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Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

These sandwiches were delicious. We enjoyed them for lunch. But, they would also be nice as appetizers for a main meal, or finger food at a party. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 8 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup guacamole, 2 avocados smashed with garlic, lemon juice , olive [...]


Vegan Mexican Zucchini Soup

Vegan Mexican Zucchini Soup

This is a delicious light soup. We added lime juice as it is typically Mexican and goes well with the zucchini and corn. It’s a lovely soup even in the warm summer temperatures. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cups zucchini, chopped in small cubes 1½ cups [...]


Herbed Polenta with Vegan Cheese and Gooseberry-Chili Relish

Herbed polenta with vegan Cheese and a gooseberry-Chili Relish

We enjoyed this delicious recipe as an appetizer for our main meal. It would be lovely as a snack, or even a buffet or brunch. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 6 ounces polenta 4 cups water pinch salt 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs 8 ounces vegan ‘goat cheese’ or other strong flavored [...]


Beet and Tomato Gazpacho

Beet and Tomato Gazpacho

We really enjoyed this cold soup. It is easy to make and very refreshing on a hot day. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 medium beets, roasted 2 large ripe tomatoes, 1/4-1/2 zucchini 1-2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup vegetable bouillon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup ice water pinch of salt soy yogurt as garnish with [...]


Carrot and Chervil Soup

Chervil carrot soup, garnished with fresh chervil and fennel seeds

We have been enjoying chervil lately. it has a lovely fresh flavour mildly like anise. Chervil goes really well with carrots, potatoes and many other vegetables. This is an elegant soup we will be making it often through the summer. I bet it would even make a nice juice raw. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 [...]


German Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

Traditional German asparagus soup

Germany is the main producer for white asparagus in Europe and white asparagus is being used in many traditional dishes in Spring. This is a classic German recipe for asparagus soup. It’s been only adapted to be vegan. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 ½ lb. white asparagus, peeled and cut into chunks pinch sugar 4-6 cups [...]


Rutabaga Sweet-Potato Soup with a Walnut Gremolata

Rutabaga Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Garlicky Ground Walnuts

This is a lovely root vegetable soup. Both rutabagas and sweet potatoes have a sweet flavor and are yellow to orange in color. The walnut gremolata adds a nice crunchiness and a lovely garlic flavor to the soup. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 medium rutabaga (14-16 [...]


Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Chestnut Mushroom Soup

This is a lovely filling winter soup. It’s mildly sweet from the chestnuts and parsnips yet also earthy from the mushrooms. It is fancy enough to be used for a holiday, but also delicious as an everyday meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 white onion, chopped 2 medium [...]


Purple Potato and Leek Soup

Purple Potato and Leek Soup

We love the flavor of purple potatoes. They are so rich and earthy. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 lb. purple potatoes, peeled and sliced 1 leek, white parts only 2 garlic cloves minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 3/4 cup dry white wine 4-6 cups vegetable bouillon 1/2 teaspoon salt [...]


Squash Puree Filled Portobello Mushroom Caps

Filled Portobello Mushrooms

This is a delicious appetizer or salad. It’s very filling. Most of it can be prepared earlier in the day and assembled later, although the mushrooms should be prepared just before serving. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 portobello mushroom caps (one for each person) 1 medium red kuri or a butternut squash 1 clove garlic 1/4 [...]


Roasted Parsnip Pear Soup with Caramelized Walnut Garnish

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This is a delicious soup. It’s mildly sweet and quite filling. Served in different bowls, it would be lovely at a holiday meal. Depending on the serving size it would be fine for 4 people or as a small appetizer for 6. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 lb. parsnips, peeled and chopped [...]


Parsnip, Leek and Apple Soup

Parsnip apple and leek soup - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

As the weather begins to cool, we enjoy more soups. This parsnip, leek and apple combination really tasted good today and we will enjoy it more often over the winter as our parsnips come into season. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large leeks, cleaned and white and light green parts sliced [...]


Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce

Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This is a delicious and elegant treat that is also quite healthy. It makes lovely appetizer or delicious dessert. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and deseeded 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts 1/4 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup ground walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted pinch cinnamon 1/2 cup homemade [...]


