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I am the author of The Vegan Air Fryer and Vegan Pressure Cooking, co-author of Vegan for Her, co-creator of Real World Vegan Meal Plans, and founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. I share vegan recipes and meal ideas and compassionate living tips. Welcome!

— My Books —

The Vegan Air Fryer

Enjoy your favorite plant-based fried foods without all of the added fat! If you love fried foods, but don’t want all the oil and mess of frying, then you will want this cookbook. It shows you how to "air fry" your favorite fried foods with little or no cooking oil. JL Fields, author of Vegan Pressure Cooking, has done the research, development, and testing, so you can serve crispy French fries, eggrolls, and all kinds of fried food in minutes – without frying. Now you can eat healthier versions of delicious "fried" food!

Vegan Pressure Cooking

Say goodbye to long cooking and preparation times. With a pressure cooker, you can cook filling, nutritious meals in under an hour and with little mess or cleanup. It's not only delicious, but easy too! With Vegan Pressure Cooking, you'll learn all of the ins and outs of pressure cooking--including why there's no need to be scared of trying something new! From choosing a pressure cooker that suits you best to understanding the ingredients that are perfect for pressure cooking - including beans, grains, hearty vegetables, and more.

Nacho Vegan Meatloaf

by JL Fields on April 28, 2017

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time: veganize meatloaf.

See, growing up, I did not love meatloaf. I despised it, in fact. It had nothing to do with eating meat, I just didn’t like the texture or the flavor (sorry, Mom).

But when I bit into my first Beyond Burger (by Beyond Meat and not to be confused with the Beast Burger), a) blown away, and

a) I was blown away, and

b) I immediately began thinking of all the ways I could use this amazing, plant-based version of ground meat.

We’ve used it in bolognese sauce, tacos, and even on a taco pizza.

But it was when my husband returned from a visit with his mother that he told me about a Midwestern-style meatloaf he learned of, featuring salsa and Doritos. Well, that was about the time I jumped at the chance to write a sponsored post for Beanfields because I am SUPER FAN of their product! We are nuts for the tasty rice and bean chips!

As the culinary moons aligned, this vegan meatloaf recipe was created.

This shouldn’t surprise you one bit: I figured out a fun, fast way to make mini loaves (serves 2!) in the air fryer. (My book The Vegan Air Fryer is coming out in a month!)

Aren’t they adorable?

I love cute food.

I love cute food that’s delicious and prepared simply, too. You’ll get just that with this recipe.

What follows is a super-simple recipe for air fried vegan meatloaf. No air fryer? I suggest trying these in the oven at around 375°F for 30-ish minutes. Give or take.

Below the recipe, I’m running a giveaway for Beanfields Snack (2 winners in the continental U.S.) so enter now for the chance to win an assorted 6-pack of delicious, better for you chips!   [click to continue…]