Sunday, September 20, 2015

Vegan MoFo ~ Veganize A Family Recipe

Growing up there were not many recipes that I had that I veganized but here is one of them and it's VERY simple with the added twist of Hemp Seeds!

Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes

1 Tomato, Diced
1 Cucumber, Diced
3 T Balsamic Vinegar
(or Apple Cider Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar)
2 T Vegan/Organic Sugar
2 T Hemp Seeds


Since I have a lot of Norwegian in my family tree I did some research a while back and tried to veganize some Norwegian Inspired Foods!

Pictured here is a side dish I did a while back which is called Grønn ertestuing or "Creamed Peas".  That recipe is found HERE.

I also have done a Norwegian Potato Salad which is pictured below and originally posted HERE.


I'm also part Irish...and you check out my Vegan Irish Stew HERE.  Or my Irish Tomatoes HERE.

On my Mom's mom's side I have a bit of German, too!  I almost forgot that I had posted about Sauerkraut Potatoes in the past.  Another German INFUSION type recipe I posted about a while ago was the Sauerkraut Stuffed Mushrooms.

I'm also part French and English.  Every few months I revisit the Genealogy Studies and Family Tree and try and find out more about my ancestors.  It's fun but also frustrating at times!  But WORTH it!

20 comments:

  1. That'sso funny, I was thinking about a slightly different cucumber salad I remember as a kid! The potato salad is calling my name, and anything with sauerkraut is calling to me! Great post and recipes!!

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    1. I need to do a potato salad soon! I've been craving it!

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  2. Love the background history of your family and the insight into some of the dishes :) I am a fan of basically any potato salad so would be keen to try this Norwegian version.

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    1. Thanks! I need to get into genealogy again! So many questions! So little time!

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  3. The potato salad looks lovely and different to ones I've tried before.

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    1. I will be having 2 different coleslaws this week too! I love different twists on old faves!

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  4. All those recipes look great. I want to make more Norwegian dishes so this is a great start.

    I am sharing this post on Vegan MoFo Blog for the weekly round up. Thanks!

    Zsu

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    1. I need to look into making more Vegan Norwegian dishes soon! I've had a lot of keyword searches come to my site for them! Thanks so much for sharing with the round up - I'm honored!

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  5. Great recipes, especially the marinated cucumbers. I think we need to try the potato salad since it's been ages on that, thanks!

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  6. They all sound great! I really love tomato & cucumber salads too =)

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    1. ps. Thanks for sharing with HVF - I'm pinning this =)

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  7. Thanks for sharing all three recipes and narrative about your background. I pinned it to blogs I like. Saw you at the Plant Based Potluck. Nancy A. @ obloggernewbie.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Nancy! I haven't 'seen' you in a while! Thanks so much for stopping by! I will visit yours soon!

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  8. I too have enjoyed veganizing our traditional family meals which were Southern influenced and very meat, butter and cheese-heavy! Thank you so much for sharing your Veganized Family Recipe with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. I've done some of the buttery and cheesy but not so much the meat ones much!

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  9. Hi Jennifer, It has been such fun veganizing old family recipes. In my family, salt pork was used to season everything so there was a lot a grumbling at family meals when they discovered that my lima beans, string beans and collard greens did not have bits of salted and dried ham floating in the broth! Thank you so much for sharing your healthy and delicious Marinated Cucumbers & Tomatoes and Sauerkraut Potatoes with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Link Up. I'm pinning and sharing.

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    1. Salt pork? herm. But I DO LOVE Lima Beans of course without meat in them! teehee!

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