When I first decided to go vegan, I was completely lost. The only things I cooked on a regular basis were pasta, chicken, and variations of grilled cheese sandwiches. Not only did I not cook a large variety of food, I rarely cooked vegetables! Even if a vegetable made it on the plate, it was probably broccoli covered in butter. I would have never dreamed of eating a pound of green beans and diced tomatoes by myself just because!
I spent a lot of time on the internet those first few months, finding fantastic recipes and blogs that taught me how to cook dinners from scratch. I still follow my favorite blogs religiously, always looking for new inspiration. Some of the writers have such a personal voice that I almost feel like I know them, even though we’ve never met!
So, welcome to Weekend Reads! Every week I’ll introduce you to other fun food blogs, recipes that look fantastic, or articles that speak to me.
1. These Sauteed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots from KitchenTreaty look simply divine. Green beans are a staple at my Thanksgivings, usually in the form of a green bean casserole, but oven space is always at a premium Thanksgiving morning.
3. Gravy is another Thanksgiving staple, and vegans don’t have to miss out just because we don’t want to eat gravy made from turkey drippings! This Thyme Cabernet Gravy from TheVegan8 looks like a wonderful topping for mashed potatoes, veggies, or a non-meat roast.
4. With all the cooking that happens on Thanksgiving, what about the days before or the days after? This Spicy Red Lentil Soup from PositivelyFresh looks simple and easy to make ahead and re-heat, for when you’re all cooked out.
5. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving food is the bread. Fresh bread or dinner rolls fill the air with a wonderful scent, and there’s nothing like biting into a fluffy, fresh baked roll. Try these Vegan Dinner Rolls from Minimalist Baker