Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pasta Jambalaya

Here’s one of my favorite uses for vegan sausage. The bold flavor is used to full advantage in this hearty Creole-flavored pasta dish. If you have more time, make a pan of vegan corn bread, it’s a wonderful addition to this meal, as is Creole Coleslaw. 

Great Meals with Whole Grains

Whole grains are easy to use, versatile, nutritious, delicious, high-fiber, low fat, filling, satisfying, and energizing — truly one of nature’s gifts. They’ve nurtured people all over the world for centuries. These powerhouses—loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants—offer energy, great taste, and worlds of healthy eating pleasure.

Slow-Cooker Boston Baked Beans

For many, baked beans are a must-have for any picnic or family get-together. In this sure-to-please recipe, tender navy beans are flavored with bits of onions and covered in a rich and tangy sauce enhanced with molasses. Traditionally, Boston baked beans are made by slowly cooking the sauce-covered beans in a low-temperature oven for several […]

Spice it Up by Leslie Cerier

Baked Apples (Gluten-Free)

Baked apples are a luscious breakfast or brunch treat that’s good for you as well as easy to make. And with crushed almonds rather than the traditional breadcrumbs, it’s gluten-free as well. Recipe contributed by Caryn Hartglass, founder of Responsible Eating and Living.

Tropical Tofu Salad with Chutney Mayonnaise

Fruity flavors mingle with broccoli, greens, and sprouts, in this luscious main dish salad, made with firm and chewy baked tofu. An easy chutney mayo dressing give it a nice twist. It’s delicious with mango, but since it’s not always available, pineapple is a good alternative.

Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Peas

For this simple and delectable dish of pasta, asparagus and peas, use slender asparagus and you won’t need to scrape the stalks. With its creamy sauce (made of silken tofu), you can think of it as a kind of vegan alfredo, boosted by lots of veggies.

Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Perfect green beans seem to be available only for a month or two in the summer. This dish is a nice way to highlight them during that brief window. However, I’m so fond of them, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this easy soba noodle dish regularly. I highly recommend using […]

The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy Dijulio

A review of The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy Dijulio, contributed by Bryanna Clark Grogan: Betsy’s writing makes one feel that a good friend is writing to one, sharing special recipes and sometimes the stories behind her inspiration. Reading statements such as: “…I have been consumed by what I like to call intense ‘investigative’ home-cooking […]

Roasted Eggplant Curry

This is a simplified variation of an eggplant dish appears that frequently on Indian restaurant menus as Baingan Bharata. Once the eggplant has been roasted and is cool enough to handle, this dish comes together quickly and easily. Adding some chickpeas makes it a main dish. This is a good make-ahead dish. Make up to the point […]

Mexican-Flavored Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a great quinoa salad that is pretty enough for company but easy enough for everyday meals, try this one. For lunch, it’s all you need, other than a fresh fruit. For dinner, it’s great served with baked sweet potatoes and vegan quesadillas. Or pair it with one of VegKitchen’s warming fall harvest […]

Vegan Caramel Pudding

Here’s a rich-tasting dessert that can be eaten the minute it’s done. Serve it with sliced apples, pears, and/or Asian pears on the side. The pudding can be used as a dip for the fruits as well.

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