• Black Rice & Lentil Thai Bowls with Cashew-Coconut Curry Sauce
  • Hearty Tuscan Chili
  • Manicotti stuffed with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Ricotta
  • The Winner is . . .
  • Coconut Curry Over Ginger-Lime Rice

Black Rice & Lentil Thai Bowls with Cashew-Coconut Curry Sauce

You’re going to need a big bowl to fit in all this goodness. It’s easy to go overboard with different veggies and toppings, but I think I found a great combination for these Thai bowls. Not only are they vegan, but they’re gluten-free too. The flavors of the sauce mingle beautifully with the steamed cauliflower,… 

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Hearty Tuscan Chili -- Epicurean Vegan

Hearty Tuscan Chili

I like to imagine the posh Italian ski resorts would serve something like this, or at a cafe where snow is lightly falling in Milan. With a nice glass of red wine, this flavorful stew is perfect for a fall or winter evening with friends. This would also be great for tossing in the crockpot and… 

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Manicotti stuffed with Butternut Squash, Spinach and Ricotta -- Epicurean Vegan

Manicotti stuffed with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Ricotta

It’s that time of year . . . butternut squash time, that is. The farmer’s market here has broken out the squashes, so expect some squash recipes in the coming months. You may be amazed by how versatile squash is. Before, I never would have made stuffed shells with butternut squash, but now, it’s one… 

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Simple Recipes for Joy Cookbook

The Winner is . . .

Congratulations to Kat! You’re the random winner of Sharon Gannon’s Simple Recipes for Joy! Also, well done on taking that step into vegetarianism. I think this cookbook will be ideal for you as you transition to a vegan way of life Thank you to everyone who entered and hopefully, I’ll have some more giveaways coming… 

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Coconut Curry Over Ginger-Lime Rice -- Epicurean Vegan

Coconut Curry Over Ginger-Lime Rice

You’re probably expecting me to throw some lentils in this dish . . . and I probably would have if I had any! With or without lentils, this curry dish, full of veggies, is packed full of flavor and perfect over the ginger-lime rice. This is such a fast and easy dish that I don’t… 

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Simple Recipes for Joy Cookbook

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Simple Recipes for Joy by Sharon Gannon

I am delighted to share with you this fabulous cookbook, Simple Recipes for Joy: More than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes by Sharon Gannon, founder of Jivamukti yoga and owner of Jivamuktea Cafe in New York City’s Union Square. You might be asking, What on earth is Jivamukti yoga?! Well, in 1984, along with David Life,… 

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Hearty Vegetable-Lentil Soup -- Epicurean Vegan

Hearty Vegetable-Lentil Soup

So, I’ve been kind of mackin’ on lentils lately. If you’re a longtime reader, you may have noticed that I haven’t cooked with lentils too often. I bought some a couple of weeks ago because I wanted to give them a shot. I’ve had plenty of lentil dishes at restaurants, but for some reason, I just never… 

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Potato, Bean and Lentil Burritos with Cashew-Curry Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Potato, Bean & Lentil Burritos with Cashew-Curry Sauce

Indian curry burritos?! You betcha. These knife-and-fork burritos are a tasty change up from the usual Mexican-style we’re all used to. I had a few combination ideas running through my head as I was trying to come up with the recipe . . . potato-zucchini? Lentil-potato? I just couldn’t decide, so I went with it… 

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Pasta with Mushrooms, Walnuts and Lemon-Chive Sauce -- Epicurean Vegan

Pasta with Mushrooms, Walnuts & Lemon-Chive Sauce

This dish is ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta; it comes together that fast. The flavorful sauce is creamy and delicious with just a hint of lemon and chives; nothing too overpowering. I also like to add a bit of crunch to an otherwise “soft” dish, so the walnuts are an ideal way… 

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Pearl Couscous with Kale, Mushrooms and Cashew Pesto -- Epicurean Vegan

Pearl Couscous with Kale, Mushrooms and Cashew Pesto

I wanted a fast and healthy lunch, but we were gone over the weekend and the fridge was looking pretty bare, except for some on-the-verge kale and mushrooms and some parsley and cilantro. I was surprised they were still good, and frankly, pretty glad. Thankfully, the farmer’s market is open tomorrow so I can restock…. 

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Tempeh-Avocado Reuben Sandwich -- Epicurean Vegan

Tempeh-Avocado Reuben Sandwich

This sandwich certainly isn’t for the dainty. Grab some napkins and don’t be afraid to let things get messy, but you probably won’t care, because the flavor is amazing. Sauerkraut, avocado and tempeh is a delicious combination, especially with the tangy dressing and toasted rye bread. This is also a quick meal; perfect when you… 

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