Monthly Archives: September 2011

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 […]

Black-Eyed Peas with Spinach and Herbs

Here’s an easy and unusual recipe that highlights fresh spinach. If you use baby spinach, you can skip stemming, making the recipe even quicker than it already is. This Persian recipe is a Sabzi—referring to a recipe using greens and herbs, ingredients so typical to this cuisine. Serve with a fresh flatbread and a salad […]

Tiramisu Parfaits

Now you can enjoy tiramisu without the fuss.  These parfaits have all the luscious creamy coffee and chocolate flavor of tiramisu in a fraction of the time.  If you don’t have parfait glasses, martini glasses are a good choice, but any small dessert dishes will suffice. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: […]