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Category: Warm Side Dishes

  • Roasted Fennel and Beets

    Roasted Fennel and Beets

    Whether you enjoy this as a warm side dish or as a cold salad, this is a flavorful, easy vegan roasted fennel and beets recipe with sherry vinegar, orange juice and zest, walnuts and dried cranberries. It’s great for the fall, winter, holidays and more. This recipe makes ~4 servings. A few things… Discover more […]

  • Savory Vegan Bread Pudding with Leeks and Rainbow Chard

    Is savory bread pudding a side dish or a main course? Is it a casserole for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Basically, it is all of these things. I’ve eaten this savory vegan bread pudding recipe for breakfast and enjoyed it with a salad for dinner. It would make a great addition to a holiday spread […]

  • Asparagus Potato Salad with Fresh Dill and Horseradish

    This easy recipe for vegan asparagus potato salad with fresh dill was an excuse to use horseradish. I love sneaking it into soup or a veggie burger recipe. And as I considered what to make for April, I thought, “Let’s make potato salad with horseradish!” Horseradish and fresh dill taste awesome with potatoes and asparagus. […]

  • Beet Risotto

    This vegan beet risotto recipe is a delightful blend of elements of Slavic borscht and Italian risotto. It’s flavorful and delicious. And while beauty is never a high priority, I cannot deny how lovely magenta vegan beetroot risotto looks! As I’ve mentioned in other vegan risotto recipes, making risotto takes time and vigilance. It’s not […]

  • Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

    My favorite part of a big breakfast is the potatoes. And this recipe for vegan roasted breakfast potatoes with rosemary does not disappoint. These beauties are roasted, spiced, salted and delicious, and make enough for 4-6 servings. Two things… ・This recipe was tested with Russet potatoes and then, with Yukon gold potatoes. Either worked well. […]

  • Farro Salad with Roasted Root Vegetables

    UVK has no shortage of excellent farro salad recipes, but this recipe for vegan farro salad with roasted root vegetables is one of the best! Loaded with chewy farro and roasted carrots, parsnips and beets, this farro salad is delicious warm or cold, and packs a flavorful punch with its orange balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing […]

  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole

    Many vegan green bean casserole recipes use cashews or coconut milk. UVK brings you this gluten free vegan green bean casserole recipe made with white beans! It’s completely free of nuts and coconut milk. While it might seem daunting to make vegan green bean casserole from scratch, it couldn’t be easier. The longest part of […]

  • Smashed Potatoes with Scallions and Cilantro

    Smashed potatoes are steamed whole potatoes that you smash with the back of a large spoon and then, stir in some delicious seasonings, herbs, etc. They’re rustic and easy. And this quick recipe for vegan smashed potatoes recipe with scallions and cilantro is so tasty! This smashed potatoes recipe uses Yukon Gold potatoes, but I […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

    This is a simple, slow cooker vegan or vegetarian baked beans recipe. As they slow simmer in the crock pot, the smell is positively heavenly–punctuated by maple syrup, smoked paprika, liquid smoke, and savory notes of onions and garlic. They are hard to resist. Native Americans first made the dish using beans, animal fat, and […]

  • Vegan Paella with Artichokes and Green Olives

    Paella is a rice dish that originated in Valencia, Spain. Saffron, a spice derived from crocus flowers, is one of the main seasonings. In addition to making the rice yellow, it has a distinct flavor that’s a bit like honey. It’s very expensive, but it doesn’t take much of it to flavor a dish. And […]

  • Roasted Beets

    Making roasted beets in the oven is easy and delicious. This recipe makes 4 cups, and lasts in the fridge for ~4 days. These roasted beets taste great ice cold or warm. They taste awesome in salads or just eating them solo. Some roasted beets recipes instruct you to use whole beets. Chopping them up […]

  • Slow Cooker Vegan Coconut Collard Greens

    Sometimes, I sit around thinking about the Coconut Stewed Greens off the menu at Papa G’s, a vegan cafe in Portland, Oregon. Those tasty coconut vegan collard greens were soft, flavorful and totally delicious. Since moving away from Portland, I can’t help but miss them. After hours of simmering in the crock pot, this vegan […]

