Monthly Archives: December 2011

Refried Pinto Beans (Frijoles Refritos)

Few dishes are more basic to southwestern cuisine than the beloved Frijoles. A good helping of them is a standard sight at lunch, dinner, and sometimes even breakfast. Here’s a simple vegan preparation (though they’re no longer  prepared with lard as often as they once were, still, take care to ask if you have them […]

Scalloped Corn

Here’s a comforting baked casserole that features the classic American crop—corn—topped with tasty bread crumbs.

500 Vegan Dishes by Deborah Gray

Whether you’re just starting out on a vegan diet or are already a fan of plant-based meals, 500 Vegan Dishes* (Sellers Publishing, 2011) is a great go-to book for vegan substitutions and tons of recipes. Deborah Gray offers information and recipes in a highly readable format. She starts out by giving an introduction with a […]

Alicia’s Famous Sweet Potato Pie

Yep, it’s famous. I am the official sweet potato pie maker for my family. It isn’t a holiday if my pie isn’t there. This was a hard recipe to veganize, since traditionally, I used condensed milk and egg whites to make my pies. But after a little tweaking, my famous sweet potato pie is now […]

Broccoli Frittata

Nothing says brunch like a veggie-filled frittata. Pair this with a little fresh fruit and you have a delicious, filling brunch. This recipe is contributed by Alicia C. Simpson from her book Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations* (The Experiment, 2010).  

Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns

Try these buns with gluten-free, vegan Sloppy Janes! Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking* by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

Fantastic French Toast

This recipe is great for a family breakfast or a small get together. Recipe from The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking* by Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., CPT, and Beverly Lynn Bennett (Alpha Books, 2011).

Pineapple-Orange Ambrosia

The refreshing duo of pineapple and oranges will perk up your taste buds during winter’s long fruit drought. It’s easy enough to make as a snack, and elegant enough to serve as dessert. If you want to end a holiday dinner with a lighter dessert, this is a nice choice. It also makes a fabulous […]