Vegan Dracula's Revenge

Delicious roasted garlic and browned vegan sausage mingle in a creamy, cheesy sauce mixed with penne pasta and baked to golden perfect. If you like garlic, cheese, and sausage this dish is going to become a staple!

Produce On Parade - Vegan Dracula's Revenge - Delicious roasted garlic and browned vegan sausage mingle in a creamy, cheesy sauce mixed with penne pasta and baked to golden perfect. If you like garlic, cheese, and sausage this dish is going to become a staple!

Every september for years and years my family would make Dracula’s Revenge. It was my little brothers absolute favorite dish and he would always request it for his birthday. How he even found out about this oddly named pasta bake is beyond me. It seems like a weird request from a seven year old but what do I know.

For some reason, the other day, I was really craving it. Of course Dracula’s Revenge is decidedly NOT vegan but it certainly wasn’t hard to veganize this nostalgic dish. It did not disappoint! Have you ever had or heard of it before?

Produce On Parade - Vegan Dracula's Revenge - Delicious roasted garlic and browned vegan sausage mingle in a creamy, cheesy sauce mixed with penne pasta and baked to golden perfect. If you like garlic, cheese, and sausage this dish is going to become a staple!

Vegan Dracula’s Revenge


Vegan Dracula’s Revenge

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Delicious roasted garlic and browned vegan sausage mingle in a creamy, cheesy sauce mixed with penne pasta and baked to golden perfect. If you like garlic, cheese, and sausage this dish is going to become a staple!

Ingredients
  • 1 large garlic head
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tube (7 oz) Gimme Lean Lightlife Sausage
  • 8 oz dry penne pasta
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups plain, unsweetened soymilk
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp salt, to taste
  • ⅛ tsp dried rosemary
  • ⅛ tsp dry rubbed sage
  • Dash of white pepper
  • A few drops of liquid smoke (optional)
  • ¼ cup shredded vegan mozzarella cheese

Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta and preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Remove the excess papery skin from the garlic head but leave the head intact; wrap the entire thing in parchment paper then aluminum foil. Bake for 1 hour then remove from the oven and allow to cool to the touch. Turn up oven to 400° F.
  3. Once cool, separate the cloves and squeeze to extract garlic the pulp. Smash the garlic in a small bowl with the back of a wooden spoon to make a paste; set aside.
  4. In a large cast iron skillet heat the oil over medium-high heat. Break up the sausage into bite size pieces by hand and saute for about 5 minutes until browned. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. When the water is boiling, cook the pasta according to package then drain and set aside.
  6. In a large pot melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about three minutes until lightly browned. Slowly whisk in the milk, ensuring no lumps, and cook for about 8 minutes until the mixture has thickened. Stir in the remaining ingredients until well combined; then stir in the pasta and sausage.
  7. Spray a small casserole dish with a nonstick cooking spray then transfer the pasta into the dish. Bake for 15-20 minutes until thoroughly heated. Serve hot and topped with additional cheese if you like.

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Yield: 4-6
Produce On Parade - Vegan Dracula's Revenge - Delicious roasted garlic and browned vegan sausage mingle in a creamy, cheesy sauce mixed with penne pasta and baked to golden perfect. If you like garlic, cheese, and sausage this dish is going to become a staple!

Corn & Zucchini Tacos with Chickpea & Walnut 'Meat'

This is one of the best weeknight meals around, vegan or otherwise! These tacos are super fast, healthy, there’s very little prep, everyone loves them, the tacos are customizable to tastes, and they leave little cleanup. A giant win in my book!

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These aren’t much to look at, but I guarantee you that everyone is going to love them! Quite possibly one of Todd and my favorite meals, these tacos are so quick and easy to whip up. Perfect for a busy weeknight. Oliver really enjoyed putting the lettuce on the tacos too, so kid-friendly! Yay!

Have you watched the Tidying Up with Marie Kondo show on Netflix? I read her book several years ago and still fold my clothes in her very particular way, even though I found the book to be slightly absurd. We watched the show a couple weeks ago and pretty much turned our house upside-down. I don’t know what it was about actually watching her go through with people and help them ‘tidy up’ but it really made an impact on us. If you haven’t seen it, it’s definitely worth the watch! Okay, PSA over. Now it’s taco-time!!

Corn & Zucchini Tacos with Chickpea & Walnut 'Meat' - Produce On Parade - This is one of the best weeknight meals around, vegan or otherwise! These tacos are super fast, healthy, there’s very little prep, everyone loves them, the tacos are customizable to tastes, and they leave little cleanup. A giant win in my book!

Corn & Zucchini Tacos with Chickpea & Walnut 'Meat'


Corn & Zucchini Tacos with Chickpea & Walnut 'Meat'
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This is one of the best weeknight meals around, vegan or otherwise! These tacos are super fast, healthy, there’s very little prep, everyone loves them, the tacos are customizable to tastes, and they leave little cleanup. A giant win in my book!

Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz can of sweet corn, drained well
  • 2-3 small zucchinis, diced small
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ¼ cup whole raw walnuts
  • 2 ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ small head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8-10 taco-size flour tortillas
  • Sprinkle of shredded vegan mozzarella
  • Spoonful of salsa, to taste
Ingredients
  1. Over medium, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Once hot, saute the corn and zucchini for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they begin to brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. While the veggies fry, place the chickpeas through the garlic powder into a food processor. Pulse several times, until the mixture resembles taco meat. There should be small chunky bits of walnuts and chickpeas, and the spices should be well blended. Transfer to a microwave safe bowl.
  3. Prep the veggies. Microwave the taco meat for about 1-2 minutes, until warm. Heat the stack of tortillas in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds, to heat.
  4. To assemble the tacos, place lettuce on one taco, followed by taco meat and pan-fried veggies and then the remaining veggies. Top with a sprinkle of shredded vegan mozzarella and a spoonful of salsa, to taste, on each taco. Divide the fillings evenly between all the tortillas. Serve hot.

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Yield: 8-10 tacos
Corn & Zucchini Tacos with Chickpea & Walnut 'Meat' - Produce On Parade - This is one of the best weeknight meals around, vegan or otherwise! These tacos are super fast, healthy, there’s very little prep, everyone loves them, the tacos are customizable to tastes, and they leave little cleanup. A giant win in my book!

S'mores Scones + 5 Year Veganniversary

Seriously delicious and fun, these s'mores scones are a wonderful treat for the youngins and those who are young at heart. Studded with chocolate chunks and bits of graham cracker, they are drizzled with chocolate as well as a marshmallow glaze then topped with crushed graham cracker. These are incredibly easy to make and done in a flash; so be the hit of the bonfire or party with my s’mores scones!

Produce On Parade - S'mores Scones - Seriously delicious and fun, these s'mores scones are a wonderful treat for the youngins and those who are young at heart. Studded with chocolate chunks and bits of graham cracker, they are drizzled with chocolate as well as a marshmallow glaze then topped with crushed graham cracker. These are incredibly easy to make and done in a flash; so be the hit of the bonfire or party with my s’mores scones!

Oh yes my friends... two of the most perfect foods have been combined: s'mores and scones. I cannot think of anything more delicious. These were developed for the baby shower of a good friend last weekend and they were a hit!  I'm always trying to think of new scone flavors and when pondering the tasty flavor for the shower I was hit with a massive s'mores craving! I was dancing up and down when I told Todd my idea. My eagerness for bonfires, s'mores, and general Alaskan summer fun is really ramping up.

For my birthday last week I may have made funfetti scones... I think I have a problem... #sconelife

And guess what else!? Today is Todd's and my FIVE year veganniversary! Holy moly, you guys. If you want to learn more about why and how we went vegan (it happened overnight I might add!) head on over to the new About - Our Story page to find out all the deets. But first... scones.

Produce On Parade - S'mores Scones - Seriously delicious and fun, these s'mores scones are a wonderful treat for the youngins and those who are young at heart. Studded with chocolate chunks and bits of graham cracker, they are drizzled with chocolate as well as a marshmallow glaze then topped with crushed graham cracker. These are incredibly easy to make and done in a flash; so be the hit of the bonfire or party with my s’mores scones!

S'mores Scones

Recipe by Kathleen Henry @ Produce On Parade

Seriously delicious and fun, these s'mores scones are a wonderful treat for the youngins and those who are young at heart. Studded with chocolate chunks and bits of graham cracker, they are drizzled with chocolate as well as a marshmallow glaze then topped with crushed graham cracker. These are incredibly easy to make and done in a flash; so be the hit of the bonfire or party with my s’mores scones!

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup vegan granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 5 tbsp refined coconut oil, room-temperature
  • ¾ cup vegan chocolate chunks or chocolate chips, divided
  • 3 vegan graham cracker sheets, crushed, divided
  • ¾ cup + 1 tbsp vegan creamer or full-fat coconut milk, divided
  • ¼ cup vegan powdered sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. In a food processor, pulse together the flour through the baking powder. Pulse in the oil, 1 tbsp at a time, until it resembles coarse cornmeal with some larger pieces.
  2. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chunks. Stir in the graham crackers, reserving a couple tablespoons for later. Next, slowly stir in ¾ cup of the creamer until just combined. The dough should be slightly sticky; if it’s not stir in a little more creamer.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place another baking sheet beneath the first one (this keeps the bottoms from browning).
  4. Transfer the dough to a floured workspace and pat into an 8-inch round. Cut into 8 wedges and arrange on the baking sheet 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating the sheet halfway through, until the tops are just golden brown. Allow to cool on a cooling rack until fully cooled.
  5. Once the scones are completely cool, melt the remaining chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave on the defrost setting or half power until it just starts to melt. Stir with a spoon to melt completely. Drizzle over the scones.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and remaining creamer until smooth; add more creamer if necessary to reach the right viscosity for drizzling. Drizzle over the scones. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining crushed graham cracker crumbles. Serve with love.