Monthly Archives: August 2011

Green Pea and Vegan Cheddar Cheese Salad

Here’s a very spring-y salad that pleases both the eye and the palate. I enjoyed it several times while traveling through some of the heartland states some years (or truthfully, some decades) ago, while still a vegetarian rather than a vegan. Its constant ingredients were the peas, cheese, and celery, with additional, varying ingredients. This […]

Kale Salad with Cherries and Lime Dressing

Yearning for something a little different for dinner tonight? Try using kale instead of lettuce for a salad. A garlicky dressing and bits of sweet cherry add surprising flavor twists.

Cold Japanese Noodles with Daikon and Carrots

Spaghetti-shaped somen noodles are traditionally eaten cold in Japan during summer months, but you can substitute any kind of soba noodles or whole grain linguine.

Cold Japanese Noodles with Snow Peas and Bean Sprouts

Noodles, a beloved ingredient in Japanese cuisine and are as welcome in cold dishes as warm. This fusion dish isn’t particularly Japanese-influenced, but it’s simple and tasty, and can be served all year round.

Cold Noodles with Crisp Asian Vegetables

Filled with crisp raw veggies — nappa or other cabbage, bok choy, carrots and more, this noodle salad is flavored with a sesame-ginger dressing and topped with toasted cashews. Serve this crunchy cold noodle dish with sautéed tofu and stir-fried broccoli for a light meal.

Southern-Fried Tofu

Bread-and-Butter Pickle Chips

Looking for a first pickle to make? Pick this recipe. It’s easy and delicious — every year I make a couple of batches, to keep friends and family in supply. Kirby is the go-to cucumber here, and sweet onions such as Vidalia work well if they’re local. Excerpted from  © 2010 by Sherri Brooks Vinton, photography by […]