Monthly Archives: September 2011

Kale and Banana Smoothie

Mmm…I just love this simple smoothie starring kale and banana. It goes down so easy, and I especially like it with frozen banana. 

A Guide to Salt Varieties

Salt comes in all colors, shapes and sizes; as well as pure white, salt may be pink, grey, black or green. Salt truly is a rainbow-hued rock. Here’s a guide to many of the common salts available.

Quick Three-Grain Brown Bread

Pop this easy egg- and dairy-free wheat, cornmeal, and rye quick bread into the oven while your favorite soup is simmering on the stove. You’ll love this moist loaf! 

What affects Celiac Disease?

Celiac disease (also called celiac sprue, non tropical sprue, and gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is genetic. All individuals who develop celiac are born with a genetic predisposition for the disease, but the age of onset can vary from infancy to old age. Some people are diagnosed at birth or during childhood, bit in many people, the disease […]


These simple, traditional Indian flatbreads are especially good served with curried soups and stews. From Breadtime: A Down-to-Earth Cookbook for Bakers and Bread Lovers* by Susan Jane Cheney.

Tempeh Stew with Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, and Shiitakes

Just about any type of tempeh—soy, quinoa, sesame, wild rice—works well in this stew, which tastes even better the next day. Cranberry-Orange Sauce is a perfect accompaniment. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Going Wild in the Kitchen: The Fresh and Sassy Tastes of Vegetarian Cooking*. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky of Bittersweet.

Quinoa and Corn Pilaf with Pine Nuts

Two revered ancient grains — quinoa and corn — mingle companionably one simple, tasty dish. This easy pilaf goes well with bean dishes, leafy greens,  and colorful salads. Serve as a holiday side dish or an everyday grain dish. If you don’t need quite this large a quantity, it’s easy to halve the ingredients in […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Glaze

Here is a simple to make, enticing change-of-pace from ordinary preparations brussels sprouts. It’s a perfect addition to a vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu, so if you’re serving a crowd, double the recipe. Recipe contributed by Ricki Heller.