Monthly Archives: July 2013

Baked Tofu, Arugula, and Olive Wraps

Baby arugula livens up the flavor of these simple wraps featuring baked tofu, crisp cucumber, and olives. It’s quick and delicious and makes for a great portable lunch or an easy dinner entree served with soup, baked potatoes or sweet potatoes and/or corn on the cob, depending on appetite.

Valencian-Style Rice and Red Beans

A Spanish-inspired recipe, this dish of brown rice and red beans is a great for busy weeknights, when you want something easy and hearty. The key is to have the rice cooked ahead of time, but even if you don’t, it’s still not a daunting task. Briny olives perk up the mellow flavor of brown […]

Red Quinoa Pilaf with Kale and Corn

I love recipes that are impressive enough to serve guests, yet easy enough to make as an everyday dish. In Vegan Holiday Kitchen, this recipe is offered as a Thanksgiving side dish; it’s so hearty that the addition of a cup or two of  beans (yummy with black beans), can make it plentiful entree. Or, […]

Chocolate Cherry Bomb Smoothie

Healthy? Chocolate? Yes, please! This smoothie uses homemade walnut milk and even adds two cups of frozen broccoli whose flavor or color cannot be detected at all. This is the perfect smoothie for kids (or significant others) whom you might just not want to tell them that it’s healthy. Recipe and photo contributed by Carrie Forrest, from Carrie on […]

Chunky or Smooth Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is the perfect thing to make after you’ve gone apple-picking, or to celebrate the first crop of apples at local farmers’ markets. Kids of all ages will love this. Please, use organic apples! This freezes well. I suggest freezing it in 1-cup capacity BPA-free plastic storage containers. Serve on its own or in […]

Tofu and Potato Hash Browns

This is a simple, comforting dish that’s just as good for dinner as it is for brunch. Have potatoes cooked ahead of time, and this easy and tasty dish will have your family or guests eating in short order. Leftovers are wonderful for breakfast. Or, if you make this expressly to serve in the morning, […]

Watermelon Slushy

I tried a few different variations until I realized that, unless the melon is frozen, the texture is more of a slushy than a smoothie. But, to be sure, it is a very delicious slushy! The cool thing is that the pineapple and the watermelon combined are sweet enough so no extra sweetness is needed. […]

Cold Fresh Tomato Soup

Here’s a great way to take advantage of late summer’s sublime tomatoes. This is great for when your garden or CSA share is overflowing with ripe tomatoes and you really need to use them up quick!