Vegetarian Recipes

Omelette in a Mug

Friends, I have a new favorite way to cook eggs—in a mug, in a microwave. No kidding. For reals! Why??? Well first, it takes only a couple minutes to make, and clean-up is easy. Second, while so many microwave mug recipes result in a poor substitute for something properly cooked, a microwaved mug omelette is surprisingly tender and delicious. Third, when I’m trying to ...

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Moroccan-Spiced Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Print Photography Credit: Sabrina Modelle It doesn’t get much healthier than this vegan vegetable and chickpea stew! Humble veggies like carrot, sweet potato, and parsnips shine when paired with the intoxicating Moroccan seasoning known as ras el hanout. Have you ever tried this spice mix? The main components are cumin, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon — they make a warming blend that’s ...

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How To Steam-Fry Vegetables

Need a quick side dish of vegetables to go with your meal? Try steam-frying them! Using this method, you quickly stir-fry vegetables to develop some color, and then steam them until tender. Steam-frying uses less oil than a regular stir-fry, but the vegetables still quickly cook through. The veggies also pick up a little browning from the stir-fry step and some flavor from ...

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Arugula Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese

The amount of ingredients shown is just a guideline for two servings. The actual amounts depend on how much salad per serving you want. The important thing is that this is a good blend of flavors. Ingredients Salad Ingredients: 2 medium beets – (roasted* or boiled** until a fork easily goes in one, about an hour), peeled, diced into bite-sized pieces ...

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Farro, Mushroom, and Spinach Soup

Print Photography Credit: Sally Vargas If you haven’t met farro yet, let me introduce you. Farro is an ancient grain with long-ago origins in western Asia. It has an earthy, nutty flavor and a chewy texture that works well in everything from winter soups to hearty salads. Italian cooks have enjoyed this grain for years, and it’s beginning to catch ...

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How To Make Fast, No-Soak Beans in the Pressure Cooker

I think that a warm pot of beans whenever you want them is at least half the reason for owning a pressure cooker. Forget pre-soaking. Forget hours of gentle simmering. With a pressure cooker, you can go from opening a bag of dried legumes to pump, tender beans in under an hour. How’s that for a sales pitch?! You’ll need a 6- to 8-quart ...

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Easy Tuscan Bean Soup

1 Cook the vegetables: In a soup pot, heat the olive oil. When it is hot, add the carrots, onion, celery, garlic, fresh oregano sprigs, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes until the vegetables look softened and the onions are turning translucent. 2 Prepare the beans: On a plate, mash 1/2 cup of the beans with a ...

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How to Cook Mushrooms without Fat

Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer Do you know the easiest way to cook mushrooms? Here’s a method I’ve been using for years. It’s called “dry sautéing”. You cook sliced mushrooms in a hot pan without adding any fat, liquid, or sauce. As the mushrooms heat up in the pan, they release their juices and cook in their own liquid.  Towards the end ...

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Cream Of Celeriac Soup with Brussels Sprouts Chips

Editor’s Note: Celeriac, or celery root, is the large, bulbous root of a particular type of celery plant. It has a flavor similar to celery, but more intense and earthy. Look for it near the other root vegetables in the produce section at the grocery store. Ingredients For the Brussels sprouts chips: 10 brussels sprouts 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ...

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Sustenance Stew with Sweet Potatoes and Swiss Chard

Reprinted with permission from The Perfect Blend, copyright 2016 Tess Masters. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. (Photography copyright 2016 by Anson Smart) Ingredients For the cauliflower rice: 2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into florets 1/4 cup (60ml) extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste For the stew: 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil ...

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