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How to Tame Dandelion Greens’ Bitterness

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10 Comforting Stuffed Vegetable Recipes

Whole wheat and wild rice-stuffed butternut squash

Stuffing vegetables is the surest way to turn them into cool-weather comfort foods that everyone will love — easy enough for everyday dinners, yet festive enough for holiday menus. In the fall and winter, “stuffable” vegetables like peppers, eggplant, squashes, and potatoes are in abundance. Here are more tips at Stuffed Vegetables: A Basic Guide. Above, a VegKitchen classic — Butternut Squash with Whole Wheat, Wild Rice, and Onions Stuffing, which makes a handsome centerpiece for Thanksgiving or Christmas Dinner. more→


10 Roasted Vegetable Dishes Perfect for Fall

Sweet Roasted Vegetables from Leslie Cerier

Garlicky Roasted Root Vegetables is a prime example of how slow roasting brings out the natural sweetness of root vegetables — sweet potatoes, parsnips, and beets. This veggie side dish everyone will love was created by Leslie Cerier. more→


8 Delicious Recipes for Late Summer-Early Fall Squashes

Rice-suffed delicata squashes

Summer-into-fall gardens and farm markets are abundant (some might say overly abundant) with varieties of squashes. In addition to the common zucchini and yellow summer squash, there’s also plenty of pattypan and delicata — both of the latter being a kind of middle ground between summer’s tender squashes and the harder orange winter squashes like butternut and acorn that follow closely behind. Spaghetti squash is also rolling off the vine at this time year. If you’re faced with a bounty of late summer squashes, or have neighbors that keep dropping them off, here are several tasty ways to highlight one at a time or mix them up. more→


10 Tasty Ways to Tempt Your Family to Eat More Vegetables

roasted cauliflower with onion, garlic and lemon recipe

Roast them. Roasting vegetables brings out their natural sweetness, and as with the vegetable fritters above, makes them a comfort food. Try Roasted Cauliflower, above, or combinations of cruciferous veggies (cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc.), root vegetables, and squashes, Explore our wide array of Roasted Vegetable Recipes.  more→


Vegan Pancakes & French Toast Recipes to Brighten Your Weekend

Cinnamon Apple Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes and French toast seem like two kinds of treats go by the wayside for vegans — don’t they need eggs, milk, and butter? Not at all! There are easy tweaks for making this leisurely breakfast fare without a trace of those ingredients. If you’re gluten-free as well as vegan, we’ve got you covered there as well with a GF pancake and French toast recipe in this line-up. more→


12 Vegan Emergency Dinners for Your Busiest Days

Vegan pizzadillas

We all have nights when even the thought of making a last-minute dinner is exhausting, but the idea of blowing our food and calorie budget by eating out (yet again) is even less appealing. Everyone needs a stash of emergency dinner options — meals that can be made in minutes with minimal or no cooking, and appeal to most any palate. Some of the 12 meals here are simple recipes to build a meal around; others are just meal ideas that come together quickly with convenient ingredients you pick up at the store on your way home from work. All of these meals can be completed with a colorful salad, and in keeping with the “emergency” theme, you can use veggies that need no prepping and cutting, including baby greens, baby spinach, pre-shredded carrots, cherry tomatoes, and the like. more→


12 High-Protein Vegan Main Dishes Featuring Tempeh

Tangy Tempeh with Portobella

Tempeh is a fermented soyfood,and like its culinary cousin tofu is quite versatile, but has a more distinct flavor as well as a dense, chewy texture. Though somewhat of an acquired taste, it’s one worth cultivating — tempeh is high in complete protein and rich in all kinds of nutrients perfect for the plant based diet. Learn more in this informative post on tempeh.  Let’s get cooking with it, starting with Tangy Tempeh with Portobello Mushrooms (above). It has a “meaty” heartiness, with balsamic vinegar providing a bit of tang. Serve this sumptuous stew-like dish over a cooked grain or on pasta. more→