Oatmeal Tempeh “Meatloaf” by “LowSaltVegDudes”

capture_14012015_132332This is an easy and tasty recipe with healthy ingredients.  They steam bite size tempeh pieces, and cook some oatmeal.  They saute onions,  garlic and seasonings, add tomatoes and then combine all these ingredients in a blender.  The blended mixture is placed in a baking pan, topped with marinara sauce, and baked.  This is an easy way to prepare a healthy version of a typical comfort food, “meatloaf”.  Expand your taste horizons, and try it.  Enjoy. Continue reading

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan by Sarah Carey

capture_23102014_132851Sarah bakes her eggplant instead of frying it.  She uses a flour, milk, and tomato sauce mixture as a creamy filling replacing the ricotta cheese typically used in other recipes.  After she layers her pre-baked eggplant, she tops it with mozzarella and parmesan cheese.  This is an easy recipe for a healthier makeover by replacing the milk, mozzarella and parmesan cheese with vegan alternatives.  This is another easy to make and healthy recipe that can be made ahead for use later in the week. Continue reading

Lasagna with Tofu Spinach Ricotta and Cheese Sauce by Margaret Meyer

capture_21102014_125036Margaret doesn’t have a recipe for this lasagna.  She “just makes it.”  Watch the video, and you can follow along, and “just make it” too.  Although, she uses her own canned pasta sauce, you can substitute store bought pasta sauce, or fresh or canned tomatoes.   In this video, Margaret also shows how to make a vegan “cheese” sauce and a substitute for ricotta cheese using tofu.  Margaret says this is a family favorite and usually a “no fail” recipe.  It’s easy to make.  It can be made ahead for use later in the week.  Try it.  You’ll like it too. Continue reading

Tofu Cottage Cheese Stuffed Shells by Abby

capture_12102014_130215In this video, Abby prepares a tofu cottage cheese type filling in large pasta shells based on a recipe in the Naturally Gourmet cookbook.  The recipe uses store bought ingredients, so there is no need to make any special sauces, etc.  Like Abby says, this recipe is “quick, easy, and delicious”.  Enjoy. Continue reading