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Previous Recipes of the Week

Each of the following recipes has been tested, photographed, and rated or reviewed.

Chocolate Covered Cherry Pudding Cake: Romance your loved one with this decadent yet healthy treat.  Cherry sauce "magically" sinks down through chocolate cake to form a layer of cherries nestled in chocolate pudding on the bottom.

Tofu, Tempeh, and Butternut Squash in Slow-Cooked Peanut Mole: This rich, complex dish is spicy and sweet and peanutty all at the same time.  But use with caution because with 14 grams of fat per serving (from the peanut butter, tofu, and tempeh), it's not low-fat, and its delicious taste may lead you to eat more than one serving!

Creole Black-eyed Peas: In this Creole take on black-eyed peas, the "trinity" of onion, bell pepper, and celery and the heat of a little cayenne and hot sauce combine in a thick gravy that envelops the peas like a cream sauce and can be firey or mild, according to taste.

Pumpkin Pie Bites: Topped with candied ginger, these delicious treats offer the taste of pumpkin pie in bite-sized bars.

Creamy Celeriac Soup: This creamy, light soup is as delicious as it is healthy!  

Stir-fried Tofu and Vegetables with Miso Sauce: Adding a miso-based sauce to stir-"fried" veggies (they're really stir-steamed) takes this easy dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Fat-Free Pumpkin and Raisin Biscuits: Wake up to a delicious--and fat-free--treat!  Pumpkin replaces butter or margarine in these tasty, raisin-filled biscuits. 

Lemony Quinoa with Butternut Squash: This light and lemony side dish goes with practically anything but can be easily turned into a main dish with the addition of chickpeas or white beans.

Fall Harvest Fruit Cake (Persimmon-Apple Cake): Don't let the name scare you! This is a fruit cake only in the sense that it's almost as much fruit as cake, making it dense and moist and sweet. Persimmons and apples taste great together and they're both in season this time of year, but feel free to substitute other types of fruit.

What to Do With Leftover Pumpkin: If you're stuck with half a can of leftover pumpkin, consider yourself in luck.  Use that half cup of pumpkin and create something delicious in the process!

Mushroom, Lentil, and Wild Rice Timbales:Wild rice provides just a touch of chewiness in these elegant, pâté-like timbales. All the savory flavors of Thanksgiving are here: The earthiness of mushrooms and lentils, the warm herbal flavors of sage and thyme, a hint of pungency from the rosemary. Delicious!

Sweet Dumpling Squash Stuffed with Lemon-Herb Rice: Stuffing any small squash with this fragrant lemon-herb rice creates a festive centerpiece for a holiday meal--or any meal!

Iraqi-Inspired Seitan and Eggplant Stew: Aromatic and warmly spiced, this Iraqi-inspired recipe can be served with pita bread or over a whole grain for a sumptuous Middle Eastern meal.

Sugar-Free (or Not) Peach and Vanilla Muffins: These versatile muffins can be made with virtually any type of fruit and either sugar or sugar-substitute for a delicious, low-calorie treat.

Spooky Black Bean Hummus: Looking for something easy to serve at your Halloween party? This black bean hummus is not only easy but also healthy and spooky (in a cute kind of way!)

Pasta with Peppers and Sausage: Enliven your whole grain pasta with flavorful homemade vegan sausage and zesty red and green peppers.

Millet-Stuffed Artichokes: Stuffed artichokes are usually high in fat, but not these beauties! A nutritious and delicious filling of millet and kalamata olives makes these artichokes hard to resist.

Triple Corn Soup: Corn in three forms creates a soup that's truly unique. Blended corn kernels form its base; masa (finely ground corn flour) is added for thickening; and corn tortillas add texture and crunch. The result is a very corn-centric taste that's slightly spicy and surprisingly cheesy.

Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens: Sweet and tangy balsamic chickpeas combine with peppery mustard greens for a warm dinner salad that is as delicious as it is easy.

Ridiculously Easy Lentil Soup: Using convenient frozen vegetables means that you can get this hearty soup on the stove in practically no time.  Plus, if you use a pressure cooker, it can be ready in around 35 minutes!

Polenta and Tofu Skillet: Polenta, tofu, and bok choy make this a true one-pot meal, while sun-dried tomatoes and a zesty balsamic sauce deliver a flavor you'll savor.

E's Samosa Wraps: This delicious wrap has all the flavor of the deep-fried original, but much less fat.  Potatoes, tofu, and peas are seasoned with a tantalizing blend of ginger, cumin, and curry. Wrap it up or serve it over a whole grain for a surprisingly easy meal.

Potato-Green Bean Salad with Lemon and Basil: This light but flavorful potato salad is the perfect end-of-summer picnic food

Blueberry-Banana Bread: If you like bananas and blueberries, you'll love them together!  Bananas make this bread extremely moist and lightly sweet, while the blueberries add a fruity surprise to every other bite.

