Monthly Archives: February 2009

Curried Coconut Bean Thread Noodles

Don’t be daunted by the list of ingredients used here; it all comes together quickly, as the idea is to cook everything as briefly as possible. Enveloped in plenty of coconut milk, this dish of noodles and vegetables becomes quite luscious.

Mujaddarah (Middle Eastern Bulgur and Lentil Pilaf)

This traditional Middle Eastern dish is sometimes made with rice, and sometimes with cracked wheat. The grain is combined with lentils and lots of onions browned by olive oil. Even in its basic form, it’s delicious. Since we save some time by cooking (rather than soaking) the bulgur, I like to dress up this classic […]

Mustard-Spiked Cheez Sauce

This luscious sauce makes vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, Brussels sprouts) more appealing to the finicky, but even veggies lovers will enjoy this cheesy treat.

Grated Vegetable Salad with Tahini Dressing

Here’s another good way to utilize root vegetables raw; the dressing adds a rich, delicious flavor.

Cinnamon-Walnut Crumble Coffee Cake

I love a good coffee cake to serve as a snack or for breakfast, and when I needed a vegan version, this recipe is the one I turned to. 

Ancient Grains Revival

When you open your pantry, do images of the rugged mountains of South America, the colorful tablelands of Africa and the fertile river valleys of the Middle East dance before your eyes? If not, you have yet to discover amaranth, quinoa, spelt, kamut and teff, the quintet of nutritional powerhouses known as the ancient grains. […]

Chocolatey Banana Pizza

The preparation of this dessert is almost ridiculously easy, belying its showy result. Thought I’d seen similar recipes in magazines for fruit pizzas, the first time I actually had this for dessert was in an Italian restaurant in Paris, presented as “Banana Pizza Chocolatino.” Combining a good-quality pizza crust and chocolate chips with bananas and […]

Creole Coleslaw

Crushed pineapple is the standout ingredient in this pleasant slaw. It provides a good balance to spicy or bold dishes. I like it with Southwestern fare like Tortilla Casserole, but my favorite dish to serve it with is Pasta Jambalaya.