Monthly Archives: December 2010

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.*

Love Soup by Anna Thomas

When the publisher of Anna Thomas’s most recent book, Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes from the Author of The Vegetarian Epicure,* contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the book and perhaps do a Q & A with the author, I jumped at the chance. Her first book, The Vegetarian […]

I Love My Vitamix!

Some time ago, I got all excited about acquiring a juicer, having read about the benefits of freshly made fruit and vegetable juices. The excitement lasted all of about 3 weeks, after which cleaning the godforsaken thing and wasting so much pulp (no, I don’t compost) got old very quickly. Night after night I talked […]

Yellow Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Often, rice is served alongside burritos, but the combination of rice and beans wrapped inside the tortilla is quite satisfying.

Seitan, Mushroom, and Onion Stir-Fry

This simple seitan dish is great choice for hearty appetites, and a warming dish for nippy evenings. Lots of red onion adds great flavor, and the mushrooms bolster the “meaty” quality of the seitan.

Basic Chinese Sauce

Here’s a go-to sauce for veggie stir-fries. I recommend putting it together before you start the stir-fry, then adding it once the vegetables are just done. Start your stir-fry with some minced garlic for added depth of flavor, which will meld nicely with this sauce in the finished stir-fry.

Creole Corn Maque Choux

Here’s a classic combo of corn, bell peppers, and tomatoes, creole syle. This veggie side dish was adapted by Creole cooks from a dish made by the Native Americans who populated southwest Louisiana. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian.

New Orleans Red Beans and Rice

If one had to choose a single truly characteristic dish of New Orleans, it would be hard to come up with one more renowned than red beans and rice. A dish that has been around long enough to have become established in local folklore, it’s also one that even today, graces many New Orleans restaurant […]