Eight-Ball Zucchini Stuffed with Rice, Basil, and Sun-dried Tomatoes: Whether your zucchini is round or oblong, it will be delicious stuffed with this flavorful mixture of fresh basil and brown rice.  

Oven-Roasted Corn-on-the-Cob: Delicious corn-on-the-cob is just as easy as turning on your oven...or even your toaster oven!

Spicy Kasha Vegetable Salad: The nutty flavor of kasha combines with the bold tastes of hot pepper paste, mint, and green onions to create an unusual and delicious salad.

Italian Layered Vegetable Casserole: Take advantage of the plethora of summer vegetables to make this no-pasta lasagna.  

Blueberry-Oat Bars: Full of fresh fruity taste but no flour, fat, or white sugar.  Sounds impossible, right? Just give these bars a try and you'll be amazed at how delicious a healthy treat can be!

Spicy Carrot Salad: This sweet and spicy carrot salad is sure to cool you off.  Don't have clementine oranges? Try regular oranges or even apples instead.

Wasabi-Roasted Asparagus: Add as much of a spicy kick as you like to your roasted asparagus with this simple, fast recipe.

Random Act of Quinoa Salad: Here's one take on a healthy salad: Quinoa, veggies, and mango tossed with an orange-curry dressing.  But it's easy to create your own unique salad with a little quinoa, a few vegetables, and some creativity. 

Blackberry-Lime Tartlets: This light dessert looks elegant but is very easy to put together using store-bought phyllo shells and soy yogurt. Flavored with fresh lime and thickened slightly with agar, the filling goes well with just about any fruit.

Herbed Polenta with Beans and Bok Choy: Polenta seasoned with fresh herbs is perfectly complemented by lightly seasoned fresh vegetables in this elegant but healthy dish.

Ridiculously Easy Pineapple Sorbet: If the weather outside is warming up, here's a ridiculously easy way to get cool...without added fat or sugar!  It's a healthy treat that both adults and kids will love.

Tunisian Vegetable Ragout with Quinoa: Rich in flavor but not in fat, this aromatic stew contains chickpeas, eggplant, and zucchini as well as quinoa.

Homemade Baked Potato Chips: Making healthy potato chips at home--as well as roasted chickpeas--is easier than you think!

Strawberry Snack Cake: This light, tender, vanilla cake topped with sweet strawberry glaze looks and tastes like a decadent treat but contains no added fat.  You have to try it to believe it!

No-Queso Quesadillas: If you like the taste of "cheese" made with nutritional yeast, you'll love these non-dairy treats!

Curried Eggplant Soup: This delicious soup gets its creaminess from an unusual source: great northern beans.  You'll be delighted by the complex flavor of this cold or hot soup.

Rasedar Rajma (Kidney Beans in Curry Sauce): Simple, satisfying, and good.  Start with dried kidney beans for a dish that is as economical as it is delicious!

Quick and Easy Potato Soup: This luscious soup tastes as creamy as it looks and takes only minutes to prepare.  

Cinnamon Swirl Muffins: Tasty, low-fat muffins + delicious cinnamon and sugar swirls =  One delicious breakfast!

Seitan Scaloppine with Lemon-Olive Sauce: Serve these tender seitan cutlets with a delicious olive-lemon sauce or any sauce you like.  Making them is easy—and much less expensive and processed than the packaged meat substitutes you find in stores.

Red Cabbage and Peas with Cumin and Mustard Seeds: Delicious, easy, and full of nutrition, this vegetable side dish is the perfect accompaniment to any meal but would be especially fitting with any type of dal.

Sweet Potato Falafel with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce: These lightly spiced (or highly spiced, if you're so inclined) sweet potato croquettes taste great stuffed into pita bread or wraps, topped with yogurt-tahini dressing.

Dublin Coddle with Vegan Irish Sausages: Get in the mood for St. Patrick's Day with this delicious stew of potatoes and Irish-style vegan sausages.

Butter Bean Soup with Portabellas and Wild Rice: This wonderful, hearty soup gets a touch of the gourmet from baby portabella mushrooms and wild rice. Butter beans or lima beans from the freezer make it easy to prepare.

Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice: It's Mardi Gras season in New Orleans, but you don't have to be in the Crescent City to savor the flavors.  Take some time to cook up a big pot of authentic Louisiana-style red beans or try a vegan version of jambalaya, gumbo, or several other Cajun and Creole recipes.

Chocolate Cookies Two Ways: Give your loved ones--and yourself--a special treat this Valentine's Day.  Whether you bake the regular or the fat-free version, these fudgy, rich cookies will endear you to the chocolate lover in your life.

