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Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Migas)

Southwestern Tofu Scramble (Migas)

This tasty dish, brimming with lively southwestern flavors, is a vegan version of a traditional southwestern egg dish. It’s known as migas, a word that literally means “crumbs” in Spanish, in this case referring to bits of tortilla. In the original recipe, the tortilla pieces are scrambled with eggs; our vegan version replaces eggs with tofu. Serve this dish for a leisurely weekend brunch or as an easy dinner. Round out your meal with a colorful salad and simple bean dish like Refried Pinto Beans or Garlicky Skillet Black Beans. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

Vegan Sephardic Date Haroset (Passover)

Sephardic Date Harose

Haroset (also spelled charoset) is an intrinsic component of the Passover plate. Sephardic haroset is made in various ways, but usually contains dates. Traditionally, haroset is a vegan-friendly condiment made from fruit, nuts, and wine. It symbolizes the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build ancient Egyptian cities. You can read more about traditional Passover fare here.

This recipe makes about 2 cups, which goes a long way at your Passover table. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

Indonesian-Style Vegetable Stew with Rice Noodles

Asian rice noodles

Certain Indonesian vegetable dishes are characteristically filled with colorful vegetables—in this case, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, and bell pepper. In this recipe, the vegetable stew is enveloped in a rich, spicy peanut sauce and embellished with rice noodles. This stew has so much going for it that you need only a simple salad to complete the meal. Continue Reading…

Pasta with Two Beans and Escarole

Pasta with two beans and escarole

Pasta, beans, and greens are a classic trio in Italian cookery. It’s easy to see why—the combination is healthful and hearty. This recipe uses escarole, a sturdy green whose slight bitterness is tempered by cooking. You’ll find it near the lettuces in the produce section. If you’d like, you can substitute an equal amount of curly chicory or a medium-sized bunch of chard. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Continue Reading…

Minty Apple-Apricot Chutney

Apricot chutney recipe

A spoonful of this sweet-tart minty apricot chutney, made with fresh apple and dried apricots, adds a graceful note both to spicy curries as well as mild grain and bean dishes. Fresh mint gives it a nice flavor, so add as much as you’d like to the recipe. Continue Reading…

Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Soba Noodles with Green Beans and Almonds

Perfect green beans seem to be available only for a month or two in the summer. This tasty salad is a nice way to highlight them during that brief window. However, I’m so fond of them, that I use frozen green beans so I can make this easy soba noodle recipe regularly. I highly recommend using organic, whole, baby green beans.

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Pasta with Greens, Chickpeas, and Olives

pasta with greens, chickpeas, and olives from Wild About Greens

This quick and nourishing pasta recipe combines greens with chickpeas and olives for a tasty, healthy dish. Specifically, this recipe calls for chard, kale, or spinach, but you can use a combination or even substitute broccoli rabe or mustard greens. My personal favorite in this dish is chard, as it’s so good in the Italian-style trio of pasta with greens and legumes. Just add a colorful salad and you’ve got a meal. Recipe from Wild About Greens* by Nava Atlas.

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Insanely Easy Vegan French Toast

Easy vegan french toast recipe

You don’t need a lot of bells and whistles for a fantastic yet Insanely Easy Vegan French Toast recipe. It’s all about the golden-brown surface, cinnamon, and syrup. A nice amount of fruit or fruit salad is always a plus, too. I prefer garbanzo (chickpea) flour, as it yields an nice golden color, and since it’s made of bean, is a nice foil to the bread. Continue Reading…

Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto

Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto

In this recipe, the Asian flavor of miso fuses with the peppers, tomatoes, and olives of Italian cuisine. This fusion pasta dish makes a luscious meal all year round. It’s good served warm or even at room temperature. Serve these Udon Noodles with Spinach-Miso Pesto with a bountiful salad of greens and tomatoes. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

Super-Easy Vegan Tortilla Casserole

Super-Easy Tortilla Casserole

This Super-Easy Vegan Tortilla Casserole is my favorite in-a-hurry casserole filled with southwestern flavors. The recipe involves throwing together a lot of convenient ingredients like canned beans and tomatoes, and frozen corn, but it’s unbelievably good when you need an emergency dinner. While it’s in the oven, steam a big batch of broccoli or prepared stir-fried collard greens, and make a salad or a raw veggie platter. Adapted from Vegan Express.  Photos by Evan Atlas.  Continue Reading…

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Scrambled Tofu

Tofu Scramble with Bell Peppers and Mushroom2

This vegan breakfast recipe updates regular scrambled tofu with mushrooms and bell peppers. Omnivores and vegans alike will love waking up to this dish!

Soft tofu is a good choice for dishes in which it is crumbled, as in this veggie-filled, egg-free scramble. While this would certainly also make a good brunch or lunch dish, it also makes a wonderful light dinner with whole grain toast or sautéed potatoes, and some sliced oranges or other seasonal fresh fruit. Photos by Evan Atlas. Continue Reading…

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