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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 risotto looks! As I’ve mentioned in other vegan risotto recipes, making risotto takes time and vigilance. It’s not the type […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Stroganoff with Mushrooms and Seitan

About a decade ago, I came across a recipe for vegan stroganoff with tahini. Despite having no vegan sour cream in it, the sauce was great. Time passed, and I haven’t been able to locate it. And honestly, at this point, all I can recall is that it had tahini and cornstarch in it! Inspired, […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi

As the holidays approach, I find that I want to do nothing but eat comfort food. To me, that’s vegan cabbage rolls, mounds of mashed potatoes, sauerkraut soups, cabbage and noodles, beet soup and yes, lots and lots of vegan pierogi. So, I couldn’t resist putting together this vegan potato and onion pierogi recipe! While […]

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Soups

Vegan Sauerkraut, White Bean and Barley Soup

Cabbage soup is very common in Slavic cuisine. The “cabbage” in cabbage soup can refer to fresh cabbage or sauerkraut. And Russians, Poles, Slovaks and Ukrainians eat it a lot. Inspired by preparations of the Polish soup, kapuśniak, this vegan sauerkraut bean and barley soup recipe shares many of the common ingredients, but does detour […]

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Smoky Red Bean Soup

This vegan smoky red bean soup recipe is inspired by preparations of Slovak Fazul’ová Polievka (or “bean soup”). There are many versions using different varieties of beans (like white beans, cranberry beans, red beans), meats (smoked bacon, sausage, etc), and add-ins (sour cream, vinegar, etc). However, most preparations involve potatoes, carrots, and paprika in some […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Beet Potato Salad with Sauerkraut

Inspired by vinegret, a popular Russian and Ukranian salad, this recipe for cold vegan beet potato salad with sauerkraut is very similar to traditional preparations. Commonly, there are beets, potatoes, carrots, onions, and then, sauerkraut and/or diced pickles. Often, it is dressed in additional brine from the sauerkraut or pickles, and sunflower oil. Positively delicious. […]

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

In the summer, my cousins and I would play outside all day. Periodically, we’d sneak into the refrigerator in the garage and eat icebox dill pickles. It’s one of my fondest childhood memories. And I still love dill pickles. For years, I wasted my money buying them at the store. But these days, I like […]

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Entrees Lunch & Dinner

Vegan Sauerkraut Goulash

Segedinský Guláš is a pork and sauerkraut stew that’s popular in Central Europe, especially in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Inspired by this dish, this vegan sauerkraut goulash recipe is savory, creamy and sour in all the right ways. Vegan goulash with sauerkraut and seitan seasoned with paprika? Yes please! I love how the […]

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Vegan Cheesy Potato and Bacon Pierogi

This homemade vegan cheesy potato and bacon pierogi recipe is rich in flavor. Hello tempeh bacon! They have no prepackaged vegan cheese products and are totally nut free. All it takes is some basic plant based staple pantry items to put these together. Similar to the Vegan Mushroom Sauerkraut Pierogi recipe, we’ll walk through the […]

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Vegan Pierogi Dough

While many recipes for pierogi dough have eggs or sour cream in them, it isn’t necessary to enjoy pierogi. This easy vegan pierogi dough recipe has no eggs and no sour cream. It does the trick with basic pantry staples. Once you finish following the directions of this recipe, you’ll be ready to add vegan […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Radish Salad with Fresh Dill and Scallions

Inspired by Slavic flavors, this vegan red radish salad recipe has a pleasing, bright flavor with fresh dill, scallions and distilled white vinegar. It offers a nice counterbalance to rich foods. I feel like it would go very well with Vegan Potato and Onion Pierogi or with a large, holiday spread. It’s always nice to […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Vegan Cabbage Rolls with Sauerkraut Tomato Sauce

Inspired by Slovak stuffed cabbage (also known as holubky or halupki), this recipe for slow cooker vegan cabbage rolls with sauerkraut, tomato sauce, brown rice and tempeh bacon is packed with savory, sour delicious flavors. It’s so delicious! So, what goes with this vegan cabbage rolls recipe? Mashed potatoes. A big, huge mound of mashed […]

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Gluten Free Salads Sides

Carrot and Beet Salad with Fresh Dill and Roasted Pistachios

I’ve made this vegan carrot and beet salad recipe a few times for guests. Every time, someone asks, “Is this on your blog?” And I say, “No, I keep leaving it out, because how many beet salads can one blog have?” And then, they tell me that it’s really good, and it should be on […]

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Soups

Vegan Green Bean Soup

This recipe is inspired by the Slovak soup, Polievka zo Zelenej Fazule. There are many regional differences in how green bean soup is prepared, so I took a little bit from one recipe, a little from another, and then, took some liberties. We end up with a vegan green bean soup recipe that is creamy, […]

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Gluten Free Soups

Vegan Slavic Sauerkraut Soup

Inspired by Slavic flavors, this is a tasty vegan sauerkraut soup recipe with dried mushrooms, sauerkraut, potatoes, and dill. While putting it together, I had thoughts of machanka, a meatless Slovak soup that’s popular during Catholic Lent season. And I also thought about my grandmother’s favorite ingredients–pork products and potatoes. In the end, it’s a […]

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Entrees Gluten Free Lunch & Dinner

Slow Cooker Tempeh Sauerkraut Stew

This vegan slow cooker tempeh sauerkraut stew recipe is simple and tasty. One of my favorite parts is the way the tempeh and sauerkraut smells, as it simmers. It’s smoky goodness! And there’s really nothing like kraut and potatoes, so serving it over a pile of mashed potatoes is highly recommended. Growing up, I ate […]

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Garlicky Potato-Zucchini Pancakes

This vegan potato and zucchini pancake recipe is inspired by Slovak zemiakové 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. All in all, they are easy to make, smell amazing baking in the oven, […]

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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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Vegan Mushroom Sauerkraut Pierogi

Because it’s been a few years since this vegan mushroom sauerkraut pierogi recipe went out, it felt like a good time to revisit it.  And basically, I did very little to the actual vegan pierogi recipe, but included a few tips to make it easier to make. With almost 3-4 hours of prep time, it’s […]

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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 […]