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Saw this on a cooking show and had to veganize it!  So fast and easy to make.

What you need:

  • 1/2 pound pasta (I used casarecce pasta)
  • small onion, diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese.
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • nutritional yeast flakes or Parma

casarecce

To prepare:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet with cooking spray or a little olive oil, saute onions.
  3. Stir in the peas and carrots and drained pasta.
  4. Add vegan cream cheese and salt and pepper to taste, mix to coat pasta.
  5. Top each serving with nutritional yeast flakes.

Serves 4.  Weight Watcher PointsPlus Value:  8

I modified this recipe from Giada De Laurentis’ recipe from Food Network.

 

 


I sometimes get jealous of my non-vegan friends when they order this in a restaurant.  You can easily make a better and much healthier version at home with either store-bought ingredients or homemade or a combination of both.  This is so fast and easy and so delicious!

What you need:

  • Frozen french fries, baked according to pkg instructions (or homemade).  (I used Alexia Yukon Gold Julienne Fries)
  • Can of vegan chili (or homemade) (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • We Can’t Say It’s Cheese Spread Hickory Flavor (by Wayfare)
  • Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast Seasoning (or nutritional yeast flakes)
  • Daiya Cheese Wedge, any flavor
  • Tofutti Sour Cream

To prepare:

  1. Place one serving of french fries on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup vegan chili over fries.
  3. Cut up one serving of Daiya Wedge, 1/8 of wedge, and cut in cubes and place around into the chili.
  4. Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, then top with one serving of cheese spread and 1 serving of sour cream.
  5. Microwave for a few minutes till cheese melts and chili is warm.

Weight Watcher PointsPlus value:  9

 

 


This is a nice recipe using  bulgur.   I had a craving for it and found this.  It’s pretty quick and simple to make.  You can also use whatever vegetables are in season,  and it can be served hot or cold.

You need:

  • 1 cup medium-ground bulgur
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic, reserving 1 tsp for end of recipe
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1 10 oz. bag of baby spinach, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 8 basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 8 mint leaves, thinly sliced

To prepare:

  1. Place bulgur in a large bowl and pour 3 cups boiling water over it, cover, and let stand for 30 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook garlic in a skillet with 1 tsp oil for 1 minute.
  3. Add asparagus and 1/2 cup water.   Cover and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  4. Add spinach and cook until wilted, then season with salt.
  5. Whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil with lemon juice, 1 tsp garlic, season with salt and pepper.
  6. Fluff bulgur with fork.  Fold in vegetable mixture, then stir in walnuts, basil, mint and olive oil mixture.

4 servings.  Weight Watcher PointsPlus value:  7

Modified slightly from a recipe in the Vegetarian Times Everything Vegan Cookbook.


Satisfy your vegan Greek salad craving with this delicious recipe.  The tofu feta is delicious.  It’s marinated at least overnight to become super tasty.   You will have leftover tofu feta to use again.  This is really a great salad.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Herbed Tofu Feta (salad recipe follows)

You need:

  • 16 oz extra firm tofu cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  1. In a large saucepan over low heat, combine all ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Set aside to cool and then refrigerate overnight.
  3. To use, drain liquid and use in place of feta in any recipe.

This recipe makes 2 1/2 cups of herbed tofu feta.

Classic Greek Salad

You need:

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
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  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced thinly
  • 1/2 green pepper sliced thinly
  • 1/3 cup Herbed Tofu Feta
  • 2 tsp capers
  • 15 kalamata olives
  1. In a small bowl, combine first set of ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine second set of ingredients.
  3. Toss with dressing just before serving.

4 servings.  Weight Watcher Points Plus value: 4

Recipe from VegNews.

 

 

 

 

Double Corn Casserole


I have been making this delicious casserole for years.  It’s great for picnics, potlucks, etc.   It’s super comfort food, takes ten minutes to make, and everyone will love it.

What you need:

  • 15 oz can of corn, drained
  • 15 oz can of cream-style corn
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup vegan sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp dried minced onions
  • 1/3 cup water whisked with 1 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer
  • 8 oz pkg vegan cornbread mix

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Spread into a casserole baking dish.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes.

12 side-dish  servings.  Weight Watcher PointsPlus value:  7

From Vegan Family Favorites Cookbook.

 

Vegan Nut Butter Cups


Yummy to eat and fun to make!  Use whatever nut butter you like.  Experiment and have fun with it.  I found my mini candy liners at the dollar store.

What you need:

  • 12 oz vegan semisweet chocolate chips
  • unsalted nut butter of your choice – about 1/3 cup
  • 30 candy liners – miniature peanut butter cup size

To prepare:

  1. Place candy liners on baking tray.
  2. Put chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave till melted.
  3. Put a little bit of melted chocolate in each candy liner, top with a small amount of nut butter and then top off with more chocolate.
  4. Put tray in refrigerator for one hour until chocolate is hard.

30 servings.  Weight Watcher PointsPlus value: 2

Original recipe from What Stephanie Made.


If you like sloppy joes, this version is delicious and has a kick.  Made with three convenience ingredients and made in the microwave or skillet, this can be made in minutes!  Serve on a vegan roll with a thick slice of onion or even make a taco salad with it.  If you’re not a big fan of spice, use a mild salsa.  Don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby?  Just substitute the ingredients for different brands.   Have fun, improvise, and enjoy 😀

What you need:

1 pkg Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils

1 pkg Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo

1 jar of Trader Joe’s Autentica Salsa

To prepare:

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Either put in a microwave-safe bowl and heat till warm or warm in skillet

Approximately 8 servings, about 1/4 cup each.  Weight Watchers Points Plus value: 4 

I say approximate because you can really use a couple of tbsp on each sandwich and get double the servings and half the points, a little goes a long way with this stuff.

Recipe from Trader Joe’s.