Category: Side dishes

Vegan Recipe: Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Baby Peas

Vegan Recipe: Risotto with Fresh Asparagus and Baby Peas

By Vicki Brett-Gach, a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach Prized for its very high starch content, short-grain arborio rice is commonly used to make risotto because it absorbs liquids and flavors so beautifully. It’s a key element in creating the creamy texture that makes risotto…well, risotto. While the rice cooks gently in a savory mixture of hot broth and white wine, […]

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Vegan Recipe: Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

Vegan Recipe: Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

If those awful candied sweet potatoes in a can have left you avoiding sweet potatoes at every turn, you need to try them fresh and prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, redolent of garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, should change your mind. Ingredients, Serves 4 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons olive […]

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Lighter Summer Recipes from McCall Farms

Lighter Summer Recipes from McCall Farms

From Fresh Kale Salad with Field Peas and Snaps to Sweet Potato Hummus, McCall Farms offers nutritious and energizing recipes to enjoy all summer long. Fresh Kale Salad with Field Peas and Snaps Ingredients 1 bag (16 oz.) Glory Foods Fresh Kale Greens 1 can (15 oz.) Margaret Holmes Field Peas & Snaps 1 avocado, diced 1 large or 2 […]

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Vegan Recipe: Lentil Salad

Vegan Recipe: Lentil Salad

From Go Clean, Sexy You: A Seasonal Guide to Detoxing and Staying Healthy by Lisa Consiglio-Ryan. A certified health and nutrition coach, author Lisa Consiglio Ryan provides straightforward guidance on how to overcome the obstacles that keep you from losing those last ten pounds, make you feel exhausted every afternoon, and compel you to indulge in unhealthy habits. Spending years […]

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Vegan Recipe: Shredded Lemon and Garlic Brussels Sprouts

Vegan Recipe: Shredded Lemon and Garlic Brussels Sprouts

By Mary Papadimos, upbeetandkaleingit.com The “parmesan” flavor in this recipe comes from nutritional yeast. I started cooking with nutritional yeast about a year ago and it’s a game changer. Some of you are probably thinking ew? What? Yesssss. Nutritional yeast is a fabulous dairy free culinary wonder with benefits ranging from 4 grams of fiber in 2 tbsp to being […]

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Vegan Recipe: Curried Coconut Rice

Vegan Recipe: Curried Coconut Rice

By Harriet Emily This savory recipe was inspired by a restaurant dish while on vacation. Perhaps it will transport you to another place with its exotic flavor? Ingredients, Serves 3-4 for the coconut rice: 1 cup white basmati rice 1 can light coconut milk 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp water 1 tbsp raw virgin coconut oil 1 tsp salt for […]

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Vegan Recipe: Indian Chickpea Broccoli Pakoras

Vegan Recipe: Indian Chickpea Broccoli Pakoras

By Peter Tarantelli The chickpea flour give these a delicious taste and texture. Make sure you use club soda and not plain water, the club soda gives them a lighter texture. Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour (available at health food stores and Indian markets) 1 cup freshly opened plain club soda/seltzer water 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic […]

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Vegan Recipe: Hollywood Bowl Brown Rice Salad

Vegan Recipe: Hollywood Bowl Brown Rice Salad

By Darshana Thacker, DarshanasKitchen.com This salad from The Forks Over Knives Plan has been my favorite for a long time. It is filling yet refreshing, especially in the summer. There is no need for a separate dressing, and it can be made hours before serving, making it an ideal choice for a potluck or a picnic. I served this salad […]

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Vegan Recipe: Mango Salsa

Vegan Recipe: Mango Salsa

By Mary McDougall, www.drmcdougall.com We use this tropical salsa on our Polenta with Black Beans, and it is also a great condiment for other Mexican recipes. For a snack, try rolling up a warm corn tortilla and using it to scoop up some of this flavorful salsa. Ingredients, makes 2 cups 2 cups peeled, chopped ripe mango ½ cup finely […]

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Vegan Recipe: Bean Salad with Asparagus and Sweet Potato

Vegan Recipe: Bean Salad with Asparagus and Sweet Potato

  By Mary Papadimos, upbeetandkaleingit.com When I think of summer and eating outdoors, I also think of this salad. Its light and whimsical with bold flavors and even bolder colors. Ingredients, Serves 4 1 can of garbanzo beans 1 can of black beans 1 medium size sweet potato, large if you’re really hungry 2 cups of asparagus chopped Vinaigrette 1 […]

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