Vegan Green Bean Casserole
Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Welcome back mamas! Today’s recipe is a healthy and delicious Vegan Green Bean Casserole.

There are tons of ways to make a good and effortless meal, especially for the holiday season. And during this time, you can’t really go wrong with a yummy casserole.

It is really one of the best ways to make healthy comfort food and sneak more veggies into your family’s diet.

When I made this for a family function, everybody went back to get 2nds and 3rds, even the kids! Moreover, this vegan green bean casserole can be easily made gluten-free, it’s perfect for any family dinner or lunch and great if you have to make it ahead of time. Just pop it in the oven for 10 minutes before serving and it’s going to be perfect as if it had been just made!

Sauté – Simmer – Bake – Serve!

Vegan Green Bean Casserole
 

I must say I really love casserole, it’s such a comforting food. It’s perfect when you really want to get that feeling of a good family meal that just came out straight of the oven. You know what I’m talking about: warm and filling, with lots of flavorful goodness.

This one particular recipe is a bit of a spin on the more traditional ones. I used coconut milk and paprika to make it super rich in flavor. Which makes it taste like a complicated meal, when really it’s so easy to make it practically makes itself.

Also, I had to add some seasonal ingredients, like mushrooms! In fact, eating seasonal veggies and fruits is really important to support sustainable agriculture. Plus, they taste even better!

 

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

What you will need to make this Vegan Green Bean Casserole:

Ingredients Required:

Onion

Garlic

Mushrooms

Grean Beans

Coconut Milk

Cornstarch or Arrowroot

Vegetable Stock Powder

Smoked Paprika

Nutritional Yeast

Flour

Stale sourdough or Crackers

Salt

 

Orgain Protein
 

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Benefits of…

Green Beans

  • This veggie is a fairly good source of vitamins and minerals. Namely, green beans contain high amounts of folate. One cup of raw green beans contains 33 micrograms (mcg) of folate, almost 10 percent of the daily recommended value. Folate is a B vitamin that helps prevent neural tube defects and other birth defects.

Mushrooms

  • They are rich in the B vitamins: riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid. The combination helps protect heart health. Riboflavin is good for red blood cells. Niacin is good for the digestive system and for maintaining healthy skin.

Nutritional Yeast

  • Nutritional yeast is ax highly nutritious vegan food product with various potential health benefits. It can be used to add extra protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to meals. Studies suggest that nutritional yeast may help protect against oxidative damage, lower cholesterol and boost immunity.
Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Looking for a gorgeous side dish for a holiday dinner? Give this vegan green bean casserole a try!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, Vegan Holiday Dinner, Vegan Thanksgiving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 172kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 2.5 cups green beans fresh or frozen, cut in half
  • 1 can coconut milk full fat
  • 1-2 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot optional, for thickening
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock powder

For the “crispy onion” layer:

  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp flour all purpose or gluten-free if desired
  • 1 slice stale sourdough OR a handful of crackers crushed into crumbs
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine nutritional yeast, flour, smoked paprika and salt. Add bread or cracker crumbs and mix everything thoroughly together.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan on the stove. Add ¾ of the chopped onions into the pan and saute on high heat for 1-2 minutes, or until the onions start becoming translucent. Add the crumb and spice mixture. Keep cooking for further 3-4 minutes, you should notice the mixture getting brighter in colour. Set the contents on the pan aside and place it back onto the stove.
  • Add the rest of the onion, along with garlic and mushrooms. You’ll notice the mushrooms releasing some moisture, which should make the cooking process easier. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add green beans, coconut milk and vegetable stock powder. Bring the contents to boil. If the casserole is too watery for your taste, add 1-2 tbsp of cornstarch or arrowroot powder. Once boiling, cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Finally, transfer the bean and mushroom mixture into a casserole dish and top it with a layer of crispy onions. Bake for until the top layer is nice and crispy, while the creamy mixture is bubbling at the edges (approximately 10-15 mins).

Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 380mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 645IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg

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Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

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Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower Soup

Welcome back to my blog Mamas! Cold weather calls for yet another creamy vegan oh-so-amazing soup! This one with cauliflower will help you get all those greens in, without even noticing.

Even if it doesn’t seem possible, it’s getting cold here in Italy. And I’m always craving some comfort food, the creaminess and warmth of some good old soup will do the trick and it’s amazing, especially if you don’t follow a plant-based diet,

This Cauliflower Soup is a great way to get a good amount of fiber and vitamins that are required in a well-balanced diet. But apart from that, is so yummy and full of flavor that you won’t even realize you are eating veggies!

Sauté – Simmer – Blend – Serve!

Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I’m always looking for that one recipe that I can always fall on when I want to make something special but easy and nourishing. Everyone needs that one recipe in their back pocket for specific occasions, this soup is perfect for when you are looking for something packed with flavor and super healthy.

The base for this comforting bowl of soup starts with the amazing veggie that is cauliflower, which it’s amazing on its own. However the other ingredients really bring the flavor in. We have garlic, which apart from having great health properties, makes this soup soo yummy. The cashew and the onion give it those earthy notes that immediately make it comfort food, but healthy,

Something that I also try to do is making my own veggie broth. It’s a good use of vegetable scraps leftover from the week and it’s much more flavorful than store-bought. It’s really easy to make a good one, just add all the vegetables in a big pot of water, add salt and a little bit of pepper and let it simmer for about one hour.

My little secret to make the perfect batch of veggie broth is roasting 2 halves of an onion for a couple of minutes, and add it to the veggies for the broth!

Enjoy this bowl of creaminess and let me know how it turns out if you try it!

Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

What you will need to make this Delicious Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup:

Ingredients Required:

Cauliflower

Onion

Celery

Garlic

Cashews

Vegetable broth

Apple cider vinegar

Croutons

Seeds

Chili flakes

Fresh herbs

Balsamic glaze

 

Orgain Protein
 

Check out these other amazing fall inspired soup recipes!

Creamy Vegan Carrot Apple Soup

Vegan Chicken-Less Noodle Soup

Butternut Squash & Thyme Soup

 

 

Benefits of…

Cauliflower

  • This veggie has many great nutrients. It is high in fiber, which encourages healthy gut microbiota, which is really important in order to maintain a healthy gut, which many believes is the key to a healthy body. Cauliflower is also high in choline, a nutrient needed by our body to guarantee the correct function of our brain and nervous system, to regulate memory, mood, muscle control, and other functions.

Onion

  • Packed With Nutrients. Onions are nutrient-dense, meaning they’re low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. They were historically used as a preventative medicine during epidemics of cholera and the plague. They were apparently eaten by Roman emperor Nero as a cure for colds, and its reputation has made onions a popular component in the diets of many countries.

Celery

  • This veggie has received a lot of attention as a ‘superfood,’ with supporters claiming that celery juice helps combat a range of ailments, including inflammation, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. In fact, celery Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index. You’ll enjoy vitamins A, K, and C, plus minerals like potassium and folate when you eat celery. It’s also low in sodium. Plus, it’s low on the glycemic index, meaning it has a slow, steady effect on your blood sugar.
Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This delicious vegan creamy cauliflower soup can be paired beautifully with other holiday dishes are enjoyed on its own!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy vegan soup, dairy free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower broken into florets
  • 1 white onion peeled, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic whole, peeled
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Soup Toppings

  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Croutons
  • Seeds
  • Chilli flakes
  • Fresh herbs
  • Balsamic glaze

Instructions

  • Heat a medium non-stick frying pan. Add onions, garlic, celery and 1-2 tbsp of water. Saute these veggies on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  • Transfer sauteed veggies into a large pot. Add cauliflower florets, cashews and vegetable broth. Bring the contents to boil, then turn the heat down to medium and let your soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until cauliflower is nice and soft.
  • Transfer your soup into a blender (or use an impact blender), add apple cider vinegar and blitz for 2-3 minutes, making sure the mixture is nice and smooth. Top with your preferred toppings and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love.

Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

 

Find more healthy vegan recipes like this Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

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