Smoky Refried Bean Soup: This rich-tasting soup is so thick it's almost a chili.  Quick and easy, it's kid-friendly, too!

Apple-Pumpkin Delight: Slices of apple alternate with slices of pumpkin in this delicious crustless dessert. 

White Bean Chili: Whether you cook it in a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, or a Dutch oven on the stove, this mildly seasoned chili is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds as it warms you up.

Dirty Little Secret Soup: Soup is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, and with this easy recipe, you'll be serving it up in no time.  No one ever needs to know that the secret is frozen vegetables...unless you tell them!

Pumpkin and Black Bean Casserole: Melt-in-your-mouth slices of pumpkin plus cumin-kissed black beans and a creamy, cheesy-tasting sauce equal a real winner!

Roasted Cauliflower Soup: This simple but flavorful soup makes an elegant start to any meal. It's so creamy that no one will miss the fat or dairy!

Gingerbread Biscotti: Full of warm, aromatic spices, these crunchy cookies are perfect for dipping into your holiday soynog!

Roasted Vegetables with Tomato Charmoula and Quinoa: The flavors of Moroccan charmoula liven up roasted vegetables and chickpeas.  Served on a bed of quinoa, this is a great one-dish meal.

Fingerling Potatoes Braised with Smoked Paprika: Little fingerling potatoes are braised in a broth flavored with tomato, saffron, and smoked paprika creating a delicious, thick sauce that's punctuated by the flavor of fresh oregano. In other words, it's absolutely delicious!

Fat-free Vanilla or Blueberry Waffles: This holiday season, don't forget to start your day with a delicious, healthy breakfast!

Cranberry Relish: Fresh cranberries are in season in many areas at this time of year, and there's no better way to use them than in this zesty relish, an old family recipe deliciously recreated.

Roasted Pumpkin and Vegetables: Pumpkin roasted with seasonal vegetables makes a delicious side dish or even a hearty and healthy main dish.

Chili Mac: Try this healthy version of the classic comfort food and it just might become a favorite with your family.

Persimmon Bread: It's persimmon season in many parts of the world, and if you're wondering what to do with them, give this moist, delicious bread a try.

Clouds in the Sunset or  Roasted Butternut and Cauliflower Soup: Roasting the squash and cauliflower gives this soup a delightful sweetness, accentuated by a hint of freshly squeezed orange juice.

Golden Potato and Tempeh Casserole: Smoky seasoned tempeh is surrounded by layers of golden potatoes, held together by a creamy, cheesy sauce.  It looks elegant, but it's comfort food through and through!

North African Chickpea and Kale Soup: Aromatically seasoned with cumin, saffron, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice, this wonderful soup is as nutritious as it is delicious.  All that and easy, too!

Cumin-Grilled Tofu with Papaya Salsa: This sweet and spicy salsa is the perfect accompaniment to tofu marinated in lime and cumin and grilled or pan-fried.  No papaya? Try it with mango, plums, or pluots instead.

Tofu and Vegetables with Lower-Fat Thai Peanut Sauce: We cut the fat without sacrificing taste in this lighter version of the classic Thai dish.  This decadent-tasting dish will surely tantalize your taste buds.

Unstuffed Baby Eggplants: Baby eggplants are layered between an aromatic mixture of lentils, tomatoes, mint, and spices in this easy yet impressive dish. If you can't find baby eggplants, one large eggplant will do.

Spicy Roasted Eggplant Spread: Middle East meets Southwest in this tantalizing blend of smoky and spicy flavors.  Enjoy this creamy spread in a wrap for a delicious sandwich or as a dip with pita wedges or crackers.

Pistachio Crusted Tofu: For your next special feast, try this delicious pistachio-covered tofu with sweet and sour sauce.  It's an elegant entree that will impress your friends and family.

Spicy Collards and Black-eyed Pea Soup: If you're tired of summer salads and are craving the comfort foods of autumn, this smoky, spicy soup is just what you need!  

Skillet Gardener's Pie: No need to turn on the oven for this lighter, simpler version of Shepherd's Pie.  This meal-in-a-pan will delight your taste buds as well as nourish your body.  

Fruit Gel Babies: Looking for a natural snack to pack in your lunchbox? These fruit gels are easy to make and contain no sugar or animal ingredients.

Grilled Asparagus and Spinach Salad with Smoked Paprika Dressing: Smoky, crunchy, yet tender grilled asparagus is perfectly complemented by the lemony smoked paprika dressing--positive proof that a salad doesn't need an oily dressing to be delicious!

Grilled Baby Eggplants with Korean Barbecue Sauce: You don't have to get out your grill to enjoy this delicious barbecue sauce: it can be used to season anything from baked tofu to corn on the cob.  But it's especially tasty on these tiny grilled eggplants.

