Recipes

Easy Vegan Chocolate Pudding or Frosting

April 15, 2014 All Year

chocolate avocado banana pudding (1)

This works and it’s very easy. It’s a relatively low-sugar vegan pudding or frosting made with just a few ingredients: avocado, banana, dark chocolate, and vanilla extract.

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Apricot Almond Chia Energy Bars

April 2, 2014 All Year

almond apricot chia treats- bars, balls, and cookies

I’ve been wanting to get this recipe up on Fit and Fed for a while, finally it’s here! I’ve made these apricot almond bars several times for friends and family and they’ve been well liked. Tangy apricots blend with sweet dates, ground almonds, chia seeds, and warming cinnamon and cardamon, while a touch of almond [...]

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Early Spring Chopped Salad with Asparagus and Cauliflower

March 6, 2014 Dinner

salad with asparagus, cauliflower, wild rice, and chickpea

An early spring salad using the first asparagus, as well as steamed cauliflower, chickpeas, and wild rice.

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Salad with French Green Lentils, Quinoa, Arugula and Roasted Butternut Squash

February 15, 2014 Dairy free

dinner salad with quinoa, lentil, arugula, and roasted butternut squash

This might be the perfect winter salad, with hearty, nutty red quinoa, sweet roasted butternut squash, tangy arugula with lemon vinaigrette, and crunchy almonds. Roasted butternut squash in salads is a definite trend. I’ve tried it at home a number of times but only rarely been happy with the results. This time, though, I think [...]

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Cucumber, Olive, Parsley and Feta Enhanced Hummus

February 2, 2014 dips, spreads and sauces

hummus topped with veggies and feta

With half an hour until the Super Bowl kickoff I’m popping by Fit and Fed to show you the appetizer I’m about to serve. I’m not a big football fan but in this town, this year, the Super Bowl is practically mandatory! The grocery stores yesterday were more crowded than I’ve ever seen them. No [...]

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Salad with Toasted Sunflower Seeds, Avocado, and Cotswold Double Gloucester Cheese

January 23, 2014 All Year

salad with cubed Cotswold cheese, sunflower seeds, avocado, and salad greens

An easy salad making use of my new find, Cotswold Double Gloucester cheese, plus avocados and toasted sunflower seeds.

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Dal-Inspired Red Lentil Soup

January 18, 2014 All Year

dal-inspired red lentil soup

This spicy lentil soup straddles the difference between American lentil soup and Indian dal.

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Winter Reds Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

December 14, 2013 Fall

salad with pomegranate, Fuyu persimmon, pear, greens, and pomegranate dressing

A festive red, green, and orange winter salad with pomegranate seeds and dressing, Fuyu persimmon, red pear, and greens.

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Pear, Hazelnut and Goat Cheese Salad

November 28, 2013 Fall

salad with pear, hazelnut, and Humboldt Fog goat cheese

Green salad with sliced pears, toasted hazelnuts, and goat cheese.

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

November 24, 2013 Dairy free

roasted Brussels sprouts

Maple-roasted Brussel sprouts with balsamic vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, and salt.

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Grilled Artichoke

November 17, 2013 Dairy free

grilled artichokes

Fall vegetarian fare on the grill– artichokes!

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Grilled Corn in the Big Green Egg

October 15, 2013 Dairy free

corn ready to grill

Grilling corn on the Big Green Egg.

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Cauliflower Mushroom (Sparassis crispa) ‘Noodles’

October 11, 2013 Dairy free

sparassis 'rice noodles'

Cooking with a rare treat from the forest, a cauliflower mushroom (Sparassis crispa).

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Fig, Strawberry, and Toasted Hazelnut Salad with Fig Vinaigrette

October 5, 2013 Dairy free

fig, strawberry and toasted hazelnut salad dressed with fig viniagrette

A late summer and early fall salad with figs, strawberries, and toasted hazelnuts and a fig vinaigrette dressing.

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Fig Vinaigrette

October 5, 2013 Dairy free

fig viniagrette salad dressing

A naturally sweet, thick and creamy fig vinaigrette salad dressing.

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Almond Flour Fig Cake

September 28, 2013 Dairy free

fig almond cake

Dairy and gluten free but you won’t be thinking of that, you’ll be munching this cake made with baked figs, fig butter, and almond meal.

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Veggie Salad Bowl with Almond-Cilantro Dressing #TheSaladBar

September 14, 2013 Dairy free

veggie salad bowl with almond cilantro dressing

A fall lunch or dinner salad with red kuri squash, broccoli, and peas and an Asian-style almond cilantro sesame dressing.

