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Carrot and Chervil Soup

Chervil carrot soup, garnished with fresh chervil and fennel seeds

We have been enjoying chervil lately. it has a lovely fresh flavour mildly like anise. Chervil goes really well with carrots, potatoes and many other vegetables. This is an elegant soup we will be making it often through the summer. I bet it would even make a nice juice raw. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 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: Potted giant beans with mixed vegetables

Giant Beans with Winter Vegetables

We found a new food blog that we quite enjoy: Amateur cook professional eater. Even though the recipes are not vegan, there are many that are, and most are quite healthy as well. It’s a Greek food blog. Often simple folk recipes are vegan, or at least easy to adapt. The Greeks are really god [...]


Vegan Bell Pepper Pesto Panini

Vegan Bell Pepper Pesto Panini

This is known also as The Montreal Panini by Honey, What’s Cooking, which was inspired by a delicious sandwich from a little cafe in Montreal named Claude Postel. We have been enjoying this recipe for our lunches lately. It is quick and easy to make and very tasty. Yield: 5-6 slices Ingredients: for the panini: [...]


Creamy Vegan Maple Mustard Dill Dressing

Creamy Vegan Maple Mustard Dill Dressing

This dressing tastes wonderful, especially in the early spring. It’s great on a salad and also make a nice sauce for sandwiches. Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 cup plain soy yogurt 4 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave) 3 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar) [...]


Ginger Carrot Salad

Ginger Carrot Salad

This salad tastes great, especially on a hot day when you don’t want to do a lot of cooking. The ginger adds a lot to the carrots. I didn’t have poppy seeds at the time, but am looking forward to making this again and adding the poppy seeds in. License this image Serving Size: 4 [...]


Applesauce Spice Cake with Lemon Frosting

Applesauce Spice Cake with Lemon Frosting

This is a lovely easy cake to make. One which everyone seems to enjoy. Ingredients: 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup applesauce 1/2 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 & 3/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons ginger 1/3 cup walnuts (optional), chopped 1/4 cup raisins (optional) for the frosting: 1/2 cup vegan [...]


Penne Pasta with Asparagus, Black Olives, Basil and Soy Cheese

Pene Pasta with Asparagus, Black Olives, Basil and Soy Cheese

While fresh asparagus is still available, we would like to share a few more tasty recipes with you. We used white asparagus, black olives and penne pasta, although green asparagus with green olives and bows or spirals would be just as tasty. It is the combination of salty olives, with the fresh asparagus and mild [...]


Ratatouille Pasta Salad

Ratatouilli Pasta Salad

Well, summer is slowly arriving with higher temperatures. So that means for us, the beginning of salad season. Yea! Today we bring you a nice pasta salad – a bit different than the usual ones as the vegetables are cooked, roasted, baked or panfried, whichever is best for you- meaning cooler. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: [...]


Herb Blends from Around the World

Cayenne powder

Vegalicious Gift Ideas for a Flavorful Year The secret is in the sauce. Sauces and dressings are often what give our recipes that special zing of flavor. We have been very fortunate to find many of the secrets of French chefs in grocery stores while vacationing in France. Once back home, we have enjoyed and [...]


Spicy Sweet Potato Spread

Spicy Sweet Potato Spread

This makes a very tasty spread especially nice on dark sweet pumpernickel bread. It would also be a tasty dip for vegetables and some fruit as well. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato 1-2 splashes chili oil or Tabasco 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup very small pinch of salt Directions: Peel the sweet potato [...]


Cauliflower Carrot Salad

Cauliflower Carrot Salad

This is a very nice combination. The cauliflower and carrots, with the basil and a nice dressing to bring out the flavors. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 medium cauliflower 4 carrots 3 Tbs. fresh basil, chopped 2 Tbs. fine olive oil 3 Tbs. white balsamic vinegar 1 Tbs. sugar Italian salad seasonings Directions: Cut the [...]


