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Pasta Primavera

Primavera means “spring style” in Italian. Primavera dishes are made with a variety of fresh vegetables, and although this recipe uses fettuccine, you can replace it with any kind of pasta you want. This [more…]

Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

This spicy Indian chickpea stew mixes Indian spices with the chickpeas to create a wonderful entree. Make spicy Indian chickpea stew when you want something really flavorful, and serve it with basmati [more…]

Tortellini and Sugar Snap Peas with Alfredo Sauce

Tortellini are stuffed pasta squares, folded and formed into rings. Fresh tortellini is plumper and more filling, and it cooks faster. This tasty vegetarian meal tops tortellini with Alfredo sauce. [more…]

Pesto Pasta

Pesto is best in the summertime when basil is fresh and you can make a batch of pesto from scratch. Pesto is a snap to make and will fill your kitchen — and maybe your whole house — with the wonderful [more…]


Ratatouille is a hearty vegetable stew from the Provence region of France, and you'll find many variations. This recipe for ratatouille uses a pressure cooker to cook up the brightly colored and flavorful [more…]

Rigatoni with Eggplant

This rigatoni with eggplant recipe hails from Sicily. Traditionally, the eggplant is fried. This version sautés the eggplant with the other vegetables to make the dish lighter. [more…]

Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

This healthy-hearty sandwich stacks layers of smoky grilled eggplant, tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh basil, and olives on French bread. These grilled eggplant sandwiches are a great offering at any gathering [more…]

Chilled Seasoned Tofu

Chilled seasoned tofu is a hot-weather favorite in Japan, but this tofu dish is a favorite year-round with sushi lovers worldwide. Custardlike tofu soaks up the flavor of the soy sauce it’s served with [more…]

Cucumber Sliced Rolls

Cucumber sliced rolls are a time-honored favorite on sushi bar menus around the world. They’re thin sliced rolls, consisting of a half sheet of nori and only one filling ingredient [more…]

Fusilli with Caramelized Onions and Kalamata Olives

This quick meal is perfect for the busy holiday season. Throw it together after a late evening of Christmas shopping, and serve it with a salad. Fusilli is the perfect pasta shape to grab a hold of this [more…]

Ingredients to Avoid on a Vegan Diet

Although most people know vegan diets should avoid dairy- and egg-based ingredients, sometimes other nonvegan ingredients aren’t so easy to spot. To keep your diet vegan, check food labels to avoid these [more…]

Basic Ingredients for the Vegan Kitchen

Vegan cooking can seem intimidating, but always keeping a few basic vegan ingredients in your kitchen can bolster your confidence. Stock your kitchen with the following vegan basics so you always have [more…]

Making Vegan Substitutions in Nonvegan Recipes

Just because you’ve become vegan doesn’t mean you’re ready to give up Mom’s classic nonvegan recipes. Luckily, you can often make ingredient substitutions to make those recipes vegan-friendly. Try these [more…]

How to Make Cuban Black Beans

This vegetarian recipe can be served over rice as an entree or, thinned with vegetable broth, it can double as black bean soup. This flavorful, hearty dish goes well with a green salad and fried plantains [more…]

How to Make a Basic Bean Burrito

You can doctor up this vegetarian burrito any way you like, but here’s a barebones version that virtually everyone loves. If you use whole beans, mash them with a potato masher or fork and mix until smooth [more…]

How to Make Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti

This vegetarian recipe calls for manicotti noodles — long, hollow tubes of pasta that are about 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Traditionally, they’re cooked and then filled with a mixture of cheese [more…]

Pasta e Fagioli Recipe

Pasta e Fagioli, which means simply “pasta with beans,” is a highly nutritious, good-tasting, traditional Italian dish. This version is very simple, with just the slightest bit of olive oil, garlic, and [more…]

Pesto Pasta Recipe

This vegetarian recipe makes about double the amount of pesto that you will use for a pound of pasta. Store the leftover pesto in an airtight container for one week in the refrigerator, or freeze it in [more…]

Recipe for Almond Rice Casserole

This vegetarian recipe does not require you to precook the rice, although you can substitute cooked rice if you have some on hand. (If you leave out the vegetable broth because you’re using precooked rice [more…]

Recipe for Seasoned Cabbage and Beans

Serve this flavorful blend of vegetables and spices over steamed rice, but it could just as easily be paired with a baked potato or a bed of pasta. This vegetarian dish is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin [more…]

Vegetarian Dinner-in-a-Dish Recipe

Garlic, onions, green bell peppers, cashews, and nutmeg are a delicious complement to the spinach and rice in this dish. This savory dish is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol because you are using [more…]

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