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Avocado Dressing #TheSaladBar

August 17, 2013 All Year

a bowl of avocado dressing

Salad dressing made with avocado, cilantro, scallions, and a jalapeno.

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Blackberry Fig Mascarpone Pizza

August 16, 2013 Dessert

fig mascarpone pizza sliced

A striking black-and-white dessert pizza with figs, blackberries, fig jam, and mascarpone cheese.

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Ahi Tuna, Mango and Roasted Corn Salad

August 11, 2013 Dairy free

salad with baby greens, mango, and ahi tuna

Fresh mango and roasted corn again? No complaints about that at our house. This filling dinner salad was inspired by a little browsing of Mad Greens menu (and a special on ahi tuna at the corner grocery). I made it twice to fine tune it, as well as a no-ahi vegetarian version. According to Vancouver [...]

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Dilled Green Bean and Potato Salad #TheSaladBar

July 13, 2013 Dairy free

dilled green bean potato salad

A summer picnic or potluck salad with yellow potatoes, green beans, dill, and a creamy silken tofu dressing.

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Raw Vegan Apricot Mango Crumble

July 3, 2013 Dairy free

raw gingered apricot mango crumble

A quick no-bake vegan summer dessert using mangoes, apricots, a creamy ginger spread and walnut chia topping.

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Pistachio Macadamia Nut Butter

June 29, 2013 All Year

macadamia pistachio nut butter from Fit and Fed, shown with Mary's Gone Crackers

An easy to make homemade nut butter using macadamia nuts and pistachios.

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Mango, Avocado and Roasted Corn Salad with Creamy Ginger Dressing

June 19, 2013 Salad

salad with avocado, roasted corn, mango, and creamy ginger dressing

Mango avocado salad with roasted corn and mixed greens, optional grated cheese. Inspired by the Don Quixote salad from Mad Greens restaurant.

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Mother’s Day Picnic Salad with Edible Flowers

May 11, 2013 Recipes

Mother's Day Picnic Salad with edible flowers, asparagus, and avocado

A Mother’s Day picnic salad with shallot dressing, edible flowers, mixed greens including pea shoots, grilled asparagus, and seeds sprinkled on top.

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Trader Joe’s Kale Waldorf Salad

May 1, 2013 All Year

a home copy of Trader Joe's Kale Waldorf salad

A Kale Waldorf salad with Honey Yogurt dressing inspired by Trader Joe’s.

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Non-Dairy Yogurt Honey Dressing

April 30, 2013 All Year

non-dairy yogurt honey dressing (1)

A honey yogurt dressing made with non-dairy yogurt (coconut milk yogurt or almond milk yogurt).

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Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing

April 30, 2013 All Year

greek yogurt honey salad dressing

An honey yogurt dressing made with Greek yogurt, basil, shallot, Dijon mustard, celery seed, and honey.

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Vegetable Stroganoff Two Ways

April 23, 2013 Dinner

vegetable stroganoff

A vegetable stroganoff with sour cream, mushrooms or cauliflower, and tempeh makes a comforting dinner. Serve it over egg noodles or rice.

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Brown Rice Onigiri

April 21, 2013 All Year

brown rice onigiri

Brown rice onigiri, the perfect snack for a picnic under the cherry trees.

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Pasta Puttanesca

April 20, 2013 All Year

pasta puttanesca with raisins, olives, and pine nuts on a square dinner plate

A vegan version of this quick entree that you can make from the cupboard.

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Polenta Torte

March 30, 2013 Dairy free

polenta torte on a white plate

A polenta torte with a caramelized onions, a vegan cheese layer, and a pesto layer. You could also make a vegetarian layer using dairy cheese.

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Coconut Chia Pudding

March 3, 2013 All Year

coconut chia pudding

A very easy coconut chia pudding dessert.

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Dark Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana with Cocoa Nibs

February 17, 2013 All Year

dark chocolate covered banana with cocoa nibs

Frozen banana popsicles with dark chocolate and cocoa nibs.

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Butternut Squash Pecan Gratin with Vegan Goat Cheese

February 3, 2013 Dairy free

butternut squash pecan gratin with  vegan goat cheese

A gratin with butternut squash, pecan, and vegan ‘goat cheese.’

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Vegan goat cheese

January 27, 2013 Dairy free

pine nut macadamia 'goat cheese' (1)

A vegan ‘goat’ cheese made with pine nuts, miso, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt starter.

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White Whole Wheat Ciabatta

January 7, 2013 Recipes

white whole wheat ciabatta

Homemade white whole wheat ciabatta with a mix of white and white whole wheat flour.

