American

I used to think that American food was simple – hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. But across America is an incredible range of distinctly flavorful regional cuisines: Southern comfort soul foods, TexMex, Californian healthy fusion creations, Midwestern farm-to-table, Hawaiian Polynesian, etc. Having lived on the East Cost, in the South, in California and Hawaii, we’ve had the blessing to taste and fall in love with America’s different regional cuisines and exceptional restaurants. Here are our best vegetarian recreations of some of our favorite dishes. Enjoy!

Healthy Carrot Muffin Balls

I love carrot cake. After being diagnosed with diabetes, it became a mission of mine to find a healthy recipe […]

Crispy Air-fried Chickpeas

Air-fried chickpeas are such a great snack!  Healthy and super tasty.  Crispy on the outside and slightly soft on the […]

Air-Fried Kale Chip

My sister Vicky developed a simple and incredibly tasty recipe for air-fried kale.  Comes out perfectly crispy every time, and […]

Cheesy Frittata with Herbs

We recently got an air fryer attachment for our Instant Pot and have been making all kinds of things in […]

Beyond Beet Burgers

We’ve tried making a lot of different veggie burgers and kebabs over the years, and found it’s tough to get […]

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Kale Pesto

Kale is the perfect leafy green.  It's so nutritious, mild (not bitter!), and holds up great in dishes. We decided to […]

Creamy Cauliflower

Vegetables in a cream sauce, there’s something so satisfying about the combination.  The richness of the cream pairs so well […]

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Creamy Kabocha Squash

I modified Food Network’s Roast kabocha squash with lemongrass cream soup recipe on a whim to make this amazing squash side dish.  The […]

VegFish

So I had been wanting to try to make a vegetarian fish for over a decade.  I kept procrastinating because […]

Country Fried VegChicken

After I became vegetarian, one of the two foods I missed the most was KFC fried chicken.  Something about those […]

Quinoa Salad

Found this quinoa salad recipe on Food Network and made minor modifications to fit our taste.  Has a lovely mildly […]

Hawaiian Musubi

Everytime I see musubi in a Hawaiian market or potluck, I get so jealous.  Looks so yummy with its sweet […]

Fusion Bangladeshi Pancakes

I’ve always wondered why there aren’t many savory pancake offerings.  I love the texture of pancakes, but don’t much like sweet […]

Meatloaf

Deniz loves meatloaf.  There’s something so wholesome and American about it.  We’ve made it a couple of times using different […]

Deep-fried Marinated Tofu Cubes

Tofu cubes make a fantastic meat substitute when marinated, coated with seasoning, and fried or deep-fried.  Below is a recipe […]

Charred on gas range, tastes like real BBQ chicken!

Jamaican Jerk VegChicken

Ingredients: 1.5 lbs vegan chicken, torn apart into 1 inch pieces with a fork 3 T jerk seasoning 3 cups of […]

Sloppy Joes: Vegetarian meat mix between two halves of bread

American Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Who doesn’t love a great Sloppy Joe?!  Here’s our vegetarian adaptation of Rachel Ray’s fantastic recipe.  Tastes just as good […]

Salisbury VegSteak with Mushroom Gravy

One of Deniz’ favorite TV dinner dishes is Meatloaf/Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes and gravy.  They’re super cheap, but there just aren’t […]

Cajun VegChicken Jambalaya

Here’s another fast and delicious recipe from Sandra Lee adapted our vegetarian diet.  It’s great by itself or as an […]

VegSausage Hash

It is convenient to microwave a breakfast burrito, or grab a bagel on the way to work.  But nothing is […]