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Archived Since:December 7, 2009

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2011 Veggin’ Vegetarian Year in Review

Without further ado, the winners of the 2011 Veggin' Awards go to...

Vegetarian Chicken Divan Pot Pie

An easy to make pot pie with that "it took hours to make" flavor.

Basil and Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

A new Veggin' creation good enough for a quick weekday meal but flavorful enough for a dinner party for eight.

Paneer in Cashew Sauce – Shahi Paneer

You ever go to a restaurant, eat your meal, and wish you could recreate what you just ate at home? Shahi Paneer has been that elusive dish for me. Until now. This recipe nails it on the head. This paneer in a creamy creamy cashew sauce with that oh-so-good flavor will keep you going back [...]

Warm Quinoa and Corn Salad

Quinoa. I’ve cooked with it many times here on Veggin’, and I can’t say enough about it. It’s so easy to cook and it packs a punch with protein that it really should be in every pantry. This quinoa and corn salad is fabulous warm or cold on it’s own. You can also pair it [...]

Dahi Wale Aloo – Potatoes in Creamy Yogurt Sauce

Indian food is so flavorful and is so easy to make. It’s win-win. These potatoes are so warm and savory on a chilly fall evening and you can get them from stove to plate in no time flat. The secret to prepping Indian food is to measure out all your spices before you start cooking. [...]

Black Bean Chipotle Hummus

Minimal chopping? Ingredients that I already had on hand? Throw everything in a blender and that’s it? A unique, spicy hummus? Sign me up. No lie. This took less than 5 minutes to make. And, to quote the writer of this recipe, it’s “Oh so good.” (Honestly, I didn’t think Mr. Food was still around. [...]

Basil Sun-dried Tomato Goat Cheese Spread

Layers of goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Oh yeah, there’s nothing wrong with that – especially when you’ve got to feed a lot of people. Or, perhaps distract folks while you head back into the kitchen to work on the rest of the meal. I embellished this recipe only a tiny bit by adding [...]

Talking Tofurky: When Vegetarians Come to Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for family and feasting. In most households, the turkey is the spotlight in the middle of the table. And, when you’ve got a non-meat eater at table, some cooks get thrown into a panic because they have trouble thinking beyond the turkey. I’ve written about it before and I’ve written about [...]

Wynn and Encore Las Vegas: A Haven for Vegans and Vegetarians

In the Spring of 2010, Steve Wynn became a vegan. For most people, that means a change that affects only themselves, but when you’re the owner of iconic Las Vegas resorts, it means you can change other people’s lives. Wynn recruited Tal Ronnen, known for his vegan creations, to participate in an opportunity Ronnen couldn’t [...]

Stuffed Calabacitas: Squash Stuffed with Corn, Tomatoes, Green Chiles

Fresh green chilies (from our garden), fresh corn, fresh zucchini, fresh tomatoes and manchego cheese – perfection. These calabacitas were whipped up for a potluck celebrating el Dia de los Muertos. I thought that blending the cheese and tortillas was genius. The cheese melted evenly and didn’t overwhelm the bright flavors of the corn, chilies [...]

Vegetarian and Vegan Halloween Tricks and Treats

Trick or treat, indeed. Strange weather brewing in the DC area today. Folks are enjoying the Halloween weekend with some early snowfall. I guess I need to head down into the basement to dig out my snowboots. No time to be in the kitchen today, instead I bring to you this Halloween post from my [...]

Quick Pesto with Broiled Tomatoes

This is truly one of the best pesto recipes I’ve ever made. The nutritional yeast adds a nutty flavor to the pesto that balances the sharpness of the pine nuts. I have few recipes actually memorized, this one has made the cut. And, especially now that my Aerogarden is growing basil like gangbusters I’ll need [...]

Black Pepper “Chicken” Curry

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet but does a soy product named “chicken” taste like chicken? We all know it – “fake” meat gets a bad rap. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…fake meat products are not meant to taste like the original meat it’s trying [...]

Vegetarian Vuelta a España: Pisto Machego Empanadas

Emapnadas. If you stuff food into a pastry, I’m so totally there. The word “empanada” is derived from the Spanish verb empanar meaning “to wrap with bread”. Empanadas in Spain can either be made as small finger foods or similar to a pie that’s cut into slices. These little savory pockets are so revered in [...]

Vegetarian Vuelta a España: Vegan Tortilla De Patatas (Spanish Omelette)

Featured Recipes Saffron Potatoes Grilled Zucchini Artichoke Manchego Cakes Salmorejo (Tomato Soup) Herb and Garlic Broth Spanish Chickpea Balls Paella Tortillas de Patatas are a ubiquitous dish at tapas bars in Spain so it’s only natural I feature them on the Vegetarian Vuelta a España. Traditionally, this recipe is made with a bunch of eggs [...]

Vegetarian Vuelta a España: Paella!

We’re entering into the long Labor Day weekend here in the States, so I’ll be disappearing a little bit for a few days. I’ve somehow gotten myself talked into heading down to the woods in North Carolina for some rustic camping and cycling. It seems innocent enough, but the many of the folks I’m going [...]

Vegetarian Vuelta a España: Vegetarian Albóndigas (Spanish Chickpea Balls)

This recipe clearly is a clear reflection of the period of Islamic rule in Spain during the 6th century and how it influenced the cuisine in the area. Albóndigas, or Spanish meatballs, are often flavored with a variety of aromatic spices and flavors and most often include garlic, mint, onions, oregano, cayenne, paprika, cumin and mint. [...]

Vuelta a España: Herb and Garlic Broth

This post is sort of a conglomeration of various cycling things, recipes, and stories. You see, at the same time as the running of the Vuelta a España is the first running of the US Pro Cycling Challenge over in Colorado. Tommy Danielson is a US Pro Cycling Challenge race favorite (no, really this time!), [...]

Vuelta a España: Salmorejo (Cold Tomato Soup)

Featured Recipes Saffron Potatoes Grilled Zucchini Artichoke Manchego Cakes Thursday’s Vuelta a España stage brings us to a finish line in Córdoba. Córdoba is a beautiful town featuring lots of gorgeous architecture and a very fascinating history. It is also the birthplace of the soup known as Salmorejo (or “rabbit sauce”). But, I get ahead [...]

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