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Recipe: Susan Volland’s Savory Meatless (Vegan) Gravy

Posted November 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | ]
Mastering Sauces - Texturizers

Sauce expert Susan Volland’s vegan variation on classic gravy works for most specialty diets and calls for roasted onions and garlic purée.

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Recipe: Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

Posted February 5, 2015 by | 3 Comments | ]

This week on the market report Laura Avery talks to Michael Fiorelli, chef and partner at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach. Fiorelli utilizes the whole carrot for this dish. He combines the carrot tops with herbs and preserved lemon to make a carrot top pesto that dresses his roasted carrots.

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Recipe: Greek Sweet and Sour Baked Beans with Tomatoes, Peppers and Mint

Posted August 1, 2014 by | 1 Comment | ]
Greek sweet and sour beans

Martha Rose Shulman was focusing on vegetables back when most vegetarian cooks were structuring their meals around brown rice and butter. She talks vegetarian history with Evan on this Saturday’s show.

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Vegetable Spotlight: Puntarelle

Posted December 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Puntarelle from plant to plate

Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water.  Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sunchoke Bisque with Pumpkin Seed Oil and Sunflower Sprouts

Posted November 14, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
_AUTHOR Madison_photo credit Laurie Smith

Much like Deborah Madison’s recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk, Miso, and Lime, this bisque is a great staple for this time of year for those who love sunchokes. If you have never cooked with them before, she says that “a soup is a good and safe place to start.”

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Vegetarian Recipe: Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk, Miso, and Lime

Posted November 13, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Vegetable Literacy

This week on Good Food, Evan talks to Deborah Madison about Vegetable Literacy, Deborah’s new cookbook, that details “twelve plant families, their names, their quirks and histories, their relationships to one another, and some 300 recipes for how to cook and use them—simply and often intuitively.”
This recipe for Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk, Miso, and Lime is a great staple to enjoy during butternut …

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Vegetarian Recipe: Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

Posted October 17, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts

With the first annual L.A. Sriracha Festival kicking off next weekend, there’s no better way to prepare than to consult a longtime addict of the famous bird sauce and co-organizer of the festival, Randy Clemens, who’s actually written two cookbooks dedicated to the stuff. Below is a recipe from his vegan sriracha cookbook, The Veggie-Lovers Sriracha Cookbook.

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mollie Katzen’s Brilliant Beet Arrangement

Posted October 14, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Mollie Katzen’s new cookbook, The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation, is full of recipes that layer different textures.

In her Brilliant Beet Arrangement, Katzen roasts beets, combines them in the food processor with garlic-spiked olive oil, and spoons the mixture (she calls it Beet Crush) over Greek yogurt. She tops the dish with smashed pistachios and crispy fried lentils.

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mollie Katzen’s Autumn Vegetable Lasagna

Posted October 11, 2013 by | 4 Comments | ]

Four decades ago, Mollie Katzen wrote the seminal vegetarian guide The Moosewood Cookbook. She tells Evan Kleiman that the biggest change in vegetarian cooking over the last forty years is that vegetables have gotten a lot better. Eaters following a vegetarian lifestyle don’t have to rely as much on pasta, grains, eggs or dairy to create delicious vegetarian meals.
The shift is reflected in her …

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Recipe: Cherry Tomato Cobbler as Demo’d at The TasteLA

Posted September 3, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

As promised,  here is the recipe for the savory fruit pie I demonstrated at The LA Times The TasteLA food extravaganza on Sunday.  I say fruit because, after all the tomato is a fruit which is one reason why this particular pie is so easy to throw together.  The tomatoes act like berries, bursting apart once the heat of the oven penetrates the pie. …