tempeh rainbow wraps

Rainbow Veggie Wraps

These tempeh rainbow veggie wraps are just as delicious, and just as healthy as they are beautiful! They are fun for the whole family to make and will delight your tastebuds with flavors of sesame, ginger, and lime. Because these wraps are naturally gluten free and vegan, they are a great option to serve for any dietary preferences! They can be enjoyed as an appetizer or even shine as the main course.

What do I need to make these wraps?

These wraps start out with a large collard leaf for the base! If you aren’t a fan of collard, this recipe is sure to turn you into one. If you can’t find collard leaves, you can also use rice paper wraps for an equally delicious result!

  • Collard Leaves – Look for large collard leaves that are bigger than yo’ face. Try to find leaves that are 8-10″ long with few tears/holes/blemishes.
  • Red Cabbage
  • Mango
  • Cucumber
  • Romaine
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Red Pepper
  • Noodles – You can use rice noodles, vermicelli noodles, heart of palm noodles, or shirataki noodles

What type of sauce goes well with these Rainbow Veggie Wraps?

These wraps would go well with a variety of sauces, including sweet chili sauce, peanut sauce, soy sauce, or sriracha, but my favorite way to enjoy them is with this delicious Sesame Miso Ginger Sauce. To make the sauce, you will need just a few simple ingredients:

  • Tahini – make sure to select a variety of tahini that is runny and not too bitter. I tend to find the roasted varieties of tahini are sweeter and more mild than the raw varieties.
  • Maple Syrup
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Miso Paste
  • Ginger
  • Lime Juice
  • Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Sesame Seeds

If you love these wraps, be sure to check out my Rainbow Wraps with Peanut Sauce.

tempeh rainbow wraps

Rainbow Veggie Wraps

Vibrant rainbow wraps filled with tempeh and crisp veggies with a flavorful miso ginger dipping sauce.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Keyword: jackfruitful, jackfruitfulkitchen, rainbow wraps, tempeh, vegan wraps, veggie wraps
Servings: 4
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 8 large collard green leaves
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow mango, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 english cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 8 oz Miso Ginger Tempeh (can sub for regular tempeh, if desired. Simply slice and marinate in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tbsp miso paste, and 1 tbsp grated ginger for 20 minutes)
  • 4 oz noodles of choice, cooked and cooled I like to use vermicelli, soba, heart of palm, or shirataki noodles

Sesame Ginger Miso Sauce

  • 3 tbsp tahini make sure to select a runny tahini that is not bitter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger, peeled
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Cut broad stems off base of the collard leaves. Bring a large shallow pot of water to a boil. Submerge each leaf into the boiling water for 10-15 seconds until they turn a vibrant shade of green and then use tongs to transfer immediately to an ice bath. Set aside to dry.
  • Lay one leaf at a time on a clean, dry surface with spine parallel to you. Layer the toppings in the middle in the order listed. Fold in the sides and roll tightly away from you keeping the seam side down. Repeat. Slice in half with a sharp knife if desired.
  • Make the dipping sauce by adding all ingredients except the sesame seeds to a high speed blender and blending until smooth and creamy. Stir in the sesame seeds and season to taste.
  • Serve the wraps chilled with dipping sauce! Can be stored in air tight containers for up to 5 days for easy lunches!
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Tofu Noodle Soup

Spicy Noodle Soup with Silken Tofu

This spicy noodle soup is gluten free, vegan, and ready in less than 30 minutes. Not only does it come together quickly, it is also very easy to make, even with the homemade broth. The shelf-stable silken tofu is ready to use right out of its box. The asian-inspired flavors of the soup are bold and warming with garlic, ginger, and miso and the mushrooms add an abundance of umami flavor. Each bowl is a wholesome vegan meal with a good source of complete protein from the Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra Firm.

What is the Difference Between Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and Regular Tofu?

Mori-Nu Silken Tofu is smooth and creamy. Unlike cotton/momen tofu, which is usually known as “regular” tofu, it touts a uniform silken consistency. The main difference between Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and other tofu is the way it is made. This silken tofu forms inside its box with no preservatives, resulting in a velvety texture. It is fabulous in recipes like dressings, sauces, desserts, dips, smoothies, appetizers, and this delightful noodle soup.

Tips For Making this Spicy Noodle Soup and Handling Silken Tofu

  1. Make sure to add every ingredient! Since we are making a quick broth from scratch, each ingredient is responsible for adding a different layer of complexity in the flavor.
  2. Add your noodles to the soup immediately prior to serving, otherwise they will get mushy!
  3. Make sure to mix your miso paste with water before adding to the broth to prevent any chunks.
  4. Carefully cut the packaging of your Mori-Nu Silken Tofu and turn upside down on top of a cutting board to let it gently slide out of the box. Use a sharp knife to first cut in half lengthwise, and then make 1″ cubes.
  5. Optional add-ins: Sesame seeds, cilantro, extra chili sauce, edamame.

