Category Archives: Vegetables

Vegan Potatoes Gratin

Here’s a special occasion dish—special because it has much more oil than many of my recipes, though I’ve included notes to make it low-fat. It’s very easy to make and has a somewhat “cheesy” quality from the nutritional yeast. Yum!

Vegan Potatoes Gratin

White Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil (for less fat, use low fat vegetable stock)
8 cloves garlic,

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Sweet Potato-Apple Bake


Sweet Potato-Apple Bake

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced*
2 medium apples, thinly sliced*
1 medium orange, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons Muscovado dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or your favorite granola
Honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

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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.

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Mexican Polenta Bowl

I’ve been cooking my way through Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health, and every single recipe is a winner. Highly recommended! For instance, here’s my version of one of his recipes that I made for dinner tonight—

Mexican Polenta Bowl
Serves two, generously

1 cup dry polenta
¼ cup nutritional … Read more