March 2012

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

March 31, 2012 All Year

roasted cauliflower soup with arugula pistou

Roasted cauliflower and garlic, thyme, and homemade vegetable stock make a comforting and nourishing soup.

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Arugula Mint Pesto

March 31, 2012 Dairy free

small jar of finished arugula mint pesto

This peppery, minty arugula pesto with a hit of lemon whips up quickly and is great for garnishing soup, on fish, or in a sandwich.

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Festival Blend Smoothie

March 27, 2012 All Year

wawona festival blend smoothie

A quick mix of mango, papaya, pineapple, and strawberry, plus soy (or other) milk.

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Homemade Almond Butter

March 24, 2012 All Year

homemade almond butter

How to make almond butter in a Vitamix– troubleshooting, avoiding overheating. Should you make almond butter in your blender or food processor, or will it kill the motor?

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The Original Moosewood Cookbook

March 23, 2012 Cookbooks

original Moosewood Cookbook

A fond look back at the first really popular vegetarian cookbook in the US, the original Moosewood Cookbook.

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Celery Root Soup

March 20, 2012 Fall

celery root soup

Vegetable stock, celery root, and leek or onion combine to fill out the flavor of this celery root soup, while the cup of soy or other milk adds a bit of creaminess.

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Winter Jewel Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

March 19, 2012 Dairy free

pear pomegranate walnut cranberry date mache spinach salad (1)

Walnuts, dried cranberries and dates and fresh pear and pomegranate stud this pretty red and green salad. With all the fruit and nuts atop its bed of maché and baby spinach, it fills my craving for sweetness and almost qualifies as dessert

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Pomegranate Salad Dressing

March 16, 2012 Fall

pomeganate salad dressing

A tangy, sweet pomegranate salad dressing that’s nice and thick and coats salad greens well.

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Hold That Bacon: Red Meat and Mortality

March 13, 2012 Health and Nutrition

A new Harvard study shows that one daily serving of unprocessed red meat increases risk of death by 13%, and a daily serving of processed red meat (a hot dog or two slices of bacon) increases risk of death by 20%.

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Preparing Spaghetti Squash

March 12, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

spaghetti squash

How to cut, bake and remove the strands from spaghetti squash.

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Crispy Panko Tofu Triangles

March 9, 2012 All Year

panko breaded tofu triangles (2)

Baked, not fried, these panko breaded tofu nuggets have a crunchy coating and meaty center like a breaded chicken wing.

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Pineapple Mango Smoothie

March 8, 2012 All Year

pineapple mango smoothie (3)

This tropics-inspired winner features frozen pineapple tidbits and frozen mango chunks from Trader Joe’s, with unsweetened almond soy milk and a spoonful of Thai Kitchen coconut milk.

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Kale Edamame Salad

March 6, 2012 Dinner

kale edamame salad

Dark green and purple kale, red grape tomatoes and pea green edamame are topped with chopped scallions, slivered almonds, dried cranberries, and a creamy tofu-based lemon-herb dressing. Inspired by Trader Joe’s Kale and Edamame Bistro salad, it’s enough for a full lunch.

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Broccoli with Creamy Lemon Herb Sauce (silken tofu-based)

March 5, 2012 All Year

broccoli with creamy lemon herb sauce (1)

Broccoli with a creamy, lemony sauce that’s also healthy– it’s silken tofu based.

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Creamy Lemon Herb Salad Dressing (silken tofu-based)

March 4, 2012 Recipes

lemon herb salad dressing silken tofu-based

This creamy lemon-herb dressing based on soft silken tofu, olive oil, and lemon juice will be good on any salad and can stand up to hearty winter greens.

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Young Coconut Smoothie

March 2, 2012 All Year

whole young coconut (1)

Learn how to prepare a young coconut and make a naturally sweet and creamy smoothie from the clear coconut water and soft coconut meat within.

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