Monthly Archives: August 2012

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 […]

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 […]