Easy Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli

This simple and easy vegan ravioli is made with wonton wrappers and stuffed with a slightly sweet pumpkin filling. Served hot, it’s drizzled with a creamy butter sage sauce. You’ll be shocked how quickly these are made.

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli

I love ravioli. Unfortunately, there is nowhere within a 50 mile radius of me in which I can purchase vegan ravioli. I know Rising Moon Organics has a few options, but our store carries the non-vegan packages. Kite Hill has a ravioli but our stores don’t offer it and to boot, I found it in the states, it was like $10 for a tiny package. Nuh uh, sorry.

So, I was obligated to make my own. I’ve actually made ravioli many times and was really surprised to find I didn’t have a recipe on here already! My favorite is a vegan ricotta ravioli with a vegan bolognese sauce, but I thought this pumpkin one was more appropriate considering pumpkin season is in full swing. Also, it’s so incredibly easy and lately I’ve been all about the fast and easy dishes. Have you noticed? Life moves fast with a toddler.

We’re also finishing the first floor of our home! When we built our upside down home (living room/kitchen/dining on the top floor) we choose not to complete the first floor which holds two kids bedrooms, one bathroom, and a main room. It also has the laundry room, which we did finish, and our mechanical room. There’s lots to do, even with subcontracting the work, so the faster and easier and honestly less stressful dinner can be… the better. Right? Yes.

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli


Easy Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli
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This simple and easy vegan ravioli is made with wonton wrappers and stuffed with a slightly sweet pumpkin filling. Served hot, it’s drizzled with a creamy butter sage sauce. You’ll be shocked how quickly these are made.

Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup vegan breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • Dash of fresh nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • ¾ tsp dried rubbed sage
  • Dash of ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 14 oz package of wonton wrappers
  • Fresh herbs, for garnish (optional)
  • Toasted pecans, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring a large saute or saucepan of water to boil for the ravioli over high heat. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine the pumpkin through the nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. n a small skillet, melt the butter over medium heat until it’s sizzling. Whisk in the sage, pepper, and flour; cook for a minute or two then slowly whisk in the broth and soy milk. Continue to simmer for about 3 minutes over low heat until it’s thickened; remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Assemble the ravioli three at a time (or as many as will fit in your pot, uncrowded) by placing a scant 1 tbsp of the pumpkin filling in the center of one won ton square. Brush the pasta around the filling with water then place another square on top, pressing firmly all around the filling (make sure there’s no air left in there) to seal the ravioli.
  4. Boil the ravioli gently in batches for about 2 minutes, remove with a slotted spoon and repeat with remaining ravioli.
  5. Serve hot topped with the sage butter sauce, and garnished with fresh herbs and toasted pecans if you like.

  6. Prep time:
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    Yield: 4 servings

Save Money!

I used to buy the store brand liquid vegetable broth in the carton but now I buy a German powdered broth here for seven times less!! It’s only $0.10 per 1 cup versus almost $0.70 per 1 cup at our local grocery store.


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Easy Vegan Chicken and Kale Risotto

I think risotto may be the ultimate fall comfort food.

This could not be more delicious and it is essentially one pot, super quick (about 30 minutes), and Scout’s honor you only need to stir it twice. Seriously! Did I mention there’s only 2 tbsp of vegan butter? Healthy to boot!

Easy Vegan Chicken and Kale Risotto

As soon as I grab the camera, Oliver goes running around looking for his. Sometimes it’s in the study in the china cabinet, and sometimes it’s on his bookshelf. He’s never sure which at first and to see him slightly panicked, scurrying around, not wanting to miss out on the food photography is so cute. This time he literally couldn’t wait to sample the subject of our shoot. Taking bite after bite he exclaimed, “Yum! This is tasty!” Then proceeded to fill himself up, dropping much of the risotto off the fork accidentally, and ultimately didn’t end up sitting down to eat dinner at the table because he had already eaten. LOL. Such is life with a wee one.

