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. 

taco seasoned oven fries heaped on a plate

Taco Seasoned Oven Fries

Potatoes are another often unappreciated food.    Everyone recognizes mashed potatoes as  an amazing comfort food, but because they are a carbohydrate rich vegetable, people think they are unhealthy. Dieters eschew them.  The poor potato has been the unfortunate  victim of bad press and has gotten a reputation as being bad for you.    This isn’t the case, but don’t take my word for it.  Head over to Prevention to read about potatoes and four other foods that are very nutritious in spite of what you may have been told. Potatoes are an excellent frugal food.  I can often find a […]

oven fried potatoes

Seasoned Oven Fries

Sometimes, I just want a burger and fries, but I really don’t like deep frying.  Buying burgers and fries for our family costs a minimum of $25 dollars, and sometimes, it costs more.  Since I am always trying to save money and provide my family with relatively healthy meals, I needed to find a better way to make burgers and fries at home without a deep fryer.  That was when my friend, Amber, came to my rescue.  She told me about oven fries.  I was surprised at how easy the instructions were, and I couldn’t wait to try her recipe. […]