What You Need to Make this Spicy Noodle Soup:

  • Mori-Nu Silken Tofu Extra-Firm
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Filtered Water
  • Tamari
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Maple Syrup
  • White Miso Paste
  • Cremini or Button Mushrooms
  • Rice Noodles
  • Dried Chilis
  • Green Onions
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sesame Oil
  • Chili Garlic Sauce or Sriracha
Tofu Noodle Soup

Spicy Noodle Soup with Silken Tofu

A bold and warming asian-inspired noodle soup with velvety silken tofu.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Soup
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: asian noodle soup, ramen, silken tofu soup, spicy noodle soup, umami
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 12.3 oz Mori-Nu silken tofu extra-firm, cubed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3" piece ginger, minced
  • 10 cups filtered water
  • 1/3 cup tamari
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste, mixed with 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1/4 cup chili garlic sauce or sriracha
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper
  • 8 oz rice noodles
  • 12 oz cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4-5 dried red chilis (optional)
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  • Place a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add sesame oil and swirl to coat. Add in the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Add in ginger and garlic, stirring until fragrant.
  • Pour in water, tamari, rice vinegar, miso paste mixture, chili garlic sauce, maple syrup, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook noodles to al dente according to package instructions in a separate pot. Drain and set aside.
  • After 10 minutes of simmering, add the mushrooms and optional dried chilis to the broth. Simmer gently for an additional 5 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Gently stir in tofu cubes.
  • To serve, place noodles in large serving bowls and ladle the soup over the noodles. Top with fresh green onions.
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CHIPOTLE BBQ

Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

These Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Tacos are a fast and easy vegan meal that is perfect for Taco Tuesday! In case you’re unfamiliar with jackfruit, it has a shredded meat-like texture which makes it a fabulous plant-based substitute in recipes ranging from sandwiches, to pastas, to tacos just like these!

What I love most about these tacos is that they’re SO easy, SO delicious, and they will have even the pickiest meat eaters asking for more. Plus, they are full of veggies and plant protein to create a perfectly well-balanced meal. The chipotle peppers pack some heat with a spicy smoky flavor, but it’s instantly balanced by the sweetness of the BBQ sauce. This is a wonderful weeknight or meatless Monday meal because the entire sha-bang comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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Frequently Asked Jackfruit Questions:

What is Jackfruit?

You may not realize this, but jackfruit is indeed a fruit! It is a cousin to the fig and mulberry, and it is actually the largest fruit on earth. That’s right – mature jackfruits can weigh up to 100 pounds. Can you imagine having the job of harvesting those?! However, when harvested young, jackfruit has a very neutral, mild flavor and a meaty, stringy texture, similar to that of shredded pork. When making a recipe that traditionally calls for shredded meat, jackfruit is a wonderful substitute for any savory recipe.

Where to Buy Jackfruit?

It is important to note that there are two VERY different types of jackfruit, purely determined by its ripeness. Jackfruit sold in produce sections is always very ripe. This is the perfect jackfruit to buy to use in smoothies, fruit bowls, or desserts. However, for recipes like these tacos, you want young, green jackfruit. This variety can be found at most grocery stores in the canned or frozen section, and sometimes even in a refrigerated pouch.

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How to Prepare Jackfruit for These BBQ Jackfruit Tacos?

My favorite type of jackfruit to use is canned jackfruit. When working with this variety there are a few simple steps to follow:

  1. Drain: Pour the contents of the can into a colander to drain the brine.
  2. Rinse: Next, rinse with cool water, letting excess water drain.
  3. Squeeze: Wrap the jackfruit pieces in a clean kitchen towel or cheese cloth and firmly squeeze over the sink to remove excess moisture.
  4. Chop or Shred: Use your hands or a knife to pull the pieces apart and create meat-like shreds.
  5. Bake, Simmer or Sauté

Is Jackfruit Healthy?

In short, Yes!! Jackfruit is rich with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and is totally cholesterol-free unlike shredded meat. The one thing it lacks is high protein, so I always recommend pairing it with a plant-based protein option like legumes, tofu, tempeh, or nuts. This specific recipe combines jackfruit and shredded tofu for a protein-packed meal!

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Can These BBQ Jackfruit Tacos be Made with Other Flavors?

Heck yes! This recipe is a wonderful guide to make any flavor of taco! You could use traditional dry taco seasoning, curry powder, tikka masala sauce, buffalo sauce, seasoning, or anything your heart desires.

