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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Vegan Gooda Cheez

This impressive, dome-shaped cheez has a creamy texture and lovely golden color. Slice it into wedges for a delectable snack or appetizer. Recipe contributed by Jo Stepaniak, reprinted from The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook.*

Garlicky Cream of Celery Soup

A perfect puree for a rainy fall or spring day, this creamy vegan soup will win you over with its elegant simplicity and intense celery flavor. If you prefer not to use croutons, serve with fresh whole grain bread to soak up the flavors. Adapted from Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Baked Eggplant and Peppers

Eggplant and peppers, two companionable vegetables, are combined in a delicious casserole with a creamy, cheesy (vegan) topping. Serve with a simple grain or pasta dish (or serve over grains or pasta) and a colorful salad augmented by beans or chickpeas.

Tangy Coleslaw

Here’s a great coleslaw, perfect for picnics, vegan barbecues, or to dress up everyday meals. It gets an extra kick from pickles, fresh dill, and horseradish.

Cauliflower and Vegan Cheddar Cheese Soup

For anyone coming in from the cold, this is a soothing treat. Cauliflower and potatoes are enveloped in a (vegan) cheesy base—making this an ultimate comfort soup!  Photos by Evan Atlas.

Lemony Leek and Mushroom Soup

Welcome spring or early fall with this Greek-inspired soup, rich with leeks, mushrooms and herbs in a lemon-flavored broth.

Fresh Fruit Sorbets (no machine needed!)

Icy, refreshing sorbets make a perfect finale to spicy dishes or strong-flavored grilled foods. And they are easy to make with out an ice-cream machine. Generally, recipes for fruit sorbets call for making a sugar-and-water syrup, but for added ease and flavor, I prefer using fruit juice concentrate instead. An added benefit is that if […]

Saffron-Sesame Rice with Pine Nuts

When cooking a rice dish, I like to make extra to have as leftovers. You’ll get about two extra servings from this simple brown rice pilaf recipe.

Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarwai, PhD, with Debra Yost

Healing Spices: How to Use 50 Everyday and Exotic Spices to Boost Health and Beat Disease* by Dr. Bharat B. Aggarwal with Debra Yost (Sterling Publishing, 2011), shows us that its not only the whole foods we put into our bodies and the vitamins we take that can improve our health, but that the spices […]

The Green Kitchen Handbook by Annie Berthold-Bond

Annie Berthold-Bond, an expert on green living, gives you everything you need to know about making your kitchen a healthier and more ecological place to live and cook, regardless of your food choices and eating habits, in The Green Kitchen Handbook.* Whether you know it or not, your kitchen is the heart of your home; […]

Delicious Edible Bee Balm

Nasturtiums are Delicious Edible Flowers


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