Banana Coffee Cake: Here's a breakfast cake that's more fruit than cake.  A sprinkle of coarse sugar and cinnamon on top gives it just the right crunch!

Sweet and White Potato Salad with Mixed Greens: Try this offbeat potato salad from Nava Atlas' Vegan Express!  Hint: Use fat-free vinaigrette and let the avocado lend its natural creaminess for a salad most people won't suspect has no added oil.

Gazpacho with Roasted Tomatoes and Peppers: Roasted tomatoes add a deep, rich flavor to this refreshing version of the classic chilled soup.  

Spring Green Quinoa: So, technically it's not spring anymore, but you will still enjoy the refreshing taste of these crisp, green vegetables tossed with tiny grains of quinoa.  If it's summertime in your part of the world, you can even serve it as a cold salad.

Peach Upside-Down Cake: It's peach season in some parts of the world, a terrific time to try this easy, delicious, and completely fat-free cake. Prepare to be amazed.

Bruschetta with Roasted Baby Tomatoes: Something magical happens when you roast an already sweet little tomato: the sugars and flavors concentrate and it practically melts in your mouth in an explosion of deep, rich sweetness. Roasted grape or cherry tomatoes are a wonderful addition to pasta, bean, or grain dishes.  Here, they're served up simply on a slice of whole-grain bread. 

Tomato Soup with Roasted Garlic and Seasonal Herbs: Delicious hot or cold, this amazing soup is easy to make with canned, fire-roasted tomatoes and whatever herbs you have growing in your garden.

Anshu's Red Lentil Sambar: This richly seasoned dish is the Indian equivalent of a one-pot meal: lentils and vegetable simmered in a tantalizing sauce. It comes courtesy of Robin Robertson and her latest book, Vegan Fire and Spice.

Carrot Spice Muffins: Here's one way to get your kids to eat their vegetables: Bake them into muffins! Dense, moist, tender and gently spiced, these delicious muffins contain whole wheat flour and only a bit of sugar, making them healthier than most muffins, even fat-free ones.

Vegetable "Fried" Quinoa: Use quinoa instead of brown rice and you'll be able to get this delicious whole-grain dish on the table in no time! 

Ridiculously Easy Lunchbox Enchilada Casserole: Enchilada casserole in 6 minutes?  Yes! With a microwave oven and a few packaged ingredients, it's that fast and easy.

Cherry Pie Oats: Start your morning off right with this delicious version of steel-cut oats.  Or if cherries aren't to your taste, give Apple-Spice Oats a try.  Two recipes in one click!

Personal Polenta Pizza: Looking for a gluten-free way to curb your pizza cravings?  This simple polenta crust just might do the trick!

Cauliflower Dal with Panch Phoran: Take a quick trip to the nearest Indian market to pick up Panch Phoran, the exquisite mixture of spices that takes this simple dish to gourmet heights. You'll be glad you did!

Cumin Rice with Eggplant and Peas: This savory rice dish is perfect as a main course or side dish.  Roast up some seasonal asparagus at the same time and you've got a delicious Springtime meal!

Collard Greens and White Bean Soup: This colorful soup is as healthy as it is delicious.  Make it in under a half hour in a pressure cooker or in about an hour in a regular Dutch oven.

Vegan Corned Beef and Cabbage with Roasted Potatoes: Get ready for St. Paddy's Day!  This delicious main dish will bring the spirit of Ireland to your dinner.

Golden Spice Pancakes: For these pancakes, I've added freshly grated orange peel to ramp up the fresh orange taste and spiced the batter lightly with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to be just an accent to the orange, not overwhelming.

Thick and Hearty Split Pea Soup: If you're looking for comfort food on a cold winter night, look no further than this savory split pea soup.  It'll warm you up and fill you up all at the same time.

Green on Green Soup: With two pounds of greens in it, you'd expect this soup to be healthy.  What you might not expect is how great it tastes.  Each bite tastes different; in one spoonful you taste basil, but in the next you detect a certain sweetness, and just when you think you've figured it out, you notice the split peas. The color may be monochromatic, but the taste certainly isn't!

Orange-Chocolate Cake: Absolutely the best fat-free cake ever!  It sparkles throughout with the taste of orange, and because it's not a super-sweet cake, the icings provide just the right accent without being cloying.

Sichuan Tofu with Garlic Sauce: The sauce is the star of this mouthwatering dish.  Make it as spicy as you want, but don't leave out the garlic!

Double Mushroom Miso Soup and Sesame Broccoli: Two simple, light dishes that combined with a rice or pasta dish make a delightful meal.  Try them with Sushi Salad or Brown Rice Sushi!

Beet Chocolate Cake with Banana-Peanut Butter Sauce: This dark, rich chocolate cake has a little secret...but no one will know unless you tell!