CHIPOTLE BBQ

Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

An easy and simple vegan taco recipe with spicy, smoky and subtly sweet BBQ flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, bbq, Mexican, tex mex
Keyword: bbq tacos, gluten free tacos, tacos, vegan tacos
Servings: 10 tacos
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 small red onion diced
  • 2 large carrots shredded
  • 15 oz canned young green jackfruit
  • 16 oz super-firm high-protein tofu shredded*
  • 7.5 oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder optional, for extra spice
  • salt and pepper to taste

To Serve

  • 10 6" corn tortillas
  • 3 cups lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen yellow corn warmed
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened vegan yogurt
  • 1 jalapeno thinly sliced
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Start by warming a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and adding a small amount of water, vegetable broth, or oil for cooking.
  • Add in the onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Next, add in the shredded carrot and cook for 2-3 more minutes, adding a bit of water or vegetable broth as needed to deglaze.
  • While the onion and carrot are cooking, prepare your jackfruit following the steps outlined in the "How to Prepare Jackfruit" section above by draining, rinsing, squeezing, and pulling apart your jackfruit into bite-sized pieces. Once this is complete, add the jackfruit to the skillet, along with your shredded tofu. Cook on medium high heat, adding a tbsp of water or broth as needed, for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally but letting the edges get browned and crispy.
  • Meanwhile, add your chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and bbq sauce to a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour the sauce into the skillet and stir to combine. Add the optional chipotle chili powder, salt and pepper if desired. Stir for another minute until the mixture is heated through. Turn off the skillet.
  • If you have a gas range, turn a separate burner on a low flame and place your tortillas directly over the flame flipping every 10 seconds or so until they are browned, and making sure to not let them burn or catch fire! If you do not have a gas range, warm your tortillas in a small skillet over medium low heat.
  • Assemble your tacos by adding a layer of lettuce to each tortilla, topping with the taco meat, and adding the remaining toppings, finishing with a squeeze of lime.

Notes

*It is important to use a high-protein super-firm tofu for this recipe! If you substitute for a firm or extra firm tofu, you will need to press it for 30 minutes first and the texture still won’t be quite as meaty, but it will still be delicious.
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chana masala recipe

30 Minute Vegan Chana Masala

This colder weather has me craving cozier dishes, and this Vegan Chana Masala TOTALLY hits the spot. Chana masala is a combination of chana (chickpeas), tomatoes, and masala (a blend of north Indian spices). These ingredients are cooked together with onion, garlic, and ginger for a flavorful tomatoey stew. I was inspired to make this dish after having an authentic version at a local Nepalese restaurant, and I’m so glad I did. My recipe is simple, fast, easy to make, and full of flavor, and delicious alongside basamati rice, veggies, or toasted naan.

vegan chana masala

What is masala?

Masala is a very warm, fragrant and earthy blend of spices originating from northern India. This blend can be used in a variety of dishes including roasted veggies, tomato and cream based stews, stir frys, and more. The main components can vary but typically of masala seasoning is made with:

  • Cardamom
  • Cinnamon
  • Coridander
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon

You can make a masala seasoning by combining these spices yourself, or use a chaat masala or garam masala blend.

ingredients for chana masala

I love this recipe because it is hearty and filling, full of plant protein, and high in fiber. It is absolutely delicious any time of day. I have even had the leftovers for breakfast with avocado and steamed spinach. Chana masala can also be served inside a wrap or you can add vegetable broth to enjoy as a soup.

What do I need to make Vegan Chana Masala?

  • Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno or Chili Pepper
  • Cumin Seed
  • Mustard Seed
  • Ground Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Garam Masala
  • Canned Chickpeas
  • Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • Tomato Paste
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cilantro
  • Basmati Rice
  • Naan
chana masala one pot easy

Chana Masala can be served in a variety of ways. Traditionally, it is served with basmati rice and naan, but I also love it with massaged kale, fresh greens, or roasted veggies, like cauliflower!

chana masala recipe

30 Minute Vegan Chana Masala

30 minute, one pot chana masala made with tomatoes, chickpeas, spices, and herbs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian, Nepalese
Keyword: chickpea curry, chickpea masala, one pot vegan dinner, vegan indian food, vegan recipes
Servings: 6
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TBSP ginger, minced
  • 1 jalapeno or chili pepper, finely diced adjust for desired spice
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 TBSP garam masala
  • 2 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped plus more for garnish

To Serve

  • basmati rice, cooked according to package
  • garlic naan, gluten free if desired

Instructions

  • Heat 1 TBSP of oil or water (if oil free) in a large skillet over medium low heat.
  • Add in onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeño and sauté for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and tender. Add in seeds and spices and cook for another minute or so, adding additional water or oil if needed to deglaze.
  • Pour in chickpeas, tomatoes and tomato paste and bring to a simmer. Cook, uncovered for 15 minutes until desired thickness is reached. Season to taste and stir in cilantro.
  • Serve hot alongside rice, greens or veggies and top with fresh cilantro.
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vegan shakshuka made with mina

10 Minute Vegan Shakshuka

Vegan shakshuka is the ultimate one-pan, nutrient-rich dish that can be enjoyed any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or my favorite… brunch! I love to serve it for brunch because its a total crowd pleaser and with Mina Shakshuka sauce it is so easy to make.

