Vegan Soul Food Sunday / Juneteenth Menu Ideas

I am not a person of color, but I have spent most of my adult life living in Southern states and “soul food” dishes are some of my favorite comfort foods. Comfort foods can be healthy (which is what this website is all about)! “Soul Food Sunday” is a common theme in my kitchen. Collard […]

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Plant-Based / Vegan Purim Menu

Challah Kreplach Tzimmes Carrot and beet salad Green beans Hamantaschen

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Spring Equinox Menu Ideas (Vegan and Oil Free)

Spinach dip with crudite Spinach salad with seeds, nuts, and fruit Tofu “egg” salad Deviled tomatoes Dandelion lima bean soup Cream of asparagus soup Fresh pea soup Spring vegetable soup Roasted asparagus Date syrup-glazed carrots Roasted or braised radishes Phyllo-wrapped asparagus Frittata/Quiche Pesto pasta Paella Seeded sourdough bread Hot cross buns Ginger carrot cake Lemon poppy […]

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Game Day Menu Ideas (Vegan and Oil Free)

Your game day party doesn’t have to include bacon to be successful! Here are a few crowd pleasing ideas. Try serving dips with veggies, pretzel chips, and homemade baked potato chips, instead of greasy bagged chips. The Best Guacamole Beer cheese dip (Serve in a football-shaped bread bowl for extra credit!) Spinach artichoke dip (Serve in a football-shaped […]

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Imbolc / Candlemas Menu Ideas

Irish soda bread Bannocks Biscuits or scones Muffins Seeded breads Yogurt Jalapeno poppers Potato leek soup Stew Colcannon Shepherd’s pie Pot pie Quiche Macaroni and cheese Sweet potatoes Carrot cake Lemon poppy seed cake Rice pudding Honey cakes Chocolate mousse

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Samhuinn (Samhain) Menu Ideas (Vegan and Oil Free)

Colcannon Stewed pumpkin Pumpkin soup Butternut squash soup Irish soda bread Green salad with dried cranberries, walnuts, tangerines, and poppy seed dressing Pumpkin cider bread Stuffed mushrooms Glazed carrots Barmbrack Baked apples Pumpkin mousse or pie Pumpkin cheescake Caramel apples Apple or pear crisp Hot mulled cider

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Autumnal Equinox/Mabon Menu Ideas (Vegan and Oil Free)

Cranberry walnut sourdough bread Beer bread Apple butter Stuffed grape leaves Beefless stew Corn chowder Pumpkin or butternut squash soup Pumpkin quinoa chili Roasted acorn or butternut squash Corn casserole Harvest rice Wild rice pilaf Roasted potatoes Pepper poppers Apple pie or crisp Cranberry walnut pumpkin bread Pumpkin bread pudding Hot cider

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Lughnasadh / Lammas Menu Ideas – Vegan and Oil Free

Here are some of my favorite Lughnasadh / Lammas recipes: Apples (apple spice cake, apple fritter muffins, butternut squash and apple soup, applesauce cake, sweet potatoes with apples and walnuts) Barley soup Beans (British style beans, black bean soup, chana masala, Hoppin’ John, hummus) Chili Breads (sourdough, cornbread, zucchini bread, etc.) Brown rice with pine nuts Creamy […]

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Summer Solstice / Litha Menu Ideas

grilled vegetables grilled fruit summer squash fruit salad lemon cookies or scones cobbler or pie berries orange, fennel, and spinach salad herbed sourdough bread stuffed cherry tomatoes zucchini pancakes pumpernickel bread gazpacho deviled tomatoes zucchini bread lemon poppyseed cake

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Beltane Menu Ideas (Vegan and Oil Free)

Bannocks/Oat cakes “Honey” cakes Strawberries Cherries Edible flowers Chocolate fondue Cashew cheese fondue Tofu quiche Oatmeal raisin cookies Vanilla nice cream with strawberries Cream pies Phyllo wrapped asparagus Dandelion salad Lemon poppy seed cake Nettle soup Dandelion lima bean soup Cole slaw Fruit salad Garlic and onion mashed potatoes Lemon tarts Oatmeal bread

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