What's cooking in our home kitchens | Veggie edition

Photo courtesy of Full of Plants. 
 
As the shelter-in-place continues, we’re still looking for some stress relief in our kitchens and using recipes old and new. This time around, the BARTable team is sharing our favorite veggie dishes that are sure to please. Some are good as sides to complement that meat dish and others are perfect for your main course.

Veganosity | Vegetable Wellington

Photo courtesy of Veganosity.
 
When hosting family or friends that are vegan, one of our team’s go-to showstopping main course meal is Veganosity’s Vegetable Wellington. This dish is as delicious as it is beautiful to look at and makes for a great side for those that need some meat. This recipe is easier than it looks and is extremely satisfying- you don’t even miss meat!
 
BARTable Tip: Check out this Best Vegan Gravy recipe from The Savory Vegan. It’s a perfect complement for the Vegetable Wellington.

Full of Plants | Marinated Tempeh Salad

Photo courtesy of Full of Plants.
 
Some cooks may be a little scared of tempeh, a protein-rich, minimally processed fermented product, because of the potential bitter aftertaste it may have if not cooked and seasoned properly. But have no fear, this Marinated Tempeh Salad recipe is so easy and delicious, it would be hard to mess the flavors up.
 
BARTable Tip: Tempeh is lesser known than tofu, but our resident vegan prefers it.

Pioneer Woman | Veggie Ravioli Bake

Photo courtesy of Food Network/Ree Drummond. 
 
Want an easy, fulfilling, and good veggie dinner? Look no further. The Pioneer Woman (aka Ree Drummond from The Food Network) has been coming up with easy meals you can make at home while you’re in quarantine. This Veggie Ravioli Bake is a perfect substitute if you’ve been craving a lasagna or just pasta in general.
 
BARTable Tip: Even though this is all about veggies, you can easily substitute veggie raviolis for any with meat in them and it’s just as good.

All Recipes | Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans

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If you have an air fryer that hasn’t been used yet, now may be the time to dust it off. These Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans from All Recipes have just enough heat to keep you coming back for more. Think of these as your healthier version of French fries.
 
BARTable Tip: Coat the green beans with panko breadcrumbs for a crunchier bite.

Ina Garten | Cauliflower Gratin

Photo courtesy of Food Network/Ina Garten.
 
If you haven’t heard, cauliflower is basically the new potato. If you’re a potato au gratin fan but looking for a change, this Cauliflower Gratin from Ina Garten is a perfect recipe. With Gruyere and Parmesan cheese topped with fresh breadcrumbs, this recipe is a great substitute for those trying to watch their carb intake.
 
BARTable Tip: To make this recipe Keto friendly, just omit the flour and breadcrumbs.  

Delish | Twice Baked Potatoes

Photo courtesy of Delish.
 
If you have a few hours and it’s not 100 degrees outside, turn that oven up to 400 degrees and get ready to make these delicious Twice Baked Potatoes from Delish. Nothing is better than getting that perfect bite of crunchy potato skin, mashed potatoes, and cheese. These make for a great side dish or even a perfect lunch (that’s if you have leftovers).
 
BARTable Tip: We like this recipe because it also has an air fryer version.

NYT Cooking | Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic

Photo courtesy of NYT Cooking/Andrew Scrivani. 
 
It’s hard to get family or friends to try Brussel sprouts at restaurants but this Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Garlic recipe from NYT Cooking is a crowd pleaser. With balsamic vinegar and roasted garlic, these sprouts come out crunchy and savory. Perfect for a dinner-date night in.
 
BARTable Tip: If you don’t have balsamic vinegar in your pantry, you can easily leave it out.

What's cooking in your kitchen?

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