My favorite part of holidays is always just the family get-togethers, and part of that is because I love cooking for everyone! I’m still trying to convince my family that you do NOT have to have meat and dairy in a dish to make it tasty! I proved my point x 4 last Saturday at our Fourth of July cookout.
Corn and Black Bean Burger from Food52 (full recipe in link) – These burgers had the PERFECT texture to them. I added cayenne pepper and hot sauce to mine when I was mixing it up too. And I think they would have been even better if I’d used chipotle too.
Coleslaw – Nothing special about this one. Just used a regular ol’ recipe for coleslaw but used eggless mayo instead and WHAT A SHOCK… no one knew. haha
Boozy Baked Beans by Cookin’ Crunk – If I’m being completely honest this is the first time I’ve ever made baked beans. My mother-in-law’s are kind of famous, so she always makes those, but she’s not exactly feeling up to cooking these days. And they have animal product in them. While these were REALLY good (yes, everyone said so!) they weren’t that thick, sweet baked bean that I’ve been missing since going veg. I really want to ask my MIL for her recipe so I can adapt that, but like I said, that’s always been her thing and I don’t want to make it sound like we don’t think she’ll ever make them again or anything, so I’m leaving that one alone.
Black Bean Brownies by Chocolate Covered Katie (full recipe in link) – These are f’ing amazing, y’all. No other description is needed. EFFING. AMAZING. They were half gone before I could even take a picture!