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Vegan

  • 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…

  • The Ultimate Veggie Burger

    The Ultimate Veggie Burger ~ the burger is the all American summer favorite, and switching out a healthy meatless burger  just makes so much sense.  To be honest, half the fun…

  • Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous

    Spring Vegetable Skewers and Saffron Couscous is an easy meatless meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes! At least once a week I try to make a simple, no…

  • Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad

    Mason Jar 7 Bean Salad ~ these healthy layered mason jar salads are the perfect grab and go lunch. Put the dressing on the bottom, and flip them over when you’re…

  • one-ingredient chocolate mousse

    Amazing One-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

    This Amazing One Ingredient Chocolate Mousse is not quite El Bulli territory, but it’s close.  Would you believe that pure chocolate and a little water whip up into a dense, unadulterated,…

  • Beautiful Breakfast Tart (Gluten Free)

    My Beautiful Breakfast Tart has a gluten free granola crust filled with thick Greek yogurt, and topped with a colorful sunburst of fresh juicy fruit.  Yes it looks too beautiful to…

  • Easy Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread

    Meyer Lemon and Rosemary Focaccia Bread is a quick and easy no knead yeast bread that’s ready in about an hour.  This classic Italian crusty bread makes the most fabulous appetizer…

  • Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding (vegan or not)

    Creamy Coconut Rice Pudding ~ this quick and easy dessert is a twist on everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ this rice pudding recipe can easily be made vegan, too.…

  • Roasted Black Grapes | theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Roasted Black Grapes

    Roasted Black Grapes is a quick and easy appetizer that’s elegant, unexpected, and absolutely fabulous! You can’t afford not to make this.  If it turns out you love it, you’ll have…

  • Garden Pea Hummus

    Garden Pea Hummus ~ a fresh spring twist on everybody’s favorite middle eastern dip ~ garden peas brighten up plain hummus and add a bright green hue!…

  • Colorful Cruciferous Quinoa (vegan, gluten free)

    Colorful Cruciferous Quinoa (vegan, gluten free) ~ this pretty salad brings a little vibrant crunch to the cooler months when you might be tempted to forget all about healthy salads.…

  • Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

    Walnuts and pears say classic English Christmas to me.  I envision this Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney served along with some sharp farmhouse cheddar and oat biscuits, or spooned on top…

  • Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges

    Don’t knock these uber simple Pan Seared Red Cabbage Wedges until you’ve tried them ~ this quick and easy side dish is not only healthy, it’s positively addictive!…

  • Chimichurri Sauce

    Chimichurri Sauce is a glorious, garlicky herb sauce meant for slathering over grilled meats.  It’s the Argentinian version of a pesto, and it’s fabulous!  Use it with chicken, fish, tacos, and…

  • Persian Jeweled Rice

    Persian Jeweled Rice is a spectacular rice pilaf topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts.  This popular Middle Eastern wedding dish is a celebration in itself ~ it’s gluten free, vegan,…

  • Color Wheel Quinoa Salad

    Color Wheel Quinoa Salad ~ You can have a lot of fun with this healthy salad ~ come up with your own veggies to fill in the spokes of the color…

  • Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime

    Fresh Corn Soup with Chili and Lime ~ I can’t get enough fresh corn these days.  I’m sure you can’t either.  And we all know the best way to enjoy corn…

  • Roasted Pecan Butter

    Roasted Pecan Butter is absolutely dreamy, and so easy to make, all you need are pecans and a little salt! My sister has been toying with the idea of going vegan,…

  • Mediterranean Couscous Salad

    Mediterranean Couscous Salad ~ plain old pasta salad mixes it up with a zesty tabbouleh and a glossy pearl couscous.  No mayo means it’s the perfect choice for barbecues and picnics.…

  • White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt

    White Toasted Almond Bark with Sea Salt is one of my personal favorite recipes on the blog.  This easy dessert features deeply toasted almonds embedded in creamy white chocolate and the…