Throw this delicious salad together in 15 minutes. Use rice-shaped orzo pasta, chopped vegetables, and vibrant lemon-honey salad dressing. Have it for lunch or bring it to a beach picnic. Orzo Pasta Salad Ingredients: I picked ingredients that contribute to the lively, fun color of the whole salad, because you and I eat with our […]
48+ Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Beginners
New home cooks, welcome!
These are the best vegetarian and vegan recipes for beginners. You’ll find here everything from easy soups and salads, to healthy, whole food plant-based main courses.
Cooking is easy and fun, especially with these recipes to learn from:
One of my most popular dishes is this quick and easy 15-Minute Orzo Pasta Salad.
If you’re looking for simple beginner baking recipes, try Mushroom Ricotta Bread Pudding.
Or, for a vegetarian entrée, make Spring Risotto with Peas and Corn.
Mushroom Ricotta Bread Pudding (Strata)
Mushroom ricotta bread pudding, a.k.a. strata. It’s a delicious brunch or dinner casserole, featuring layers of mushrooms, bread cubes, ricotta, eggs, fresh herbs, and grated cheese. Let’s say you have some stale, two-day-old bread lying around. Will you throw it out? Of course not. Feed it to pigeons or swans in the park? Possibly. Turn […]
Easy Creamy Penne Alla Vodka
Add this easy, creamy penne alla vodka recipe to your pasta repertory. It’s a light and tangy version of the classic dish, made with vodka, tomatoes, penne pasta, and half & half.
Sweet and Sour One-Pot Green Lentils
This one-pot dish is delicious, easy to make and highly nutritious. The sweet and sour flavor of the green lentils is perfectly balanced thanks to vinegar, onion, salt and black pepper.
Double-Chocolate Pudding (Budino)
Chocolate addict? This deluxe pudding is for you! Make it in less than 15 minutes, with both raw cacao and chocolate chips, for a rich, silky double-chocolate experience.
Savory Breakfast Oatmeal Bars
Chewy and redolent of fresh parsley, these savory oatmeal bars are very tasty, and high in protein and fiber. Just six simple ingredients and great for breakfast or as a snack any time. Add them to your Easiest Breakfast Recipe file right now. You’re soaking rolled oats in water, mixing them with lightly beaten eggs, […]
Spring Risotto With Peas and Corn
Quick, creamy, and comforting! Make this spring risotto with just basic ingredients like arborio rice, peas, and corn, and sit down to eat in about 30 minutes.
Vegan Raw Buckwheat Groats Porridge
Change up your breakfast routine with this creamy vegan porridge using soaked buckwheat groats, almonds, tahini, strawberries, and cinnamon. It’s also gluten free, nutrient-packed, and protein-high. And you can easily make it in a few seconds in a food processor, or high-speed blender. What are raw buckwheat groats and are they related to wheat? Buckwheat […]
Vegan Banana Apricot Muffins
Easy, not-too-sweet Vegan Banana Apricot muffins are made without dairy, eggs, or butter. They’re just fluffy, moist and you can bake them for a simple on-the-go breakfast. If you’re avoiding dairy and eggs, or follow a vegan diet, it can be tough to find a filling and healthy breakfast. Many breakfast options are loaded with […]
Chickpea Salad With Tomatoes and Cucumbers
You’ll only need 10 ingredients to make this hearty, vegan salad with bright Mediterranean vibe.
Vegan Tofu Scramble With Shishito Peppers
Quick and flavor-packed, vegan alternative to scrambled eggs. It’s your new breakfast staple.
Sweet Potato Chocolate Pudding
Healthy & delicious chocolaty dessert made with roasted sweet potatoes and topped with fresh fruit.
Crustless Carrot Zucchini Quiche
Five simple ingredients shine in this delicious breakfast or brunch dish.
My favorite Christmas drink is this mulled red wine, scented with sliced orange, cinnamon, cloves, and star anise. Merry, Merry!
The 10 Cookbooks (And Three Foodie Memoirs) Every Home Cook Should Add To Their Library
Not sure what cookbook to get next or give as a gift? These are my favorites.