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 [...]

Mushroom Stroganoff

Grocery List 2 tbsp vegetable oil , divided1 large onion, sliced2 1/2 cup mushrooms , sliced3 tbsp butter2 tbsp flour 2 cups / 500 ml beef broth or mushroom stock (or whatever stock you have on hand)1 tbsp Dijon mustard150 ml / 2/3 cup sour cream / yogurtSalt and pepper How to make it Turn heat to medium high. Add butter, melt. Then add onions, cook for 1 minute, [...]

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 [...]

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Oat Bars

Original recipe is here; but I made a few changes to make it my own. Grocery List 1 cup packed pitted dates1/4 cup honey1/4 cup creamy salted natural peanut butter1 cup roasted unsalted almonds (loosely chopped)1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup chocolate chips How to make them Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (about 1 minute). It should form into a ballPlace oats, [...]