Monthly Archives: November 2012

Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner

Review and photos by Dianne Wenz of Veggie Girl. One of the first cookbooks I bought after going vegan in 2001 was Miyoko Schinner’s The New Now and Zen Epicure.* I didn’t know much about cooking back then and The New Now and Zen Epicure really helped to get me get started on the culinary path […]

Asian Noodle Soup with Baby Bok Choy and Mushrooms

Thick, hearty udon or soba noodles make this quick soup substantial, yet it’s not too filling to serve as a first course for an Asian-style meal, like a colorful veggie stir-fry.

Tofu and Seitan Sauté with Easy Gravy

Here’s a high-protein skillet of tofu and seitan, enveloped in either of two savory vegan graveies of your choice: Easy Mushroom Gravy or Sage Gravy.

Tofu Vegetable Soup with Bean-Thread Noodles

This Asian-style soup is ideal when you’re in a hurry. It can be on the table in about 20 minutes.

Pasta and Tofu Salad

This simple pasta salad is reminiscent of a retro favorite, tuna-noodle salad, with baked or firm herbed tofu standing in. It’s a pasta salad that’s welcome all year round, not just during summer months. In addition, once you have your noodles cooked, this takes hardly more time to make for lunch than a sandwich, and […]

Barley with Mushrooms and Browned Onions

Mushrooms and barley are a match made in culinary heaven. Best known for their pairing in comforting soups, they make an equally good duo in this hearty side dish. Brown mushrooms yield a richer flavor than white, so give them a try.

Rice and Peas

This mild rice dish, inspired by the Italian classic risi e bisi, or rice and peas. Serve as a side dish with bean dishes and tofu dishes.

Gingered Coconut Rice

This simple brown rice side dish is embellished with coconut milk, garlic, and ginger. It goes well with bean dishes and vegetable curries. Do try using brown Basmati or an exotic rice blend for a more aromatic and visually appealing dish.