Monthly Archives: November 2012

Broccoli Salad with Yellow Peppers and Cranberries

Here’s a simple but dazzling broccoli salad featuring yellow peppers and dried cranberries that’s as nutritious as it is appetizing. Photos by Rachael Braun.

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 featuring bean thread noodles, tofu, and greens, is ideal when you’re in a hurry for something warming. 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, embellished with lots of onion and fresh dill. Brown mushrooms yield a richer flavor than white, so give them a try.

Italian-Style Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)

This simple yet tasty and comforting combination rice and green peas is inspired by the Italian classic risi e bisi. Serve as a side dish with bean dishes or bean salads.