If you’re looking for lighter, healthier Jewish recipes to celebrate Passover, Ruth Joseph and Simon Round’s cookbook Jewish Traditional Cooking (Kyle Books, March 2013) is a great place to start. This gorgeous cookbook celebrates classic Jewish fare in delicious ways that reflect Joseph’s affinity for lower-fat, lower-calorie dishes. Jewish Traditional Cooking is not a vegetarian-only cookbook, but it does deliver plenty of veg-friendly Jewish recipes to enjoy for the holidays or year-round. These Passover Rolls are a “tempting change from matzos”, says Joseph. Read More
Looking for a hearty meat-free addition to your pasta? Try these easy vegetarian eggplant meatballs. Read More
You’ve probably heard of hasty pudding. Well, Indian pudding is hasty pudding kicked up with warm spices. This Indian pudding recipe is especially appealing because it is made in the slow cooker. You can thank Jonnie Downing, author of Slow Cooker Desserts (Ulysses Press, 2013), for this rich and delicious dessert recipe. Downing’s cookbook features instructions on how to use your slow cooker to make amazing desserts as well as dozens of recipes for cakes, cheesecakes, cobblers, crisps, cookies, brownies, compotes and more. Read More
Before the flu season turns you into a statistic, eat to beat illness by planning your meals around nutrient-dense foods. This flu-fighting smoothie, courtesy of BetterEats.com, is a great way to start the day and will pump up your immune system with antioxidants and probiotics. Read More
Super Bowl is coming up and we’ve got a simple vegetarian-friendly appetizer recipe for you to serve to your game day fans. Read More
Though the word “pies” is naturally associated with desserts featuring crust filled with some fruit, cream, or other sweetened ingredients, there are many mouthwatering savory pies that can be served as appetizers or a main meal. In fact, Greg Henry loves the diversity of savory pies so much, he wrote the tasty, belly-warming cookbook Savory Pies. This isn’t a vegetarian-only book, but it does feature a lovely selection of veg-friendly savory pie recipes. Henry even includes a gluten-free pie pastry recipe that we can’t get enough of. Fill it with your favorite vegetarian ingredients. Use it for a standard pot pie or use it for hand pies. Read More
With all the new year’s resolutions to eat healthier, many diet-conscious dessert lovers are feeling the pain of deprivation. Deprivation leads to ditching said new year’s resolutions. So indulge a little as a way to stay on track. This Chocolate Souffle is courtesy of BetterEats.com. Note that the recipe yields only two servings, which means even if you do decide to over-indulge, you won’t do as much damage as you would if you had a half-dozen of these delectable goodies. Read More
If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer for the favorite baker on your list, pick up Petite Treats: Your Favorite Baked Delights by Morgan Greenseth and Christy Beaver. Good things come in bite-sized packages and Petite Treats will show you how to craft the cutest desserts and small irresistible nibbles. These yummy muffins are bite-sized gems of coconut, currants, apple, pineapple, and carrots.
This herbalicious spread is one of Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s recommended condiments for sandwiches. Chef Voltaggio recently teamed up with the Grain Foods Foundation to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the sandwich. He slathers this spread on his Avocado CLT sandwich. Read More
A fave of Chef Bryan Voltaggio of Top Chef Fame, this goat cheese mousse is his top choice for slathering on his vegetarian Avocado CLT Sandwich.