Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stacked Squash and Bell Pepper Enchiladas

Here’s a vegetable-filled variation of the traditional stacked cheese enchilada. Using vegan cheese, summer squashes, and bell peppers, these are a snap to make. Serve with baked sweet potatoes and a big salad. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Moroccan Lentil and Garbanzo Soup (Harira)

This flavor-packed interpretation of Harira, a Moroccan soup combining high-protein lentils and chickpeas, can be enjoyed any time of year when you want a way to warm up, fast! Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas.

Nutty Banana-Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits available, making this a supercharged smoothie to start the day, or to enjoy as a midday refreshment. Use organic frozen blueberries when fresh are out of season. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Silken Tofu and Sun-Dried Tomato Dip

This combination of silken tofu and sun-dried tomatoes makes a delicious appetizer, served with whole grain crackers and raw veggies. It’s also wonderful as a spread for sliced fresh baguette. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Stacked Vegan Cheese Enchiladas

The word enchilada literally means “filled with chile”, and so it is supposed to be drenched in pure, red chile.  I’ve modified the recipe to use the tomato-based enchilada sauce, since cooking with pure, red chiles is not something that cooks outside the Southwest are likely to attempt. This simple and hearty dish is traditionally […]

Enchilada Sauce

Cooked tomato-based sauces such as this enchilada sauce is a great way to enhance southwestern-style specialties, especially ones that are tortilla-based. It’s a good bet for those who are wary of super-hot chili-based sauces—you can give it a milder flavor, especially if you use poblano peppers rather than the smaller, hotter varieties.

Fresh Corn: Our Native Harvest

“Korn has got one thing that nobody else has got,” wrote nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings, “and that is a kob.” Equally indisputable is that the greatest gift the Native Americans gave the European settlers of Colonial America was the ability to cultivate corn. No other single food has had as great an impact on the development […]

Vegan Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

Made with distinctively flavored green tomatillo sauce (salsa verde), these simple enchiladas need little other embellishment. Serve with Beer-Stewed Pinto Beans (Frijoles Borrachos) and a big salad. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Summer Squash and Broccoli Relish Salad

This simply yet tasty salad of yellow summer squash and broccoli goes well with veggie burgers, pasta dishes, and spicy grain or bean dishes. And— dare I say it—this might be just the kind of salad to entice younger eaters, helped along with the hint of sweetness from pickle relish.

Melted (Vegan) Cheese, Please

There’s just something comforting and kid-friendly about melted cheese. If the kids in question are vegan or lactose-intolerant, or, if you’re just trying to cut back on dairy based foods, there are many wonderful options these days. Here are just a few: Follow Your Heart’s Vegan Gourmet is soy-based and comes in cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey […]

Vegan Diets: Helping Your Body Heal Itself

In his book, Get Healthy, Go Vegan,* physician Neal Barnard made an astonishing observation regarding how diet impacts our health. According to Barnard, meals laden with meat and dairy have caused a surge in cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other life-threatening ailments.

Sea Vegetables—Varieties and Best Uses

Sea vegetables are getting more attention now that sushi is so popular. For thousands of years, cooks on every continent have made flavorful meals from sea vegetables—soup, stews, garnishes, condiments, and even desserts. Sea vegetables are rich in minerals and vitamins and low in calories. You may also find that eating sea vegetables satisfies your […]

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