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
Green bean casserole is the only way I really love green beans. That looks so tasty!
I’m fine with Chard, Kale, Spinach and Brussel Sprouts but what I don’t like is Watercress. The taste actually makes me wretch so I’ve given up on it. Also I cannot stand peas. They taste… mushy. Ick!
Cant wait to try this, it sounds awesome! I used to dislike spinach and ate it just for the iron content but its grown on me!
Have you tried Alicia Silverstone’s Sicilian collards recipe? http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/sicilian-collard-greens-with-pine-nuts-and-raisins-418970 It works great with kale too! In fact now I only make it with kale, and the flavors make it taste awesome – garlic, balsamic vinegar and who doesn’t love toasted pine nuts! I definitely recommend it!
No I havent but thanks for the link! :)
Oooh awesome. Sounds like a good recipe.
I love green beans, but I can’t do the casserole. Something about the creaminess and the limp beans. My favorite way to eat them are raw. As for veggies I can’t do: onions. Ick, hate ‘em. I’ll eat mushrooms because they’re a veggie, but I don’t usually care for the taste or texture.
Great recipe Angela!
Try CHard outside of smoothie blending. It is great steamed or even massaged in a little flax seed oil or olive oil with a japanese umeboshi vingear. Yum!!
I think I dislike green peppers only because they upset my tummy, but otherwise I accept all veggies into my kitchen.
Woo MARATHON MONDAY!! I have to love how pretty much everything is canceled in the city for the marathon. The green bean casserole looks yummy!!
Angela, you should try sauteeing kale with a little olive oil and maple syrup– it is AMAZING!!!
I pretty much eat any vegetable. On the fruit side, I hate papayas…they taste like vomit to me! :-(
I don’t like peppers at all, and I don’t like lettuce. I LOVE spinach. I tolerate celery.
That casserole looks delicious :d
Just keeeeep baking…
Awesome that they sold out SO fast at the store. Your new intern will have lots to do!
I actually love the taste of most greens….even though that was NOT the case growing up :)
I love most vegetables. I don’t really care for celery too much but it’s ok mixed in dishes.
I like brussel sprouts roasted in the oven with lots of olive or coconut oil. They get all crispy and great. I have yet to try kale and chard. I am behind obviously.
Ohhh!!! Fabulous looking casserole and I’m not even a big green bean fan!
I really don’t like brussel sprouts. I think they’re bland, bland, bland! But I’m willing to try them if they’re cooked differently in order that I may change my mind.
I eat green/yellow beans even though they’re not my favourite. Liven them up with a spice or in a casserole and I can manage them.
Congrats on selling out at the store! That’s awesome!
WOW that casserole looks incredible!!
Hmm to be honest I can’t think of any veggies I eat that I don’t like… I tried turnip greens and didn’t care for them and haven’t had them since. Luckily I love veggies!
I really dislike celery. Other than that, I’ll eat just about any veggie.
Kale is my absolute favorite veggie though!
Most of the time, I saute a little onion and garlic in some olive oil over a medium flame, then add as much Kale as will fit in my sauce pan. I stir it around for a minute then add about half a cup of water, and a bunch of freshly ground pepper. I also add a couple of dashes of hot sauce and some lemon juice. Then I put the lid on and let it cook until the water is mostly gone and the kale is tender (15-30 minutes… I usually put this on when I get home from the gym then hop in the shower while it cooks). I take the lid off and let the rest of the water evaporate and then it’s done!
This is great to eat on it’s own, or mix into whole wheat pasta or quinoa. I also like it alongside roasted potatoes.
My other favorite Kale recipe is stir fried Kale with Crispy Chickpeas (aka Garbanzo Beans). It sounds really simple (Kale, Chickpeas, Garlic, Lemon) but is definitely more than the sum of it’s parts (oh and I usually don’t bother with shallots in this recipe b/c I never have any). I really hope you try this one because it is my favorite vegan recipe.
Nice looking casserole!
Aubergine and mushrooms are two vegetables I cannot stand – really really don’t like them. I also don’t really like raw tomato unless it’s marinated in lots of garlic and some olive oil ;)
I love green bean casserole!!! This is so exciting that you have vegan-ized it! Thanks!
Congrats on selling all those bars!! So awsome. Eventually I would like to come up with a products to share on my blog! : )
i think i need to eat that now…i LOVE green bean casserole! i love brussels sprouts, but only like kale and dark greens like dandelion greens in certain dishes…and definitely with some garlic!
It surprises me that you haven’t tried Kale chips, maybe because you drink it so much. I was fairly skeptical but they’re pretty good!
I occasionally have a bite or two or beets because they’re good for me but I don’t like them!
eric has it right. i hate mushrooms too!
Snap peas gross me out now. I also can’t choke down an olive but that’s not a vegetable. I love most veggies so I don’t force myself to eat any that I don’t like.
I can’t eat peas!! For some reason, they just gross me out!
Congrats on your GloBars being sold out!
Is it bad that I absolutely love Oprah and her quotes?
I am not a turnip fan. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t really like them. I do like how pretty they are, just not big on the taste.
