Monthly Archives: January 2012
One evening not long ago, I had about one hour to make dinner for the family—and eat—between getting home from one activity and going out to another. I improvised based on what was in the fridge rather than following a recipe. This was the result; everyone liked this simple dish so much that I was […]
When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and wide noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing.
Amaranth is a tiny, slightly nutty flavored ancient grain. The Aztecs believed it held the secret to long life and vitality and celebrated holidays by eating toasted amaranth. It’s a complete protein, has more iron than most grains, and is also a great source of many other minerals.Whole amaranth is delicious on its own or […]
Everyone can benefit from eating a wide range of gluten-free whole grains. Gluten-free cooking and baking goes beyond just replacing the few popular gluten grains wheat, barley, triticale, and rye in favorite recipes. It is a celebration of the earth’s bounty. There are more whole grains that do not have gluten. More choices, more whole […]
Well-flavored vegan sausages (Tofurky and Field Roast are excellent brands) make a bold statement in this easy lentil stew. If you can find beluga lentils, they give this dish extra visual appeal. Adapted from Vegan Express.
Keep a few cans of organic canned lentils handy to use when you want to make a meal with this nourishing legume in a hurry. To make this dish a little fancier, try using beluga lentils — these small, gleaming black lentils contrast attractively with the spinach and dried tomatoes.
This colorful, subtly sweet-sour bean dish, embellished with the surprising flavor of pickled beets, provides a nice contrast to mild pasta, potato, or grain dishes.
Steamed fresh veggies offer a nice change of pace from stir-fries. What makes this dish great is a rich and delectable peanut sauce.