Vegan-Ease Pizza

Easy and so delicious, this pizza cuts corners by using a whole-grain sandwich wrap or tortilla instead of traditional dough. The result is a crisp crust, topped with a mouthwatering combination of toppings, ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

vegan ease pizza

Easy and so delicious, this pizza cuts corners by using a whole-grain sandwich wrap or tortilla instead of traditional dough. The result is a crisp crust, topped with a mouthwatering combination of toppings, ready to eat in less than 20 minutes. 

  • Servings: 1-2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


1 Ten- To Twelve-Inch Whole-Grain Sandwich Wrap Or Tortilla

2 To 3 Tablespoons Prepared Marinara Sauce

¼ Teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend

1/8 Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

2 Cups Lightly Packed Baby Spinach, Washed And Dried

4 Green Queen Olives With Pimento Or 8 Pitted Kalamata Olives, Sliced

10 To 12 Slices Vegan Pepperoni Or 4 Very Thinly Sliced Cremini Mushrooms

1/3 Cup Shredded Vegan Cheese


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Put the tortilla or sandwich wrap on a large baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread the marinara sauce over the wrap, in an even layer, leaving a slight margin around the edge for a “crust.”
  2. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning and crushed pepper over the sauce. Top with the baby spinach, pressing it down to make it more compact.
  3. Sprinkle the olives, vegan pepperoni or mushrooms, and vegan cheese over the top of the pizza.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until crust is crisp and the toppings are heated through. Cut into wedges and serve.
  5. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche

Creating a dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free quiche can be challenging, but this flavorful vegan version is so yummy you won’t miss the cream, eggs or crust. This dish is perfect to serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch or light supper to please everyone!

Vegan Spinach, Onion and Red Pepper Crustless Quiche

Creating a dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free quiche can be challenging, but this flavorful vegan version is so yummy you won’t miss the cream, eggs or crust. This dish is perfect to serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch or light supper to please everyone! 

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


1 Teaspoon Vegan Buttery Spread, For Coating Pan

1 Block (14 To 16 Ounces) Extra-Firm Regular Tofu, Drained

3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Dairy-Free Milk

2 Teaspoons Tamari

2 Teaspoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric

1/4 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika

1 ½ Cups Diced Sweet Onion

1 Cup Seeded And Sliced Sweet Mini Peppers

3/4 Cup Shredded Vegan Cheese

1/4 Cup Minced Fresh Flat Leaf Parsley

4 Cups Lightly Packed Baby Spinach

1/4 Teaspoon Sweet Paprika


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 9- to 10- inch round quiche dish or cake pan with vegan buttery spread. Put the tofu, dairy-free milk, tamari, olive oil, turmeric and smoked paprika into a blender and process for 30 seconds, or until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the onion, peppers, vegan cheese and parsley, and gently stir to combine. Fold in the baby spinach. Transfer the mixture to the prepared dish. Press the mixture down with a spatula to compress it firmly into the pan. Sprinkle the top with the sweet paprika. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the quiche is set and starts to crack (see note).
  3. Put the pan on a wire rack and gently loosen the sides of the quiche, using a kitchen knife. Let cool for 20 minutes before carefully slicing into 6 wedges (quiche will be quite soft). Serve warm with a crisp salad on the side or refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours and serve cold (quiche will firm up more, once cold). Tightly covered and stored in the refrigerator, leftover quiche will keep up to 2 days.
  4. *Chef’s note: Depending upon the type of vegan cheese that you use, you may need to bake the quiche longer, up to 45 or 50 minutes.
  5. Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Zingy Roasted Asparagus

This is a wonderful way to serve asparagus for a spring supper or festive summer meal. Served hot, this veggie dish makes a welcome side for any meal. Served cold, this asparagus is heavenly as a luncheon salad or a lively first course for a dinner party.

Zingy Roasted Asparagus

This is a wonderful way to serve asparagus for a spring supper or festive summer meal. Served hot, this veggie dish makes a welcome side for any meal. Served cold, this asparagus is heavenly as a luncheon salad or a lively first course for a dinner party.

