Monthly Archives: January 2013

Spicy Asian Peanut-Ginger Noodles

Luscious and nutty, this easy peanut noodle dish incorporates favorite Asian flavors. Substitute veggies other than the ones suggested in the recipes — you can vary this each time you make it, according to what’s in season or what’s in the refrigerator. You can even substitute cashew butter or almond butter for the peanut butter. […]

“Buddhist’s Delight” (Chinese-Style Vegetable Stew)

Inspired by a favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurant dish, this stew is enhanced with protein-packed seitan. Made from cooked wheat gluten, seitan is available in most natural food stores. Gluten-free? Substitute an equivalent amount of tofu for the seitan. For an everyday meal, serve with Tri-Color Coleslaw. To make it a feast, add Scallion Pancakes or simply […]

Pasta with Celery, Kale, and Walnut Gremolata

Gremolata is a mess of chopped herbs, lemon zest, olive oil, breadcrumbs or nuts, with a nubbly texture somewhere between a relish and sauce. Here it’s tossed with nutrient-rich kale, celery and whole wheat angel hair for a summer dish bright with flavor, color and crunch. Recipe and photo by Ellen Kanner.

7 Top Health Benefits of Maca

Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is grown in the mountains of Peru. Sometimes called “Peruvian ginseng,” maca’s benefits have been long valued, and now have been rediscovered as a supplement and ingredient. Maca comes in pill, liquid and powder form.

Pasta with Greens, Chickpeas, and Olives

This quick and nourishing year-round pasta recipe calls for chard, kale, or spinach, but you can use a combination or even substitute broccoli rabe or mustard greens. My personal favorite in this dish is chard, as it’s so good in the Italian-style trio of pasta with greens and legumes. Just add a colorful salad and […]

The Best Vegan Nachos

Anytime of the year is a good time for nachos, especially if you’re entertaining for football or better yet, the Super Bowl! They are quick, easy and absolutely everyone loves them. When you’re trying to be vegan or entertain vegan friends nachos may seem out of the question, but it’s not true! 

Smoked Tofu with Celery and Peanuts

This takes about 10 minutes to prepare and makes a wonderful appetizer. You can use either fried or roasted peanuts: both are delicious, differing mainly in the mouthfeel of the moist or crunchy nuts. Reprinted from Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking*by Fuchsia Dunlop. Copyright © 2012 by Fuchsia Dunlop. Photographs copyright © 2012 by Chris Terry. With […]

Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson

Reviewed by Rachael Braun. The latest book by Alicia C. Simpson, Quick and Easy Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food: 150 Down-Home Recipes Packed with Flavor, Not Calories*, is focused on delicious food that is also low in calories. These 150 recipes are all 350 calories or less and are comfort foods that taste amazing!