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Recipes » Side Dishes

Tempeh With Ginger Marinade

The secret to making a really good marinade is finding the right balance between sweet, savory, and acidic elements. In this dish, the brightness of the orange and the ginger work really well together, and adding the slightest bit of sweetener brings out their flavors even more.

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Mango Ceviche With Kale

Ceviche is a raw fish dish traditionally prepared in countries like Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and Chile. This plant-based ceviche is an easy and refreshing recipe that is great during warmer months. Even with very few ingredients, its flavor is exquisite!

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Baked Falafel

The fresh herbs in this baked falafel add a bright flavor and an ever so slight bitterness that goes really well with the warmer, slightly sweet cumin. Enjoy with your favorite whole wheat pita bread and tzatziki sauce.

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Buckwheat Bread

Buckwheat bread is a delicious, super healthy, gluten-free alternative to your traditional loaf. Despite its name, “buckwheat” isn’t actually in the wheat family.

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Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped potatoes might not be something that many people would associate with healthy plant-based eating, but there’s no reason why they can’t be. This rich and creamy dish is wholesome, but also the epitome of comfort food.

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Smoky Beans

This dish has a perfect combination of smoky ingredients that goes really well with the sweetness of the tomatoes and the carrots. The secret to achieving a rich texture is to puree half of the beans.

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Bourbon Mushrooms

Bourbon mushrooms are traditionally prepared with butter, cream, and beef broth and served with a side of steak. In this recipe, it's the mushrooms that absorb the unique flavors of the savory sauce, while also adding a chewy texture.

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Baked Tomatoes with Lentils

Compared to other dried beans, lentils cook quickly and easily. They work well in stuffings and loaves. I especially like them with tomatoes, onions, garlic, and oregano. To make a heartier stuffing, I like to use whole grain bread crumbs.

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Potato Rolls

Potato rolls have a softer, more moist texture than the traditional dinner rolls you might be used to, and they’re versatile enough to go with almost any meal you would normally eat with bread.

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Pigeon Pea Escabeche

These marinated pigeon peas, high in protein and fiber, are ideal for the holiday season. Enjoy with baked cassava, baked tortilla chips, or as a filling for a burrito or wrap. The flavors intensify in the refrigerator overnight.

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Carrot Fries

These crispy carrot fries are a super quick and easy side dish or snack. Seasoned to perfection, these fries are packed with beta carotene and are anything but boring.

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Sweet Potato Cornbread

Cornbread is the perfect accompaniment to chili and so many other comforting dishes. This version puts a new spin on an old favorite with the addition of sweet potato.

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Chorizo Hash

This healthy version of the traditional Mexican sausage makes a tasty side dish for your favorite brunch. It’s so fun to make, you can even get the kids involved. These can be prepared as patties or as a hash.

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Vegan “Crab” Cakes

Did somebody say vegan crab cakes? These plant-based patties are loaded with the flavor and texture of traditional crab cakes but are prepared with wholesome ingredients.

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Cauliflower Picadillo

This version of picadillo is our plant-based take on the traditional Latin American dish. This recipe is versatile and can be used to stuff tacos, tortillas, or serve with rice and beans.

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Yuca Arepas with Hogao (Tomato and Onion) Sauce

Arepa is a patty made traditionally in Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine with precooked corn flour that can be baked, grilled, or fried. These arepas are made with yuca root, also known as cassava. The outside is crispy and golden, while the middle stays slightly moist and soft. Hogao, a very important component of Colombian cuisine, is a savory sauce made with onions, tomatoes, garlic, and other spices that are sauteed until soft and fragrant.

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