Monthly Archives: September 2011

Virginia Peanut Soup

Admittedly rich, this Southern-style peanut soup has an intense and unusual flavor. Adapted from Great American Vegetarian by Nava Atlas. 

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry

Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine* by Bryant Terry fills a niche that’s been long left empty: good, healthy vegan food rooted in traditional African-American cuisine. It’s one of many excellent cookbooks released this year and is definitely one that belongs on your shelf if you’re looking to get more veggies into your […]

Forks Over Knives

When the documentary film Forks Over Knives* premiered in New York City this past spring, I was honored to be invited to speak on a post-screening panel. Now this important film about how plant-based diets can prevent as well as reverse disease is available on DVD. The “stars” of this film are Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, […]

Dill Bread

Contributed by Carol Smolinski. I love this bread as an accompaniment for any savory soup.  They also make the best sandwiches: Earth Balance Mayo, thinly sliced: avocado, tomato, cucumber, leafy green lettuce, spinach leaves, kale, roasted veggies, steamed sliced squash – the ingredients for a sandwich are endless! I love savory offerings and also have […]

Almost-Raw Cheez Sauce

The only items in this sauce that aren’t raw in this luscious almost-raw vegan cheese sauce are the nutritional yeast and the rice milk or hemp milk. There’s no non-dairy cheese of any sort in this; so it’s amazing how very cheesy it tastes!

Sweet and Savory Nuts and Pretzels

This tasty snack is particularly nice to have on hand for guests to munch on during the winter holidays.

Curried Pear and Squash Soup

Even though squash is sweet, it still tastes great paired with pear. If you like, you can add a pinch of cayenne for contrast, in addition to the lemon juice in the recipe. Contributed by Jill Nussinow, MS, RD from The Veggie Queen™: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment* (reprinted by permission of the author).

Stuffed Vegetables: A Basic Guide

Stuffed vegetables are fun and festive for company and holiday meals, yet comforting and easy enough for everyday dinners. Presenting simple grain dishes in edible containers makes both the grains and their vegetable containers more exciting. It’s an especially nice presentation for fall meals, when “stuffable” vegetables are plentiful and the palate is primed for this […]