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Banana Bread Pudding

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For today, you get another recipe… with chocolate. Hopefully you won’t mind. 😉

Clean Eating

I’m honored to feature a recipe today from Tosca Reno, a New York Times best-selling author and one of the most well-respected and influential figures in the world of healthy food. This bread pudding recipe comes from her Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook, which contains 150 meat-free recipes free of processed ingredients, refined sugars, and anything artificial (note to vegetarians: there is a chapter on fish).

The book, which comes with complete nutritional information for every recipe, is divided into ten chapters from breakfast to dessert. It also covers topics such as how to be a healthy vegetarian, eating vegetarian on a budget, and making fast-food and holiday recipes. Upon receiving the cookbook in the mail, I right away bookmarked at least fifteen things I wanted to make. With bananas, cinnamon, and chocolate chips, this healthy bread pudding was obviously on top of the list!

Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Pudding

(Adapted from Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook, reprinted with permission)

  • 2 1/2 cups (640ml) milk of choice
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sucanat or sugar of choice
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 cups day-old bread, torn into 1-to-2-inch pieces, lightly packed
  • 2 extra-ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 cup (120-240ml) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F (177C). Grease a 1.5 to 2-quart ceramic dish and set aside. Thoroughly whisk together all but last three ingredients in a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine, mashing the bananas a little and allowing the bread to absorb most of the liquid. Scrape into the prepared dish, and press down to smooth the top. Let sit 15 minutes so bread absorbs more liquid, then bake uncovered until lightly brown and firm (about 30 minutes). Serve warm. For questions about this recipe or substitutions, please feel free to ask this recipe’s creator, Tosca Reno!

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Clean Eating

Quick Giveaway!

For the chance to win your own copy of Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook, simply leave a comment answering the following question: What is your favorite meatless meal?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. ariana says:

    oh how can I have a favorite meatless meal! They are all so wonderfully delicious! I suppose though I like Tofu Loaf with sweet potatoes and fruit!

  2. Andrea Gellen says:

    Anything with Lentils! Or CCK oatmeal.

  3. Max Katz says:

    My favorite meatless meal is pizza.

    With Daiya cheese, of course.

  4. Stephanie B. says:

    I make sweet potato black bean burritos that I love, and they’ve been a hit with my friends and family. They also freeze really well which is great for some ready-made meals when I don’t have time to cook dinner!

  5. I am in a baking mood today, and this just sealed the deal!

  6. Sandra says:

    My current new favorite is my aunt’s meatless lentil loaf….soo good, and I never refuse a good vegetable bake. Thanks for the give-a-way opportunity, this book sounds perfect.

    1. shaina says:

      I was also going to say the meatless lentil loaf that i’ve made a few times now. I got my recipe from More Peas, Thank You which is an amazing cookbook. I make it with whipped cauliflower mashed ‘potatoes’ and a sweet potato/cinnamon goodness also from the book. yum early thanksgiving

  7. Katie says:

    Rice,veggie and bean bowl!!

  8. Kayla says:

    Your 1 million vegetables lentil stew. Ahh. It’s so wonderful! 😀 And of course I’m already liking your Facebook page!

  9. Kathryn says:

    I am currently in love with your coconut cookie dough oatmeal! So at this moment, that’s probably my favorite meatless meal (as long as it has chocolate chips). I also will say Mac n cheese, or spaghetti with lots of veggies in the sauce.

    You look great, by the way!

  10. becauseHeloves! says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a peanut butter sandwich! Teehee. This looks so good!

  11. Kalyn says:

    I love soups and stews of any kind!

  12. Kaylin says:

    This bread pudding looks great! My favorite meatless meal is Moroccan carrot tacos.

  13. Laura says:

    Creamy cashew Mac and cheese! With sautéed garlicky kale

  14. Hannah says:

    My most recent fave is butternut squash and black bean chili. So comforting on a cold day!

  15. “(To respect the privacy of my real-world friends, I have a rule to not write about them or post their photos, which is why most of the pictures you see on this blog are of just me.)”
    Good for you! I even try to limit what I share about my kids or spouse. It’s a tricky thing–the reason why people love/read blogs is for the personal touch, the intimate aspect. But we must draw boundaries as bloggers & realize that it’s okay to not share certain things.

  16. Ruthie says:

    Lentils – always and forever! Thanks, Katie!! :)

  17. Bethanny says:

    My favorite meatless meal is probably a delicious vegetable soup my mom made me back when I was a really new to not eating meat and had a bad cold. I’m not sure how she manages to make a bunch of random vegetables floating around with stock and spices taste like home, but I’ve never been able to replicate it.

  18. Mara says:

    Sweet potato with almond butter and home-made jam! Mmmmmmm…

    And I already like your FB page. =]

  19. Shannon says:

    Pasta puttanesca =]

  20. Lyndsey B says:

    Any kind of oatmeal would have to be my favorite meatless recipe! A warm, gooey bowl topped with lots of fresh fruit is the best :)

  21. Mary says:

    Fried Rice is a great meatless meal! Yum!

  22. Erin says:

    My favorite meatless meal is quinoa with chickpeas, cranberries, sweet potatoes, curry, and cumin! So good! My go-to lunch!

    1. connie says:

      This sounds great…I love quinoa and chic peas, but never had them together

  23. Jen says:

    My favourite would have to be Tomato and Basil Quinoa Bake or any kind of vegetable soup (I can’t decide :P)

  24. My favorite meatless meal is Chana Masala!

  25. Karen w. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is probably pasta with freshly made pesto but I also really like stir fry, peanut noodles and pretty much anything else vegetarian or vegan. Also, just about all of my favorite desserts are from this blog! :)

  26. Gigi says:

    Mmm my favorite meatless meal is definitely vegetarian chili. Like, the kind from Trader Joe’s or Amy’s Kitchen, or homemade. This sounds bizarre, but plain coconut yogurt tastes really good mixed in it!

  27. Anushka W. says:

    My favorite meatless meal would have to be your delicious black bean brownies! Protein-filled AND a chocolate-y dessert?! What could be better. (:

  28. Vanessa says:

    I have so many favorites, and it really depends on my mood, but right now, I’m enjoying Italian Stew with vegan Italian not-sausage. It’s perfect for these cold wintery evenings!

  29. Ooh great giveaway! I’ve wanted this book for a while and actually won it in another giveaway but was told Tosca Reno’s company had shut down so they couldn’t send me the prize after all :/.

    My favourite meatless meal is veggie burgers! Ironically as a meat eater I never liked burgers much but since becoming vegetarian there are so many great veggie burger recipes out there that now it’s a definite fave!

  30. shirley says:

    baked mac and cheese

  31. Amanda says:

    I love a veggie stir fry.

  32. Jessica says:

    Something I have eaten for each of the 3 meals at one point or another: Peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

  33. Michelle says:

    Anything with sweet potatoes or black beans. Do black bean brownies count as a meal?

  34. Kathleen Lovito says:

    This looks fabulous and beautiful! Everyday I cook I try plating up my food as professionally as you do, Katie.
    The Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook sounds really interesting. My favorite vegetarian meal is meatless Pumpkin Chili

  35. Jessica Wilson says:

    Gnocchi or pasta with a creamy tarragon sauce! Or good cheeses with fresh bread and roasted veggies :)

    Katie, thank you for the giveaway, but thank you more for all the inspiration and wonderful recipes!

  36. Amanda L says:

    This cookbook sounds wonderful!! Currently my favorite cozy, cold-weather, comforting meatless meal is a roasted sweet potato with roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts on the side!! Sooo yum and makes me just want to curl up under a blanket

  37. Michael Vogt says:

    Being away in college and living on my own, I realize that not only is it healthier to go meatless, but it is sooo much cheaper.

    My favorite meatless dish would be a kohlrabi, onion, and tofu stir fry with a peanut butter/soy sauce/ginger base on a bed of wilted Kale.


  38. Amanda S says:

    Sweet potato chili, at least this time of the year…

  39. Wow, that bread puddin looks good! I’ll have to try it one of these days. My favorite meatless meal: vegetarian spaghetti with mushrooms, peppers, and onions! With lots of parm cheese, of course!

  40. Jennifer says:

    My favorite meatless meal is definitely lentil soup, especially since it’s been freeeeezing outside. Lentils, potatoes, broccoli – so delicious! AND it’s budget friendly :) Perfect for a cold day.

  41. Kayla says:

    Fav meatless meal? How to decide?? My go to option would be a salad because its easy to throw togther plus allows for endless experiments! :) But I also have a really big spot in my heart for vegetarian lasagna that uses zucchini in place of pasta!! Hmm hmm good!!!

  42. Vic says:

    my favorite meatless meal would be chili. or any dessert that can serve as a meal.

  43. Sarah says:

    If I had to choose, a HUGE salad loaded with tons of veggies and topped with sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds :)

  44. Heather says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a thai red lentil curry.

  45. Emily says:

    oh man that is an EASY question. it’s gotta be your lentil sloppy joes!! (without the cinnamon or sugar though) :) :)

  46. Abby says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a big roasted veggie bowl. Right now, filled with squash and brussels sprouts!

