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Vegan Ethiopian Recipe: Misir Wot (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

Vegan Ethiopian Recipe:  Misir Wot (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

I was treated to lunch this afternoon as a belated birthday present. We tried Ethiopian food at Ethiopian Love restaurant in Chinatown. Based on reviews, we tried the vegetarian sampler, sambussas, and my carnivore friends had a lamb dish. The sampler plate came with Misir Wot, a spicy red lentil stew, Kik, a yellow...

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Turkish Zucchini and Yogurt Dip or Spread (Yoğurtlu Kabak Mezesi)

(Sorry, no photo yet…we ate it all up before we could take a picture!) I had this delicious, plain-looking dip as part of meze, appetizers, at a pide (like pizza without tomato sauce) shop in Turkey. It was served with flatbread–the same dough as the pide crust, just plain. Later I smeared some on...

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Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

Muhammara (Turkish/Middle Eastern Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

I had this dip in Turkey, where it is served with other meze, appetizers. You can play with all the amounts to get something you like the taste of. It’s traditionally made with pomegranate molasses, but balsamic vinegar makes a perfect substitute. Turkish red pepper flakes, or pul biber, are always on the table,...

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Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

Turkish Bean Stew Recipe–Zeytinyağlı Barbunya

This is another simple Turkish dish that becomes more than the sum of its parts. So many Turkish dishes contain similar ingredients: onion, tomato, garlic, and red bell peppers. But this also traditionally uses a red speckled bean, called barbunya. You can use pintos, borlotti, or cranberry beans, or probably any red beans, and...

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Raw Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Summer is perfect for raw food. You don’t heat up the kitchen, and you can use the bounty of fresh produce that’s in season. This recipe is my version of something I ate at a local raw, vegan restaurant. You can make this at home for a fraction of the double-digit menu price. Recipe:...

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A Recipe for Vegan Mayonnaise

You can buy commercial brands of vegan mayonnaise, but why not make your own? This recipe will take you less than 10 minutes with a blender. It will keep for 2-3 weeks, although it does tend to separate. In that case, you can either pour out the liquid (careful–all the mayo can glop out...

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Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Vegan Portuguese Bean Soup Recipe

Everyone in Hawaii, regardless of their ethnicity, has eaten Portuguese bean soup. The original is made with Portuguese sausage, a spicy, garlicky sausage. To make it vegan, I took the spices without the meat, and added them to the remaining soup ingredients–potatoes, carrots, and kidney beans. And because I like a thicker soup, I...

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie

No Thanksgiving would be complete without pumpkin pie. But the traditional recipe calls for eggs and milk. The tricky part for vegans is how to get the filling to set without the eggs and milk that make it like a pumpkin custard. The milk part is easy. Substitute a nondairy milk, like soy, rice,...

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What Do Vegetarians Eat for Thanksgiving?

What Do Vegetarians Eat for Thanksgiving?

Funny Save a Turkey Vegetarian Thanksgiving Shirt Thanksgiving has a special place in my heart, because I chose the day after Thanksgiving to become a vegetarian, way back in 1983. I liked turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and stuffing, and I wanted to eat that one more time before giving it all up. Every year,...

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How to Grow Lemongrass

How to Grow Lemongrass

I wrote a guest blog post on author and gardener Cherie Foster Colburn’s blog. Consider growing lemongrass if you want something that is very low maintenance, grows fast, and works to flavor food and beverages. Plus you can start plants from the stuff you buy at the grocery store. Read the blog post to...

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Vegan Ice Cream Cookbook

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