Slow Cooker Kidney Beans and Coconut Brown Rice

Working out requires the proper fuel.  There are certain foods that I always crave when I start to amp up the mileage–Madras potatoes, beans and rice, and sweet potatoes.  After a tough workout, there’s nothing like filling up on delicious carbohydrates.  And I find, if it’s a complex carbohydrate, I am much less likely to…

Garlicky Potato-Zucchini Pancakes

This recipe is inspired by Slovakian zemiakov√© placky. It preserves some traditional elements (potatoes, garlic, etc), but does take some departures (vegan sour cream, etc). I also prepare them by baking them, instead of frying them. The flavor is still there. All in all, they are easy to make, smell amazing baking in the oven,…

Cuban Black Beans

I love beans and rice. Maybe you do too? These budget-friendly black beans are easy and flavorful. Enjoy these delicious black beans over rice as a meal, or as a side to an entree, like Slow Cooker Vegan Ropa Vieja. Top it with vegan sour cream, top it with cilantro, top it with the sauce…

Vegan Grits and Greens Casserole

I first published this recipe almost a year ago, but there’s always been some elements about it that I felt weren’t quite right.  Today, I revisited it, and improved it a lot.  Blended silken tofu helps create creamy grits that are out of this world.  All-in-all, this recipe is much better than the original, and…

White Beans & Sauerkraut

This side is chockfull of flavor.   I can think of a number of applications for it–filling for pierogi, over a bed of mashed or fried potatoes to create a complete meal, or maybe even with some buttered broad noodles?  Take your pick.  It’s probiotics, prebiotics and legumes.  You can’t go wrong. White Beans &…