  47. Anna says:

    Most recently would have to be your sloppy joes! :)

  48. Tamie says:

    Don’t take this the wrong way but you are a little bit thin.(okay a lot!)I am worried about you.

    1. EVA says:

      Dude, she’s fine. I’m the exact same size and my nutritionist and blood tests say I’m in perfect health. Katie just has a powerhouse of a metabolism from all the whole foods she eats. YA DIG?

  49. How smart with bananas giving a chocolate banana flavor!

  50. Caroline says:

    Chili or spicy black bean burgers

  51. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Katie. My favorite meal is probably veggie sushi, but that is more of a special occasion food so I end up eating a lot of rice and beans. It is fun to hear some meal suggestions here in the comments though! :)

  52. Liz says:

    I have so many fun meatless recipes, but my go-to is an egg-free, meat-free, crustless spinach “quiche”. I take a package of frozen spinach and let it thaw while I cook a sweet potato or yam in the microwave – enough to mash it up. I mix the mashed sweet potato with the spinach, and then I add in cheese (I’m not vegan so I use whatever I have on hand, but I’m sure vegan cheese would work fine). Cook it for about 30 minutes and YUM!

  53. Becca says:

    Anything with black beans! I love just black beans cooked with some onions and tomatoes. And then I’ll put it on a sweet potato. It’s a frequent go-to.

  54. Am says:

    One of my favorite meatless meals ever has been Braised Bok Choy. My mom made it one night, as she was trying all these veggie recipes from a cookbook, and she said I could have some. Some turned out to be, “You can have some more,” which turned into me finishing the entire pan of it which was pretty much an entire head of bok choy! 😀

  55. Sarah G. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is falafel served on a salad with a drizzle of tahini. The only thing that could top it would be homemade banana “ice cream” topped with peanut butter coconut oil magic shell and crunchy granola. Mmmm.

  56. juliana says:

    that’s a toughy one!! I have so many…. but right now I’m really craving my veggie chicken marsala!

    ps – this is the first time I’m posting a comment (yay for give-aways), but I have been in obsessive adoration of your blog for awhile now & have LOVED everything I’ve made so far. I’m crossing my fingers for some delicious Thanskgiving day recipes :)

  57. Naomi-Lee says:

    I love a nice spicy veggie stirfry, with plenty of tofu! Has got to be my favorite meatless meal at the moment.

  58. Molly Steffen says:

    I will definitely be trying this recipe, and I would love the new cookbook. I admit I own all her other cookbooks, but the vegetarian one sounds amazing!

    1. Molly Steffen says:

      I forgot to share my favorite vegetarian meal! There are so many, but I’d probably go with chickpea curry!

  59. Abigail says:

    What is my favorite meatless meal? Gosh, I don’t know. Raw veggie lasagna? Sushi with quinoa and avocado? Maybe Tofu Stir fry? Yeah, I’ll have to go with the lasagna…or stir fry. Ugh! Okay, final decision, the stir fry.

  60. Brea says:

    Beans and rice with cheese and avocados. And pizza!

  61. Hannah says:

    Because it snowed today, I’m going with something warm and hearty like mushroom risotto.

  62. Ashley P says:

    Lately my favorite meatless meals have been stews/chilis made with beans, kale, or sweet potato!

  63. Peggy says:

    My fave meatless meal is falafel, most likely because it’s the only vegetarian meal outside of pasta I have found that my husband likes!!!!

  64. Cheltzey says:

    I love lentil lasagna! Yum! :-) {with home-made sauce from fresh tomatoes, of course 😉 }

  65. Kathleen says:

    My Favourite meatless meal is black bean burritos. When the cheese is all melty, the brown rice is cooked to perfection and the tomato salsa is juuust right, it’s like heaven on earth.

  66. donna says:

    Veggie filled omelets!

  67. Alenka says:

    My two favourite vegetarian meals are honey peanut butter cookies and pasta with three cheese sauce

  68. Kate says:

    Chickpeas + anything or fruit + anything! It’s so hard to choose. :)

  69. Larissa says:

    Thanks for offering the giveaway! It’s hard to choose a favourite meal, but I love salad rolls, Kale salad with soy beans and homemade almond butter dressing, and I love throwing together different stir-frys! I recently had an amazing banana bread dark chocolate bread pudding in a little restaurant in Vancouver, I hope this tastes similar because it was amazing!!

  70. Stephanie Jeffrey says:

    My husband and I started eating better about 6 months ago. We started doing “Meatless Mondays”. I came across a recipe for a black bean nacho burger. It’s not vegan but it was the first vegetarian meal my husband truly enjoyed, so much that he was excited the next time I said I was going to make it. I altered the recipe a little to make a little healthier (less cheese, baked chips, my homemade wholegrain buns) and it is by far both our favorite meatless meal. It’s funny but I never even liked black beans and this is one of my favorite meals and you black bean brownies are my favorite brownies! Next thing I will actually eat and enjoy tofu..doubt it lol

  71. I have a lot of favs since I’ve been a vegetarian for about 7 years now, but I’ve been loving me some lentils lately. Especially as a lentil spaghetti sauce or in my BBQ lentil bites. Thanks to you both for the awesome giveaway!

  72. EVA says:

    AH! Well, I’m FINALLY commenting on a Chocolate Covered Katie recipe. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and now I have no more excuses to wait since that cookbook would really help out a college student who is having trouble keeping her gut clean with a “dirty” gluten and dairy infested meal plan. I am a diehard meat lover. Unfortunately, I can’t afford meat here in downtown Chicago. So I’ve been thriving off of meatless meals! I could always go for a heaping bowl of Rice Chex or any variation of chili, but my favorite would have to be pad thai (none of them egg shenanigans). It’s a rare occasion when I can score it, but when I do, I score a touchdown and my stomach ends up looking like a football field.

    1. Bethanny says:

      you have quite a way with words lol

      1. EVA says:

        Haha wow, somebody actually took the time to read that. Well thank ya! It just makes me happy that you sat through it all.

  73. Alli says:

    Ooo favorite meatless meal. Pizza tops the list for me :) Olives, bell peppers, onion, and mushrooms. Perfection!

  74. Abby Seger says:

    My favorite meatless meal is by far falafel!!!! So delicious!

  75. Araceli Ramos says:

    Finally a vegan bread pudding :)
    My favorite meatlless meal is my moms stuffed
    peppers in a red sauce with brown rice!

  76. Vix says:

    My favorite meatless meal is the Sweet Potato and Quinoa Patties with Fruit Salsa from Jess at How Sweet It Is. She uses blackberries for her salsa, but we’ve found the best to be blueberries when they’re in season in Michigan! =)

  77. Amber says:

    My favorite meatless meal is lentil soup a friend gave me the recipe for. Tons of veggies, a little pasta, and a tiny kick from a can of Rotel. So yummy!

  78. Sarah V. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is falafel/hummus on a nice salad. Yummy!

  79. Laura says:

    Homemade wok bowl packed full of greens and veggies and peanut sauce over brown rice. Yum yum :-)

  80. Kaiti says:

    Black bean and quinoa casserole with yams and salsa! I have not been able to fully enforce a weekly meatless day in my house, but this recipe has been an amazing way to get started.

  81. Alayna says:

    Red lentil morrocan spiced soup in the crockpot. I could eat it for every meal!

  82. sarah says:

    always oatmeal

  83. Colleen says:

    Any that my non-vegetarian husband will admit to liking better than the meat version!

  84. CathyO says:

    my favourite meatless meal is also a tosca/clean eating dish – mediterranean vegetable and while bean pasta. delish!

  85. Becky says:

    Falafel all the way!

  86. Jenny says:


  87. Amanda says:

    My favorite meatless meal would definitely have to be a quinoa salad with almonds, cherries, corn, squash, tomatoes, onions, and mushrooms. So delicious!!

  88. I like making quinoa with a bunch of veggies… no meat required!

  89. Sarah Grace says:

    My favorite meatless meal is my black bean and sweet potato saute with spinach and seasonings! :)

  90. Megan says:

    Eggplant and almond enchiladas! Nom nom nom!

  91. Candace Spencer says:

    My favorite vegetarian meal is spinach broccoli soup. I am contemplating vegetarianism but would like to increase my vegetable consumption regardless. The soup is absolutely delicious and flavorful, even when you use water instead of chicken stock.

  92. Samm says:

    Stuffed acorn squash! I take an acorn squash and cut it in half, then bake it for 35-40 minutes, and fill each half with pre-cooked quinoa, peppers, onions, tomatoes, beans and anything else that sounds good :) Top it with cheese, bake for ten more minutes and I’m good to go!

    Can’t wait to try out this recipe!!

  93. Molly says:

    My favorite meatless meal is black bean soup.

  94. Anna says:

    Favourite meatless meals are veggie burgers and soup!

