Appetizers

Beautiful Ful
Appetizers, Fava Beans, Recipes, Sides

Ful Mudammas Recipe: Simple, Flavorful Snack

Cooks in 15 Difficulty Easy

Ful is a perfect weekday snack, appetizer at a party, and veggie barbecue accompaniment during those warm, but limited summer months. And best of all it’s ethically guilt free insofar as it’s a vegan snack that is quite healthy and nutritious. You can find Fava Beans in the international section of most grocery stores.

Appetizers, Mushrooms, Recipes, Sides

Grilled Mushrooms Recipe

Cooks in 50 Difficulty Easy

Just make sure you have some good balsamic for the marinade and heat it on the grill enough for it to get that charred grilled flavor.  Impress your guests at your next grill out and they won’t remember that you had a vegetarian barbecue!

Appetizers, Brussel Sprouts, Recipes, Sides

Grilled Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cooks in 50 Difficulty Easy

Do you love grilling but are a vegetarian or vegan?  While grilling in the Midwest tends to be meat-centric, you can go all out with delicious and satisfying plant-based options like Brussels sprouts.  Just marinate the vegetables like you would need to marinate the meat and plan ahead a tiny bit so it can marinate for at least 30 minutes. 

Appetizers, Beets, Recipes, Sides

Beet Tartare Crostini Recipe: Perfect for a Moody Dinner Party

Cooks in 1 Hours, 30 Minutes Difficulty Medium

Hosting or going to a dinner party?  Not sure what to make?  Want to bring something different from the usual cheese and crackers?  A beet tartare crostini will not only impress your guests, it will also please your gut.  While beets do take time to prepare, they are absolutely gorgeous and vibrant (oh and healthy) – I wanted to make a unique and fun appetizer for a dinner party I went to so I figured why not make a twist on a traditional beef tartare?  The beet tartare crostini was not only beautiful to the eye but also extremely pleasing for the palate.