Monthly Archives: January 2013

Spinach, Artichoke, and Chickpea Salad

A feast of color and texture, this salad of baby spinach, embellished with other colorful veggies, is quick to prepare and a pleasure to serve. Serve it in larger portions as a main-dish salad, or in smaller portions as a substantial side salad. Delicious served with a pureed vegetable soup and some fresh bread. Photos […]

Fruity Green Smoothie

Made simply with a few fruits, one vegetable, and nothing else, this green smoothie tastes only like the fruit itself, yet provides all the nutritional advantages of the greens, too.  Plus it’s incredibly energizing, and actually makes you feel great, inside and out. Contributed by Vicki Brett-Gach from her blog, Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen.

Moroccan-Style Vegetable Stew

This delicious Moroccan-inspired stew looks as good as it tastes. It’s a wonderful way to warm up cold season dinners, with sweet sugar pumpkin or butternut squash in an aromatic broth. This can also be a wonderful choice for fall Jewish holidays — Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)and Sukkoth. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty […]

Tumeric: The Elixir of Life – Review

Turmeric is often referred to as the queen of spices, as its medicinal powers (healing, antioxidant, cleansing) have long been valued. Its bright yellow hue adds a ray of sunshine to Indian curries, and its warm flavor is beloved by many. I’m not one of them. Its kind of woodsy, odd flavor puts me off, […]

VegKitchen is Seventeen Years Old!

It just dawned on me that VegKitchen.com went live in January, 1996 — seventeen years ago, and ancient history in internet terms. Of course, it started small, but that’s how things usually start, right? And it has changed and grown ever since. I remember chatting with Mollie Katzen back then, comparing notes, as we seemed […]

Sweet Potato and Edamame Shepherd’s Pie

This vegan sweet potato variation on shepherd’s pie makes a festive holiday centerpiece, especially for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Greens and edamame meld with mushrooms in the creamy sauce, creating a burst of flavor that’s both exciting and comforting. From Big Vegan: 350 Recipes. No Meat/No Dairy. All Delicious* by Robin Asbell.

Polenta with Black Beans and Spinach

Prepared polenta that comes in a tube provides an easy way to add variety to the dinner repertoire. In a simple combination, polenta topped with black beans and spinach can be a hearty warm appetizer or the main dish as part of a simple dinner. Look for this kind of polenta in natural foods stores or the […]

Strawberry Mango Salad

This summer salad filled with berries and veggies will cool you off and fill you up. It’s not only beautiful it’s great for you! Contributed by Susan Powers from her book Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health* (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012).

Millet Pilaf with Tahini-Herb Sauce

Nutritionally, millet resembles wheat, providing niacin, vitamin B6, and folic acid along with some calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. If you want fluffy, grainy millet, as for this dish, it is essential to leave it alone while cooking. If you want a soft textured millet, however, keep stirring until it is cooked. Contributed by […]

Raw Broccoli-Mushroom “Stir-Fry”

This raw dish makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It’s easy to make, delicious and great for you! Adapted  from  Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health* by Susan Powers (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012).

Thai-Spiced Sweet Potato Stew

With Thai ingredients available at most natural foods stores and well-stocked supermarkets, it has become easy to enjoy the delightful flavors of this cuisine at home. Use your discretion with the hot seasoning you choose; a little will give a hint of heat, but if you want a spicier stew, you can step it up […]

Vegan Mexican Hot Cocoa

The taste and aroma of Mexican chocolate are hard to resist. The notes of almond, cinnamon, and vanilla with just a hint of spice from cayenne pepper will take your taste buds to another world. Be careful with the cayenne, though —with such a sweet base underneath it, the heat jumps out quick. If you […]

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