Vegan & Vegetarian


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Vegan & Vegetarian

Recipes, how-tos, and health tips for vegan and vegetarian cooks.

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan or Vegetarian?

A vegan is someone who does not eat or use animal products, including meat, dairy, eggs, honey, etc. A vegetarian is someone who does not eat meat, but may include dairy, eggs, and honey.

Either way, we've got recipes and tips to help you navigate vegan and vegetarian cooking for special occasions and everyday meals.

  • Appetizers

    Including a must-try vegan spinach and artichoke dip. 

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  • Sides

    Recipes to round out your vegan or vegetarian menu.

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  • Entrees

    Vegan & vegetarian dinner-party-worthy entrees we're loving.

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  • Desserts

    Dairy-free, vegan-friendly, and worth saving room for.

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Hyvee Dietitian Expert Tip
To make your casseroles vegan-friendly, substitute canned cream of mushroom soup with our vegan cream of mushroom soup recipe.
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3-Ingredient Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes

  • Grilled Cheese

    It's possible, but there's a trick to getting it just right.

  • Totchos

    Most tots are vegan-friendly, but we used a non-dairy sour cream.

  • Orange "Chicken"

    We gotta admit, this one surprised us with how good it was.

  • Tacos

    It's all about seasoning the filling and adding a little crunch.

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

Curious how to make a cheesy dip without the cheese? It's literally nuts. Cashews to be more specific. Learn to make a rich and creamy cashew "cheese" with just cashews and water. 

Main Ingredients
  • Spinach
  • artichokes
  • cashews
Hyvee Dietitian Expert Tip
If you need to substitute an egg in a recipe, you can make a chia egg. Just add 3 tablespoons of warm water to 1 tablespoon of crushed chia seeds. Allow the seeds to soak for 5 minutes until you have a gel-like consistency. Then use the mixture in your recipe.
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Grind 2 tsp. chia seeds using a mortar and pestle. Mix in 3 T. warm water.

Allow chia seeds to soak for 5 minutes or until thickened. This amount replaces one egg in your baked goods recipes, like vegan peanut butter cookies.

Most pie crusts contain butter or lard, which gives the crust its characteristic flaky texture. But, did you know you could use coconut oil with similar results? 

Related Content, Dessert

The cake itself only requires seven ingredients, and the frosting has two. Instead of using milk, we used brewed coffee to bring out the chocolate flavor.

Instead of using eggs as a binder in this peanut butter cookie recipe, we used a "chia egg" by mixing chia seeds with water. Or you could use flax seeds. 

We used canned pumpkin and almond milk to make this baked beauty. Also try our vegan Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal.

A smart combination of coconut sugar, ripe bananas and almond butter gives these soft and chewy cookies all the flavor and sweetness you could ask for in a cookie. Plus, they're made with almond flour, making them gluten-free. 

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