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Potato Enchiladas Verdes

January 2, 2013 All Year

baking pan of potatoes enchiladas verde on a green kitchen towel

Enchiladas with yellow potato, queso fresco, sour cream, and salsa verde, an economical, well-loved family recipe.

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Preparing Chestnuts

December 28, 2012 Fall

carving an X in the chestnut skin with a chestnut knife

How to cook and peel fresh chestnuts.

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Poppyseed Dressing (silken tofu-based)

December 15, 2012 All Year

waldorf salad with silken tofu poppyseed dresssing

A quick and easy non-dairy poppyseed dressing made with silken tofu.

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Chocolate Porter Cake

December 9, 2012 Dessert

chocolate porter cake with whipped cream topping on a dinner plate

This striking black Chocolate Porter cake with a white whipped cream topping features an inspired flavor combination of cocoa and dark beer.

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Kabocha Coconut Curry

November 10, 2012 Dairy free

kabocha coconut red Thai curry

Kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin), tofu, and red bell pepper in a Thai red curry coconut milk sauce.

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Cocoa Cherry Cobbler

November 5, 2012 All Year

cherry chocolate cobbler shown in a baking dish with serving spoon

A cherry cobbler with cocoa in the topping for that classic combination of cherries and chocolate. Make it gluten free or not, your choice.

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Review: Non-Dairy Yogurts

October 30, 2012 Dairy free

Wildwood Organic Soy Yogurt in a bowl with newspaper on the table

A review and comparison of three non-dairy yogurts: an unsweetened soy yogurt from Wildwood, a fruit-sweetened almond yogurt from Amande, and a cane-juice sweetened coconut yogurt from So Delicious.

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Gluten-free Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Pecan Cookies | Baking with Duck Eggs

October 19, 2012 Dessert

gluten-free walnut pecan oatmeal raisin cookie

A little spice, raisins, walnuts and pecans take these oatmeal cookies a few steps past ordinary. So do the duck eggs I used– they’re optional, but they really do add loft to baked goods.

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Brunost!

September 30, 2012 All Year

brunost with jam

The Norwegian specialty cheese brunost is the cheese equivalent of dulce de leche– golden brown, caramelized, and creamy. It is to regular cheese as Nutella is to peanut butter. Here’s where to get it and how to best enjoy it.

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Tempeh Sloppy Joes

September 28, 2012 All Year

tempeh Sloppy Joe on a plate with cucumber

Fast, cheap, healthy, and liked by my kids– tempeh Sloppy Joes were a real staple for me when I had young children. Here’s how to make them with tempeh, an onion, a red pepper, and tomato sauce.

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Steamed Tempeh

September 24, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

tempeh in a metal steaming insert in a pot

How to steam tempeh, and why you might want to.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Peach Cobbler

September 15, 2012 Dairy free

peach cobbler

Peach cobbler– vegan and gluten-free, with unrefined sugar.

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Silken Tofu Mayonnaise

September 7, 2012 All Year

small jar of homemade silken tofu mayonnaise shown next to a butter knife

A simple, quick recipe for homemade tofu-based mayonnaise. Protein-rich, light and low-cal.

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Date Sweetened No Oil No Sugar Granola

August 21, 2012 All Year

oil free sugar free granola

Try this oil and sugar free healthy granola sweetened with dates and full of lots of healthy, omega 3 rich ingredients like flaxseed, hemp hearts, and walnuts.

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Summer Chickpea Salad with Apricots

August 4, 2012 All Year

chickpea apricot salad

This garbanzo salad, good anytime with dried apricots, gets a midsummer upgrade here with chopped, fresh apricots. The chickpeas are mixed with Italian parsley and other herbs, kalamata olives, and extra virgin olive oil.

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Rainier Cherry Clafouti

July 30, 2012 Dairy free

Rainier cherry clafouti

Clafouti is an easy-to-make baked cherry dessert that’s somewhere between a cake and a flan. Here it’s made with Rainier cherries and a splash of Amaretto in a grain-free, dairy-free version.

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King Salmon with Red Quinoa and Peach Cherry Compote

July 25, 2012 Dairy free

Twin Falls

A summer salmon entree with wild king salmon, a grilled fruit compote with cherries and peaches, and red quinoa.

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Walnut Butter

July 23, 2012 All Year

walnut butter

How to make homemade walnut butter with a Vitamix.

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Peach Lassi with Pistachios

July 23, 2012 Gluten free

peach lassi with pistachio

Cool, refreshing peach lassi topped flavored with rosewater and cardamom and topped with chopped pistachios.

