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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 […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Carrot Fennel Soup

This vegan carrot fennel soup recipe is spicy in a warming way, bright from the lemon juice, savory from the fennel bulb, and a bit sweet from the carrots. All in all, it uses few ingredients, cooks up fast, and is very easy to make. And best of all, it tastes absolutely delicious! Ras el […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Cabbage and Noodles

This vegan cabbage and noodles recipe is simple and delicious! It’s one of my favorite comfort meals. And it doesn’t take much to pull off. If you’re an American with Slavic roots, you may be familiar with cabbage and noodles. In our household, it consisted of butter, onions, cabbage, broad noodles, salt and lots of […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Shiitake Mushroom Soup

Whenever I feel the slightest bit of illness coming on, this is my go-to vegan shiitake mushroom soup recipe. Considered a medicinal mushroom, shiitakes boost immunity, are a powerful antioxidant, and offer a fair amount of vitamin B and D.   There is nothing like a spicy bowl of shiitake mushroom soup to clear your sinuses! […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Puff Pastry Turnovers with Swiss Chard, Potatoes and Chickpeas

Blitva is a traditional Croatian side dish that stars Swiss chard, potatoes and a lot of garlic. Inspired by this side dish, I created a vegan turnover recipe that included all three ingredients, and then, added buttery, delicious vegan puff pastry and hearty chickpeas. The result is a savory, delicious pastry that makes a great […]

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Salads Sides

Kale Fattoush Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Back in 2003, I was flipping through an issue of Vegetarian Times. I came across a recipe for fattoush salad that sounded delicious. The chewy and crisp toasted pita, the crunch of fresh cucumbers, and the lip puckering goodness of lemon and sumac, it was everything a salad should be.  Light, refreshing and yet, hearty […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Cream of Kohlrabi Soup

Popular in Vietnam, beloved by German-speaking nations, and a regular staple in Slavic cuisine, kolhrabi is a delicious turnip-esque vegetable that tastes a bit like broccoli. Kohlrabi doesn’t show up often in the standard American diet, but it certainly is delicious. Dried marjoram, garlic and lemon juice bring out the best in it in this […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Celeriac Salad with Apples

This easy vegan celeriac, apple and hazelnut salad recipe is crunchy and refreshing. It tastes awesome as a side to any meal. Before being peeled, celeriac, also known as celery root, may not be much of a looker. But once peeled, it’s crisp texture and subtle celery flavor are ready for action. Celeriac Salad with […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner Sides Warm Side Dishes

White Beans and Sauerkraut

This vegan white beans and sauerkraut recipe is absolutely delicious. It’s a simple sauerkraut side dish, but it also can work as a main dish. To make it an entree, serve it over fried potatoes or mashed potatoes. Top it with some vegan sour cream to make it next level. This braised sauerkraut with beans […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Golden Beet Soup

Slavic people love borscht, and thus, there’s so many ways to make it. Taking inspiration from the classic soup, this is one tasty, easy vegan golden beet soup recipe with fresh dill, leeks and potatoes. Why golden beets instead of red beets? Because golden beets are little less sweet than red beets. They’re mellower. And […]