Author Archives: Adrienne Asher // Blackberry Season

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins

These muffins are my “rainy day, need a pickup” chai tea partners. Oh who am I kidding, they’re good in any weather! Egg-free, oil-free, and totally delicious 🙂

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins
Yield: 12 muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup unbleached white flour
1/2 cup sugar (optional, the bananas sweeten lightly)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
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Vegan Christmas Fruitcake

I’ve always loved handmade fruitcakes: rich, dark, complex flavors just get better as the weeks of sprinkling with brandy pass. When we first began eating a plant-based diet, I thought that holiday fare might be less than festive, but upon looking closely at my favorite fruitcake recipe, I found that creating a compliant treat was easy—mashed bananas or applesauce create … Read more

Potato-Wild Mushroom Soup

My sweetie made this a few nights ago. It’s very simple to make but has wonderful layers of complexity…and it’s total comfort food!

Potato-Wild Mushroom Soup
Serves 4

3 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1/2 pound chanterelle or shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup dried wild mushrooms
1/2 cup caramelized onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon … Read more

A Thanksgiving Menu

Lentil, Mushroom, Rice Loaf
Vegan Mashed Potatoes
Mushroom Gravy
Citrus Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Potato-Apple Rounds
Kale Salad with Lemon-Sesame Dressing
Vegan Pumpkin Pie
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This collection features a vegan “meatloaf”, mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, baked sweet potatoes and apples, citrus cranberry sauce, a kale salad, and pumpkin pie 🙂

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Citrus Cranberry Sauce

A good cranberry sauce can make or break Thanksgiving. This one, flavored by orange and grapefruit, is aromatic, sweet, and tart all at once.

Citrus Cranberry Sauce

1 12-ounce bag frozen or fresh cranberries (about 3 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
2 teaspoons finely grated ruby red grapefruit … Read more