sized takes a lot of skill and a little…

Spice Crusted Butternut Squash and Yogurt Sauce over Barley Salad

This is one of my all-time favorite things to make, especially for parties since it serves a ton of people and is good hot or cold (and every temperature in between). If you’ve eaten food at my house before, there’s a bigbig chance you’ve had this. It’s quick to make, stores and reheats well as…

Hashbrowns with Sauerkraut and Cashew Sour Cream

This has been on my to-post list since the beginning of Dear Guts. I just removed my previous cashew sour cream post from 6 years ago (cultured with apple cider vinegar cuz I was literally still a baby with lots to learn) because this one here is the one cashew sour cream recipe to rule…

Gut Health Vegan Queso and Cassava Tortillas (oil free!)

Despite prebiotics being much more effective at improving and maintaining gut health (our ‘second brain’), probiotics are all you ever hear about. Not only are bottled probiotics a 77 billion dollar industry and can fund all the studies they want, so you’re constantly hounded by the benefits of taking probiotics, we also live in a…

Walnut Chorizo Tacos

These are the be-all and end-all of plant based tacos in my opinion. I absolutely love them, and love every part (even including making them). Believe me when I say this recipe is special, and on some level I knew that it was before even tasting the finished product. When the taco filling was roasting…

Vegan Tomato Basil Bisque

It’s funny how in June, temperatures in the 70s mean shorts and swimming but in September they mean soup. And with tomatoes and basil both being at their peak right now, there’s no better time to make this vegan tomato basil bisque. This is one of my very favorite recipes, it’s so simple and satisfying….