Dairy free

Roasted Orange and Yellow Pepper Gazpacho

July 17, 2014 Dairy free

bowl of Roasted Orange and Yellow Pepper Soup

A cooling and flavorful gazpacho for the height of summer with roasted yellow and orange bell peppers, red onions, and tomato.

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What I Made This Week: Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

June 18, 2014 Dairy free

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownies

Tried and loved a Dark Chocolate Raspberry Black Bean Brownie recipe from Hummusapien.

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Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers, Sesame Seeds and Homemade Chickpeas

May 11, 2014 All Year

roasted red pepper hummus and sliced cucumbers

Hummus with roasted red peppers, homemade chickpeas, and whole hulled white sesame seeds.

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Rockin’ Raw Salad with Kale, Apple, Radish, Avocado and Ginger Honey Lemon Dressing

May 6, 2014 Dairy free

kale salad with honey-ginger-lemon dressing, radishes, apples, and avocado

Kale salad with gingery honey lemon dressing, apple, avocado, sunflower seeds and spring radishes.

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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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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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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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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 at our corner grocery). I’ve made it several times now whenever I see that great special on ahi. According to Vancouver Aquarium’s  Ocean Wise ahi, or [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chipotle Dip (silken tofu-based)

February 22, 2012 All Year

chipotle dipping sauce  with silken soft tofu

Dead simple, nutritious, and good. Make this silken tofu-based chipotle dip the next time you need a good dip for raw veggies or fries, or want something different spread on your sandwich.

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Vegan Red Kidney Bean Chili

February 19, 2012 All Year

Vegan Kidney Bean Chili (2)

Vegetarian red kidney bean chili, tomato-rich and full of hearty spices. Make the moderately spicy version or add a few jalapeno peppers and a pinch of cayenne to fire up the true heat-lovers.

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Roasted Red Pepper Aoli (silken tofu-based)

February 17, 2012 All Year

roasted red pepper aoli

Fast, good, nutritious, and very low calorie- it’s hard to beat this silken-tofu based roasted red pepper aoli dip. Make some for your next party for dipping raw veggies, or use it with sweet potato fries or in a sandwich or burger.

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Baked Apples

February 16, 2012 Dairy free

cored Pink Lady appples

Apples stuffed with walnuts and raisins, spiced, drizzled with maple syrup, baked. A healthy fall and winter classic. Plus a coring tip to keep the apples from drying out.

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Vegetarian Green Lentil Soup

February 12, 2012 Dairy free

lentil soup

Inexpensive, filling, and good, this vegetarian green lentil soup takes many variations. All will warm you on a gray winter’s day.

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Chard, Kale and Fennel Salad with Wild Rice (Emerald City Salad)

February 10, 2012 Dairy free

Chard, Kale, and Fennel Salad with Wild Rice (Emerald City Salad) (1)

Chard, kale, fennel, parsley and scallion, tossed with wild rice, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil. make a hearty winter dinner salad good enough for a teenager to eat.

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Taking the Bite out of Radicchio

February 3, 2012 Dairy free

radicchio (1)

Enjoy the beauty of red radicchio in a salad without the bitter taste. Here’s how to tame the flavor.

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Roasted Beets with Balsamic Vinegar and Olive Oil

February 1, 2012 Dairy free

roasted beets with balsamic vinegar and olive oil (2)

A simple but satisfying dish: roasted beets with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt.

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How to Roast Beets

January 31, 2012 Dairy free

two beets with tops cut, vignette

Roasting concentrates the sweet, earthy flavor of beets. Here are a few tips to make the process easier and more successful.

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Banana Mango Smoothie

January 27, 2012 All Year

banana mango smoothie (2)

This banana mango smoothie balances sweet banana perfectly with tart mango. Done in five minutes using three ingredients. frozen mango chunks, one medium-ripe banana, and unsweetened almond or soy milk.

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Candied Maple Pecans

January 27, 2012 Dairy free

mashed sweet potatoes with candied maple pecans

Crunchy bits of candied maple pecans top these easy mashed sweet potatoes. They taste rich and sweet without added sugar or oil.

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Maple Candied Pecans

January 25, 2012 All Year

maple candied pecans

Sweet and maple-y with a touch of salt, these maple candied pecans will be ready to top your salad or dessert with less than five minutes work. This recipe has three ingredients and no added oil.

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Winter Dinner Salad with Chickpeas, Quinoa Tabbouleh, Pomegranate

January 23, 2012 Dairy free

Winter dinner salad with romaine, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, quinoa tabbouleh, pomegranate

Try this fall and winter dinner salad with touches from Middle-Eastern cuisine: spiced chickpeas, quinoa tabbouleh, and pomegranate. It’s dressed with garlic-infused olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.

