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Preparation: 15 minutes | cooking 40 minutes | Serves 4
3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small head cauliflower, chopped
5 cups vegetable broth (I changed it from low-sodium chicken broth)
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
kosher salt and black pepper
Cook the garlic in the oil in a large pot over medium heat, stirring, until golden, 2 to 3 minutes; remove and reserve the garlic. To the pot, add the cauliflower, vegetable broth, thyme, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Simmer until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Top with the garlic, a drizzle of olive oil, and additional thyme before serving.
This lovely recipe is from Real Simple >>>
Rising Moon Organics Butternut Squash Ravioli is certified vegan and delicious. I like to saute some vegetables like mushrooms, onions, garlic in olive oil and toss in the ravioli after it is cooked. It really makes a nice meal.by
Are you thinking about ham for the holidays?
For God’s sake don’t do it! There’s so much good food out there that has nothing to do with animal pain and suffering.by
Serves 4| Hands-On Time: 15m| Total Time: 15m
4 scallions, chopped
3 cucumbers, sliced
2 zucchini, sliced
3/4 cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for serving
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup plain yogurt (not Greek), plus more for serving
kosher salt and black pepper
By Lindsay Hunt, July, 2014 via realsimple.com –>
Or make your own vegan yogurt. I found good instructions on this website and the author claims it is easy, although I have never tried it myself. Make your own vegan yogurt –>by
I found a number of what look to be very tasty vegan salad dressings on FOX News, no less. What they were doing on there, I don’t know. Here’s the vegan Caesar Dressing:
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
• 1/2 cup raw cashews
• 1/2 cup sesame seeds
• Juice of 1 large lemon
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1/3 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/4 teaspoon pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon paprika
• 1/3 cup organic vegetable broth or water
Puree all in a blender or food processor; pulse until smooth. Adjust ingredients as necessary for desired taste and texture.
These gardein meat-free, meat products are so good. Just had a couple of their beefless sliders. I am starting to use the beefless tips in all sorts of dishes. And I just got a few suggestions/recipes on their website. – http://gardein.com
My brand new Mejier store in South Haven, Michigan has a large selection of gardein, garden grown protein so I have a whole new vegan resource to indulge in.by
If you are looking for something different for your vegan Thanksgiving main entree instead of Tofurkey, which I love, look for this from Field Roast –
Made exclusively for the holidays – a rich, hazelnut-infused vegetarian grain meat stuffed with Field Roast sausages, crystallized ginger, cranberries and apples – wrapped in a savory puff pastry. From family feasts to a festive dinner for two, our Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute is the centerpiece to any holiday meal.by