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Mashed Rutabaga and Pear

Mashed Rutabaga and Pear

It’s funny how our tastes change as we grow older, and it’s worthwhile to give vegetables that we didn’t like as a kid a new chance. Preparing some vegetables with fruit also helps to create tasty dishes of vegetables that people don’t usually like. This rutabaga pear mash is delicious. We have really enjoyed it […]


Brussels Sprouts and Quince Gratin

Brussels Sprouts and Quince Gratin

We were gifted a generous amount of fresh quince so we have been enjoying many lovely recipes using this great fruit. This is a really delicious recipe that we adapted to be vegan. It is a nice side dish, or makes a good hearty lunch with a mixed salad. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb(450 […]


Celery Root Panna Cotta with Wild Mushrooms and Parsley Sauce

Celery Root Panna Cotta, with Wild Mushrooms and Parsley Sauce

This is a lovely appetizer, brunch or side dish recipe. It would be especially nice as a first course at a holiday meal. Ingredients: 10 ounces celery root, peeled and cubed 3 tablespoons vegan margarine pinch of salt and white pepper pinch nutmeg 1½ cups soy yogurt 1 package agar agar powder (ca. 1 tablespoon, 10 […]


Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

This is a delicious salad. We enjoyed the salad as a main lunch meal for two. It would also make a great salad for four or even a side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup brown lentils 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small cubes 1 small onion, cut in small cubes 1 […]


White Asparagus with Cashew Sauce

White Asparagus with Cashew Sauce

This is an elegant side dish for a holiday meal or brunch. The cashew sauce is mild so it does not overpower the delicate flavor of the white asparagus. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 lbs. white asparagus pinch salt pinch sugar 1 cup roasted salted cashew pieces 1 cup water 1/2 cup white wine pinch […]


Mashed Rutabaga with Ginger Roasted Pears

Mashed Rutabaga and Roasted Pears

This is really delicious and would be a perfect side dish for any holiday meal. It’s sweet enough that even kids would love it. Ingredients: 4 lbs. rutabaga, peeled and cut into pieces 3-4 ripe pears, peeled and cut into pieces 1 2″ knob ginger, peeled and minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 cup soy cream […]


Roasted Fall Veggies with Apple Cider Sauce

Baking dish with fall vegetables

This is a delicious side dish or a great main meal for vegans. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the vegetables: 3 lbs. fall root vegetables as: potatoes, golden beets, red beets, rutabaga, turnips and carrots 4-5 cloves garlic, skins on but end trimmed away 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered, then sliced into eighths […]


Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pears and Red Onions and Balsamic Vinegar Sauce

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This is a delicious side dish that would grace any holiday table or is wonderful any time of the year. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 ripe pears, peeled and cut into bite sized pieces 3 large red onions, peeled and cut in eighths 3 tablespoons olive oil salt […]


Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

This is a very nice main meal that we enjoyed. It could also be used as a side dish for a dinner. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup barley 2 cups vegetable bouillon 1&1/2 lb. winter squash (butternut, Hokkaido etc.), seeded, peeled and shredded 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil 1 […]


Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

This colorful side dish really tastes great. It is a very nice way to serve winter vegetables. Servings: 4-6 (or 2 as a main meal) Ingredients: 4 medium large parsnips 2 splashes lemon juice 3 apples 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped 4 tablespoons vegan margarine 2 tablespoons brown sugar pinch taco […]


Stir-Fried Eggplant and Pear

Stir-Fried Eggplant and Pear

This sweet and spicy side dish tastes great on couscous with some falafel balls on the side. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 1 eggplant, cubed 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon taco seasonings 1 teaspoon cumin 2 conference pears, peeled and cubed 1 organic lime or lemon,  zest […]


Roasted Grape Filled Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Grape Filled Sweet Potatoes

What a delicious side dish this is!  It would grace any holiday table and in fact in might become the star of the meal. Servings: 4-8 Ingredients: 4 medium sweet potatoes 2 cups seedless  grapes 2-3 tablespoons maple or agave syrup for the vegan cheese sauce: 8 ounces plain soy yogurt 2 tablespoons cashew butter […]


