Main Dishes

The SD Basic Burger

Here's a basic burger that can be dressed up in many tastes and ethnicities. You can actually use most any beans, (pinto, butter, canellini, black...), so experiment as you get comfortable.

Pronto Pasta Primavera

Enliven every pasta dish with added vegetables!  Here's a basic recipe to motivate you.

Cuban Black Beans

​A basic bean recipe that can be dressed up with spices when you are ready to make it your very own.

Corn Cakes... and a Lesson in Oil-Free Cooking

These savory cakes are filling as well as versitile.  It's such a simple kid-pleaser that it became a regular in my home.  
This dish is a wholesome take on a traditional South American dish found in many countries.  Top with salsa for a Mexican flavor, plain for an traditional American side dish, or dill dressing for a Southwest ranch flavor.
The key to gently frying without oil here is a low heat and a bit of patience. 

Whatever Works Stir-Fry; and a Lesson in Oil-Free Cooking

Creating a simple stir-fry is a basic skill for convenient, simple plant-based cooking.  Use this recipe to get your daily greens in, use up whatever you have in the fridge that needs eating, and use this recipe as a lesson in stir-frying without oil as well!

Cauliflower au Gratin

A creamy casserole topped with whole-grain bread crumbs to satisfy even those used to cheese sauces. 

Portabella Mushroom Steaks

These big mushrooms have a meaty mouth feel to them and are very satisfying, yet light.
Serving Suggestions: 
-- Place on whole-grain burger buns and add your favorite condiments for a great burger, or on the plate for a great steak!
-- Serve with mashed potatoes, frozen vegetables and a hearty salad.
 
[Photo: forksoverknives.com]
 

Carrot Rice Casserole

A rich and satisfying casserole - I have never met someone who didn't like it (note the peanut butter if allergies are a consideration).  This is a good recipe to bring to a dinner party.

Portabella Sandwiches or Burgers

I would call this a fun-burger.  The texture of a thick, juicy mushroom is very satisfying, and works well in a bun!  Fix it up with burger toppings and you'e got an enjoyable meal!

Pasta Primavera Soup

A great and easy lunch recipe from last night's dinner!  Add a salad if you can.

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