Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chard Stew with Tortellini and Summer Squash

Here’s a bountiful and nourishing late summer stew featuring chard and squash, made substantial with the delightful addition of tortellini. Of course, you can substitute other hardy greens, including kale, collards, escarole, or broccoli rabe. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Vegan for Life by Jack Norris, RD and Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

I gush. It’s true. If I love something I can’t help myself. This book was in my mailbox on Thursday. I finished it by noon on Friday. It’s that good.

Red Cabbage, Carrot, and Apricot Salad

Here’s a nice change of pace from “white” coleslaw —  a combination of red cabbage and carrot, sweetened with dried apricots. It adds a refreshing note to spicy meals and adds vibrant color to the plate.

Corn Slaw

Cabbage and corn kernels are a salad marriage made in heaven. This super-simple corn slaw, dressed in a vinaigrette, goes well with Southwestern-style meals. Recipe adapted from The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet.

The Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book by Reed Mangels, RD PhD

Any woman can feel confident about a vegan pregnancy with the easy-to-read but comprehensive Everything Vegan Pregnancy Book*, written by a registered dietitian who also holds a doctorate in nutrition.

Vegetarians or Vegans at the Thanksgiving table? No problem!

For vegetarians and vegans, Thanksgiving used to mean being relegated to side dishes, but over the last couple of decades it has grown into an occasion for full culinary expression. A more plant-based celebration actually reflects Thanksgiving’s original intent— a feast of gratitude for the harvest’s abundance. Still, Thanksgiving can be a trying time for […]

Cold Curried Cucumber Soup

Here’s a nearly-instant cold cucumber soup with plenty of fresh herbs. Cucumbers are undoubtedly one of the most refreshing of veggies. So on a very hot day, if you want to be as cool as one, serve this lilting chilled soup. Note that coconut yogurt has a naturally sweet taste, so you’ll want to judiciously add […]

Cold Potato, Green Bean, and Quinoa Soup

Potatoes, green beans, and quinoa make a refreshing trio in a cold summer soup. Serve with fresh corn on the cob and a colorful salad or grilled veggies. Though I think this soup tastes best chilled, if you can’t wait, it’s good warm, too!