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Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad

For the first couple of months of summer, I made fresh spring rolls like it was my job. By the time August rolled (ha!) around, I’d mostly lost my patience for assembling them. I got lazy, okay? And thusly was Deconstructed Summer Roll Salad born!
Raw Tacos

Raw Tacos

I’ve been seeing recipes for raw tacos around the Web for years, but I never felt at all compelled to try them. I mean, tacos are perfect the way they are, right? It’s not like you have to do anything special to make a delicious vegan taco.
Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Mango Quinoa Salad

Attentive readers might notice that this has been a summer of mango and cucumber and black beans. It isn’t over ’til it’s over, y’all, so here is a recipe for black bean mango quinoa salad that contains all three!
Vegan Corn Dogs

Vegan Corn Dogs

I’ve lived most of my life in the Northeastern United States, but there are always those moments when I am reminded that I really hail from the Midwest. Case in point: I still can’t get over the fact that there are adults in this country who have never eaten a corn dog. What’s more, many...
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

Despite the occasional 50-degree day, Connecticut’s gotten a lot of snow this winter. After a cold day at work and a two-mile trudge home through the snow and ice, there’s nothing that makes me happier than coming home to a hot bowl of soup. Black bean soup is healthy, hearty fare that’s sure to warm...
Walnut Lentil Beet Burgers

Walnut Lentil Beet Burgers

I saw recipes for beet burgers floating around the blogosphere for months before I finally got around to making them. Once I did, I was totally hooked! (Not much of a surprise, of course, given how much I love beets.) I’ve tried — and been inspired by — a half dozen different recipes, but this...
Raw Zucchini Salad

Raw Zucchini Salad

This bright and flavorful raw zucchini salad is loaded with fresh tomatoes and tender zucchini noodles. It looks fancy, but it’s fast, simple, and doesn’t require the use of a stove — all prerequisites for a good summer meal, in my book.
Basil Walnut Pesto

Basil Walnut Pesto

Last year, my brother grew an obscene amount of basil on the back porch of his apartment in Brooklyn, and when he visited New Haven at summer’s end, I was the lucky recipient of a huge jar of pesto.* I just about died from happiness. Then I just about died from fullness, because I polished...
Borscht

Borscht

Unless you are already a lover of borscht, you probably won’t believe me when I tell you that this soup — despite all rumors to the contrary — is straight-up delicious.
Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Summer food: because you can’t actually spend 12 hours a day loitering in air-conditioned coffee shops. Because laying on the kitchen floor and humming the same NoFX song for hours at a time will get to you at a certain point. Because humans cannot survive on carrot sticks and ice water alone. Because who even...
Tofu Salad Sandwich

Tofu Salad Sandwich

When I was in college in upstate New York, some of my veg-head housemates were obsessed with Bridge tofu, which we had delivered to our house in a 5-gallon plastic bucket. It may come as a surprise to some of you that different brands of tofu taste and feel different, but they do! And the...
Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo Ball Soup

For someone raised Gentile, I have always had an inexplicable love of matzo. It probably has something to do with never having been forced to eat the stuff for days on end, but whatever: I’m into it. You know what else I’m into? This matzo ball soup.