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Thumb_5997_Moroccan Sweet Potato with Ginger

Thumb_5997_Moroccan Sweet Potato with Ginger

Only distantly related to the ordinary potato and the yam, naturally suggary sweet potatoes are a treat with cinnamon and ginger.  Add a few chopped chives or green onions for contrasting color and crunch. 

Thumb_4694_Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Thumb_4694_Pesto Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy mashed potatoes, dressed up with a little pesto makes this a colorful and garlicky twist to the classic side dish, and a great way to use the abundance of basil in the summer months. Freeze extra pesto for a winter treat. 

Thumb_9259_Pureed Potatoes, Parsnips And Celeriac

Thumb_9259_Pureed Potatoes, Parsnips And Celeriac

A nice alternative to straight-up mashed potatoes, this puree has the same heartiness but a spicier flavor from the parsnips and celeriac.

Thumb_5554_Beef, Okra And Potato Soup

Thumb_5554_Beef, Okra And Potato Soup

A great catch-all soup when you want to use up leftover okra or potatoes. You could add just about any vegetable to this soup -- winter greens, corn, squash. Always look for small, tender okra.

Thumb_9304_Black-Eyed Pea And Potato Salad With Parsley

Thumb_9304_Black-Eyed Pea And Potato Salad With Parsley

This is a simple and rustic black-eyed pea and potato salad you might find as a light side for a Sunday lunch in the South. You could make it more traditional by cooking the peas with some ham hock or fat back.

Thumb_9099_English Vegetable Soup

Thumb_9099_English Vegetable Soup

This classic vegetable soup can be made in any season and is flavorful enough for vegetarians and omnivores even when prepared with vegetable stock. Use fresh green beans when avalable, or frozen if not. 

Thumb_4631_Simple Mashed Potatoes

Thumb_4631_Simple Mashed Potatoes

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5464_Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Thumb_5464_Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are so naturally sweet, they need only a touch of honey to give them a glossy, sugary glaze. Try these at your next Thanksgiving, for for a warm fall feeling any time of year.

Thumb_5917_Indian Style Beef And Sweet Potatoes

Thumb_5917_Indian Style Beef And Sweet Potatoes

Yogurt and cilantro lighten up this sweet and rich dish, and the combination of beef and sweet potato are perfect together.  Toss this on top of greens or grain for a one-bowl meal.

Thumb_7515_Beef, Okra, Potato And Carrot Soup

Thumb_7515_Beef, Okra, Potato And Carrot Soup

This summery beef and vegetable stew is an easy, relatively fast way to use up leftover stew meat and vegetables. You can add in just about any vegetables you have lying around. We kept the finishes simple -- just parsley and lemon juice -- but you could drizzle a vinaigrette or chopped herbs over the soup before serving.

Thumb_9249_Colcannon

Thumb_9249_Colcannon

When I was trying to figure out the least painful way to add kale to my diet in my first, uncertain weeks of veganhood, I decided to slip it into mashed potatoes. Turns out I accidently invented a dish the Irish have been fond of for about three hundred years: colcannon. Read more about this recipe at VeganYumYum.

Thumb_7664_Lentil, Cabbage And Potato Soup With Merguez

Thumb_7664_Lentil, Cabbage And Potato Soup With Merguez

A hearty vegetable soup is spiced up with slices of merguez sausage.  This is a great soup to make extra of and freeze for later warm eating. 


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