Monthly Archives: August 2012

Raw Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing

This variation of Raw Sweet Potato and Cabbage Salad with Coconut-Lime Dressing was inspired by Ricki Heller. She took my aforementioned recipe and varied it by using raw kale. The combination of raw sweet potato and raw kale (two veggies more commonly eaten cooked) is amazing. A small amount of red cabbage is added for color […]

We Love Quinoa (pdf e-book)

We Love Quinoa (pdf e-book) presents VegKitchen’s 30 most widely viewed recipes, with options such as a hearty breakfast bowl, tasty salads, lively pilafs, heartier stews, and sandwich-type fare. These days, everyone loves quinoa, the super-nutritious and versatile grain food (botanically a seed) native to South America. Versatile and mild-flavored, quinoa is also great for busy […]

Ginger Cashew Cauliflower

After you cut each piece of cauliflower into tiny florets using a small, sharp paring knife, the rest of the recipe goes quickly. For a complete meal, serve with cooked brown rice and/or tofu, and a colorful salad. Recipe reprinted with permission from Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables * © 2012 by Cheryl […]

Raw Fig & Cherry Bars

I originally developed these bars for a cooking class on bone health. Almost every ingredient here is high in calcium, resulting in a bar that delivers about 12% of this mineral’s daily requirement for women. They’re also high in protein and work as a great energy bar. I often carry these in the car with […]

Vegan Boursin®-Style Spread

This creamy vegan cheese spread is absolutely addictive and delicious on your favorite crackers, rye crisp, or crusty bread. Recipe from World Vegan Feast* (©2011, Vegan Heritage Press) by Bryanna Clark Grogan.

Bok Choy Salad with Snow Peas and Red Cabbage

Bok choy, snow peas, and red cabbage are a companionable trio of crisp raw veggies. Always pleasing for serving company, yet easy enough to make for weeknight meals, this colorful Asian-flavored salad has become one of my standards.  It’s a perfect salad to serve with Asian Noodle Recipes. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Greens, Glorious, Overabundant Greens

Great as leafy greens are, there are times when they can be overwhelming. If you buy your greens in those neat, manageable bundles at the supermarket or natural foods store, no problem. Those can be used up in a flash. But if you belong to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farm, grow greens in your […]

Wilted “Mustard” Greens

Combine any combination of tender young leafy greens for this dish: kale, beet, mustard, dandelion, turnip, spinach, chard, radicchio, arugula, endive, escarole, and others. Some supermarkets now carry a “braising mixture” that’s perfect. Experiment with different oils, vinegars and mustards to modulate the flavor. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney.

Coconut Mustard Greens

Stir-frying tones down the inherent hotness of the mustard greens, while coconut and lime contribute a slightly exotic flavor twist; red radish adds contrasting color and crunch. Pair this with curries and other spicy dishes. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney.

Seitan and Broccoli Stir-Fry

This easy vegetable stir-fry featuring broccoli and carrots, showcases seitan’s unique flavor and texture. Serve with hot cooked brown rice or Asian noodles, along with one of the many tasty options in A Slew of Slaws.

Easiest Hot Bean Dip

This vegan hot bean dip so simple it barely qualifies as a recipe. But it’s so tasty that it hardly matters. Serve with plenty of good-quality tortilla chips. Or scoop some of the hot dip into a thermos to pack as an offbeat lunch for school or office; pack the tortilla chips separately. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Easy Everyday Tofu Recipes (pdf e-book)

Easy Everyday Tofu Recipes (pdf e-book) features 35 of VegKitchen’s easy, tasty recipes for using firm, extra-firm, baked, and silken tofu. You’ll find simple ways to prepare tofu, main dishes, soups, stews, salads, spreads, dips, and even a handful of desserts. If you’re a tofu fan you’ll love having a focused array of recipes right at […]

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