Category Archives: Snacks and Side Dishes

Skin-On Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Try these delicious vegan skin-on garlic mashed potatoes for a tasty upgrade to your standard potato night! - by Veggie Lexi

I’ve always loved mashed potatoes, but I’ve never loved standing there peeling potatoes.  Thankfully, I love potato skins in my mashed potatoes, and this recipe is truly so easy and so delicious. Try these mashed potatoes with my Carrot Gravy, it makes the most to die for combination! Pro tips: 1) Don’t be too shy […]

Cornbread

Enjoy this delicious vegan and gluten free cast iron skillet cornbread! Perfectly savory and just sweet enough. - by Veggie Lexi

Cornbread is definitely a happy memory food for me.  Maybe it’s because I went to college in the South. It’s delicious, quick, filling, and makes me all kinds of happy.   I love having a slice of cornbread with beans, fresh salsa, and a little lime juice for a simple and delicious dinner.  I also […]

Rainbow Kale Salad

Try this delicious vegan, gluten free, and oil free kale salad! This healthy salad is packed with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This salad is made with kale, clementine, cucumber, watermelon radish, and cherry tomatoes. It's tossed in a homemade lime juice, rice vinegar, peanut butter, coconut amino, and water salad dressing. - by Veggie Lexi

Have you ever heard the saying that you eat with your eyes first?  That’s why I love eating bright, colorful, beautiful food. This salad is a feast for your eyes before you even take a bite. Kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods, and I love incorporating lots of it into my winter […]

Healthy Loaded Nachos

Healthy Vegan Loaded Nachos with Homemade Lime Tortilla Chips, Black Beans, Tofu Taco Crumble, Onion, Tomato, Jalapeno, Nacho Cheese Sauce, Cilantro, Avocado, and Pepperoncini. Oil Free and Gluten Free - by Veggie Lexi

My ultimate dinner is loads of chips topped with loads more of good stuff.  This healthy loaded nachos recipe definitely fits that. So insanely delicious, these are the best nachos I’ve ever had.  Your tastebuds will never believe that they’re healthy, promise. A huge part of what makes these nachos so much healthier are the […]

Oil Free Tortilla Chips

Crispy Oil Free Lime Tortilla Chips - by Veggie Lexi

Tortilla chips have always been a staple in our house, they are definitely our chip of choice.  When we’re feeling lazy, we’ll simply toast some corn tortillas in the toaster and tear them up to make sorta kinda tortilla chips.  When we’re in the mood to really fill the tortilla chip craving in a totally […]

How To Make Perfect Fluffy Rice

Perfect Vegan Buttery Fluffy Rice - by Veggie Lexi

For years, the perfect, fluffy, buttery rice of my dreams eluded me.  I eventually gave up on stovetop rice and bought a rice cooker (or two).  One of them cooked rice, and that’s just about the best thing I could say about it.  The other one did a pretty good job, but it just took […]

Spaghetti Cups

Vegan and Gluten Free Spaghetti Cups with Oat and Walnut Balls or "Meatballs" - by Veggie Lexi

These little spaghetti cups make the perfect game day snack!  They’re also perfect for kids (or anyone that loves to eat with their hands).  They’re fun, tasty, and magically hold together without all the cheese that the traditional recipes call for!  I honestly wasn’t sure that this recipe would work when I decided to make […]

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Banana Oat Dog Treats, Vegan and Gluten Free - by Veggie Lexi

I love cooking and baking for my loved ones, and that includes all the furry friends I have in my life!  It’s so fun to make these dog treats, mostly because of how much their cute puppy eyes light up when I do.  They love these delicious treats, and I love knowing that there’s no […]

Simple Cucumber Salad

Peeled Cucumber Salad with Tahini, Lemon Juice, Cherry Tomatoes, and Black Sesame Seeds - by Veggie Lexi

This salad is one of my favorite combinations: looks fancy, but is actually super easy, and is completely delicious.  Whenever I stumble across that combination, it automatically becomes a staple dish in my house. I love having something I can whip together in a flash to elevate a meal I’m preparing, and this dish definitely […]

Leftover Broccoli Stem Salad

Leftover Broccoli Stem Salad with Dried Cherries and Walnuts and a Mustard Based Dressing - by Veggie Lexi

Did you know that broccoli stems have the same delicious flavor as the florets?  It’s actually my favorite part of the vegetable. I always used to munch on the stems while cooking when I was using the florets in a recipe. It dawned on me that since they’re so yummy, and since I love being […]