Monthly Archives: April 2011

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I know that pineapple isn’t a component of all carrot cake recipes, but the carrot cakes I liked the most were always those that included it.  Similarly, you can omit the coconut if you’re not a fan.  The walnuts add Omega-3s add more protein. Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

Fresh Berry Sauce

When fresh berries are in season, here’s a versatile sauce to serve over cakes, pies, or nondairy ice cream. it’s one of the simplest and most delicious ways to use blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and others. Lightly cooked, they melt into a most flavorful sauce. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet.

Babci’s Polish Mushroom Soup

This delicious, earthy vegan mushroom soup is reprinted from The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine* by Dynise Balcavage.

Country Captain Stew

Though this tasty stew bears a passing resemblance to the classic East Indian mulligatawny, it’s actually an adaptation of a classic curried chicken stew recipe from the American South. This meatless version substitutes chunks of tofu or seitan, baked until chewy and golden. The harmony of sweet and savory flavors in a curried base is […]

Amaretto Strawberries

This dessert is almost embarrassingly simple, yet luscious and low in fat. It’s a good way to serve this fruit during strawberry season.

The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia by Rebecca Wood

With a title like The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia*, you wouldn’t think that this kind of tome would make good bedside reading. But it does. If you’re a health geek like me, you’ll have a lot of fun perusing this book, whether in the kitchen or in bed. Rebecca Wood has assembled an A to Z […]

Nutty No-Bake Pie Crust

For pies that require no baking, rely on this recipe for a pie crust that magically comes together with only three ingredients. This crust plays a dual role. In addition to creating a base for a pie filing, it actually contributes nutty texture, flavor, and sweetness to the pie. Contributed by Zel Allen, reprinted from […]

Cheezy Tofu Spread with Pine Nuts

This creamy spread is adaptable enough to serve at any meal. To prepare an open-faced sandwich for breakfast, spread a generous layer on whole grain bread, top with sliced tomatoes and vegan cheese, and melt it under the broiler. For a lunchtime sandwich, apply the spread generously to two slices of bread and add sliced […]