Monthly Archives: August 2012

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 (pdf e-book) features 35 of VegKitchen’s favorite 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 […]

Raw Cauliflower Tabbouli

Don’t get me wrong —there’s nothing wrong with making tabbouli (the Middle Eastern classic grain-and-parsley salad) with bulgur, or even the modern rendition, with quinoa. Especially the latter, yum! But in the summer I just love to eat really light, and discovered the trick of making a grain-like salad backdrop from raw cauliflower. Try this […]

Cheap Eats for Tough Times

These are challenging days for those of us who eat. Food’s expensive now. The drought we’re feeling is killing our crops and is going to make things even worse. The House Agriculture Committee’s proposed Farm Bill takes a $16 billion chunk out of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps […]

Winter Potato and Lentil Stew

Here’s a simple, basic stew of potatoes and lentils that gets its kick from a cool coconut yogurt dressing that’s passed around for topping. Serve with a crusty bread or fresh flatbread and a colorful kale salad for a nice cold-weather meal.

Easy Vegan Chocolate Cake

This totally delectable, moist vegan chocolate cake is our extended family’s favorite for birthdays and other special occasions. It demands just minutes of hands-on time. An easy frosting made with chocolate chips and a hint of nut butter is the icing on the (vegan) cake! To make this a layer cake as shown above, see […]

Roasted Summer Vegetable Salad

This is one of my favorite things to make in the late summer — a gorgeous platter of roasted vegetables that’s really less work than it may seem at first glance. It’s an extravaganza of flavor, and though it’s perfect for late summer or early fall, with these particular veggies there’s no reason you can’t make […]

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