Vegan: Side Dish

Recipes included here are either vegan as they stand or with minimal substitutions (margarine for butter, non-dairy cheese, etc..) or eliminations. If you find a recipe included here that you believe not to be vegan with simple substitutions and/or eliminations, please let me know at

Croquettes (2/12/2016) - Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa
Sweet Potatoes Departure (12/25/2015) - Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Paste
The Junk Food Loan (11/14/2015) - Kale with Garlic and Peppers
Food Myths (11/12/2015) - Douglas' Summer Potato Salad
The Swaying Log (10/29/2015) - Honey Glazed Carrots
The Green Food of the Gods (10/6/2015) - Grilled Avocados Filled with Blistered Tomato Salsa
I Want a New Drug (side dish, actually) (9/21/2015) - Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Mustard Seeds
Mr Carrot Head? (8/31/2015) - Carrots with Grape and Port Glaze
Best New Food Products (7/2/2015) - Refried Black Beans
No ID, No Problem (6/11/2015) - Pan Fried Roti Bread
The Wisdom of Children (5/22/2015) - Oven Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Ginger
A Good Day (5/6/2015) - Brussels Sprout Slaw
An Evening Stroll Down 5th Avenue (5/5/2015) - Mexican Rice
George and Penn (4/3/2015) - Fresh Broccoli Salad
Lemon-Garlic Cures (1/23/2015) - Lemon-Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Most Hilarious Food Network Recipes of All Time (12/30/2014) - Green Beans with Cranberries
An Ice Cream Trip (12/6/2014) - Nasi Goreng – Malaysian Fried Rice
Maggie Monday: Roasted Butternut Squash and Potatoes (11/10/2014) - Roasted Butternut Squash and Potatoes
Going Beyond the Go To (10/18/2014) - Pepper-Roasted Cauliflower
Reality Bites (7/13/2014) - Greek Diner Salad
What is the Color of Grandma’s Sweater? (6/26/2014) - Quinoa Pilaf with Crimini Mushrooms
Some Rooms Have Phones (5/16/2014) - Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Rice and Beans)
Mistakes of the Babe (4/27/2014) - Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
Rice is (not) Rice (4/13/2014) - Going Big Mushroom Risotto
Freaky Salad (4/5/2014) - Freaky Freekeh Salad
Quiet My Barking Dogs (3/7/2014) - Jalapeno Hushpuppies
My New Favorite Veggie (1/28/2014) - Fried Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Capers
Brown Sugar and Carrots (12/29/2013) - Easy Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Whipping out the Mandoline (12/27/2013) - Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Skinning the Little Buggers (12/8/2013) - Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions
A Big Bowl of Candy (9/6/2013) - Veggie Kabobs
Avocado….Peas…Yellow Squash (8/27/2013) - Yellow Squash Fries
Ginormous Bags of Produce (8/24/2013) - Bell Pepper Slaw
Radioactive, Goopy and Bland (8/18/2013) - Sweet and Sour Carrots or Copper Pennies
Diced! – Diana – Pear “Pies” Appetizer with Roasted Peppers Cheesy Filling and Almonds (8/6/2013) - Pear "Pies" Appetizer with Roasted Peppers Cheesy Filling and Almonds
Maggie Monday: Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad (8/5/2013) - Tomato, Avocado and Red Onion Salad
Crisp, Tart and Refreshing (6/15/2013) - Green Apple-Truffle Slaw
No Matter What You Do… (6/7/2013) - Quinoa With Garlic, Pine Nuts and Raisins
Easy Peasy Vegetables (11/20/2012) - Browned Butter Vegetables with Almonds
Spicy Onion Rings (6/6/2016) - Spicy Onion Rings
Heirloom (5/30/2016) - Southwestern Rainbow Carrots
Smoky Roasted Mushrooms (4/27/2016) - Smoky Roasted Mushrooms
Covered in Gooey Cheese (4/6/2016) - Hasselback Potatoes
Sunday Rewind: Grill It Baby (3/13/2016) - Sunday Rewind: Grill It Baby
Shoe String Fries (1/29/2016) - Shoe String Fries
Sunday Rewind: Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar (1/3/2016) - Sunday Rewind: Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar
Sunday Rewind: Bring da Heat and da Sweet! (11/1/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Bring da Heat and da Sweet!
