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Easy Vegan Shakshouka

I tried vegan Shakshouka during a recent visit to Tel Aviv and it was delicious. This simplified plant-based version of the original is a perfect side or breakfast dish.

3 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 53 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5(3)

Sweet & Spiced Noodle Kugel

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.

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Potato Carrot Latkes

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.

2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5(2)

Baked Turmeric Cauliflower With Fennel

This festive side dish is the perfect accompaniment to just about any meal. It’s fancy enough to hold its own at the holiday table, but it’s simple enough to prepare that it could be part of any healthy weeknight dinner.

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Balsamic-Glazed Seasoned Yam Fries

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.

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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

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!

2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 52 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5(2)

Crispy Cauliflower Bites

These crispy breaded and baked cauliflower bites are a guaranteed hit! You can’t have just one. Use your favorite seasonings to create spicy, salty, or tangy flavors with an appetizing crunch.

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Sweet Potato Latkes

These latkes are baked, not fried, and you get the same satisfying crispiness and flavor without the added oil and fat. It’s a miracle!

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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

This plant-based green bean casserole is a healthier, dairy-free version, and just as creamy as the original. You can serve this ultimate comfort food for Thanksgiving or other winter holiday gatherings.

10 votes, average: 4.30 out of 510 votes, average: 4.30 out of 510 votes, average: 4.30 out of 510 votes, average: 4.30 out of 510 votes, average: 4.30 out of 5(10)

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

This simple plant-based mashed potato recipe is creamy and delicious. Serve it as an easy side dish for dinner or as the perfect topper on your shepherd’s pie.

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No Oil Baked Fries

These perfectly crisp baked french fries are the perfect side for veggie burgers and carrot dogs. By boiling the potatoes for a few minutes before baking, you reduce some of the starch and provide enough moisture to yield crispy fries that are completely oil free.

5 votes, average: 4.80 out of 55 votes, average: 4.80 out of 55 votes, average: 4.80 out of 55 votes, average: 4.80 out of 55 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5(5)

Rainbow Chard & Tofu Vegan Muffins

These vegan muffins pack a powerful nutritional punch unlike traditional muffins, which are often full of butter, sugar, and saturated fats. They make a great breakfast, and are the perfect size for a light lunch or mid afternoon snack.

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Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread – Vegan Style

A couple of months into my plant-based journey, I began to miss my little Sunday ritual of making my Irish grandmother’s traditional Brown Soda Bread. It’s so simple and satisfying to make, that after trying, and spectacularly failing to find an equally delicious alternative, I decided to come up with my own vegan version of it. And although it’s taken a good few weeks of fine-tuning, I think I’ve finally cracked it. Not wanting to stray from the original recipe too much, I substituted only what was absolutely necessary in order to keep the taste as authentic as possible. I’m super happy, and proud, of the outcome, as I know my grandmother would not only give me her seal of approval but also join me in having a nice oven-warm slice together with a delightfully strong cup of black tea! It’s a truly wonderful bread, that can be enjoyed with sweet or savory toppings, or even just plain, being perfect to dip in any kind of vegetable soup or stew.

6 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 56 votes, average: 3.33 out of 5(6)

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