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…

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…

Tofu Scramble

Tofu has more protein than eggs, no cholesterol, takes half the amount of water to produce and soy beans are one of the most sustainable and productive crops there are which, like all legumes, also happen to fertilize the soil around them. The list of the great qualities of a tofu scramble is a long…

Cultured Cashew Cream Cheese

I’ve been meaning to post this for a long, long time! This cream cheese is totally superior the dairy version (and I challenge any omnivore that is hesitant to believe that to eat a buttery, whole raw cashew and then try a sip of milk. Which one do you think would lend itself better to…

Buffalo Cauliflower (gluten and oil free!)

This recipe has taken over my life! My dinners have been built around this buffalo cauliflower most nights of the week the last few months and, after the first time I made it, I could think of little else food-wise. Yeah I’m obsessed but it’s very deserved. A serving of it is slightly over 300…

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…

Vegan Potato au Gratin

I originally took these pics for an upcoming post on my go-to cheese but this vegan potato au gratin definitely deserves a post! It’s everything you’d expect from a dairy-laden potato au gratin and is, really, as creamy as physically possible due to the vegan half and half made from one part silken tofu and…