Good morning :)
It is a BIG day in the running world today…the legendary Boston Marathon is going on this morning! Good luck to all the athletes!
Eric has made me this recipe before and we absolutely loved it! I have been wanting to make it again for a long time.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Adapted from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.
I thought I would just point out the modifications that I made to it and then you can visit Susan’s wonderful website for the full recipe.
I made a lot of modifications to this recipe based on what ingredients I had on hand. You can either follow my version or the original version. The original version is richer and the version I made last night is lighter. Both were good!
|Recipe calls for:||I used instead:|
|3/4 cup soy creamer||1.25 cup almond milk|
|2 tbsp flour||1/4 cup spelt flour + 1 tbsp chia flour|
|Dry sherry||I omitted|
|Whole Grain Bread||Ezekiel bread|
|1 3-ounce can of French fried onions||Didn’t have any, but I did miss them|
I used almond milk for this recipe. In order to thicken up the sauce like soy creamer would, I doubled the flour and added some chia flour. The sauce got so thick I had to keep adding more milk! Next time I would probably reduce the flour to 3 tbsp. It was a nice thick sauce though!
Also note that the garlic and seasonings are essential in this sauce. Without it, the sauce is very bland.
The lighter version turned out delicious!
Eric is a big fan of this recipe…except for the mushrooms! Eric hates mushrooms and will not eat them if his life depended on it. He picked his out and I ate them all. :)
The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey
I really like stir-fried kale, but found a surprising way to eat it raw that I really really love. Forgive me if it’s already mentioned in the comments. Basically you wash kale, put it in a bowl and pour in a little lemon juice, soy sauce, olive oil and balsamic vinegar (or just one or two of the acidics, but definitely the olive oil). Then you massage it around with your hands, really “kneading” the kale and distributing all the liquids around. This time I also mashed in an avocado. Basically the kale becomes really tender in a few hours’ chilling time…I added a little hot sauce and lime juice this time :). It’s good cold or warmed up slightly.
I’m probably a maniac, but I literally love almost all veggies. I think I’ve had some bad reactions to some herbs in the past- I think the one that tastes like licorice. Otherwise, I love them all! It doesn’t mean I can eat them instead of dark chocolate, but the bigger veggie variety, the better!
One time, I saw mustard greens at Whole Foods, thought they looked nice and fresh, and decided I’d give them a try (I had actually never even heard of them). Of course, the first mustard green test was mustard greens in a green monster…
and I have not been able to touch them since!
I only eat the things I like the taste of, life is too short and there are so many good (healthy and nutritious) foods to be savored that I don’t want to be swallowing foods that don’t please my palate.
The only two veggies I can think of that I don’t like are celery and fennel, everything else I eat and like! (I love veggies, all of them!!)
Try chard sauteed with onions and garlic Angela, I am sure you will like, they are very similar to sauteed spinach, seriously!!
I am not a big fan of brussels sprouts either… I am still to have some that are not bitter. But I keep trying! :-)
I am also an anti-mushroom eater! Ew!
i’ll pretty much eat any vegetable, EXCEPT brussel sprouts. I try and stay away from asparagus though because of the “after smell”
Hmmm… a vegetable I don’t like…. honestly… I can’t think of any that I just can’t stand… if it’s cooked the right way. I don’t like plain eggplant… it has to be grilled… and radishes are not my favorite thing. Otherwise… bring on the veggies! :mrgreen:
I literally will eat any vegetable. I love them all. My boyfriend is the same way about mushrooms. He won’t eat them if his life depended on them. Having him dislike them so much, you start to realize how many foods and recipes have mushrooms in them!
I will eat any vegetable, but ones that I’m not a HUGE fan of are: peas…now that I think about it, that is about all, haha.
My absolute favorites are: zucchini, eggplant, asparagus(!), mushrooms (all of ’em), spinach…the list goes on.
I REALLY need to try green monsters, but ever since I only tried a shot of wheatgrass, the thought has turned me off, but I’m sure I would actually like them
Thanks for the chard warning. I have some stems left over from dinner tonight and was thinking about adding them to my juice tomorrow. I’m now taking head. If you’re willing to try chard again, I just put up the recipe I used tonight and it was delish. I love all veggies!
I looove kale but it took me a long time to get there!
That casserole looks yummy!
I love most veggies. I really can’t think of any that I don’t like. My mom never forced me to eat them, so maybe that’s why I’ve always like them, even when I was a kid?
My problems are more with fruit-like vegetables: avocado and raw tomato. I love tomato cooked though. I hate boiled or steamed pumpkin and sweet potato. Don’t mind roast squash or mashed up and baked again. I hate disliking vegetables!
Congrats on the quick sale of Glo Bars!!! Yipee!!
Oooh, I bet if you sauteed some chard with garlic you would like it. I think the taste is a lot more pleasant (aka not bitter) than kale and collards.
