Tofu, Tempeh, and Vegan Sausage Main Dishes

Tempeh, Cauliflower, and Cashew Curry

Cauliflower on table

Even those who aren’t quite sold on tempeh will be enticed by this delectable, veggie-filled curry. Adapted from Vegetariana. more→

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Tofu with Balsamic-Roasted Italian Vegetables

Mild tofu makes a good counterpart to the balsamic-roasted vegetables. This is good served hot, or just warm over greens as a kind of warm main-dish salad. more→

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Tofu Rancheros

A veganized version of huevos (eggs) rancheros, this dish of tofu prepared with Southwestern flavors, and nestled on corn tortillas, makes a nice brunch or light dinner dish. Serve with a simple potato dish and salad for a complete meal. Adapted from Vegan Express. 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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Sloppy Janes

Everyone will love these Sloppy Janes, even if you’re not gluten-free. They pack a punch that will have everyone wanting a second!  Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cookingby Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

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Gently Curried Tofu Burgers

Gently curried tofu burgers

These mildly spiced vegan tofu burgers can be served on burger rolls with all of your favorite condiments. Or, serve them on their own as a side dish for grain, potato, or pasta dishes. Young children may enjoy eating these out of hand at room temperature. Ketchup, marinara sauce, or barbecue sauce are all welcome embellishments, as is Quick Tartar Sauce. more→

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Summer Tofu Skillet with Tomatoes and Bell Peppers

Ripe tomatoes

Here’s an enticing way to showcase tofu with colorful peppers. It’s a good summer main dish when you want dinner on the table quickly. Serve with a simple cooked grain or potato dish and a big fresh salad. more→

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Tangy Tempeh with Portobello Mushrooms

Portabellas and other mushrooms

Tempeh, portobello mushrooms, and miso contribute a “meaty” heartiness to this dish, and balsamic vinegar provides a bit of tang. Serve this sumptuous stew-like sauce over a cooked grain—a mixture of long-grain rice with kasha or wild rice is one of my favorites—or on pasta. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney, from Stir Crazy! more→

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