Vegan Red Curry Coconut Butternut Squash Soup

Grocery List 2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 medium yellow onions, roughly chopped3 cloves garlic, very roughly chopped2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh ginger, from a 2-inch knob2-1/2 lb pre-cut butternut squash (or 4 cups frozen butternut squash) 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch cubes6 cups vegetable broth3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste1  can unsweetened coconut milk Juice of half a lime, plus more limes for serving1/4 teaspoon salt [...]

Creamy Swiss Chard and Cauliflower Soup

Grocery List 1 onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed4 medium carrots, chopped small1 cup celery, chopped3 cups frozen (or fresh) cauliflower florets6 cups vegetable broth3 cups chopped swiss chardsalt, to tastesalt, to taste How to make it In a large soup pot, saute the chopped onion in a few tablespoons of water or vegetable broth [...]

Texas Caviar

My new passion for Afro-Southern has led me to local author Bryant Terry and his book, Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed. There are lots of clever ideas and it’s nice to see a new twist on vegan food. Grocery List 2 whole sun-dried tomatoes, or scant ¼ cup diced sun-dried tomatoes2/3 cup dried black [...]

Crunchy Thai Broccoli Salad

Grocery List 1 medium head broccoli, VERY finely chopped into bite sized pieces (3-4 cups FINELY diced)2-3 cups packed shredded red cabbage1 cup shredded carrots1 red bell pepper, diced¼ cup diced green onions (mostly green part)1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantroFor the dressing:¼ cup natural creamy peanut butter2 1/2 tablespoons low sodium gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos1 tablespoon honey (or pure maple syrup)1 tablespoon rice vinegar1 tablespoon sesame oil (or [...]

Homemade Bounty Bars

Grocery List 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes3 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup, honey, or agave2 tbsp virgin coconut oil1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract1/8 tsp salt3 oz dark chocolate chips 1 tsp oil How to make it Process the first five ingredients in a food processor or blender. (While you can technically stir by hand instead, [...]