Monthly Archives: January 2008

Soy and Agave-Glazed Winter Squash

A simple recipe that makes winter squash positively addictive, this is a nice addition to the winter plate for everyday or holiday meals.

Winter Squashes

There has been a proliferation of squash varieties over the last few years. Before that, butternut, acorn, and the occasional sugar pumpkin were the extent of the choices, but now, you are likely to encounter golden acorn (a sweeter, smoother cousin of the green variety), banana squash, delicata, turban, and hubbard.

Shiitake-Miso Gravy

Serve this richly flavored vegan shiitake-miso gravy over sautéed tofu or tempeh, or to dress up mashed potatoes or green vegetables. Adapted from Vegan Express.

Big Quesadillas with Sweet Potato, Yellow Squash, and Corn

When I first blogged about big quesadillas, a number of readers commented about their own fillings. My favorite was this one from Monica Clark-Robinson, an avid and creative cook. 

Tempeh and Green Beans with Shiitake-Miso Gravy

Slender green beans, slivered tempeh, and colorful bell pepper make for a tasty trio. The time-saver here is the use of frozen organic baby green beans, available in most any natural foods store and many supermarkets. If you have more time, do use fresh slender green beans, by all means, when they make their rare […]

10 Delicious Dishes to Help Defeat Diabetes

The food you eat plays a crucial role in your health. Certain foods can even help in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. In diabetes, the cells of the body cannot get the sugar they need. Glucose, a simple sugar, is the body’s main fuel.

A Nutritional Glossary

AMINO ACIDS: An amino acid is a building block of protein. There are some twenty amino acids required to make a complete protein. The body can manufacture all but eight; these are referred to as the essential amino acids.

Essential Fatty Acids: What they are, how they work, and where to find them

What is essential in your life? How about the love of your family and friends, or a certain hobby that you just can’t live without? There are many things that people may consider essential. There are also things that are essential to our bodies.