Monthly Archives: December 2012

Parsley Salad Dressing

Filled with vitamin-rich parsley, this herbal salad dressing is good on green salads as well as on steamed vegetables like cauliflower, potatoes, and squashes. I’m not sure why so many places sell such big bunches of herbs like parsley; they’re perishability makes it hard to use them up before they start losing their freshness. This […]

Mushroom Ceviche

Here’s a phytochemically fab salad that uses the technique of “cooking” food in citrus. It’s super refreshing for the start of summer and keeps for several days in the fridge.

Classic Mushroom-Barley Soup

Here’s the comforting classic, mushroom-barley soup. It’s nothing fancy, but always so satisfying. Change it up by using different kinds of mushrooms. I like to use a combination of baby bella (aka cremini) and shiitakes. 

6 Top Health Benefits of Kale

I cannot stop eating kale lately. I can’t help myself. I’ve been using this hearty, healthy green in almost every meal! But that’s not a bad thing at all. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse and is beneficial to your health in many ways. One cup of kale has zero fat and only 36 calories and […]

Pan-Seared Winter Squash and Fresh Corn

Once you have a winter squash partially baked, most anything you make comes together easily and quickly. This simple side dish is easy enough to serve at everyday meals, and festive enough for the holiday table. Though its past fresh corn season in most areas, markets often bring this classic crop back for the holiday […]

Vegan For The Holidays by Zel Allen

Contributed by Allyson Kramer of Manifest Vegan. Vegan for the Holidays: Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day by Zel Allen is a welcome addition to the array of books available these days on eating your way through holidays on a plant based diet. Published by Book Publishing Company, this title boasts a ton […]

BBQ Sweet Potato Fries

Coconut oil and sweet potatoes are a match made in foodie heaven. Add this special homemade spice blend that sneaks in a little maca powder, and expect the general consensus to be nothing short of “wow.” Recipe and photo contributed by Julie Morris. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Kitchen: Cooking with Nature’s Most Amazing Foods.* © […]

Soba Noodles with Tofu, Tomatoes, and Basil

This quick summery dish of soba (buckwheat noodles), tomatoes, tofu, and basil has a lovely combination of Asian and Italian flavors. Flavored with sesame oil and soy sauce, as well as the fresh tomatoes and basil, it might sound strange, but it works! Serve with fresh corn and/or grilled vegetables for a warm weather meal.