Monthly Archives: December 2010

Quick Tomato-Herb Pasta Sauce

Here’s a homemade marinara-style sauce to make when you’re in too much of a hurry to deal fresh tomatoes, but want something with a more homemade flavor than jarred marinara sauce. Combining canned (preferably organic) tomato products with fresh and dried herbs does the trick very well.

Southeast Asian-Flavored Spicy Mashed Potatoes

Here’s an unusual twist on ordinary mashed potatoes inspired by a Southeast Asian recipe. These mashed potatoes are embellished with fresh chili pepper, coconut yogurt, and ginger. Serve with a simple tempeh or tofu dish (Sweet and Smoky Tofu or Tempeh Strips go well with this) and a bountiful tossed salad for an easy meal.

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Scrambled Tofu

Soft tofu is a good choice for dishes in which it is crumbled, as in this veggie-filled, egg-free scramble. While this would certainly also make a good brunch or lunch dish, it also makes a wonderful light dinner with whole grain toast or sautéed potatoes, and some sliced oranges or other seasonal fresh fruit. Photos by […]

Tofu Rancheros

A veganized version of huevos (eggs) rancheros, this dish of tofu prepared with Southwestern flavors, and nestled on corn tortillas, makes a nice brunch or light dinner dish. Serve with a simple potato dish and salad for a complete meal. Adapted from Vegan Express.

Japanese Noodles with Tempeh and Vegetables

If you like tempeh, you’re sure to enjoy this simple and lively Asian-flavored noodle dish, embellished with cabbage and snow peas.

Sweet and Savory Sautéed Tofu

This is a favorite way to prepare tofu simply and one that I make regularly. Both slightly sweet and salty, pan-sautéing the tofu until crisp and golden makes it very tasty. This is a great accompaniment to Asian-style noodle or rice dishes as well as simple stir fries or steamed veggies like broccoli. For a […]

Raspberry-Almond Fruit Crisp

Ground almonds replace the flour and add sweetness to the topping for this fabulous raspberry fruit crisp. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Going Wild in the Kitchen.*

Spicy Stir-Fried Sesame Broccoli

No matter what time of year, it seems like we can’t get enough of this favorite green veggie. Red pepper flakes—to your personal taste—give the dish a spark of heat in this speedy preparation.