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.

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

I often make this salad when I want a refreshing companion to a warm, hearty dishes. This salad somehow says “spring” and feels cleansing, though I like it any time of year.

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: An Extravaganza of Recipes

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 share, […]