Monthly Archives: September 2011

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.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Balsamic Glaze

Here is a simple to make, enticing change-of-pace from ordinary preparations of 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. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

If candied sweet potatoes are too cloying for your palate, try them prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, fragrant with garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes if they’ve never been your veggie of choice. This recipe doubles easily for a larger crowd. Contributed […]

Jícama Salad with Oranges and Watercress

This colorful and crunchy salad is a perfect way to dress up a fall harvest or holiday meal. It’s the perfect light salad for a lovely vegan Thanksgiving dinner menu! Jícama (pronounced HIC-uh-ma), once confined to the southwest, has recently become far easier to find in produce sections everywhere, especially in the fall. If you […]

Pear and Toasted Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

This salad has flavors that speak eloquently of autumn —pears, walnuts, bitter greens and cranberries. You can substitute other dried fruit if you like. It’s a simple enough salad to serve for every day, yet dressed up enough to serve as a first course for company meals. It’s a welcome addition to Thanksgiving and Christmas […]