What’s best about roasted dishes they need little embellishment. A few vegetables, a little olive oil, and subtle seasonings are all it takes to make a dish with an automatic wow factor. That’s definitely true for this medley of vegan sausage with fennel and polenta.
Fennel, a classic fall vegetable, harmonizes beautifully with the plant-based sausage and polenta (the kind that comes in tubes) in a roasted preparation that comes together easily and quickly.
This composed vegetable platter is inspired by a classic Indonesian dish. Translated literally as “mix-mix,” that’s just what Gado-gado is — a mélange of raw and cooked vegetables, arranged on a platter and served with a rich peanut-coconut dressing.
Characteristic ingredients, which change according to season and preference, can include cooked potatoes and green beans; sprouts and/or green cabbage; carrots; tomatoes; and cauliflower is always welcome (or broccoli, though it’s less typical).
Dark and tasty, black beans have sometimes been referred to as “turtle beans.” They’re especially popular in Cuban, South American, and Mexican cuisines. Here’s a selection of tasty and versatile vegan black bean recipes that are great for everyday and special occasion meals.
The flavor of black beans lends itself to many complementary enhancements and is strong enough to hold up under the boldest of seasonings. Compatible herbs include thyme, parsley, oregano, onions, garlic, and shallots added in quantities to your heart’s content. Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil all are wonderful enhancements as well.
Inspired by an Indian/Pakistani dish called Tehri, this brown rice and sweet potato pilaf is embellished with green peas and flavored with lots of ginger and cilantro.
In its original form, Tehri (here’s an all-veg recipe), white rice basmati rice is combined with white potatoes (there may also be a similar rice and potato pilaf and Thai cuisine). Though it sounds rather redundant, the seasonings and embellishments make it delectable in any case, a true comfort food.