Southwestern Split-pea Soup: This different take on split-pea soup is sure to be a comfort on cold winter nights.  Add spices as desired for extra warmth!

Tofu and Vegetable Cacciatore: This tasty, rustic stew gets its great texture from flavorful cubes of frozen tofu that absorb the seasonings beautifully.  Serve it over pasta, rice, potatoes, or roasted spaghetti squash.

Black Bean Pupusas: These delicious stuffed tortillas are easier to make than you'd think if you follow a few simple steps.

Pumpkin Spice Bread: This moist, tasty pumpkin bread has just the right amount of spice.  Savor it with a nice hot drink and it'll warm you right up!

Easy Macaroni and Cheeze: Rich and creamy, this is vegan comfort food at its best!

Gold Rush Chili: This thick, richly flavored chili is the perfect comfort food on a cold December day.

Vegan Omelette for One: A vegan omelet?  It's not only possible, it's terrific!  Moist, fluffy, and tasty, it's everything you expect from an omelet--except the cholesterol!

Banana-Coconut Bars: Bring a taste of the tropics to your kitchen with these dense, chewy bars flavored with banana, coconut... and rum!

The Best Vegan Green Bean Casserole: Say goodbye to limp canned green beans covered in cream of mushroom soup.  This gourmet rendering of the traditional Thanksgiving casserole features crisp, fresh green beans and sautéed mushrooms.  Though a little higher in fat than our normal fare, this delicious feast-dish is much lighter than its dairy counterpart.

Pumpkin-Apple Butter: Use your leftover Halloween pumpkin to make this delicious spread.  It's wonderful on toast or stirred into oatmeal for a tasty breakfast treat.

Home-Style Tofu with Shiitake Mushrooms: Chinese fermented black beans lend their salty, tangy taste to this delicious dish.  Prepare to be amazed!

Confetti Cornbread:  Moist and tender and flavored with little pieces of red and green pepper, this melt-in-your-mouth cornbread can be made spicy with the addition of jalapeño pepper or red pepper flakes--or keep it mild by leaving them out.

Roasted Ratatouille: In this version of the classic Provençal stew, the vegetables are roasted in the oven, resulting in a deep, caramelized flavor and veggies that get tender but not mushy. Try it this way and you might never settle for regular ratatouille again!

Mussaka: An aromatic blend of seasonings makes this eggplant and chickpea dish a real delight!  

Dal Bhaji: Think of it as the Indian version of sloppy joes.  Lentils take the place of potatoes in this remake of  the wonderful street food of Mumbai.  Serve it on sandwiches or as a colorful--and vegetable-packed--dip.

Basil and Bulgar Salad (aka Pesto Tabouli): If you're trying to use up your fresh basil before winter arrives, this is the salad for you.  Basil takes the place of parsley in this intoxicating version of tabouli.  With all this flavor, you won't miss the olive oil!

Southern-Style Banana Pudding: You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make this healthy update of a traditional Southern dessert!

White Bean and Garlic Stew: Imagine a stew with 15 to 20 cloves of garlic.  Sounds like too much, huh?  Now imagine them whole, unchopped, in all their glory.  Still sounds like too much?  Well, prepare to be surprised.  Cooking garlic whole mellows it out and lends a richness to this stew that is like nothing else.  Try it, you'll like it!

Barbecued Seitan Ribz: Intimidated by seitan?  Then it's time to try this easy, no-boil version of gluten "ribs" that can be cooked either over a barbecue grill or in the oven.  Slathered with your favorite barbecue sauce, they will satisfy all of your cravings!

Caribbean Beans and Quinoa: This delicious take-off on Caribbean Beans and Rice cooks up in only 30 minutes and makes enough for a crowd.  Tastes even better the next day, so it's the perfect make-ahead meal!

Sicilian Market Pasta: Tangy with orange zest, salty with olives, and spicy with garlic and red pepper flakes, this pasta is sensational! Basil and cherry tomatoes keep it fresh and light, a perfect dish for summer.

Baba Ganoush Vegetable Plate: It's eggplant season--time to turn those purple vegetables into a delicious, roasted dip.  Here it's shown served with fresh and roasted veggies, but be sure to try it with pita bread for an authentic Middle Eastern treat.

Zucchini Muffins with Cinnamon-Crumb Topping: Wondering what to do with all that summer zucchini?  Bake it into delicious muffins, of course!

Rustic Red Kale and White Bean Soup: Who knew that such a healthy soup could be so tasty?  This hearty recipe is endlessly adaptable.  Enjoy it with kale or whatever greens you have on hand.  It's a simple soup that tastes great any time of the year.

