Monthly Archives: September 2012

Winter Squash Stuffed with Mashed Potatoes and Peas

This mild mashed potato-stuffed squash makes a great alternative main dish for Thanksgiving, but it’s any time during fall harvest season or as a winter comfort food. Double the recipe to feed a bigger crowd. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Individual Tortilla Pizzas

These Southwestern-flavored “pizzas,” made with tortillas and embellished with veggies, can be part of a satisfying meal served with a hearty bean chili or  bean salad. Otherwise, they make a nice appetizer. If you’re just making them for one or two, don’t worry about sticking to the measurements. Just pile on the embellishments suggested below […]

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 […]