Monthly Archives: May 2011

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 […]

Olive Rice Salad

When the season for cold meals arrives, this easy rice salad is most welcome. Served with a simple combination of chickpeas or black beans and tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs. Add some steamed broccoli or green beans to the meal for a finishing touch. Try using black rice (sometimes marketed as forbidden […]

Vegan Banana Ice Cream by Miyoko Schinner


Few fruits offer a much sensory satisfaction as fresh strawberries. The season for good, ripe strawberries, particularly local ones, is rather fleeting compared with other fruits. The good news is that you can’t eat too much of this Vitamin C-rich fruit. The bad news is that strawberries consistently rank near the top of lists of foods […]

Baked Chickpea Burgers

A number of nourishing ingredients mingle in this baked vegan chickpea burger. Though it’s tasty enough to be eaten plain as a side dish, it’s makes a great sandwich as well. Either way, try it with Quick Tartar Sauce, whose recipe follows. 

Mixed Dietary Preferences—vegan, veg, non-vegan—in families

What happens when one parent is vegan and the other one isn’t? Will the children be raised vegan or not? If you are a vegan but your spouse or partner is not, and you have or are planning to have children, then you are in what I call a mixed marriage. Families in this situation […]

Shoo-Fly Muffins

Shoo-fly pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch classic made with molasses and a tasty crumb mixture. Here, these elements are transposed into a delectably wholesome muffin. Barley malt syrup works just as well as molasses and produces a slightly milder flavor.

Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Use this dressing if you are serving a salad with a Mexican meal. Alternatively, use it to marinate cucumber, cabbage, or tomatoes. Recipe by Devra Gartenstein, from Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes*, by permission of The Book Publishing Company.