Dinners

Southern corn casserole....it ain't corn pudding!

  • Posted on: 13 December 2019
  • By: jessica
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I'm thrilled to have my dear friend Mandy of Off the Beaten Shelf , guest post for me today! Her wit and southern accent are impossible to miss in this piece as she shares a southern family recipe that I can attest to being absolutely delicious! Enjoy! You should’ve seen the look on my mother’s face when I told her I was running off to Ohio to marry a boy from the Midwest. Or rather, since we’re from the South, she knew him better as “a damn Yankee.” For months after I moved from Birmingham, Alabama, to Columbus, Ohio, my mother would pepper me with questions about my new home. “Are you...

Grandmama's Southern Cornbread Dressing

  • Posted on: 20 November 2019
  • By: jessica
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Y'all asked for it, so here it is! This recipe is so near and dear to my heart. I remember traveling to the Delta in Mississippi for Thanksgiving and being greeted with so many hugs while the house was flooded with the smell of sage and turkey in the oven. Every rich, moist bite of this southern cornbread dressing takes me back to those precious moments. This year is the first year without my grandfather. I loved to call him every year when it was time to make the dressing for Thanksgiving and Christmas. "I'm making Grandmama's dressing!" I would tell him with immense pride. "oh, you are now...

Vegetarian Ramen

  • Posted on: 2 October 2019
  • By: jessica
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The recipe you've all been waiting for!!! Nah, but a few of you asked for it, so here it is! A friend told me a while back about how magical the combination of smoked paprika, miso, and smoked salt is when it comes to replacing the meat flavor in vegetarian recipes. So since ramen is traditionally made with smoked pork belly, I spent a lot of time figuring out how to replicate that flavor while still keeping this recipe plant-based. I think it turned out pretty darn good! My absolute favorite topping for this is Magic City Ferments kimchee. Its bright, crunchy, with just the right level of...

Vegan Southern Cornbread Dressing

  • Posted on: 18 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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When I was a little girl I would visit my grandmother in Rena Lara, Mississippi. She was always in the kitchen, cookin' this, bakin' that. And bless your heart if you ask her for a recipe. Try as she may, she doesn't know how much of this or that she added. Her cooking style was all about intuition and I've realized that's totally where I got it from! Today, I got in the kitchen and did my best to recreate her southern cornbread dressing, but with a twist- I made it vegan! I know, I know. That's a carnal sin in the South. But, I always feel better when I eat less meat heavy meals, and I love...

3 Plant forward cookbooks to buy for the healthy eater in your life (hello, Christmas gifts)!

  • Posted on: 12 November 2018
  • By: jessica
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You have that one friend (or family member) that's always telling you about the delicous healthy food they made the other night. They flood your Instagram feed with photos of green smoothies and sweet potatoes baked five ways. They know all about the nutritious benefits of adding more veggies into their diet and share creative ways to do just that all the time. OK... let's be honest... this friend is YOU! You came here to read the cookbook suggestions so you could send them to your friends and family *hint, hint, here's what I want for Christmas*. Good! Let's talk cookbooks! Mississippi Vegan...

5 Food topics to discuss instead of politics this Thanksgiving

  • Posted on: 20 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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Terrified of the confrontations from relatives regarding politics this year? People on all sides are dealing with high levels of stress from this election year. We thought we would give you some interesting food topics to keep the political stressers at bay. 1. The History Grandma's Favorite Recipe Does your grandmother have a recipe she makes each year for the holidays? This year is a great time to ask her all about this tradition. When was the first time she remembers making it? Did her mother make it too? Have the ingredients changed over the years? 2. Pecan. How is it pronounced? This is...

Vegan Southern Goodness

  • Posted on: 12 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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At our house we try to eat meat-free at least 3-4 times a week for budget and health reasons. When you eat vegetarian that often, it's important to keep variety in your diet. This week I have been hunting for some exciting Southern style vegan options to add to our weekly meals. Biscuits and Mushroom Gravy OMG! Who even knew this could be made vegan! So many childhood memories revolve around this meal. I can't wait to add this to our menu. Vegetarian Brown Sugar Collard Greens Collards are the epitomy of Southern cuisine. In South Carolina they were everywhere. I can't wait to try this vegan...

Five Fall stews to keep you warm inside

  • Posted on: 11 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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We are finally going to dip down into the 40s here in Alabama. I am relaxing with my windows open and dreaming of what delicious foods I will make in the next few months as Winter rolls in. Here are five clean eating stews I cannot wait to throw together soon. Cauliflower Soup from Kitchen Stewardship Look at that lovely, smooth cauliflower! Just look at it! Slow Cooker Tortilla Chicken Stew from The Gracious Pantry Simple, rustic, and full of hearty yumminess! This Vegan Chili from Spiffy Eats & Giggle Water One of our go to recipes this time of year. Spicy, smokey, and loaded with...

Moo Brew the Clean Way

  • Posted on: 2 November 2016
  • By: jessica
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One of my favorite things in the entire world is family recipes. I love hearing stories of my family gathered together enjoying special recipes. It's amazing how a certain smell or taste can bring us right back to a certain time in our lives. Grandma's biscuits, Mom's buttermilk pie, Dad's chili, Mama Rose's sausage bread. Each one holds special memories of incredible people in my life. Today's recipe is one that was introduced to me by my boyfriend's mother. She is an amazing cook and I feel like I learn something from her every time we spend time together. A few years ago for Christmas she...

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