Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fruitful Flavors for the Lunch Box

Here are some tips for getting more fruits into your child’s lunch box —and getting them eaten! Unfortunately, the season for the abundant array of summer fruits doesn’t coincide with the fall, winter, and spring school schedule. Sure, more fruits than ever before are available year-round due to importing, but they tend to be expensive […]

We Love Quinoa – pdf e-book

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 cooks, as it cooks up in only 15 minutes and can be used in so many ways. We Love Quinoa presents VegKitchen’s 30 most widely viewed recipes, with […]

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

Always pleasing for serving to company, yet easy enough to make for weeknight meals, this colorful Asian-flavored salad has become one of my standards. Bok choy, snow peas, and red cabbage are a companionable trio of crisp raw veggies. It’s a perfect salad to serve with Asian-style dishes like VegKitchen’s Easy Vegetable Stir-Fries or Asian […]

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.