A small amount of vegan cream cheese gives these stuffed potatoes a rich flavor. Serve them with a big tossed salad with chickpeas or beans, and steamed green beans or asparagus, or other favorite green veggie. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Though anise-flavored fennel is a great veggie, most of us don’t think to use it for everyday meals. Sautéed with leeks and mushrooms, it makes a simple side dish that’s a nice accompaniment to pasta and grain dishes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→
Comforting and quick, this simple soup abounds with mushrooms and noodles, along with a few minimally cooked vegetables. A trip to an Asian market to find exotic noodles is no longer necessary. Most well-stocked supermarkets feature an array of imported noodles in the Asian foods section. more→
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.
Mushroom lovers will revel in this earthy yet elegant vegan presentation of stroganoff, featuring a multitude of mushrooms in a creamy sauce, served over pasta. Consider looking for morels, which contribute a particularly “meaty” texture to the dish. Not that we want to imitate meat, but morels are delicious in their own right.
Serve this richly flavored vegan shiitake-miso gravy over sautéed tofu or tempeh, or to dress up mashed potatoes or green vegetables. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Here’s a delicious roasted mushroom appetizer that can also be used as a first course for almost any kind of meal. Use any kind of mushroom you like, or a combination of two or three. more→
Nearly every natural foods store, supermarket, and produce grocery offers a wide array of mushrooms. Shiitake, crimini, portobella, and oyster mushrooms are among those that were once exotic but are now readily available. Mushrooms are a fantastic hot appetizer ingredient. Their appearance, flavors, and textures aren’t all that make them so appealing. more→
Served in small portions, this aromatic preparation of teriyaki-flavored mushrooms complements Asian noodle or rice dishes. It can also be used as a hot appetizer with slices of baguette. more→
Aromatic and broth, this mushroom-filled, Asian-flavored soup can be enjoyed any time of the year when you can find good bok choy. Generally, bok choy is a spring vegetable, but in some areas the season is extended. This is an excellent way to whet the appetite for a vegetable stir-fry or a simple tofu dish. It’s best served the moment it comes off the heat. more→