Red Cabbage Stamppot

Red Cabbage Stamppot

A stamppot (mash pot) like this is a traditional Dutch fall and winter dish. It makes a very useful and tasty side dish for many main meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 pounds potatoes 1 medium small red  cabbage 1 small red onion 2 apples 2 tablespoons oil 2 bay leaves dash cinnamon […]


Caramelized Salsify

Caramelized Salsify

We have grown black salsify for the first time this year, and found how delicious this forgotten vegetable is. It has a very mild flavor, rather like a mild asparagus. This is an easy dish to prepare and quite tasty. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 12-16 black salsify roots, (3-4 per person) 2 tablespoons vegan margarine […]


Asparagus with Walnut Sauce

Asparagus with Walnut Sauce

What a tasty combination this is: asparagus with walnuts. This makes a very elegant side dish. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. green asparagus 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped 1/2 cup soy cream Splash of soy sauce or Tamari 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil or walnut oil salt and white pepper Directions: Cut the woody ends […]


Baked Parsnips with Madeira

Baked Parsnips with Madeira

This is an elegant sort of gratin. It is very tasty and would make a nice holiday side dish. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 lb. parsnips, peeled and cut into chunks 2 fl.oz. Madeira or Dry Sherry 4fl.oz. soy cream 2 ounces vegan margarine or olive oil salt and ‘white’ black pepper 2o oz walnuts, […]


Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pears

Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pears

This side dish would be a tasty addition to any meal. The mixture of flavors and textures is very nice. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. Brussels sprouts 1-2 pears, peeled and cut 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped 2 tablespoons walnut oil 1 tablespoon fine olive oil 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon sherry […]


Fresh Green Beans and Pears

Fresh Green Beans and Pears

This can be served as warm salad or lovely side dish. It would make a nice side dish for any holiday. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/2 lb. fresh green beans 1/2 lb. ripe pears 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar salt and pepper Directions: Clean and trim the beans and slice thinly. Par […]


Potato, Apple and Onion Gratin

Potato, Apple and Onion Gratin

We really enjoyed this as part of our main meal today. The mixture of apples, potatoes and onions is really lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 6-8 med large red skinned potatoes 4 large apples of choice (best is somewhat tart and baking) 3 large red onions 3 tablespoons oil or vegan margarine 2 tablespoons thyme […]


Roasted Cauliflower with Red Lentil Marinade

Roasted Cauliflower with Red Lentil Marinade

This is a delicious side dish that we enjoyed with tempeh and apple chutney. It made a nice fall meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, cut in florets 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup sunflower seeds or pine nuts, toasted 1 – 1 & 1/2 cups red lentils 2-3 cups […]


Carrots with Cassis Mustard and Red Onions

Carrots with Cassis Mustard and Red Onions

Not only is this side dish very colorful, it tastes wonderful. We are very happy to have blackcurrant bushes in our garden and used them to make our own cassis mustard. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegan margarine 2 cups red onion, cut in rings 3 cups carrot, julienne-cut 2 tablespoons cassis mustard 1 […]


Broccoli Gratin with Apples and Onions

Broccoli Gratin with Apples and Onions

This casserole is really a winner. Apples and onions are great together, with the broccoli and the vegan Hollandaise sauce, this casserole comes together to be a really nice side dish. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large broccoli, cut in florets (3-4 cups) 2 apples, cleaned, cored and sliced 2 large onions, sliced in rings […]


Curried Green Bean Salad

Curried Green Bean Salad

We enjoyed his salad tonight as a side dish. It was served a room temperature. It wold also be nice as an appetizer. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound, young green beans 1 medium onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon oil 1 tomato, de-seeded and sliced 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon ginger […]


Sauteed Spinach with Apples and Onions

Sauteed Spinach with Apples and Onions

This intriguing combination makes a delicious side dish for an everyday meal or even for a holiday meal. We really enjoyed this and will be having it more often while apples are in season. Ingredients: 1/4 cup white wine or white balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons maple or […]