Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Slow-Cooker Lasagna Primavera

Contributed by Robin Robertson, author of Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker * (The Harvard Common Press, 2012). One of the things I like most about using a slow cooker is its versatility.  While it is ideal for cooking beans, stews, soups, and chili, it can also be used to cook some things that may surprise […]

White Bean Soup with Corn and Red Peppers

This hearty soup of navy or cannellini beans, corn kernels, and red bell peppers is easy and family-friendly. It can be the be the centerpiece of a meal or an introduction, depending on what else is being served. If you’re inclined to bake, Quick Three-Grain Brown Bread goes well with this, and you can pop […]

Tomato Tortellini or Ravioli Salad

There’s something really satisfying about filled pastas like tortellini or ravioli, especially now that there are several vegan varieties to choose from. Combined with summer’s ripe tomatoes and basil, they are the basis of a delicious main dish salad. Look for them in the freezer section of natural foods stores.

Penne or Ziti with Roasted Eggplant, Bell Peppers and Olives

This delightful pasta dish, filled with roasted eggplant and peppers, will pique your senses. Make it for a family dinner, buffet entrée, or potluck dish. It could even make a great barbecue side dish, if you cook the veggies on the grill instead of in the oven.

Fettuccine with White Bean Sauce and Chard

Chard is a beloved kitchen-garden vegetable in Italian cuisine. Combined with white beans and tomatoes, this stick-to-your-ribs dish will satisfy the heartiest of appetites.