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Vegan

  • Edamame Salad in a black bowl with chopsticks

    Edamame Salad

    My Edamame Salad is healthy, vivid, and so crunchy ~ think bean salad meets rainbow slaw, with an Asian twist.  It’s a year round side dish that you’ll adapt to the season…

  • Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

    Vibrant Winter Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette ~ I love a great slaw any time of the year, but there’s a special place in my heart for this root veggie salad that…

  • Jeweled Wild Rice in a white bowl with pomegranates

    Jeweled Wild Rice Salad

    My Jeweled Wild Rice Salad is a joyful gluten free vegan recipe and a make-ahead friendly side dish for your holidays.  Bonus: whatever their diet, nobody at your table will feel…

  • kale and butternut salad in a wooden bowl with wooden salad servers

    Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans

    Kale and Butternut Salad with Maple Spiced Pecans ~ a simple vegan salad full of superfood nutrients and fall flavors.  This is the way you’re going to balance out all those…

  • Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh in a wooden bowl

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh

    Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh ~ a twist on the glorious Middle Eastern cracked wheat salad, made low carb and grain free using cauliflower rice.  This is a light, clean, and healthy vegan…

  • white peach popsicles on a white surface

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles

    Healthy White Peach Popsicles ~ Mother Nature gets all the credit for these ~ fresh white peaches are washed,  pitted, chopped, pureed, poured into a popsicle mold, and frozen.  These healthy…

  • avocado and herb salad in a white bowl with lemon and parsley

    Avocado and Herb Salad

    This Avocado and Herb Salad is a delicious example of the new trend in healthy eating ~  fat (the good kind) is back!  There’s no sacrifice involved with decadent avocados and…

  • hands holding chia limeade popsicles

    Healthy Chia Limeade Popsicles

    Chia Limeade Popsicles ~ file this 2 ingredient frozen treat under easy, healthy, refreshing, vegan, and last but not least, delicious!…

  • A bowl of Spanish Chilled Almond Soup with droplets of olive oil, toasted almonds, and fresh mint leaves

    Spanish Almond Soup “ajo blanco”

    Spanish Almond Soup ~ aka ajo blanco, or white gazpacho, is a cool and creamy chilled soup without a speck of dairy ~ it’s wonderfully refreshing and unexpectedly delicious!…

  • Spooning Charred Corn and Bean Salad into mason jars

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad

    Charred Corn and Bean Salad ~ everybody’s favorite healthy summer salad gets a delicious makeover with sweet corn that’s been blackened on the grill.  There’ll be no rolling back this update!…

  • Muhammara (roasted red pepper & walnut dip)

    Muhammara (roasted red pepper & walnut dip) ~ Muhammara isn’t quite as well known as its sisters hummus and baba ganoush, but it’s equally amazing and versatile, and If you love…

  • One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter

    One Hour No Sugar Apple Butter ~ this healthy small batch fruit butter has the flavor of fresh apples with just a hint of spice, and best of all, it’s ready…

  • Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean salad, this cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain GOOD!

    Cowboy Caviar Recipe

    Cowboy Caviar ~ whether you call it Texas caviar, black bean salsa, black-eyed pea salad, or Southwestern bean dip, this all-American cross between a salsa and a salad is just plain…

  • Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy

    Grilled Baby Bok Choy is a one minute wonder — a quick stint on a searing hot grill turns an under-appreciated veggie into a rock star — a little bit of…

  • Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf

    My Fragrant Toasted Almond Rice Pilaf is meant for joyful gatherings ~ it has roots in the ancient cuisines of Persia, India, and Turkey, but I guarantee this pretty gluten free…

  • Multi Seed Crisps ~ homemade vegan crackers made entirely from seeds!

    Multi Seed Crisps ~ Homemade Vegan Crackers

    These vegan Multi Seed Crisps are a deliciously crisp gluten free cracker just perfect for snacking and dipping ~ and they couldn’t be easier to make!…

  • How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

    My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are hopelessly addictive, just like the ones you buy from your favorite Girl Scout ~ but my copy cat recipe is shockingly easy to…

  • Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor. Add lots of toasted pita bread and you could call it dinner.

