Monthly Archives: October 2011

Golden Hominy Chili

Here’s an offbeat chili and a great introduction to whole hominy, if you’ve never tried it before. It’s easy to find—you’ll likely be able to get it in any supermarket shelved right near canned corn. Hominy is dried corn whose hull has been soaked off. Reconstituted, it’s whole hominy; ground, it becomes hominy grits. Adapted […]

Rice and Pecan-Stuffed Squash

Squash and pecans make for a memorable duo when combined in this Creole-inspired recipe. The savory nut, bread, and rice stuffing, contrasted with the smooth sweetness of the butternut squash, makes a perfect holiday main or side dish.

Baked Tofu-Tortilla Extravaganza

This layered casserole of tortillas and tofu infused with Southwestern flavors is a favorite go-to recipe for company brunch. I’ve been making it for years and it never fails to please. Serve with a simple bean dish and a salad or slaw.

Jicama Coleslaw

Jicama is a slightly sweet crunchy root vegetable and adds a great flavor to autumn coleslaws. It’s a lovely addition to the vegan Thanksgiving table! Ask for it at well stocked supermarkets and produce stands. If you can’t find it, substitute crisp white turnip.

Jacob Bromwell Old-Fashioned Popcorn Popper

If you’re a popcorn fan, here’s a kitchen (or fireplace) tool you’ll enjoy using. Microwave popcorn might be a smidgeon easier, but it doesn’t compare with the deep, delicious flavor produced by this old-fashioned popcorn popper. Made by Jacob Bromwell, the oldest cookware company in the U.S. (founded in 1819), this popper is composed of […]

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

I’d like to take a quick poll. Three Questions. How many of you are vegan or vegetarian, and think the slow cooker is not your friend? How many of you are full-fledged carnivores and think your tummy and tastebuds wouldn’t be satisfied without meat or cheese?

Cranberry Relish by Chef AJ and Julieanna Hever

Unprocessed By Chef Abbie Jaye

Not just a cookbook, Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and your Ideal Weight*, by Chef Abbie Jaye is not only loaded with recipes but tells a moving and inspiring life story of the author and how an unhealthy diet can affect every aspect of your life. The foods you eat can alter how you […]