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Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner features sprouts and squash

By Luisa D’Amato | October 7, 2015 Thanksgiving is a difficult time for people who don’t eat meat. It’s challenging for some cooks to build a meal around vegetables. And because meat is at the centre of the occasion, a meatless plate can be disappointing for the diner, too. But here is a recipe for a meat-free Thanksgiving dinner that is really delicious, and can be made in less than half an hour, provided you can multi-task. It consists of acorn squash stuffed with nuts, …

Smoked Vegetarian Apple Sausage with Swiss Chard & Shiitake Mushrooms | KHON2

By Web Staff | June 15, 2015 It’s time to head into the kitchen for this month’s ‘Healthy and Delicious’ with Down to Earth. Today, Mama T is sharing one of her favorite “to go” recipes. It’s quick and easy – It’s a Saute dish with vegan Smoked Apple Sage sausage, Swiss Chard, and Shiitake mushrooms.  Mama T says it’s all done in about 20 minutes. But she does like to pair it with some Maple-Cumin Wild rice that will take about 35 minutes…but cooks on its own- and can be …

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

By Ananda Jacobs, Published March 24 2015 The “Big Three” in veggie burger making are tofu, beans and mushrooms. Japan prides itself on tofu — and by extension beans — and mushroom varieties are a mainstay of the nation’s cuisine. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Japan cooks up a variety of veggie burgers. A quick internet search can reveal a fair number of options in Tokyo. DevaDeva Cafe in Kichijoji (devadevacafe.com) apparently does a mean vegan burger, and …

New vegans explain their motivations and how easy or hard it is to eat differently – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

By Avery Yale Kamila, Posted March 18 2015 Sam Moore never knew any vegans until he went vegan himself two years ago. “Veganism is a very new idea to a lot of people, including me,” said Moore, 35. The Maine native, who now lives in North Conway, New Hampshire, took the vegan plunge after watching YouTube videos of cooks preparing raw food. “I tried to do some of the things they were doing, but it was cumbersome and difficult,” Moore said. Then he discovered the growing number of …

Vegetarian Lasagna Goes Green – NYTimes.com

… play favorites, but my present obsession is for broccoli rabe, also known as rapini or cima di rapa, which has a particularly addictive mix of bitter and sweet. Italian cooks love to use it because it marries well with fennel sausage, pancetta and roast pork, and is delectable as a meatless side dish, with cannellini beans, and in pastas or soups. Chinese cooks revere greens, too. In Chinese cuisine, similar mustard greens (like gai lan) are popular, so if I can’t find broccoli rabe, a trip to …

The world’s first vegan parmo comes to Stockton (From The Northern Echo)

by Chris Webber, Reporter (Stockton/Hartlepool) The Teesside dish of chicken breast in a bechamel cheese sauce might be considered a tough call to make for people who won’t eat meat or cheese. But cooks at the newly opened Labrynth Holistic Community Cafe on Skinner Street, which has opened as a not-for-profit organisation after members of the public raised £900 set it up, have achieved it. Deb Knibbs, one of the owners of the cafe and book and crystal store, explained they have yet to …

Seasonal Chef: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili

… contain gluten, so I simply switched them for Lundberg Wild Rice Blend. This chili is not only filling and healthy but has a nice mole flavor. Don’t let the ingredient list dissuade you;  most of them go in a blender and then added to the pot. This spicy gluten-free vegetarian chili cooks in under an hour, and tastes even better the next day. Click on the link below to read the full article and access to the recipes. via Seasonal Chef: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili. …

No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times

… of taking your car off the road for 320 miles, a 2011 Environmental Protection Agency study estimated. The message is getting through. Some 41 percent of home cooks say they are trying to cut back on meat, according to an online survey by the Meatless Monday campaign. via No meat? No problem: Vegetarian recipes the whole family will love | Things to do in Tampa Bay | Tampa Bay Times. …

Now is the best time for some greens

So often when we talk about salads, we apologize. If we bring a salad to a potluck, we play down our contribution. If we serve salad for dinner, we regret that it isn’t more substantial. If a co-worker asks what we ate for lunch and the answer is leafy, green and dressed with vinaigrette, we say, “Oh, just a salad.” We take salads for granted, as cooks and as eaters. We undervalue them for their potential for sustenance and satiation, but also for the care they require in the …

Authentic Paella Recipes by Your Fave Latin Chefs: Traditional, Vegetarian & More!

Click on the link below to access some great recipes. Created in Valencia on the east coast of Spain, paella is today one of the country’s most popular exports. Traditionally made of toasted short grain rice with a combination of chicken, mussels, shrimp, peppers, saffron, and garlic, modern cooks and celebrity chefs have taken the classic dish to new heights, offering up paella recipes that are exclusively vegetarian, seafood, and more. via Authentic Paella Recipes by Your Fave Latin Chefs: …

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Recipes: 8 Vegan Takes On Traditional Dishes

… little creativty, a meatless Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a joyless or flavorless one. Amateur cooks and chefs alike will find that side dishes, entrees and desserts that eschew meat in favor of vegetables, substitutes and other ingredients can sometimes be as good as, or superior to, their flesh-based counterparts. This Thanksgiving, consult the list below for some fresh takes on old standards, as well as a few less traditional dishes that guests, whether vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, …

Vegetarian Thanksgiving: Really Big Beets – NYTimes.com

Are you looking for a showstopping main course for the vegan guests at your Thanksgiving table? Try a really big beet. That is the advice of reader Diana Jarvis, a Manhattan resident whose Thanksgiving is more of a party than the typical holiday dinner. She describes it as “one long, boozy cocktail party in my East Village apartment. “I usually have 15 to 30 people, friends, and friends of friends, and foreigners who are curious about the whole thing,” she said. While Ms. Jarvis cooks up …

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

… certainly have more than a dozen pictures to show for it. Like so many Mediterranean cooks, Aglaia isn’t a vegetarian, but vegetables dominate her cooking, as they do the healthy cooking of Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean. She points out in her introduction that though the variety of vegetables may be limited, there are so many different ways to cook them and flavor them, that they are never boring. The point is learning that the same zucchini can make such different dishes when it is …

Weeknight Vegetarian: A new technique for defusing those soy-sauce sodium bombs – The Washington Post

Most vegetarians I know have a soft spot for Asian cuisines. Vegetables are revered in that part of the world, which is also the birthplace of tofu and tempeh, two pillars of plant-based protein. Plus, cooks in Japan, China, Korea and other Asian countries have a knack for seasoning, and for creating dishes with interesting textures — two crucial (and often lacking) qualities in vegetarian cooking. The downside: Whenever I develop Asian-style recipes, I wait with anxiety for them to be put …

Martha Rose Shulman offers tips on vegetarian cooking

… month, and writes the “Recipes for Health” column for the New York Times. Now living in Los Angeles, Shulman has family roots in Minnesota, with a parent from each of the Twin Cities and a brother still here. Her late father, writer/humorist Max Shulman, wrote the short stories and screenplay for the TV series “Dobie Gillis.” Martha Rose Shulman will be in town for a book signing and class on Saturday at cooks of Crocus Hill in Edina. Click here for the full …

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