Raw Taco Supreme

[Editor's Note: Other than salads, I haven't experimented much with raw food. But this recipe, which replicates spicy refried bean "tacos" with a cashew "sour cream," definitely caught my eye as something that would be worth trying out. It's high in protein, full of nutrients, and an adventure in eating for those who aren't familiar with this method of, well, not cooking. Give it a whirl! --Genie] ...more

Holiday Desserts: Pomegranate Poached Pears

[Editor's Note: Though pears are often poached in red wine, this version of this elegant dessert uses grape juice, pomegranate juice, and the juice of a clementine to deepen the pear's flavor and add a rich color to the fruit. It's a vegan, gluten-free dessert that is unexpected, free of added sugar, and quite healthy at a time of year when over-indulgence is the norm. --Genie]...more
That looks so good! I might have to try it. more

Cheesy Bacon Green Bean Casserole Pot Pie

[Editor's Note: It's true that this casserole doesn't sound like much of a vegetarian dish, but it can go either way, depending on whether you use real bacon or a vegetarian bacon substitute, and whether you use chicken or vegetable broth. Regardless, it's an interesting twist on the standard green bean casserole seen on so many holiday tables, and sounds like a satisfying and delicious main course for a chilly late-Fall evening. --Genie]...more
My goodness. It's like heaven in a pan.more

Great Gift Cookbooks: Sweets & Treats

[Editor's Note: This new cookbook from Janice Cuevas of A Healthful Gluten-Free Life is available in both ebook and paperback version, and features recipes that are perfect for the holidays....more

Holiday Vegan Pumpkin Tunnel Cake

[Editor's Note: This tunnel cake is a modern update of a retro dessert. The original tunnel cake was a Pillsbury Bake-off-winning entry in 1966, but this version is updated to accommodate vegans with a holiday sweet tooth. It may look complex on first glance, but it's sure to please your non-dairy and non-egg-eating guests around the table. --Genie] Pumpkin Tunnel Cake w/Lemon-Ginger Creme Cheeze Filling, Caramel Sauce, & Toasted Pecans, for the Holidays ...more

Holiday Party Fare: Vodka-Infused Cherry Tomatoes & Dipping Salts

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for inventive party appetizers, and this one caught my eye. It would be great to try this in summer, when tomatoes are at the peak of season, but if you can find good grape or cherry tomatoes in the grocery store, this would be a fun way to serve them as a pre-Thanksgiving bite, or an appetizer at any holiday party this season. --Genie] Vodka Infused Cherry Tomatoes...more
Staple of my New Year party table. Just warn people about the vodka. It sneaks up on you.more

Homemade Black Bean Patties

[Editor's Note: Sure, you can always use frozen black bean patties in a pinch for a quick vegetarian entree. But this recipe from Elly Says Opa will show you how to make them from scratch. This recipe is easily customizable—make it your own by mixing and matching ingredients to tempt your family's taste buds! --Genie] Black Bean Patties with Corn Relish and Avocado Cream ...more

Dairy-Free Tomato Soup

[Editor's Note: Tomato soup is one of my very favorites: it's simple, flavorful, and so comforting. Depending on which type of broth you use to make it, it can either be vegan or perfect for omnivores. Pair it with crusty bread or a sandwich, and it's the perfect dish for a lazy, chilly weekend. --Genie] ...more
Yummy! I love me some tomato soup this time of year. :)more

Holiday Food DIY: Vanilla Extract

[Editor's Note: Holiday bakers use a lot of vanilla extract, so this DIY holiday gift is a great one all season long. Even if your friends and family members who are bakers have already figured out that there's no substitute for real vanilla extract, this homemade version will make their day. --Genie] ...more
Yum! I see lots of baking in my holiday future. :) But for when you don't get enough veg in, ...more

Cookbook Saturday: The Vegan Slow Cooker

[Editor's Note: I loved reading SusanV's review of The Vegan Slow Cooker, a new cookbook from Kathy Hester. The book sounds terrific—both well-designed and well-conceived, and I'm always on the lookout for more ways to put my slow cooker to work. The hot and sour soup SusanV made from the cookbook sounds like a winner! --Genie]...more
Just recently went completely vegan and this looks delicious! Also, a slow cooker.. makes it ...more