With Labor Day celebrations right around the corner, we have some delectable vegan options for your family and friends. Shared last week with Karina Nova and Russ Caruso on WBNS 10TV, the video can be viewed here and we have the ideas below!
Such a simple and beautiful arrangement can be made with four simple ingredients, including zucchini, red onion, mushrooms, and bell peppers. Pop the pieces onto skewers and grill for a few minutes. You can brush some olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette over them and your choice for herbs.
Five Star Foodies Burgers
These burgers work very well to satisfy your vegan, gluten-free crowd; top with guacamole, mustard, or salsa.
Vegan Potato Salad
Potato salad – full of potassium and fiber, can be made vegan simply by choosing a different mayonnaise (we used Fabanaise from Whole Foods). It’s an excellent side dish and the recipe can be found here.
Grilled fruit with ice cream
Pineapple, pear, and peaches have their sweetness brought forth with grilling. Serve with a vegan ice cream.
Let us know how you like the recipes; have a safe, enjoyable, and delicious upcoming Labor Day weekend!
We recently celebrated National Potato Day by sharing this recipe, and the result, with Laura Borchers and Jeff Booth on WBNS 10TV. Now we’re sharing it with you and the rest of the world!
But first, some fun facts about potatoes: they were first cultivated by the Inca in South America about 7-10k years ago; the English word ‘potato’ comes from the Spanish ‘patata.’
Americans eat about 124 lbs of potatoes per year; Germans eat about twice that.
Potatoes are relatively low in calories yet they pack a nutritional punch in terms of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber!
Prep time: about 15 minutes
1 lb potatoes (we used 4-5 red potatoes for a bit of color in the finished product)
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup chopped red onion
1 cup plant-based mayo (the one we used included avocado oil and aquafaba as the first two ingredients)
1 tbsp mustard
1/2 tbsp dill
1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp tumeric
Boil potatoes until tender and easily pierced by fork (about 10 minutes). While the potatoes cool, mix the rest of the ingredients together well in a bowl. Once potatoes are cooled, combine with the mixture. Refrigerate and let the flavors meld for at least an hour (it’s best-tasting the next day).
As mentioned in the tv segment, these are recipe guidelines – have fun and try variations with bell pepper, parsley, and even hot sauce!