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  • Meatless Monday: Calming Kichari

    Summer is officially here. Highs for the past few days have jumped rather precipitously to the upper 80s and low 90s. Seasonal transitions seem to be times of vulnerability, at least for my body. While on one hand, I’m craving cool, raw foods, especially as my lettuce gets closer to harvesting every day. On the other hand, I’m also craving something easy to digest.

    My go-to when my digestive system needs calming is kichari (a.k.a. kichadi or kitchari). Kichari is a stew with a base of proteins, carbohydrates, veggies and herbs. In Ayurveda, where kichari is a staple food, the specific...

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  • Meatless Monday: White Bean Purée

    When you’re vegetarian or vegan, clean, tasty sources of protein are always welcome. If you don’t like or don’t tolerate soy very well, options can be limited. The truth is, most vegetarians and vegans get plenty of protein in their diets, but we can’t just slap a slab of meat into a pan and let it cook in its own juices. Preparation is a bit more involved. But, in my opinion, that's a big part of the fun of it.

    When I stopped eating meat in 1978 there were very few meatless convenience foods. I learned to cook from scratch, and...

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  • Meatless Monday: An Unusual, but Magical Combination

    When I first saw this recipe in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, I was intrigued. I wasn't sure how this unusual combination of flavors would come together. But once I made it, I knew it would be a regular in my recipe canon.

    I first made this soup probably seven or eight years ago, and I’ve made it many times since then. It’s my partner, Phillip’s, all-time favorite soup. It’s one of the few recipes I haven’t altered in some way. It’s perfectly balanced just as it’s written.

    I’ve used white, red and black quinoa in this recipe. Using black quinoa...

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  • Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Cassoulet

    Try this Hearty Vegetarian Cassoulet for Meatless Monday
    Since I stopped eating meat in 1978, vegetarian cuisine has continuously become more creative and exciting. Turning traditional meat-laden recipes into meat-free meals is part of the fun of vegetarian cooking. As a person who was never a fan of meat, I find vegetarian versions of traditional meaty recipes to feel fresh and complex compared to their heavier counterparts. Without the more assertive flavor of meat, all the other ingredients get a chance to shine.

    Because I was never enamored of meat, I don’t feel a need to use products that mimic meat. However...

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  • Meatless Monday: Barley-Squash Soup

    Soothing Soup for Meatless Monday
    Okay. I know it’s Tuesday, but yesterday Hugger Mugger was unveiling a newly organized website, so the site was offline at precisely the time I would have posted my Meatless Monday recipe. Even though it’s Tuesday, this recipe will still taste great no matter when you make it.

    Do check out Hugger Mugger’s new website. It’s slick and clean and even easier to navigate than before.

    Here’s yesterday’s post:

    My mother was not a cook-from-scratch kind of person. She always provided balanced meals for us, but cooking was not her thing. Her creative juices instead went into her...

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  • Meatless Monday: Black Bean Quinoa Soup

    Meatless Monday: Black Bean Quinoa Soup
    I love soup in the wintertime. Slow cooking a pot of soup on the stove seems to warm my drafty, old house. The fragrance lingers for hours afterward. A pot of soup makes more than one meal, relieving the cook of the responsibility of planning and cooking at least one meal later in the week. And the best part: leftovers are even better than when the soup is freshly made, after the flavors have had time to integrate.

    I love all vegan and vegetarian soups from scratch. But I especially like to find soups that serve...

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  • Meatless Monday: Red Velvet Soup

    Red Velvet Soup for Meatless Monday
    The sense of smell is said to be the sense most closely linked to memory. The fragrance of certain foods, along with the taste, can sometimes catapult me to another time and place. Such is the case with today’s recipe.

    I first tasted Red Velvet Soup a few weeks into a 30-day silent Insight Meditation retreat at The Last Resort in Duck Creek, Utah, in the 1990s. Over days and weeks, the relative lack of sensory input on silent retreats can significantly heighten your senses. Sounds seem louder, more resonant and more distinct. The beauty of...

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  • Yogic Help for Headaches

    Yogic Help for Headaches
    Some of us suffer from minor headaches occasionally and we don’t always have or want to take something. This article is for you.

    Sometimes we know what’s caused our headache—fumes from the engine my son started in the garage, bright sunlight, someone close by wearing too much perfume—yet many times we do not.

    If you get consistent headaches, you might look at your diet, hormonal cycle, stress level, the amount you sleep and/or environmental factors. If you are someone who has severe, debilitating headaches, please consult a medical professional.

    Sometimes we can apply yogic and alternative principles to alleviate symptoms...

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  • Meatless Monday: Vegan Raspberry-Almond “Torte” Cookies

    Meatless Monday: Vegan Sweets!
    I’ve been sharing meatless recipes on this blog for a little over a year now. I just realized that in all that time, I’ve shared only one dessert. That definitely needs to be rectified.

    Last weekend I made some cookies for a gathering of friends. The recipe is an old favorite of mine that I’ve been making for decades. It comes from a cookbook I’ve used so much that my copy is in pieces. The Natural Foods Cookbook by Mary Estella is a vegetarian, dairy-free cookbook with simple but always tasty recipes. Many of the recipes in the...

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  • Meatless Monday: Tuscan Kale and White Bean Stew with Breadcrumb Topping

    Meatless Monday: Savory Kale, Mushroom and White Bean Stew

    Soups and stews are my wintertime go-tos. I love being able to make a meal and enjoy it again later after the flavors have integrated. Soups and stews fit that bill perfectly.
    Today’s recipe, Tuscan White Bean Stew with Breadcrumb Topping, is warm and savory, but I especially enjoyed the crunch of the breadcrumb topping. I used Great Harvest Multigrain Sourdough bread, but of course you could use any type of bread that suits you, including gluten-free bread. If you are vegan, you can omit the butter and Parmesan cheese.
    Because I don’t have...

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