Monthly Archives: June 2013

Vegan Banana Ice Cream

Frozen bananas blend up and become just like soft-serve ice cream. You must use a food processor, not a blender for this. Depending on the size of the food processor, you may have to make this in two batches. Recipe contributed by Miyoko Schinner. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Baked Chickpea Ratatouille

This recipe is one of my favorites. It’s much like a ratatouille, but using chickpeas instead of the traditional eggplant and zucchini, and an original spice combination. The result is a dish with a complexity of flavors and the bonus of minimal preparation! Contributed by Dreena Burton, from Vive le Vegan!*

Olive Oil-Lemon Marinade

This basic marinade is excellent for grilling vegetables. The tang of lemon juice balances the fruity taste of the olive oil.

Citrus-Flavored Spinach and Baby Corn Salad

Spinach, baby corn, and tiny orange sections are featured in a salad that yields abundant pleasure with little effort in preparation. This is a perfect one to team with an Asian-style stir-fry or noodle dish.  Photos by Evan Atlas.

Beet, Cucumber, and Orange Salad

If you like beets, you’ll absolutely love them combined with the crunch of cucumber and the sweetness of citrus. This salad can be enjoyed all through fresh orange season, adding color and flavor to cool-weather meals.

French Dressing

This homemade vegan French dressing is one of my personal favorites for green salads—I hope you’ll agree that this is better than the store-bought variety. It sure is more economical, and is made with ingredients you may already have on hand.

Contemporary Waldorf Salad

An American classic, Waldorf salad is a crunchy mixture of apples, walnuts and celery. This version is updated with vegan mayonnaise and a bed of baby greens.

Composed Fresh Summer Fruit Platter

Fresh fruit platters are the best kind of dessert for summer evenings, with berries, melons, and other fruits at their peak. They can also be the main feature of a light brunch served with muffins or other baked goods. Here, quantities are given just as a guideline — they aren’t as  important as arrangement—and of course, […]