Potatoes, Easy and Elegant

Fingerling Potato Fries

Fingerling potato fries

Here’s a quick and clever way to make potato fries without a lot of peeling and cutting. Fingerling potatoes, if you are not familiar with them, are small potatoes with a long, narrow shape—hence their name. They come in several varieties; I like to use organic golden fingerlings like Russian Banana. These are ready, from start to finish, in about 20 minutes.  more→

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Mashed White and Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato sliced

Mashed potatoes, the classic comforting side dish, is made even better with the addition of sweet potato. It adds extra flavor, color, nutrition. This is great on its own, but for an even cozier dish, consider making Easy Mushroom Gravy for topping individual portions.

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Potatoes with Tofu and Green Chilies

Potato and tofu with green chilies casserole

Here’s a casserole of potatoes and tofu, laced with green chilies —hot or mild, as you prefer. Both comforting and invigorating, this is good served with refried beans or other simple bean dish, and a colorful salad. more→

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Roasted Potatoes with Black Olives

Rosemary roasted potatoes with black olives

Here’s a simple way to bring out great flavor in roasted potatoes. Roasted potatoes are always a treat no matter what; the olives add little bursts of flavor in every bite, and rosemary adds a distinctive flavor. more→

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Extra Tasty Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes in baskets at farmer's market

This terrific alternative to the classic mashed potatoes with peas on the side eliminates chasing peas around the plate. Leftovers, if there are any, are good in other recipes such as Potato Balls, Dave’s Stuffed Mushrooms, or they can be fried for breakfast. Excerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationshipsby Anne Dinshah. Published by American Vegan Society, © 2012. Reprinted by permission. more→

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Cold Potato, Green Bean, and Quinoa Soup

Cold Potato, Green Bean, and Quinoa Soup

Potatoes, green beans, and quinoa make a refreshing trio in a cold summer soup. Serve with fresh corn on the cob and a colorful salad or grilled veggies. Though I think this soup tastes best chilled, if you can’t wait, it’s good warm, too!

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Sweet and White Potato Casserole with Apples

This rich combination of white and sweet potatoes, subtly sweetened with apple, is perfectly suited your major comfort food cravings of the cool season. This is one of my favorite comfort food recipes (which was titled Les Trois Pommes), updated, from Vegetariana. more→

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Mozzarella Mashed Potato Pie

Vegan mozzarella mashed potato pie

Here’s one of my earliest comfort food favorites, a casserole-like dish of mashed potatoes and melted cheese, now veganized, from Vegetariana. With Daiya or Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses, it’s just as good as any dairy version. more→

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