A collection of vegan side dishes

Vegan Side Dishes

Vegan side dishes may sound obvious, but many vegetable side dishes contain butter, milk, or other additions that make them not so friendly for those trying to adhere to a vegan diet.  I searched the Patty Cake’s Pantry website and collected all of my vegan side dishes.  This collection, along with my vegan entrees, and vegan soups helped me to more fully realize that I already had a repertoire of vegan recipes I could draw upon to help get me through my 30 days of vegan. 

Avocado Sandwich

Avocado Sandwich

An avocado sandwich is a unique and tasty vegan lunch option.  Preparing a sack lunch when there are no leftovers can present a bit of a problem for someone new to a vegan diet.  On day one, I needed lunch, but I didn’t have any vegan leftovers from dinner the night before because that meal hadn’t been vegan.  I was perplexed about what I could use to create a delicious sandwich.  There was always the possiblity of peanut butter with jam, but that seemed a bit too easy.  I wanted to challenge myself to try something new.  I looked into […]

Polynesian Corned Beef

Polynesian Corned Beef with Roasted Vegetables

Polynesian corned beef is one of our favorite ways to have corned beef.  The recipe gets its name from the pineapple juice in the glaze that is spread generously over the corned beef both before and halfway through the baking time.  It’s also so named because Mustard-Pineapple Corned beef just didn’t have the same ring to it.    Baker’s Man is not a big fan of corned beef, but he really likes corned beef prepared this way.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saint Patrick’s day is nearly here.  That means corned beef and cabbage is on our menu.  I know it’s not traditional Irish fare, but it’s an American tradition.  Do you know what’s better than corned beef and cabbage?  Corned beef and cabbage cooked in the slow cooker.  It’s simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.  Because corned beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, it lends itself well to preparation in the slow cooker.  Did I mention that it’s delicious?

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham

Fried Cabbage with Ham is one of those simple and delicious recipes that just sort of happened one day.  I love cabbage.  It’s economical, stores well, and it’s readily available during the cooler months of the year.  Fried Cabbage with Ham is easy to prepare and can be served as either a side dish or an entrée, depending upon the appetites and tastes of your family members.    Accompanied by some corn bread, this makes a satisfying meal. 

Cabbage stir fried with onions and garlic

Stir Fried Cabbage

Since Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, my local grocer has had some excellent prices on cabbage.   Since I always try to shop sales, I picked up a couple of extra heads.  Cabbages tend to store for a much longer time than heads of lettuce.  Historically, they were stored for long periods hung upside down by their roots in an outside building or mulched in the gardens for families to enjoy well into the winter.  Unfortunately, the cabbage you buy at your local grocer has been far too abused to last that long, but they will last for […]