Crunchy Celery Root Salad with Mango Ginger Dressing

Crunchy Celery Root Salad with Mango Ginger Dressing

Cutting the celery root into small matchstick sized pieces is the secret to this tasty salad. We’ve been eating more raw vegetables lately and this salad was one that we really enjoyed. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 med. large celery root 2 Tbs. lemon juice 2 packages. salad mix herbs 125 ml. tomato juice 2 [...]


Pineapple Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

Pineapple Upside-down Gingerbread Cake

We were so inspired by the February 2009 Vegetarian Times issue. Although this gingerbread recipe is an one that we have used for years, it received the new look as a pineapple upside down version. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon [...]


Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale

Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale

These tasty towers are great as a salad or they can also be used as an appetizer. They’re colorful and quick and easy to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 200 grams white rice, cooked 1 med. zucchini, cut in very thin slices 1/4 cup vegan pesto tomato and chives as garnish Directions: Cook the rice [...]


Ginger Peachy Muffins

Peachy Ginger Muffins

Start your day in a ginger peachy way. Yield: 12 Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 egg replacements 1/2 cup soy margarine, melted 1 cup plain soy yogurt 4 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger 1 cup fresh peaches, peeled and finely chopped [...]


Vegan Parmesan Parsley Dressing

Vegan Parmesan Parsley Dressing

This has become our all-time favorite salad dressing, it is really great! Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1/4 cup of nut meal (hazelnut or almonds ground to flour consistency) * 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 1/2 cup scallions, chopped 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons [...]


Review: Spicy Ginger Miso Tofu

Spicy Ginger Miso Tofu

Chef Erik, is a talented young chef working at “Grassroots Natural Market restaurant in New Jersey. He creates many tasty recipes, using organic food, all so far are vegetarian, and many vegan or easily converted. We enjoyed his Spicy ginger miso tofu a lot and I will keep this recipe as one of my regulars [...]


Nut burgers with basil sauce

Nut burgers with basil sauce

These nut patties were very tasty a well as being nutritious, and the basil sauce was really great. We’ll e enjoying the rest sauce as a salad dressing tomorrow night. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: For the basil sauce 1 Tbs. olive oil 1 shallot, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. mustard 1/4 cup white [...]


Gingerbread-Orange Squares

I wanted to make something that had a crust made of gingerbread cookies so I came up with this recipe. For the filling I got the idea from the Lemon Bars recipe from Veganomicon (Buy yourself a copy if you haven’t already!), although I switched lemons to oranges and added some ginger. The cardamom-aniseed syrup [...]


Good Ole Gingersnaps

Good Ole Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps just seem perfect for fall, when the air is crisp and the house smells of yummy spices. This recipe makes the drop-style soft and chewy kind of gingersnaps. Yield: 36 Ingredients: 3/4 cup soy margarine, room temperature 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup white granulated sugar 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses 1 egg replacement [...]


Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie with Streusel Topping

Fresh strawberries from our garden

The classic combination of strawberries and rhubarb. This time with hint of ginger and a streusel topping. Serving Size: 6 Ingredients: for the pie crust 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tbs. baking powder 4-6 tbs. cold water 1/2 cup vegan margarine for the filling 2 cups rhubarb, chopped 2 cups [...]


Dill scones with horseradish soy yogurt

Dill scones with horsradish soy yogurt

These scones are dillies! There is just a mild hint of dill in the scones that is also reflected in the spread. Lovely and light for a Sunday morning breakfast. Yield: 15-18 Ingredients: 300 grams flour 2 tbs. baking powder 50 grams soy margarine, softened 2 egg replacement pinch salt 1/2 cup spy milk 3 [...]


Spinach pasta with avocado pesto and pistachios

Spinach pasta with avocado pesto and pistachios

This is a new recipe that we enjoyed and will definitely do more often. It is light and fresh with the basil, and has lots of flavor from the mustard and sesame oil, as well as the zing from cayenne pepper and Tabasco. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 400 grams spinach tagliatelle 2 avocados 2 cloves [...]