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About Me

I was raised Old Order (horse and buggy) Mennonite with German and Eastern European influences that shaped my palate. My own family enjoys heritage food, as well as vegetarian, plant-based, and global cultural cuisine. 

Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com

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August 29, 2018

This alternative pie crust for cream or chilled pies is from the Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook that is absolutely worth the extra effort! Tasty and healthier!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups old fashioned rolled oats 

3/4 cup raw cashews 

3/4 cup sorghum flour (I used whole wh...

August 29, 2018

This filling is from the Forks Over Knives Family Cookbook and is paired with the alternative pie crust recipe. 

Ingredients:

6 cups peeled and cubed acorn squash (or 2 15-ounce cans pumpkin)

1 1/2 cups date paste

1/4 cup unsweetened unflavored plant milk

3/4 cup natural un...

July 31, 2018

This is a fabulously tasty hearty chowder from the PlantPure Nation Cookbook. 

Ingredients:

2 leeks (or onions) diced

3 carrots, diced

3-5 garlic cloves, minced

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced small

2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced

1 cup water

2 cups frozen corn

1 14-ou...

January 2, 2018

*See notes at the end of this recipe 

Ingredients:

2 cups bulgur wheat 

1 cup water (additional water as needed for cooking)

1 cup tomato juice

1/2 medium onion cut in pieces

1 garlic clove, peeled

1 cup pecans

(Recipe also called for the following ingredients, but I omitted t...

November 30, 2017

*This recipe is from a sample menu for the Forks Over Knives Meal Planner App. I am considering signing up because from what I can tell, it is incredibly user friendly and also plans for leftovers which our family counts on for next-day lunches. You can always add meat...

November 18, 2017

Regular and Plant-based options. 

The first recipe is straight from Kellogg’s website. That’s the recipe I used to convert to plant-based, which follows. 

INGREDIENTS
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 cups Kell...

October 30, 2017

4 TBSP coconut or canola oil (or water if avoiding oils.)
1 Tbsp whole cumin seeds (I used ground cumin the first time and added it when I added the other spices. It was still fabulouso!)
9 cloves of garlic, crushed (about 3 Tbsp crushed garlic)
1 14 oz can crushed tomat...

October 25, 2017

Simple. Healthy. Outrageously delicious as is or as a spread or topping on crackers, baked potatoes, toast, etc.

You can roast as few or as many as you want at a time. I usually roast several heads while I have the oven on for something else. 

Ingredients:

1 or more heads...

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Mennonite/Brethren heritage food with a flare for vegetarian cuisine and a global palate 
Contact Me: culturedcountrycook@gmail.com