Thursday, June 16, 2011

White bean plate

Fat-Free Vegan Kitchen's "New Orleans style white beans" with the infamous vegan blue ribbon corn bread recipe (with cheddar Daiya and scallions mixed in) and something I am calling "trail mix greens". I sauteed collards with garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper and a little orange juice, then tossed in some slivered almonds and dried cranberries and let it cook down a bit.


Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

I kind of love everything with white beans. On the side, pureed, with noodles, the main dish - so I know I'll have to try this one!

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Anonymous said... look great!

Anonymous said... look great!

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Below is a recipe from Vegan for the Holidays for your enjoyment. Feel free to share it with your subscribers and blog devotees.


Butternut is a delicious squash on its own, but interwoven with carrots, beets, fresh cranberries, and a little kitchen magic, it becomes an extraordinary fusion of rich flavors and flaming colors.

Yield: 8 servings

1 large butternut squash, (2 1/2 to 3 pounds), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
3 large carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
2 small beets, peeled and diced
3/4 cup fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup orange or tangerine juice
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup white miso
1 teaspoon orange or tangerine zest
1 green onion, diagonally sliced, or 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, for garnish

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Place the squash, carrots, beets, cranberries, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl and toss well to coat the vegetables. Transfer the vegetable mixture to a 17 1/2 x 12-1/2-inch rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine the orange juice, maple syrup, miso, and orange zest in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Remove the vegetables from the oven and pour the orange juice mixture over them. Bake another 15 to 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Spoon the vegetables into a serving bowl or platter and garnish with the green onion slices if desired.

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