Sweet Potato Apple Soup

Sweet Potato Apple Soup

This is a very tasty fall soup. It is slightly sweet yet tangy from the apples. The organic apple juice makes a big difference with the flavor and healthiness of the soup. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 2 leeks, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced 1 & 1/2 lb. sweet [...]


Beet and Pear Soup with Lemon Avocado Cream

Beet and Pear Soup with Lemon Avocado Cream- Click here to license this photo!

This is a mild soup which is slightly sweet from the pears. The lemony avocado cream and lemon zest as garnish really bring out the flavors of the soup Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 3 medium beets, peeled and chopped 1 red onion, peeled and chopped 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 2-3 [...]


Vegan Mushrooms Rockefeller

Vegan Mushrooms Rockefeller - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This is an elegant and filling recipe that is great for a special occasion or anytime you can get portobello mushrooms. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 large portobello mushrooms 1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 1 onion, chopped 1/2 cup soy yogurt 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 clove garlic, minced salt and pepper [...]


Turnip and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Turnip and Red Bell Pepper Soup - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

Turnips have become one of our favorite root vegetables. They are in season in spring and fall with some being available also in the summer. Turnips can be used raw or cooked. This is a delicious soup that we enjoyed today. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red bell pepper, chopped [...]


Marinated Summer Vegetables

Marinated summer vegetables

This is a very tasty way to use large zucchini, and some of your left over fresh vegetables. It’s great as an appetizer, and also along with sandwiches, or as finger food at a party. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: carrots cauliflower zucchini artichokes black olives roasted red peppers oil and vinegar dressing Mixed Italian herbs [...]


Vegan Lovage Soup

Lovage Soup

This filling soup is delicious. It would be good served either hot or cold. It was a generous serving for 2 hungry people for lunch. It would also be fine for 4 as an appetizer. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 1 medium white onion, peeled and chopped 8 ounces floury potatoes, peeled [...]


Hearty Zucchini Soup

Hearty Zucchini Soup

This hearty zucchini soup really tasted good. It’s very filling as well as flavorful. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 vegetable bouillon cubes 2 quarts water 3/4 – 1 cup TVP 1 can kidney beans, drained and washed 1 zucchini, cleaned and sliced 2 carrots, peeled and sliced or chopped 4 stalks celery, cleaned and sliced [...]


Asparagus Appetizer with Vegan Sausage and Radishes

Asparagus Appetizer with Vegan Sausage, and Radishes

This is a very elegant way to enjoy asparagus in season. It makes a lovely appetizer, or a nice salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. green asparagus, cleaned, sliced and cooked al dente 2-4 vegan sausages or vegan hot dogs, sliced and warmed 1 bunch fresh radishes, cleaned, sliced very thinly and marinated 2 [...]


Spinach, Bean And Spicy Tofu Soup

Spinach, Bean And Spicy Tofu Soup

This is a very nice soup we enjoyed yesterday. It remains a cold spring so far, so a nice warm soup at lunchtime really “hits the spot”. Ingredients: 8 ounces prepared spicy tofu pieces 2 cloves garlic minced pinch red pepper flakes 4 cups vegetable bouillon 1 can (15 ounces) cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed [...]


Irish Vegan Farmhouse Soup

Irish Vegan Farmhouse Soup

This is a simple down to earth soup, filled with wholesome good vegetables and flavor. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large onion, peeled and cubed 1 rutabaga, peeled and cubed 1-2 carrots, peeled and cubed 1-2 turnips, peeled and cubed 1 parsnip, peeled and cubed 1 leek, washed and sliced 3/4 cup barley 2 bay [...]


Beet, Parsnip and Apple Soup

Beet, Parsnip and Apple Soup

This is a delicious and colorful soup we enjoyed on a grey winter’s day. It would also make great soup shots for a party or as an appetizer. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 med. large beets, washed, peeled and chopped 2 large parsnips, washed, peeled and chopped 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped 1 [...]