Monthly Archives: September 2006

Savoring Vegan Sausage

Soy-based meat imitators undoubtedly help ease the transition to a meatless diet for countless people who might otherwise succumb to cravings for “the real thing.” They usually contain only a fraction of the fat of their meat counterparts. And any product that inspires greater use of soy rates highly in my book. I resisted vegan sausages […]

Southwestern Fresh Corn Stew

While fresh local corn is abundant in early fall, the most tempting way to eat it is right off the cob. But cooking with fresh corn can be equally appealing. Its sweetness and crunch can’t be matched by frozen corn kernels.To vary the recipe, add a cup or two of cooked pinto or pink beans […]

Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

Both nourishing and sublimely satisfying, this thick soup incorporates fall’s first sweet potatoes with seasonal greens. Red lentils, which cook to a warm golden color, are available in natural food stores and ethnic groceries. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

The Nut Gourmet by Zel Allen

Zel Allen, along with her husband, Reuben, run the popular monthly ‘zine Vegetarians in Paradise. Now she has come out with a wonderful new cookbook, The Nut Gourmet: Nourishing Nuts for Every Occasion* (Book Publishing Company, 2006). Nuts are an underused source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. In this vegan cookbook, Zel talks […]

Vegetariana

A Rich Harvest of Wit, Lore and Recipes * When Vegetariana was first released in 1984, its first major review predicted that it would “prove itself a classic”—and it has. With quotations, folklore, and literary tidbits, this wittily illustrated celebration of vegetarianism delights the eye as well as the palate. With more than 230 recipes, […]