Plant-based, gluten-free Recipes
Cream of Cauliflower Leek Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
On a brisk winter day there’s nothing like a warm bowl of creamy cauliflower leek and apple soup to comfort and nourish.
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing (plant-based, gluten-free)
This creamy dressing is made with cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon, and a bit of dijon mustard, which makes regular lettuce taste remarkably like a traditional Caesar salad.
Baked Eggplant Parmigiana (plant-based, gluten-free)
All the goodness and love of eggplant parmigiana without the greasy fried feeling, or the heavy dairy cheese, or the wheat.
Caramelized Walnuts (plant-based, gluten-free)
Ooey, gooey, crunchy, and sweet. These caramelized walnuts are a delicious treat on their own or a fancy topping for any other dessert: cakes, ice cream, cookies, cupcakes.
Baked Lemon Tofu “Fish” Bites (plant-based, gluten-free)
I’ve been making baked tofu for a while. This time, I tried finishing it a squeeze of lemon, and was surprised to discover that it tastes pretty close to fish, like a fish & chips kind of deal.
Pasta with Beans and Greens (plant-based, gluten-free)
When I don’t know what to make for dinner, I usually throw together some kind of pasta dish, like this spaghetti with beans and greens.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes (plant-based, gluten-free)
This is the kind of dish where you say “how can it taste THIS good?” Layered potatoes in creamy sauce with a crunchy topping. What’s not to like? I will now be making vegan scalloped potatoes for every family holiday feast.
Aunt Petunia’s Mulligatawny Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
A very gentle, warming curry simmered with vegetables, lentils, coconut milk, and rice. You can use almost any veggies you have on hand.
Bosnian Grah bean soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
Grah is a rich, smoky stew filled with beans, veggies, and tender chunks of vegan meat or tofu. Healing comfort food at its best.
Warming Chai Milk Tea (plant-based, gluten-free)
Making myself a warm cup of chai milk tea feels like such a beautiful act of love and self-care. I hope it nourishes your body and soothes your emotions.
Green Pea Risotto (plant-based, gluten-free)
Instead of green eggs and ham (that’s another recipe to come for avocado scrambled eggs), how about green peas and ham risotto?
White Bean Feijoada (plant-based, gluten-free)
Feijoada is like a Brazilian chili. We made it with white beans, tomatoes, peppers, vegan ground meat, and some lovely warming herbs and spices.
Estofado con papas (plant-based)
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!
Tofu Feta (plant-based, gluten-free)
Once I realized how easy it is to make vegan cheese, I stopped paying ridiculous prices to buy it at the store. To make tofu feta, you just put 6 ingredients in your food processor or blender, blend it up, and chill it. So simple!
Pasta e Fagioli with Kale (plant-based, gluten-free)
There’s nothing like a bowl of good old-fashioned comfort food: beans, pasta, veggies, and a delicious sauce – otherwise known as pasta e fagioli.
Cozy Irish Stew (plant-based, gluten-free)
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.
Za’atar salad with tofu (plant-based, gluten-free)
A bright, fresh salad to wake you up and liven up the rest of your day. Za’atar is a beautiful Middle Eastern spice that’s a mix of sesame and green herbs. It gives a bit of a roasted pesto flavor.
Refried Beans (plant-based, gluten-free)
Chili, lime, and fresh herbs bring the party to refried beans, which you can use in burritos, tacos, or enjoy on their own with some rice and veggies.
Baked Cauliflower Alfredo (plant-based, gluten-free)
In Britain this baked cauliflower alfredo is called “cauliflower cheese”, and wherever you are it’s a tasty way to get your veggies.
Baby Spinach Potato Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
The bright green of this creamy spinach potato soup makes me very happy. I can eat a big bowl of this for dinner on its own, but you could also have it as a side dish for something else.
Esau soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
The ancient legend is that two brothers were arguing over something important (a wife, land, or riches), and one of them made this soup.
Locro de Papa, or Baked Potato Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
The first thing I said when this soup touched my tongue was, “Wow, why haven’t I ever made this before?” It tastes like a loaded baked potato, but in a creamy velvety soup.
Beets and Greens Salad (plant-based, gluten-free)
Whenever beets are in season, I make this beets and greens salad. It uses the whole beet – roots and green leaves – so nothing is wasted.
Banana Carob Brownie Muffins (plant-based, gluten-free)
I call these banana carob brownie muffins because whenever my kids eat one, they ask me “are you SURE there’s no chocolate in this?”
Rumbledethumps (plant-based, gluten-free)
This is a fun Scottish way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. You mix them with other veggies and bake them in the oven with (vegan) cheese.
Fasolada Bean Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
Fasolada tastes like eating lunch in a Greek grandmother’s kitchen. It’s fresh, hearty, and you can taste the love.
Healing Red Lentil Dal (plant-based, gluten-free)
The first spoonful of red lentil dal goes into our mouths and immediately all the muscles in our face and shoulders relax. There’s a dreamy “wow that’s good” look spreading around the table.
Oatmeal Raisin Bites (plant-based, gluten-free)
These oatmeal raisin bites are plant-based, gluten-free, with no refined sugar, and they’re a wonderfully delicious treat to keep in the freezer and grab anytime.
Jani me fasule (plant-based, gluten-free)
What a beautiful Albanian comfort soup. Jani me fasule lovingly blends white beans, fresh vegetables, and Mediterranean herbs.
Spiced African Beans and Greens (plant-based, gluten-free)
This delicious dinner of loso na madesu (spiced beans), rice, and hamli (spicy sauteed greens) is a joyful, nourishing taste of life in DRC and Ethiopia.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (plant-based, gluten-free)
If you’re looking for comfort food in Germany, you might come across cabbage rolls: a traditional dish of cabbage, (vegan) meat, rice, onions, and tomato.
Oatmeal Soda Bread (plant-based, gluten-free)
Since I went gluten-free, I’ve been missing a good, hearty loaf of bread. I grew up eating bread every day, and this oatmeal soda bread is saving me!
Lentil potato cashew curry (plant-based, gluten-free)
I love the creaminess of blending cashews with rich curry spices. The red lentils dissolve to create a thick and lovely soup.
Tofu Scramble with Greens (plant-based, gluten-free)
Tofu scramble is a super comforting, flexible, and nourishing meal that you can whip up in a few minutes at any time of day.
Adasi Lentil Soup (plant-based, gluten-free)
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.
Trenette al Pesto from Luca (plant-based, gluten-free option)
The dish from the movie Luca is made up of linguine with homemade pesto, potatoes, and green beans. Here is our vegan version!