Flaxseeds are very nutritious but very sensitive. They're great for baking and putting on top of warm foods, but should never be subjected to high heat like frying. Here are some easy and delicious ways to incorporate them into your diet.
Soup is an amazing food. It nourishes, it comforts, it warms. It can be a light start to a long dinner, be hearty enough to stand alone as a complete meal, or even pass for dessert. And as Nava Atlas's Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons amply demonstrates, there are numerous delicious soups for any time of the year.
Vegetable soup is one of those things that don't really need a recipe - you can customize the ingredients to your heart's content. This recipe is really just a set of guidelines to give you some ideas about what to include.
Vegetable stock can be used to replace the meat stock or water in just about any recipe. It adds a hint of flavor and extra nutrition to soups, risotto, and more. This very basic recipe is really just a guideline - there is no right or wrong recipe for vegetable stock. You can add just about anything.
Here's a very easy vegetarian chili recipe - just open some cans, chop a few veggies, and leave it on the stove for a couple of hours.
Unlike dinner, which is usually a sit-down-and-chat-with-the-family affair, lunch often has to be squeezed in between work or school commitments. Lunch also lends itself to combo meals: soup and salad, salad and sandwich, and sandwich and soup, so here are some suggested pairings that you can mix and match for a delicious, healthy vegetarian lunch.
This simple combination of potatoes and leeks makes a deliciously creamy, chilled soup.
Think fruit in soup is bizarre? Don't let your prejudice get in the way - this cool soup is delicious on a hot summer day.
This white bean and tomato soup flavored with sage and thyme is an elegant alternative to minestrone.
An elegant soup made of wild rice and cranberries laced with sherry.