vegan shakshuka

Shakshuka is a rich and flavorful tomato sauce that is typically used to poach eggs, but this delicious vegan version swaps the eggs for tofu. A traditional shakshuka recipe includes tomatoes, roasted red peppers and spices and can take over an hour to prepare from scratch! While its worth the wait, I know many of us do not have time for that! I love to use Mina Shakshuka sauce because its just as delicious as the recipes I’ve made from scratch, but I can enjoy authentic, flavorful shakshuka in just 10 minutes.

vegan mina shakshuka

How to make Vegan Shakshuka

As I mentioned, traditional shakshuka recipes can take over an hour, but follow the few simple steps below for a recipe thats just as tasty, full of authentic flavor, and ready in no time.

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vegan shakshuka made with mina
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  1. Start by scrambling your tofu. For an easy step-by-step guide, check out my tofu scramble tutorial here. Set aside.
  2. Heat a small cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Optional to spray with a light coat of olive oil.
  3. Pour in your jar of Mina Shakshuka and bring to a gentle simmer.
  4. Make 4 little wells, and spoon your tofu into each one. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and garnish with vegan feta, fresh avocado and cilantro.
mina brunch tofu

How to serve Shakshuka

One of the best things about shakshuka is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can enjoy it by itself, alongside toasted bread or naan for mopping up the tasty sauce, or with salad, mixed greens, or my favorite: massaged kale. The bold and vibrant sauce pairs so well with the refreshing and tender kale and makes the perfect light and healthy, plant based brunch. As the weather gets cooler, we make shakshuka even more frequently because its so warm and comforting.

vegan shakshuka made with mina

10 Minute Vegan Shakshuka

This authentic shakshuka is an authentic, easy to make one-pan dish made with Mina Shakshuka sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Dinner
Cuisine: moroccan
Keyword: shakshuka, tomato stew, vegan brunch, vegan shakshuka
Servings: 4
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 8 oz extra firm tofu
  • 1 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp kala namak indian black salt
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric (for color)
  • 1 jar Mina shakshuka sauce
  • 2 TBSP vegan feta
  • 1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped
  • crusty bread or naan, toasted

Instructions

  • Heat a small amount of oil or water in an 8" cast iron skillet over medium low heat.
  • Crumble your tofu into the skillet and season with nutritional yeast, salt and turmeric. Scramble for 3-4 minutes until golden. Transfer to a plate and wipe out your skillet.
  • Return to heat and pour in jar of Mina shakshuka sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer. Use a wooden spoon to make 4 small wells and spoon your tofu into each one. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with vegan feta, avocado slices and fresh cilantro. Spoon into bowls alongside fresh greens (optional) and serve with crusty bread or naan for dipping.
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Yellow curry lentils with Roasted Butternut Squash

Creamy Lentil Curry With Roasted Butternut Squash

Jumping head first into November with a Creamy Lentil Curry recipe that will warm you from the inside out!This lentil bowl is easy to make and topped with caramelized butternut squash which makes it the perfect November meal.

creamy curry lentils with Roasted Butternut Squash

This is definitely one of those recipes that you will be excited to make again the very second it’s gone. Like many soups and stews, it actually gets better the second and even third day, so it is wonderful for leftover or to meal prep ahead of time for easy, healthy lunches. The curry powder, ginger and turmeric provide such bold, sweet and earthy flavors that you will want to add a spoonful of this stew on everything from roasted veggies, to rice, to greens.

spices for creamy lentil curry with butternut squash

What do I need to make this Creamy Lentil Curry?

  • Curry Powder: This ground spice blend is a mixture of turmeric, chili powder, coriander, cumin, ginger and pepper.
  • Kaffir Lime Leaves: These dried or frozen leaves have a spiced, bright citrus flavor that is a lot lighter than a bay leaf and perfect for brightening curries. You can find kaffir lime leaves at most spice stores, online, or at many asian food stores.
    • Note: If you do not have kaffir lime leaves, you may substitute 1 1/2 tsp of lemon/lime zest for each lime leaf.
  • Whole Cumin: Whole cumin provides much bolder bursts of flavor when you bite into the individual seed, compared to ground, so I like to use a combination of both.
  • Ground Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne
  • Red Lentils: Lentils are small legumes that are full of protein, fiber, and minerals. There are many types of lentils but red or yellow are best for this recipe as they have the shortest cook time.
  • Tomatoes
  • Water
  • Coconut Milk: Canned, full fat coconut milk will achieve the creamiest and most flavorful result in this recipe.
  • Tomato Paste
  • Chili Garlic Sauce
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
creamy lentil curry with butternut squash perfect for fall

How to serve this Creamy Lentil Curry:

These creamy lentils are amazing on their own, but pair beautifully alongside basmati rice or massaged kale. I love to top them with a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, fresh cilantro, sliced cucumber, and my favorite addition: roasted butternut squash. The sweet and caramelized flavor of the squash pairs wonderfully with the spiced, earthy, bold lentils and brings a lovely seasonal aspect for fall. You can mix the roasted squash into the lentils after cooking, or place on top when serving.

