Visiting friends and family who are not plant-strong can be very tricky and requires a delicate balance of grace and diplomacy. You want to do your best to stick to the plant-strong plan, but you don’t want to offend your hosts.
Cassoulet is a French comfort food —a rich, slow-cooked white bean stew originating from the south of France. I first came across cassoulet at the grocery store in St. Maarten (it was sitting among the canned beans), but it wasn’t until I was actually in France that I came to appreciate the cultural significance of this dish. Each region has its own variation that reflects local specialties and in that tradition, I’ve created a vegan version. Bon Appétit!
Enfrijoladas are similar to Sonoran enchiladas, but they’re smothered with a bean sauce instead of a chili sauce, hence the translation “in bean sauce.” They are so filling, you may be hard-pressed to finish one!
A classic vegan slow cooker stew filled with delicious root vegetables such as yams, potatoes, turnips and carrots is just what you need on those cold, snowy days! This recipe makes great leftovers for a healthy lunch and is perfect for serving at a winter potluck.
Chris Voigt is the executive director of the Washington State Potato Commission. In an effort to educate the public about the nutritional value of potatoes, he ate 20 potatoes a day, for 60 days straight. That’s right, his diet consisted of only potatoes and nothing else. No toppings, no chili, no sour cream, no cheese, no gravy – just potatoes and maybe some seasonings or herbs and a little oil for some of the cooking.