This cookbook is aptly named in honor of one of my favorite cookbooks by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I encourage you to check it out if you haven't already. Since becoming vegan several months ago, I have jumped in head first to veganism, and am loving every minute of it! It is always fun to create and cook deliciously healthful meals without the use of any animal products
This is a great chunky vegetarian pasta sauce which almost tastes meaty. It is easy to sneak a few more vegetables in there if desired. The sugar is not strictly necessary and you may be able to omit the second lot of water. My toddler LOVED this recipe and couldn't get enough.
This recipe was originally posted by Zenith. This member is no longer an active participant at Zaar, but I was a huge fan of her recipes, so when they went up for adoption I grabbed as many as I could. Here are her original comments:
"A tasty vegetarian burger. Fairly mild -- increase spices to your taste. Adapted from 'The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy Low-Fat Favorites.'"
A Dean Ornish recipe. Colorful, vegan, very complete nutritionally, and zero cholesterol. For more color and variety, you can add cubed cooked butternut squash or carrots. May be used as a main dish or side dish; serving amount depends upon how it is used.
This comes from a Spanish cookbook I own. I have made it using about 1/2 cup of jarred, roasted, marinated bell pepper strips instead of the pimientos mentioned, and that worked well. And yes, it is 11 cups of spinach-it cooks away so much!
The spinach "ricotta cheese" mixture is made with firm tofu and vegan cream cheese. It tastes rich & the white layer looks beautiful when served. Very easy to prepare and not runny like so many other vegetarian lasagnas seem to be. Very well received by non-vegans.
We had a potluck to attend where we had been asked to bring a side dish. I was craving couscous though I knew few (if any) of my friends would be willing to try it. Never mind, I moved forward! This is a slight adaptation of one I found in one of my favorite cookbooks "500 almost fat free pasta recipes." And truth be told, I brought very little home and got asked for the recipe!
From Bon Appetit, June 1996. For an even healthier version, use whole wheat couscous instead. Accompaniment to chicken, shrimp, grilled tofu, etc. Makes a large serving ideal for your next picnic or potluck!
Sloppy Joes are not easy to eat--that's half the fun for kids of all ages. Adults who like spicy food can add hot sauce at the table. Adapted from Cooking Light magazine.
This recipe is delicious! It also is very, very versatile. It's been used for sloppy joes, also combined with rice and used as a filling for stuffed peppers. Put it in a tortilla and top it with salsa and cheese. You can put it in spaghetti sauce and serve it over pasta. It makes a lot, so I can have sloppy joes the first night and use it in a different dish the second night. This recipe freezes well too!
I enjoy this scrumptious loaf time and again, including for Christmas dinner. Be sure to serve with Roasted Garlic Gravy (#203656) and a baked acorn squash, along with salad or sweet peas, for a real feast.
Finally, a vegetarian stock so rich, flavorful and fragrant that it can really hold its own against chicken stock! Use this in any recipe that calls for chicken stock, or eat it alone as a lovely broth. The nutritional yeast adds nutrients, flavor and a golden color to the broth (please make sure you are not using any other type of yeast! Baker's yeast and Brewer's yeast will not work). The optional addition of parmesan rind increases the richness in a wonderful way - My local Italian deli gives it to me for free. But leave it out for a vegan / parve stock. This broth beats any packaged vegetable stock hands down, if I do say so myself :)
I order this delicious sandwich in a local deli. For the spinach hummous in the original recipe, I substituted baby spinach leaves and regular hummous. Serve on your favorite bread: cracked wheat, multi grain, marbled rye, whole wheat sourdough, etc. Proportions are estimated.
Spicy and sweet tempeh that melts in your mouth, suitable for vegans and those with lactose/wheat/gluten intolerances. Can be served warm or cold. Keeps in fridge for up to 5 days. Can be used as burger/sandwich filling or with greens for optimal food combination. Recipe adapted only slightly from Peter Berley's "The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen". My most requested recipe.