Congrats on the Glo bars selling out so quickly! Like all of us addicts who have had them before… there’s a reason why ;).
I love pretty much all veggies (really, I can’t think of one I don’t like) but my husband hates green beans and mushrooms and those are probably my two favorites! When I’m home alone for dinner I just saute up a bunch of mushrooms and steam some green beans to celebrate :-P.
Like Eric, I wouldn’t eat a mushroom to save my life. i also HATE tomatos.
To be honest, most vegetables I eat strictly because they’re good for me. I’ve never been a huge veggie person at all.
That recipe looks great!
I love roasted beets, but I’m not a huge fan of beet juice- I mask it with fruit juices so I can tolerate it because it is so good for me!
I like chard a lot- but only cooked. Kale I also don’t really like raw, but it is growing on me, I LOVE it cooked!
I’m not a huge fan of celery by itself, and I won’t touch lima beans and red radish. But they’re not exactly super healthy, so it’s not a huge deal, I say.
I;m with Eric – I will not eat mushrooms! Ew
Thanks to 101 Cookbooks, I eat Brussels Sprouts almost every single day! The guys in the produce department know me as being that crazy lady who frequently asks them to go dig out the last bag from the fridge in the back when they are out of season….
I don’t touch kale. My dad grew way too much of it in his garden a few years ago. I didn’t care for it before that summer, and afterwords I REALLY hated it.
YUM! What a great looking casserole! I eat pretty much all vegies – but I am not the hugest fan of cucumber?!
SO excited about this–I really want to try it! I’m pretty much the same…I’ll eat any veggie. I don’t think I’ve had Chard though…
I hate broccoli. Raw, cooked, whatever, I think it’s absolutely awful. Which is weird, because most people really like it, but I can’t stand it. And have you ever had broccoli raab? (Its a leafy green, no real relation to broccoli, that’s just a coincidence..) That’s truly the worst thing I have ever eaten. It was a side at a restaurant and I spit it out, and I’m not even like that. it was a reflex, SO NASTY.
I LOVE GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE! can you come to SC and cook for me? I would LOVE THAT! :) lol
Can’t stand cooked carrots, but love them raw… I had a bad experience as a child with cooked carrots, *shudder*.
My boyfriend and I are the opposite. I hate mushrooms and he loves them. I always pile them on his plate and he eats them for me!
I dont like bell peppers. I dont mind the flavor of them IN my food though. If theyre in a meal I will still eat it, I just pick them out. I dont know what it is about them, the texture maybe?
Kale chips are awesome – you definitely should try them. I made them once and have been asked about 400 times to make them again.
I hate hate hate (hate!!!) onions – raw. I don’t mind them cooked if they are minced really small, but raw…. blech.
I can’t wait to get back to the U.S. this summer and try all of your recipes- yes ALL :D My family might be converted to Veganism after they see the magic you make in the kitchen!!! As for veggies- I do not like olives at.all. BLEH. Everything else is pretty much a go (that I’ve tried, I’ve never had Kale or Brussel Sprouts though…YET)…oh and I do NOT like pickled veggies (yucky Japanese food). CONGRATS on all of your success Angela, you are an inspiration! Have a great week!!!
I have never tried a vegetable that I didn’t love!
I love mushrooms but my mom hates them. We had them for dinner tonight and my mom picked hers out and gave me every single one–yummy!
I dislike Brussel sprouts as well but will eat them because I know they’re good for me. My dad makes a good stir-fry with them. I also dislike eating cooked carrots and red pepper in stir-fries (carrots are okay if they’re steamed/boiled). Red peppers are good on pizza or raw or in sauces. I really dislike bean sprouts though and refuse to eat them. Other than those, I’m game for anything.
I’m not always big on salads, so meals like this are a great way to really get your vegetable consumption to spike, while still eating something vaguely comforting. I love Susan’s recipes, and this seems like a great variation.
brussel sprouts and artichoke hearts in the jar look like brains to me ;D
Love that little motivational saying by Oprah Winfrey! I posted that on my SparkPeople web page. Thanks Angela!
As for the green bean casserole, yummy again! I’ll have to try that one during the holidays.
The one vegetable I don’t much like and I don’t think it’s a veggie, it’s more like a legume are lima beans. I’ll eat snap peas but I’m not a big fan.
I’d never had Kale until the Green Monster movement, but I don’t like the smell of it when steamed.
So I have a yummy way to eat Kale…got it out of February’s Vegetarian Times and just modified. Take approx. 3 inch long kale leaves and drizzle with olive oil and salt (or kosher salt). Bake at 350 for like 7 mins then flip for a few more until they are crispy. I found that they actually tasted a tad like potato chips! But not the, um, later belches. LOL!
I have mushrooms and green beans and everything, gonna try making this soon. (I’ve bookmarked too many vegan green bean casserole recipes online haha)