Main Dishes

Main Dishes | No Oil | Recipes

Arugula Pesto (Vegan)

I first had this dish when my dad made it for me. He was looking for a vegan dish that everyone in the family might enjoy, and this arugula pesto certainly is a crowd-pleaser. My dad found the recipe on the Food Network website. Whenever we get a nice bunch of arugula, this is the…

Gluten Free | Main Dishes | Recipes

Vegan Pasta Alfredo

My family loves pasta. I’m always trying new pasta dishes that are low in fat but still satisfy my dad, who loves high-fat, creamy dishes. This vegan pasta alfredo fits the bill perfectly! It comes together quickly and is incredibly satisfying. It does have some oil to make a roux for the sauce, so keep…

Main Dishes | Recipes

Cornmeal Pizza Crust

I’ve been making pizza since my teenage years. I always struggled with getting a nice, thin, crisp crust that isn’t tough and over-baked. Then I went to a vegan restaurant in Guadalajara, Mexico, that served a pizza with a cornmeal crust. It was crunchy without being tough. It was flavorful without overpowering the toppings. It inspired…

Main Dishes | Recipes

The Best Vegan Pizza I’ve Made

Today is Father’s Day in Guatemala, and tomorrow is my dad’s 80th birthday. I decided to make a pizza to kick off our weekend of celebrations, and the result was the best pizza I’ve ever made. Ever. My omnivore dad and my almost-vegan husband agreed that it was spectacular. I’ve tried all kinds of vegan…

Gluten Free | Main Dishes | Recipes

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

I’d been looking at enchilada casserole recipes for a while, but hadn’t found any that really called to me. So I started playing, and this was the result.   Though enchiladas are a Mexican dish, I gave the casserole a Guatemalan twist by using refried black beans, which are a staple here. Most veggie enchilada…

Gluten Free | Main Dishes | Recipes

People’s Mac and Cheeze

The recipe comes from the deli at the Ocean Beach People’s Food Co-op in San Diego, California (my home town). My family has shopped at People’s for decades. The recipe was published in the local newspaper years ago, and the sauce is still a favorite for everything from dipping raw veggies to serving with artichokes to…