Vegetarian recipes and info

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seedsPumpkins are a key ingredient in some wonderful recipes, notably pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup – not to mention jack-o’lanterns – but what can you do with the seeds? Roast ’em!

How to Roast and Purée Pumpkin

Roasted and pureed pumpkinSure, you can buy canned pumpkin, but it’s cheaper, healthier, and tastier to make your own pumpkin purée. All you need is a nice pumpkin (smaller is better), a few common kitchen tools, and some time.


Tapenade recipeA typical Mediterranean dip, made mostly of olives and olive oil. Traditional recipes include anchovies, but there is absolutely no need for them here.

Pasta with Figs and Walnuts

Pasta with fresh figs and walnutsTry this pasta with a unique, creamy sweet-and-savory sauce.

Potato Zucchini Soup

Potato zucchini soupAn easy, incredibly flavorful soup that tastes best just barely warm.

Pesto Tofu

Pesto tofuA simple, quick, and colorful dish made with tofu, pesto, and tomatoes.

Cornmeal-Crusted Seitan

Cornmeal-crusted seitanDeliciously crunchy with just the right amount of spice, like mustardy chicken nuggets.

Baked Garbanzo Beans

Baked garbanzo beansA quick and easy alternative to canned baked beans. Serve with veggie hot dogs for a vegan kid treat.

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted red peppersThis is my lazy version of roasted peppers – I’ve found that the "stick them in a paper back and peel off the skin" method isn’t worth the extra effort.

Coconut Rice

Coconut riceSimply cooking rice in coconut milk instead of water adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Since coconut is a tropical fruit, coconut rice is traditional to southern Indian, southeast Asian, and Latin American cuisines.

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