In the photo down below you’ll see he’s wearing his Let It Snow shirt. We actually got snow nearby and should have some at our house in just a couple weeks I reckon! Bring on the skis and sleds. We can’t wait!

Were you wondering how we did keeping our grocery bill under $150 (in Alaska!!) for the month of September? Umm…. we freaking nailed it guys! We used up stuff we had in the kitchen along with buying really cheap eats: store-brand canned beans and frozen fruit and veg that was sale, and bulk lentils and oats, etc. I am ashamed to admit that almost half of that ($60) was literally Silk unsweetened soy milk. #lifewithatoddlertho #theboylovessoymilk #notsponsered #wishweweretho

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Easy Vegan Chicken and Kale Risotto

Easy Vegan Chicken and Kale Risotto


Easy Vegan Chicken and Kale Risotto
By

Risotto has never been so easy or fast! Just a couple stirrings over 20 minutes in a dutch oven on the stovetop and you’re pretty much done. I love the addition of vegan grilled chicken strips and fresh garden kale for protein. Vegan cheese and butter, and nutritional yeast lend the exact creaminess of dairy-based risotto so you won’t be sacrificing anything at all, but I still keep this risotto healthy!

Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 medium garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • dash of white pepper (black pepper will do)
  • 2 cups Arborio rice, dry
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 5 cups very hot vegetable broth
  • 4-6 oz (about half of one 9 oz package) of vegan grilled chicken strips
  • ½ cup shredded vegan mozzarella
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh kale, tightly packed
  • 1 ½ tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large dutch oven, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper; saute an additional minute. Add the rice and cook about 3 minutes; stirring frequently, until the grains are translucent around their edges.
  2. Stir in the wine and keep stirring until it’s all evaporated, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vegetable broth; reduce to a simmer, cover and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring twice during cooking until the rice is al dente and most of the liquid is gone.
  3. While the rice cooks, cook the vegan chicken according to package. Chop into bite size pieces on the bais when cool enough and set aside.
  4. When the rice is done, stir in the cheese and once melted stir in the remaining ingredients including the vegan chicken. Add enough hot water or broth to get the desired consistency of the risotto before serving; salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

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    Yield: 4-6 servings

Save Money!

I buy my arborito rice here, at less than half price. It’s only $0.16 per oz versus $0.34 per oz at our local grocery store!

I buy my nutritional yeast here. It’s only $9.55 per lb versus $13.99 per lb in the bulk bin (!) at our local grocery store!


I used to buy the store brand liquid vegetable broth in the carton but now I buy a German powdered broth here for seven times less!!

It’s only $0.10 per 1 cup versus almost $0.70 per 1 cup at our local grocery store.


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Ingredients
  • 6 oz rice noodles (I like the wide ones)
  • 1 14 oz package of firm tofu, drained and cut into four rectangles
  • ½ tbsp coconut oil (or olive oil)
  • ½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed and thinly sliced
  • 1 ½ tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • Dash of white pepper (black will work)
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 2 medium celery stalks, cut on the bias
  • 1 15 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • Small handful of snow pea pods, whole
  • Sprinkling of sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the noodles. Cook until al dente, drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and coat with a nonstick cooking spray if needed. Grill each tofu piece for 5-8 minutes on each side, until grill marks appear. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. While the noodles and tofu cook, heat the coconut oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; saute 2 minutes. Add the curry paste, ginger, turmeric, and pepper; saute 2 minutes. Add the carrot and celery; saute 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the coconut milk, soy sauce, and brown sugar; reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes. When the noodles are done stir them into the pot with the pea pods, remove from heat and let rest for additional 3 minutes so the noodles can soak up some of the sauce.
  5. Serve the noodles hot, topped with grilled tofu. Drizzle some sauce over the tofu and top with sesame seeds.

  6. Prep time:
    Cook time:
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    Yield: 3 servings

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