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Lauren Hubele shares some of her favorite plant-based recipes from all over the web.

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Sweet Potatoes with Creamy Tahini Sauce

July 14, 2019

The pairing of creamy, steamed sweet potato with tangy, tahini topping is a match made in heaven. The simplicity begins with a short, accessible list of ingredients ⁠— and there is virtually no clean-up! Serve with a mixed green salad and you’ve got a weeknight winner.  Ingredients 3 lb sweet potatoes, any color (6 small…

Georgian Spinach Pkhali

July 6, 2019

It was news to me that Georgian food is quite popular in Ukraine. I certainly didn’t want to miss an opportunity to try it. Sondro, the husband of my host Lena, is Georgian. So when she guided me to their neighborhood restaurant, I knew it would be good. Now to be clear, many of the…

Awesome Raw Falafel

June 29, 2019

I will admit to being a huge falafel fan — and yet I know well that deep frying doesn’t serve my body. All I have to do to remember is eat a few. 😉 So I was thrilled to discover a raw version this week at my favorite Romanian restaurant, Samsara. Of course, everything Samsara…

Lauren’s Warming Veggie Soup

Feb 2, 2019 | 0 Comments
Lauren's Warming Vegetable Soup

Well it was back to work for me last week, with the unpacking of boxes and phone calls to settle into our new community pushed to the end of each day. With my cooking time cut down to whatever minutes I could spare, this warming veggie soup was perfect. It goes together in minutes and tastes divine. The secret to this soup is the spice mix. I will admit to stocking up on a special blend each summer in Germany,…

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Lauren’s Aubergine and Champignon Curry

Dec 1, 2018 | 0 Comments
aubergine-champignon-curry

So here is how this came to be. I’m a day away from switching houses and still hanging out in my fridge are two shiny aubergine and a bag full of fresh mushrooms. Funny enough they are sharing the shelf space with half a can of coconut milk. I don’t know if you see a curry in the works but I sure did. Add to that combination of ingredients the fact that it’s the coldest day yet in Foix, with…

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Lena’s Vegan Borscht

Nov 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lena's Vegan Borsch

So to be completely honest testing Borsch recipes was never quite on my radar, that is until I had a visitor from Kyiv. Who knew?  Now I am an official Borsch fan and no doubt you will be too once you give Lena’s vegan version a try. Ingredients 2 medium sized potatoes 1 medium-sized carrot 1 medium-sized onion 1 medium-sized beet 1 small sweet pepper 60 g cabbage 4 fresh tomatoes (or 3 TBL of tomato paste or 1 cup…

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Lauren’s Root Vegetable Soup

Nov 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

A bowl of this soup really could not be easier to make or more comforting to eat. What it takes, however, is a handful of good, quality vegetables and the willingness to peel and chop. And yes there is kohlrabi on this list and it totally is not a root vegetable! But it was looking so lovely at the market I couldn’t leave it out. Kohlrabi, by the way, is a brassica just like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. I enjoyed…

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Lauren’s Celeriac a boulangère

Nov 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Embracing the seasons can get challenging as winter approaches.  To lend a hand, and keep you inspired I”ll be dedicating the weeks ahead to a few unsung cold weather veggie heroes. Today’s recipe features celeriac,  a root vegetable I came to appreciate during my years in Germany.  Now available in the U.S. you will find Celeriac this season at local farmer’s markets or a well-stocked produce section of your grocery store. This gratin style recipe called a boulangère in France…

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