Thai Eggplants and Chickpeas in Peanut Masala: Summer is eggplant season, the perfect time to try this amazingly delicious version of the classic Indian dish Bagara Baingan.  Though a little higher in fat that most of our dishes, this rich peanut and coconut flavored concoction is worth every bite. (Little green Thai eggplants are featured in the photo, but any type of eggplant will do.)

A to Z Pasta Salad:This simple pasta salad is a perfect way to use the bounty of vegetables now in season.  Use your choice of fresh vegetables and herbs to make your own uniquely delicious creation. 

Polenta Lasagna with Portabellas and Kale: Kale and portabella mushrooms are sautéed with garlic and then mixed with a creamy "cheese" sauce before being baked between two layers of polenta, and the results are incredible!

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Terrine: Celebrate your independence from rich, sugary desserts with a light, delicious fruit terrine that's just as healthy as it is beautiful! 

Quinoa Vegetable Paella: Quinoa stands in for rice in this fast, delicious one-pot meal.

Susan's Lite Goddess Dressing: Looking for a tasty salad dressing that's low in fat and calories?  At only 19 calories and 1 gram of fat per serving, this creamy dressing is sure to fit into any eating plan! 

Red Bean Chipotle Burgers: These bean and grain-based burgers may not taste like meat, but they're a delicious meal in their own right. Use as much or as little chipotle peppers as you like; the flavor can be a subtle smokiness or a raging inferno!

Rainbow Stir-Fry: This colorful stir-fry is so easy a kid could do it--and one did!

Mini Crustless Tofu Quiches: One of the most popular recipes on this site, these delicious quiches are extremely versatile. Good hot or cold, you can eat them for breakfast, put them in a lunchbox, or serve them for dinner.

Kiwano, Banana, and Pineapple Sorbet: You don't have to seek out the exotic kiwano to make this refreshing dessert; use whatever fruit juice you have on-hand, or use coconut milk for a truly decadent treat.

Grilled Skewered Vegetables with Quick Polenta: Delicious roasted vegetables are paired with the quickest, easiest polenta recipe.  You'll be amazed at how much better it tastes than that store-bought stuff in a tube!

Quick and Delicious Collards: This is easily the best-tasting and fastest collards recipe ever! Southern cooks have been known to simmer collard greens for hours, but these take less than 7 minutes in the pressure cooker. The nearly-caramelized onions and garlic infuse them with flavor, and cut into thin strands like this, they're fun to eat.

Ethiopian-Inspired Red Lentil Soup: This complex and exotic-tasting soup gets its distinctive flavor from an equal amount of 11 different spices so that no one flavor predominates.  Hearty, quick, and delicious, it's the ultimate meal-in-a-bowl!

Patatas Bravas (Crisp Spanish Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Sauce): Smoked Spanish paprika gives these potatoes a delicious smokiness.  Spice them up with extra cayenne pepper and you've got a dish that is sure to earn a few bravos!

Pumpkin and Roasted Corn Soup: Though it's called pumpkin soup, you can make this delicious recipe with any kind of winter squash.  Roasted corn gives it a wonderful texture and flavor.

Sushi Rice Salad: Celebrate Spring with this simple rice salad filled with fresh vegetables.

Cranberry-Orange Muffins: Sweet with a hint of tart, these muffins will start off your day with a smile.

Stormy Black Bean Soup: This easy-to-make black bean soup will delight your tastebuds.  While it's cooking, bake up a little cornbread, shaped (or not) like cacti!

Chinese Barbecued Tofu and Vegetables: Chinese food in a crockpot?  Yes, it can be done!  Slow cooking infuses this tofu with a flavorful barbecue sauce.  And, if crockpot cooking is not an option, instructions are included for oven cooking.

Yellow Split-Pea Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Kale: Very rich and aromatic, this fabulous non-spicy soup will warm the coldest of evenings without searing your taste buds.  

Impossible Vegan Pumpkin Pie: It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy this easy, crustless pumpkin pie, one of our most popular recipes.

Tunisian Bean and Chickpea Stew: This pumpkin-enriched stew has a delicate, almost sweet taste.  Try it over rice or couscous or as a soup, with a little extra harissa stirred in.

Vidalia Onions Stuffed with Rice-Lentil Pilaf: Cinnamon, cloves, and raisins echo the sweetness of the Vidalia onions but also lend a slightly-spicy warmth.  True comfort food!

Potato Pizzas: You wouldn't think that tomato sauce and vegetable toppings would taste so great on a potato, but the combination is magic!

Easy Apple Pie Wontons and Peach Chutney: Tiny apple pies with a sweet-and-spicy dipping sauce.  Easy to make and delicious—what's not to love?

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan: If you only try one eggplant recipe, make this the one.  It's delicious—rich and creamy inside and a little crunchy outside.  Even non-vegans will be begging for more!