  95. Jennifer says:

    My favourite meatless meal is vegetable biryani with Naan bread. So delicious!

  96. Juliana says:

    My favorite meatless meal is something I whipped up on my own. I call it sweet potato breakfast mash. Its basically a baked sweet potato mashed up with a banana, flax seed, a little almond milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and whatever else I have lying around. Sometimes I add some silken tofu, maple syrup, or berries. The variations are endless. It might sound kind of weird having a sweet potato for breakfast, but I promise it tastes great. Bonus points if you heat it up before eating! :)

  97. Pam says:

    veggie burger with hummus. yum…

  98. Becca says:

    Two of my favorite meals lately have been, firstly, vegetables (whatever I have) stir-fried with ginger, soy sauce, chilies, and peanut butter, and secondly, The Daily Garnish’s Lemon Parsley Pasta. Both are simple but really tasty!

  99. Rachel says:

    My favorite meatless meal would be a big sweet potato bowl topped with black beans, mango and red peppers. Awesome giveaway! I

  100. Ellen says:

    Oh wow, tough question…depends on my mood. Maybe enchiladas?

  101. JuliaH says:

    My favorite vegetarian meal is portabello mushroom tacos, I eat at least 4 every time!

  102. Katie says:

    i like anything with black beans!
    the kale salad from Costco is my new favorite! so yummy!!
    I want to try most of these suggestions people are commenting with!! :)

  103. Emily S. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is angel hair pasta tossed in a stir fry of mixed fresh or frozen vegetables like bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, french beans, and carrots! YUM!
    …Also, cereal 😉

  104. steph says:

    Anything Mexican! Sloop good :)

  105. Candy says:


  106. Maana says:

    I love my chickpeasoup 😀

  107. Tom says:

    Wow i have got a lot of favorites but the top favorite is my mom’s amazing wok tofu , she is make it with onion and some seasoningn in a chinili – soy marinad , this meatless meal is more than just amazing !!!!

  108. Liz says:

    My favorite meatless meal would have to be a pumpkin lasgna recipe I found online. Not only is there pumpkin in it, but also Swiss chard. Yum…

  109. Jen says:

    Homemade vegetable soup!

  110. Who needs meat when you can eat quinoa stuffed acorn squash for dinner? :)

  111. Sarah says:

    My favorite meatless meal are falafels served over a big greek salad and a yummy garlic tahini dressing to dip them in!

  112. Christina says:

    All of my meals are meatless! I love a good soup in the cold weather like this

  113. Abi says:

    My favorite meatless meal would have to be brown rice cooked with beans, stewed tomatoes, and spices, and sprinkled with nutritional yeast. Yum!

  114. Jessica says:

    Fried rice! It’s always so easy to make and delicious!

  115. Laura says:

    Palak paneer forever! I know it’s not vegan, but I love vegetarian! I can’t live without chees :)

  116. Carroll says:

    Hmm, y favorite meatless meal, I say a sweet potato
    Loaded with anything, peanut butter and apples, or chili. And some cooked green beans on the side.

  117. Meghan says:

    Your million veggie lentil stew!

  118. Cindy Moore says:

    My favorite meatless meal? So many it’s hard to say. Thai red curry with tofu.

  119. Sherry says:

    Meatless chili!! Love Tosca Reno! Amazing and inspiring!

  120. Nicole says:

    My favorite vegetarian meal is chili! So flavorful and there are so many different ways to make it :)

  121. Erin D. says:

    I love making garbanzo bean curry!

  122. Yvonne says:

    Lentil tacos with avocado sauce! Yum!

  123. Honeybird says:

    I love homemade quiche! And it’s great to use up some leftover veggies from the fridge ;), just stuff it in!

  124. Monica says:

    Definitely anything with lentils in it! I love dal especially.

  125. Rachelle says:

    This looks absolutely BOMB. Definitely on my list of things to make. My favorite meatless meal is marinated tofu. Yummy!

  126. Di says:

    My favorite meatless meal is chili especially during the cold winter in the northeast. Delicious!

  127. Annette says:

    My fav. meatless meal is my mother’s Lentil Tacos. I can eat it every week. It’s even won over serious meat-eaters. It’s a restaurant worthy dish!

  128. arisa says:

    My favourite meatless meal would definitely be my breakfast (love oatmeals) and desserts (chocolate!) which i usually get off from your awesome blog!

  129. Leslie says:

    I love your posts, Katie! (Especially the running one–I feel like at some point in the future, I’ll near a similar point myself, and it’s so nice to hear personal, informed stories from someone I really respect.)

    But, my favourite meatless (breakfast) meal is definitely… OATMEAL. Think of ALL the variations! For dinners, I love making a vegetable/bean/sweet potato mix with your Sloppy Joe seasonings, too!

  130. Stacy Tucker says:

    My favorite meatless meal is Sweet Potato enchiladas. My fiance makes the most delicious rendition of these and you don’t miss the meat or dairy!

  131. Macy says:

    At the moment, I’m eating an excessive amount of roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower. But anything with chocolate also floats my boat. =)

  132. This bread pudding looks awesome! The addition of chocolate is perfect – it just belongs.
    I’d have to say that my favorite meatless meal is a dish that I make pretty often with Quinoa and veggies fried up in coconut oil, almost like Chinese fried rice – it is so good.
    Pinning this!

  133. Cookie says:

    This would be so good with some kind of caramel sauce. Or made with eggnog instead of milk. And somehow still be healthy? Maybe not…

  134. Jackie says:

    I go through phases, but right now my favorite meatless meal is this brussel sprout “quesadilla” – never knew how much I liked brussel sprouts until this recipe!

  135. I love sweet potato patties with cauliflower mashed potato and spinach salad. Would love to win this vegetarian cookbook. Thanks, Katie

  136. Stacy H. says:

    I’m about to make avocado spinach pasta pesto… I’ve never tried it before, but it has all of my favourite ingredients in it, so it very well might become my next favourite meatless meal! Until then, I’d have to say stew with lots of greensand red kidney beans! Yum. :)

    Here’s the recipe I’m making now!

  137. Sonya says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a fresh salad! I love raw veggies :)

  138. Ken says:

    Obviously my favorite meatless meal would be any dessert involving chocolate :p

  139. Janine says:

    I love to have a meatless meal here and there and am slowly warming my other half up to it, too! I love this Southwest Stuffed Sweet Potato that I make and he has made a Quinoa Mac and Cheese that was really tasty, too!

  140. Dianne says:

    That would be pizza, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner if I could…

  141. Jen E says:

    I have 2 favorite vegan meals right now lol. Shepherds pie which I never had before since my hubby introduced it to me this year and I love it with lentils. My other one is veggie casserole, it’s like green bean casserole but with veggies. I love comfort vegan food :)

  142. Laura says:

    Oh my, I could seriously dive into a huge bowl of that bread pudding!! Will have to make it this week now and it’s all your fault. LOL

    I would have to say my favorite meatless meal is a nice black bean burger or even crumbling those burgers and using them for yummy nachos!

    Thanks…now I”m hungry! LOL

  143. My absolute favorite is Eggplant Parmesan and since I’m often too lazy to make it from scratch, I love using Dominex brand Eggplant Cutlets or the ones from Trader Joes. Thanks for this recipe, I just bought a big casserole dish for a Thanksgiving recipe that ended up failing so now I have something else to use it for!

  144. Holly M. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is black bean enchiladas.

  145. Miriam says:

    Favorite veggie meal: a ‘roast chicken’ dahl I made with rosemary, garlic and coconut pl. my best friend asked if I put chicken stock in there, and was surprised when I said it was just herbs and oni

  146. Kali says:

    Seriously, there are too many to chose from since all I eat is meatless :). I’ve been a vegetarian for 17 years. One of my favorite things to eat is taco salad, so I will say that.

  147. Aviva R says:

    My favorite meatless meal is spaghetti with black pepper and parmesan.

  148. Julie F says:

    Right now my favorite meatless meals are breaded eggplant & zucchini noodles.

  149. Lori says:

    My current favorite dish is your Green Noodles recipe. It has turned me into a cilantro addict. I make it once a week now. Thanks!

  150. samantha says:

    Oh… I LOVE CCK oatmeal! And CCK ‘1 million vegetable lentil soup’!

  151. Joanna says:

    My favorite isn’t that healthy but it’s nachos- cheese, black beans, salsa, and avocado!

  152. Jamini says:

    My favorite meatless meal…is probably either banana oatmeal or tomato soup ^.^

  153. Kristen says:

    I would love to win the book giveaway! Thanks for featuring a recipe from it! My favorite meatless meal at the moment is a California veggie burger salad with some raw snack chips and a raw macaroon! Yum!

  154. Kristy says:

    My favorite meatless meal is enchiladas.

  155. Kavli says:

    Yummy recipe! Looking fwd to trying it :-)

    My fave meatless meal is rice and lentils cooked with veggies.

