Category Archives: Recipes

Javanese-Inspired “Chicken” Soup (Vegan Soto Ayam)

I haven’t properly been teaching my daughter to cook. Or at least that’s how I felt after reading an article in the New York Times about a mother who has her 10- and 14-year-old sons cook dinner on their own once a week. When I read the article a few weeks ago, my first, defensive […]
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Beetballs: A Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Sausage Recipe

When I heard that a food blogging conference was taking place in the state just next door, I was intrigued. When I heard that friend, cookbook author, and fellow blogger Kathy Hester was going to be there, I said “Sign me up!” So a couple of weeks ago, I drove the four hours to Birmingham, […]
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Vegan Sausage and Mushroom Etoufee

I’m writing this from a hotel on St. Charles Avenue after a night of revelry in the streets of New Orleans. If you’ve never been to Mardi Gras, you might assume that the partying is confined to Fat Tuesday itself, but Mardi Gras day is just the culmination of all the parties and parades that […]
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Mint Sauce

Mint Sauce Ingredients (use vegan versions): 2 cups fresh, raw mint 1/4 cup vinegar 2 tablespoons agave nectar or sugar 1/4 cup hot water Directions: 1. Place all ingredients but water in a food chopper or processor and pulse until mint is finely chopped. 2. Add hot water and pulse again. Allow to stand for […]
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Bacon, Green Onion and Cheddar Cheese Fries

Bacon, Green Onion and Cheddar Cheese Fries Ingredients (use vegan versions): Dipping sauce: 1 cup vegan ranch dressing (I use http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=40981.0) 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon oregano Fries: 1 (28 ounce) bag steak cut French fries […]
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Persimmon Carpaccio with Fennel Salad – Recipe

Persimmon Carpaccio with Fennel Salad Persimmons are in season right now, and I love them. For those of you not intimately familiar with this fruit, the most important thing to know is that there are two general types: fuyu persimmons (which I use in this salad) are short and squat, resembling an orange tomato. They […]
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Earthy Stew

Earthy Stew Ingredients (use vegan versions): 1 large onion, diced 2 large stalks celery, chopped 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced 6 ounces meatless vegan crumbles or TVP (possibly replace with kidney beans) 2 cups fresh spinach 4 cups veggie broth 4 cups water 3 large red potatoes, diced into small pieces 1 cup quinoa 3 sprigs […]
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Bella Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Chili

Bella Mushrooms and Sweet Potato Chili Ingredients (use vegan versions): 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, sliced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 large red onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/4″ 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes 3 (15 ounce) cans beans (I […]
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Farro and Chickpea Soup – Recipe

Farro and Chickpea Soup Things this soup will not do: Win any beauty contests. Things this soup will do: Warm you to your core on a cold day. Nourish you. Fill your belly. Leave you with an abiding sense of contentment. Wash and fold your clothes. This is a tradeoff I can live with. I […]
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Maple Tamari Tofu

Maple Tamari Tofu Ingredients (use vegan versions): Tofu: 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 (14 ounce) package extra firm tofu, drained Marinade: 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup tamari or low sodium soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely grated Directions: 1. For tofu, heat canola oil in a pan on medium-high […]
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