Savory Red Lentil Oatmeal - NO OIL, NO DAIRY!

Savory Red Lentil Oatmeal - NO OIL, NO DAIRY!

Oatmeal continues to be one of the most fundamental building blocks for the plant-based diet – at least in my experience. The opportunity to create diverse meals is significantly high. It may take a few minutes for you to wrap your head around this savory oatmeal recipe, but I think you will find it to be something unique and enjoyable.

In many ways, it sort of meets the need of a good comfort food – it’s relatively easy to prepare, is really suitable at any time of the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner…or maybe a mid-day snack!), and brings some zest that is often lacking from a dish based around oatmeal.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies - NO OIL

Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Cookies - NO OIL

I really love simple recipes that have just a few ingredients that come together in a small time frame. Of course, when the outcome is something tasty, it makes the simplicity easier to be appreciated and enjoyed. This is the case for some dairy-free (vegan friendly!) chocolate banana oatmeal cookies. These are great and can be made without oil by using an oil substitute - the bananas actually serve this purpose. 

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins with Chocolate Chips - NO DAIRY, NO OIL

One of my favorite muffin recipes is this easy to prepare and very healthy snack. What I really love outside of the moist and sweet taste is the ability to prepare many muffins early in the week, store in the fridge, and eat as needed generally as little snacks. They are easy to take along to work at my contracting jobs, and I imagine you could find a similar benefit. 

Simple Linguini, Tomato Basil Sauce, and Sautéed Onions

Simple Linguini, Tomato Basil Sauce, and Sautéed Onions

Are you looking to cook a simple, plant-based dinner tonight? The simple linguini, tomato basil sauce, and sauteed onions recipe should do the trick. 

While you can certainly create your own pastas and sauces, it is often easier to just use store bought products. In an effort to make a simple, less time consuming dinner recipe, I opted to use store brand linguini and Francesco Rinaldi's Hearty Tomato & Basil Sauce. This is a great sauce because it is vegan friendly and features minimal ingredients - which is primarily made up of the expected vegetables and natural spices. With this great base, I was able to prepare some sautéed onions while the pasta was cooking!

Easy Saute Vegetables Recipe - NO OIL

Easy Saute Vegetables Recipe - NO OIL

This is one of the easiest saute vegetables recipes you will come across. While a traditional "saute" involves the use of oils - I will show you an alternative for making a meal that tastes great without the added fatty oils. It's worth noting that this is a meal that can be made in large quantities and consumed throughout the week if you have a busy lifestyle - and a large amount can be made for a small amount of money as well (the quantity in the photo is for less than $5).