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Crispy Baked Tofu with Sesame Orange Dipping Sauce

Baked Tofu Sesame Orange dipping SauceI’m still cooking my way through Karina Inkster’s “Vegan Vitality – Your Complete Guide to an Active, Healthy, Plant-Based Lifestyle”. This recipe was quick and easy with just 3 simple directions- just the way I like all my recipes :). The dipping sauce is great but if it’s not your taste, feel free to use another sauce. You know tofu is a blank slate, so you can jazz it up with whatever flavors you like.

Give it a try and let me see your creations on social media by using the hashtag #veggiecurls

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Homemade Hummus

Hummus

I was a little nervous about making Hummus for the first time but it came out really well and it was really quick and simple. If you want to make Hummus at home instead of buying it in the store, check out the recipe below:

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Apple Nachos

Apple NachosThis is the best snack EVER! If you haven’t tried the combination of apples, peanut butter, and chocolate, you don’t know what you’re missing. I started eating this snack a few years ago when my church did a Daniel Fast. I saw this recipe on a list of options for the fast, decided to try it, and I haven’t turned back since.

You can find many variations of this dish all over the internet, so don’t be a afraid of making it your own. Non-vegans can try this with other toppings like caramel, marshmallows, candy bars, and more. Vegans can add cinnamon, nut based cheese or coconut strips. Feel free to get creative.

If you make these apple nachos, take a pic and tag me on instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #VeggieCurls so I can find them! I’d love to see your creations.

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Roasted Plantains with Roasted Garlic-Lime Dipping Sauce

Roasted Plantain with Garlic Lime Dipping Sauce

I absolutely love plantains and this version is super tasty and easy to make. According to Raul Musibay, Cuban cookbook author and cofounder of icuban.com, tostones (twice-fried plantains) can be linked directly to the African continent: “The tradition of the tostone comes from African slaves. In the Congo, the people prepare plantains in the exact same way, even to this day.”

This makes the perfect appetizer, side dish, or snack for any meal. Give the recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits

Cajun Creole Spiced Tempeh Piece with Creamy GritsHere is my next installment in the Vegan Soul Kitchen series. Author Bryant Terry offers his vegan rendition of a classic shrimp and grits. I was never a big fan of tempeh but I really enjoyed it in this recipe. And if you like spicy cajun food, this is definitely a great dish to try. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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Tofu Quiche

1431476232763I absolutely love this recipe. It is super easy to make and requires just 10 ingredients (most of which you probably already have in your refrigerator). You can feel free to add in your favorite veggies to make this dish your own. It is very filling and the hash brown crust is amazing! Give it a try and let me know what you think…

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BBQ Cauliflower Wings

1429644339125This has easily become one of my favorite vegan recipes. Dredging the cauliflower in the flour creates the crispy breading that you’re used to with wings and baking the cauliflower gives that “fall off the bone” texture of a real wing. You can make these wing your own by using your favorite kind of BBQ sauce like a mustard base, sweet, spicy or any other sauce that you prefer.

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Tofu Popcorn Chicken Bites

tofu popcorn chicken RSThis is one of the first vegan dishes I tried and my first attempt at using tofu and I love it!  This recipe is very versatile. You can use the tofu as crumbles and place in a salad, lettuce wrap, or sandwich. You can make “chicken” strips or nuggets. You can also fry it up in a pan to make it a bit more crispy.

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Spinach & Chickpea Stuffed Shells

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I tried this recipe for the first time last week and I love it! In this recipe we basically use chickpeas as a base to make a vegan ricotta cheese. And who doesn’t love a stuffed shell! This is very filling and although you’re blending the ingredients, it has a slightly crunchy flavor to it.

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Vegan Side Dish: Pasta Salad

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I like to show off common dishes that carnivores eat all the time, when I can. Whenever I’m invited to a BBQ, chances are I’m bringing this dish. I admittedly stole this recipe from my mother and it’s a common dish that always shows up at large home functions and gatherings. This is a quick and easy dish that will show your friends and family that we as vegans eat more than just “rabbit food”!

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