Category: Side dishes

Vegan Recipe: Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad

Vegan Recipe: Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad

This recipe is by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook. Ingredients, Serves 4 to 6 1 1/2 pounds fingerling potatoes (such as La Ratte […]

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Vegan Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Quinoa Salad

Vegan Recipe: Grilled Pineapple Quinoa Salad

This quinoa salad from PeggyK.com has amazing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which not only aids in digestive health, but has amazing anti-inflammatory properties putting the breaks on aches! For the Quinoa Salad: 3 cups cooked quinoa 2 medium carrots, shredded 2 cups shredded baby spinach ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 scallions, sliced 1/3 cup goldenberries […]

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Vegan Recipe: Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Vegan Recipe: Asparagus with Raspberry Sauce

Spring has arrived and asparagus is back in season! This recipe from PCRM.org and Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D. features a unique way to enjoy asparagus with a sweet and tangy sauce. Ingredients, Makes 4 servings 1 cup frozen raspberries Juice of 1/2 orange, or one teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate 1 pound fresh asparagus 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional) Preparation […]

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Vegan Recipe: Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange and Chickpeas

Vegan Recipe: Rice Salad with Fennel, Orange and Chickpeas

The mild anise-like flavor of fennel is well balanced by the citrus in this hearty salad From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook. Ingredients, Serves 4 1½ cups brown basmati rice 2 cups cooked chickpeas, or one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and diced 1 orange, zested, peeled, and segmented (zest and segments reserved) 1/4 cup […]

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Vegan Recipe: Ginger Noodles

Vegan Recipe: Ginger Noodles

These exotic-tasting noodles from PCRM.org are surprisingly easy to prepare. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour and are sold in natural food stores and Asian markets. Ingredients, makes about 4 one-cup servings 1 8-ounce package soba noodles 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh ginger 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 – 1 […]

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Vegan Recipe: Oven-Baked Chickpea Ratatouille

Vegan Recipe: Oven-Baked Chickpea Ratatouille

This dish from Vive le Vegan! by Dreena Burton (PlantPoweredKitchen.com)  is much like ratatouille in appearance, but using chickpeas and an original spice combination. The flavors are complex and the preparation minimal! Ingredients, Serves 4-5 • 3½ – 4 cups cooked chickpeas • 1 ¼ cups red onion, finely chopped • 3 – 4 medium-large cloves garlic, minced • 1 28 […]

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Vegan Recipe: Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf

Vegan Recipe: Basmati and Wild Rice Pilaf

Basmati and wild rice contribute flavor and texture to this delicious, low-fat pilaf—the perfect side dish to share with holiday visitors! Ingredients, Makes 6 servings 1/4 cup dry wild rice, rinsed 3/4 cup dry brown basmati rice 1 15-ounce can vegetable broth 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups thinly sliced mushrooms (about 1/2 pound) 2 celery […]

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Vegan Recipe: Seared Cauliflower with Garlic and Tamari

Vegan Recipe: Seared Cauliflower with Garlic and Tamari

This is a simple side dish from PCRM.org that can be eaten as a snack or even served on its own if you make a big enough batch. The tamari caramelizes onto the cauliflower, giving it a wonderful robustness. Cruciferous veggies like cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts may boost cancer survival. Ingredients, Makes 1-2 servings 1 head cauliflower, cut […]

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Vegan, Gluten-free Recipe: Curried Pumpkin With Raisins

Vegan, Gluten-free Recipe: Curried Pumpkin With Raisins

This recipe from FitSugar is high in fiber and loaded with vitamin A. Pumpkin is an edible delight perfect for the fall and winter season.  This is a great side dish for Thanksgiving. Ingredients, Serves 4 2 tablespoons unsalted vegan butter 1 medium onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, chopped 2-1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground […]

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Vegan Recipe: Thai Green Curry Rice

Vegan Recipe: Thai Green Curry Rice

This recipe is from Mary McDougall, who is co-author of, The Starch Solution. The book, which includes more than 100 recipes from Mary, is based on Dr. John McDougall’s eating plan of fueling the body primarily on carbohydrates rather than protein and fats. According to The Starch Solution, “This dish is made with mild Thai green curry paste sold in […]

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