This delicious pesto turns ordinary carbs into special meals. You can use this as suggested below for serving with pasta, pizza, or potatoes. Or skip the carbs as I’ve done here, and toss this pesto with “noodles” made of raw zucchini and/or yellow summer squash made with a spiral slicer. No matter how you use it, this pesto, made greener with spinach, imparts a rich, briny flavor from the addition of miso. 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.
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. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Inspired by the classic compatibility of spinach and chickpeas, this soup is not traditional to any cuisine, but rather an offbeat concoction. Fine noodles make it fun! The aroma that will permeate your kitchen as this cooks is most enticing. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
This fusion pasta dish — the Asian flavor of miso with the peppers, tomatoes, and olives of Italian cuisine — makes a luscious meal all year round. It’s good served warm or even at room temperature. Serve with a bountiful salad of greens and tomatoes. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
One evening a while back, 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 set down a recipe for it, and have followed it many times since. Serve with a salad of fresh greens and tomatoes (toss in some beans and chickpeas for extra protein), fresh bread, and your favorite wine. Photos by Evan Atlas.
Spinach with pine nuts and raisins is a traditional Mediterranean side dish that’s both elegant and easy. Its mild and slightly sweet flavor provides a nice counterpoint to boldly flavored Italian pasta dishes. But really, it goes well with most any kind of meal, including those featuring grain dishes and curries as well. more→
In this vegan version of creamed spinach, you get the goodness of tofu instead of the bother of cooking a flour-thickened milk sauce. Easy and quick, it’s a feast for spinach fans! Photos by Evan Atlas. You can also see a step-by-step of this recipe at How to Make Delicious Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach. more→
Filled with earthy flavors, this wild and brown rice pilaf, enlivened with lots of spinach and parsley, is welcome as a side dish for everyday meals as well as special occasions. more→
Here’s a simple, hearty everyday sort of dish; lentils and spinach are natural companions, and curried seasonings flavor them nicely. See the shortcut below for making this an even quicker dish using canned lentils. Adapted from Vegetariana. more→
This simple Southwestern dish was inspired by a Native American recipe made with wild greens. More contemporary recipes call for spinach or chard instead. Try this side with tortilla dishes that don’t themselves contain beans, or with a big taco salad. more→