Arepa is a patty made traditionally in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine with precooked corn flour that can be baked, grilled, or fried. These arepas are made with yuca root, also known as cassava. The outside is crispy and golden, while the middle stays slightly moist and soft. Hogao, a very important component of Colombian cuisine, is a savory sauce made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and other spices that are sauteed until soft and fragrant.
This whole food, plant-based cheese alternative contains no oil, refined sugar, or highly processed ingredients, and it is gluten-free. Super fast and simple to make, this cheesy crumble is sure to be your new favorite vegan cheese replacement.
If you’re craving comforting flavors, this dish of baby red-skinned potatoes, savory green beans, and hearty cannellini beans cooked to perfection in a delicious country ranch-flavored broth that is both hearty and satisfying is sure to do the trick.
My grandmother always made the best potato salad-- creamy, flavorful, and satisfying. It was the perfect side dish for barbeques and holiday meals. When she went plant-based, it was a snap to fit this same potato salad into her diet just by substituting a plant-based mayonnaise for the egg mayonnaise she used to use. Now it’s even better than I remember!
This quick and easy recipe for homemade pickled cucumbers can be adapted to pickle all sorts of fresh vegetables. Try a variety of vinegars and spices for a truly custom pickle delight. Pickling is also a brilliant solution to preserve an overabundance of vegetables from your garden or farmers’ market.
Regardless of whether you celebrate Hanukkah, potato pancakes are a December staple. These smashed potatoes are a fun, simplified twist on the potato pancake, complete with its classic toppings.
Noodle kugel is a traditional Jewish sweet or savory casserole made with noodles. This sweet kugel has the perfect blend of fruits and spices and can be served warm or cold. While traditionally served as a side dish, try serving as a dessert with a scoop of plant-based vanilla ice cream on the side or even as a breakfast treat.
Classic potato latkes are fried. This oil-free vegan latkes recipe is a healthy take on a classic Jewish tradition. Shredded potatoes, carrots, and onions come together with flax seeds and oats that serve as a healthy binder. Serve these for Hanukkah or enjoy as a tasty appetizer at any party.
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite plant-powered ingredients. I use them in everything from dips to stews to casseroles desserts. One of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy them is in fry form. I switch up the seasonings some nights, and this is one version our family really loves.
A savory white bean and spinach filling seasoned with garlic, onions, and white wine, are sure to make these stuffed mushrooms a hit at your next party. In fact, they’re so scrumptious, you’ll probably forget they’re also packed with nutrients. You might want to make a double batch, because they go fast!
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