Monthly Archives: January 2011

Piquant Green Beans

This nippy preparation of green beans is adapted from a traditional recipe from the Southwestern U.S. Use the most tender fresh green beans for best results.

Hearty Recipes for Hungry Teens (Vegan and Vegetarian)

If you’re feeding teenagers, especially the male variety, you know that they go through mountains of food, and your grocery bill mounts alarmingly. Here are a handful of hearty, filling dishes that won’t break the bank. Now I’m not saying that young women won’t like these hearty dishes, but in my experience, at least, they […]

Tempeh, Kale, and Sweet Potato Skillet

This supremely nourishing trio of ingredients are the basis of a quick, colorful, and comforting meal. It’s an adaptable dish, too—don’t like tempeh? Use tofu, seitan, or a can of chickpeas or white beans instead. It’s great with chard in place of kale, as well. Great served with any of the slaw recipes on this site. Adapted from […]

White Bean Dip

This quick, versatile cannellini bean dip is marvelous with assorted vegetables. Serve with red, green, and yellow pepper strips, sliced cucumbers, baby carrots, and celery sticks. It also makes a super spread on toasted whole-grain or pumpernickel bread.

Tortilla Spirals

These pinwheels are so pretty if you use different-colored flour tortillas. Tortillas come in a variety of colors, such as red, green, and yellow, and flavors including sun-dried tomato, pesto, spinach, and whole wheat. Try the different fillings and combinations suggested as variations.

Garlic-Roasted Carrots

These garlic roasted carrots are absolutely addictive! Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of carrots, and garlic and onion become sweeter with roasting as well. Recipe contributed by Norene Gilletz, reprinted by permission by Whitecap Publishers from Norene’s Healthy Kitchen.* 

Tamale Pie with Winter Greens

This luscious one-dish meal and its accompanying photo were contributed by Ellen Kanner. Serve with black beans and a green salad for a hearty winter meal.

Pasta Salad with Vegan Cheddar and Green Peas

Years ago, as vegetarians, my husband and I traveled through the American heartland, and I remember sampling a traditional salad whose main ingredients are green peas and cheddar cheese. I expanded this basic formula (as well as the foggy memory) into a recipe that includes pasta, making it more substantial.