Do you want to know something crazy? I have never ordered nachos at a Mexican restaurant before. It sounds strange I know, but before going Vegan nachos never interested me. I love chips, I love (vegan) cheese…It just is a combo that I never craved. Until now.  If you haven’t noticed, I love to create creamy cheesy sauces using vegetables. Specifically, using Cauliflower. It is virtually tasteless when boiled down however adds a great creaminess which blends perfectly with other flavors.  The truth: I hate red onions…I also hate cilantro. There is no cilantro in this recipe however it is… View Post

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

I love Pesto and I love Sun Dried Tomatoes…So why not combine the two? Combined, they’re an amazing combination and I knew I had to share this recipe with you guys!  I love making the sauce a bit chunky and have pieces of the sun dried tomato that haven’t been fully blended up because it adds a great form of texture and taste.  I hope you enjoy and remember if you make this, tag me on instagram @plantbasedjane so I can see it! 

Roasted Butternut Squash: How to & Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash: How to & Recipe

Butternut squash is an amazing vegetable that when in season is so unbelievable tasty. I only recently started enjoying butternut squash and wanted to make a post of an easy recipe but also a how to on how to exactly cut it/cook it so that it is super simple for you guys.  Butternut Squash could be quite intimidating but in reality it could not be simpler! I decided for the recipe to make it something simple but ingredients you likely may have on hand. It is roasted in some balsamic & rosemary and tastes just so amazing! Balances out the… View Post

Easy Vegan “Cheez-It”

Easy Vegan “Cheez-It”

Growing up, I always ate Cheez-It’s. They were such a staple snack in my life even not long before going Vegan. There is one Vegan Cheddar Square product on the market that is delicious, but I wanted to try to make my own!  With Halloween approaching, I decided to make these a bit more fun and use Halloween themed cookie cutters to make these cute bat & ghost shapes.  I think it’s insane that some people think Halloween inspired food is overrated and lame because it just puts you into that Fall spirit! Also, it’s a great way to spice… View Post

Chickpea “Tuna Salad” Pinwheels: Packed Lunch Idea #1

Chickpea “Tuna Salad” Pinwheels: Packed Lunch Idea #1

I rely on packed meals for many different instances. School, family gatherings, road trips etc. As a Vegan on the road or in public settings surrounded by (normally) non – Vegan options, it’s important to ALWAYS be prepared.  Lately, I have been showing you guys on my Instagram my packed lunches, and a bunch of you said you’d be interested in seeing more. So I decided to start a continuous series on my blog of different easy packed lunches.  I decided to start out pretty basic with some chickpea “tuna salad” pinwheels. This is a pretty popular recipe among us Vegans… View Post