Luscious Vegan Lasagna

A classic comfort casserole, lasagna can be highly individual, and mine is no exception. With soy-free and gluten-free ingredients, even those with food sensitivities can enjoy this rich, creamy dish. 

As with most flavorful dishes, this recipe is even better the next day when the flavors have a chance to merge in the fridge.

Luscious Vegan Lasagna
By Allison Rivers Samson

Serves 8

12 lasagna noodles
4 quarts boiling water

Marinara Sauce
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup diced...

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Comfortably Yum: 10 Mind-blowing Vegan Recipes

What if there was a collection of 10 incredible vegan recipes that were tested and perfected so well that you knew would knock the socks off of everyone no matter where they are on the continuum from vegan to omnivore?

And what if those recipes were also made with whole-food ingredients? Well, I've created the resource for you! Not only will you get the delicious recipes shown below, but I've also got several bonuses:

  • super-helpful shopping list
  • ingredients glossary
  • cooking tips and...
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The Joy of Glass Jar Storage

After learning about the dangers of BPAs in plastics, I began my search for alternative food storage options for our family.

First, we tested stainless steel food storage containers. Even though they had plastic lids, it was impossible to easily see inside them and in the fridge, out of sight = out of mind, leading to perished food.

The second thing I discovered over time is that wide, shallow containers expose more of the food's surface to air, which tends to make it spoil...

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Hearty Vegan Meatloaf

An exceptionally fulfilling loaf loaded with brown rice, lentils, and mushrooms for a toothsome texture with a flavorful sauce that's slightly sweet, salty, and smoky. Perfect for any dinner, or top with gravy for a delectable Thanksgiving entrée!

Hearty Lentil Meatloaf

By Allison Rivers Samson

Serves 8

Smoky Tomato Topping
1/2 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons tamari
1 teaspoon coconut sugar (or dark brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 clove garlic,...

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Twice-Baked Potatoes

Loaded with homemade smoky vegan cheddar cheese sauce and topped with sour cream, these twice-baked potatoes are the ultimate comfort food.

Vegan Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes

By Allison Rivers Samson

Serves 8

Baked Potatoes

8 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Vegan Cheddar Cheese Sauce
1/4 cup refined/unflavored coconut oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1 clove garlic, minced

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Cheesy Vegan Ziti

Baked Ziti is a dish similar to lasagna, but without the fuss of layering. With fluffy macadamia nut ricotta and creamy cashew cheese folded into pasta tossed with homemade marinara sauce, this succulent dish is as perfect for a cozy dinner by the fire as it is an elegant evening of entertaining.

Rich & Cheesy Vegan Baked Ziti
By Allison Rivers Samson

Serves 6


12 ounces ziti or penne pasta
4 quarts water

Marinara Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup onion,...

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My New Project: The Dairy Detox!

If you've ever struggled with releasing dairy from your diet, I feel ya. It was one of the last things to go for me, and gave me some of the greatest benefits. As a mom who nursed her daughter, I became intimately aware of issues about dairy from a different perspective. My desire to help people feel their best has driven my passion to create The Dairy Detox

Back in 2015, my dear friend Michelle Cehn and I started working on this project that is very close to my heart. I'm thrilled to...

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Vegan Potato Latkes

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins at sundown. In the story, during the re-dedication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd century BCE, consecrated olive oil that was only supposed to last for only one night, miraculously burned for eight nights. Hence the tradition of lighting Hanukkah candles for eight nights and eating foods fried in oil like doughnuts and potato latkes.

A few years ago, we first tried Robin Robertson’s vegan potato latkes and LOVED them! Over the...

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Where's Allison's Gourmet?

In 1997, I founded the first online vegan bakery and confectionary. Over the years, the business grew into something I was so proud of. When my daughter was born in 2006, it was the perfect fit for me to be able to choose my own hours, run the business from home (we had a separate commercial kitchen for production), and explore my entrepreneurial DNA.

Ultimately, the business grew beyond the size that was joyful for me, and I wasn't able to spend as much time with my family. It was...

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Animal Advocate Powerhouse Lee Hall


How lucky we all are in the animal movement to have someone like Lee Hall on our side! Lee has been active in animal advocacy for nearly 30 years. Lee's dedication and wisdom bring a unique perspective to the movement, often bringing into the discussion ideas about tailoring animal rights or welfare to fit with the respective animal—an idea that reminds us all that we need to respect all individuals who are working to make the world a kinder place for animals to live in.  Lee...

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