One Pot Recipes
We were inspired by a national dish of Belize to make this coconut rice and beans dinner. Hope you enjoy this little culinary trip to a wonderful new land without having to leave your kitchen.
Kachamak is a quick and comforting breakfast or side dish, inspired by a Bulgarian recipe. It’s a savory cornmeal porridge, a bit like American grits or Italian polenta.
Bangladesh Khichuri is a rice and lentil stew filled with healing vegetables and lovely spices. It’s a beautiful, warm bowl of comfort on a cold day, or anytime your spirit needs a hug.
A warm, soft, comforting mix of potatoes, zucchini, and beans, with some aromatic herbs and greens to round it out.
Feijoada is like a Brazilian chili. We made it with white beans, tomatoes, peppers, vegan ground meat, and some lovely warming herbs and spices.
You toss some cashews and cheesy sauce ingredients into a blender, boil the pasta and broccoli in the same pot, and mix it all together. Plant-based mac & cheese is a new favorite at our house!
I learned about stamppot from an old Canadian cookbook, but it’s originally a Dutch recipe. You cook a vegetable like kale or savoy cabbage with a bunch of potatoes in a big pot, then add some (plant-based) sausage.
On a chilly fall day, there’s nothing like coming home to a bowl of warm, hearty Irish stew. Here’s a plant-based version that nourishes your spirit and sticks to your ribs as much as any meat-based stew would.
This is a fantastic coconut cranberry spinach dish originally from Tanzania (called mchicha wa nazi). It’s too good not to try it!
When we made this potato leek soup, we nicknamed it “hug soup” because eating it feels like melting into a warm hug. The creaminess of the coconut milk marries beautifully with healing herbs and lovely leeks.
Instead of green eggs and ham (that’s another recipe to come for avocado scrambled eggs), how about green peas and ham risotto?
If you have Polish or Russian roots, your Grandma might be called your Babcia. This is a simply delicious “Babcia stew” with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, onions, chick peas, rice, dill, thyme, and a bit of plant-based ground meat.
Minestrone is one of my favorite meals from when I was little. My mom made this about once a week, and the full pot was well depleted by the time we all had second and third bowls.
A very gentle, warming curry simmered with vegetables, lentils, coconut milk, and rice. You can use almost any veggies you have on hand.
We used to have a game when I was a kid: if you could have one last meal before you died, what would it be? My answer was always a bowl of homemade chili.
This is a magical Guatemalan stew. You will be wrapped in a warm embrace of potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, beans, plant-based meat, and rich stew spices.
Healthy comfort food at its best!
If you have leftover rice, dilled rice and beans is the quickest, one-step dinner in the world. It’s also very comforting and nourishing.
What a beautiful Albanian comfort soup. Jani me fasule lovingly blends white beans, fresh vegetables, and Mediterranean herbs.
Adasi lentil soup is a comforting dish that mixes in some potato, onion, and sage for a lovely fall or winter dinner. I like to have it with some stir-fried greens on the side.
I love the creaminess of blending cashews with rich curry spices. The red lentils dissolve to create a thick and lovely soup.
Tofu and noodles are always a favorite around here, so I wanted to share our vegan version of pad thai. The creamy peanut sauce is lovely, and you can add in any veggies you have on hand for a quick and delicious dinner.
Grah is a rich, smoky stew filled with beans, veggies, and tender chunks of vegan meat or tofu. Healing comfort food at its best.
We make this bean stew with dumplings pretty often in winter months, with the lovely combination of dill, rosemary, and sage warming our tummies.
Fasolada tastes like eating lunch in a Greek grandmother’s kitchen. It’s fresh, hearty, and you can taste the love.
We’ve watched the Pixar movie Ratatouille at least a dozen times, but have never worked up the courage to actually make the film’s signature dish. We decided to give it a go. The hardest part is all the slicing of the vegetables. Other than that, it’s easy and fun to put together this healthy French delicacy.
This Mediterranean soup will comfort you on even the most challenging of days. Chick peas, pasta shells, a basket of vegetables and spices, and a pinch of love will do the trick.
For this take on Malaysian curry we played with broccoli, mushrooms, kale, tofu, and coconut milk to make some culinary magic.
I love the bright green color and velvety texture of this soup. When asparagus is in season (late spring/early summer in Canada), a vegan cream of asparagus soup is a quick and healthy meal to throw together.
Don’t wait for the future to find happiness here and now. If you make this Moroccan vegetable tagine, it’s pretty much happiness in a bowl.
A simple, healing, and inexpensive meal to put together when you don’t know what to make for dinner. Chick peas, warming spices, any veggies you have that need eating up, and a side of rice.