Monthly Archives: April 2012

Roasted Vegetables: An Asparagus to Zucchini Guide

Roasting vegetables in a hot oven brings their natural sugars to the surface while maintaining nutrients. For those who aren’t keen on steamed or raw veggies in the winter, you may find that roasting might spark some interest. I’ve found 425 degrees F. to be the ideal temperature for my oven, but 400 degrees F. works […]

Vegan Creamy Enchilada Casserole

Now you can have “the whole enchilada” without having to fill and roll individual tortillas, with this luscious creamy vegan enchilada casserole. While you’ve got the oven going at 400º F., roast some veggies as a side dish. A crisp green salad rounds the meal out nicely. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Groovy Green Smoothie

A great way to start the day with a hit of blood-cleansing chlorophyll and some good-quality protein from the seeds and protein powder. Adding protein will keep you feeling satisfied for hours! Recipe and photo contributed by Ricki Heller, from Diet, Dessert and Dogs.

What is a Vegan Diet?

What is a vegan diet, and how is it different from a vegetarian diet? Sometimes called a plant-based diet, vegans avoid all animal products in the diet, including eggs, dairy product, and even honey. Vegetarians avoid meat, fowl, and seafood;  For most vegans, ethical factors weigh in equally, if not more so, as health and environmental […]

Healthy Vegan Snacks, Appetizers, and Dips

VegKitchen offers an array of easy, healthy vegan snacks, appletizers, and dips for the grazing pleasure of adults and kids alike! Here is our listing of tasty and nutritious treats, from everyday to celebratory, many of which are based on vegetables, grains, and other whole foods. Photo by April Jones depicting The Best Vegan Nachos […]

Zucchini, Tomato, and Red Onion Salad

Here’s a tasty salad to make when zucchini and tomatoes are abundant in late summer. Red onions, parsley, and olives add great flavor. I prefer Roma tomatoes in this salad, as their slices match the zucchini and they get less watery when standing, but use any ripe tomatoes you have available. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Home-mixed Curry

Compare the rich scent of this mixture with a supermarket curry powder and you won’t believe the difference. This recipe is from Vegetariana* (Amberwood Press, 1999) by Nava Atlas.

Warm Apple-Walnut Cobbler

This date-based, no-sugar-added caramel sauce does double duty by sweetening both the apple filling and the crumbly topping. Use a crisper variety of apple, such as Pink Lady, Jazz, or Honeycrisp, for best results. Serve with vegan vanilla ice cream for a nice warm/cold contrast. This recipe is from Practically Raw,* copyright © 2012 Amber […]