Monthly Archives: January 2012

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.

How to choose a slow cooker

Contributed by Kathy Hester, author of The Vegan Slow Cooker* and Vegan Slow Cooking for Two (or Just for You*)One of the things I’m frequently asked is how to choose a slow cooker. I have favorites that I’m happy to recommend, but there are a few questions you need to ask yourself to determine what’s best […]

Vegan Pho Bo (Vietnamese Faux-”Beef” Noodle Soup)

The classic Vietnamese soup Pho Bo soup is made vegan with seitan and vegetable stock. It’s filled with invigorating flavors and textures, including rice noodles or bean threads. I love it as a change of pace in the winter from thick soups and stews. It’s still every bit as warming. Despite the length of the ingredient list, this is a […]

Miso Soup with Winter Vegetables

This soup is very warming, and surprisingly filling compared to the more usual, brothy miso soups. It features potatoes, cabbage, carrot, and daikon or turnip, to make a satisfying bowlful. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons by Nava Atlas.

Quinoa and Cranberry Salad

Quinoa is gluten free and a great source of protein. One cup of quinoa boasts 8 grams of protein. To put that into perspective, the average woman requires about 46 grams of protein per day. It has definitely become a very popular grain to everyone, being low in fat and high in nutrients, it is […]

Lemony Couscous with Broccoli

This simple combination of couscous and broccoli, bright with lemony flavor, be too light to serve as a meal’s centerpiece, but it’s perfect for pairing with a dish of equal heft, like a bean or legume dish, or a main dish salad. I’ve also enjoyed leftovers of this served cold in a wrap with shredded lettuce […]

Stir-Fried Vegetables with Ravioli

Tofu-filled ravioli are reminiscent of little dumplings in this veggie stir-fry. Using hoisin sauce to finish the dish adds a tasty glaze and just the right flavor kick to the mild ravioli.

Pasta Twists with Cauliflower and Spinach

One evening a while back, 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 set […]