Monthly Archives: June 2012

Cinnamon-Apple Pancakes

Apples and cinnamon folded into vegan pancakes; what can you say but “Yum”? This is a lovely leisurely weekend breakfast or brunch, especially in the fall, when apples are abundant. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Everything about this butternut squash and apple soup says “fall harvest,” from its warm golden color to its slightly sweet, fresh flavor. Once you’ve got the squash baked, it cooks fairly quickly.

Basic Vinaigrette

Here’s a basic, all-purpose olive oil and vinegar dressing for salads, slaws, and marinating. Increase the proportion of vinegar if your prefer a more pungent taste.

Crazy Carrot Pops

Ice pops made from real fruits and veggies are a win-win — lots of fun for kids to eat, and reassuring for parents to know they’re giving their children a wholesome treat. Recipe adapted from a contribution by the Betty Crocker company.

Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats by Allyson Kramer

Allyson Kramer, who runs the popular Manifest Vegan blog (if you are interested in gluten-free, vegan, or both together, this is the place for you!) has just released her first book, the bountiful, colorful Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats.* Going vegan is a trend that has exploded over the last few years, and gluten-free diets have also […]

Strawberry Bliss in a Glass

This is the most wonderful fruit smoothie, sweet and delectable. The more powerful your blender, the smoother and better this will be. If you really love smoothies, you may find it worth investing in a good-quality, high-speed machine. From The New Complete Vegetarian by Rose Elliot (Sterling Publishing, 2010).

Balsamic Basil Watermelon Antipasto

We’re all looking for simple yet healthy dishes, and this antipasto fits the bill. Now that the abundance of fresh fruit is back because of the warmer weather, our choices are better than other times of the year. Yes we are still on the cusp of full fledge summer fruits and veggies, but I am […]

Fresh Tomato-Coconut Soup

I love making cool, refreshing soups that need no cooking at all on hot summer days, like this one, that combines fresh tomatoes with coconut milk. Cilantro, lime, and a hint of heat give this cold soup a Thai flavor. Adapted from Vegan Express by Nava Atlas.