The Best Vegan Mac ‘N Cheese

This lusciously creamy and rich vegan Mac 'N Cheese is perfect for a cold winter night as an entree or side dish.  It has an easy, one-minute dairy-free cheese sauce that is made in your blender with pantry ingredients you likely have on hand.  This is truly a simple recipe that you can get on your table with minimal effort.  The sauce is thick, savory and exactly what we all need from a steamy bowl of cheesy pasta.  This dish offers plant-based protein and a vegetable making this a healthier pasta dish that you will want to cozy up to

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Quinoa in the Instant Pot

Today I'm sharing how to make perfectly cooked quinoa in the Instant Pot!  Once you try this easy hands-off method you will be hooked!  It produces light, fluffy quinoa every single time with no burnt spots, excess water or soggy quinoa.   A couple years ago I shared my fool-proof method for stove-top quinoa.  It is mostly hands-off and pretty awesome.  But I have always wanted to master making perfectly cooked quinoa in the Instant Pot since it is such a convenient and popular cooking appliance these days.  After many attempts I have landed on a super easy, almost completely hands-off

Creamy Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas

These plant-based Creamy Black Bean and Roasted Sweet Potato Tostadas have it all: a salty, crunchy gluten free flour tortilla topped with creamy refried black beans, crispy seasoned roasted sweet potatoes, crunchy and flavorful red cabbage slaw, cool and creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, green onions and zesty lime juice.  Altogether this wholesome vegan dish is flavor-packed and so easy to make. Lately for Taco Tuesdays we have been doing tostadas instead of our normal soft tacos.  I am completely obsessed with this new spin on taco night.  If you are new to tostadas, they are basically like a giant salty

Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes

These Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a delicious and easy side dish made extra special with the right method and seasonings. My simple recipe produces roasted sweet potato cubes that are ultra-crispy and golden brown on the outside and seasoned to perfection for amazing flavor and texture in every bite.  I make this Perfectly Roasted Sweet Potato recipe all the time as a weeknight dinner side dish or for Sunday night weekly meal prep.  This is a basic/staple recipe but it is helpful to have and get it right so you don't end up with soggy sweet potatoes or burn them. 

Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Fettuccini

This Creamy Vegan Garlic Mushroom Fettuccini is the perfect comforting meal that is full of rich flavor and easy to prepare.  It has a thick and luscious one-minute dairy-free cream sauce that is made in your blender and poured overtop the sautéed mushrooms.  This recipe is made with simple clean ingredients and is naturally gluten free, plant-based and soy free.  It is one of my favorite quick and cozy recipes for busy weeknights, in-home date nights or entertaining a crowd.   This velvety pasta dish has been on regular rotation in our household lately.  It is special enough for an in-home

Black-Eyed Pea and Avocado Salsa

This fresh and boldly flavored vegan and gluten free black-eyed pea and avocado salsa is the perfect way to bolster your luck in the new year.  It is quick and easy to make and goes great with your favorite chip.  It is full of fresh zesty flavor and can be made spicy or mild depending on your preference.  Happy New Year, everyone! In the South, many believe eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day will bring you luck in the year to come.  My dad was from Birmingham, Alabama and loved this southern New Year's tradition.  Today, I'm sharing an

2019 Top Recipes

As the year comes to an end, rounding up the top recipes from the year is one of my favorite ways to reflect.  2019 looked pretty darn delicious!  Here are the top ten recipes from Eating by Elaine in 2019.  These ten vegan and gluten-free recipes were your favorites and the most clicked on all year long.  In this year's top ten list you'll find my favorite everything sauce, delicious vegetable side dishes, easy and satisfying dinner ideas and yummy desserts. I hope you all have are having an incredible holiday season so far.  I’ve absolutely loved seeing all of

December 26th, 2019|round-up|

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

These vegan and gluten-free sugar cut-out cookies are easy to work with no matter what cookie shape you are using.  This simple recipe yields sweet, tender, "buttery" sugar cookies that are perfect for decorating.  Pair them with my vegan vanilla frosting or a new refined sugar-free frosting option.  Happy holidays and happy baking!  This blog post was updated with new photos December 2019 with new photos.  The original photos are Hanukkah sugar cut-out cookies and were taken December 2016.  The new photos are the snowflake cookies.  I used these cookie cutters for the snowflake cookies.   No matter what you celebrate

Crispy Vegan and Gluten Free Potato Latkes

A vegan and gluten-free take on the classic potato latke recipe.  These potato pancakes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  They are seasoned to perfection and made with six simple ingredients.  No egg or matzo meal required and yet they still stay together.   Nothing says Hanukkah like the smell of latkes frying in the kitchen.  Even if you aren't celebrating Hanukkah, this easy appetizer is a show stopper and totally addictive.  I have never met anyone who doesn't love latkes.  They are basically like onion-scented french fries in pancake form.  Yes, please!  Ingredients for crispy potato

December 22nd, 2019|Appetizers, coconut-free, corn-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain free,