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The past few days have been…rainy and gloomy to say the least. As spring desperately tries to push forward, winter is hanging on by a thread, bringing us a mixture of both beautiful and icky weather on any given day. One day I find myself outside with a t-shirt, thinking that perhaps a tank top would have been a smarter choice, only to be wishing I bundled up in my winter coat the next.

Oh, the crazy dance of southern weather. I never get used to it, and I’ve lived here my whole life.

They say if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Well, while I’ll normally debate that argument, this past weekend I gave in and decided that if it was going to be icky and rainy, that I needed something warm and wintery to go along with it. I made a nice cup of pumpkin spiced tea, turned up the heat, and made vegan goulash.

Traditionally, Hungarian goulash uses beef, but I find that a mixture of winter veg is much more satisfying on my plate. Plus, FYI, I always get a little giddy when I have all the ingredients for a meal that I want to make last minute. Score!

So feel free to use any other root veggies you may have laying around your house, such as turnips and parsnips. The more variety, the better! Also, in the past I would use dry red wine or red cooking wine for the sauce (which is what you would use traditionally), but this recipe is for the non-drinkers who probably don’t have a bottle of red wine sitting around (or maybe you have a secret liquor cabinet lol). If you do prefer the real stuff, just substitute the fruit juice for some dry red, if that’s what tickles your fancy on a rainy day.

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Your rainy day remedy:

Hearty Vegan Goulash

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz spiral pasta or egg-free noodles
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 carrots, sliced thin
  • 1 medium red potato, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into chunks
  • 5-6 large brussels sprouts, sliced
  • 1/2 C your favorite veg broth
  • 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 C cranberry juice, mixed with 1 tsp red wine vinegar (or you can use 1/2 C dry red wine)
  • A handful of chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In a large sauce pan, saute onions and garlic in coconut oil until soft (medium heat).
  3. Add carrots, potatoes, and brussels, and cook for one minute.
  4. Add broth, cover, and turn down the heat (to a medium low).
  5. When the potatoes and carrots are almost tender, add tomato sauce, paprika, caraway, oregano, cranberry juice, and red wine vinegar. Cook until all veg is tender.
  6. Add chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve over cooked pasta.

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Hearty Vegan Goulash
Great vegan goulash recipe for a cold and rainy day.
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Ingredients
  1. 16 oz spiral pasta or egg-free noodles
  2. 1 red onion, sliced
  3. 3-5 garlic cloves, minced
  4. 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  5. 2 carrots, sliced thin
  6. 1 medium red potato, cut into chunks
  7. 1 medium sweet potato, cut into chunks
  8. 5-6 large brussels sprouts, sliced
  9. 1/2 C your favorite veg broth
  10. 15 oz tomato sauce
  11. 2 Tbsp paprika
  12. 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  13. 1/2 tsp oregano
  14. 1/2 C cranberry juice, mixed with 1 tsp red wine vinegar (or you can use 1/2 C dry red wine)
  15. A handful of chopped parsley
  16. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In a large sauce pan, saute onions and garlic in coconut oil until soft (medium heat).
  3. Add carrots, potatoes, and brussels, and cook for one minute.
  4. Add broth, cover, and turn down the heat (to a medium low).
  5. When the potatoes and carrots are almost tender, add tomato sauce, paprika, caraway, oregano, cranberry juice, and red wine vinegar. Cook until all veg is tender.
  6. Add chopped parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve over cooked pasta.
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5 comments

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Thanks for sharing your recipe. 🙂 Looks really good.

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Thank you! It was:)

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Will do this soon. Thanks!

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Let me know how it goes!

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