Monthly Archives: September 2011

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: […]

Vietnamese Tofu Wraps

These flavorful wraps have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* by Robin Robertson © 2011.

Vanilla Cake

This cake is delicious with your favorite frosting, and also tastes great served with all-fruit preserves and sliced fruit.  Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes* (Sterling, ©2011).

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

This sweet treat makes a great holiday gift or party favor as well as a great everyday snack. They look pretty in clear bags tied with a ribbon. Contributed by Kim Lutz, from Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes* (Sterling, ©2011). Photos by Rachael Braun.