Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chinese-Style Vegetable Stir-Fried Rice

Chinese-style stir-fried rice, filled with lots of veggies, is an easy and tasty side dish to serve with Asian-style vegetable and tofu dishes. It’s a great way to use up leftover brown rice, too. On the rare occasions when my family gets Chinese take-out, there’s always a lot of leftover rice, and this is usually […]

Strawberries

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.

Watermelon-Strawberry Splash

This refreshing liquid refresher (a kind of a cross between a smoothie and a juice) of watermelon and strawberries — is excerpted from The Smoothies Bible* by Pat Crocker. Reprinted by permission. © 2010, Robert Rose, Inc. 

C-Green Smoothie (Spinach and Avocado)

This invigorating green smoothie featuring spinach and avocado, with a touch of parsley and watercress, is adapted from The Smoothies Bible* by Pat Crocker. Reprinted by permission. © 2010, Robert Rose, Inc. All rights reserved.