Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2015

Country Captain Stew

On this post-Thanksgiving week, many Americans, at least, may be feeling a bit “stuffed.” So let’s look at some dinner options that are hearty without being heavy, and are easy on the budget. It’s nice to start the week with a pot of soup or stew that can last for a bit, and can even be packed into a thermos and taken to work or school. Country Captain Stew is an unusual blend of potatoes, tofu, and tart apple in a mildly curried base. Serve with a crusty bread and a slaw-style salad and you’re all set. more→


Nut-Stuffed Mushrooms

Nut-stuffed mushrooms

There’s a well-known aphorism that states; “Life is too short to stuff mushrooms.” One can make that argument, but honestly, stuffing a couple dozen mushrooms is not really a lot of work and it produces a perennially pleasing appetizer. This makes two dozen mushrooms; 3 or so make a nice appetizer serving, especially if serving with other appetizers. more→


5 Root Vegetables to Put on Your Radar

Roasted root vegetable medley

A wider variety of vegetables have become available year-round than once was the case. Fresh green leafy veggies can be had throughout the winter; decent tomatoes and asparagus are a lot easier to find in the winter than they used to be. Still, the one category of veggies seems more fitting to cold-weather meals are the root vegetables. And root vegetables are still more plentiful and prevalent in the fall and winter than they are in spring and summer.  more→


Weekly Plant-Based Dinner Plan, November 23 – 27, 2015

Three sisters stew recipe

This week we’re going to do something a bit different with our meal plan. Instead of a diverse array of easy weeknight meals, we’re presenting our favorite Thanksgiving main dishes. Even if you live abroad and don’t celebrate this quintessential American holiday, you can still sample these hearty seasonal dishes. “Three Sisters” Stew (above) is a great main dish option for Thanksgiving dinner. It’s somewhat like chili, though more about the squash than beans. If you want to make this a weeknight meal, see the shortcut for dealing with winter squash below the recipe box when you link through. more→