Vegan New Potato, Tomato & Kale Soup

This is a hearty, vegetable soup that can be the centerpiece of a meal and excellent for cold nights. A slice of cornbread is the perfect companion.   1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing  1 onion, diced  1-2 cloves garlic, minced  1 jalapeño, finely diced 2 carrots, peeled, diced  1 stalk […]

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Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

This is perfect for a simple lunch or dinner. The cashew cream adds rich flavor and a creamy texture. Hot, crusty whole grain bread makes for a perfect meal.   1 tablespoon of oil or ¼ cup of vegetable broth, for sautéing  1 cup of leeks, washed well, chopped  1 medium carrot, peeled, diced  1 […]

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Vegan Tomato Rice Soup

This is a good and simple soup to put together. You can use any greens that you have on hand. Serve with pita toasts (page 272).   1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing 1 small onion, diced 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 stalk of celery, finely diced 1 carrot, peeled, […]

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Vegan Tomato Stock

Great for using in soups or sauces. 1 tablespoon oil or ½ cup of vegetable broth 1 onion, peeled, roughly chopped 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped  2 carrots, peeled, roughly chopped  4-6 mushrooms, cremini or white  1 jalapeño, halved, seeds removed  1 bunch scallions, all parts, chopped  4 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed  2 tablespoons tomato […]

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Vegan Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Creole Mayonnaise

 A great combination of Southern flavors with crunch! This makes 2 sandwiches. Potato salad is the perfect side (page 48).   2 large green tomatoes   1 cup yellow cornmeal   Salt and pepper   ½ teaspoon Deb’s Seasoning (page 269)    2 teaspoons oil   Creole mayonnaise (below)    Sliced tomatoes   Red onion, thinly sliced    Shredded red cabbage    Focaccia, toasted Slice […]

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Vegan Tomato, Avocado & Red Onion Sandwich

 This is an amazingly simple sandwich that is crisp and juicy all at once. The family will love it, especially when summer tomatoes are at their peak! Makes two sandwiches.    4 slices fresh country-style bread  1 large fresh tomato, sliced   ½ avocado, peeled, pitted, sliced   ½ small red onion, thinly sliced   Crisp red leaf lettuce […]

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Vegan Kale, Zucchini & Tomatoes

1 tablespoon oil or ¼ cup vegetable broth, for sautéing  4 cups kale, washed, chopped   1 cup shallots or leeks, chopped 1 jalapeño, seeded, diced 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped   2 small zucchini, sliced   ½ teaspoon salt   Freshly ground pepper, to taste   Pepper sauce, to taste In large skillet, sauté kale, shallots, and jalapeño over […]

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About the Author

Deborah Brutsché believes in uncomplicated meals. Through the power of simple and satisfying recipes, Deborah has created a connection for people who are on a journey to healthier living by choosing a diet that is free of animal products. She gladly embraced the challenge of giving her traditional, Southernstyle cooking a vegan twist. Deborah was influenced by her mother’s and grandmother’s family recipes.

Raising a family in Dallas and now living in Austin, Texas, her cooking is influenced by the distinctive flavors of the Southern U.S. and Mexico and new influences from her multi-cultural family.