Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spanish Garbanzo Stew

This classic recipe is easy and quick to prepare using good quality canned chickpeas (as we more commonly refer to garbanzos). Serve with fresh bread and a simple homemade coleslaw. Adapted fromVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Migas)

This tasty dish, brimming with lively southwestern flavors, is a vegan version of  a traditional southwestern egg dish. It’s known as migas, a word that literally means “crumbs” in Spanish, in this case referring to bits of tortilla. In the original recipe, the tortilla pieces are scrambled with eggs; this version replaces eggs with tofu. […]

Leek and Bell Pepper Hash Brown Potatoes

If you like leeks, you’re sure to enjoy this dressed-up version of hash brown potatoes. It’s perfect for a vegan brunch, paired with a simple tofu scramble and fresh fruit. Use firm-textured potatoes, rather than mealy ones, for best results. I highly recommend trying this with one sweet potato, as suggested below.

Avocado and Bean Tostadas

These bean enchiladas are given a lovely rich flavor with ripe avocado. They make for a perfect meal for the family or a small dinner party. 

Couscous-Stuffed Eggplant

For this delightful stuffed eggplant dish you can use regular couscous, or try it with Israeli couscous, as shown in the photo. Regular couscous has more of the look and feel of a grain; Israeli couscous more like a tiny pasta. If you’re looking for a gluten-free variation, you can substitute quinoa, which is also […]

Practically Raw by Amber Shea Crawley

Delicious, vegan, raw, gluten-free, soy-free and easy to make meals…sounds hard to do but Amber Shea Crawley has done it in her book Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make*(Vegan Heritage Press, 2012). Every recipe gets you excited to make and enjoy it. What’s different about this book is that it presents both raw […]

Luscious Potato and Leek Salad

Here’s a dressed-up potato salad that’s easy to make, with the warming touch of leeks. It’s great with grilled dishes, and is a nice potluck or company dish for spring and summer. 

Optimizing Bone Density

Bone health is a complex and multifactorial process. Bone mass accumulates most during the first couple decades of life. The more bone gained during this period, the less risk of osteoporosis you face later in life. Unfortunately, this critical window closes before most young people even hear the word osteoporosis. If you did know to focus on […]