    Warm Hummus with Mushrooms

    Warm Hummus with Mushrooms ~ this is one of our favorite ways to do hummus ~ the sauteed mushrooms give this healthy appetizer a rich, meaty, almost decadent flavor.  Add lots…

  • Braised Red Cabbage ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Braised Red Cabbage

    I’ll tell you one thing, Braised Red Cabbage might not be the most glamorous dish on the holiday table, but it provides a perfect sweet/tart element that brings everything else on…

  • Ancient Grain Salad made with farro, wild rice, and quinoa ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Vegan Ancient Grain Salad

    This pretty vegan Ancient Grain Salad is so versatile, it goes from holiday table to working lunch without skipping a beat, and it’s as healthy as it is stunning. save the…

  • Vegan Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce

    Panna Cotta is a classic Italian dessert that can be updated in so many ways, my Coconut Panna Cotta with Blueberry Sauce is a light and refreshing way to end a…

  • Couscous Almondine Salad with a spiced lemon vinaigrette is a complete departure from your everyday pasta salad! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Couscous Almondine Salad

    Couscous Almondine Salad is a completely new take on your same old pasta salad ~ this no mayo recipe is perfect for summer barbecues, potlucks, and picnics…it’s an easy side dish…

  • A super easy Vegan Blender Muffin recipe

    Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins

    Break open one of these tender Gluten Free Vegan Blender Muffins hot out of the oven and you’d never guess they contain no flour, oil, or dairy products! This idea of…

  • Healthy Fattoush Salad

    Fattoush Salad

    My Fattoush salad recipe is a chunky Mediterranean salad full of healthy veggies and crunchy toasted pita bread — a tangy lemon-sumac dressing makes the dish sing.…

  • Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad

    Deconstructed Hummus Salad is a simple chickpea salad with all the components of a great hummus, and I think you’ll find lots of other uses for the creamy lemon tahini dressing,…

  • Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad

    Jeweled Tabbouleh

    My Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy Mediterranean cracked wheat recipe studded with colorful, gem-like dried fruits and nuts. This festive no mayo whole grain salad is perfect for both holiday…

  • Healthy and low calorie Tofu Skewers are a delicious 30-minute meal

    Grilled Tofu Skewers

    Easy, healthy, and delicious, Grilled Tofu Skewers is probably my family’s favorite vegan meal, and it can be on the table in less than 30 minutes!…

  • Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

    Skinny Microwave Potato Chips

    Skinny Microwave Potato Chips are a quick and guilt-free way to get your daily snack fix.  These healthy homemade potato chips are light, crisp, and made right in the microwave! (They’re…

  • Watermelon Gazpacho

    You can tell it’s hot here because this is the second chilled soup I’ve posted in a row.  Refreshing is the name of the game in my kitchen this week! The…

  • Restaurant Style Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

    Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

    Roasted Red Pepper Salsa ~ it’s made entirely without tomatoes, but a jar of roasted red peppers fills in beautifully, giving this salsa a vibrant color and flavor! Mid summer begs…

  • vegan chocolate cake with coconut frosting

    The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake

    The Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Cake ~ this easy one bowl Depression era ‘wacky cake’ is made without butter or eggs, and yet it’s rich, moist, and incredibly delicious!…

  • beautiful breakfast smoothie bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl

    How to Build the Ultimate Smoothie Bowl ~ everything you need to know to put together a beautiful and healthy breakfast! You’ve heard about them, you’ve probably seen them, but have…

  • bulgar wheat and parsley make up a wonderful Tabouleh Salad

    Tabbouleh

    Tabbouleh is a fresh wheat and parsley salad that has been a fixture of Middle Eastern cuisine for centuries.  This delicious classic salad never gets old……

  • vietnamese summer rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls

    Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls are light, elegant, and utterly refreshing dipped in a fresh coconut lime sauce! Yesterday’s farmers market had some beautiful Chinese spinach, a large leafy green with…

  • clean, fresh tasting Cilantro hummus

    Cilantro Hummus

    Cilantro Hummus is a fresh vibrant take on one of the healthiest and most versatile vegan appetizers out there.  Vibrant cilantro brightens up a traditional Middle Eastern chickpea dip and gives…

  • An easy and healthy appetizer!

    Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas

    Tandoori Roasted Chickpeas are an easy high protein appetizer or snack ~ once you start popping these little guys you won’t be able to stop! I’ve got a great little last…

  • Roasted Olives with Feta and Jalapeno

    Easy Roasted Olives

    Easy Roasted Olives ~ this simple and elegant Mediterranean inspired appetizer is my go to for parties of all kinds.  Healthy olives fit into most everyone’s diet, so it’s always a hit.…

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, a healthy side dish

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate is a super easy fall and holiday side dish that dresses up any table and will make Brussels sprout fans out of everyone!…

  • Roasted Root Vegetable Soup recipe 8

    Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

    My healthy Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup is the most gorgeous shade of crimson you’ve ever seen! This comforting vegetable soup is full of vitamins and antioxidants to get you through the…

