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Vegan Apple Salad

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill0 Comments

A Necessary Task  I created this vegan apple salad recipe out of necessity. One summer day, I had a few apples that were getting brown spots, but I wasn’t about to toss them in the compost bin because I HATE FOOD WASTE! So I chopped  up the apples and began adding ingredients I thought would work well. The next thing …

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Moo-less (Vegan) Mashed Potatoes

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by Lori Hill1 Comment

  Replace the Cow with a Plant It’s easy to prepare vegan mashed potatoes.  Just replace the moo (cow milk) with plant-based milk such as soy, almond, or coconut, like I’ve used here. I don’t like the flavor that soy milk gives the potatoes, so I use coconut milk because it leaves no detectable coconut taste to the potatoes.  To …

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Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes – The Vegan Version

In Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill2 Comments

Mom’s Specialty Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother would make scalloped potatoes, and every time, I’d fight my oldest sister for the leftovers. Not surprisingly, Mom’s original recipe included milk, butter, and bacon, but when I became a vegetarian, I replaced the bacon with an Italian veggie sausage from Light Life. Sadly, that sausage contains egg, so when I went …

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Drunken Eggplant

In Main Dishes, Sides by John Robinette0 Comments

“Sure, we’ll take the eggplant!” I heard myself say as my sister packed to leave after visiting us on vacation. I figured I’d grill them one of the remaining nights of our stay at a rental in the Finger Lakes. But I didn’t, and abhorring wasting food, we added it to cooler for the trip home. It sat for four …

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Mom’s Squash Casserole

In Recipes, Sides by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl0 Comments

All families have classic favorites. This one belongs to Cindy, the Dirty Hippie’s mom. His folks have a large veggie garden (by large, I mean over an acre!) and the yield of yellow squash each year is pretty significant. This casserole is a staple in many southern families and everyone seems to have their own take on it. Some are …

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Steph Curry Potato Salad

In Recipes, Sides, Super Bowl by John Robinette5 Comments

I love curries. And I love basketball. And I love potato salad. Hence, our Steph Curry Potato Salad. I couldn’t come up with a clever recipe name that uses LeBron James. LeBron, I know you won it on the court many times, but as for a plant-based recipe? Maybe next year, LeBron. The inspiration for this was actually a curry …

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Easy Asparagus Spears

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by John Robinette2 Comments

Asparagus is one of those vegetables when prepared properly, it pops with flavor. And all you need are simple ingredients you already have in your pantry. This vegan and gluten-free recipe is really easy to whip together as a side dish and can be served hot or at room temperature.  [yumprint-recipe id=’79’]

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Siri’s Spicy Potato Treats

In Appetizers and Snacks, Recipes, Sides by Lori Hill0 Comments

When visiting my niece Siri at her very first apartment, she served us this snack which hit the spot after a long drive in the car. She said she whipped it together with what was in her spice rack. You can use her mixture or use your own favorite spices — Cajun, Adobo, or Old Bay, a popular seasoning here …

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Spicy Cashew Green Beans

In How To's and Why Do's, Sides, Videos by Lori Hill0 Comments

This spicy green bean recipe is anti-everything. It’s full of antioxidants and is anti-aging, too! It’s also vegan and gluten-free. I discovered this recipe thanks to our friend Dr. Damon Jones who wrote the book Eat More Plants.  It is full of great tips for eating a plant-based diet and has lots of great recipes, too. Green beans are in season during …

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Updated Green Bean Casserole

In Recipes, Sides, Thanksgiving 2016 by the dirty hippie and the bohemian girl0 Comments

Most everyone has had Green Bean Casserole. You know, the thing your family always made with the condensed mushroom soup, some milk and canned green beans (or fresh, if you were lucky!). We decided it was time to give this recipe a facelift. Our version is vegan and can easily be gluten-free. It’s also got some fun, new ingredients, like …