How to roast Butternut Squash:

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how to roast butternut squash

Butternut squash has to be one of my favorite varieties of winter squash. Its sweet taste and creamy texture are delicious in so many different recipes. This wonderful taste is greatly enhanced after being roasted in a 400 degree oven. The edges become caramelized and the inside of each cube is tender, creamy and sweet. It can oftentimes seem daunting to peel and cube a large, firm squash, so don’t shy away from pre-cubed, store bought options, but for a step by step guide (with photos) of how to peel and prep your own, follow my tutorial here.

lentil curry meal prep

Can these lentils be made ahead of time?

YES! I actually RECOMMEND making it ahead of time as it actually gets better after 24-48 hours! After a day or two, the flavors and spices are married together for a bold and complete harmonious flavor. This means it’s perfect to make for meal prep! Make a big batch on Sunday and you will be enjoying delicious, warm curry all week long. Store each ingredient separately in airtight glass containers.

red lentil yellow curry

Creamy Lentil Curry With Roasted Butternut Squash

A gluten-free, vegan, one-pot lentil stew that is topped with caramelized butternut squash.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: daal, dal, fall stew, lentil stew
Servings: 8
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

Roasted Butternut Squash

  • 1 large butternut squash, peeled, deseeded, and cubed
  • 1 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper

Lentil Curry

  • 1 TBSP coconut oil or vegan butter
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 TBSP curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne optional, for extra spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 C red lentils
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes, with juices
  • 28 oz water
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 TBSP chili garlic sauce
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 C cilantro, finely chopped

To Serve

  • massaged lacinto kale
  • pumpkin seeds
  • cucumber, sliced
  • fresh cilantro
  • basmati rice
  • naan bread

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Spread cubed squash on baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Coat evenly. Place in oven and roast for 30-40 minutes until golden.
  • Warm a large dutch oven or pot over medium low heat. Melt butter or oil.
  • Add in onion and sauté until fragrant. Add in garlic, ginger and seasonings. Sauté for 1-2 more minutes. Stir in tomato paste and lentils to combine.
  • Pour in tomatoes and water and add in lime leaves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once your lentils have thickened, add in coconut milk, chili garlic sauce, shredded carrot and cilantro. Gently simmer for 5 more minutes. Season to taste.
  • Serve hot over massaged kale and/or rice topped with roasted squash, fresh cilantro, and pumpkin seeds.
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sweet chili gluten free vegan cauliflower

Gluten Free Vegan Sweet Chili Cauliflower

This delightfully crispy, flavorful, restaurant-style sweet chili cauliflower is truly TO DIE FOR! It is a vegan spin on coconut shrimp with sweet chili sauce and you’re going to love it. It’s just as delicious as your favorite restaurant app, way healthier (baked not fried and lower in sodium), less expensive, and ready in 35 minutes! Plus it’s gluten free AND vegan!

crispy sweet chili cauliflower

What Makes This Sweet Chili Cauliflower Healthier Than Restaurant Options?

Since this recipe is baked, not fried, it is totally oil free and much lower in fat. The sauce is also much lower in sodium, and the florets are very lightly breaded with an organic, gluten-free rice flour and water mixture, so this dish is also lower in calories and carbs. Because this recipe is veggie based, it is also higher in nutrients!

sweet chili gluten free vegan cauliflower

What Type of Flour Should I Use?

I have tested this recipe with alllllll the flours – almond flour, chickpea flour, oat flour, you name it! Through my testing, I have found two types of flour that work best to make the most delicious tender on the inside, crispy on the outside sweet chili cauliflower. Brown rice flour and gluten free all purpose flour (or regular all purpose if you’re not gluten free). These two varieties of flour achieve the crispiest exterior which definitely adds to the deliciousness.

crispy vegan cauliflower

Can You Make This Vegan Sweet Chili Cauliflower Ahead of Time?

I definitely recommend making this recipe right before serving, but leftovers can certainly be reheated in an oven or air fryer. Speaking of air fryers – I have heard GREAT feedback from those of you who have tried this recipe in an air fryer, so if that’s your thing, definitely give it a go! If you are looking to save time and meal prep this recipe, you can do that by cutting up your cauliflower into florets and refrigerating in an airtight container, whisking together the ingredients for your sauce, and preparing your batter. The batter does tend to thicken over time, so you will want to add a little more water if needed to thin. The consistency should be just slightly thinner than pancake batter when coating the florets.

