Category: Vegan

Kale Salad with Roasted Cauliflower and Beets

I first made this salad on Christmas Eve of 2014. The colors are perfect for Christmas, and there is a symphony of flavors from the roasted cauliflower, earthy beets, shallots, sherry vinaigrette, and pecans that are lightly glazed with maple. The beets can be roasted ahead of time. If you are serving for a holiday,

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Root Vegetable Chickpea Stew

This is a hearty, satiating stew that will help get you through a cold winter day. The base is roasted and pureed cabbage and parsnip, which both have plenty of flavor. Then there are chunks of rutabaga, turnip, and carrot. Sometimes I also add potatoes, although I did not for this batch. The stew is

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Roasted Koginut Squash with Pecan Gremolata

Koginut squash is a gorgeous cross between a pumpkin and a butternut. They have beautiful golden skin, and bright orange flesh. They are very sweet like butternut, but not as much of a pain to prep. I really enjoy roasting them because you can eat the skins much like delicata squash. Here they are topped

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Roasted Carrot and Grain Salad

Grain salads are a great lunch or side dish. Grains are very nutritious, and full of fiber so they are satiating. Add in some colorful vegetables, sweet and chewy dried apricots, crunchy walnuts, and a zippy vinaigrette, and it makes a dish that is both beautiful and exciting for the palate. For this recipe I

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White Bean and Cabbage Soup

This white bean and cabbage soup is extremely basic. I debated whether or not to post it because it’s almost too simple. However, it’s a current favorite, and so good that I’m sharing the recipe anyway. This humble soup is also very inexpensive to make. It’s little more than beans, cabbage, onion, garlic, and bay

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Curried Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup

This is a hearty vegan soup, loosely inspired by flavors of Indian dal and curry. My sister’s mother-in-law brought Dave and I dal after Phillie was born. I loved how flavorful it was, especially from the cardamom pods. Later that fall I began experimenting with this soup recipe. It is very flavorful from spices like

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