I made this to play Tag in the Vegetarian Forum. I am not vegan myself but often cook vegetarian or vegan dishes.
I know several of these recipes are NOT vegan - I added them thinking people would know how to adapt the recipe by substituting margarine or an acceptable sweetener. To the best of my knowledge there is no honey, liquid dairy or eggs. Please be kind...if something really doesn't belong here, just let me know & I will remove it.
I had an idea but couldn't find a corresponding recipe ANYWHERE so I made one up. The Picky One requested I season the stuffed squash with garlic. This is what I came up with & the results were great! Vegan, too. This seems to make a lot but the 4 of us finished it all! It is satisfying without being overly filling. I want to use this vinaigrette on other things like roasted brussels sprouts.
I took a bag of lima beans & a recipe from Mark Bittman's 'How to Cook Everything Vegetarian', used 3 different suggested variations then did my own tweaking to arrive at this. I went with a Middle Eastern twist. It is very lemony, thyme-y, creamy from the beans & olive oil, a bit of zip from the pepper; just delicious. And very easy. This made enough for 4 people's dinner w/out leftovers. Who knew lima beans could be SO good??
The 90 minute prep time is for cooking the beans and is approximate.
I made this up the other day when I had no idea what to make for dinner. I served it under poached eggs. My kids mentioned it would work wonderfully as a taco filling. There's probably several other uses, too! The ancho gives it a bit of heat without being overpowering.
This pudding's packed with A SURPRISE INGREDIENT. Avocados are rich in healthy fat that's beneficial for your heart, hair and skin. Make the pudding ahead of time and refrigerate so the flavors can mingle. From Shape Magazine.
Mbaazi wa Nazi (Pigeon Peas with Coconut) are the Swahili way to prepare this popular tropical pulse. The pigeon pea is evidently native to Africa or Asia. In Egypt, the cultivation of pigeon peas began before 2000 B.C. Today pigeon peas are widely cultivated in all tropical and semi-tropical regions the world over, and are especially popular in India and the Caribbean.
I found this recipe for my Italian FIL. He said he'd never heard of them but his mother DID make "jubilee onions." I figure if calamari = galama, sopressata - soopesage, cavatelli = gavadeel, then cipollini = jubilee.
This is a very simple, straightforward recipe as are many Italian recipes.
This is a Chinese dessert that I found to submit for the Zaar World Tour '05...
Coconut milk lends a sweet flavor to bananas in this quick and easy recipe. It makes a light dessert for two, or can easily be doubled to serve four people.
A lovely Cajun berry and wine compote, redolent with vanilla and the unexpected flavor of bay. The restaurant used mixed berries, but if you have an abundance of one kind, this would be a good way to show them off. This was once on the menu at Artesia Restaurant on the North Shore, New Orleans, although I'm not sure it is anymore. Simple and elegant.