You won't miss the meat in this vegetarian biryani from River Cottage Veg. Served with fluffy saffron basmati rice, the base is a richly spiced stew of potatoes, peas, and carrots, fragrant with cardamom, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and coriander.
'caramelized onions' on Serious Eats
Stuffed peppers have a reputation for being stogy and full of overcooked meat and/or mushy rice. Yet there's no reason why they need to be filled with such uninspired ingredients, or even any meat at all. Shauna James Ahern's recipe for the dish in Gluten-Free Girl Every Day is, in fact, practically vegan. The bulk of her stuffing is steamed quinoa enlivened with sweet caramelized onions, yellow raisins, and wholesome kale. She adds a bit of garlic and cumin for earthiness, but otherwise leaves well enough alone. A hot oven adds char and deeper flavor to the peppers, making this cute entree worlds away from the heavy original.
Caramelizing onions the traditional way can take over an hour. Here's a rapid-fire way to get soft, sweet onions in only fifteen minutes.
Despite substantial evidence to the contrary on pesticide-treated suburban lawns nationwide, dandelion can be a healthful and delicious part of your springtime menu. This sweet, not-too-bitter salad is an easy place to start.