Lemony Chickpea and Escarole Salad

I often find inspiration for new recipes in omnivore recipes that I find online, which is exactly how this dish came about. I saw a recipe for a salmon dish on Epicurious, and the flavors really spoke to me. With the mixture of lemon juice, asparagus and

35 Vegan Recipes for Summertime Cookouts, Picnics, and Potlucks

I’m going to have to admit that summer isn’t my favorite season. I get hot and sweaty very easily, which makes me cranky and uncomfortable. What I do like about the season, though, is the food! I love having potlucks and cookouts in my backyard, and I also

Summertime Avocado-Chickpea Salad

I’m sure all of us have those recipes that we make often but never write down. You know the ones – that you just throw together, and it may taste a little different each time you make it. For me, that recipe is this avocado-chickpea salad. The

Vegan Quiche Lorraine from Baconish by Leinana Two Moons

I remember when I decided to go vegetarian in the early 90s. My friend Irina was in disbelief. “You’re giving up bacon? How could you do that?” I wish someone had told me back then that Irina’s comment was actually the first in a long line of

Vegan Walnut Parmesan

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I like to make vegan “parmesan” using nutritional yeast and almonds. It has a nice flavor and it tastes great on pasta and salads.   One day I was making a Caesar Salad for

Grilled Veggie Pitas with Cilantro Lime Sauce from Pure and Beautiful Vegan Cooking

People have quite often told me that being vegan is difficult where they live, or that finding vegan food can be hard in other parts of the country. I may be a little spoiled because I live within walking distance of a Whole Foods, but I know

Vegan Tofu Feta

I was a complete cheese addict grown up. I started out with cellophane-wrapped American Cheese slices and jars of Cheez Whiz. I remember one long car ride where I had a box of Triscuits and a can of Easy Cheese to keep my attention occupied in the

Chickpea Pizza with Asparagus and Pea Shoot Tangle from Chickpea Flour Does It All

I get many requests to review cookbooks, and I usually only say yes to the vegan cookbooks. I like supporting vegan authors, and I don’t want a book full of recipes that I can’t make. (Or have to figure out how to veganize.) For these reasons, I

Vegan Cashew Ricotta Cheese

With my posts for Spinach Pesto and Cashew Cheese Sauce, you may have noticed that my recent recipes have been for basics. I’ve decided to create a series of blog posts with some of my go-to sauces and condiments for two reasons. First, I’ve been hard at

What’s for Lunch? Lunchtime Favorites from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I’ve been hard at work on my second e-book. I’m happy to announce that it’s now available!   What’s for Lunch? is the second in my Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen Favorites e-book series! It features 19 of the most popular sandwiches