Potatoes, Easy and Elegant

Extra Tasty Mashed Potatoes

Fresh golden potatoes

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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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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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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Southeast Asian-Flavored Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Spicy mashed potatoes

Here’s an unusual twist on ordinary mashed potatoes inspired by a Southeast Asian recipe. These mashed potatoes are embellished with fresh chili pepper, coconut yogurt, and ginger. Serve with a simple tempeh or tofu dish (Sweet and Smoky Tofu or Tempeh Strips go well with this) and a bountiful tossed salad for an easy meal. more→

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Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes with Rosemary

Potatoes on cutting board

Roasted potatoes, flavored with rosemary, is a lovely side dish for holiday meals or any other time of year that invites the mellow flavor of roasted vegetables to the table.  more→

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Old-Fashioned Potato-Bread Stuffing

Potato-bread stuffing

This hearty, casserole-type bread and potato stuffing need not be stuffed into anything; simply enjoy it as a side dish. This is welcome at the Thanksgiving table, but you can surely enjoy it any time you want a comforting casserole or have a bit of bread you’d like to use up, like those end pieces that no one seems to want! more→

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Two-Potato Bread Stuffing Casserole

Sweet potato sliced

You need not wait until Thanksgiving to enjoy this baked stuffing, made hearty with regular and sweet potato and whole-grain bread. That said, it is most welcome at the holiday table! For an everyday meal, roast some broccoli and cauliflower florets while this is in the oven, and serve with a bountiful tossed salad with some chickpeas or black beans tossed in for a nice meal. more→

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