I also do not eat mushrooms- yuk!!
I’m not a big fan of the texture or taste of them (I also enjoy my Dad’s reason for not eating them: “They grow in sh*t!”) Haha!!
Roast your brussels sprouts! Trim the stem off, then cut in half. Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, minced garlic and roast (cut side down) on a baking sheet. You will love them. I have had non-veggie eaters (people who “hate all vegetables”) loving these!
Congrats on selling out of your glo bars so soon!! You really should try kale chips. I waited a long time b/c they didn’t exactly sound great to me, but they were super tasty. I love, love them.
Oooh! I can’t wait to try!
Congrats on your Glo Bars!
Bring them down the coast to the US! I want them in stores :)
Wow that’s incredible that they’ve sold out! Not unbelievable though – they’re so good, why wouldn’t they?
Tomatoes are a fruit, not veggie, but they’re one I just cannot do alone. I’ll eat them in salads, stews, etc, just not alone.
I’ve had this recipe saved for a while and I’ve been dying to try it!
The veggie I can’t stand: celery. It sends shivers up my spine.
Like Eric, I hate mushrooms. Vile little things! I’ve been a vegetarian for 12 years and still find it surprising that everyone assumes that al vegetarians swap out meat for a big ol’ mushroom! But, of course, everyone seems surprised that I don’t eat them. I think it’s a texture thing!
I cannot eat mushrooms. At all! ICK!
I pretty much eat anything that’s healthy, even if I don’t think it tastes too great. I just won’t eat it that often!
Congrats on having your bars sell out!!
The casserole looks delicious! I have yet to try any vegetables that I don’t like, but I do prefer certain vegetables raw rather than cooked. For example, I cannot stand cooked spinach (with the one exception being Thai Cripsy spinach), the taste and texture throws me off and I much prefer to eat it raw.
I am a firm believer that mushrooms are poison to my body. Based soley on how foul I find them. No matter how small and hidden they are in a dish – I know they’re there!
Congrats on your bars selling out so quickly!
I’m with Eric on the mushrooms – slimy yucky things.
In terms of veggies that I eat just because, but I don’t really like – carrots. I’m just not a fan, never have been. Maybe one day they’ll grow on me, but not at this point.
I’ve been trying to discover a recipe that will make me like or at least tolerate chard… I’m not there yet.
I don’t eat radishes. I just plain don’t like them!
I think the only veggie I’ve ever tried that I didn’t like was an over cooked one ;P I’ve really grown to enjoy the taste of most veggies… If I had to pick one that I would prefer not to eat again, it would have to be dandilion greens… kind of bitter for me. I’ll have to throw them in a GM and see if I like the better that way.
Your casserole look wonderful! Def not your average green bean casserole.
Not a fan of okra. But I eat it in gumbo. . .
When I was younger, I dislikd raw mushrooms, but like them cookied. For my brother, it was the opposite. Now, we both love mushrooms every way imaginable.
parsnip is the only one i think i dislike. otherwise i crave veggies like their going out of style. seriously rather have a bowl of broccoli than cake. call me crazy, i know.
Wow, I love this! It looks so good. What is Eric thinking? I looooove cooked mushrooms!
I don’t like mushrooms or eggplant. So I just don’t choose those or pick around them Eric-style, haha. And I have to say, I’m not the biggest fan of some greens like collards or even spinach, but they are so darn good for you I make it work. Like you, I find ways to eat them that I like…greens sautéed with shallots and a squeeze of lemon, or spinach in a smoothie or salad with strawberries and balsamic vinegar.
I hate celery, it is the most vile thing on the planet. I also hate raw white onions… and dislike bok choy, sweet potatoes, and green peppers (though I love red/yellow/orange!)I don’t really eat any vegetables I don’t like though!
I don’t like eggplant or canned mushrooms. The texture grosses me out
You MUST try kale chips! A few minutes in the oven changes the texture and taste completely! I too had an unfortunate experience with kale in a green monster, but the chips won me back over:) I can’t stand mushrooms either. I will eat brussels sprouts and eggplant, but I don’t love them.
Mmmm, kale is one of my favourites. Had a giant pile with dinner last night (or at least, I thought it was going to be a giant pile, but it reduced so much after the sautéeing – I was a little sad!)
The only vegetable I don’t like in any form is green pepper. I like other coloured peppers, but the green ones make me gag. I also don’t love hot beets, but cold they’re fine.
ohmygod you HAVE to give swiss chard another chance!!! really :) cook it into something. my most favorite way to find recipes is on www.foodgawker.com. just type in the food you want to find recipes for in the search bar and it brings all recipes related to that food item up! it’s a lifesaver when i am not feeling very creative. btw, the casserole looks amazing. i’m vegetarian but every time i look at your food i feel more and more inclined to become vegan!!!!
The casserole looks great , bookmarked it to try it on the weekend … :) , BTW tried the nut butter fries , they were fantastic , I used a combination of parsnip and yucca and I am from India , so added some indian spices along , it was amazing … , my husband thought they were potato fries … Thanks for the recipe , defintely a keeper!!! :)