Author Archives: Adrienne Asher // Blackberry Season

Green Chili “Sour Cream”

This recipe is seriously yummy on baked potatoes, enchiladas, and other Mexican dishes.

Green Chili “Sour Cream”

1 cup cashews (unroasted, unsalted)
1/4 cup hot water
2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
4 whole canned green chiles (peeled and chopped)

Throw everything into a food processor and whir until … Read more

The McDougall Diet: Plant-Based for Optimum Health

Moderation does not work for changing life-destroying habits. A cigarette smoker never quits by cutting down. Alcoholics do not sober up by switching to beer or wine. You must treat the foods that are making you sick with the same attitude as you would treat drug addiction—just say “No.”

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Asian Sauces

Asian Sauces
Yield: approx. 1 cup


Fruit-Based Sauces

Whisk all ingredients together until completely blended, then simmer until thickened or reduced a bit, depending on the recipe.

Plum Sauce
Serve over spring rolls, noodles, crispy tofu, seitan

  • 6 cups sweet plums, pitted and chopped
    • Variations: peaches, pineapple, apricots
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 1-1/2 cups packed Muscovado
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Baked Potato Toppings

I frequently go through periods where I just eat potatoes with various toppings and have sides of salads and/or cooked greens (kale, spinach, chard). This list also works for other types of potatoes: boiled, mashed, or oven-baked wedges.

Hearty Toppings

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Soba with Winter Greens and Mushrooms

This pasta dish is based on a Sunset Magazine recipe, but I’ve removed the cheese, oil, and salt to make it both completely plant-based and healthier.

Soba with Winter Greens and Mushrooms

6 ounces soba (buckwheat) pasta
8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 leek, white and light green parts only, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 bunch dandelion greens, … Read more

Engine 2 Chili Cheeze Fries

Ami Mackey, over at Engine 2 Diet, developed these Chili Cheeze Fries, and we’re having them for supper tonight … although I ended up just piling baked potatoes with the chili and cheeze and added some chopped tomatoes, green onions, and a few slices of avocado on top.

Oh. My. Goodness.

This recipe hits all my buttons for “comfort … Read more