Monthly Archives: May 2011

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.

Spring Greens Salad with Endives and Oranges

Here’s a lovely and refreshing salad with tender greens, Belgian endives, and tiny oranges. A hint of citrus and toasted almonds add to the fresh flavor. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Navy Bean and Green Bean Salad with Fresh Herbs

Featuring the companionable flavors of fresh green beans, navy beans, and cucumber, here’s a lively, refreshing salad, perfect for picnics, potlucks, and casual company buffets. Use the recommended amounts of fresh herbs as a guideline — the more, the better! Photos by Evan Atlas.

Cabbage and Pepper Slaw

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

Corn Relish Salad

Here’s a relish-style corn salad that’s especially good made with fresh corn. It’s embellished with colorful red bell pepper, carrot, green pimiento olives, and herbs. It’s an especially nice side dish with veggie burgers and wraps.

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. It’s also a great garnish for Southwestern-style tortilla specialties, as on the Black Bean Tostadas shown above. Photo by Hannah Kaminsky.

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 […]

Yummy Apple Flaxseed Muffins

Filled with plenty of fresh apple and flaxseed, these muffins are so moist and good (and they’re good for you, too). They’re great as a weekend snack or as an addition to the school or office lunch box. Recipe from The Double Energy Diet* by Judi and Shari Zucker.

Planning Healthy Vegan Diets

It doesn’t matter what type of diet you choose, a little nutrition-know-how is always needed. Omnivores have to strive for food choices that reduce their intake of saturated fat and cholesterol and that maximize compounds that might fall short like fiber, folate, antioxidants, and potassium. Vegans need to give a little bit of extra attention […]

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