Monthly Archives: June 2011

Book Review: Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm

A current trend is that popular vegan blogs spin off into books. Why buy a book when you can get very similar content on a blog, you might ask? My answer is that there’s nothing like a bound book that you can take to bed, to the kitchen, and on the train, something that will […]

Book Review: Healthy Highways by Nikki and David Goldbeck

Healthy Highways* (second edition) by Nikki & David Goldbeck is a must for any health-conscious traveler. Covering every state in the U.S., it gives a “healthy” if not exhaustive listing of where to eat on the road, and includes natural foods stores and food co-ops in addition to restaurants, recognizing that it gets pricey to eat […]

Green Gazpacho

A splendid no-cook soup that will awaken taste buds dulled by summer heat, this soup can be eaten as soon as it is made, but definitely benefits from having time to stand for several hours so that the lively flavors can mingle. A cousin to the classic tomato-based gazpacho, this cold soup is a great […]

Chard with Polenta Wedges

Little wedges of precooked polenta add immense charm to this simple vegetable dish. The flavor and texture of polenta is somehow so compatible with tender leafy greens.

Saffron Fruited Rice

This bright yellow rice dish, made with aromatic Basmati rice and sweet seasonings, is a perfect companion to curried vegetable dishes.

Cauliflower and Avocado Salad

The pairing of cauliflower and avocado in a salad might seem offbeat, but they are a compatible duo. They add up to a delectable cold dish that goes well with spicy main dishes—chilies, curries, and the like.

North Carolina Relish Slaw

A friend who grew up in the western part of North Carolina contributed this tasty cole slaw recipe, which is enlivened by a hint of pickle relish.

Cold Zucchini and Corn Chowder

The recipe for this delicious southwestern soup is perfect for late summer evenings. It’s meant to be served chilled, but if you can’t wait, serve it warm, by all means.