Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cold Carrot and Broccoli Soup

This cheerfully hued cold carrot soup, embellished with bright green broccoli, can be the centerpiece of a summer meal, served with crusty bread or sandwiches, and/or a big salad filled with summer veggies. Adapted fromVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Sensible Wine Drinking

While wine has always been considered by physicians to be the “healthiest of beverages,” it was not until the 1970’s when epidemiologists began to report than moderate drinkers had much lower risk of coronary heart disease than did abstainers.

Big Orange Bundt Cake

  This colossal cake elicits oohs and ahs when set out for serving but the proof is in the tasting and this cake goes to the head of its class. You’ll find a number of variations including an all orange juice cake at the end of the recipe. The orange zest adds superb flavor to […]

Great Reasons to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet

Those who have chosen to go vegetarian — and then who transition to vegan — appreciate knowing that their food choices can not only be tasty and healthy, but compassionate and humane as well. Not to mention the enormous benefit of whole-food plant-based diet to our rapidly deteriorating environment.

How Vegans Can Prepare for Emergencies

With snow and ice storm season upon us, it’s a good idea to prepare for a possible extended loss of electrical power.  Even hurricanes, wild fires, tornadoes, and human goof-ups can take away the electricity for days and weeks at a time, leaving you with no fresh food and no way to prepare it.  This brief article […]

Corn Salad with Snow Peas

Here’s a great way to highlight fresh corn in a summer salad. Crisp snow peas, cabbage, and bell peppers meld nicely with the sweetness of corn kernels.

Dilled Millet and Vegetable Salad

I first had this unusual salad at an outdoor summer party at the home of a friend; not only did I love it, but I was impressed with the enthusiasm with which other guests ate it. Bland but nutritious millet, after all, is not a grain that normally causes excitement. Other vegetables can be substituted […]

Red Onion Relish

This flavorful red onion relish is a great companion to grilled vegetables, any sort vegan protein foods, or served as a topping or companion to grains or bean dishes.

Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce

This easy, no-cook vegan barbecue sauce recipe takes nearly no time to make. Though I’m all for good store-bought sauces as shortcuts, I’ve never found a prepared BBQ sauce I’ve really liked, so I rely on this one. It’s especially delicious with plant-based protein foods—tofu, tempeh, and seitan—prepared on the grill. See Barbecued Tofu, Tempeh, […]

Teriyaki Marinade

A well-flavored marinade, this adds an Asian spin to grilled, stir-fried, or sautéd tofu, tempeh, and seitan. It also enhances vegetables, including eggplant, broccoli, green beans, scallions, carrots, and mushrooms. Use it to pan-sauté or grill vegetables and plant proteins. See our Teriyaki Eggplant recipe. Photo by Evan Atlas.

Grilled Ratatouille

A grilled version of the classic French stew called ratatouille, this glistening warm salad is a welcome offering at a vegetarain/vegan barbecue. It features the characteristic ingredients of this dish, including eggplant, onions, zucchini, and bell pepper.

Daikon and Carrot Salad

Crisp daikon radish is wonderfully cleansing food, and combined with carrots, makes a simple and tasty salad that goes well with most any type of meal. You can substitute kohlrabi or turnip for the carrots, as well.

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