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Salads and Sautes

Southwest Black Bean Salad

This vegan, plant-based black bean salad is so good that carnivores won’t even wonder, “where’s the beef?”

Delicious and Easy Veggie Sauté Recipe

This nutrient rich dish is deliciously healthy. Full of protein, vitamins, and minerals, your body will be nourished and your taste buds will be satisfied. Enjoy!

Green Tomato Sauté

Before we put the garden down for the winter, we harvested the last offerings of the plants: some herbs and lots of green tomatoes. 

Gourmet Mushrooms Recipe Creates Creamy Saute

Exotic fungi are a delightful addition to any meal, but especially at the vegan table. The succulent texture, woody fragrance and savory character create a gourmet experience comparable (and compatible!) with the finest wines. 

Simple and Sweet Summer Chard and Kale Saute

I'm sure you have heard that greens like kale and chard are super foods with amazing health benefits, but what if the thought of "greens" makes you green?  If you're struggling to learn to like vegetables, I challenge you to give this sauté a try. The flavorful...

Tempting Tempeh Saute

Tempeh is similar to tofu, in that it is made from soy, but it has a unique taste and a mild flavor of it's own. Tofu can be soft and bland, which is why it can be used in almost anything; it doesn't have it's own flavor, and simply absorbs the herbs and spices of the...

Late Summer Veggie Garden Saute

Now is the time for all of those diligent gardeners to enjoy the fruits (and vegetables) of their labor in this delicious garden-fresh summertime pasta. Simply head out to your garden or farmers market, choose some fresh and ripe veggies and herbs, get out the...

Spicy Quinoa Salad with Summer Garden Harvest

I love summer. Yes, it's hot, but when it's too hot to cook you can head out to the garden and feast on organic produce freshly prepared by Mother Nature. I feel like it is Christmas morning every time I harvest fresh produce, like tomatoes, peppers, chard, lettuce,...

Asian Stir-fry with Tempeh and Vegetables

Asian Stir-Fry with Tempeh and Vegetables 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 t pepper 1 package organic tempeh, diced 3 large organic carrots, chopped 2 leeks including greens, chopped 1/2 c organic zucchini 2 c Swiss Chard, chopped 2 c Kale, chopped 2 c Bok Choy, chopped 1/2...

Veggie Mexican Sauté

Veggie Mexican Saute I decided to spice it up a bit and whip up a Mexican sauté. I started with some garlic, fresh herbs, tempeh, and salsa then added some leeks, carrots, and greens. I add added some beans and a few more spices, then served it topped with corn,...

Eggplant “Parmesan”

Log in: Kristin Meier I read about Parma cheese, a vegan replacement for the traditional powdery parmesan,  in the 30 Day Vegan Challenge Colleen Patrick-Goudreau » The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and was curious to try and make some of my own. It was super easy to make....

Basil, Corn and Edamame Salad

Log in: Kristin Meier After a couple of hours on the road with 3 kids, I rolled into my parents' driveway around dinnertime with a stuffed van and 4 empty bellies. I was excited to see that my dad prepared a mouthwatering spread, complete with Basil Corn and Edamame...

Swiss Chard Saute’

This is a deliciously satisfying sauté, complete with protein, vitamin rich vegetables, and flavor. Enjoy it as a side, main-dish, or as a topping on quinoa or brown rice.  Anyway you like it, your body will thank you for it!    4 garlic cloves, minced 8 sun-dried...

Leek & Tempeh Saute with Ancho Chili Powder

I really love to sauté. It is a great way to cram a bunch of veggies into one dish in no time flat. Oftentimes, I am looking for space in my refrigerator for flourishing bunches of kale, chard, leeks, and beet greens. When I just can’t seem to find the space, it is...

Chipotle Quinoa with Black Beans, Jicama, Peppers, and Carrots

Log in: Kristin Meier I was in the mood for something spicy, so I whipped up a delicious, Mexican-inspired quinoa salad. Enjoy it as-is, as a filling for burritos, or serve it over a bed of greens and top it with avocado and tomato slices and fresh corn kernels, and...

Spicy Kale Sauté

Log in: Kristin Meier Green B.E.A.N. Delivery came today and included some beautiful produce, including Lacianto kale, Roma tomatoes, carrots, leeks, garlic, mushrooms, and peppers, and Earthbound farm organic purees.  These deliciously simple purees from Earthbound...

Easy Summer Soup: Lentil, Tomato and Red Pepper

This is an easy summer soup prepared in a high powered blender. It can be done in less than 15 minutes. If serving guests, add the optional sauté for additional texture and flavor.  Either way, its delicious!  Soup 2 cups cooked red lentils 1 red pepper, chopped 6-8...

Peanut Pineapple Stir Fry with Baby Bok Choy

Log in: Kristin Meier GreenB.E.A.N came today and delivered all the fixins for dinner: baby bok choy, leeks, broccoli, snow peas, mushrooms, tofu, and Earthbound Farms squeezable garlic paste and ginger paste. Rather than try to cram it all in the refrigerator, I got...

Rockin’ Moroccan Quinoa Salad with Avocado

Log in: Kristin Meier Spinach topped with quinoa salad is our go-to lunch. Covering all the food groups, this salad is packed with nutrition, flavor, and substance. I often make a batch of the quinoa salad, divide it into single serving containers mixed with spinach,...

Roasted Beets with Apples, Fennel, and Garbanzo beans

Log in: Kristin Meier This is a beautifully delicious dish that boasts of flavor, nutrients, and color. Enjoy it as a side, main dish, or as a topping for a salad. ½ T Dijon mustard (regular works too it in a pinch) ½ T balsamic vinegar ½ T agave 2 T garlic, divided...

Baked Leeks with Fennel, Carrots, and Garbanzo Beans

Log in: Kristin Meier Most leek and fennel recipes instruct you to chop off the leafy stems and use the bulb of the plant for the recipe, but I wondered, “What would happen if I used the lovely green stalks of the leek and fennel plants in the dish too?” So, I took a...

Roasted Carrots and Fennel with Beans, Chard and Spinach Sautee

Log in: Kristin Meier My food journey has challenged me to think outside the standard recipe box of casseroles, stews, and roasts and has challenged me to increase my vegetable vocabulary. Before adopting a plant-based diet, I had no idea how to prepare unique...

Adzuki Bean Chili and Stirfry

Adzuki beans are small, roundish beans that have a sweet, nutty flavor.  They boast of a low fat, high protein content and are great to cook with since they do not require soaking before cooking and they are easier to digest than some of the larger beans.  This bean...

Red Kale Saute with Adzuki Beans

Adzuki beans are small, roundish beans that have a sweet, nutty flavor.  They boast of a low fat, high protein content and are great to cook with since they do not require soaking before cooking and they are easier to digest than some of the larger beans.  This bean...

Beets, Leeks, Red Kale and Mushrooms with an Asian Flare

Log in: Kristin Meier I have blogger Sonnet Lauberth, who writes For the Love of Food, to thank as inspiration for this tasty recipe, and Green B.E.A.N. Delivery to thank for the deliciously fresh and organic produce which made this dinner a success! 2 swishes of...