Dishes flavored with peanuts and spiced with chiles are found throughout West Africa. This spinach dish is typical and delicious served over rice or couscous. Let your own heat tolerance be your guide on the amount of chiles to use. If you prefer, hot red pepper flakes may be substituted for the chiles or they may be omitted altogether for a mild yet flavorful dish. Reprinted from Vegan Fire & Spice* by Robin Robertson, by permission of Vegan Heritage Press. Read More→Print This Post
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 once and it was a huge hit, so I can attest to it’s omnivore friendliness. It’s also cat friendly, as I caught Archie sitting on the counter nibbling on it after I turned my back. I guess that cliché about orange cats and lasagna is true! Also, this tastes even better reheated the next day. Contributed by Dianne Wenz, from VeggieGirl. Read More→Print This Post
A feast of color and texture, this salad is, a pleasure to make and serve, ready in minutes. It can be served in a larger portion as a main-dish salad (in that case you may want to toss in some additional chickpeas), or in smaller portions as a substantial side salad. Read More→Print This Post
One evening not long ago, I had about one hour to make dinner for the family—and eat—between getting home from one activity and going out to another. I improvised based on what was in the fridge rather than following a recipe. This was the result; everyone liked this simple dish so much that I was compelled to compose a recipe for it, and have followed it many times since.Print This Post
Keep a few cans of organic canned lentils handy to use when you want to make a meal with this nourishing legume in a hurry. To make this dish a little fancier, try using beluga lentils — these small, gleaming black lentils contrast attractively with the spinach and dried tomatoes. Read More→Print This Post
You will find fresh Chinese noodles in cellophane-wrapped packages in well-stocked supermarkets, shelved near tofu products, as well as in natural foods stores.Print This Post
Pappardelle are long, ripple-edged noodles. If you can’t find them, substitute fettuccine. But whichever you end up using it doesn’t matter, this rich, delicious dish will be everything you wanted it to be.
“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.” —George MillerPrint This Post