  • Brussels Sprout Slaw in a wooden bowl

    Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

    Brussels Sprout Slaw with Maple Cider Vinaigrette is a delicious healthy salad that adds a bit of fresh green to fall and holiday tables. Pumpkin bars and apple cakes are all…

  • Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad 2

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad

    Sweet Bell Pepper and Onion Salad ~ if you love colorful bell peppers like I do, this is for you ~ it’s crunchy, colorful, healthy, and so yummy! When it comes…

  • Mejadra from Jerusalemn

    Mejadra (from Jerusalem)

    Mejadra (from Jerusalem) ~ are you ready for some serious comfort food, Middle Eastern style?  Mejadra, (or Mujaddara) is a hearty vegan basmati rice and lentil dish that’s sustained Muslims, Christians,…

  • Tomato Onion and Roasted Lemon Salad 8

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad

    Tomato, Onion, and Roasted Lemon Salad ~ this Yotam Ottolenghi recipe was on the cover of  Bon Appétit this month.  I knew I wanted to make it on first sight! I’m…

  • Fresh Basil Hummus

    Fresh Basil Hummus

    Fresh Basil Hummus is a vibrant makover of a delicious but sometimes ho-hum appetizer… Hummus is so fantastic that sometimes it feels like a sacrilege to mess with it.  And I…

  • Early Girl Gazpacho

    Gazpacho is one of the glories of summer, and it has to be made with garden fresh tomatoes.  Forget about eating it during the rest of the year, you can only…

  • Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers| The View from Great Island 5

    Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers

    Red Quinoa and Black Bean Veggie Burgers ~ a great veggie burger is a thing of beauty, and one of the hardest recipes to nail down.  This one is hearty and…

  • Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles | The View from Great Island 4

    Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles

    Yes, you read that right.  Gin and Tonic Refrigerator Pickles ~ alcoholic pickles!  Beautiful little Persian cucumbers basically pickled in a giant G&T.  Gin, (I like Hendrick’s) tonic water, lime, and…

  • Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette 8

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

    Celery Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette ~ the flavors are mellow and sophisticated, and the crunch is awesome.  In its own humble way, this recipe is a game changer. If your first…

  • Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream 5

    Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

    Vegan Toasted Coconut Ice Cream ~ you’d never know this luscious homemade ice cream was non-dairy ~ it’s got a wonderfully creamy texture and a fabulous coco-nutty flavor! So many foods…

  • Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa 5

    Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa

    Fire Roasted Tomatillo and Corn Salsa ~ everything that goes into this zesty salsa is charred over an open flame first, so the rich, smokey flavor is infused throughout.  Enjoy it…

  • How to Make Almond Milk

    How to Make Almond Milk ~ this is a game changer, I promise!  This non-dairy almond milk recipe is healthy, fresh tasting, and easy to make at home!…

  • Bowl of Beet Chips 2

    Pink Beet Kettle Chips

    Pink Beet Kettle Chips ~ these pretty pink kettle chips are a novel way to use gorgeous Chioggia beets.  Serve them as a crunchy appetizer or side for your favorite burgers!…

  • Citrus Salad

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate & Pistachio

    Citrus Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachio is a wonderful way to celebrate citrus season! I get so excited when I see the citrus fruit start to flood into the stores in…

  • Pumpkin Hummus

    Pumpkin Hummus is guaranteed to get the conversation started at your next cocktail party!  Pumpkin adds a nice complexity to this hummus without screaming at you.  And don’t worry, there’s nothing…

  • Green Cauliflower Soup with Fried Shallots

    It’s hard to resist rainbow colored cauliflower.  If I have the choice between bland white and electric green, orange, or purple, I’m going for the colors every time.  This green cauliflower…

  • Rich Chocolate Vegan Frosting

    I’m not a vegan, but, like most of us, I know people who are, including my sister.  I thought it would be fun to formulate a dairy free frosting in anticipation…

  • Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles

    Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles ~ these healthy Japanese buckwheat noodles in a spicy Mandarin orange sauce are low in calories, full of protein, and packed with flavor! I’m completely obsessed…

  • Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls

    Spicy Asian Slaw Summer Rolls ~ fresh and crunchy spring rolls filled with a rainbow slaw!  This refreshing appetizer or light meal is naturally gluten free, low calorie, and so delicious.…

  • Homemade Muesli

    Homemade Muesli is one of the original ‘health’ foods, invented by a Swiss doctor in 1900. It falls somewhere between granola and oatmeal — it’s lighter than granola because it isn’t…