Tofu, Tempeh, and Vegan Sausage Main Dishes

Potatoes and Collard Greens with Vegan Sausage

Potatoes with collard greens and vegan sausage

Here’s a hearty dish of potatoes and vegan sausage, highlighting calcium-rich collard greens. It’s so hardy, that all you need is a simple salad or slaw to complete the meal. Photos by Evan Atlas. 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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Barbecue-Flavored Tofu and Onion Skillet

Onions on white

I love what barbecue sauce does for tofu. This easy tofu recipe, with the flavorful sauce and plenty of onions, is excellent over brown rice or quinoa. 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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Tempeh Teriyaki

Tempeh soaks up a sweet and sour marinade; then teams up with a colorful combination of vegetables in this satisfying cool-season stir-fry. Serve it over long-grain rice. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney, from  Stir Crazy!  more→

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