Monthly Archives: August 2012

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 “Meat and Potatoes” Stew

Seitan gives this stew a “meaty” texture, and combined with potatoes and carrots becomes a comforting, hearty dish. Prepared seitan is readily available in most natural foods stores as well as a growing number of well-stocked supermarkets, but you can make your own as well (see the link in the ingredient list) Adapted from The Vegetarian […]

Easiest Hot Bean Dip

This is 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. 

Easy Everyday Tofu Recipes (pdf e-book)

Easy Everyday Tofu Recipes features 35 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 hand. Sample Lemon-Pepper […]

Baked Falafel with Smoky Tahini Dressing

Fried foods aren’t great for you, which is why this recipe for baked falafel is such a pleasure. Besides being healthier, it’s also much easier to make. Plus, frying is just messy. Serve these little balls of happiness with the accompanying Smoky Tahini Sauce in a pita or in wraps with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, or atop […]

Fresh Summer Tomato Recipes (pdf e-book)

Fresh Summer Tomato Recipes features 35 simply delicious recipes for using summer’s bounty of tomatoes. Here are ways to make the most of luscious tomatoes, including salads, salsas, hot and cold pastas, soups, pizzas, stews, skillets, and side dishes. When tomatoes are at their peak of flavor, you’ll love having a focused array of recipes right at […]