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Fried Egg Kale Toast from Megan of Feasting on Art — Breakfast with a Blogger

Rosemary Recipe: Pan Fried Rosemary Garlic Potatoes. Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes — Recipes from The Kitchn. July 1st is Canada Day!

Acadian Salt Cod Fish Cakes — Recipes from The Kitchn

It gives me great pleasure to share some reminiscences of my beautiful adopted country and celebrate the day with you. This year will be Canada's 147th birthday. Brown Bag Lunch Recipe: Better Than Hellman's Mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is a main part of many lunches: tuna salad, salad dressings, turkey sandwiches and more.

Brown Bag Lunch Recipe: Better Than Hellman's Mayonnaise

British food writer Elizabeth David called mayonnaise "the beautiful shining golden ointment. " While I've made mayonnaise a few times, I'll admit that for a potato salad or a smear on a sandwich, I've relied on Hellmann's mayonnaise, known as Best Foods in the West. A few months ago, though, I opened a new jar of Hellmann's, stuck my finger into the bit of mayo clinging to the lid and took a taste. Yuck, the familiar flavor was gone. This Hellmann's tasted sweeter with a chemically tangy aftertaste just like dreaded Miracle Whip. Baked Za'atar Eggplant Fries with Lemon Tahini Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn. Eggplants were on sale at the market this week, so I picked one up and challenged myself to do something other than fry it.

Baked Za'atar Eggplant Fries with Lemon Tahini Dip — Recipes from The Kitchn

Since fried eggplant is so delicious in dishes like Eggplant Parmesan, I think it tends to be my easy go-to answer. I had something else in mind this time: an afternoon snack with a quick, delicious tahini dip that would carry us through until dinner. The recipe was a success: no frying, lots of bright herbs, a little Parmesan and a quick spin in the oven to bake until crisp. That's it. Quick — as all afternoon snacks should be. Garlicky Grilled Kale Salad with Grilled Bread — Recipes from The Kitchn.

Let's say you've conquered the raw kale salad.

Garlicky Grilled Kale Salad with Grilled Bread — Recipes from The Kitchn

Maybe you massage it, maybe you don't, but it's definitely no surprise anymore to sit down to a big bowl of raw, dark greens and chow down. But perhaps now you're a little bored. You want something more — a recipe to impress your kale-loving friends and shake you out of your salad stupor this summer. Smoky and garlicky, studded with chunks of grilled bread, this grilled kale salad is it. I started making grilled kale salads shortly after discovering the wonder that is grilled kale. The only thing more exciting than grilled kale might be grilled bread. Spring Grilling Recipe: Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette — Recipes from The Kitchn. I attribute my early-in-life distaste for asparagus to my grandmother's habitual over-cooking of all things green, but now I love to eat it raw and flash-cooked.

Spring Grilling Recipe: Grilled Asparagus with Bacon Vinaigrette — Recipes from The Kitchn

And now is the time. Last week I wrote about rhubarb bursting forth from the garden. Next in line in spring's parade of gifts is asparagus. How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. Whether we're talking about a dinner party or a quick weeknight meal, it doesn't get much better than a giant bowl of steamed mussels.

How To Cook Mussels on the Stovetop — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

This dish has the kind of easy elegance and immediate gratification that I look for in both cases. Today, I'm sharing my favorite, most basic method for quickly steaming a batch of mussels. It's simple — just mussels steamed with broth and white wine — but oh so very good! Purchasing Your Mussels Mussels are easy to farm and don't have a lot of the ecological downsides of many other farmed seafoods.

How To Make Hasselback Potatoes — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. The hasselback potato is clearly the most impressive spud to ever call itself a side dish.

How To Make Hasselback Potatoes — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

It's also like having all of your potato dreams come true at once: these potatoes have the crispy edges of your favorite french fries, but with middles as creamy as mashed potatoes — plus the added bonus of being, essentially, wholesome baked potatoes in clever disguise. Want one more reason to make them tonight? How about the fact that despite their frilly fancy-pants appearance, they take no more time and little more effort than your average foil-wrapped baked potato. We can thank the Swedes — and the chefs at Restaurant Hasselbacken, in particular — for the invention of this particular style of potato. They also sometimes go under the name Accordion Potatoes or (my favorite) Pillbug Potatoes.

You start with a few potatoes. The Vegan Eggplant Crunchburger [GF] If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and paid versions.

