Thursday, March 20, 2008

Vegan Soul Food: Good for Your Soul and Your Planet

For those of you extending your celebration of Meat Out Day through the weekend, check out these soulful vegan recipes. From my personal experience, the easiest and best tasting soul foods to convert to vegan are as follows:

  • Greens - saute with onions and herbs in olive oil, cook in vegetable broth, add hot peppers, a splash of vinegar of choice
  • Cabbage - throw some onions, carrots and garlic in the pot, add red pepper flakes
  • BBQ Tofu - Grill in a non-Teflon based grill pan, season with your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Cornbread - Use egg replacement powder, soy or rice milk, and olive oil
  • Sweet Potato Casserole - Replace sugar and milk with maple syrup and almond milk
  • Rice and Beans - Use lots of onions, celery and peppers, use smoky chipotle peppers
  • Spaghetti - Use black or kidney beans or Boca ground meat replacement, add some onions, green pepper, lots of garlic and your favorite tomato sauce

Bon Appetit!

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