Collard Greens, Raisins, Potatoes, Soybeans, and more

Love Life and Lollipops- Warm Potato and Soybean Salad

This vegan potato salad was elegant and delicious! Last night I was in the mood to cook, but not necessarily to think.  It's rare that I follow a recipe from a cookbook.  More often I just use them for inspiration (which is why I insist on my cookbooks having good pictures).  That said, last night was a whole nother story.  I wanted a home cooked, fresh, summer dinner, and the cathartic practice of cooking, but not the thought process that goes into it.  So I pulled out my The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone and made a couple of her recipes (and another of my own).

I made some Collard Greens with Raisins and Pine Nuts, Warm Potato and Soybean Salad (both her recipes), and some brown rice with tomatoes and lemon vinaigrette (though I substituted the avocado for some sprouted tofu which was delicious).  The dressing for the potatoes was sweet with a punch and totally delicious made with some brown rice syrup, miso, umeboshi vinegar, and a few other things and the greens add a splash of balsamic at the end which give them a little punch too and a depth of sweetness.  Yum!  The whole dinner was light and a perfect dinner for such a hot day!

These collard greens are vegan and sweet and delicious.