Taco Salad: It may be winter here in the northern hemisphere, but you can still enjoy your salad. Warm it up with some hot Chili Pinto Beans and a little extra-spicy salsa, and you'll be feeling no cold!

Shiitake, Sweet Potato and Zucchini Foo Yung: This week's recipe is a little more complicated than most of our recipes, but it's definitely worth the effort!  

Roasted Okra: So you think you don't like okra?  Give it another try with this simply delicious technique that will have you munching it like French fries!

Eggplant Paprikash: The traditional Hungarian chicken paprikash is transformed into a vegan dish worthy of an eggplant! Mild Hungarian paprika gives the sauce its vibrant color and rich, distinctive flavor, while tofu "sour cream" adds creaminess and zing.

Skinny Figgy Bars: Feeling tempted by decadent holiday desserts?  Go to your next party armed with these low-fat, low-sugar, highly delicious treats that have no refined flour.  Now that's something to celebrate! 

Eggplant and Tofu in Spicy Garlic Sauce: If you've been avoiding eggplant because you're afraid you won't like it, it's time you gave it a chance. And this is the recipe you should try. It's so good that even eggplant haters like it!

Tofu Stuffed with Brown Rice and Mushroom Dressing:  Just in time for Thanksgiving, here's an elegant entree that's vegan, low-fat, and gluten-free, but what it isn't lacking is flavor.  Plus, check the end of the recipe for more holiday ideas!

Orange Couscous Curry: Wonderful--lightly sweet, richly spiced, and delicious hot or cold.

Black-eyed Pea Gumbo: The okra as well as the browned onions give this spicy gumbo a slight sweetness that you wouldn't expect but will probably find delicious.

Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and White Bean Pesto: Imagine peppers, mushrooms, and five other vegetables roasted to perfection, tossed with pasta, and topped with creamy pesto sauce.  Now, stop imagining and start cooking!

Stuffed Eggplants and Not-So-Dirty Rice: Dirty rice is called "dirty" because traditionally it's filled with gizzards, giblets, and all sorts of meat scraps.  This lighter version may not be dirty, but it is roll-on-the floor-in-ecstasy good.  If you don't have time to stuff eggplants, the rice makes a delicious main dish all on its own. 

Pineapple Coffee Cake: Not only is this cake completely free of added fats, it also uses only whole wheat and oat flour--no white flour at all--and contains very little sugar. It's a dense cake without being heavy, and the sprinkling of sugar on top gives it a sweet crunch.

Ful Medames (Fava Bean Dip): Instead of hummus, try this tasty dip made of fava beans for a refreshing change of pace.

Eggplant Creole: Satisfy your craving for spicy Creole food with this delicious vegetable dish.

Patty Pan Squash Stuffed with Cajun White Beans: The peppery taste of Cajun-seasoned white beans provides a bold contrast to the tender, buttery Patty Pan squash.  Or try the beans alone for a Louisiana-style main dish.

International Quinoa Salad: Tiny pearls of quinoa are drenched in tangy, chili-seasoned dressing, with cubes of avocado that melt in your mouth and cucumbers and chickpeas for a little bit of crunch. It's a perfect marriage of ingredients!

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Terrine: Here's a light, summery dessert that will dress up any picnic table and not blow your diet!

Thai-Style Basil Tofu and Asparagus: Bring the taste of Thailand into your own kitchen: Basil and lime give tender-crisp asparagus and cubes of seasoned tofu a real Thai twist.

Farmers' Market Quinoa: Why cook separate grain, protein, and vegetable dishes when you can have quinoa, chickpeas, and 8 different vegetables (if you count garlic and basil) all in one delicious dish?  

Asparagus Pesto Pasta Salad: Pasta and asparagus are coated with a tangy asparagus-based pesto sauce.  It's easy and delicious!

Artichoke and Roasted Red Pepper Dip: This light yet flavorful alternative to hummus tastes great on raw vegetables, crackers, or toasted pita bread.

Zucchini Spirals with Fresh Vegetable Sauce: Veggies on top of veggies!  You won't have any trouble getting your 5 servings a day (or whatever the recommendation is now) with this light and delicious alternative to pasta.

Brown and Wild Rice with Asparagus and Cannellini Beans with Fresh Basil and Oregano: Your family or guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen creating these delicious, gourmet dishes, but only you will know how easy and quick they are to prepare!

Roasted Asparagus and Portabella Mushrooms with Horseradish Sauce: Asparagus and portabellas get a little kick from this creamy, horseradish-laced sauce.

Cabbage Nori Rolls: Here's a light but filling alternative to sushi rolls with rice.  Cabbage is lightly steamed and rolled in sheets of nori with tofu and carrots.  Great with soy sauce and wasabi!

