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Easy Honey Butter Biscuits | Kid-approved!

Easy Honey Butter Biscuits come together in about 20 minutes using pantry staples. Kid-approved!  These quick biscuits are a family favorite. The best part is since they are drop biscuits they are super quick and easy to make. This is a great starter recipe for kids, my four-year-old loves mixing and measuring the ingredients (with…


The Best Balsamic Pasta Sauce

Balsamic pasta sauce is perfect for a light pasta loaded with vegetables. Add some herbs to give it even more flavor! Between my vegetable garden, my CSA, and the farmer’s market, I constantly have a mix of vegetables in my house. Often these are veggies that I don’t eat often, or are new to me….

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Entrees | Vegan

The Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This is the BEST Vegetarian Chili Recipe. It’s savory, spicy, and vegan too! Check out our fun ideas for chili toppings!  As a Texan, I have some opinions about chili. While many of my Texas compatriots will argue with outsiders about beans vs no beans, I’m far more concerned with flavor, specifically flavor development. What…

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Entrees | Vegan

Mushroom Bourguignon

Mushroom Bourguignon is a savory and comforting stew. It’s perfect served over mashed gold potatoes.    Techniques for the Best Mushroom Bourguignon   Meaty Baby Bella mushrooms are savory and filling. If you can’t find them, portabella mushrooms work great also. Make sure to get the mushrooms caramelized. When they look nice and brown all…

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Mashed Gold Potatoes

Mashed Gold Potatoes are super quick and easy, and our secret ingredient packs them with flavor.    Yukon Gold potatoes are perfect for mashing, especially for people like me who like mashed potatoes a little lumpy. Their smooth texture is perfect for that blend of texture and creaminess. The trick to adding even more flavor…

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Balsamic Drizzle Recipe

This Balsamic Drizzle Recipe is perfect on pasta, salads, and roasted veggies. This sweet and tangy sauce is quick and easy to whip up.    I love this sauce for 3 reasons. 1. It’s super tasty. 2. It’s incredibly easy. 3. It turns veggie skeptics into veggie lovers. Let’s take Brussels sprouts, I love them…

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce is perfect as a condiment for harvest bowls, a delicious sauce for dipping bread in, or as a pasta sauce.  This super simple sauce is a family favorite. It’s bright and delicious, and it goes wonderfully on all sorts of foods. Let me know what you try it on in…

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Entrees | Quick & Easy | Sides | Vegetarian

Cheesy Polenta Recipe with Roasted Beets

This polenta recipe with roasted beets is easy and savory. It’s perfect for weeknights and cold weather.  There is much debate over how to cook the perfect polenta. Similar to grits, it’s a dish made with cornmeal, and if you do it right, it’s super easy. You’ll want to use plenty of liquid and stir…

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Chili Garlic Green Beans

Chili Garlic Green Beans are a little spicy, a lot garlicky, and incredibly delicious. Want them really really spicy? We can help with that.     Finding good sides is always a bit of a struggle. I usually don’t want to put too much effort into them, as I like to be able to focus…

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Appetizers | Quick & Easy | Sides

Esquites / Elote en Vaso / Corn in a Cup | with Hatch Chiles!

Esquites, also known as Elote en Vaso (corn in a cup) are the delicious cousin to elotes. This version is made with spicy Hatch chiles and delicious cotija cheese.  Esquites are a perfect side for a crowd. They are super quick and easy to make, and everyone loves them. When I’m serving a large group…

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Entrees | Vegan

Vegetable Paella

Vegetable Paella is a fun and delicious way to feed a group. This recipe is easy to customize to your tastes! Paella is a classic Spanish dish that usually contains chicken, rabbit, and snails. Meaning it isn’t usually vegetarian friendly. But luckily, this dish is actually very easy to make vegetarian-friendly and vegan-friendly since it…

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Sides | Vegan

Thai Style Potatoes

These Thai Style Potatoes taste amazing with a sweet and spicy vegetarian Nam Jim.  Easily adjust the spice level to your tastes.  The sauce on these potatoes is a family favorite, so I’m always thinking up other ways to use it. This time I was looking for a side for a summer barbeque, and this…

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Vegetarian Fajitas Recipe – Easy Sheet Pan Meal!

Vegetarian Fajitas Recipe is incredibly easy because we use a sheet pan to get all the flavor with way less work and cleanup.  These veggie fajitas are loaded with flavor and are super filling. By using a blend of spices, we pack plenty of smoky flavor into these amazing vegetables. I love loading these up with…

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Appetizers | Quick & Easy | Sides | Vegan | Vegetarian

Homemade Pico De Gallo

Homemade Pico De Gallo is the perfect accompaniment for tacos, burritos, enchiladas – you name it! Keep it simple, or add some extra pizazz!  Pico De Gallo translates as “Beak of Rooster”, but don’t worry, this dish is completely vegetarian and vegan! It tastes amazing as a topping for other dishes or eaten with chips…

Taco Truck Green Sauce
Appetizers | Quick & Easy | Sides | Vegan | Vegetarian

Taco Truck Green Sauce Recipe – Easy!

This Taco Truck Green Sauce Recipe lets you make that delicious sauce available at every taco truck in your own kitchen. And it’s so easy. What is Taco Truck Green Sauce? It’s hard to even figure out what this sauce is called. I’ve seen it called “Creamy Jalapeno Salsa”, “Salsa de Mayonesa”, “Salsa Dona”, “Green…

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Entrees | Quick & Easy | Vegetarian

Creamy Mushroom Pasta with Crispy Sage – Easy!

Creamy mushroom pasta combines delicious caramelized mushrooms with protein-packed cottage cheese and decadent balsamic vinegar, creating modern comfort food.  If you eat a vegetarian diet, or even a mostly vegetarian diet, you’ve almost certainly been asked: “but where do you get your protein?” And even though the modern diet contains far more protein than we…

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Quick & Easy | Sides | Vegan | Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Coconut Milk Soup

Butternut Squash Coconut Milk Soup is a Thai influenced bowl of comfort. This recipe only has about 10 minutes of active time, and the squash smells amazing while it roasts.    Butternut squash goes perfectly with Thai flavors. The slightly sweet squash stands up wonderfully to the spicy and savory flavors of red curry, Thai…

About Southern & Modern

At Southern & Modern, we focus on family-friendly vegetarian recipes. These meals are (mostly) healthy, and kid-approved. Our goal is to help you create delicious meals that make your life easier, giving you time back to spend with the people you love. We want to help you make quick and easy meals that your family will love!

Our easy vegetarian recipes have something for everyone. We have some recipes that are great for people who are trying to eat healthily, and others that are just great for a delicious meal. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, we have a wide variety of recipes that will appeal to you. You’ll find everything from simple sides to appetizers to entrees and desserts. We have a little something for everyone!

These quick and simple dishes are perfect for busy people. We understand that you can’t always spend all day in the kitchen. We’ve created recipes that are simple and easy to make. Just follow our directions and you’ll be able to create a delicious and healthy meal for your family.

Check out our recipes page to view our recipes by category. You’ll find fast eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert. We’ve included some simple vegetarian recipes for kids, too. You can also use our search feature to search by ingredients. For example, search “tofu” and you’ll find all our delicious recipes containing tofu (including our very popular Crispy Sesame Tofu)! If you have any questions about any of our recipes, please drop a comment on that recipe. We will reply there on the page which helps future visitors as well.

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