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The Full Helping: Warm Winter Squash Bowl

This warm winter squash bowl is grounding, nourishing, and wholesome. It combines sweet, roasted winter squash with gently steamed kale and a slightly spicy harissa tahini dressing. Here we are, perched on the cusp of spring. But as is always the case where I live at this time of year, we’re flirting with a few spring-like days while also having a foot firmly planted in winter. I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I don’t hate winter one bit. Right now I’m actually… The post Warm Winter Squash Bowl appeared first on The Full Helping.

March 2, 2022

The Full Helping: Vegan Yellow Cheese Sauce

This vegan yellow cheese sauce has a melty texture and is so versatile. Use it over nachos, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli, or casseroles. It also makes a perfect vegan grilled cheese sandwich! Hey friends. Still feeling the limited capacities and inward pull as I work away on my manuscript and ride the wave of everything else. Many of you have asked me about weekend reading posts, and don’t worry, they’re not going anywhere. I’ll be getting back into the swing of them when… The post Vegan Yellow Cheese Sauce appeared first on The Full Helping.

February 22, 2022

The Full Helping: 25 Nutritious Vegan Quinoa Recipes

Rich in protein, folate, fiber, zinc, and iron, quinoa is one of the most nutritious staple foods available to plant-based eaters. These 25 nutritious vegan quinoa recipes demonstrate how versatile and delicious quinoa can be. You’ll find options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! When I had been vegan for only a few weeks, I started to notice a lot of recipes that called for quinoa. The grain was completely new to me. I had never heard of it before, never seen it or… The post 25 Nutritious Vegan Quinoa Recipes appeared first on The Full Helping.

February 1, 2022

The Full Helping: Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

This is a plant-based version of traditional thumbprint cookies! The cookies are buttery and tender, and they have a sweet pocket of jam in the center. They’re also totally dairy-free. I made these vegan thumbprint cookies a couple weeks before Christmas. I had every intention of posting the recipe on Christmas eve, in tandem with making the cookies again myself and bringing them to my mom’s apartment. We know how that went. But one of the silver linings of Quarantine Christmas 2021 is… The post Vegan Thumbprint Cookies appeared first on The Full Helping.

January 3, 2022

The Full Helping: Creamy Vegan Mushroom Pasta

This creamy vegan mushroom pasta is the best, easy winter meal! Cashew cream makes this luxurious, dairy-free mushroom sauce possible. Pair with your favorite pasta for a comforting dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes. At the start of last week, which now feels like an entire lifetime ago, I made this creamy vegan mushroom pasta. It was one of the fastest, tastiest meals I’ve made at home in a while. Mushrooms are one of the ingredients most often used to create “meaty” textures… The post Creamy Vegan Mushroom Pasta appeared first on The Full Helping.

December 29, 2021

The Full Helping: Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles

These vegan apple cinnamon waffles are the most wonderful winter breakfast! Fluffy waffles are filled with tender, diced apples and cinnamon spice. The waffles can be made ahead and frozen for future cozy, comforting morning meals. I am very much a breakfast person. I’m always hungry for breakfast. Ravenous for it, sometimes. While I know that a lot of people struggle to find the appetite for breakfast in the morning, I’m the opposite. If anything, I’m hungrier early in the day than I… The post Vegan Apple Cinnamon Waffles appeared first on The Full Helping.

December 17, 2021

The Full Helping: Broccoli Tabbouleh

This broccoli tabbouleh features finely chopped, lightly cooked broccoli in place of the traditional tomatoes. Much like a classic tabbouleh, it’s a fresh, flavorful grain salad that makes for a versatile side dish or the base of a nutritious meal. The weather has been cooling down steadily and consistently in New York. With the exception of a strangely balmy, 60 degree day on Monday, it’s clear that early winter has arrived. Of course I’m enjoying all of my favorite cozy, hearty comfort food… The post Broccoli Tabbouleh appeared first on The Full Helping.

December 10, 2021

The Full Helping: Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

An old-fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie can’t be beat! These vegan oatmeal raisin cookies have perfect, chewy texture. They’re made with wholesome rolled oats, and they’re perfect with a glass of non-dairy milk. The holiday season is often a time for elaborate cooking and baking. It’s my busiest time of year in the kitchen for sure, and I tend to save my most ambitious desserts for November and December. In spite of this, or maybe because of it, I like to take breaks from… The post Chewy Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies appeared first on The Full Helping.

November 26, 2021

The Full Helping: Cozy Vegan Cauliflower Gratin

This cozy vegan cauliflower gratin is pure comfort food with a wholesome twist. Cauliflower is baked with a creamy, cashew-based sauce and crispy breadcrumbs. It’s a perfect dish for sharing and an easy make-ahead option for the holidays. “Gratin” is one of those words that immediately brings coziness to mind. I think of food bubbling out of bakers that have just been pulled from the oven. I think of melted cheese and crisping bread crumbs. I’m transported to winter months and the comfort… The post Cozy Vegan Cauliflower Gratin appeared first on The Full Helping.

November 22, 2021

The Full Helping: Classic Vegan Pumpkin Pie

There’s nothing I love better than a slice of classic vegan pumpkin pie during the holiday season. This version uses cashews for an ultra-creamy consistency and features a traditional, flaky vegan pie crust. I have very positive feelings about pie. I like apple, cherry, pecan, blueberry, peach, chocolate mousse, key lime, and most of the classic pie flavors. But if I had to choose only one pie to eat, it would without a doubt be pumpkin pie. I love all things pumpkin, and… The post Classic Vegan Pumpkin Pie appeared first on The Full Helping.

November 20, 2021
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