Tips to Make This Cauliflower Extra Crispy:

  • Make sure your batter is not too thick. I have the best results when my batter is slightly thinner than pancake batter.
  • Don’t overcoat your florets. After tossing with the batter, remove each floret one by one using a fork and letting excess batter drip off.
  • Add a sprinkle of the optional gluten free breadcrumbs. These add a nice crunch.
  • If you’re not eating oil-free, spray with a very light coat of olive oil half way through the bake time.
  • Let your florets cool after baking for at least 3-5 minutes before tossing with the sauce. This prevents them from steaming and getting mushy.

Can I Substitute the Chili Garlic Sauce for Other Sauce Flavors?

Absolutely! This recipe is DELIGHTFUL with a buffalo sauce, teriyaki sauce, peanut sauce, BBQ sauce, or my personal favorites Better Than Takeout Orange Cauliflower and  Crispy Sesame Cauliflower.

What is Hearts of Palm Rice?

This sweet chili cauliflower can be served with white rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice, you name it! But my favorite option is a rice made from hearts of palm from Palmini! This is a wonderful low-carb, low-calorie alternative that tastes and feels very similar to regular rice! The taste is also much more mild than cauliflower rice. You can order from their website or amazon.

sweet chili gluten free vegan cauliflower

Crispy Gluten Free Vegan Sweet Chili Cauliflower

A healthier, gluten free, vegan spin on restaurant-style sweet chili coconut shrimp. Oven baked for a perfectly crisp texture.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower wings, crispy cauliflower, sweet chili cauliflower
Servings: 4
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into medium sized florets, stems removed

Cauliflower Batter

  • 1 C brown rice flour or gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 C water or plant milk, make sure plant milk is unsweetened and unflavored
  • 1 TBSP coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 1/4 C finely shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 C gluten free breadcrumbs optional

Sweet Chili Glaze

  • 1/2 C sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 C chili garlic sauce

To Serve

  • broccoli, steamed
  • red bell pepper, steamed
  • black sesame seeds
  • cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 servings hearts of palm rice, cooked accordingly

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix together all ingredients for batter, except breadcrumbs, in a bowl. Batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter. Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss to coat.
  • One by one, remove cauliflower from batter with a fork, letting excess drip off, and transfer to oiled parchment lined baking sheets, being sure not to overcrowd. Sprinkle generously with breadcrumbs if using. Spray with a very light coat of olive oil. (optional for extra crispiness!)
  • Bake for 25 minutes until golden and crisp.
  • Whisk together sweet chili sauce and chili garlic sauce in a small saucepan. Warm over low heat. Season to taste.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and let cool for 3-5 min (this step is very important as it prevents the cauliflower from getting soggy!)
  • Transfer cauliflower to a bowl and toss gently with sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and cilantro.
  • Serve hot with rice, broccoli, and peppers. Can also be served as a poppable, bite-sized appetizer.
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roasted tomato basil umami soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

As we move into fall and it starts to get chilly, there is nothing better than creamy, flavorful roasted tomato basil soup. Whether you enjoy it as a side dish, appetizer, or make it a meal in and of itself, it is truly the perfect warming bowl to nourish your body and soul. This recipe is unique as it is bursting with rich and savory umami flavor and a few secret ingredients for a delightfully robust finish. The best part of all is you only need one pan and one blender. No sautéing or simmering required!

roasted tomato basil soup

For years I thought I hated tomato soup because I only knew the metallic, bland, slimy flavor of the canned store bought varieties.. Let me tell you, this soup is nothing like that. Making your own roasted tomato soup is so worth it. The flavors are fresh, bold, and the ingredients are so nutritious. No thickeners, preservatives, and totally free of dairy and gluten.

roasted veggies for tomato basil soup

What Makes This Roasted Tomato Basil Soup So Flavorful?

Nobody wants bland soup, and this recipe is far from it. To achieve a satisfying, umami, well-rounded flavor I use these few tricks:

  • Roasting all of the ingredients: Roasting brings out a deeper, richer, more robust flavor of each vegetable and your tastebuds will definitely thank you for it
  • Adding Mushrooms: Roasted mushrooms add SUCH a delightfully earthy, umami flavor that just hits different and compliments the roasted tomatoes so nicely
  • Balsamic Vinegar: The perfect addition to round out this recipe with a slightly sweet, slightly tangy, deep, rich flavor
  • Nutritional Yeast: Adds the perfect cheesy flavor that you would usually achieve with parmesan, as well as many nutrients
  • Herbs: So much flavor is added with a variety of herbs. For this recipe I used rosemary, lemon thyme, and fresh basil
roasted tomato basil umami soup

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. Simply add all of your veggies to a baking dish, toss with a little olive oil and salt and pepper, and roast for 45-60 minutes. Then blend with the remaining ingredients and dive in! So simple. So delicious. Perfect with a piece of crusty bread or vegan grilled cheese for dunking. I also love it topped with a little coconut yogurt and these crispy chickpeas from Biena.

