Monthly Archives: October 2012

Quick Mixed Beans and Corn Stew

Kind of a simplified chili, here’s a hearty stew featuring beans and corn. If your beans are cooked, or you’re using canned, this comes together very quickly when you want a cool-weather dinner in a hurry. Serve with a simply prepared grain like quinoa, rice, or couscous and a big salad.

Bok Choy, Tofu, and Baby Corn Soup

This quick Asian-style vegetable soup, combining crunchy bok choy with high-protein tofu, is perfect to team with a rice dish or a cold noodle dish like Orange Sesame Noodles. It’s also delicious paired with Quinoa Scallion Fritters, as shown here.

Simple Quinoa Pilaf with Peas and Almonds

Lots of peas and toasted almonds combined with quinoa add up to a tasty and nourishing pilaf. For a light meal, serve with Tossed Salad Wraps or with a bountiful salad of any kind, and fresh corn. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

How to Cook Quinoa, and Tasty Recipes

Here’s a basic guide on how to cook quinoa, along with an array of easy recipes for this tasty, quick-cooking grain. Nutritious and versatile, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wa) is an ancient food indigenous to the South American Andes. Considered a “superfood” for its superior nutritional profile, it was revived for the American natural foods market in […]

Pumpkin or Squash Mini-Loaves

These pumpkin or butternut squash mini loaf breads make a nice gift to bring when you visit friends and relatives over the winter holidays; they’re also an easy everyday treat, full of nutritious ingredients, to make and enjoy at home. A mug of hot cocoa is the very best companion for this treat, but tea is also […]

Mushroom-Stuffed Potatoes

A small amount of vegan cream cheese gives these stuffed potatoes a rich flavor. Serve them with a big tossed salad with chickpeas or beans, and steamed green beans or asparagus, or other favorite green veggie. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Corn-Wheat Tortillas

These combination tortillas have a subtle corn flavor and the flexibility and larger size of wheat tortillas. This dough, too, can be made ahead of time. From Breadtime: A Down-to-Earth Cookbook for Bakers and Bread Lovers* by Susan Jane Cheney.

Turkish Eggplant Stew

Here’s a simple, delicious roasted eggplant stew shared with me by a Turkish friend. Eggplant is always abundant in the Mediterranean, so it’s not unusual to find it used widely in many cuisines in the region.