Polenta Pizza

Polenta Pizza: Vegan, salt- and oil-free. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! (StraightUpFood.com)

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, and this pizza delivers! The herbed polenta crust is topped with easy-to-make sauce, as well as onions, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! I hesitate to say that this pizza is “easy,” since you need to prepare three recipes: […]

Lentil & Rice Loaf

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This flavorful loaf is perfect for the holidays, or anytime you want a hearty main dish. It can be made with fresh or dried herbs. Make two loaves while you’re at it and freeze one for leftovers. This is delicious topped with Creamy Mushroom Gravy! Ingredients 1¾ cups water ½ cup brown-green lentils ½ cup […]

Rosemary Mushrooms & Kale

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This one-pan recipe is very quick and easy to make, using just kale, mushrooms, yams, garlic and rosemary—yum! For this dish, I use curly kale because of its hearty texture and delicious peppery-ness. Ingredients ½ cup water 1 large yam or sweet potato, skin on, cut into 1/2–inch slices 1 clove garlic cut in half […]

Un-Split Pea Soup

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This recipe is very similar to traditional split pea soup, but uses whole frozen peas instead, which makes for a quicker preparation. The addition of yams gives the soup a slightly sweet taste. 2 bags 10-oz. frozen green peas, thawed 2 cups water ½ cup water ½ large yellow onion, diced 2 ribs celery, diced […]

Sweet Corn Chowder

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This vegan version of traditional corn chowder is deliciously sweet, and uses no added oil or salt. Fresh, aromatic rosemary is a nice compliment to the sweetness of the corn and the hearty vegetables. 4 1/4 cups water 1 yellow onion, diced 3 ribs celery, diced 2 carrots, diced 3 red potatoes, skin on, diced […]