Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nearly-Instant Thai Coconut Corn Soup

Here’s a soup that’s great for any kind of weather, not just when it’s chilly and rainy. Because it’s ready to serve in 20 minutes, it’s for any time you want soup in a hurry. You can even chill it and serve it cold on warm days. Recipe adapted from Vegan Express: Featuring 160 Quick, […]

Vegan Issues to Discuss for a Long-term Relationship

When you’re about to take your relationship to the next level, and one of the two partners is a vegan, here are some questions to ask as you’re considering a long-term union:

You’re Vegan, He or She Isn’t: Desirable Qualities in a Potential Partner

Excerpted from Dating Vegans: Recipes for Relationships* by Anne Dinshah. Published by American Vegan Society, © 2012. Reprinted by permission. The desirable qualities of people we like to date are those characteristics that make them appealing to us. For a growing number of people, being vegan tops that list. Everyone has the potential to be a […]

Spinach, Leek, and Potato Matzo Gratin

This closely resembles the layered matzo casseroles, called minas, which are commonly served at Sephardic Seders. They consist of layered matzos, vegetables, and cheese. With optional Daiya cheese, or no cheese at all, it’s a tradition well worth adopting (and adapting) for the vegan Passover Seder. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.

Blackberry Lettuce Smoothie

This refreshing smoothie with the offbeat combination of lettuce and blackberries is from The New Green Smoothie Diet: Going Green Never Tasted so Good,* by Hilary Greenleaf, reprinted with permission.

Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens

There’s something enticing about the seitan/polenta synergy, and with the addition of greens, results in a great-looking, hearty dish. Serve with a simple potato dish and salad or slaw. Recipe adapted from Vegan Express. Photo by Susan Voisin.

Mixed Greens Salad with Avocado, Apples, and Baked Tofu

This luscious salad adds substance to a meal when served with light main dishes, and makes a nice at-home lunch on weekends and holidays. This is a tasty salad to stuff into a pita or wrap up. Or, for a light meal, serve with soup and fresh bread.

Banana Fritters

This simple recipe for banana fritters, given to me by a wonderful Jamaican cook, makes a pleasantly offbeat breakfast treat. When my kids were growing up, I found this easy enough to make for breakfast even on school days, on occasion. They’re also a nice accompaniment to savory dishes like bean stews or spicy dishes.