Monthly Archives: May 2011

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 Flax Muffins

Filled with plenty of fresh apple, 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 […]

Spinach: A Powerhouse Veggie

When vegetables are rated in terms of overall nutritional value, spinach is usually among the powerhouse veggies that top the list. It’s vitamin-rich and a good source of iron and fiber. Spinach is a cool-weather leafy green, and one of the first seasonal offerings at CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms and and farm markets, or […]

Vegan Hamantaschen

Making these traditional Purim cookies in a vegan rendition is not much of a stretch—Earth Balance comes to the rescue. I like to make them with at least two, or even three types of jam for variety and color.

Vegetable Fritters

This preparation is similar to tempura, except that the batter-dipped vegetables are sautéed in a small amount of oil, rather than deep-fried. These vegetable can be used as an appetizer, and are also a great vegetable side dish, especially for enticing picky eaters. Serve on their own or with a sauce of your choice as suggested below. Adapted from […]