What's For Dinner? - Vegan / Vegetarian
The rich smoky flavors of ancho chiles and roasted red peppers marry beautifully in this Mexican sauce. Try it with poached, scrambled, or baked eggs for a delicious brunch dish or use it to make enchiladas. We also like to serve it with grilled veggies, chicken, fish, or meat. Olé!
Combine carrots, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and green onions with hearty Lo mein noodles and the fresh flavors of ginger and cilantro, and you have one terrific soup.
Celebrate spring with this creamy risotto infused with the fresh flavors of asparagus and white wine. Serve it up as beautful centerpiece for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with chicken or fish.
A velvety cheddar soup with tender broccoli and fine noodles: Aunt Barb, a team member at More Than Gourmet, serves this up when the call is for tasty and easy comfort food.
This tasty whole grain dish is rich in flavor--wild mushrooms, shallots, white wine, our savory chicken or veggie stock, Parmesan, and a dash of balsalmic vinegar all add up to a delicious result. Toss in a handful of cooked seasonal veggies like asparagus, zucchini, or butternut squash for variety.
Fresh corn, tomatoes, and cucumber combine beautifully with the nutty flavor of barley in this warm weather salad perfumed with aromatic basil. Serve it as a side with grilled fish, poultry, or meat, or make it a main dish by adding black beans, crumbled goat or feta cheese, cooked chicken--or even lobster for a superlative summer salad.
Make this sauce in high summer, when basil is abundant. With cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan, this sauce is the perfect way to dress up your favorite pasta.
Chewy wild rice studded with yellow and red peppers and dressed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil makes a stunning salad. Serve it with grilled steak or chicken and a glass of your favorite summer wine.
These tender baby artichokes, gently braised with onions, garlic, and marjoram, make a terrific Spring appetizer or side dish for roast chicken or fish.
Tender butternut squash and fingerling potatoes are gently braised in our roasted chicken or vegetable stock, and seasoned with rosemary and a touch of Dijon mustard. Serve this delicious side dish with turkey, roast beef, lamb, or pork--or add some goat cheese or Parmesan and serve it as a vegetarian entrée.
A great, simple way to enjoy hearty greens and root vegetables--braised in our savory Vegetable Stock with butter, garlic, and thyme, with a handful of raisins thrown in for a sweet contrast.
Welcome spring with this mosaic of bright green, crisp tender vegetables and savory mushrooms accented with mint. Serve it as a side dish for roast chicken or lamb, or as a vegetarian main dish over buttered noodles or polenta.
Perfect cold weather comfort food: hearty root vegetables, fennel, and onion, gently braised in our veggie stock, then tossed with a little butter and chopped fresh herbs. This dish is the perfect side for roast chicken or pork, or serve it up as a main course over rice, mashed potatoes, or couscous--or add more stock to make a warming soup.
A great summer side dish: Brown rice is cooked in our Glace de Poulet for an extra hit of flavor then tossed with crisp green beans, juicy tomatoes, and a tangy mustard-tarragon dressing. The perfect accompaniment to grilled burgers, pork chops, chicken, or veggies.
Chef Jamie Gwen whips up delicious recipes and culinary delights for television and radio audiences around the globe. When the SauceDude tried this soup, he was hooked. Chef Jamie says wild mushroom soup never fails to please. From cremini to porcini, each mushroom adds its own distinct flavor, shape, and texture to the soup. Serve with a fresh baguette and some aged cheddar or pecorino. Uncork a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy!
This gorgeous, Spanish-influenced vegetarian stew is gets its red-orange color from saffron, paprika, and tomatoes. Hearty chickpeas and potatoes are accented with sherry, red peppers, garlic, and a little heat from red chile flakes. A sprinkling of garlicky picada adds the perfect finishing touch.
There are so many wonderful fresh and dried pastas available that it's hardly worth the effort to make them. Any combination of shapes and flavors will work in this fusion of Indian and Italian ideas. The sauce only looks complicated; it's really easy and can be made ahead, as can the entire dish.
The gorgeous pink color and light texture of this soup make it perfect for summer, when bundles of fresh beets appear at farm stands and markets.
This very simple, cool and creamy soup comes from an old favorite cookbook published by the Kansas City Junior League in the '80's. The "secret ingredient" is a touch of curry powder, and the soup is just as delicious served warm. It's a perfect way to enjoy summer's bumper crop of zucchini!
In Italian,"minestra" means "soup," usually of medium thickness, while "minestrina" means "little soup," usually a light broth. "Minestrone" means "big soup," a thick, hearty soup that could be considered a complete meal. This classic version is full of vegetables and beans cooked in a combination of our roasted chicken and brown stocks, flavored the old-fashioned way with a Parmesan rind. Toss a handful of grated Parmesan on top and add a swirl of olive oil, and you'll be transported to the hills of Northern Italy, where this soup originated.
A simple purée of corn simmered in our Fond de Poulet Gold--with a little white wine, thyme, and cream. It's superb spooned over sautéed sea scallops or trout, or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon.
A refreshing complement to roasted or grilled meats, poultry, or fish. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, but add the radishes just before serving so they remain crisp and retain their bright red border.
This delicious twist on tomato soup is accented with roasted red peppers, basil, and light cream. Serve it in cups as an appetizer or in generous bowls with salad and bread for a comforting main course.
A beautiful soup infused with the warm spice of curry and the hearty flavors of cauliflower and garbanzo beans, puréed to silky smoothness and topped with browned onions.
The deep golden-orange hue and rich, mellow flavor of this soup make it a fall favorite, perfect as an elegant first course, or as a main course, served with a slice of hearty French bread and green salad garnished with crisp apples.
