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This cozy, satisfying dish is low in calories and packed with nutrient-dense vegetables. It’s a perfect dish to make ahead and serve to a crowd. I recommend that you drizzle a little Presto Pesto on top for a delicious burst of extra flavor. Serves 8. Ingredients for the white sauce: 1 small head cauliflower, rough […]

Looking for a standout main dish to wow your family and friends? This beautiful roast is festive, hearty, and sure to please everyone on a cold winter day. Serves 8. Ingredients: 2 cups red onions, diced 2 cups carrots, diced 2 cups celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 16 ounces mushrooms, diced 1 tablespoon herbes […]

This flavorful pesto adds a brightness to every dish. Add it to vegetables or pizza, or drizzle it on roasted potatoes. To make a nut-free version, simply substitute chickpeas for the walnuts. Ingredients: 3 cups baby spinach or kale, packed 3 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast 3 teaspoons lemon juice ⅓ cup raw walnuts […]

A little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, with a whole lot of flavor, and fun to eat! Don’t skip the chimichurri sauce and the garnish as they add character and texture to the dish. You could replace the chimichurri with Presto Pesto for a delicious alternative. Serves 6. Ingredients: 1 medium to large head […]

This fruity seasonal salad not only tastes delicious, but it will also brighten your winter meals with its vibrant color and crunchy texture. Serves 4. Ingredients for the salad: 4 ounces baby spinach 2 ounces arugula 2 pears, unpeeled, cored, and sliced 1 cup candied pecans (see below) 1 cup pomegranate seeds Ingredients for the […]

I love the simplicity of this soup. This is the perfect recipe for those days when you have 15 minutes to get dinner on the table and you don’t want a pile of dirty dishes. Serves 6. Ingredients: 1 large onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, diced 1 can white beans, like cannellini beans 1 16-ounce […]

This family favorite British-Indian fusion soup is filled with fragrant curry spices, creamy red lentils, sweet apples, carrots, and rice. It is so satisfying as colder temperatures bring us indoors! I recommend that you double the recipe so you have leftovers to freeze. Serves 6. Ingredients: ½ teaspoon mustard seeds ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ […]

These sweet and spicy treats are wonderful to have in the freezer to satisfy that sweet tooth-and to get your daily dose of spices! Makes 15 bars. 1/2 cup raw almonds 2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal 1 cup pitted dates 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 tablespoon date syrup 3 […]

Elspeth Feldman
Elspeth Feldman

Elspeth Feldman, Director of Culinary Arts at Vegan News Daily, is also known as “The Speedy Vegan.” She is an author, educator, and cooking instructor with a dynamic global following dedicated to her online and broadcast work, focusing on a whole-food, plant-based approach to everyday and special-occasion meals that are, in her words, “delicious, nutritious, fresh, and fast.” Her cooking classes are available on her blog,, and her cooking videos are on the Vegan News Daily YouTube channel. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in Zimbabwe and has traveled extensively, having lived in England, Greece, and Australia before settling down in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. with her husband of 31 years, Paul. In her cooking, she brings a distinctively global context to her creations and loves to turn classic meat-based meals into fabulous, whole-food, plant-based vegan creations that are prepared without sugar, salt, or oil. Follow her on Instagram @TheSpeedyVegan.


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