  • Vegan Italian Herb Risotto

    This is a delicious recipe for vegan herb risotto with fresh basil, oregano, parsley and nutritional yeast. It’s easy and uses simple ingredients, but it isn’t super quick. It takes time to stir, ladle, and stir some more. But, it’s worth it to end up with a super creamy, savory vegan herby risotto! When it […]

  • Air Fryer Za’atar Chickpeas

    Chickpeas taste awesome marinated in za’atar seasoning. In fact, this air fryer recipe for za’atar chickpeas taste delicious without cooking them! But roast them, and they have a second life, as a crispy, tasty treat. They work well as a snack, on salads, with pitas and more. You don’t want to miss out on these […]

  • Vegan Funeral Potatoes

    Church potlucks. Family gatherings. The perfect cheesy potatoes to bring over to a neighbor going through something. That’s right, I’m talking about funeral potatoes (or in this case, vegan funeral potatoes!). And this vegan funeral potatoes recipe has it all–cornflakes, a homemade vegan cheesy sauce, and hash brown potatoes. It’s hearty, savory, and delicious. It […]

  • Vegan Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries, Apples and Walnuts

    This vegan wild rice stuffing recipe is very easy to make, super savory, and the perfect side for Thanksgiving, the holidays, colder months of the year, or any time you’re in the mood for stuffing (which for me, is always!). I’m one of those people that saves bread heels in the freezer, because you never […]

  • Easy Tempeh Bacon

    So many homemade vegan tempeh bacon recipes require liquid smoke. Not this one! Does the tempeh bacon marinade suffer without liquid smoke? My empty plate would suggest it does not. This easy tempeh bacon recipe is very, very tasty! And there are so many delicious ways to eat tempeh bacon. Use it in a homemade […]

  • Vegan Chili Mac and Cheese

    This vegan chili mac and cheese recipe has a delicious butternut squash and cashew cheese sauce that’s loaded with nutritional yeast, and a spicy, and smoky black bean chili with chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Add the cooked macaroni, and it’s the perfect hearty vegan meal for any time of year! On top of it’s […]

  • Asian Orzo Pasta Salad

    Inspired by Asian flavors, this recipe for vegan orzo pasta salad with sesame ginger dressing tastes great warm or cold. After having time to sit overnight in the fridge, I thought it tasted even better. It uses few ingredients. It works well for a cookout, picnic, road trip cooler, camping trip, simple meal, or lunch. […]

  • Fennel Risotto with Orange Zest

    Risotto is one of my all-time favorite meals. This recipe for vegan fennel risotto with orange zest requires few ingredients, and is quite satisfying. While I have given tips about making a risotto in the past, there are only a few principles you need to adhere to to have success. Use Italian short-grain rice, like […]

  • Sicilian Eggplant Crostini

    Fancy appetizer, delicious snack, light lunch, hearty side. However you look at it, this vegan eggplant crostini recipe is where it’s at! Some crushed red pepper, green olives, eggplant and fresh tomato… it’s really something. A few bites, and it’s on to the next one. This vegan crostini tastes amazing straight out of the oven […]

  • Vegan Tater Tot Casserole with Broccoli and Mushrooms

    When I was a kid, the church potluck was where it was at! So many delicious hot dishes made with love, and ready to share with one another. And while there were many options to choose from, I always gravitated towards the casseroles. Tater tot casserole! Broccoli cheese rice casserole! Green bean and mushroom casserole! […]

  • Vegan Spinach Mushroom Wild Rice Casserole

    This vegan spinach mushroom wild rice casserole recipe is creamy, savory, and delicious. It works well as a main dish (plenty hearty!) or as a side dish. It’s a vegan wild rice casserole that’s fancy enough for the holidays, like Thanksgiving, but doesn’t have to be a holiday dish. It’s gluten free, has no nutritional […]

  • Braised Red Cabbage and Carrots

    This easy vegan braised red cabbage and carrots recipe makes a terrific side dish. I love how the red onions, granny smith apples, onion and apple cider vinegar contribute to the overall flavor. It’s savory, sweet, sour and totally delicious! Making vegan braised red cabbage takes some time (about an hour), but it is easy […]