Vegan Slavic Green Bean Soup

This recipe is inspired by the Slovak soup, Polievka zo Zelenej Fazule. There are lots of regional differences in how green bean soup is prepared, but I took a little bit from one recipe, a little from another, and added some of my own liberties. We end up with a soup that is creamy, slightly…

Slavic Cabbage Soup

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandma. She could make delicious food out of very little. Everything was hearty. Everything used simple ingredients. Everything made you feel cared for and loved. Recipes lived in her head. She’d add a pinch of this or that. For her, cooking was visual, led by taste, and…

Vegan Slavic Sauerkraut Soup

Slavic folks love dried mushrooms, sauerkraut, potatoes, dill, and soups. This recipe took inspiration from Machanka, a meatless Slovak soup that’s popular during Catholic Lent season. It also took some inspiration from the general Slovak recipe canon. I tried to think back to my granny’s favorite things—pork products, potatoes, and the ability to make something…

Vegan Cabbage and Noodles

When I first wanted to start this blog, this was one of the first dishes that came to mind.  It makes me think of home.  Americans with Slovak roots are very familiar with Cabbage and Noodles.  It’s a blend of two Slovak dishes, Strapačky and Halušky.  Because bryndza, a sheep milk cheese popular in Slovakia, was…

Slow Cooker Seitan Goulash

It’s a drizzly day in Portland.  It felt like the perfect time to revisit this recipe, which was first published 6 months ago.  I’ve made some changes from the original, but I think it brings it up a notch.  Sautéing the onions and seitan together created a deeper flavor in the overall dish.  I chose…