Sunday Rewind: Crispy Roasted Carrots (10/11/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Crispy Roasted Carrots
Sunday Rewind: It’s Summertime With This Salad (9/6/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Pasta Salad
Sunday Rewind: Spargel (7/26/2015) - Spargel
Sunday Rewind: Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash (6/28/2015) - Sunday Rewind: Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash
The Winner’s Rule (6/17/2015) - Braised Celery
No ID, No Problem (6/11/2015) - Pan Fried Roti Bread
Sunday Rewind: Pass the Broccolini Over (4/19/2015) - Broccolini with Matzo Crumble
Sunday Rewind: Ricing the side (2/1/2015) - Ricing the Side – Originally posted April 8, 2012 As The Rantings of an Amateur Chef has been going since February of 2012, there are quite a few readers that have joined along the way. In an effort to bring back some great recipes that they may have missed, I will dedicate Sundays to re-posting a […]
Sunday Rewind: Roasting Balls of Heaven (11/9/2014) - As I have mentioned before, when I was growing up vegetables were cooked within an inch of their lives. If it wasn’t limp or soggy, it wasn’t done. As a consequence, I liked corn (not soggy) and beans and carrots (limp but OK). Very few others were good. The variety of vegetables I was exposed […]
It Looks Like… (8/3/2014) - Easy, Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes
Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw (3/29/2014) - Kohlrabi and Apple Slaw
World’s Longest Hot Dog (10/19/2013) - Cauliflower Tabouli
Buying Stove Top by the Case (6/4/2013) - STOVE TOP Stuffed Tomatoes
Yam Fries (5/22/2013) - Baked Sweet Potato Fries
So Much for Cooking Classes (5/19/2013) - Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Trekking North to Napa (4/4/2013) - Asian Coleslaw
Sprouting a Holiday Side Dish (3/30/2013) - Holiday Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Cranberries
A Deep, Woody, Earthy and Unfortunately Crunchy Dish (3/26/2013) - Creamy mushroom and barley pilaf
Guest Post: A Taste of the Shan State, Myanmar (3/13/2013) - Myanmar Tomato Salad
My First Asian Side Dish (3/12/2013) - Broccoli in Hoisin Sauce
The Foodie Smash (3/7/2013) - Crispy Smashed Roasted Potatoes
These are NOT Bananas (2/21/2013) - Fried Plantains
Maggie Monday: Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad (2/18/2013) - Fresh Fruit Tossed Salad
Magie Monday: Cranberry Sauce For Any Occasion (2/4/2013) - Crock Pot Cranberry Sauce
Maggie Monday: Avoiding H-E-double hockey sticks (1/14/2013) - Black Bean and Avocado Salsa
Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes (1/6/2013) - Easy Spicy Roasted Potatoes
Grain of the Gods (12/9/2012) - Barley-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Pine Nuts and Currants
Roasted Asparagus – Part Two (11/16/2012) - Roasted Asparagus
My Stomach’s Delight and Wallet’s Dismay (11/7/2012) - Sauted Mushrooms in Red Wine
The Best Cabbage I Ever Had (10/30/2012) - Braised Red Cabbage
It’s That Time of Year (10/25/2012) - Apple Sweet Potato Bake
Trip to Spain (10/17/2012) - Authentic Spanish Rice
Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash (10/7/2012) - Garlicky Baked Butternut Squash
Gourmet Club Main Course Part 4: Thai-Style Veggie Kabobs With Spicy Peanut Sauce (9/21/2012) - Thai-Style Veggie Kabobs With Spicy Peanut Sauce
Quick Summer Vegetables (8/4/2012) - Quick Summer Vegetables
Silent Simon Says (7/31/2012) - Roasted Edamame
Sweet Ohio Harvest (7/29/2012) - Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans & Rice
Maybe I Should Put Cheese on it (7/15/2012) - Roasted Cauliflower
Grilling BS! (7/10/2012) - Grilled Brussels Sprouts
Grill It Baby (6/24/2012) - Grilled Baby Potatoes and Onions
Mixing It Up With Balsamic Vinegar (6/15/2012) - Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans
Thanksgiving Week: Apples and Carrots (6/3/2012) - Apple glazed carrots
Thanksgiving Week: Cran more in there (6/2/2012) - Perfect Cranberry Sauce
Bring da Heat and da Sweet! (5/27/2012) - Pineapple Salsa
Crispy Roasted Carrots (5/23/2012) - Roasted Carrots
It’s Summertime With This Salad (5/17/2012) - Pasta Salad
Spargel (5/10/2012) - Spargel (White Asparagus)
Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash (5/6/2012) - Quick Grilled Zucchini and Squash
Mac-n-cheese that never was (4/25/2012) - Butternut Pasta
Pass the Broccolini Over (4/24/2012) - Broccolini with Matzo Crumble
Ricing the side (4/8/2012) - Almond Rice
Roasting Balls of Heaven (3/25/2012) - Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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