Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chocolate-Peanut Butter “Truffles”

These were, and still may be, my kids’ favorite homemade snack, even though they are quite grown up now! A combination of nut butter, chocolate, raisins, and hempseed or wheat germ adds up to a high-protein snack for kids, teens, and adults alike. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Barley or Farro Salad with Almonds and Apricots

Here’s a simple Middle-Eastern inspired salad whose slight sweetness makes it a good foil for other Middle Eastern specialties like hummus, tabbouli, and baba ghanouj. This is great with ordinary barley, and is a good way to highlight farro, an ancient hard wheat, as well. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Hot-and-Sour Asian Vegetable Soup

Hot-and-sour soup always offers an extravaganza of invigorating textures and flavors. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients here. It’s an easy soup to make and doesn’t take long to cook. Serve it as an accompaniment to a simple hot or cold Asian-style noodle dish. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for […]

Leafy Greens Salad with Daikon Radish and Sprouts

When you’d like a refreshing companion to a warm, hearty dishes, try this leafy salad featuring daikon radish or turnip, tart apple, bok choy, and cucumber. This salad somehow says “spring” and feels cleansing, though you can enjoy it any time of year. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Slow Cooker Maple Pear Walnut Cake Oatmeal

This one is a comforting bowl of oatmeal. If you don’t have maple extract just use maple syrup as your sweetener to add that maple flavor. The maple really makes you think of the autumn leaves, the pear adds a little tart and a little sweet, and the walnuts add just the right amount of […]

Slow Cooker Carrot Cardamom Oatmeal

This slow-cooker oatmeal is reminiscent of carrot halwa is a thick paste of carrot, sugar and cardamom that’s sometimes topped with saffron and pistachios. If you’re not sure if you’re a fan of cardamom or not just use 1/2 teaspoon instead of a whole teaspoon. You can always add more before serving. This recipe uses a smaller slow […]

Asian Mushroom-Noodle Soup

Comforting and quick, this simple soup abounds with mushrooms and noodles, along with a few minimally cooked vegetables. A trip to an Asian market to find exotic noodles is no longer necessary. Most well-stocked supermarkets feature an array of imported noodles in the Asian foods section.

Pizza Kale Chips

If you’re at all unsure about the gustatory merits of kale chips, try this recipe first. You’ll be shocked at how outrageously fantastic these pizza-flavored crunchers are. This recipe is from Practically Raw,* copyright © 2012 Amber Shea Crawley, reprinted by permission, Vegan Heritage Press.

Eggplant Recipes: An Extravaganza of Flavor

Here are eggplant recipes galore, perfect for eggplant lovers everywhere! Eggplant comes in a number of varieties, from tiny Japanese to white and magenta types, and all the familiar glossy dark purple ones in between. While eggplant isn’t a nutritional superstar in terms of vitamins, and minerals compared to green veggies, it still boasts its […]

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Dates (Gluten Free)

As a vegan with celiac disease… one thing that I thought I may never enjoy again was a classic Tollhouse style chocolate chip cookie. So I took it upon myself to de-glutenize and veganize a recipe I happen to consider perfect in every way (except for all the animal ingredients it calls for, of course). Let me tell […]

Italian Bread-and-Tomato Salad

Crisp cubes of Italian bread mingle with fresh tomatoes in this interpretation of a popular Mediterranean salad. Use only the most flavorful of summer tomatoes for best results. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook.

Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood

One of the world’s most recognized authorities on chia, Wayne Coates, PhD (himself a distance runner), has put together a compact yet greatly informative book, Chia: The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Superfood.* Packed with everything you want to know about chia, this book also offers 75 recipes to help you incorporate chia seeds into your […]

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