  156. Amanda says:

    we are fairly new to the meatless world, one favorite so far is an Indian stir-fry. I don’t ha e a lot of recipes yet, so this one is made often, but always a hit. I would def. love a cookbook full of meals:) fingers crossed:):)

  157. Sarah says:

    Well right now I’m eating a rather awesome bowl of quinoa, green leaf lettuce, and pomegranate, topped with ground pistachos and hemp seeds. It’s certainly my favorite meatless meal of the moment!

  158. Laura says:

    My favorite meatless meal is zucchini and black bean enchiladas!

  159. Maya says:

    I am a 12 year old girl who is obsessed with your blog! I read it, try out recipes, change them, and share them! I’m not vegan so most of the time I make your recipes with cow milk ect. I also love cooking. I beg my parents to let me cook sometimes. And I actually most often cook meatless meals. I don’t think I could choose a favorite, because they are all so good, but I think if I had to choose a favorite, it would by my orange tofu. I invented this recipe, and revised it, and now I don’t even have it written down. It just stays in my head. I have always been a big runner. I’m on a track team, and cross country team, and I have gone to district of the Hersheys meet, meaning that I was one of the fastest girls my age for the 800. I have been in many cross country meets, and I often fear that what happened to you, will someday happen to me. But I know that whatever happens to me will be my choice, and that I have tried over 20 physical activities, so I will have some choices. Thanks so much for providing giveaways and such good food recipes! Keep up the good work!

  160. Tammy says:

    One of my favorites this time of year is Paleo Pumpkin Waffles. Not only are they meatless, but they don’t have any grains either. They are SO good and they keep me full for hours!

  161. cecelia says:

    I love tofu stirfry with a ton of veggies!

  162. Fran says:

    That looks great. I’d love to enter the competition. My favourite meatless meal is Mexican bean enchiladas.

  163. i have always wanted to make bread pudding, but just have never done it! i don’t know why, but this looks amazing!

    my favorite meatless meal at the moment since it’s getting colder is my vegetarian chili. what i love about it is i can always switch up the flavor profile just by adjusting simple spices and it’s so easy to throw in the crock pot to be ready for me when i get home from work. it’s so comforting on these chilly nights!

  164. Amy Baldwin says:

    I often crave my Dad’s vegetarian chile. It is the only vegetarian dish that he would make – most others included potatoes and steak.

  165. Freddie says:

    I suppose my favourite right now is home-made bean burgers.

  166. Kait says:

    Favorite meatless meal– smoothies/”ice-cream” made with almond milk, tofu, spinach, vanilla extract, stevia, maybe some cinnamon, pumkin pie spice, and/or chocolate… yum. :) AND the homemade larabars! I could seriously eat a lifetime supply in one sitting.

  167. Natalie says:

    My favourite meatless meal varies with the season. In the summer I love zucchini pasta with a garlic- tahini sauce, and in the winter I love a big bowl of lentil soup with lots of veggies and kale.

  168. Helene says:

    Anything with pasta! Mac and cheese, spaghetti with tomato sauce…you name it!

  169. Caroline says:

    My favorite meatless meal comes from Moosewood I call it Hippie Soup but they call it Mushroom-Sesame-Tofu Soup. It’s loaded with vegetarian proteins and can be used as a soup or stew, great over rice or potatoes or any grain. Absolutely a complete meal all to itself and simple to put together, very forgiving with measurements and open to experimentation. You can find it in New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant. Cheers!

  170. Kristin says:

    My favorite non-meat meal is my protein no bake overnight oats. I don’t use regular whey protein. I use raw Sunwarrior plant base protein, mix it with homemade almond milk, 1/4c of oat, chia seeds (it becomes pudding like) and other ingredients you like put it in the fridge overnight. It’s ready for breakfast when I am in a rush or my post work out snack the next day.

    I incorporated some of your recipes with my vegan protein powder to make it a power post work out food.

  171. Rachel Herriott says:

    My favourite meatless dish is Pad Thai with tofu. Not sure if it’s because it tastes great or if it’s because it’s the only dish my husband cooks! I love cooking but it’s always nice when he takes a turn :)

  172. George Lin says:

    I’m really boring so I’ll say a good salad with some edamame.

  173. chani says:

    a blended butternut squash soup and some baked sweet potato fries on the side with a homemade larabar for dessert. does it get better than this? well, some homemade chocolate bars i guess. anywho, that sounds like a great recipe!

  174. Taylor says:

    My favorite meatless meal would be oatmeal, but sadly I can’t eat it 3 meals a day seven days a week. ^-^ So I would probably have to go with Skinny Eggplant Rollatini.

  175. Julie says:

    Definitely Lentil Soup!!

  176. Marie says:

    I love black bean soup! If I couldn’t eat solid foods, I would live on a smooth pureed black bean soup.

  177. Favorite meatless meal is my Kelp Noodle Mac and Cheese! So yummy!

  178. Meatless meal: buckwheat with garlic and sauteed mushrooms and onions, and a side of baked sweet potatoes and broccoli in any form. Not sure if that’s my FAVORITE, but it’s pretty delicious.

    1. Also, I wanted to say that I find it really admirable that you take such care to ensure your friends’ privacy. 😀

  179. Abigail P says:

    Currently it’s a bowl of yogurt with granola or baked oatmeal with peanut butter.

  180. Janel M. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is not a homemade one–there’s a local restaurant that makes a killer vegan Pad See Ew and Pad Kee Mao that we grab for takeout every Thursday. It’s a delicious ritual :)

  181. cynthia says:

    My favorite is the always versatile rice bowl — on a base of brown rice (or barley or any other grain), I layer beans, just about any kind of vegetables (sauteed mushrooms and onions, steamed broccoli my faves), with salsa and/or guacamole. With the guacamole, even the kids will eat and enjoy!

  182. Luiza says:

    I just can’t chose, but latelly a good Dall or a vegan burrito.
    And anything with Pumpkin, cinnamon and Maple sirup.

  183. Sarah says:

    My favorite meatless meal?? You ask that as if I have a favorite meat meal… Haha. It’s simple really… peanut butter and banana on toast. That’s the best thing in the world, I think!

  184. Kara Latham says:

    Any large assortment of veggies (sometimes I just use Brussels sprouts) pan or oven roasted with balsamic vinegar:)

  185. Linda Li says:

    My favorite meatless meal is spaghetti marinara. :-)

  186. Cari says:

    My favorite meatless meal is anything with portobello mushrooms or chickpeas. Thanks for doing this website- you have changed my outlook. I want to serve healthy desserts for Thanksgiving to my guests, even though it is a holiday and it should be “ok” to “splurge.” My mindset has shifted and your recipes are amazing!

  187. Lori Z says:

    How do you pick 1 favorite meatless meal?! So many to choose from. With the colder temps right now I would have to say sweet potato and black bean chili!

  188. Alexi says:

    Shepards pie made with TVP instead of beef, and sweet potato:)

  189. R Hylton says:

    My whole family (including my dad and sister who are not vegetarians love this meatless meal. Tempeh burgers with avocado, bean sprouts, garden fresh tomatoes and grilled onions on sprouted wheat toast. It’s delicious!

  190. Amy says:

    I’m a pescetarian so I apprectiate you letting me know about this cookbook. It’s simple but black beans, brown rice, some cheese and salsa is my idea of comfort food.

  191. Cheryl says:

    Assuming banana bread does not count as a meal, I would have to go with Spaghetti marinara. I’m a flexetarian and I don’t eat red meat so I never put beef in my pasta but I’ve always loved it this way anyway!

  192. Jill says:

    portabella mushrooms are my favorite go-to veg meal – so versatile!!

  193. Erica says:

    My Corn Black Bean and Avocado Salad! Hands down! I will make a big batch of it for company, and eat the leftovers for days after. It is delicious warm or cold. You can find the recipe here:

  194. starchild202 says:

    I have serveral, but I think, especially right now, I am loving Trader Joe’s turkey-less stuffed turkey loaf. It is so yummy and even comes with individual gravy packets!

  195. Britney Williams says:

    My favorite meatless meal is probably Moroccan Chickpeas in Red Sauce with yellow rice. :)

  196. Jana Bennett says:

    My favorite meatless meal totally depends on the season. This fall, I’ve been loving roasted root veggies over herb flavored couscous.

  197. Amanda Woody says:

    Though it’s hard to say for sure, I think my favorite meatless meal is a mushroom parmesan pasta that I make for my boyfriend and me about once a week. :) This cookbook sounds wonderful.

  198. laura says:

    without a doubt my fav veg meal is korean soft tofu stew, delicious with kimchi!

  199. Caitlin says:

    I love Beet-Bean Veggie Burgers w/ Sweet Potato Fries!

  200. Nuria Holzleg says:

    My favourite meatless meal is quesadillas! Filled with sliced red peppers, onions, some spices, grated cheese and sour cream – it’s filling and so tasty!