Farro, also known as emmer, is an ancient variety of wheat culivated in many regions around the Mediterranean. It has recently become more popular in the U.S. and can be found in many grocery stores and specialty food markets. Farro's nutty flavor and chewy texture combine beautifully with sautéed mushrooms and roasted tomatoes to make a hearty side dish or vegetarian main course.
Try this twist on potato salad with a tangy mustard dressing, the fresh flavor of chives, and tasty fingerling potatoes. Simple to prepare, it's the perfect side for grilled chicken or steak.
Chinese five-spice powder is a fragrant combination of ground cloves, star anise, fennel seed, Sichuan peppercorns, and cinnamon. In some versions, cumin and ginger can also be included. Here, the spices warm chewy, tender brown rice, in combination with the flavors of garlic, ginger, sesame, rice wine, and almonds, to create a tasty side dish for pork, chicken, or fish. This rice also blends well with roasted vegetables as a vegetarian main dish.
A hearty, savory soup chock-full of beans with garlic, tomatoes, and herbs. The perfect antidote to a chilly day--serve it with buttered cornbread and a crisp salad.
This hearty soup combines good-for-you greens and beans in one pot. The olives give it a wonderful earthy flavor, along with tomatoes, herbs, veggies, and garlic. Serve it with crusty bread for a tasty lunch or dinner.
Quinoa is an ancient grain from Peru, with a slightly crunchy texture and nutty flavor. We add a gorgeous mosaic of colorful vegetables and fresh green herbs, along with an extra layer of flavor from cooking the quinoa in our Veggie-Stock Gold, to make a delicious side dish for chicken or fish or a vegetarian entrée.
The kick of horseradish in these creamy, chunky smashed potatoes makes a delicious addition to almost any holiday meal--serve with a holiday bird, roast beef, salmon, or pork.
Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables around. This hearty green has a great, earthy flavor--a little sweet, a little peppery, with slightly bitter edge. It's delicious braised with sweet, caramelized shallots, a little garlic, and a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
A satisfying variation on the Greek lemon chicken soup, avgolemono. It's easily made for vegetarians. The sunny colors will remind you of spring - just when young asparagus begin to come to market. Try it with blanched sugar snap peas or tiny broccoli florets, as well. Remember to add the vegetables just at the end to preserve their fresh, bright green color. Serve the soup hot or at room temperature.
A smooth, luscious sauce with the tang of lemon and fresh herbal notes of dill. Try it spooned over chicken or veggies hot off the grill.
The savory sweetness of butternut squash is highlighted by tart dried cherries, fresh sage, and crunchy toasted pine nuts in this delicious cold-weather rice dish. It's a perfect side for roast chicken or lamb with rosemary.
Add a new twist to grilled meat, chicken, fish, or vegetables with this earthy sauce redolent of mushrooms, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and red wine, enriched by our Veggie-Glace Gold.
This delicious salad combines orzo, cooked in our Veggie-Stock Gold® for extra flavor, and a basketful of tasty ingredients including sun-dried tomatoes, red peppers, fresh spinach, red onion, basil, pine nuts, and feta cheese, dressed with a tangy balsamic dressing. Double it to feed a crowd or add grilled chicken or seafood to make it a main dish.
Beans are a staple of the Mexican kitchen. In this dish they're combined with poblano and roasted green chiles, cumin, and a zing of lime juice to make a side dish that complements enchiladas, tacos, and other Mexican favorites. For a terrific vegetarian entree, top the beans with some grated pepper jack cheese and serve them with tortilla chips on the side.
This rice dish flavored with salsa, onion, and cilantro makes a colorful, tasty side for a Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Make it a main dish by stirring in some cooked shrimp, chicken, chorizo, or roasted veggies.
This light, flavorful soup is a favorite in Japan, served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with an array of garnishes including rice, eggs, simmered radishes and cabbage, pickles, tender fresh greens, and fish. It's also terrific as is. Note that different brands of miso have different flavor profiles and different levels of saltiness, so adjust the quantity of miso you use to your preference.
Coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne--the spices of Morocco--combine to give this aromatic soup a deliciously different flavor. The hearty combination of lentils, chickepeas, vegetables, and tomatoes marries beautifully with the exotic spices for a soup you'll want to make again and again.
The deep, savory mushroom flavor of this gravy beautifully complements potatoes, noodles, roasted vegetables, and roasted meats and poultry.
Thanks to home cook extraordinaire and MTG fan Patrick Schwab for this deliciously different recipe! A couple of tips from Patrick: If you can get them, it is the fresh chanterelles that really make this dish. Gremolata is traditionally made with chopped garlic, parsley, and lemon peel; this one incorporates roasted, chopped pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and uses orange peel instead of lemon.
A terrifically simple summer dish--sauté some fresh veggies, add our Veggie-Glace Gold, fresh herbs, and a little butter, and toss with warm pasta. Delicious!
Fresh or frozen peas and oniony chives combine beatifully in this creamy sauce. It's the perfect complement to salmon, sea scallops, or chicken--or try it tossed with pasta, some sautéed mushrooms, and crumbled bacon.
This fresh, bright green soup is delicious chilled or warm. Serve it with a swirl of sour cream and garnish it with a mint leaf. For a vegetarian version, use our Veggie-Stock Gold.
The smoky flavor of roasted poblano chiles gives a savory depth to this simple sauce. Use it with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes like enchiladas or tacos, or serve it with grilled chicken, burgers, meat, or fish.
Tender potatoes, Gruyére cheese, the earthy flavor of parsnips, and rich cream all come together to make this dish a perfect comfort food--equally at home next to your Thanksgiving turkey or a humble pot roast.