Monthly Archives: October 2011

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 […]

Tofu “Feta”

These tangy tofu dice are delicious added to salads—now you can make a vegan Greek salad using this faux “feta”! Mix them gently with olives and sliced roasted peppers for a delicious appetizer as well, or toss them into other cold dishes like Greek-Flavored Lentil Salad with Tofu “Feta.” Photos by Evan Atlas.

Chocolate-Covered Winter Fruit Pie


Both healthy and decadent, this pie is filled with favored winter fruits including apple, orange, banana, and pear, and made fragrant with spices and liqueur. Adapted from Vegetariana* by Nava Atlas.

Chocolate-Raspberry Ice Cream

Rich dark chocolate tinged with fresh red raspberries—a wonderful flavor combination. To make this even more decadent, add a couple of tablespoons of Chambord liqueur. Recipe and photo courtesy of Cathe Olson, from Lick It! Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.*

Lavender Ice Cream

Lavender blossoms give this ice cream a unique, delicate flavor. I love it with a mild-flavored cake like pound cake. It’s also delicious topped with berries. This is one of my most-requested recipes. Recipe and photo courtesy of Cathe Olson, from Lick It! Creamy, Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.*

Broccoli – Apple Soup with Cashew or Peanut Butter

This luscious and nutty broccoli soup gets a touch of sweetness from apple; nut butter gives it a rich flavor. In my home, this has long been a fall favorite. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. 

Roasted Vegetable Soup with Tiny Pasta

It might be offbeat, but roasting vegetables in the oven before adding to a simmering soup results in a sweet, smoky flavor. Tiny pasta shapes add a bit of heft. This soup is takes the edge of hunger, but leaves room for your meal.

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