The Vegan Eggplant Crunchburger [GF]

The app is loaded with thousands of allergy-friendly & vegan recipes/cooking tips, has hundreds of search filters and features like bookmarking, meal plans and more! The app shows you how having diet/health/food preferences can be full of delicious abundance rather than restrictions! This burger is vegan and gluten-free and it’s the most delicious of all the burgers I’ve ever made. It’s made from eggplant. Squash Cakes [Vegan] The recipe makes 10 cakes, and I think with the addition of the bean puree makes them somewhat of a complete meal.

Squash Cakes [Vegan]

Serve with a green salad and you are all set! Squash Cakes [Vegan] Ingredients 1 small acorn squash, halved and seeded1 small butternut squash, halved and seeded4 tbsp coconut flour1 tbsp all purpose flour1 tsp liquid smoke (or less depending on how much smokiness you want)1/4 cup bread crumb1/4 cup nutritional yeast1 cup cannellini beans (I cooked dried beans but you could used canned as well)1 tbsp fresh thyme, mincedSalt and pepper to taste2 tbsp olive oil Preparation Heat the oven to 400. Squash. Easy Mushroom Gravy (Vegan) If you like mushrooms, you’ll enjoy this simple vegan gravy, which is great over seitan, tofu, brown rice or other cooked grains, veggie burgers, and best of all, mashed or smashed potatoes. In other words, this makes comfort dishes even more comforting. Easy Mushroom Gravy (Vegan) Ingredients 1 cup vegetable broth2 tablespoons reuced-sodium soy sauce8 ounces mushrooms, any small variety, or a mixture (try combining shiitakes with baby bella, aka cremini), cleaned, stemmed, and sliced2 tablespoons arrowroot or cornstarch1/2 teaspoon dried basil2 tablespoons nutritional yeast, optional but highly recommended Preparation.

How to Make Lentil ‘Meat’ Balls. When I made the Lentil “Meat” Balls, I served them with brown rice pasta with a simple marinara sauce. But we had so many left over, that the next time we ate them, we changed it up completely and served them with mashed potatoes and gravy. Equally scrumptious! How to Make Lentil 'Meat' Balls Ingredients 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed and drained4 cups waterSalt and pepperCooking spray or oil½ red onion, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, minced1 zucchini, finely chopped1 large carrot, grated2 stalks celery, finely chopped2 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped1 cup bread crumbs (or gf bread crumbs or corn flake crumbs)2 tbs. ground flax seed3 Tbs. gf Vegan Worcestershire sauce OR2 Tbs. soy sauce plus 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar1 tsp. each paprika, garlic powder, Italian seasoning2 Tbs. chickpea flour plus 2 Tbs. water Preparation Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a large saucepan.

Another Lentil “Meat” Ball Variation. Easy Veggie-Loaded Quesadillas (No Cheese!) These delicious, filling, and healthy quesadillas are fully plant-based and use no vegan cheese substitutes. To make them even healthier, use whole-grain or sprouted tortillas. Easy Veggie-Loaded Quesadillas (No Cheese!) Ingredients 2 large tortillas (whole-grain preferred, but you can use any kind on hand)1 cup hummus, homemade or store-bought1 1/2 cups refried beans Vegetable Stuffing 1/4 cup onion, choppedUp to 2 cups of assorted chopped vegetables – I used carrots, red bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp chili powder1-2 Tbsp vegetable broth, for sauteeing the vegetables. Raw Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Milk. Simplicity is vital for happiness, and deliciousness. That is why this delicious recipe is going to make you so happy. They are almost too easy to make and almost too good to eat. Chickpea Fries [V, GF] Chickpea Fries were definitely on my to-do list of favorite appetizers I had to make for myself and I did.

They are incredibly fast and easy to make. It’s just like making Polenta Fries except I pan-fried these instead of baking them. My Chickpea Fries are large, crispy, spicy and addictive. I served them with a creamy dipping sauce. Potato Salad with Lemon Tahini & Dill Dressing — Recipes from The Kitchn. Healthy Vegan Artichoke Dip. Baked Eggplant Fries. Eggplant is downright delicious and it’s such a versatile vegetable that can be cooked in so many ways. It is also an important antioxidant vegetable that makes a wonderful addition to your diet. 10 Ways to Cook Eggplant With Global Flavors.

10 Ways to Make Awesome Vegan Dips and Spreads. If you’re having a party, dinner guests or even just a casual dinner as usual, there is nothing more fun than having dips and spreads on the table. What you dip into the dips or what you spread the spreads on is completely up to you. Vegan Crab Cakes with Sweet Balsamic Mayo [GF] I made these for you because you’re awesome and I want you to try Crab Cakes made from Garbanzo beans. They are easy to whip up and very similar to a traditional Crab Cake. Your house will even smell slightly of fish when you are done cooking them (I was surprised by this fact myself.)