Monthly Archives: November 2012

Skillet Black Beans with Potatoes and Tortillas

Here’s a hearty skillet dish that combines black beans, potatoes, and tortillas with lively southwestern flavors. If you have the potatoes done ahead of time, it’s a meal that can be on the table in 30 minutes. Serve with garlicky sautéed greens and a big salad. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. 

Squash, Sweet Potato, and Corn Chowder

Squash, corn, and sweet potato combine to make a hearty chowder that’s especially perfect for fall. Though this admittedly involves a bit of preparation, none of it is difficult. It’s a great soup to make on a quiet Sunday — you’ll be happy to come home to it during the week! It’s delicious with fresh […]

Cinnamon-Crunch-Stuffed Bundt Cake

Who doesn’t love a Bundt cake? In this banana-laced version, the unique flavor of palm sugar makes the cinnamon-spiced pecan filling absolutely crave-worthy. The cinnamon drizzle is optional but highly recommended for gilding this wonderful cake with more sweet cinnamon.  Recipe and photo from Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious* by […]

Spanish Chickpea Fritters with Romesco Sauce

The tradition of Spanish tapas is such a fun way to eat—bite-sized morsels of tasty food that just happen to taste great with Spanish wines. These fritters are flecked with spinach and when you dip them in a roasty romesco sauce, you can’t go wrong. Recipe and photo from Big Vegan: More than 350 Recipes, […]

Spinach, Orange, and Red Cabbage Salad

Here’s a gorgeous salad of spinach, red cabbage, and oranges that adds a burst of color and nutrition to the plate. It’s a quick salad for everyday meals and is equally welcome as part of winter holiday meals. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

Pumpkin Peanut Soup

Because of of its pumpkiny goodness, this soup is perfect to serve as a starter to everyday meals as well as festive occasions, like Thanksgiving. If serving for a holiday meal, remember that it’s filling enough to be a dinner centerpiece on its own, so serve in modest portions, otherwise you won’t have enough room […]

Tomato Chickpea Soup with Tiny Pasta and Fresh Herbs

Chickpeas and miniature pasta shapes in a richly flavored tomato broth add up to a soup that comes together in no time, yet tastes as if it has been simmered for hours.

Vegan Caprese Salad (Tomatoes, Mozzarella, & Basil)

This is one of my favorite summer dishes, and though it barely qualifies as a recipe, it’s impressive enough to be greeted with delight every time. Basically all you need is 8 to 10 ounces of good vegan cheese (my favorite for this recipe is Vegan Gourmet mozzarella—a brand that’s a fixture in natural foods stores), […]