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Vegan Berry Crisp

July 17, 2012 All Year

raspberry blueberry crumble

A vegan berry crisp (or crumble) with an especially good topping made with a blend of powdered and granulated unrefined sugar. Also uses chopped walnuts, coconut oil, and either gluten-free baking mix or regular flour.

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Fig Mascarpone Dessert Pizza

June 30, 2012 Dessert

gluten-free dessert pizza with fresh figs, fig butter, and mascarpone cheese

A dessert pizza with chopped figs, fig butter or jam, optional walnuts, and mascarpone cheese.

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Gluten-Free Pizza Dough

June 29, 2012 All Year

gluten free pizza crust

Tips for making a crispy pizza crust using Pamela’s Gluten-Free Bread Mix and extra virgin olive oil. How to work with the delicate gluten-free dough and keep it from breaking apart.

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Grilled Asparagus

June 27, 2012 Dairy free

asparagus shown in a glass dish

Fresh spring asparagus simply grilled with extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, and salt.

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Kristi’s Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

June 23, 2012 All Year

blueberry oatmeal muffins (1)

Starting with a blueberry-rich, partially whole wheat blueberry oatmeal muffin recipe, I made a slightly healthier version with coconut palm sugar, macadamia nut oil, and white whole wheat flour.

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Food Processor Pizza Dough with White Whole Wheat Flour

June 21, 2012 All Year

white whole wheat pizza dough

Pizza dough can be made in a food processor more quickly and easily than by hand or with a stand mixer. This recipe uses white and white whole wheat flour in a 50-50 mixture, along with extra virgin olive oil, water, and salt.

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Saffron Rice with Mango and Macadamia

June 19, 2012 All Year

saffron mango macadamia rice

Saffron flavors the rice and gives it a beautiful yellow color that goes nicely with the yellow-orange mangos, while the macadamia nuts add richness and a little texture.

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Northwest Grilled Salmon

June 15, 2012 Dairy free

Copper River Sockeye Salmon

Copper River sockeye salmon marinated in a garlic, ginger, gluten-free tamari and rum or bourbon marinade. Instructions for grilling and how to tell if your salmon is perfectly done.

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Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend Smoothie

June 14, 2012 Dairy free

Townsend Farms strawberry blueberry raspberry pomegranate cherry watermelon smoothie

A purple smoothie using Townsend Farms Organic Antioxidant Blend, soy or other milk, strawberries, and a little watermelon. Contains pomegranate arils and dark sweet cherries blended with other fruits.

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Hummus made with Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

June 12, 2012 All Year

hummus in bowl

This hummus recipe is at least a little different from the many others out there, using fresh homemade chickpeas and whole sesame seeds blended with lemon juice and a few other ingredients to make a tahini sauce to blend with the chickpeas.

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Pineapple Young Coconut Smoothie

June 11, 2012 All Year

pineapple coconut smoothie (1)

Fresh, tropical, and way lighter than a pina colada, this pineapple coconut water smoothie has lots of potassium and is perfect for recharging after a workout. Try it in its simplest, lightest version or add a little coconut milk or young coconut meat for added creaminess.

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Smoked Salmon Pasta Carbonara

May 25, 2012 Dairy free

smoked salmon carbonara (1)

A lighter, non-dairy pasta carbonara with smoked salmon instead of bacon.

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Mother’s Day Picnic Salad with Pea Shoots and Grilled Asparagus

May 14, 2012 Recipes

Mother's Day spring salad

A spring picnic salad for Mother’s Day or another special occasion featuring greens, grilled asparagus, a blend of whole grain rice, sunflower seeds and pine nuts, and sliced avocado.

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Arugula and Watermelon Salad

May 12, 2012 Dairy free

arugula watermelon salad

The amazing thing about this salad– which I’ll admit, seems like an odd combination on the face of it– is how the sweet watermelon takes all the bitterness out the arugula. Add a simple dressing and pine nuts, and you’ll have this nutritious salad on the table in no time.

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Mango Sorbet with Ginger and Thai Chili

May 7, 2012 Dairy free

thai chili mango sorbet (4)

An easy sweet mango sorbet with lime juice, ginger, and Thai chili, with or without an ice cream maker.

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Asian-Style Carrot and Cabbage Slaw

May 4, 2012 All Year

Asian style slaw (7)

Serve this Asian-style carrot and cabbage slaw as a garnish, dish out a big salad bowl of it, or top it with tofu or another protein. The lime juice, sesame oil, tamari, ginger and rice vinegar add plenty of flavor.

