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Fried Egg Kale Toast from Megan of Feasting on Art — Breakfast with a Blogger. Previous image Next image What do our fellow bloggers, writers, and online friends eat, first thing in the morning?

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

We are asking some friends to share their favorite morning nourishment with us. 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. Having grown up in India and lived in England, I always forget how young Canada is. As an immigrant, its certainly been a struggle sometimes; however, my life in Canada has also been amazingly rewarding. As time goes by, I've found my Canadian voice and have experienced the country in its myriad guises. It's hard to describe Canadian food culture, as Canada is incredibly diverse. 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. 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. 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. 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. When it comes, it really comes. 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. When buying mussels, look for mussels that have tightly closed shells and that smell fresh and briny like the ocean. Storing the Mussels Until Cooking Mussels are living creatures, and they're still alive when you buy them at the store. If you need to store them, place the mussels inside a bowl big enough to hold all of them. 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.

The Vegan Eggplant Crunchburger [GF] 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.

Easy Mushroom Gravy (Vegan)

In other words, this makes comfort dishes even more comforting. Easy Mushroom Gravy (Vegan) Ingredients. 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. 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. 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. Looking for more refreshing raw vegan recipes, check out these 25 amazing summer vegan dessert recipes. Raw Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Milk. 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. Potato Salad with Lemon Tahini & Dill Dressing — Recipes from The Kitchn. My husband and I have been in the thick of the potato harvest at our farm, and with the abundance of fresh dill out in the fields, this potato salad was a no brainer. 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]