Monthly Archives: March 2010

Cincinnati “Chili Mac”

This classic pasta and chili dish can be made with varying ingredients and seasonings, but the one standard factor is that it’s always served over spaghetti. Often, too, a touch of sweet spices (such as cinnamon or allspice) are added. The result: a hybrid recipe that’s uniquely American. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

Parsnip Chowder

Parsnips are hardy winter roots whose mild flavor is perfect for this soothing cool-weather soup. Serve with a hearty winter grain dish for a warming meal.

Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo Soup (Harira)

This flavor-packed Harira, a Moroccan soup combining high-protein lentils and chickpeas, is perfect for the transitional evenings of late summer, though you can enjoy it any time of year. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Fattouche Salad

Fattouche salad is a Middle Eastern classic that’s not as well known in western culture as is tabbouleh, though maybe it should be — it’s just as delicious. It gets its characteristic touch from the use of small bits of toasted pita bread mingling with juicy tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs.

Couscous Curry-osity

This simple butternut squash and potato dish is a fusion of Asian and Indian flavors. Contributed by Anne Dinshah, from Healthy Hearty Helpings,* ©1999, published by American Vegan Society.

Be Choosy About Chocolate

A few years ago, the food media burst forth with reports of studies claiming that chocolate may actually be good for us. Chocolate’s chemical core contains a myriad of substances that raise the level of seratonins and endorphins (the body’s feel-good and falling-in-love hormones); plus, its caffeine-like components contribute to quick energy bursts, perfect for […]