Fishless Fish Fingers


Fishless fish fingers, made with jackfruit, white beans and nori! I love making delicious plant-based protein bombs like this. They make powerful options for quick bites and on-the-go meals as well as an add-on protein element to salads. This one turned out great with a wonderful, fish-like texture due to the jackfruit. The nori brings in the sea taste, the white beans boost the protein content, and capers deliver the acidity to brighten things up. This became a family favorite real fast 🙂 The recipe is below.

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Quinoa Shakshuka Tacos

The protein powerhouse quinoa, seasoned with shakshuka sauce, and baked into a crisp and flavorful taco meat, made for one of the best tacos I had.  I am loving this spicy, flavorful, and versatile sauce.

My first introduction to Mina was when I sampled their harissa sauces, and I was very excited when they released their shakshuka sauce which is a Moroccan tomato sauce with a blend of 6 different spices along with roasted peppers, onions, garlic, olive oil, cilantro and parsley. The shaksuka is every bit as flavorful and versatile as I imagined it. I am looking forward to incorporate it in various options including pastas, pizzas, oven dishes and vegetable stews. But my first choice was to go with tacos 🙂 I could just see how the trusty quinoa could be transformed into a meaty treat with this seasoning. The additional step of baking gives it a semi-crisp texture that is just incredible. The full recipe along with a short video is below.

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Chickpea Salad Sandwich with Hearts of Palm

This chickpea salad with hearts of palm is perfect for powering up on those days when you don’t really feel like cooking but still need something filling, nourishing and delicious! Packed with protein and fiber, this is a comfort food you can feel great about eating. It takes merely 15 minutes to make with no cooking involved. Though it is easy enough to make on a whim, the recipe will make enough for several hefty sandwiches to so that you can store it in the fridge for a quick take-away lunch option, for snacking on as a dip or using it as a topping for salads. The recipe is below:

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Homemade Seitan Roast

Seitan Roast

Get in my sammich now! I am so smitten with this delicious plant protein with an unbelievable texture. As much as I love cooking, sometimes I just want a quick sandwich or a wrap with an emphasis on protein. Like right after I had an intense workout. This fits the bill wonderfully.

For those who are unfamiliar, seitan is very much like a mock meat with a convincing form, texture and taste. This very same recipe could well be called vegan pastrami in my opinion. Or it can be turned in deli slices, burger patties with different flavorings etc.. There are so many possibilities.  The recipe is below.

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Spicy Sunflower Burgers

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Summer is about to be in full force – meaning there are bound to be one or more food-oriented parties in your future. Whether they’re graduations or cookouts, if you’re following a plant-based diet or just trying to eat a healthy, you probably have the desire to switch up the standard summer vegan-friendly menu of fruit-salad, veggie plates, and store-bought veggie burgers. Luckily, we’ve got other options.

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Spicy Lentil Polenta Flatbread

Spicy Lentil Polenta Flatbread

This was definitely a fun project. It is a big recipe but so super yummy and an absolute treat for when you want to entertain guests. This was our contribution for a local potluck and we also took a bunch of videos of us making this. You can find those over at the Dreamy Leaf Facebook page. The recipe is here:

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Best Vegan Salad Sandwich Ever

Best Vegan Salad Sandwich Ever

This is not food porn, this is food erotica. Full disclosure; I don’t eat these everyday. But when I want to indulge, you can bet that some sort of bread is involved. Another disclosure; I don’t usually eat white bread when I indulge. But when I really really want to indulge… You DO know what I mean.

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