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Cubed Butternut Squash with Thyme

January 21, 2012 Dairy free

butternut squash with thyme

Cubed butternut squash cooked in water or cider, dressed with olive oil, sprinkled with thyme, salt, and pepper. Simple, well-received. The thyme adds depth to the flavor.

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Strawberry Peach Smoothie with Cider

January 19, 2012 Dairy free

peach strawberry cider smoothie

You can really taste the peach flavor in this smoothie recipe, made with a frozen peach, a handful of strawberries, non-dairy milk, and apple cider.

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Spiced Chickpeas with Smoked Paprika, Curry Powder, and Turmeric

January 19, 2012 Dairy free

spicy chickpeas

A little spicy from curry powder and turmeric and smoky from pimenton de la vera, these chickpeas are simple to put together and easy to toss on a salad or vegetable.

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Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing

January 9, 2012 All Year

carrot miso dressing (1)

I love the bright color and gingery snap of this carrot-ginger-miso dressing.

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Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad

January 6, 2012 Dairy free

spinach chickpea salad

An unabashed home copy of Trader Joe’s Super Spinach Salad. The reds and oranges against the dark green baby spinach leaves make a gorgeous meal.

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Vegan Persimmon Parfait

January 4, 2012 Dairy free

persimmon pulp (1)

A pretty parfait made with Hachiya persimmons, almond milk, and maple syrup. Vegan and non-dairy.

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Quick Southwest Dinner with Black Beans, Corn, and Bell Peppers

December 31, 2011 Dairy free

black bean, corn, red pepper and cilantro in a blue bowl

With bell peppers, corn, and two cans of black beans, you’ll have this Southwest Beans and Corn recipe on in no time. It’s healthy, vegan, and fast.

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Hot Pepper Sesame Spaghetti Squash with Scallions and Artichoke Hearts

December 30, 2011 Dairy free

hot pepper sesame spaghetti squash with scallions and artichoke hearts (3)

Scallions, artichoke hearts, and hot pepper sesame oil perk up this spaghetti squash and turn it into a handy snack or side dish.

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Flavorful Vegetarian Beans from Scratch

December 18, 2011 Dairy free

onion and cilantro

A few key items added to the pot- cilantro, onion, garlic- make these beans flavorful from the start. And the quick soak method can get them on the table without an overnight soak. Great with either black beans or red kidney beans.

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Tempeh, Bell Pepper and Pineapple Stir-fry with Red Pearl Onions

December 16, 2011 Dairy free

pineapple tempeh red pearl onion stir-fry (2)

With a ripe pineapple on the counter, it was time to make this tempeh, pineapple, and bell pepper stir-fry. I added some red pearl onions my friend had given me, and they looked marvelous with the yellow pineapple. So I added even more purple by chopping up some red cabbage. The result looked almost too [...]

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Fried Tempeh

December 16, 2011 Dairy free

Fried Tempeh

I love tempeh fried in long strips and sprinkled with tamari to turn it into the fatty, crunchy, salty vegan equivalent of bacon.  Steaming or baking tempeh also works if you want to avoid added oil, but frying is a good way to introduce tempeh into your menus and get your family hooked on it [...]

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Shallot Salad Dressing

December 14, 2011 Dairy free

shallot dressing

Salad dressing with shallot, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

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Baby Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Avocado, and Shallot Dressing

December 14, 2011 Dairy free

finished spinach salad shown in a wooden salad bowl

A pretty red and green salad with avocado slices, dried cranberries, and baby spinach, finished with a shallot dressing.

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Simple Olive Oil/Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing

December 13, 2011 Dairy free

I have lots of salads to share with you, but first I want to give you my general plan for homemade salad dressing. It’s as quick as can be and unlike almost any store-bought dressing, it has no added sugar. No long list of ingredients or gummy-tasting stabilizers, either. Most prepared dressings use soy and [...]

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Celery Root Slaw

December 8, 2011 Dairy free

FAF 009

A crunchy winter slaw using celery root, a nice alternative to cabbage coleslaw.

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Light Persimmon Custard (non-dairy)

December 8, 2011 Dairy free

FAF 005

A light persimmon custard with maple syrup and warming spices makes a great fall dessert.

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Honey Cornbread (gluten-free, dairy-free)

November 30, 2011 Breads (gluten-free)

cornbread in basket with red kitchen towel

A crumbly square of hot cornbread is great comfort food. I’ve been making it since I first learned how from the original Moosewood Cookbook- so long that my substitutions have substitutions  (doesn’t that make me sound old!). I still use honey, even though with all the troubles honeybees have now, honey has gone from an [...]

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Chipotle Black Bean Chili

November 30, 2011 Dairy free

chipotle black bean chili shown in a bowl set atop an aqua colored napkin

A hearty vegetarian black bean chili with chipotle chilis and other spices.

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Papaya Pomegranate Salad

November 18, 2011 Dairy free

pomegranate papaya salad

A simple yet great salad combination, perfect for a winter salad: red papaya and pomegranate.

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