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Kim Campbell is the author of The Plantpure Kitchen and The Plantpure Nation Cookbook. She is also the daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell. She works with her husband, Nelson Campbell, in a health and wellness business promoting a whole-food, plant-based diet. This experience has allowed her to hone her culinary skills, especially in understanding how to create flavors, textures, and presentations that appeal to mainstream consumers experiencing a plant-based diet for the first time. Learn more at PlantPure Nation.

Hand-Twisted Soft Pretzels
Hand-Twisted Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzels are fun to create—and irresistible to eat. The baking soda bath and
toppings give these pretzels their traditional flavor, making them a hit in our house. They’re soft and chewy on the inside and golden brown on the outside. Kids and adults love to roll the dough and form their own pretzels or unique shapes. Top them with anything you love for a great snack or appetizer.


Vegan Party Fondue
Vegan Party Fondue

Pull out your skewers because it’s time for fondue! Who knew healthy could be
this good? There’s almost nothing you won’t want to dip in this creamy, cheesy sauce. Cashews and potatoes create a creamy foundation, perfectly seasoned with just the right balance of sour and salty. Fondue is romantic, social, and just plain fun—I hope this recipe inspires you to throw a party.


“Cheesy” Jalapeño Poppers
“Cheesy” Jalapeño Poppers

Stuffed jalapeño poppers never tasted so good! These creamy, smoky, slightly spicy mini peppers will have you reaching for more. Once you prepare the delicious plant-based cheesy filling, you can quickly fill your sweet or spicy peppers and bake. These are the perfect appetizers for any occasion.


Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes might not be something that many people would associate with healthy plant-based eating, but there’s no reason why they can’t be. This rich and creamy dish is wholesome, but also the epitome of comfort food.


Smoky Beans
Smoky Beans

This dish has a perfect combination of smoky ingredients that goes really well with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the carrots. The secret to achieving a rich texture is to puree half of the beans.


Creole Red Beans and Rice
Creole Red Beans and Rice

That little bit of allspice gives this dish just the right amount of earthy sweetness, reminiscent of cinnamon or cloves. It’s subtle, but it does a great job of accentuating the other flavors in the beans and provides a fantastic contrast to the sriracha-spiced salsa.


Vegan Sour Cream
Vegan Sour Cream

A delightfully cool and creamy addition that complements most Mexican or spicy dishes, this sour cream has more flavor than any store-bought version.


Bourbon Mushrooms
Bourbon Mushrooms

Bourbon mushrooms are traditionally prepared with butter, cream, and beef broth and served with a side of steak. In this recipe, it’s the mushrooms that absorb the unique flavors of the savory sauce, while also adding a chewy texture.


Easy Veggie Pad Thai
Easy Veggie Pad Thai

Most restaurants serve pad thai with an oil-based fish sauce. This version is oil-free and plant-based but still boasts that delicious combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors.


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