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Sweet – Sour Rutabaga and Quince

Sweet - Sour Rutabaga and Quince

This is a really delicious sweet sour meal for the autumn using seasonal food. Rutabaga and quince become ripe in the fall and might be available in many places now. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 4-6 links vegan sausages or hot dogs 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, [...]

Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Thai Curry Pumpkin Soup

This was a delicious soup we enjoyed over the weekend. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 lb. pumpkin (red kuri squash or butternut squash are fine), cleaned and cut into pieces 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 piece fresh ginger (about 1″), peeled and grated 1 red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped 2 tablespoons [...]

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

Lentil Salad with Pumpkin and Romanesco

This is a delicious salad. We enjoyed the salad as a main lunch meal for two. It would also make a great salad for four or even a side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 cup brown lentils 1 medium carrot, peeled and cut in small cubes 1 small onion, cut in small cubes 1 [...]

Pumpkin Cordon Bleu – a special holiday meal

Pumpkin Cordon Bleu

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed. It will be our holiday meal this year. It is a bit tricky to make but well worth the effort. It is the breading that is a bit tricky, but if you take your time, it can be done without problems. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 large butternut [...]

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Vegan Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup

When is a soup a stew or a stew a soup? I would call this a stew, but it depends on how much sauce or broth there is. In any case this is really delicious especially with a big mixed salad and whole grain bread. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 2 cups black-eyed peas (cooked) or [...]

Review: Pasta Man-Salad (Malad) With Peanut Butter Dressing

Pasta Salad with a peanut butter dressing

Howie and Dave have created a really good salad, they call it a Man-Salad or Malad. It’s a large mixed salad with pasta and an Asian inspired peanut butter sauce. It’s a delicious, filling and hearty salad. I really appreciated it today (even though I am not a man). I am active, riding my bike [...]

Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

Vegan Avocado Mushroom Melts

These sandwiches were delicious. We enjoyed them for lunch. But, they would also be nice as appetizers for a main meal, or finger food at a party. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 8 mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 1 tablespoon oil 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 cup guacamole, 2 avocados smashed with garlic, lemon juice , olive [...]

Green Bean and Peach Salad with Nuts and Coconut

Green bean salad with Peaches, Nuts and Coconut

We enjoyed this colorful salad for lunch today. It is a very good year for fruit this year. Peaches are one of the many available in abundance. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: for the salad: 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed , ends trimmed, cut in bite-sized pieces 2 organic peaches, or nectarines, cleaned, peeled and [...]

Vegan Mexican Zucchini Soup

Vegan Mexican Zucchini Soup

This is a delicious light soup. We added lime juice as it is typically Mexican and goes well with the zucchini and corn. It’s a lovely soup even in the warm summer temperatures. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegan margarine 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cups zucchini, chopped in small cubes 1½ cups [...]

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 [...]

Vegan Zucchini Lasagne Salad

Zucchini lasagna salad with a home made vegan cream cheese

This was a delicious meal. It would be lovely at a brunch or buffet. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 16 lasagne sheets 2-3 large zucchini, thinly sliced 1 lb. tofu 2 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons agave 2 large onions, finely minced or grated 2 handfuls mixed fresh [...]

Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

Pea Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce

This was a delicious meal that we enjoyed last night. It is rather involved to make, although once you have made ravioli more often, it is really not that difficult to make. The pea filling is delicious and pairs nicely with the mushroom sauce. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: for the ravioli dough: 1 cup semolina [...]

Beet and Tomato Gazpacho

Beet and Tomato Gazpacho

We really enjoyed this cold soup. It is easy to make and very refreshing on a hot day. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 3 medium beets, roasted 2 large ripe tomatoes, 1/4-1/2 zucchini 1-2 cloves garlic 1/2 cup vegetable bouillon 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup ice water pinch of salt soy yogurt as garnish with [...]

German Asparagus Potato Salad

German Asparagus Potato Salad

Asparagus and Potatoes are a favorite and very tasty combination. This is a sweet salty type potato salad. It’s easy to make and tastes great no matter which asparagus you use. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 ¼ lb. potatoes, cooked, peeled and in bite sized pieces 1 lb. asparagus 1 cup vegetable bouillon 1 onion, peeled [...]

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 [...]

Pea and Corn Patties with Herbed Soy Yogurt Sauce

Corn, pea and potato patties with herbed soy yogurt sauce

This was a delicious meal we enjoyed last night. It also makes a great snack. Serving Size: 10 Ingredients: for the patties: 8 ounces frozen peas, thawed 4-6 ounces canned or frozen corn 1 ½ lb. potatoes 3 small onions 1 egg replacement 3-5 tablespoons flour dash nutmeg salt and pepper to taste oil for [...]

German Asparagus Soup (Spargelsuppe)

Traditional German asparagus soup

Germany is the main producer for white asparagus in Europe and white asparagus is being used in many traditional dishes in Spring. This is a classic German recipe for asparagus soup. It’s been only adapted to be vegan. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients: 1 ½ lb. white asparagus, peeled and cut into chunks pinch sugar 4-6 cups [...]

Asparagus with Saffron Sauce and Edible Flower Garnish

Green asparagus with a saffron sauce and edible flowers

We enjoyed this very special recipe as a salad last weekend. It would also make a lovely appetizer or side dish. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb. fresh asparagus, woody ends trimmed off 1 ½ cups soy yogurt ½ vegetable bouillon cube, crumbled ⅛-¼ cup white wine few threads saffron or a small pinch of [...]

Springtime Zucchini Tart with Edible Flower Garnish

Springtime Zucchini Tart with Edible Flower Garnish

We enjoyed this lovely tart today for lunch. It would make a lovely brunch or special occasion meal. It would be then important to double or triple the recipe. Serving Size: 1 Ingredients: 4 sheets frozen vegan puff pastry, thawed 1 small zucchini, very thinly shaved 1/2 cup vegan cheese sauce 4-5 ounces spicy tofu [...]

Review: Yoghurt & Fava Bean Soup

Yogurt & Fava Bean Soup

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi is a very creative chef living in London. His creations, are not vegetarian, but some can be adapted to be vegan. This soup was contributed as a seasonal recipe to the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show at Hampton Court Palace. Since fava beans are one of our favorite beans, I adapted the recipe. [...]

Pear Rhubarb Smoothie

Pear Rhubarb Smoothie

Rhubarb is one of our favorite springtime vegetables. We are happy to have 4 very large rhubarb plants and can harvest enough to freeze for use during the year. But today we had a tasty treat enjoying pear and rhubarb smoothies. Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: for the smoothie: 2 pears, peeled, cored and cut into [...]

Chestnut Bourgogne Pie

Chestnut Mushroom Bourgogne Pie

This is a delicious hearty meal that can be served in individual casserole dishes, or as individual parcels or pockets in vegan puff pastry. Ingredients: 8 ounces prepared chestnuts 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh rosemary 1/2 cup red wine 2 tablespoons vegan margarine 1 leek, cut in small pieces 2 medium carrots, peeled and [...]

Review: Healthy Vegan Asian Broccoli Salad

Asian Broccoli Salad

What a great salad this is on Earth Day. We found it at Fo Reals Life. It particularly makes are really good winter salad, giving lots of roughage that we don’t often get over the winter months. We used a few almond flakes as garnish instead of sesame, otherwise we followed the easy instructions of [...]