Cheesy Vegan Chorizo, Black Bean, and Potato Wontons

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These Cheesy Vegan Chorizo, Black Bean, and Potato Wontons are dangerously delicious. But don’t take my word for it. Try out this this recipe for yourself and experience these festively flavorful finger foods. This recipe was created as an entry in JSL Foods Twin Dragon Asian Wrapper Blogger Recipe Challenge. You can purchase JSL Foods Twin Dragon products at”: Albertsons, Shaw’s, … Read More

Roasted Vegetable Salad

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Cooler weather doesn’t mean saying goodbye to salad. This Roasted Vegetable Salad is a celebration of Autumn in a bowl. In this dish we combine roasted root vegetables with dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. Dress with Agave Dijon Vinaigrette to create a robust and refreshing dish. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a … Read More

Festive Loaded Baked Potato

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This festive take on the loaded baked potato brings together a variety of holiday flavors in a single dish. Hearty roasted jackfruit, savory caramelized onion and mushroom gravy, and vibrant veggies inject bold flavors into the basic baked potato. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in … Read More

Apple Cider Crumble Cake

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Warm and sweet, this Apple Cider Crumble Cake is easy to make and a joy to eat. This cake is the epitome of comfort when served fresh out of the oven thanks to apples, cinnamon, and a bit of pumpkin pie spice. Its moist and delicate texture means it’s best served with a spoon, topped with a scoop of vegan ice … Read More

Jackfruit Croquettes

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This plant-based version of a seafood favorite is gluten-free and full of both flavor and fiber thanks to chickpeas, jackfruit, vegetarian oyster sauce and Old Bay seasoning. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes … Read More

Moroccan Style Stew with Chickpeas and Quinoa

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This hearty flavorful stew, full of protein rich chickpeas, quinoa, and Harissa Tofu Cubes by Hodo Foods, is perfect for chilly autumn nights. A variety of spices like cumin, smoked paprika, and cinnamon make a savory dish with a hint of sweetness. Serve with your favorite steamed or sauteed vegetables, like Swiss chard, for a balanced and nutritious dish. Jessica CarterJessica … Read More

Chickpea & Jackfruit Quesadilla Burgers

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Tex Mex Jackfruit from The Jackfruit Company comes together with chickpeas to make a hearty and flavorful burger patty. When assembled with toasty tortillas and melted vegan cheese, they create a Quesadilla  Burger that pairs perfectly with salsa, guacamole, and vegan sour cream. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal … Read More

Fall Brussel Sprouts Salad

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Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for TryVeg.com, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 Baltimore, Let’s Talk Live, and Good … Read More

Jackfruit Chili

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Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, develops online trainings and multimedia content for TryVeg.com, and coordinates collaborations with vegan influencers. Her recipes have been featured on FOX45 Baltimore, Let’s Talk Live, and Good … Read More

Reuben Quesadillas

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A toasty take on a vegan deli classic, these cheesy Reuben Quesadillas are balanced in flavor and texture thanks to Barbecue Sunshine Burgers. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she organizes and hosts cooking demos, … Read More

Green Curry Lentil & Quinoa Stir Fry

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Lentils, quinoa, zucchini, and snap peas get a kick of flavor and spice from green curry in this easy low-fat stir fry that is both satisfying and nutritious. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in Washington, DC. Committed to making plant-based eating more accessible for all, she … Read More

Hummus Pasta with Kale & Chickpeas

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This creamy Hummus Pasta is a  zesty one-pot dish that comes together simply and is perfect for a week-night meal. Chickpeas and pine nuts add protein to this dish and kale provides a great source of fiber and nutrients. Keep it simple or add additional veggies like carrots, zucchinis, and diced tomatoes for a well balanced meal that is sure … Read More

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

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These gooey flourless peanut butter cookies are simple to prepare and perfect to share. They’re an easy gluten-free baked treat that can be recreated with any nut or seed butter of your choice. Add oatmeal, raisins, or vegan chocolate chips for a extra special treat that you and your friends will love to eat. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan … Read More

Asian Inspired Veggie Noodle Salad

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Spiralized zucchini shines in this refreshing salad with the help of ginger, cilantro, and lots of citrus. Serve it as a side to brighten up any meal, or add edamame to a larger portion for a protein packed entree. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a national non-profit animal protection organization based in … Read More

Cookie Dough Nice Cream

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This Cookie Dough Nice Cream is a cold and creamy treat that is simple to prepare and completely dairy-free.  Make you own cookie dough using this recipe from TryVeg.com, or purchase a vegan prepared option. To assemble, simply blend and freeze for a naturally sweet treat. Jessica CarterJessica Carter is the Vegan Food and Lifestyle Coach at Compassion Over Killing (COK), a … Read More