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Lisa Viger Gotte

Hello! I'm Lisa, a vegan artist, photographer, author, Vegan Life Coach Educator, and RYT 200 yoga teacher. I love showing others how simple and delicious a plant-based diet can be. I draw and paint, cook, write, take lots of pics, eat lots of chocolate, and practice gratitude daily.

30+ Easy Plant-Based Blue Zone Recipes for Beginners

These easy plant-based Blue Zone recipes for beginners will kickstart your journey to healthy cooking at home! Transitioning to a plant-based diet is simple and non-restrictive. Using common ingredients, these recipes are straightforward and delicious. Plus, you’ll find valuable information on a whole food, plant-based, Blue Zone lifestyle.

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Vegan Smash Burger Tacos {Beyond Meat, Impossible}

The Vegan Smash Burger Meat Taco combines Beyond Meat or Impossible Meat with the smash burger taco trend, offering a delectable, plant-based alternative. The “meat” is “smashed” into a tortilla and cooked, creating a fusion of flavors from classic smash burgers and tacos. Choose your favorite fillings to complete this savory, plant-based delicacy.

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7 Day Blue Zone Meal Plan Menu

The 7 Day Blue Zone Meal Plan Menu offers a nutritious selection of plant-based dishes inspired by ‘Blue Zones’, regions known for the longevity and well-being of their residents, such as Okinawa, Sardinia, and Ikaria. This meal plan includes a range of colorful vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and healthy fats for every meal.

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Vegan Stuffing Recipes

Vegan stuffing recipes, perfect for holiday feasts, feature plant-based ingredients like vegetable broth, bread or grains, herbs, and various vegetables. Making them gluten free is as simple as replacing traditional ingredients with gluten-free alternatives. These recipes offer a tasty vegan addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas tables.

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Portobello Shepard’s Pie

Portobello Shepherd’s Pie is a hearty vegan reinterpretation of the classic dish featuring sautéed portobello mushrooms, onions, carrots, and peas in a savory sauce, all covered by a layer of cheesy mashed potatoes. It’s a wholesome comfort food ideal for holiday gatherings. The recipe is flexible, allowing for variations with different vegetables, and can be accompanied by dishes like Vegan Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole.

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Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan chicken noodle soup, made from tofu, fresh vegetables, and DIY broth, offers a compassionate and tasty alternative to the traditional dish without compromising on the comforting and healing attributes. It is easy to prepare and can relieve symptoms of ailments like common cold. Ingredients include a mirepoix mix, tofu (or soy curls/chickpeas), and homemade or store-bought vegan chicken broth powder.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake {Vegan, Gluten Free}

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is a simple, creamy, and delicious dessert that’s perfect for fall. The vegan and gluten-free recipe achieves an autumn flavor by combining pumpkin puree with a dairy-free filling. It boasts a gluten-free crust made from graham crackers, cocoa powder, pecans, and coconut oil. The easy-to-make dessert simply requires mixing the ingredients and chilling to firm up the filling.

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Chocolate Pecan Graham Cracker Pie Crust {No Bake!}

The chocolate pecan graham cracker pie crust melds dark chocolate and toasted pecans with sweet graham crackers, creating a rich, nutty base suitable for a range of desserts, including vegan no-bake cheesecakes and chocolate pies. Ingredients include graham crackers, cocoa powder, brown sugar, pecans, and plant-based butter and coconut oil.

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