Category Archives: Vegetables

Mexican Polenta Bowl

I’ve been cooking my way through Rip Esselstyn’s The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet: Eat Plants, Lose Weight, Save Your Health, and every single recipe is a winner. Highly recommended! For instance, here’s my version of one of his recipes that I made for dinner tonight—

Mexican Polenta Bowl
Serves two, generously

1 cup dry polenta
¼ cup nutritional … Read more

Tex-Mex Potatoes

This recipe is a slightly modified version of a McDougall recipe and it’s fresh-tasting and delicious.

Tex-Mex Potatoes 

6 firm red or white potatoes
2 cups pinto beans, mashed
1 cup salsa
10 ounces frozen chopped spinach
One 4-ounce can diced green chilies
1 small red onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon smoked … Read more

Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

Quick, easy, and a wonderful side dish with non-fat fried rice and other grain dishes.

Garlicky Swiss Chard With Lemon

4 servings

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems removed and reserved, leaves torn into 2” pieces (about 12 cups)
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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Iumi’s Scalloped Potatoes

My dear friend Iumi has been a vegan for many years, and is an inspiring coach for creating plant-based recipes. Here’s something she whipped up the other night, to which I’ve added some herbs and mustard.

Iumi’s Scalloped Potatoes with Cauliflower and Tofu
Serves 2

8-10 small red potatoes, sliced
1 small head cauliflower, quartered and sliced
6 ounces extra … Read more

Wild Rice Salad

I love this salad. It’s filled with a wonderful combination of sweet, tart, and savory flavors.

Wild Rice Salad

1 cup wild rice
1 quart water
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 pounds asparagus, cut up & blanched
Raisins, walnuts, sliced kumquats
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 spring onions, chopped

1 tablespoon orange zest
5 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon soy … Read more