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Gingered Carrot Raisin and Fresh Pineapple Salad

April 30, 2012 All Year

carrot raisin pineapple salad

A few things make this simple carrot raisin salad particularly good. Fresh pineapple. Fresh grated ginger. And no mayonnaise, no dressing at all.

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Chocolate Orange Jalapeno Sorbet

April 23, 2012 All Year

chocolate orange jalapeno sorbet

Recipe for chocolate orange jalapeno (or habanero) sorbet using cocoa, coconut palm sugar, orange juice and peel, and one jalapeno or habanero pepper. A fairly healthy dessert.

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Banana Coconut Sorbet

April 20, 2012 All Year

coconut banana sorbet on brown rice pudding square- vert

A light, simple, easy to make banana coconut sorbet. Several preparation methods are included: with a high speed blender, with an ice cream maker, or with a regular blender and no ice cream maker.

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Grilled Pineapple, Banana and Mango

April 19, 2012 All Year

grilled pineapple mango and banana with plate and fork

What can a vegetarian grill? This simple, healthy fruit dessert of grilled pineapple, mango, and banana.

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Black Bean Tostada with Avocados, Tomatoes, and Mango Salsa

April 18, 2012 All Year

black bean tostado with tomatos, avocados, mango salsa (2)

Black bean, avocado, and mango salsa tortillas to satisfy the whole family. Made with corn tortillas and homemade black beans cooked with cilantro, onion, and garlic (canned beans will also work) and topped with a layer of tomatoes and Ataulfo or champagne mango salsa.

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Mango Salsa

April 17, 2012 Dairy free

veggies for mango stir-fry

Mango-sweet, lime juice-tangy, and a little jalapeno hot: mango salsa from smooth, non-stringy Ataulfo mangoes is good on burritos, tostadas, or just on top of beans and rice.

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The best mangoes

April 15, 2012 Spring

Ataulfo champagne mangoes

Learn about the best mangoes available in the US, Ataulfo or champagne mangoes. Why the most common grocery store variety, Tommy Atkins, is not as good. How to cut mangoes, and what to do with them.

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Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad

April 14, 2012 All Year

stirfry with baked ginger garlic tofu and almond cilantro sauce

An indulgent Asian-style dressing that’s creamy with almond butter, gingered, hot, sweet and sour, and cilantro-flavored all at once. Works on noodles, in a stir-fry, or on a chopped cabbage salad.

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Baked Brown Rice Pudding

April 12, 2012 Dessert

brown rice pudding square

This economical brown rice pudding is an easy dessert or even a stand-by dinner. Vary the spicing: nutmeg and cinnamon, saffron and turmeric, or cardamon and allspice. Add chopped fresh fruit like pear or apples, or dried fruit like raisins, dates, or cherries.

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Marinated Ginger Garlic Tofu

April 11, 2012 Dairy free

tofu marinating in its container

Use a basic tofu marinade with ginger, garlic, tamari and dark sesame oil to add salty, spicy, and deep flavor to a block of tofu.

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Homemade Vegan Nutella

April 3, 2012 Dairy free

homemade vegan nutella

A vegan homemade hazelnut-chocolate spread, like Nutella, made with dark chocolate, DuChilly hazelnuts, coconut milk, and unrefined sugar. Served on French toast with sliced bananas on top.

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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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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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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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Sweet Potato Vegetable Soup with Ginger, Cilantro, Coconut & Lime

February 29, 2012 Dairy free

sweet potato vegetable soup with cilantro lime oil chopped cilantro and flaked coconut garnishes

Based on vegetable stock and packed full of other vegetables like leeks, onions, and carrots. this sweet potato soup is enhanced with a whole variety of flavors from roasted garlic to cilantro to lime juice, curry powder, and jalapeno. Includes four garnishes.

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Vegetable Stock

February 24, 2012 All Year

ingredients for vegetable stock

A base of this richly flavorful stock makes vegetarian soup, stew, or stuffing shine. It’s made with carrots, celery, leeks, onions, parsley, thyme, potato peels, garlic cloves, bay leaves and peppercorns.

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How to Cut and Clean Leeks

February 22, 2012 Vegetarian Basic Cooking Techniques

whole leeks

Yet another thing I learned from the The Complete Italian Vegetarian Cookbook: how to cut and clean leeks. Leeks have a very mild flavor compared to a regular onion and make a great soup or stock. A leek looks like a giant overgrown scallion. The white portion is what’s commonly eaten. To encourage that portion of [...]

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