Monthly Archives: September 2012
The homestyle Italian classic, sausage and peppers, is updated with vegan sausage. It makes a hearty one-dish meal, good served with pasta, grains, or even soft polenta. Shown above, it’s paired with farro. Mild, pale-green Italian frying peppers that are occasionally available in supermarkets and produce markets make this more authentic, but using common bell peppers works just as […]
Here’s a lightened version of the American holiday classic, candied yams, featuring sweet potatoes (which are often misidentified as yams). Sweetened with orange juice and gently spiced with cinnamon, this is as welcome at the holiday table (especially Thanksgiving) as it is for everyday meals.
Sweet potato sauce for pasta? Try it and see! Serve with colorful sautéed bell peppers and zucchini for a more colorful, veggie-packed meal. This is a nice company dish, so if you’d like more servings, simply double the recipe. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
Both nourishing and sublimely satisfying, this thick soup incorporates fall’s first sweet potatoes with seasonal greens. Red lentils, which cook to a warm golden color, are available in natural food stores and ethnic groceries. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
In this luscious cool-weather soup, onions, garlic, winter squash, and silken tofu are all enveloped in the familiar flavor of potatoes, making this a wonderful vehicle for getting a lot of nourishing ingredients into eaters of all ages. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
If you want to dress up a simple grain-and-bean pilaf in an instant, a good-quality, prepared tomato salsa is the answer. This is truly an emergency dinner, but a hearty and healthy one, at that! Vary the type of grain and/or bean you use each time you make this, and serve it with a simple salad […]
Here’s a colorful and crunchy salad featuring Jerusalem artichokes, the misnamed underground tubers of a native American sunﬂower; they have nothing to do with Jerusalem and aren’t related to artichokes. In season in the late fall, they are quite fitting to serve as part of Thanksgiving dinner. Those who haven’t had them will ﬁnd them […]
This moist vegan cornbread, spiked with green chile peppers, is an ideal companion to bean dishes, stews, and other hearty fare. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas.
Mashed potatoes, the classic comforting side dish, is made even better with the addition of sweet potato. It adds extra flavor, color, nutrition. This is great on its own, but for an even more luscious dish, consider making Easy Mushroom Gravy for topping individual portions.
Transforming tofu into crisp teriyaki-flavored triangles is a simple thing to do, and the fun shape gives it immediate appeal to kids (or the tofu-phobic!). These go quickly, so for more servings, simply double the recipe for both the tofu and marinade. These are a perfect component for rice or noodle bowls, as shown in the […]
Contributed by Carol Smolinski. She says, “I love this quick bread as an accompaniment for any savory soup. It also makes great open-faced sandwiches, with vegan mayo and any 2 or 3 of the following: thinly sliced avocado, tomato, cucumber, leafy green lettuce, spinach leaves, kale, roasted veggies, steamed sliced squash.” Vegan cream cheese spread also compliments this bread wonderfully, […]
Tiny new potatoes are given a flavorful spin with a mellow parsley and almond pesto. While some savor the powerful flavor of the classic basil and walnut or pine nut pesto, others find it overpowering. I like to think of this pesto as a mellower alternative. Photos by Evan Atlas.