Lentil Salad with Kale

This is another way to prepare lentils, if you’re looking for an alternative to soup. The small lentils (French and black) hold their shape when cooked, so can be used for salads. This dish can be eaten cool or warm. Ingredients 1 cup dry French lentils, rinsed and drained 1½ cups water ½ vegetable bouillon…

Broccoli Salad

This is a variation of my cauliflower salad recipe.  Broccoli can also be used for this dish. I got very good reviews. Ingredients 1 medium head broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces (approximately 3 cups) 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 2 tablespoons chopped white or red onion 3–4 tablespoons Vegenaise, or your favorite mayo 1 tablespoon lemon balsamic…

Red Lentil Stew

This a a great one-pot dish made with legumes, grains and veggies. People really enjoy this recipe, and it’s great for cold-weather fare. Ingredients 1½ cups red lentils*, rinsed and drained ½ cup millet (or quinoa or steel-cut oats), rinsed and drained Water 2 vegetable bouillon cubes (or to taste) 1–2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger ½…

Apple & Dried Plum Compote

In this recipe, I use dried fruits to sweeten and thicken the compote–instead of sugar. They are a great substitute, which also add nutritional value to the dish. Ingredients 10 cups chopped peeled apples (about 10 medium apples) 2 cups dried plums (prunes), chopped 1 cup dates, chopped 1½ cups water 2 tsp. cinnamon ½…

Mocha Pudding

This is a variation of my vegan chocolate pudding recipe. Coconut milk is so rich and creamy that it makes a great base for vegan pudding. Though I dilute it with water, it is still quite rich and delectable. For the mocha flavor I use coffee in place of the water. It’s quite delicious! Ingredients ¼ cup…

Potato Quinoa Patties

Potato pancakes are an all-time favorite! By adding quinoa, you increase the nutritional value of this dish. I created this recipe after I overcooked a pot of quinoa, which ended up very mushy. I was thinking about how it could be used and making it into patties seemed like the logical thing to do, but…