November 23, 2011

Natural Foodie: Let the whole celebration be a plant-based feast

Thanksgiving presents endless opportunities for delicious vegetable sides.

By Avery Yale Kamila
Staff Writer

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Sweet Potato Biscuits are made with cooked potatoes and wheat flour for a healthy bread dish.

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Chocolate Pudding Pie in a graham cracker crust can be topped with coconut flakes.

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Press the crust mixture into the springform pan, keeping the thickness of the bottom and sides relatively equal. Chill crust for 30 to 60 minutes before adding filling.


1 1/3 cup non-dairy milk

4 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 3/4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 3/4 cup all purpose, unbleached flour

2 tablespoons baking powder

2 tablespoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Add lemon juice to non-dairy milk and set aside. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes with oil. Add a bit of flour mixture to the sweet potatoes and blend. Then add a bit of milk and blend. Keep doing this in an alternating fashion until all ingredients are added and you have a soft, slightly sticky dough.

Place dough on a heavily floured work surface and knead briefly. Add more flour to the surface if needed and then press the dough into a rectangle about 1/2-inch thick. Sprinkle flour on top of dough. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter (or a water glass) and place biscuits on a lightly oiled baking sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

Bake 8 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm.

Staff Writer Avery Yale Kamila can be contacted at 791-6297 or at:

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie is made with silken tofu and goes into a crust made with coconut oil.

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