Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hoppin’ John (Rice and Black-Eyed Peas)

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 dish featuring broccoli and red beans, flavored with miso, is a sturdy, everyday dish, fusing 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 […]

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! Photos by Evan Atlas.

Vanilla Crème Sauce

Serve this delicious sauce instead of whipped cream with fresh berries, cakes, crisps, pies, or tarts. Or try layering it with Raw Chocolate Mousse. Recipe contributed by Jennifer Cornbleet, from Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People,* revised edition. © 2012, Book Publishing Company.

Sweet-and-Sour Seitan and Vegetables

This easy and colorful seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, and pineapple makes a delicious and nourishing meal served over rice or noodles. Complete the meal with one of VegKitchen’s many slaw-style salads. To vary this dish, you can substitute tofu for the seitan. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. Photos by Evan […]

Chickpea Salad with Zucchini, Vegan Mozzarella, and Basil

Serve this hearty salad of chickpeas, vegan mozzarella, and zucchini on its own as a first course preceding a lighter pasta dinner (see some tempting possibilities in Pasta on the Lighter Side). If you’re a basil fan, use as much as you’d like. If not, substitute another herb, like parsley.

Ginger, Pear, and Spinach Shake

You can substitute 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice for some of the water, or throw in a handful of cashews for more texture and protein. Try chilling the shake in the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving if you want a more cooling effect. Contributed by Alexandra Jamieson, from Vegan Cooking for Dummies.*

Apple, Celery, Lemon, Aloe, Cucumber Juice

You can experiment to your heart’s delight with thousands of taste combinations! If you don’t have a juicer, consider investing in one. Juicing allows you to consume the nutrients form a huge amount of raw produce without the digestive distress of consuming so much fiber. Although fiber is great, a balanced vegan diet provides a […]