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What's for Dinner? #1 Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Roast, Asparagus

I used to struggle with what to feed my non-vegan family.  Since I refuse to make more than one meal each night (been there, done that as a vegetarian), I had to do a lot of experimenting to see which meals are popular; which meals need to be altered; and which need to never be made again.


I just started a What's for Dinner? series on my Youtube channel to help new vegans and families interested in eating more plant-based meals. Woohoo!

The first episode features garlic mashed potatoes, a Field Roast vegan roast, and sauteed asparagus.


Field Roast offers amazing meat-alternatives made from ingredients such as squash, wheat, apples, mushrooms and various spices.  Check and see if their products are available in your area, then run out and get some. It's perfect for those family members who need to feel like there's "meat" on their plate. My husband said the texture is similar to traditional hamburger and that the patties are flavorful.

This meal is delicious and my family really enjoys it. If you make it, please update me. :-)

Watch me make the whole meal in the video below.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

by Brown Vegan

Keywords: entree vegan

Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 6 large potatoes, skin removed and cubed (I used butter potatoes in the video but yukon & russet work just as well)
  • ½ cup vegan margarine
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (coconut, almond, soy)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth (if you don't have vegetable broth-use more non-dairy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose salt/all-seasons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Boil or steam potatoes until tender. In a small saucepan, combine vegan margarine, garlic and non-dairy milk on medium heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes.

Once the potatoes are done, drain the water and return to the same pot. Season the potatoes with all-season salt & black pepper. Add in the milk mixture and mash it all together until creamy.

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