  201. Esther Sokolinski says:

    Hi Katie!
    Long time lurker here, posting for the first time! I love your site, especially as I recently became vegetarian. My favorite meatless meal is probably a good Asian stir fry, with lots of fresh green beans, mushrooms, and fried tofu. Also…french fries. How could I forget fries?
    Keep up the good work!

  202. Kristen says:

    Miso soup :)

  203. Amanda says:

    Probably good old oatmeal or tofu-stir fry :)

  204. Emily Richardson says:

    Fajitas loaded with onions, peppers, squash and a big ol’ scoop of guac on top!

  205. Andrew says:

    Smashed Potato Soup, no meat but 100% delicious!

  206. Karen says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a Spicy African Peanut Stew.

  207. Nikki says:

    That is cruel and beautiful at the same time. I WANT THAT NOW! And I really kind of want that cookbook now too. And, I have liked your facebook page, but in all truths, don’t like it. I LOVE it.

  208. Katie says:

    Ooo, how I would love that cookbook! :) My favorite meatless meal these days is Quinoa-Kale, which has quinoa, kale, chickpeas, raisins, & cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle some walnuts on top, and YUM! Here’s the recipe I started with:

  209. Christine Moore says:

    My favorite meatless meal is the Ethiopian vegetable sampler platter at any Ethiopian dining establishment.

  210. Brooke says:

    A kale salad with homemade balsamic, rice vinegar and honey dressing topped with almonds, dried cranberries and goat cheese! Yum!

  211. Ashley says:

    My favorite meatless meal (of the moment) is warm minestrone with field roast sausage! thanks so much for the giveaway!

  212. Monica says:

    my favorite meatless meal… vegetarian pizza!

  213. Bethany says:

    My favorite meatless meal is the ultimate veggie burger! How delicious and good for you at the same time! I love your recipes and am looking foward to making some CCK desserts this holiday season :-)

  214. Val says:

    One of my favorites is a bowl of cold leftover brown rice with chopped up walnuts or pecans, whatever fresh fruit you have (in summer blueberries, strawberries, banana etc – lately I’m using honeycrisp apples) and sprinkled cinnamon with soy milk. It’s good for any meal :)
    I could use a cookbook to get ideas and help my husband and kids start eating more like I do :)

  215. Elizabeth says:

    Favorite meatless meal is anything with peanut butter, haha. I don’t cook much, so maybe this cookbook will help get me started in that department!

  216. Leigh says:

    My everyday go to is a huge salad. Bean burritos are great comfort food.

  217. Kate says:

    My favorite meatless meal a veggie stir fry. I just love all of the flavors. I am also so glad you posted this because I wanted to make something healthy for Thanksgiving and I do believe this is it!

  218. Kaceyjt says:

    My hubby and I have been eating a plant-based diet for the past year and have so many vegetarian dishes we love…I think one of our favorites is lasagna! There are so many delicious varieties that don’t include meat!

  219. Katie says:

    Stuffed shells are our favorite meat free meal.

  220. karolina says:

    My favorite meat-less meal… quinoa, veggie, and black bean bowl, with some greek yogurt to top it off :)

  221. Kari says:

    I would have to say my favorite vegetarian meal is sauted veggies with quinoa. I will saute any vegetable I have on hand and top quinoa with the mix. Super easy, filling, and depending on the veggie mix, tastes different each time.

  222. Karin says:

    Ooh I love meatless meals, for breakfast I love my volumising oatmeal which I have everyday, I add mix berries, banana, cinnamon, ginger, chia seeds, LSA mix (I try to eat as many superfoods a day as I can).
    For tea I love to make a tofu stir-fry with pad Thai noodles.
    I bulk it up with heaps of veges usually cauliflower, broccoli, kale, cabbage, onion, mushroom, peppers, zucchini, carrots.
    I make my own sauce and use half to marinate the tofu, the sauce is usually made up of rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, chili, ginger, garlic, coriander.
    I cook the noodles in boiling water and let soak for five minutes. Cook the veges in the wok, add the sauce and tofu to heat through, then add the noodles and serve, yum!!!

  223. Rosalyn Weinstein says:

    At this time of year my favorite meatless meal is vegetarian chili; though all year I can eat a good vegetable lasagna. I use the zucchini as noodles so it’s even gluten free. Thanks for sharing whatever you do, personal or not.

  224. Faith says:

    Right now my favourite meatless meal is a salad I make with frozen vegetarian potstickers from Trader Joe’s, edamame, and stir-fried veggies in a little sesame oil.

  225. Melissa says:

    My family loves spaghetti and salad. Simple and easy for little ones in the house. But, a new cookbook would give some great inspiration for new meals! thanks

  226. Lorraine F says:

    I have so many, but my favorite meatless meal is vegetable lasagna!

  227. Nicole says:

    This looks so good! My roomies will love this! We’re pretty obsessed with the chocolate banana combo.
    One of my favorite meatless meals is chickpea curry :)

  228. Jennifer says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a big stack of pancakes, fixed up with fruit and scrambled tofu if I’m feeling fancy!

  229. Gail fuller says:

    I love your sweet potato chili recipe!!!

  230. Amy Z says:

    Eggplant Parmesan

  231. Marianne says:

    My favorite meatless meal is eggplant parmesan.

  232. Brooke says:

    A favorite because it’s an easy, family-friendly weeknight meal: baked potato (or baked sweet potato) bar. Set up at least 4-5 toppings and have fun building then devouring! Thank you for the book opportunity….have always loved Tosca and Clean Eating!

  233. Katie says:

    Bean chili is my favorite this time of year. On occasion, I make it for my dad (who is a vegetarian)…but everyone else in the house ends up eating it as well! So I guess it’s a family favorite as well.

  234. Beth C. says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a Greek salad.

  235. Gina says:

    I discovered my favorite meatless meal this summer when I was living on an island in Northwest Washington called San Juan Island (if you Google it, you’ll probably find lots of articles about Orca whales because the island is famous for the Orcas that live in the surrounding waters). The island has one very small town, lots of lush fields and forests and tons of deer, since they have no predators. When you are there in early fall, you notice how the green bushes turn purple–with blackberries! I went on a blackberry picking-spree with friends with one goal in mind: to make coconut blackberry ice cream. There are essentially three ingredients: creamy coconut milk, mashed freshly-picked blackberries, and maple syrup (or another sweetener). If dessert counts as a meal, this coconut San Juan Island blackberry maple ice cream is the best food I have ever eaten in my life. Not only did it taste fantastic, but it is also my favorite because my fellow berry-harvesters are the people with whom I lived this summer and created wonderful memories: kayaking with Orca whales, playing driftwood crochet, jumping off the dock into the bay at midnight, and going out in the boats during a new moon to watch the bioluminescence make our kayaks, paddles, and all the curious seals around us glow as if trailing with fairy dust. Then going back to the “Dandelion House” and eating coconut San Juan Island blackberry maple ice cream really makes it something special. I’m sure you can understand now why this is my favorite meatless meal–even if dessert doesn’t count as a meal, I eat it for breakfast, too!

  236. Megan says:

    My favorite meatless meal is any of your baked oatmeals. I’ll eat them any time of the day.

  237. sylvia p says:

    Indian anything! Saag and dahl and basmati rice! Yum!

    Also ethiopian split peas, lentils and injera bread! Sooo good! And vegan!

  238. Joanna says:

    My favorite meatless meal is veggie lasagna. With winter being around the corner (if not, already here), it just sounds so good.

  239. Meagan says:

    Coconut curry with quinoa!

  240. Fern says:

    Wow, looks like a free give away is what it takes to open up the vocal cords of us lurkers. Good luck choosing!
    My current favourite is last night’s dinner: earth burgers
    ( We had them with cinnamon roast sweet potatoes, braised turnips and a carrot top salad. Amazing stuff, and so simple. Everyone should try these!

  241. Lisa Weaver says:

    My favorite meatless meal is probably hummus topped with Greek yogurt, topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro and eaten with carrot sticks and akmak crackers.

  242. Kim says:

    Favorite meatless meal would be baked sweet potato with avocado and sauerkraut.

  243. Barbara says:

    My favorite meatless meal? Well, spaghetti is always good, but I really like quinoa and black beans. Throw in veggies and spices, depending on my mood. Filling, covers food groups, and yummy!

  244. connie says:

    Hm mm let’s see…I love black bean burgers, lentil soup, anything with quinoa or beans is great

  245. Jessica A says:

    The bread pudding looks gorgeous. I am not a fan of bread pudding but I think I will try to make it. My favourite meatless meal is Japanese dish called avocado donburi. It is simply just mashed avocado with some soy sauce and other simple seasoning, enjoyed with warm rice. It is a humble dish but yummy that my boyfriend who was not a fan of avocado before, asks me to make it time to time.

  246. Tonya says:

    I love dal- an Indian lentil dish that my college roommate taught me to make. lots of veggies and spiciness adjusted to taste and mood. Yum!

  247. Tamara says:

    Oh too many to choose from, but some favorites include lentils (soups and tacos) and coconut red curry with tofu and tons of vegetables.

