Monthly Archives: December 2012

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.* © […]

Spicy Stir-Fried Sesame Broccoli

No matter what time of year, it seems like my family can’t get enough of broccoli, a favorite green veggie. Red pepper flakes—to your personal taste—give the dish a spark of heat in this speedy preparation. Photos by Evan Atlas.

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. 

Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

There are no words to describe this other than as a deep dish of absolute comfort. Recipe from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. It’s a bit of a project, but not difficult, and definitely worth it for a special occasion meal. Photo by Susan Voisin of FatFree Vegan Kitchen.

Gingerly Carrot Soup

This soup can be enjoyed warm or cold, depending on the time of the year. The flavors mingle the longer they hang out together, so cook it well ahead of time if possible. Feel free to adjust the amount of ginger for a milder or stronger flavor. Cancer-fighting miso helps strengthen the good bacteria in […]

Creole Eggplant Soup

From an old Creole recipe, this offbeat eggplant soup was a  favorite discovery on a trip to New Orleans many years ago. It makes a wonderfully warming soup for winter or early spring. It’s believed that the soup originated locally due to the abundance of the eggplant crop in the region.

Scalloped Cauliflower

Scalloping vegetables involves baking them with a light sauce and topping with bread crumbs that get all crispy and yummy. This is a simple, old-fashioned way to serve cauliflower. It’s a way to serve this tasty veggie as comfort food.