FoodByMaria Recipes From the Blog
Food By Maria Blog Shares Amazing Vegan Recipes and Simple, Plant-Based Food Ideas that will Satisfy Everyone! Family-Friendly, Vegan Recipes that will have…
An easy, 5-ingredient coleslaw recipe that is made with a high protein dressing that requires no mayo! Coleslaw is such a staple that can be used in so many ways. You can eat it on its own like a salad, or add it to sandwiches, or tacos, it’s so good, healthy, and delicious. This coleslaw has a special ingredient, cottage cheese dressing, that boosts protein and nutrition.
This creamy, vegetarian cream cheese dip served with gluten-free cauliflower crust pizza sticks is such a delicious and easy snack to make for the whole family. Kids will LOVE this recipe. This cauliflower crust pizza is SO good, they’ll never know it has hidden veggies in it. This dip isn’t just cream cheese. It’s spiced with easy spices from your pantry and has mozzarella and cheddar cheese for more flavor. Feel free to get creative here and swap out any of the spices.
This tasty meat sauce for a Protein Filled Vegan Spaghetti is super easy to make, is one pot, and loaded with protein from walnuts and mushrooms versus typical lentils. The two-star ingredients to this recipe are walnuts and mushrooms and they offer you a decent amount of protein so this vegan meat sauce recipe will fill you right up! Walnuts have so many great benefits.
Flavorful Bread Dipping Oil will only take you 5 minutes to make and it's so full of flavor you'll want to drizzle it on more than just bread. This bread dipping oil is so easy to make and absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a quick snack or easy little appetizer that will only take you 5-minutes but tastes impressive, this is for you! Honestly, you’ll want to put this oil on everything – not just bread!
Flavorful Vegan Garlic Noodles are perfect to whip up for lunches, or dinner. Blasted with flavor from the sesame oil and garlic, you cannot go wrong with this vegan noodle recipe. What’s great about this recipe is that it’s so easy, but will still wow you (or your family) with flavor. It can be made in only 15-minutes! I love Asian-inspired dishes, and this one is loaded with all the goodness that you would want in a noodle dish.
This super easy one-pot broccoli soup is a comforting bowl of goodness that will keep you warm all winter long. It’s so flavorful, and is an underrated soup in general. So I wanted to create my own version of the infamous broccoli soup recipe. It’s easy and can be made in one-pot quickly. It’s also foolproof – not even the worst cook can screw this one up.
Holy smokes this truffle pastina recipe is everything you need in your life on a gloomy day when you need that ultimate comfort food dish. The earthy flavors of truffle, the creaminess, the crunch of the nuts, it’s absolutely delicious. Pastina is a type of pasta that is very tiny. It’s usually round in shape and it’s the smallest kind of pasta produced. It can be great for a risotto-like consistency like this pastina recipe, or even in soups.
This Vegetarian Chopped Green Salad is fresh, healthy, and lightly dressed to perfection. I used my favorite Greek dressing and lots of beans and nuts to amp up the protein. This salad will keep you full and is so satisfying. For this green salad I used cannellini beans which can also be called white kidney beans or navy beans. These add protein to the salad to make it more filling, however, you can always swap the beans for other beans or chickpeas you have on hand, or add in your own protein.
Vegetarian Butter Bean Curry uses butter beans as a plant-based protein source that is loaded with health benefits and flavor. This recipe is a comforting dish that is healthy, flavorful, and protein-packed. Despite the delicious red curry flavors, this recipe is easy-to-make. Even a novice cook can impress with this dish. Full of healthy ingredients, this red curry is healthy and nutritious for a cold winter day.
Mocktail Recipes with Meal Pairings. I have been on a major journey lately to really cut alcohol out of my life. Not only is it just healthier but it also makes me feel healthier. I’m finding I’m hearing about more and more people trying to drink less or not drink at all but that doesn’t mean that you still don’t enjoy the idea of a cocktail. That’s why mocktails can be the perfect thing to make you feel fancy and social, but without the harsh after-effects of alcohol.
This garlic confit recipe is so garlicky and delicious. It’s also so incredibly versatile because you can use it on ANYTHING!!! Seriously though, throw this garlic confit into wraps, sandwiches, pasta, salads, on toast, you name it, it’s delicious. I eat this stuff like butter and it’s so sweet and delicious.
This Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Fried Olives and fresh herbs is everything this Mediterranean gal loves. This dish is a great one to prep for an easy, quick dinner or healthy lunch. It’s also entirely customizable. Swap out the veggies for whatever you have on hand, change the chickpeas to black beans, add in whatever fresh herbs you’re trying to use up, and make this your own.
This refreshing citrus salad recipe is delicious and paired with a honey ginger mocktail you're going to love! These two recipes are so fresh and delicious, they’re perfect to add a pop of colour to a dreary winter or for a summer picnic. Crisp, and refreshing with the bite that gin delivers but without the alcohol or calories. Ritual Zero Proof alcohol alternatives are so perfect for making a mocktail that tastes just as good as a cocktail.
Quick & Easy Crostini with Ricotta Honey takes the sweetness of grapes and honey with the savory crostini and ricotta, best of all it is ready in just 35 minutes. It’s a great appetizer to serve at your next get-together and is so easy to pull together in a pinch. If you want to add an extra crunch to these crostini, try adding a sprinkle of chopped walnuts.
This savory breakfast bowl is the perfect protein-packed breakfast to kick start your day. Like any bowl, you can add whatever grains or veggies you want into this breakfast bowl. It can be a great way to use up stuff in your fridge. The best news about this recipe is that it’ll only take you 15 minutes to whip this up.
This easy breakfast skillet recipe will only take you 15-minutes to make and is a healthy way to start your day. This breakfast skillet is full of flavor with the veggies, fresh dill, and pickled onions. This skillet has a great base of grains that help make it filling. The best part is you can use whatever you have on hand like quinoa, or rice. You can even make this breakfast skillet with leftover grains you have in your fridge.
Authentic Greek Lemon Rice Soup can be whipped up in an instant and it's super creamy and easy. This soup is traditionally called avgolemono and what really turns it from a soup to this magical dish is the combination of tahini, miso pasta, lemon juice, and stock from the soup. The carrots and celery in this dish form the delectable base of the soup. They also add great health benefits as they’re a good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidants.
You will love this Delicious Creamy Vegan Ramen with all the fixings and toppings that are loaded with flavour and healthy benefits. It has all the components of traditional creamy ramen; broth, toppings, and ramen noodles, but each component is prepared vegan style with no compromise on flavor. Customize with the veggies you have in your fridge or are trying to use up. Add your own toppings to make it your own.
Italian Pasta Puttanesca is a delicious pasta dish that is made with tomatoes, anchovies, olives, and other fantastic flavors that come together in just 35-minutes. This recipe is also delicious with spaghetti and linguine noodles if you prefer a different type of pasta. Want to add a protein to this pasta? Try adding canned tuna or shredded chicken to the sauce as it’s finishing and let it simmer with the sauce for a few minutes.