Savoring Soy Sausage

White Bean and Kale Stew with Fennel and Vegan Sausage

White bean and kale stew

This is such a warm and welcoming dinner to come home to on a cold winter day and it is especially good served with a loaf of crusty bread warmed in the oven. From The Blooming Platter Cookbook* by Betsy DiJulio, by permission of Vegan Heritage Press, © 2011, reprinted by permission. more→

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Provençal Bean Stew

Provencal Bean PotThis meatless version of a rustic Provençal bean stew is sensual and satisfying. A fresh, crusty French baguette is perfect for soaking up its delicious broth. A bountiful tossed salad makes it a complete meal. more→

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Stewed Lentils with Vegan Sausage

Well-flavored vegan sausages (Tofurky and Field Roast are excellent brands) make a bold statement in this easy lentil stew. If you can find beluga lentils, they give this dish extra visual appeal. Adapted from Vegan Express. more→

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Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

Here’s a hearty dish of potatoes and vegan sausage, highlighting calcium-rich collard greens. more→

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Italian-Style “Sausage” and Peppers

Bell peppers of all colors

This homestyle Italian classic, updated with vegan sausage, makes a warming one-dish winter meal. It’s especially good served over cooked polenta. Mild, pale-green Italian frying peppers are commonly available in supermarkets and produce markets. more→

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Jambalaya

Spicy bits of vegan sausage lend an authentic flair to this simple vegetarian take on a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with any type of coleslaw and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying dinner. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian. more→

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Garlicky Greens with Seitan and Soy Sausage

Tofurky sausage is a fun protein source that provides plenty of flavor and spice to a meal. I prefer it to other kinds of faux sausages because it’s made with tofu and seitan rather then textured soy protein. The bold taste of Tofurky sausage provides a perfect foil for fresh greens. more→

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Pasta Jambalaya

Whole wheat pasta

Here’s one of my favorite uses for a terrific product, Tofurky Sausage. The bold flavor is used to full advantage in this hearty Creole-flavored pasta dish. If you have more time, make a pan of vegan corn bread, it’s a wonderful addition to this meal. more→

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