Monthly Archives: March 2012

Black Rice with Black-Eyed Peas and Greens

An invigorating melange of flavors, textures and colors, this is an attractive dish to serve hot or at room temperature. I just love the way the corn, black-eyed peas, and greens look against the dark rice, but if brown rice is what you’ve got on hand, that will work, too. Adapted from Wild About Greens by […]

Passover Mock Chopped Liver (Mushroom, Cashew, and Onion)

I don’t care for the name of this dish, but it’s a Jewish faux classic. It might look a bit like the dish it’s intending to imitate, but it tastes nothing like it — thank goodness! Another version is made with green beans (see Green Bean and Cashew Pâté — though Ashkenazik Jews don’t use green beans […]

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking

Reviewed by Rachael Braun. This book is packed with everything you need to know about gluten-free vegan cooking. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking* (Alpha Books, 2011) by Julieanna Hever and Beverly Lynn Bennett starts by giving you an amazing overview of gluten intolerance, where to find hidden gluten, and the benefits of a vegan diet. […]

Extra Tasty Mashed Potatoes

This terrific alternative to the classic mashed potatoes with peas on the side eliminates chasing peas around the plate. Leftovers, if there are any, are good in other recipes such as Potato Balls, Dave’s Stuffed Mushrooms, or they can be fried for breakfast. Excerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships* by Anne Dinshah. Published by American […]

Add Variety with Dried Fruit

Concentrated sources of natural sweetness and nutrients, dried fruits deserve a prominent place in the family snack pantry. All are excellent sources of dietary fiber and are filled with natural sugars, which, when added to cereals, baked goods, and trail mixes (or just eaten on their own), coax the palate to appreciate natural, rather than […]

Indonesian-Style Vegetable Stew with Rice Noodles

Characteristic of certain Indonesian vegetable dishes are colorful vegetables (in this case, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and bell pepper), this stew is enveloped in a rich, spicy peanut sauce and embellished with rice noodles. This has so much going for it that you need only a simple salad to complete the meal.

Vegan Minute: Raw Massaged Kale Salad

Vegan Minute: Contemporary Creamed Spinach