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Almond Rice Pudding with Blackberry Sauce

Almond Rice Pudding with Blackberry Sauce

Oh, oh oh. This is such a simple dish, but so deliciously wonderful. Blackberries have just begun to ripen (a bit early this year). You can make this treat with any berry or sweet fruit, but the contrast with the white rice and the dark berry is quite lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the […]


Red Lentil Chili

Red Lentil Chili

This is a lovely chill recipe. We enjoyed it only mildly spicy not as a 4 alarm chill, but if you prefer, you can add more heat. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup red lentils 3 cups water 2 tablespoons oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 4 cloves […]


Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

We enjoyed this as a main meal, warm salad for lunch today. It’s an easy salad to make, and very filling. Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup couscous 2 cups water 1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon powder 1 medium eggplant 1 red bell pepper 1 zucchini 1 medium onion 2 spring onions black olives parsley, chopped […]


Vegetarian Wellingtons

Vegetarian Wellingtons

These tasty packages are a special treat at holidays, although they are delicious any time of the year, and not difficult to make. Serving Size: 4 Yield: 8-10 packages Ingredients: for the Wellingtons: 1 package frozen vegan puff pastry (8-10 squares) 1 large bag (16 ounces) mixed vegetables fresh or frozen 2 cups cooked rice […]


Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Cherry Compote

Cinnamon rice pudding with cherry compote and pistachios

This is an adaptation of a recipe by Chef Ottolenghi. His recipe is not vegan, but I am sure our lighter, vegan version will be enjoyable for vegans. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the rice pudding: 3 cups water 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup arborio (risotto) rice 3 cups soy, almond, oat or other non-dairy […]


Vegan Brazilian Stroganoff

Vegan Brazilian Stroganoff by Ursula Escher

Today we are happy to present a guest recipe by Ursula Escher, the author of The Vegan Survival Guide: Boost Your Mental and Physical Health – Your Guide to Functional Veganism. Growing up vegan wasn’t easy for Ursula, especially in a meat loving country like Brazil. Since the idea of veganism was unknown to her […]


Santa Fe Tofu

Santa Fe Tofu - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This really tasted great, even on a hot summer night. It would be lovely in the fall and winter as well. It’s really quite simple to make, and could even be cooked in a slow cooker or crock pot. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound tofu, sliced in fillets 1 can diced tomatoes 1 can […]


Cauliflower, Barley and Big Bean Salad

Cauliflower, Barley and Big Bean Salad - Click here to license this image

This is an awesome salad that we enjoyed last weekend when we had a small party with friends. It is healthy, hearty and flavorful. Ingredients: for the salad: 1 cup barley pinch salt 2 cups water 1/2 head cauliflower, cut in florets 1 15 ounce jar giant butter beans, drained and rinsed 2 scallions, sliced […]


Tex-Mex Zucchini and Rice Casserole with Spicy Tofu Pieces

Tex-Mex Zucchini and Rice Casserole - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This was a great meal that we enjoyed last night. It’s a good way to use one of those extra large zucchini’s that had been hiding in the garden. Ingredients: 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup rice 2 & 1/2 cups water 1 vegetable bouillon cube 2 cups prepared spicy tofu pieces 2 cups zucchini, […]


Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

Pea and Rice Salad with Spinach Cilantro Pesto

We’ve always enjoyed pea and rice salads, but made this one as a new variation. It was very tasty with the spinach and cilantro pesto. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 2 cups cooked rice 2-3 spring onion, finely sliced for the pesto: 2 cups spinach washed and lightly steamed 1 bunch […]


Protein Packed Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Walnuts, Fava Beans, Radishes and Soy Cheese

This protein packed salad tastes as great and refreshing as it looks. We have really been enjoying this salad. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 3 cups water 10-12 ounces fava beans, pod removed, blanched and skins removed 1 bunch red radishes, cleaned and thinly sliced 4 ounces walnuts 16 ounces seedless grapes 8 […]


Vegan Quinoa Waffles

Quinoa waffles with strawberries

We enjoyed these for Sunday morning breakfast. They would be lovely for Mother’s Day. Ingredients: 4 cups cooked quinoa 1 & 1/2 cup AP flour 1/2 cup fine polenta or cornmeal 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 2 egg replacements 1 & 1/2 tablespoons sugar or sweetener of choice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 […]


Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

Winter Squash, Barley Orzotto with Toasted Walnuts

This is a very nice main meal that we enjoyed. It could also be used as a side dish for a dinner. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup barley 2 cups vegetable bouillon 1&1/2 lb. winter squash (butternut, Hokkaido etc.), seeded, peeled and shredded 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil 1 […]


Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa Tabouli

This is one of our favorite salads. We have it quite often. Traditionally tabouli (tabbouleh) it is being made with bulgur, but as this is the International Year of Quinoa we decided to use white quinoa to make the salad. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: 2-3 bunches parsley, washed and finely chopped 3-4 tomatoes, deseeded and […]


Review: Quinoa and Kale Patties

Quinoa and Kale Patties

The recipe for Quinoa and Kale Patties comes from Heidi Swanson’s cookbook Super Natural Every Day. The price of the book has recently been lowered to $13.00. Although not vegan, Heidi does cook very healthy recipes with natural ingredients. This recipe was very tasty and simple to make it vegan by substituting the eggs, and using […]


Seitan and Rice Pilaf with Sweet Paprika and Lemon

Seitan and Rice Pilaf with Sweet Paprika and Lemon

This is a delicious, one pot meal that we enjoyed today. It has been adapted from a traditional Greek recipe. It is so sad that people often eat lambs for holiday meals. This is a compassionate replacement that tastes really lovely. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 pounds seitan, cut or “pulled” into bite […]


Winter Squash and Kale Risotto with Golden Raisins

Winter Squash and Kale Risotto with Golden Raisins

This is a very nice recipe during the cold winter and early spring months. The raisins add a nice sweetness to the meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large white sweet onion like Vidalia 1 cup Arborio rice 2 cups winter squash cut in bite-sized pieces (Butternut, red curi or whatever is available) 2-3 cups […]


Review: Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

Black-eyed Pea and Barley Stew

We woke to a white world blanketed in snow this morning. This was a perfect meal to enjoy on such a day, in fact on any day as it is truly delicious, hearty and filling. Cathy of the what would cathy eat? blog has an interesting story to tell and many good recipes to share. […]


Stir-Fried Eggplant and Pear

Stir-Fried Eggplant and Pear

This sweet and spicy side dish tastes great on couscous with some falafel balls on the side. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 1 eggplant, cubed 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon taco seasonings 1 teaspoon cumin 2 conference pears, peeled and cubed 1 organic lime or lemon,  zest […]


Winter Stir Fry with Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts

Winter Stir Fry with Cabbage and Brussels Sprouts

We really enjoyed this meal on a white winter’s night. It was very filling, yet not heavy. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 & 1/2 cups whole grain rice, uncooked 12 pounces Brussels sprouts 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1 tablespoon sambal ulek 2 teaspoons sesame oil 12 ounces  cabbage, finely shredded 10 ounces spicy tofu pieces […]


Review: Lemony wheat berries with roasted brussels sprouts

Lemony wheat berries with roasted Brussels sprouts

Kiersten of the Oh My Veggies food blog posted this delicious recipe a while ago. It looked so inviting that we just had to make it, and we were so glad we did. Wheat berries are the entire wheat kernel and cooked they can be eaten as a side dish instead of rice or corn. How delicious […]


Spicy Eggplant and Pears on Couscous

Spicy Eggplant and Pears on Couscous

This makes a very nice warm lunch, or supper. Served with a big mixed salad and a wholegrain bread it would be a full meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 medium eggplants 3 ripe pears 3-4 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted 1 & 1/2 cups couscous 1 vegetable bouillon cube 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 organic […]


Stuffed Round Yellow Zucchini with Red Bell Pepper Sauce

Stuffed Round Yellow Zucchini with Red Bell Pepper Sauce

This our first year to grow round yellow zucchini. They are a delicious tender vegetable that are perfect for stuffing. There are many recipes to use as stuffing. We enjoyed this one last night, especially with the red bell pepper sauce. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 2 round zucchini ( 1 per person) 1 cup couscous […]


Review: Orange Couscous Curry

Orange Couscous Curry

We really enjoyed this delicious recipe from Susan at at FatFree Vegan. This is an amazing recipe that is good as a main dish, a side dish or as we enjoyed, a salad. Since we wanted to enjoy it as a salad, I held out the carrots, peas and zucchini until after the couscous was […]