  248. Kelly Ronca says:

    My favorite meatless meal is spaghetti squash and vegan sauce!

  249. Jess says:

    My favorite meatless meal is probably the aloo gobi at the local Indian restaurant, but unfortunately all my attempts at Indian food have failed.

    So, at home I tend to fall back on the tried-and-true favorite, pizza!

  250. Tracy says:

    My favorite meatless meal is Koshari! Mmmmm….
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  251. Stacey Arrington says:

    Right now my favorite meal is a veggie stir fry paired with red beans and rice :). It is so good!

  252. Janet says:

    Black Bean Tortilla Bake

  253. A vegetarian chili with homemade, not-too-sweet cornbread. Or crusty Italian bread.

    Or anything with sweet potatoes, especially if they’re roasted and crispy.

    Or chickpeas.

  254. Colleen says:

    I don’t have one favorite! We’re vegetarian, so ALL of our meals are meatless! Some family favorites are bean burgers, homemade pizza, chili, minestrone, black bean soup, green chile stew, and spanish rice.

  255. Megan says:

    Baked mushroom risotto! So tasty.

  256. marnee says:

    One of my most favorite meatless meals would be black bean and sweet potato chili!:)

  257. Melissa says:

    Love Quinoa patties pan seared in coconut oil with homemade cucumber sour cream!

  258. Lenore McGahy says:

    favorite meal: mushroom bean burgers, sweetpotato fries, and your fudge babies!

  259. Jessica says:

    My absolutely favourite meatless meal is stir fried quinoa with satay sauce. Just like fried rice, but so much better for you, and you can pack as many veggies as you like into it!!

  260. Eliza says:

    My family’s favorite meatless meal is burritos. Everyone likes getting to make their own!

  261. Carrie D. says:

    I don’t think I can pick just one favorite meal! One of my faves is baked tofu with bamboo rice and whatever veggies I have on hand. Good stuff. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  262. meg says:

    thanks for the giveaway! I am loving grain salads right now – farro with caramelized onions, mushrooms, beets & tons of goat cheese

  263. LeighAnn says:

    Always a breakfast as my favorite meal: cranberry pecan flapjacks :)

  264. Kit-Kat says:

    Baked yams, home-made veggie burgers, and a side of steamed home-grown summer veggies.

  265. Caitlin says:

    My current favorite meatless meal is butternut squash mac and cheese made with nutritional yeast and broccoli

  266. Leslie says:

    My favorite meatless meal that’s also a comfort food is homemade vegan mac and cheese!!

  267. W Teefy says:

    My favourite is sweet potato lasagna! Roasted sweet potatoes, creamy sauce and noodles layered with cheese!

  268. Melissa says:

    This bread pudding just took on the #1 spot on my to-bake list! :-) my favorite meatless meal is your 1million vegetables lentil stew! (btw, I just made it for my mom this week and she went crazy over it! – great recipe!) I also love “fajita” salads made with fresh salsa, sautéed peppers and onions, black beans, and avocado.

  269. Megan says:

    I’m a big fan of veggie chili or beans and rice! I’m in college so those things are easy to throw in the crock pot and eat for dinner later!

  270. Haynes Paschall says:

    Lentil tacos!

    And I LOVE Tosca Reno!!

  271. Nanabella15 says:

    Homemade eggplant parmesan

  272. Claire says:

    My favorite meatless meal is my own quickie vegetable curry:
    1 microwaved ‘baked’ potato, diced
    1 onion, sliced (plus sliced peppers or mushrooms or just about any other sliced/diced veg)
    1 can diced tomatoes
    2 T curry paste of choice
    – sauté onion in curry paste over med heat till onion is tender.
    – add diced cooked Potato; stir to coat and sauté to brown a little.
    – deglaze with tomatoes; heat to boiling, reduce and gently simmer to desired consistency. Serve (yourself!) as a stew.

  273. Melanie says:

    Favorite meatless meal: mac n cheese!
    I use different types of cheeses to mix it up, but its always a hit!

  274. Tania Thompson says:

    Spinach and mushroom bake.

  275. Lauren says:

    Oh dear…just one favorite meatless meal? I suppose it totally depends on my mood, but I’m always a huge fan of microwaved cinnamon apple oat bran. That and chocolate sweet potato cake in a cup (adapted from your chocolate cake in a cup recipes, Katie!).

  276. Karen says:

    My fav meatless meal is hard to choose! It’s either rice and dahl with lots of hot mango pickle (I was born and raised in India, which explains my bias–and I was a vegitatian until Dx with multi-grain allergies) OR cuban black beans and rice with hot sauce–rice has been a great aid in coping with my wheat/gluten allergies!

    One of the reasons I LOVE your website is because I’m not only allergic to most grains, but also milk…so use either soy or almond milk. It’s like your website was created just for me!

    1. Annie says:

      Lol I know the feeling. I used to be highly allergic to wheat and very sensitive to glutenous grains and milk; so this blog was a lifesaver for me. I’m recovered from my allergies now, with still some mild sensitivity to a few things, but I am sympathetic to those with such or similar allergies… I feel for you! Hope it’s not too hard!!

  277. Karen says:

    I just had a fantastic vegetable coconut curry. There are lots of veggie meals that I enjoy, but this vegan dish was really great! It had butternut squash, asparagus, onions, and even some green apple!

  278. Connie says:

    It’s too hard to pick one favorite meal!

    I love my lunches of a salad and sandwich every day.

    Tonight’s dinner was pretty darn good too – sauteed tofu, romanesco and sweet potato mash.

  279. Jacqueline says:

    I am a Vegetarian so I have a plethora of meatless meals but my Favorite meal is cooking Lentils in the crockpot and adding tomatoes, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and a sweet potato for the perfect cool weather lunch or dinner-add some crusty bread for dipping and it is DELISH!! 😉

  280. Shani says:

    My absolute favourite meat-less meal is chinese-style deep-fried tofu that is then stir fried with mixed vegetables; I’m not sure what the proper name is in Chinese but that is usually the translation and I LOVE it!
    I would also love to own a good vegetarian cookbook :)

    Also, does it matter what kind of bread you use for this one?

    1. I used Ezekiel, but really I don’t see why any bread wouldn’t work.

  281. Amy J says:

    That recipe looks fantastic!! I’d love to win and see the rest of the cookbook

  282. nicole says:

    Sweet potato Irish nachos!

  283. Chantal says:

    I love your mushroom stroganoff recipe and basically anything with mushrooms! And currently I am loving butternut squash soup.

  284. Annie says:

    I’d have to say my favorite meatless meal would be a whole-grain tuna/salmon sandwich with lettuce and tomato. Second only to Creamy Onion Soup with a side of fresh dark multi-grain bread to dunk with and a tossed salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
    When I was younger my favorite dinner was oven-roasted squash (cut open once, baked open-faced) spread with butter and generously seasoned with All-Seasoning and salt (didn’t really need salt bc slreacy had but liked it better anyway); eaten by scooping out the flesh with spoons and saving the savoury crust for last. ( I actually onced used that same dinner in my workbook- I was asked to describe the one meal I’d love to have if I were stranded on an island somewhere, so I chose and described that squash!)
    My favorite breakfast for the longest time was fresh Belgian Waffles served in a stacked heap with butter squares, maple syrup berries and sometimes whipped cream puffs; often chocolate chips. ; )

  285. Janica says:

    I love a good baked potato with chili, broccoli and cheese! YUM

    1. Janica says:

      Which the chili* is a meatless home-style chili with black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, secrete spices, a whole day worth of boiling in the crock-pot and of course corn 😀

  286. joanne says:

    Chickpea soup with moroccan spices, or a yummy, curried lentil soup!

  287. Lindsey Smith says:

    That bread pudding looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! My favorite meatless meal is Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese. It’s a perfect comfort food for a cold winter night.

  288. Maddy says:

    What a great giveaway! I have so many favorite meals, but I think I’ll have to say a roasted autumn veggie pasta with caramelized squash and onions!

  289. Michelle says:

    My favorite meatless meal is pasta!

  290. Samantha says:

    Sheppards pie made with Morningstar crumbles in place of ground beef.

  291. Bianca says:

    The recipe looks awesome! I’m so bookmarking it. :) As for my favourite meatless meal: a warm banana chocolate chip muffin straight out of the oven. (Ok, so maybe 10 minutes after it came out of the oven.) Pure bliss, and perfect for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner.

  292. Ana says:

    Right now, tomato soup and toast, with a lebekuchen after

  293. Stacy says:

    Obsessed already.

    I LOVE anything I can put on the grill. Especially quinoa stuffed peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini! And now I’m hungry.

  294. Jessica F says:

    Oh, so many choices! My husband makes an awesome black bean enchilada. They are the best :-) This looks so yummy!! I can’t wait to try this, just need my bananas to ripen bit more.

