Balsamic Glaze for Easy Vegan Food
This is my go-to recipe that I use on everything from breakfast scrambles to vegetable stirfry’s, grilled artichokes and even simple tossed salad. Balsamic glaze is a simple, versatile way to turn boring vegan food into a meal that stands alone.

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Balsamic Glaze
Colleen Kachmann is a certified integrative nutrition health coach and author of Life Off the Label: A Handbook for Creating Your Own Brand of Health and Happiness. See more at
  1. Whisk ingredients together. Pour over raw veggies or salad . To create a thickened, restaurant-quality glaze, add thickener and rum.
  2. Cook with a cast iron skillet, whenever possible. Cast iron works great on the grill, stove top AND in your oven, and results in a seared flavor that can't be achieved with normal, non-stick skillets.

The stir-fry veggie skillet pictured contains 5 cloves of freshly chopped garlic, broccolini, green beans, crimini mushrooms, vidalia onion, white onion and tempeh. I topped with roasted, salted sunflower seeds for added crunch, protein and flavor. I do not add the thickener or rum for typical vegetable meals.

The fruit skillet contains organic peaches, bananas, cherries, apples, pineapple and walnuts. Adding the thickener and rum is key to success here. Serves well over dairy-free ice-cream, which you can make in less than 5 minutes with a Vitamix and a few frozen bananas

Want more dessert ideas? Check out this recipe for vegan bananas foster.