Monthly Archives: January 2012

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

Quesadillas with Sweet Potatoes, Zucchini, and Corn

Quesadillas provide a quick and delectable way to get dinner on the table in a hurry. This combination of sweet potatoes, zucchini, and corn is especially delicious with salsa verde (tomatillo salsa).

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. If you still believe that asparagus should be a harbinger of spring (even though it’s in the market nearly year-round now), make this dish a tradition by serving it every April or May.

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 it, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this regularly. I highly recommend using organic whole baby green […]

The Blooming Platter Cookbook by Betsy Dijulio

This review is contributed by Bryanna Clark Grogan: When my husband said “Oh, wow!” after the first bite of Betsy DiJulio’s Panko-Topped Cheesy Zucchini from her book The Blooming Platter Cookbook: A Harvest of Seasonal Vegan Recipes* (Vegan Heritage Press), I knew this book was a winner! DH is not a great zucchini fan, but I had a small pile […]

Roasted Eggplant Curry

This is a simplified adaptation of a vegetable dish appears that frequently on Indian restaurant menus as Baingan Bharata. It features roasted eggplant, which is so easy to prepare, and so versatile. Once the eggplant has been roasted and is cool enough to handle, this dish is made quickly and easily. Adding some chickpeas makes […]

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 […]