  295. Jessica F says:

    My husband makes a wonderful black bean enchilada. Yum!!! I can’t wait to try this, just need to wait for my bananas to ripen a pbit more :-)

  296. Leah says:

    My favorite meatless meal? froYo, duh

  297. Rachel DiCarlo says:

    Sweet potato quinoa black bean burgers with grilled portabella mushrooms as buns and a side of broccilli slaw!!!

  298. Kira S says:

    As a vegan there are countless meatless meals that I enjoy! Currently, my favourite meatless meal is probably a good Thai curry!

  299. Meal means not snack which helps narrow it down I guess lol. Pumpkin ravioli or butternut squash ravioli tops the list!

  300. Malene says:

    I love IsaChandras BLT Mac & Cheeze (from the Post punk kitchen). I could eat it every day… I even got my 10 year old to love it (without the Eggplant Bacon….) and if cake count as a meatless meal I also love the One-Minute Chocolate Cake. Mmmmmmm

  301. Coleen says:

    Best meatless dish? “Chicken and dumplings” made with meatless chicken. Served with a salad on the side, and it is a perfect meal.
    Can’t wait for your cookbook!

  302. Without a doubt a tahini veggie stir fry – HEAVEN. This looks divine :)

  303. Elizabeth says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a classic – spaghetti with marinara and yummy bread!

  304. Carissa says:

    What a tough question!!! There’s so much good food out there! I love pasta with tomato sauce or bean burgers the most, I think.

  305. Kelly says:

    Roasted kabocha squash with tahini and cranberry butter! Served over massaged kale/ lemon :)

  306. Emma says:

    Pick me, pick me! Favorite meatless meals = roasting the you-know-what out of sweet potatoes and having them alongside eggs (sorry vegans).

    1. Emma says:

      I love beans too. Plain old beans that have been simmering all day long and swimming in their “bean juices.”

  307. Rosa says:

    Mine is veggie pot pie!

  308. Tracey says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a thai pumpkin coconut curry! Delish!

  309. Kathy says:

    Every meal I eat is meatless, but if I had to live on one particular meal, I’d have to choose something italian. Pasta, pizza or something like that. Of course, I love chinese also. But the sodium and sugary sauces aren’t good for the body. Always looking for new healthy vegan recipes to try.

  310. Adeline Goh Ying Yi says:

    favorite meatless meal is tofu!!!

  311. Emerald says:

    Probably homemade tortillas with mashed potatoes and stir fry!

  312. Nicole says:

    My favorite meatless meal would probably be chili. It is easy to add all sorts of veggies and plenty of beans so you never miss the meat.

  313. Debbie says:

    I have 2: Butternut squash risotto and vegetable curry.

  314. Kara says:

    My favorite meatless meal is a vegetable stir fry with brown rice! Definitely a staple in my diet! By the way LOVE this recipe, it looks so delicious!! :)

  315. Jennifer says:

    A favorite? umm. Oatmeal! Peanut butter and jelly! Chocolate (is that a meal???)! Lentil soup! Salad!

    Right. Not so good at picking favorites.

  316. Laura says:

    It’s tough to pick a favorite meatless meal! For the winter – probably vegetarian chili and cornbread. For summer – black bean tomato quinoa salad.

  317. Lindsay says:

    My kids (currently 3 y/o and 5 y/o) love butternut squash and quinoa chilli. It is packed with flavor and is easy on the stove top or in the slow cooker.

  318. Grace says:

    Oh I think my favorite meatless meal is baked butternut squash with pumpkin spice on top. :) A close second would be roasted eggplant with feta and homemade marinara.

  319. Elizabeth says:

    Without a doubt falafel. Always delicious super quick and easy to make and you can dress it up or down anyway you like. So versatile and absolutely delicious.

  320. angie says:

    peanut butter and banana sandwich! yum

  321. Suzanne says:

    My favorite meatless meal is 3 bean chili with a giant slab of cornbread on the side!

  322. Andrea B. says:

    My favorite is gnocchi. Love it.

  323. Vanessa says:

    My favourite meatless meal is African Pineapple Peanut Stew. I have served it to people who “don’t like vegetarian food” and those who do not like kale, and all have loved it!!!

  324. Courtney S says:

    There are so many meatless meals we love…a tie for favorite goes to vegan chili with tons of veggies, all types of beans and chickpeas- no meat substitute needed! AND eggplant parmesan! Making me hungry… :)

  325. Mackenzie says:

    I love making big, hearty, grain-based salads when I want something meatless. I usually cook some rice or barley, toss in some beans, roasted veggies, and nuts!

  326. Danielinha says:

    Anything with Kabocha Squash. I simply love it!

  327. Vanessa says:

    My favorite meatless meal is an amazing Quinoa Stir Fry with tons of veggies and drizzled with Olive Oil and Himalayan Sea Salt….oh man…it’s only 9:30am and I really want that right now :)

  328. Kat says:

    That is an easy one. . .homemade butternut squash soup. Warm and creamy (with the help of unsweetened coconut milk).

  329. Jessica says:

    My favorite meatless meal, ooh that’s a tough one! I’d have to say there is this roasted winter vegetable jambalaya recipe I found in the Vegetarian Times magazine recently that’s got to be my new favorite meatless recipe! Its got carrots, parsnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, and some other stuff and a really yummy blend of spices. Freezes really well too so I can make a ton and have meals for weeks :)

  330. rumsgone says:

    Meatless, you ask… At the moment, probably a tofu/spinach stir-fry. Yum!

  331. Megan says:

    A quino and edamame dish :)

  332. Cari says:

    I don’t often go meatless, so your Tofu fries are my newly discovered favorite!!

  333. Andrea M says:

    I love vegetable lasagna made with zucchini for noodles!

  334. Sarah says:

    Sweet potato and black bean chili! Or anything with squash!

  335. Holly Buchanan says:

    This looks DELICIOUS! I can’t wait to try this.

    As far as my favorite meatless meal…

    That’s a tough question… I have so many! Anything with sweet potato – maybe a stuffed a sweet potato with lentils, tahini dressing and spinach? Random, but it’s delicious! Also, a close second would be lentil sloppy joes! I love your recipe and use it a lot!

  336. Nikita says:

    I love trying new meals, but the endless versatilty of a stir-fry makes it something I can make again and again without getting bored. Plus its such a perfect complete meal with loads of veggies, tofu or tempeh, and a whole grain like brown rice or quinoa!

  337. Patricia says:

    My favorite meatless meal is definitely bean-based chili with cornbread. Hands down, it’s the best.

  338. staci says:

    Ummm, this looks so yummy and decadent. I know my kids would love it. Once I get the chance I’ll have to make it for my family.
    Ok, I looooovvvveeee breakfast. So, it’s not that hard to say that my favorite meatless meal is a breakfast. I actually have two that I go to often. One is my apple yogurt bowl with cashews, flax meal, vanilla, cinnamon. And my other ‘go to’ breaky is a banana peanut butter oatmeal with chopped dates.

  339. Shannon says:

    My favorite meatless meal is broccoli and cheese casserole :) Yum!

  340. Amanda S. says:

    My favorite meat-free meal is angel hair pasta cooked in vegetable broth with chick peas, almond slivers and nutritional yeast. It’s so simple and yet SO delicious! Love it!

  341. Carly says:

    Spinach and mushroom quiche!

  342. Karen says:

    Hi Katie… How cute are you?!! I just discovered your blog today while looking for a healthy pumpkin pie recipe! I will certainly be back! And I’ll let you know how that pie turns out!
    My favorite meatless meals are things I throw together with tons of veggies (roasted is good), then some kind of beans or lentils and either brown rice or whole wheat pasta, veggie broth and whatever spices strike my fancy! I collect cookbooks and lately have been pescatarian so this would be a good one for my collection!

  343. Sarah says:

    I love Tosca Reno! The “eat-clean diet” changed my life. My favorite is sweet potatoes with black bean-corn salsa

  344. megan k says:

    My favorite meatless meal would have to be my tofu vegetable stir fry

  345. Brynn says:

    Sooo many to choose from but I gotta go with angel hair pasta with broccoli, garlic, and oil. Love it way to much. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

  346. Tooie says:

    My favourite meatless meal is crispy tofu cakes with sesame dipping sauce!! Yummmy :)

  347. Kate says:

    Favorite meatless meal is so hard to choose– I only eat meatless meals! So it’s probably a recipe of my mother’s, a pasta with olive oil, roasted pine nuts, raisins, croutons, garlic, and red pepper. Simple but so good.

  348. My favorite meatless meal is chocolate of course. 😉 Um but let’s see…I love spaghetti squash with cheese and veggies. Also anything with tofu is good too!

  349. sf11 says:

    Black bean enchiladas.

  350. Bunnaliqua says:

    I love tacos! I use textured soy protein instead of ground meat. Lots of black beans and corn, mushrooms, peppers, onions and garlic. In a crunchy shell, soft shell or a lettuce wrap!

    I also really like Indian curried chickpeas or lentils.

