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The Vegan Kitchen: German Wheat and Rye Bread with Flaxseed

Leavened breads (yeast or sourdough) are one of the staples of traditional cooking, and often there is no need to make them vegan: they already are! They do not need … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Summer Country Scones

I come from a long line of women who were excellent home bakers, and my challenge these days is to continue this tradition with vegan ingredients. One of my all-time … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Hearty Lentil Soup with Greens

Cooking for a group of people on restricted diets: Legumes cooked with fresh greens are a traditional favorite that has versions in every culture. Commonly referred to as “beans and … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Rustic Red Cabbage and Potato Soup

At the end of the week, I like to make soup out of the last of the vegetables. This week the soup turned out especially tasty, so I thought I’d … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 7 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Brazilian Orange and Black Bean Soup

We tend to think of brightly colored fruits and vegetables as our best source of phytonutrients, but recent research shows that black beans are actually a strong contender in phytonutrient … Continue reading

February 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Chickpea and pickled zucchini salad

How do you give some love to legumes when you are as bean-challenged as I am? It’s a real problem for vegans, since beans are one of our key food … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Beet greens and black-eyed peas with strawberry vinegar

When you roast or pickle beet roots, what do you do with the wonderful beet greens? Mix them with black-eyed peas for a satisfying, phytonutrient- and protein-rich side dish that … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Pirate Sauce

Vegans crave savory, satisfying dishes that have the same fullness of flavor and texture that dishes cooked with meat provide. As children, we loved our mothers’ spaghetti and meat sauce … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Apple Broccoli Salad

Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums is largely a result of diet? Fruits such as apples and strawberries contain malic acid which removes surface stains … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Book Recommendations

My friend Corinna is worried about high blood sugar and other incipient health problems, so she asked me to recommend a few books to help her get started on a … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegan Kitchen: Chocolate Mousse with Whipped Coconut Cream

With the holidays ahead, we love to finish off a meal and dazzle our guests with a great dessert, and what better way than to do it with chocolate mousse. … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

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