Side Dishes

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

We just love Brussels sprouts and we were out at a nice restaurant recently and they had caramelized Brussels sprouts on the menu and we got really excited. We asked if they were cooked in butter (yes), and requested to have them cooked in olive oil instead. They said they couldn’t do it. We were bummed, but not for long. I decided to […]

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Corn Bread

Corn Bread

This is a super simple recipe for moist and delicious corn bread. This basic corn bread is very lightly sweetened and goes extremely well with savory dishes like Spicy Chipotle Chili, Hearty Lentil Soup, White Bean & Corn Chili, or Mardi Gras Gumbo. What’s your favorite dish with corn bread? Let us know in the comments section! 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup whole […]

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Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Root Vegetables

This is a great fall recipe and it’s incredibly simple. Grab a colorful variety of your favorite root vegetables: carrots, beets, potatoes, squash, parsnips, or whatever sounds good to you, chop them up into bite-size pieces, toss them with some oil and seasonings, and roast away! Packed with good carbs and vitamins, you can serve this as a side dish or a main […]

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pumpkin Seeds

 I found this recipe in Brendan Brazier’s book Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life and it has become a family favorite. It’s easy to prepare, delicious, and provides a ton of great nutrition: mainly complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, iron, and protein. These sweet potatoes along side a big salad of mixed greens makes for a well-balanced […]

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

If I had to pick just one regional food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be Mediterranean. I just love all of the naturally vegan options! Creamy hummus, fresh-baked pita, bitter olives, rich felafel, spicy lentils, and one of my favorites – tabbouleh. I love this light and refreshing tabbouleh all on its own with pita chips, but it’s […]

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