If you love this cozy fall soup, be sure to try some of my other recipes:

roasted tomato basil soup

Creamy Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

An easy-to-make, gluten free, vegan roasted tomato basil soup that is perfect for fall.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soup, tomato basil soup, tomato soup, vegan soup
Servings: 6
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs tomatoes, quartered or halved I used a combination of plum, roma, and cherry
  • 1 red onion, quartered
  • 6-8 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 16 oz mushrooms, quartered
  • 4-5 sprigs rosemary
  • 4-5 sprigs lemon thyme optional
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 C nutritional yeast
  • 1 TBSP miso paste
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 C fresh basil, plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings

  • vegan greek yogurt
  • roasted chickpeas
  • fresh basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13" baking dish with oilve oil.
  • Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, mushrooms, rosemary, and thyme to the baking dish and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. Place in oven and roast for 45-60 minutes until tomatoes are juicy and bubbly.
  • Remove from oven and discard the rosemary and thyme. Use a ladle to carefully transfer the roasted veggies to a blender, including any juices. Add in all remaining ingredients and purée until smooth and creamy. Season to taste.
  • Serve hot topped with greek yogurt, crispy chickpeas, and fresh basil.
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vegan buffalo chicken rainbow wraps

Vegan Buffalo “Chicken” Rainbow Wraps

Have you tried jackfruit? What about rainbow collard wraps? Wrap up the day with two FIRSTS and make these DELICIOUSLY healthy wraps – full of roasted buffalo jackfruit, crisp veggies, creamy avocado, and tahini smashed chickpeas. Complete the meal with a spicy vegan ranch for dipping and this recipe is SURE to please. These wraps are also amazing for meal prep and actually almost taste BETTER day two. The fresh veggies are incredibly nutrient rich, the jackfruit is a perfect substitute for shredded Buffalo chicken, the smashed chickpeas are full of protein and fiber, and the collard greens are an amazing low carb alternative to tortillas! If you’re trying to spice things up in the kitchen with fun plant based options – add this to your menu for an amazing meatless meal. 

vegan buffalo chicken rainbow wraps

Vegan Buffalo “Chicken” Rainbow Wraps

Tender collard leaves filled with roasted buffalo jackfruit and vibrant veggies! Jackfruit makes the perfect vegan chicken substitute.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: collard wraps, rainbow wraps, vegan buffalo chicken, vegan dinner, veggie wraps
Servings: 2
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • Large Saucepan
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients

Buffalo "Chicken" Rainbow Wraps

  • 8 large collard leaves make sure you select very large collard leaves – bigger than your face, with very few holes/tears
  • 14 oz canned young green jackfruit, rinsed and drained make sure to buy young jackfruit, not ripe jackfruit
  • 1/3 C buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 C red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 firm avocado, sliced
  • 2 carrots, julienned
  • 2 C lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped

Tahini Smashed Chickpeas

  • 14 oz canned chickpeas, drained
  • 2 TBSP tahini
  • 1 TBSP buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

To Serve

  • Spicy Vegan Ranch
  • Buffalo Sauce

Instructions

  • Use your fingers to pull apart and shred the jackfruit and place in a bowl. Season with Buffalo sauce and spices and mix well. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet and roast in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove and drizzle with extra Buffalo sauce.
  • Cut broad stems off the base of the collard leaves. Bring a large pot water to a boil. Submerge each leaf into the boiling water for 10-15 seconds and transfer immediately to an ice bath. Set aside to dry.
  • Add all ingredients for smashed chickpeas to a bowl and use a fork to mash and combine. Should be a chunky texture. Season to taste.
  • Lay one leaf with the spine parallel to you on a clean, dry surface. Layer toppings in the middle – I like to start with chickpeas, followed by avocado, peppers and cabbage, and ending with the jackfruit and fluffy greens. Fold in sides first and then the side closest to you, rolling tightly away from you ending with the seam side down.
  • Serve wraps chilled with vegan ranch and buffalo sauce.
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crispy prones

Creamy Vegan Red Pepper Harissa Pasta

Spicy? Check. Flavorful? Check. Healthy? Vegan? Gluten Free? Simple?! Check, check triple check! This bowl of noodley goodness is tasty, healthy, EASY, fast, and sure to delight your whole family! I took my traditional Vegan Mac + Cheese recipe and added some more VEGGIES and some HEAT for a flavorful dish you’re going to love. If you haven’t tried harissa before, it’s a bold, spicy, smoky pepper paste that adds an abundance of flavor and is perfectly mellowed when combined with cauliflower and cashews. Check out how I used it in the sauce recipe below, and definitely add this to your menu next week. One of the best parts about this veggie-packed recipe is it requires ZERO chopping! Also, did I mention dinner will be on the table in 20 MINUTES and you’ll be set with delicious leftovers?! You’re welcome!

