Monthly Archives: May 2013

Portobello “Steak” and Pepper Fajitas

Using different colors of bell peppers makes this dish absolutely stunning. You can also substitute 1 to 2 additional bell peppers in place of the mushrooms if you prefer. Recipe and photo courtesy of Lindsay S. Nixon, adapted from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.*

Hearty Vegetable Pot Pie

Everyone loves this nostalgic classic, whether served at everyday meals or as holiday fare. Using prepared whole-grain pie crusts makes pot pies a snap to prepare. Photo credit: Sang An.

Cookie Dough Smoothie

Even though there’s no real cookie dough in this smoothie, it sure tastes like it! Caramel-like dates, rich and nutty pecans, and cacoa nibs with their hint of chocolate blend perfectly with lucuma powder — which has a natural “cookie-like” flavor — making this smoothie all kinds of fabulous. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies * © 2013 by […]

Vegan Avocado Tempeh Reuben Sandwich

The classic deli reuben sandwich can be made meatless as well as dairy-free with homemade or store-bought smoky strips, and just a touch of vegan cheese. Sauerkraut gives it a nice tang, and avocado makes it luscious! It’s great for a quick at-home lunch or dinner, served with soup or salad.The ingredients given here can […]

Luscious Tomato-Garlic Sauce

Garlic lovers, this sauce is for you! It’s perfect for summer, when you can get garden-fresh organic tomatoes. It’s delicious served over pasta or polenta. Recipe contributed by Vicki Chelf.

Black Lentil Celery Couscous with Jeweled Fruit

Celery is used twice in this dish: softened in the beginning with a little olive oil, and tossed in at the end for a decisive crunch. You may substitute traditional couscous for the whole wheat and brown or green lentils for the black ones. (The black ones are especially pretty, though.) Recipe reprinted with permission […]

Mint Chip Smoothie

Tucked beneath a very convincing ice cream-like flavor, a wealth of beneficial spinach awaits you in this smoothie. It’s so good it almost makes a person wonder why spinach isn’t used in all minty treats. I love how the cacao nibs provide a bit of dark-chocolate crunch without being overpowering. Reprinted with permission from Superfood Smoothies* © 2013 […]

Vegan Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna

I almost named this “The World’s Easiest Lasagna” because this dish is super easy to make. Using no-boil noodles and pre-made sauce cuts prep time down so much that you can throw this together pretty quickly and your dinner guests will think you slaved away in the kitchen for hours. I served this at a party […]