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Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

Warm Lentil Salad with Celery Root, Apples and Hazelnuts

This is a delicious combination. It makes a great main meal lunch for two or salads for four people. It can also be enjoyed as a side dish, or even over rice as an entrée. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1/4-1/2 cup hazelnuts 1 cup lentils 3 cups water 2-3 bay leaves pinch thyme 1 small [...]


Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

Vegan Orange, Almond Semolina Cake with Baked Rhubarb

We really enjoyed his lovely orange almond cake. It’s full of lovely orange flavor, with a slight tartness from the yogurt and rhubarb. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the cake: spray oil, for the spring form 1/3 cup almond meal 3/4 cup vegan margarine, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup soy yogurt 1/4 [...]


Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

I think this is my new favorite pesto as it is so flavorful. We have really enjoyed this pesto with grissini, drizzled over roasted root vegetables, as filling for ravioli and as the sauce for our Friday night pizza. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 4-6 cups kale, cleaned and chopped 1 cup walnuts 3-4 cloves garlic, minced [...]


Rutabaga Sweet-Potato Soup with a Walnut Gremolata

Rutabaga Sweet Potato Soup with Toasted Garlicky Ground Walnuts

This is a lovely root vegetable soup. Both rutabagas and sweet potatoes have a sweet flavor and are yellow to orange in color. The walnut gremolata adds a nice crunchiness and a lovely garlic flavor to the soup. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 1 medium rutabaga (14-16 [...]


Chestnut Mushroom Soup

Chestnut Mushroom Soup

This is a lovely filling winter soup. It’s mildly sweet from the chestnuts and parsnips yet also earthy from the mushrooms. It is fancy enough to be used for a holiday, but also delicious as an everyday meal. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 white onion, chopped 2 medium [...]


Chestnut-Walnut Loaf with Parsnips and Cranberries

Holiday Dinner Loaf

This is our holiday main meal for the year. It is a delicious combination of root vegetables and fruit. The nutmeg really adds a lovely flavoring to the chestnuts and walnuts. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces cooked chestnuts 1&1/2 lb. parsnips 1 cup walnut pieces 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 3 onions, chopped 1 tablespoon [...]


Vegan Chestnut, Coconut and Rum Parfaits

Chestnut, Coconut Rum Parfaits

One of the few rich and decadent treats we enjoy especially made for holidays. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups chestnut puree 1 can coconut cream, chilled 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup 4 tablespoons rum non-dairy whipped topping (we used Soyatoo) vegan chocolate decorations Directions: Place the chilled coconut cream in a [...]


Vegan Walnut and Pear Tart

Walnut pear tart

This is one of the best tarts we’ve ever had. The crust is so short and delicious. The pears are a wonderful match for the walnuts and the vanilla soy pudding rounds out the treat. Yield: 8 small individual tarts or 1 large Ingredients: 2 cups black walnuts, chopped 1/3 cup sugar 3 cups flour [...]


Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Tahini Dressing

Red cabbage slaw with carrots, apples and walnuts

This colorful salad is delicious. We enjoyed it as a lunch, but it would be great at any meal, even special holiday meals. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 head red cabbage, thinly sliced 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and julienned (cut as matchsticks) 1-2 organic apples, cored [...]


Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding-Cake

Caramel Apple Self-Saucing Pudding

Self-saucing pudding cakes have always been a nice treat. We have enjoyed, the traditional lemon as well as chocolate. Today’s treat used fresh apples and created a light caramel sauce. This is a delicious recipe and easy to make. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 & 1/2 cups self-rising flour [...]


Vegan Green Pea and Walnut Spread

Green pea and walnut dip

This spread is really delicious and very easy to make. It makes a great appetizer with some crackers and would also be good as a dip on a party. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 package frozen peas, thawed (21 ounce / 600 grams) 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt 1 heaping tablespoon soyanaise [...]


Roasted Parsnip Pear Soup with Caramelized Walnut Garnish

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This is a delicious soup. It’s mildly sweet and quite filling. Served in different bowls, it would be lovely at a holiday meal. Depending on the serving size it would be fine for 4 people or as a small appetizer for 6. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the soup: 1 lb. parsnips, peeled and chopped [...]


Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

This is one of our traditional bread and sandwich spreads. It’s also great as a dip for veggies or spread on crackers. We have often made it using almonds or hazelnuts. As walnuts are just coming into season now, we decided to make the pate with walnuts. Yield: 1 & 1/2 – 2 cups Ingredients: [...]


Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce

Nut Filled Pears with Elderberry Sauce - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

This is a delicious and elegant treat that is also quite healthy. It makes lovely appetizer or delicious dessert. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 ripe pears, peeled, halved and deseeded 1/4 cup ground hazelnuts 1/4 cup ground almonds 1/4 cup ground walnuts 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons vegan margarine, melted pinch cinnamon 1/2 cup homemade [...]


Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower, Red Onions and Garlic

Cauliflower tastes so nice when it has been roasted in the oven and garlic becomes milder as well. We really enjoyed this diner and are looking forward to having it again. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges 3-4 large cloves [...]


Streusel Topped Vegan Almond Plum Muffins

Streusel Topped Almond Plum Muffins - Click here to license this image from Stocksy

These are really great muffins. The almond flavor is an important ingredient that adds a lot to the overall flavor of these muffins. Yield: 12 muffins Ingredients: for the muffins: 1 & 1/2 cups oats 1 & 1/4 cups AP flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup sugar 1 [...]


Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Bottom and Strawberry Coulis

This makes a lovely and tasty treat. We enjoyed this over the weekend, and are looking forward to having it again as our in the garden strawberries are beginning to ripen. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: for the crust: 20 vegan Oreos or other chocolate vegan cookies 3 tablespoons vegan margarine or coconut oil for the [...]


Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian Endive, Apple, Pineapple and Walnut Salad

Belgian endive are now in season and we are looking forward to sharing a lot of new recipes with you. This tasty salad is very easy to make. The pineapple and apples offset the sometimes bitter flavor of the endive and all of the ingredients offer a great crunchiness. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4 Belgian [...]


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 [...]


White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

White Turnip and Apple Salad with Walnuts

This is a great salad that we enjoyed last night. Turnips are a vegetable we have just discovered and have been enjoying, especially raw in salads. White turnips, also known as May turnips are seasonal both in the springtime, and in fall. We are looking forward to having more and growing our own. Serving Size: [...]


Review: Chickpea Walnut Patties

Chickpea Walnut Patties

Adriana of  Vegan Magic has come up with a really tasty burger that is so simple to make. We really enjoyed these tonight for dinner. They had a nice spiciness, lots of flavor, and a nice crunch from the walnuts.  We enjoyed them as patties, but they’d be great on a bun. or rolled into [...]


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 [...]


Beets Filled with a Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

Beets Filled with Carrot, Apple and Walnut Salad

This lovely salad tastes great. It would also make nice appetizers for a dinner party, or could be served at a buffet. Yield: 8 filled beets Ingredients: 8 medium beets 2 carrots, peeled and grated 2 apples, peeled, coed and chopped 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/4 cup soy yogurt 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish pinch [...]


Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

Vegan Parsnips, Apples, Red Cabbage and Candied Walnuts

This colorful side dish really tastes great. It is a very nice way to serve winter vegetables. Servings: 4-6 (or 2 as a main meal) Ingredients: 4 medium large parsnips 2 splashes lemon juice 3 apples 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped 4 tablespoons vegan margarine 2 tablespoons brown sugar pinch taco [...]