Monthly Archives: May 2011

Refreshing Green Lemonade

Cleansing veggies—cucumber, lettuce, and sprouts and/or parsley—make this a super-charged lemonade. This blended juice is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day, but it can be used year-round as a tonic, especially the day after you feel you’ve eaten too much. It’s a great way to counteract holiday meals for instance. Try some of the […]

Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula

Mellow asparagus and bold arugula contrast nicely in this simple yet delicious pasta dish. It’s perfect springtime fare, though you can enjoy it year round. Complete the meal simply with a big salad (add chickpeas or beans for protein) and a fresh whole grain bread.

Cabbage and Pepper Slaw

In this easy coleslaw recipe, the crunchy cabbage and red bell peppers become a pickled relish the longer it stands.

Cashew Cream

This contemporary recipe is a great substitute for dairy or soy based sour cream. And is it easy, or what? Use it for topping soups or as a simple sauce for vegetables or grains.

Granny Smith Apple Crumb Pie (Gluten-Free)

This delicious gluten-free apple pie is perfect for winter holiday fare. And because it’s so easy to make, it’s a nice way to lighten your load when you’ll be doing a lot of other cooking. Dates balance the tartness of Granny Smith apples beautifully, but you can make endless variations on this pie by choosing […]

Grilled Pepperonata with Vegan Sausage

Depending on what kind of grill you’re using, you may want to use a grill basket, as the chunks of sausage are relatively small. This vegan rendition of an Italian classic (sausage and peppers) is absolutely wonderful made on the barbecue. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.*

A Brief Guide to Grilling Vegetables

If you love grilled vegetables, easy ideas and tips can be even more useful than specific grilled vegetable recipes. The great flavors of fresh summer vegetables turn extraordinary when exposed to the rapid, high-heat action of a barbecue grill. A slight sweetness is brought out, which, combined with slight charring, results in a most pleasant […]

Barbecued Tofu, Tempeh, or Seitan

Here are some tips and recipes for preparing barbecued tofu, tempeh, and seitan on the grill. These basic recipes will work on any kind of grill—gas, charcoal, or electric. These recipes presume you’re comfortable with whatever type of barbecue you own. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for preparing and using the grill. Look for expanded tips and […]