Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ravioli with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Here’s a simple pasta dish featuring ravioli and broccoli, enlivened with dried tomatoes. Look for vegan ravioli in the frozen foods section of natural foods stores. They come stuffed with tofu, spinach, or even sweet potato. This dish gives equal billing to the pasta and the veggies. Try serving this with a salad and Mediterranean Spinach with […]

Sweet Cinnamon-Roasted Baby Carrots

Here’s an easy way to enjoy roasted with no cutting or peeling involved. Simply use a bag of baby carrots! It’s a veggie dish that stands a good chance of winning over young eaters, and a good side dish to make while another kid-friendly dish (like Tofu Nuggets), is in the oven. 

Country Skillet

This homestyle favorite, made with potatoes, onions, peppers, and vegan sausage, makes a hearty brunch or dinner. Contributed by Tamasin Noyes, from American Vegan Kitchen

Super-Easy Tortilla Casserole

Here’s my favorite in-a-hurry casserole filled with southwestern flavors. It involves throwing together a lot of convenient ingredients like canned beans and tomatoes, and frozen corn, but it’s unbelievably good when you need an emergency dinner. While it’s in the oven, steam a big batch of broccoli or prepared stir-fried collard greens, and make a […]

Sweet Potato Soup

Here’s a warming soup with an appealing golden color. The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes gives this soup a surprising flavor twist. Serve as a first course for festive holiday meals, or as a comforting bowlful for everyday meals. 

Mediterranean Tofu

Here’s a great way to serve tofu in the summer, with the season’s flavorful tomatoes and fragrant basil. Adapted from Vegan Express. Photo by Susan Voisin, FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Eggplant Paprikash

As part of my agenda to convert everyone into Eggplant Lovers (aka Aubergine Admirers and Brinjal Buddies), I’ve transformed the traditional Hungarian chicken paprikash into a vegan dish worthy of an eggplant. Mild Hungarian paprika gives the sauce its vibrant color and rich, distinctive flavor, while tofu “sour cream” adds creaminess and zing. Recipe and […]

Simmered Tofu with Leeks and Tomatoes

This simple, tasty tofu dish, flavored with ripe tomatoes and leeks, makes a nice entrée for a summer dinner. To make it more substantial, serve over warm cooked grains or noodles. Hoisin sauce, a salty-sweet condiment, is readily available in the Asian foods section of well-stocked supermarkets. Photo by Sophie at Happy Spinach.

Sweet Potato Tzimmes

An Eastern European standard, tzimmes is a roasted vegetable dish that is made a number of ways, depending on the occasion. For the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashana, the appropriate ingredients include carrots and sweet potatoes, with the added sweetness of fresh and dried fruits. Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Photos by Susan Voisin.

Quick Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili

With the addition of sweet potatoes, this easy chili is filling and warming. Baking or microwaving the sweet potatoes ahead of time cuts down on both the preparation as well as the cooking time. Enjoy leftovers for a thermos lunch or subsequent dinners. Fresh corn bread is a wonderful companion. Serve with a simple salad […]

Baked Tofu Teriyaki

Baked tofu that comes in packages is wonderful and not all that expensive, but homemade baked tofu is even better. If you’ve ever wanted to know how to make baked tofu, the trick to this chewier, more savory transformation of bland, white tofu, is to make sure it’s very well blotted and to let it […]

Gluten-Free Peach Pie

Remarkably delicious, this pie is fun and easy to make. For a light-colored piecrust use ivory teff flour; for a chocolate-brown piecrust use brown teff flour. Both are equally scrumptious and both are available at natural foods stores to make great gluten-free pie crust and other baked goods. Contributed by Leslie Cerier, from Gluten-Free Recipes for […]

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