  351. janice esposito says:

    I love oyster mushrooms so tonight i fried up a batch with olive oil and a little earth balance. Whole Foods gave me almost a pound free because they rung them up wrong.Yay- I was excited about that. I made some steamed brocolli and sauteed it in a little tamari and sesame oil and made a delicious sweet potatoe, black bean, quinoa patti with a cashew chipolte sauce.

  352. Kristin says:

    my favorite meatless meal? that is a tough one! maple buffalo seitan with sweet potato fries or garlic roasted brussel sprouts and lentil loaf.

  353. Ruth says:

    I’ve got three kids and we’re on a student budget, so we eat a lot of meatless meals :) One of my current favorites is black bean-jalapeno soup with corn bread. Mmmm.

  354. Lynn in MD says:

    I have to admit…. I love Chipolte and their vegetarian bowl is delicious!

  355. Heather says:

    Homemade chili from the crockpot with corn, onions, and different kinds of beans… The best to come home to on a cold day when your house smells like delicious chili. :)

  356. Theresa says:

    Does ice cream count? 😉
    If not, then creamy lentil and sweet potato soup….it has coconut milk in it, sweet potatoes, cabbage…oh, it is such a treat with some homemade honey wheat bread!

  357. Nicole D says:

    I love the roasted sweet potato corn chowder from all, it tastes so wonderful you wouldn’t ever know it is so healthy and vegetarian!

  358. Amanda H says:

    I’m a HUGE lover of an Indian lentil dish called Dal. No better comfort food I can think of…reminds me of my Nana – she used to make it for us all the time growing up.

  359. Cristian Riega says:

    I still remember your vegan velvet cake. It was great.

  360. Emily says:

    We eat mostly meatless and there are lots of good ones, but our favorite is risotto because it’s so flexible – what ever vegetables we have, some rice, and some broth. I’ve even added quinoa and lentils in with the rice. et voila! Then then next day the leftovers become stuffed peppers. 😀

  361. Jediblink says:

    Lumpia…sautéed vegetables, fresh lettuce, cilantro with tofu, all wrapped in a wrapper similar to a crepe! Topped with fresh crushed garlic and and a sweet sauce. Yummmm!

  362. edultz says:

    My favorite is warm spaghetti squash all dressed up like pasta–garlicky tomato sauce and rennet-free Parmesan on top!

  363. My favorite meatless meal is grain bowls topped with fresh veggies drowning in a delicious healthy sauce.

  364. Hila says:

    It’s hard to pick one…cooked veggies with quinoa is always delicious and comforting.

  365. Michaela says:

    I love meatless Indian meals, like chana masala and baingan bharta with pratha! Who needs meat?

  366. Suhas says:

    My favorite meatless meal that I make would be chickpea curry over rice. I could (and have) eaten it for days on end.

  367. My favourite meatless meal would probably be some chunky sweet potato chips with a refreshing salad!

  368. Natalie says:

    Quinoa! With carrot slices and sesame oil its A-MAZING!

  369. Genevieve says:

    Sweet potato and black beans burritos are my favorite!

  370. Cora says:

    That’s easy…….whatever is closest at hand when I’m hungry…although I do have a soft spot for my Greek Tomato Patties, my Chickpea Burgers with Tahini Sauce or for anything made with Okara.

  371. Ellie F. says:

    my favorite meatless meal is chips and guac…lol not exactly a meal but I guess I am just craving it hardcore right now

  372. Elizabeth says:

    I love a ton, but probably cauliflower soup is my current favorite!

  373. Karen Jung says:

    It is so hard to chose my all time favourite meatless meal but it would probably any type of curry. I love spicy food!

  374. Gi says:

    chickpeas and veggies hamburger! I boil or stir fry all the ingredients, blend them, shape the result into manageable patties and (after covering them in breadcrumbs) put them in the oven and bake them for 10 minutes ca. :)! Easy to make and you can prepare them in advance, freeze them, and put one in the microwave that nights when you don’t feel like cooking. :)

  375. Sylvia Dewy says:

    Its such an awesome and simple recipe. My kids would definitely love this recipe. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! :)

  376. Madeleine says:

    I could never pick just one favorite meal but I’m currently obsessed with butternut squash- roasted, in ravioli, soup, anything!

  377. Elisabetta says:

    So what is my favorite meal? Because they’re all meatless :) It’s very hard to choose one but I’ll say one of the many: pizza! Vegan of course.

  378. Nadia says:

    I’m a vegetarian, so every meal is meat-free! But I do enjoy a good vegetable stir-fry with small bowl of brown rice or quinoa on the side.

  379. REBECA says:

    Just about anything I have made from your website has been very satisfying and guilt-free because its good for me…but one on top of the list was the tamale pies. I made them in little tins and froze them so I could bring them to work for lunch.

  380. Kelly says:

    Vegetarian Moussaka served with warm pita and a crunchy salad. Traditional moussaka is a Greek eggplant and meat lasagna with a thick cheesy bechamel sauce on top. I like my version with lots of grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers and a lentil/walnut mixture that replaces the meat.

  381. Meghan says:

    I LOVE meatless clean-out-your-fridge salad bowls! I have one every day for lunch!

  382. Ukrainian girl says:

    My favorite vegetarian comfort food is potato and sauerkraut perogies with sour cream and fried onions. Especially homemade ones!

  383. Heidi says:

    I really love to use up my veggies in an easy stir fry with tofu. It’s never the same thing twice, but it’s always tasty!

  384. Yvonne says:

    My favorite meatless meal is pasta and bread with roasted veggies!

  385. Michelle says:

    Favorite meatless meal… Tough one but it’s fall so black bean and sweet potatoes in a burrito or tamale

  386. Gina says:

    Taking the 21 day vegan challenge for the new year? Any suggestions on great cheese substitutes?

    1. Gina says:

      I meant to say I am, it wasn’t a question. I do love pasta with veggie filled sauce or pesto.

    2. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Some people really like Daiya. But I like Follow Your Heart, it shreds better. Or Google for a good vegan cheese recipe. I think there is even a cookbook called Artisan Vegan Cheese. Good luck!

  387. Laura says:

    I might be too late, but I’ll answer the question anyway. I LOVE anything with beans. Like, I just had a spicy vegetarian chili last night and it was SO good. Just black beans, kidney beans, pinto beans, chickpeas, rice, corn, and peppers. (Then whatever was in the sauce)

    Otherwise I really really love fruit. Any and all fruit.

    P.S., I totally don’t like bread pudding, but this actually looks really awesome, so I think I’ll add this to my list of recipes to try!

  388. Vy says:

    A toasted peanut butter and banana sandwich is meatless and yummy!

  389. eva says:

    I made this last week using a less bread in a square pan and it came out wonderful! one of your best recipes in my opinion :) There are 3 people in my house and we finished it in less than 5 days. I will definitely make this again and experiment with different toppings!

  390. Allison says:

    I love baked potatoes! Especially with cheese and all kinds of toppings. 😀

  391. Floriana Kutrowatz says:

    My fav is balado tempe…an Indonesian tempeh dish exxxtra hot 😀

  392. Sarah says:

    I’ve had this recipe saved for a while, and finally gave it a shot. It tastes much like a mushy banana bread. I think next time I will add melted earth balance and a couple eggs to give it more of a bread pudding flavor. Still tasty, though! I’m a huge fan of nutmeg. :)

  393. Sherry D. says:

    By far my favorite meal is Ricotta gnocchi with fresh tomato basil sauce. Yummy!

  394. Elsie Ardry says:

    My favorite meatless meal is Mushroom Stroganoff made with Soy Burger Crumbles. It is rich and savory over noodles or whatever pasta I have on hand. Wonderful!

  395. Melissa says:

    Stewed Tomatoes And Lentils On A Bed Of Brown Rice

  396. Katie B says:

    Oatmeal all the way!!!
    I could literally eat nothing but oatmeal for days… Just this morning I had a big bowl, cinnamon-flavored with a nice splash of milk, really hot and creamy… Makes me hungry just thinking about it! =)
    Or lentils/split pea soup. I really like warm comfort foods.

  397. martin says:

    I like a meatless lasagna made with eggplant instead of noodles and just pack it with veggies.

  398. deb m says:

    pasta salad

  399. Jess says:

    Without a doubt, my favorite meatless meal is jackfruit barbecue with skillet cornbread, followed by some chocolate chip blondies (made with chickpeas) for dessert

  400. Sharon says:

    For my boys it is definitely PANCAKES (your snickerdoodles or Oreo pancakes)

  401. CutePi314 says:

    Just a quick clarification, if you would. In the description of the cookbook you adapted this from, it says the recipes are “free of refined sugars.” But the recipe itself has 1/4 cup. Am I correct to assume this is based on “sucanat” and not on white table sugar? I’m trying to slowly wean myself off sugars and wanted to start with cutting out white refined sugar and go from there. Not sure what sucanat is. Also, what about the chocolate chips used in the recipe? Are they a special kind you use that don’t have sugar? Or did you completely adapt the recipe into something pretty new? Confused. :/ Thanks!!