Savoring Vegan Sausage

Vegan Jambalaya

Vegan Jambalaya

Spicy bits of vegan sausage lend an authentic flair to this simple vegan take on Jambalaya, a Creole-Cajun classic. Serve with any type of coleslaw and fresh corn bread for a hearty, satisfying dinner. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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.

Serves: 4 to 6

Cook, bake, or microwave the potatoes and sweet potatoes until they can be pierced with a fork but still firm. When cool enough to handle, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch-thick half circles.

Cut away the thick mid-ribs from the collard greens and cut the leaves in half lengthwise. Rinse well, then, stacking several leaves at a time, cut them into thick strips.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or steep-sided stir-fry pan. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat until golden.

Potatoes with collard greens and vegan sausage

Add the potatoes, collards, sausage, and wine (or broth or water). Turn the heat up to medium high and cook, stirring frequently, until the collards are bright green and tender-crisp and the potatoes and suasage are touched with golden spots here and there.

Sprinkle in the rosemary, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for two to three minutes longer, stirring frequently. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Nutrition Information:
Per Serving (based on 4 servings): 318 calories; 43g carbs; 12g fat; 15g protein; 226mg sodium

Potatoes with collard greens and vegan sausage

White Bean and Kale Stew with Fennel and Vegan Sausage

White bean and kale stew with fennel and vegan sausage

White beans, kale, fennel and sausage — what a winning combination for a warming stew. This is such welcome 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. Photos by Evan Atlas more→

Provençal Bean Stew

Provencal Bean Stew

This meatless version of a rustic Provençal stew, made with white beans, 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→

Italian-Style Vegan Sausage and Peppers

Italian-style vegan sausage and peppers

The homestyle Italian classic, sausage and peppers, is updated with vegan sausage. It makes a hearty one-dish meal, good served with pasta, grains, or even soft polenta. Shown above, it’s paired with farro. Mild, pale-green Italian frying peppers that are occasionally available in supermarkets and produce markets make this more authentic, but using common bell peppers works just as well.  more→

Pasta Jambalaya

vegan pasta jambalaya

Here’s one of my favorite uses for vegan 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, as is Creole Coleslaw.  more→

Stewed Lentils with Vegan Sausage

Stewed Lentils with vegan sausage

Well-flavored vegan sausages make a bold statement in this easy lentil stew. It’s so hearty, all you need to complete the meal is fresh bread and a salad or slaw. If you can find beluga lentils, they give this dish extra visual appeal. VegKitchen recommends Tofurky or Field Roast brands for the vegan sausage; they’re less processed than the kind that used isolated soy protein. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

Garlicky Greens with Seitan and Vegan Sausage

Greens with seitan and vegan sausage

Vegan sausage is a fun protein source that provides plenty of flavor and spice to a meal. The bold taste of Tofurky or Field Roast sausage provides a perfect foil for fresh greens. I prefer these brands to other kinds of faux sausage, because they’re made with tofu and seitan rather then textured soy protein. Serve this hearty dish with a simple grain or noodles, and a colorful salad. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→

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