Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cranberry-Apple Relish

This cranberry and apple relish adds vivid color to fall harvest meals, and is a nice change of pace from jellied cranberry sauces for holiday meals.

Skillet “Baked Beans” 

If you like the kind of vegetarian baked beans that come in a can, you’re sure to love this yummy, quick homemade version even more. Small white beans are cooked in a skillet with a sweet and savory sauce. It’s a dish that comes together quickly. For a simple meal, serve with baked sweet potatoes […]

The Urban Vegan by Dynise Balcavage

The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine* is a lively cookbook and a fun read. Though Philadelphia is the city she calls home, Dynise Balcavage is a world traveler, and brings her urban adventures together between these covers. Arranged a bit differently than the standard cookbook, here you’ll find […]

Potage Polenta

This is kind of a cross between cornmeal porridge and a thick soup, enlivened with fresh and dried tomatoes and red beans. Cooked cornmeal makes a delightfully dense soup base. Serve this meal-in-a-bowl with a bountiful salad and crusty bread.

Sizzling Seitan Fajitas

What I like about serving fajitas is that everyone participates in creating his or her own meal.  It’s less work for the cook, and it’s fun for everyone at the table. In addition, everyone can tailor the ingredients to suit personal tastes. Serve with a simple rice dish, or potatoes or sweet potatoes.