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Monday, April 6, 2009

Super Southern Sides!

This testing thing just gets better every week!! For Vegan Crunk Bianca's cookbook tester recipes this week, I was lucky enough to try out two different Southern-style side dishes: Mashed Sweet Taters and Mess 'o Greens with Turnips!

Sweet potatoes are in my top 5 favorite foods of all time, so I OF COURSE loved this sweet, spiced version! I served the Mashed Sweet Taters with another tester recipe, Country Fried Tempeh with Gravy, and some Sauteed Cabbage and Onions. My belly was very happy after this meal!
And greens are just so good any way you cook 'em, so this smoky, salty, and sweet version that is spiked with tender turnips made the meal a joy to eat! The Mess o' Greens with Turnips went perfectly with BBQ Baked Tofu (made with Annie's Smoky Maple BBQ Sauce, cuz I was lazy), and some of my own Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Ahhhhhh....greeeennnssss....I can already tell both of these recipes will be in heavy rotation on my plate!

8 comments:

Ruth said...

Mmmm! I'm a southern girl at heart. These sound delicious.

nora said...

Wow, looks awesome! I can't really fulfill my tester duties at the moment, but come summer...vegan crunk feast!

veggievixen said...

wow, awesome eats! all of it looks delicious.

Bianca said...

Thanks for testing these! I think you were the only one! :-) And I'll try (despite my mom's protests) to cook the greens for less time and feed them to her without telling. Sneaky, sneaky....I don't know if you saw my comment back to you on the tester site, but I said that my mom was the one who convinced me every Southerner MUST cook greens for 45 minutes to an hour.

I ♥ puggies said...

Living in the South I have developed quite a taste for southern food. I wish you would share the recipes.

nora said...

also, i say that you buy a container of the coconut milk drink, and THEN decide if it's worth it. haha new products are just so irresistible to me, i don't think i could hold back bc of price like you!

jodye said...

Everything looks delicious, and hooray for mashed sweet potatoes!

Jen said...

Hi! I'm in KC and just found your blog searching for "cocoa taste test". Those greens look fabulous. We make it a point to stop at Main Squeeze anytime we happen to be driving through Columbia!