Monthly Archives: April 2010

White Bean and Spinach Burgers

A mild yet flavorful vegan burger, this combination of white beans and spinach is equally good in pita sandwiches, on English muffins or rolls, or served without any bread at all. Kids who are open to green foods might enjoy eating these out of hand. Leftovers are delicious used in sandwiches for brown bag lunches.

Hoppin’ John (Black-Eyed Peas and Rice)

Here’s a vegan rendition of a classic southern dish known as Hoppin’ John, featuring black-eyed peas and rice, often served on New Year’s Day for good luck.. Sometimes, a few coins are mixed in, and finding one in your helping brings good luck. Cooking up a big batch of Hoppin’ John seems like an appealing […]

Pasta with Red Beans and Broccoli

This hearty pasta is a sturdy, everyday kind of dish, with a fusion of Italian and Asian flavors. You can use any kind of small red bean, but adzuki beans are especially good in this. You’re less likely to find them in cans, but they don’t take as long as other bean varieties to cook.

Sweet-and-Sour Soba Noodles with Asparagus

This sweet-and-sour Asian-style noodle dish featuring lots of fresh asparagus is a lovely spring dinner offering. Serve with a simple tofu dish such as Sweet and Savory Sautéd Tofu, and a platter of raw veggies.

Cream of Asparagus Soup

This gorgeous green asparagus soup is a nice introduction to festive spring meals.

Mixed Greens Salad with Beets and Walnuts

Marinated beets are an appetizing addition to this simple salad of mixed green and carrots. Walnuts add a nice flavor. If time is of the essence, I’ve included a shortcut of using pickled beets from a jar, but the homemade kind are best! 

Oven-Barbecued Tofu and Potato Skewers

These simple kebabs of tofu and potatoes, threaded onto skewers and slathered with sauce is like an outdoor summer barbecue, all year round. If you use an all-natural brand of barbecue sauce, this is a 3-ingredient recipe. If you make your own, which is highly recommended, it’s not much more time-consuming. Serve with a green veggie (like […]

Skillet Potato and Tempeh Hash

A hearty vegetarian spin on a “meaty” classic, this is as good served as a quick dinner as it is an offbeat and hearty breakfast. For breakfast or brunch, serve with fruit and whole-grain bread, For a quick dinner, serve with an abundant, colorful tossed salad, whole grain bread, and orange slices. In warmer months, […]