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


2 Large Or 3 Small Bunches Asparagus Spears, Cleaned And Trimmed

1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon Chili Powder

½ Teaspoon Salt, Plus More As Needed

Several Grinds Freshly Ground Pepper


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a medium, rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Put the asparagus in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle the asparagus with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Toss gently until the asparagus is evenly coated.
  3. Arrange the asparagus in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 6 to 12 minutes or until the asparagus is crisp-tender but not mushy.
  4. Serve hot, warm, or cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours and serve cold.
  5. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Zucchini-Avocado Sushi Rolls

This recipe makes great use of zucchini, which is often plentiful at supermarkets and farm stands in late summer. Plus, these yummy rolls highlight crisp carrots and creamy avocado slices.

Zucchini Avocado Sushi

This recipe makes great use of zucchini, which is often plentiful at supermarkets and farm stands in late summer. Plus, these yummy rolls highlight crisp carrots and creamy avocado slices.

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


Dipping Sauce
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Gluten-Free Tamari
1 Scallion, White And Green Parts, Thinly Sliced
Rolls
2 Medium Zucchini
2 Medium Carrots, Peeled And Cut Into Very Thin Sticks
1 Large Avocado, Peeled, Pitted And Thinly Sliced

Directions


  1. To make the dipping sauce, put the maple syrup and tamari in a small bowl and briskly whisk until combined. Pour the sauce into 3 or 4 tiny bowls and top with several scallion slices.
  2. To make the rolls, put each zucchini on a cutting board. Using a wide vegetable peeler or mandolin, carefully cut the zucchini into very thin, long slices (strips), making about 6 slices or so from each zucchini (about 12 slices in all). Cut the remaining zucchini into very thin sticks, about the same size as the carrot sticks.
  3. Lay one zucchini slice on the cutting board and arrange several carrot sticks, zucchini sticks and a few slices of avocado at one end of the zucchini slice. Carefully roll up the zucchini slice around the avocado, carrot and zucchini sticks. Put the roll on a plate, seam side down. Continue in this manner until you have about 12 rolls.
  4. Serve 3 to 4 rolls per person, with dipping sauce on the side.
  5. Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Kale, Lime and Almond Salad

A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique Kale, Lime and Almond Salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.

Kale, Lime and Almond Salad

A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


Dressing
3 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (See Note)

2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

1 To 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, To Taste (Optional)

1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt, Plus More As Needed

Several Grinds Of Fresh Black Pepper

Salad
5 Cups Packed, Thinly Sliced Curly Kale, Thick Stems Removed

1/3 Cup Roasted Or Raw Almonds

¼ Cup Raisins


Directions


  1. Put the lime juice, maple syrup, optional olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk briskly to combine.
  2. Put the kale, almonds, and raisins in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the kale and mix together using tongs or a large fork, until well coated.
  3. If desired, to soften the kale leaves, use clean hands to “massage” the dressing into the kale for about 30 seconds. Taste and add more salt if desired. Let stand 5 minutes and serve (see note).
  4. *Chef’s note: If preferred, you may use freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of the lime juice.
  5. *Chef’s note: This salad can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 4 hours before serving.
  6. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs

I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike.

Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs

I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


12 To 16 Bamboo Skewers

3 Medium Sweet Red, Yellow, Or Orange Peppers, Seeded And Cut In Chunks

10 Ounces Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced In Half (If Large)

1 Large Zucchini, Sliced

2 Medium Sweet Onions, Cut In Chunks

1 3/4 Cups Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes

2 Packages (7 To 8 Ounces), Each Baked Teriyaki-Flavored Tofu, Cut In Cubes

3 Tablespoons, Plus 1 Teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Teriyaki Sauce (See Note)
3 Tablespoons Firmly Packed Dark Brown Sugar

