Robin Robertson

Slow-Cooker Lasagna Primavera

Fresh from the vegan slow cooker by robin robertsonContributed by Robin Robertson, author of Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker * (The Harvard Common Press, 2012). One of the things I like most about using a slow cooker is its versatility.  While it is ideal for cooking beans, stews, soups, and chili, it can also be used to cook some things that may surprise you such as breads, cakes, and other desserts.  It’s also terrific for cooking casseroles and other recipes you normally associate with oven-baking.   more→

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Penne and Broccoli with Tomatoes, Walnuts, and Raisins

Broccoli in a seashell dish

This pasta dish is filled with a variety of delicious flavors and textures — tomatoes walnuts, as well as along with healthful broccoli. Broccoli is loaded with calcium and vitamin C and nutrient-rich walnuts are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid.  more→

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Heart-Beet Rosti

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Shredded beets and potato are molded into a heart-shape for Valentines Day and baked until tender on the inside and crisp on the outside. more→

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Pastry-Wrapped Seitan Roulades with Spinach-Mushroom Duxelles

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Although this recipe involves a few steps, it can be assembled ahead of time and the delicious results are well worth the effort. This recipe is from Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasionby Robin Robertson © 2010, published by John Wiley & Sons. more→

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Thyme-Scented Sweet Potatoes with Black Olives and Garlic

Sweet Potatoes on table

If candied sweet potatoes in a can have left you avoiding sweet potatoes, you need to try them fresh and prepared in a savory rather than sweet way. This recipe, redolent of garlic and thyme and studded with black olives, may change your mind about sweet potatoes once and for all. Contributed by Robin Robertson, from 1,000 Vegan Recipes.* more→

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Tiramisu Parfaits

Now you can enjoy tiramisu without the fuss.  These parfaits have all the luscious creamy coffee and chocolate flavor of tiramisu in a fraction of the time.  If you don’t have parfait glasses, martini glasses are a good choice, but any small dessert dishes will suffice. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* by Robin Robertson © 2011.  more→

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Vietnamese Tofu Wraps

These flavorful wraps have all the bold flavors and textures of bahn-mi sandwiches, but without the French bread. This recipe is reprinted by permission from Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less* by Robin Robertson © 2011.
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Pan-fried Sesame Noodles and Broccoli

The creamy and flavorful sesame sauce absorbs quickly into the noodles, so if you like your noodles especially saucy, you can make a little extra sauce to add when ready to serve. Chinese sesame paste is made from toasted sesame seeds and has a distinctly different flavor from the Middle Eastern sesame tahini. This recipe is from Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion* by Robin Robertson © 2010, John Wiley and Sons. more→

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