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Kale Pesto Crostini

A crunchy and savory crostini is a perfect compliment to homemade soups and salads. This vegan crostini is garnished with homemade kale pesto, sweet cherry tomatoes, black pepper, and topped it off with vegan ricotta cheese. This kale pesto is so fresh and easy to make; we love utilizing this pesto in our sandwiches and pastas. The baby kale, garlic, cashews, lemon juice, salt and pepper combine for a creamy pesto without use of any additional oil. Try this delectable crostini with our wild mushroom soup!

August 8, 2018 / By : View Recipe

Wild Mushroom Bisque

A wild mushroom bisque is a wonderful way to savor the season’s exotic and earthy mushrooms.  Traditional bisques are usually made with heavy creams and other dairy products, but this tasty bisque is proof that vegan bisques can be just as savory and creamy.  The delicate mushroom medley, cannelloni beans, aromatic thyme, and fresh garlic topped with a touch of lemon juice and crushed black pepper combine to deliver an unforgettably satisfying flavor profile.

The pleasing texture and umami flavor of mushrooms are a nutritious way to enhance any meal.  Mushrooms can serve as a great, hearty replacement for meats on any plate and provide anti-inflammatory benefits with vital nutrients such as calcium and iron.

This bisque will pair wonderfully with your favorite crostini (try TaazaTable’s Kale Pesto Crostinis – recipe).  Here’s to the mighty mushroom!  Enjoy!

July 28, 2018 / By : View Recipe

Vegan Kadhi

A North Indian delicacy, “Kadhi”, is traditionally made with chickpea flour, deep fried fritters, and dairy yogurt, served with rice or flatbreads. After becoming vegan for the last 5 years, I had completely given up on the idea of ever eating kadhi again.

Driven by my longing to enjoy this favorite dish of mine, I recently embarked on a mission to create a dairy-free version.  Using almonds for creaminess, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar for sourness, chickpea flour as thickener, and protein-packed lentil crepes, I was able to create a vegan kadhi that tastes just like the original!

Kadhi can be enjoyed with fresh whole wheat flatbreads or over brown rice with pickled onions.  A drizzle of chili oil adds just the right touch of spice and color while chopped cilantro adds freshness.  Plant-based ingredients like almonds, chickpea flour and lentils provide great calcium and protein, while lemon and apple cider vinegar promote gut health.

I really get a kick seeing the reaction of my friends and family when I tell them this kadhi is dairy-free! Try this savory North Indian delight and it will soon become your favorite as well!

July 12, 2018 / By : View Recipe