3 Tablespoons Tamari

2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder


Directions


  1. Put the bamboo skewers in a shallow pan and top with about 1-inch of water. Allow the skewers to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a very large, rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  3. Put the peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over the veggies, and top with several grinds of freshly ground pepper. Toss gently until all of the veggies are evenly coated with oil.
  4. Put the tofu in a small bowl. Top with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Toss gently to coat.
  5. Evenly divide and thread the veggies and tofu onto the skewers. Put the kebabs on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the teriyaki sauce. Put the brown sugar, tamari, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and garlic powder in a small bowl, and briskly whisk to combine.
  7. Remove the kebabs from the oven, and drizzle some of the sauce over each kebab, spreading it evenly over the top of the veggies and tofu (see note). Return the kebabs to the oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and edges of tofu are slightly browned and golden.
  8. To serve, put 2 skewers on each plate, served with rice or quinoa on the side.
  9. *Chef’s Note: I like a lot of sauce on my kebabs! If you prefer extra sauce too, simply double the sauce recipe. Proceed as directed.
  10. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Oven “Fried Rice” Casserole

If you and your family like fried rice, try this yummy, low-fat Oven “Fried Rice” for an easy supper. Bonus: It’s super easy clean up, too!

Oven “Fried Rice” Casserole

If you and your family like fried rice, try this yummy, low-fat Oven “Fried Rice” for an easy supper. Bonus: It’s super easy clean up, too!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


2½ Cups Bite-Sized Broccoli Florets

2 Cups Cooked Brown Or White Basmati Rice

1½ Cups Firmly Packed, Sliced Or Diced Baby Bok Choy (Use Both Stems And Leaves)

1¼ Cups Shredded Carrots

1¼ Cups Vegetable Broth

¾ Cup Salted, Roasted Cashews

2 To 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger

1 Teaspoon Tamari, Plus More For Serving


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir with a large spoon to combine. Transfer to a 9- x 12-inch or similarly sized casserole.
  3. Cover and bake for 35 to 50 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and the casserole is heated through.
  4. Serve in shallow bowls or rimmed dinner plates, with any broth (that has accumulated at the bottom of the casserole) spooned over the top of each serving. Offer more tamari on the side, if desired.
  5. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Spicy Baked Home Fries

My husband loves home fries. So, I came up with this tantalizing version that’s easy to make for any meal of the day. There’s a little heat and a lot of zest in these fries. Everybody loves ‘em!

Spicy Baked Home Fries

My husband loves home fries. So, I came up with this tantalizing version that’s easy to make for any meal of the day. There’s a little heat and a lot of zest in these fries. Everybody loves ‘em!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


6 Cups Unpeeled, Cubed Russet Potatoes (1-Inch Cubes)

2 Medium Sweet Onions, Thickly Sliced

1 Tablespoon Plus 1 1Teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

½ Tablespoon Chili Powder

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

½ Teaspoon Sweet Paprika

1⁄8 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

¼ Teaspoon Salt, Plus More To Taste


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven the 400 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Put the potatoes, onions, and olive oil in a large bowl and toss to coat. Put the chili powder, garlic powder, paprika and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add the spice mixture to the potatoes and toss gently to coat.
  4. Spread the potatoes and onions in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until soft on the inside and golden on the outside, turning with a spatula halfway through baking.
  5. Cool slightly and add more salt, as desired. Serve warm.
  6. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup

This chilled Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup makes a colorful and refreshing first course, or a light and frosty summertime luncheon entrée. The beautiful orange hue, combined with a hint of mint, produces a delicate and welcoming flavor to this easy to make warm weather soup.

Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup

This chilled Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup makes a colorful and refreshing first course, or a light and frosty summertime luncheon entrée. The beautiful orange hue, combined with a hint of mint, produces a delicate and welcoming flavor to this easy to make warm weather soup.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


2 2/3 Cups Peeled, Seeded And Chopped Cucumber

1 1/2 Cups Peeled And Chopped Carrots

1 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup

1 Small Clove Garlic, Chopped

1 Teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon (Firmly Packed) Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves


Directions


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and process until almost smooth.
  2. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or until well chilled. Stir before serving.
  3. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Miso-Parsley Hummus

Miso provides texture and taste to this hummus without adding any oil, keeping Miso-Parsley Hummus a light and low-fat option for a satisfying snack.

Miso Hummus

Miso provides texture and taste to this hummus without adding any oil, keeping Miso-Parsley Hummus a light and low-fat option for a satisfying snack.