Monthly Archives: January 2013

Brown Rice Recipes

If you’re looking for healthy brown rice recipes (that happen to be vegan and most are also gluten-free), have fun exploring these easy, tasty choices. For information on brown rice nutrition and how to cook brown rice, visit our Brown Rice: Cooking Tips and Varieties page; and for even more on the nutritional benefits of […]

Korean Japchae (Shirataki Noodles with Vegetables)

A slightly adventurous spin on fried rice, Korean japchae marries slurpy shirataki noodles and a blizzard of vegetables in a rich soy and mirin broth. Easy and kid-friendly to make and restorative to eat whether served hot or cold. Recipe and photo by Ellen Kanner.

Easy Curried Sweet Potatoes and Tofu

Once you have your sweet potatoes ready, this delicious curried combo made with tofu and greens comes together quickly. Serve with cooked quinoa or couscous or a fresh flatbread, and a simple salad of tomatoes, bell peppers, and cucumbers. Stir some coconut yogurt and chopped cilantro into the salad to make it almost like a […]

Mixed Olives and Spinach Pizza

Olives add great flavor to a traditional pizza, and a generous dose of baby spinach makes it healthier.

Smoky Quinoa with Mushrooms

This dish requires some cooking time, but does so on its own, without you fussing. The recipe doubles easily, so you can make it tonight and enjoy leftovers tomorrow. Serve it with a side of marinated tempeh or hummus and you’ll be doing the protein strut. Recipe and photo contributed by Ellen Kanner.

Fresh Tomato Guacamole

Here’s a delicious summer guacamole with a bit more emphasis on the tomatoes than the avocados, great when a larger quantity with more staying power is needed. Serve as a sauce for quesadillas or soft tacos, or as a dip with stoneground tortilla chips.

Nava’s Late Winter – Spring 2013 Speaking Schedule — Food, Books, and Art

This spring you will find me all over the map, traveling to various venues to speak about my personal work as well as to demo the joys of healthy plant-based food. Please join me if you are in the California bay area, suburban NYC, Raleigh-Durham NC, slightly upstate NY, or Portland, OR: Feb. 10 – […]

Tabbouli Salad (with Quinoa, Bulgur, or Couscous)

Quinoa tabbouli (alternately spelled tabbouleh) is a recipe that seems to be gaining over its more traditional counterpart, made with bulgur. Both ways are good, though I prefer it with quinoa, which is higher in protein, and gluten-free as well. That being said, whole-grain couscous works, too! A Middle Eastern classic and one of my favorite […]