crispy prones

Creamy Vegan Red Pepper Harissa Pasta

A creamy, spicy, and flavorful plant based gluten free pasta full of veggies and bold harissa flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: gluten free vegan pasta, vegan dinner, vegan mac and cheese, vegan pasta
Servings: 2
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C cauliflower
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 C raw cashews
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 TBSP harissa
  • 1/2 C water or plant milk make sure your plant milk is unflavored and unsweetened
  • 1/4 C nutritional yeast very different than baker's yeast. adds a wonderful cheesy flavor and is a great source of B12
  • 2 TBSP tapioca flour ok to sub cornstarch or arrowroot flour. helps achieve a thick, creamy, stretchy cheesy texture
  • 1 TBSP white miso paste adds a cheesy umami flavor
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 servings gluten free pasta of choice
  • 2 TBSP fresh basil, chiffonaded

Instructions

  • Add cauliflower, onion, garlic, cashews, red peppers, and carrot to a pot of boiling water. Boil for 15-18 minutes until VERY tender. Cauliflower and carrot should be extremely soft.
  • Halfway through boiling veggies, begin cooking pasta. When pasta is aldente drain and set aside, reserving 1/2 C of pasta water.
  • Drain veggies/cashews and add to a blender with water and remaining ingredients except pasta and basil. Blend for 1-2 minutes until super smooth and creamy. Pour sauce into saucepan and cook over low heat to thicken and achieve a stretchier texture. Add pasta water as needed.
  • Add cooked pasta to saucepan and toss to coat and heat through. Serve hot with fresh cracked pepper and a sprinkle of fresh basil.
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crispy sesame cauliflower

Better Than Takeout Sesame Cauliflower

Today’s easy to accomplish goal: Making sure Meatless Monday is NOT boring!! 🙌🏼 Every day is Meatless Monday around our house, and whether you’re a fellow vegan, trying to reduce the amount of animal products you consume, or just looking for an AMAZING recipe – you’re going to love this bowl!

This delightfully crispy, flavorful, takeout-style sesame cauliflower is truly TO DIE FOR! What makes it better than takeout?! Well, it’s just as delicious, way healthier (baked not fried, refined sugar free, and lower in sodium), less expensive, and ready in 35 minutes! Plus it’s gluten free AND vegan!

Your friends and family (and your taste buds!) will have no idea this recipe is a healthier, gluten-fee spin on your fav takeout dish because it’s just that GOOD! They will be begging for more.

crispy sesame cauliflower

Better Than Takeout Sesame Cauliflower

A healthy, gluten free, vegan spin on a classic takeout favorite – sesame chicken! This oven-baked recipe uses a lightly breaded, tender cauliflower instead of chicken for a crispy on the outside soft on the inside texture, and is coated in a flavorful sweet and savory sesame sauce!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: better than takeout, cauliflower wings, crispy cauliflower, sesame cauliflower, sesame cauliflower bowl, vegan cauliflower
Servings: 4
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Baking Sheet
  • Sauce Pan
  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into medium-sized florets, stems removed

Batter

  • 3/4 C water or plain plant-milk make sure your plant milk is unsweetened and unflavored
  • 1 C brown rice flour gluten free all purpose works well too
  • 1 TBSP liquid aminos or tamari
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 C GF breadcrumbs

Sesame Sauce

  • 1/4 C liquid aminos or tamari
  • 1/4 C sweetener of choice coconut sugar, maple syrup, swerve, agave, etc.
  • 3 TBSP sesame seeds
  • 1 TBSP sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBSP chili garlic sauce
  • 1 TBSP tomato paste
  • 2 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili flakes optional
  • 1/8 tsp salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp tapioca flour, arrowroot powder, or cornstarch combined with 2 TBSP water

To Serve

  • 1 TBSP sesame seeds
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 C jasmine rice cooked according to package
  • 2 bunches broccolini steamed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with olive oil to coat.
  • Mix together all ingredients for batter, except breadcrumbs, in a bowl. Batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter. Add cauliflower florets to bowl and toss to coat.
  • One by one, remove cauliflower from batter with a fork, letting excess drip off, and transfer to oiled parchment lined baking sheets, being sure not to overcrowd. Sprinkle generously with breadcrumbs. Spray with a very light coat of olive oil. (optional for extra crispiness!)
  • Bake for 25 minutes until golden and crisp.
  • Prepare sesame sauce by adding all ingredients except tapioca flour to a small saucepan. Bring to a steady simmer and let thicken. Mix tapioca flour with water and stir into sauce little by little until desired texture is achieved.
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and let cool for 3-5 min (this step is very important as it prevents the cauliflower from getting soggy!)
  • Transfer cauliflower to a bowl and toss gently with sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice and broccolini.

Notes

*This recipe is best eaten right away but can be reheated in the oven (for best results) or the microwave.
* The sauce and batter can be prepped ahead of time.
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