Red Lentil and Rice Patties with Coconut-Mint Sauce: Sesame and cumin combine to give these rice and lentil burgers a sophisticated twist.  And don't forget to serve them with the coconut-mint sauce, which takes this meal to gourmet heights.

Shiny Happy Hummus: What could be better than a hummus with practically no added fat?  Hummus with carrots!  Carrots add a delicate, almost sweet taste to this easy hummus recipe, and they give it a healthy shot of beta carotene.  Come on, get happy!

Creamy Herbed Coleslaw with Grape Tomatoes: If it's hot outside, it's salad time!  Cool off with this fresh, creamy coleslaw with grape tomatoes.

Fennel and White Bean Stew:  This simple stew, built around the lovely, anise-like flavor of fennel, makes a simple yet satisfying meal.

Spinach and Artichoke Pie: Craving spanakopita?  This recipe will satisfy that craving and then some!  Flaky phyllo pastry surrounds a flavorful and tangy mixture of spinach, artichokes, and tofu.  Delicious!

Fettuccine No-Fredo with Broccoli and Sautéed Mushrooms: Pureed cauliflower forms a light yet creamy sauce that moistens the pasta and broccoli, while the sautéed mushrooms add chewy texture and earthy flavor. Besides being a great way to sneak a vegetable into a meal, this just tastes good!

Somen with Tofu and Asparagus in a Chinese Dressing: In less than a half an hour, you could be enjoying this flavorful combination of tender-crisp asparagus and golden tofu in a lightly sweet sesame sauce.  Sometimes fast food is the best food!

Coconut Chai Breakfast Cake: This lightly sweet, lightly spiced cake is perfect for breakfast--or anytime!  And, if you're cutting out sugars, check out the sugar-free version, sweetened with stevia.

Zucchini Stuffed with Pine Nuts and Herbed Basmati Rice: These baby zucchini stuffed with a flavorful herbed basmati rice make an elegant main or side dish.  Try them served with soup for a light summer meal.

Easy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna: No need to cook the noodles in this easy, yet delicious, lasagna.  Use your favorite spaghetti sauce recipe or make this even more easy by using sauce from a jar. 

Miang Kum Rolls: Rice paper wrappers filled with fresh spinach, toasted coconut, and ginger dipped into the most delectable sauce you can imagine.  Words must try this!

Tofu Jambalaya: A delicious blend of tomatoes, rice, and tofu seasoned with onion, bell pepper, herbs, and spices.  You won't believe how much flavor tofu can hold!

Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms: Redolent of coconut, ginger, and red curry, this delicious soup is light but satisfying.

Monterey Frittata: This recipe is worth the extra effort!  Seasoned, scrambled tofu is combined with artichokes, mushrooms, and bell pepper and topped with cheezy sauce, black olives, and tomatoes.  It's heavenly for brunch or for dinner.

Tamale Bites: Here's a fun way to get your kids to eat their beans: Bite-sized cornbread filled with Mexican-style beans.  Perfect for lunchtime or anytime!

Red, Gold, Black And Green Chili with Baked Tortilla Chips:  Try this delicious, hearty chili topped off with your own homemade Lime-Chipotle Tortilla Chips.

Bibimbab (Korean Rice and Vegetables):   Bibimbab is a popular Korean dish of several vegetable toppings over steamed rice.  Try one or several the next time you're in the mood for something different.

Vegetable Couscous: Serve this easy-to-prepare curry of chickpeas, zucchini, and tomatoes over couscous, or substitute your favorite whole grain.  It's a quick meal that tastes like you worked in the kitchen for hours!

Fatfree and Fabulous Fudgy Brownies: This Valentine's Day, indulge your craving for chocolate without straying from your commitment to a low-fat, vegan way of eating. You will be amazed at how moist, rich, and delicious this  low-fat brownie is.

Garden Vegetable and Bean Soup: This recipe, from the new Fatfree Vegan Kitchen blog, is one version of a very versatile (and delicious) Weight Watchers recipe.  And attention, parents: Even kids love it.  Well, most kids...!

Thai-Style Vegetable Curry: It's time to get out your pressure cooker!  With it, you can have this delicious vegetable curry on the table in less than half an hour.  You don't want to miss out on the creaminess the sweet potatoes give to the curry-flavored sauce.  Simply heavenly!

Mexican Pumpkin Soup: Pumpkin gives this delicately-flavored soup a rich orange broth while pinto beans and potatoes turn it into a hearty meal.

Banana-Date-Walnut Muffins: Treat yourself to a tender, moist, high-rising muffin!  No one will believe that there's absolutely no oil added.  

Khalota (Algerian Vegetable Medley): Spicy without being hot, exotic without using hard-to-find ingredients, this filling vegetable dish is a delicious introduction to North African cooking.

Bean and Vegetable Chili: Here's an easy way to sneak a few vegetables into your kids' diet...or your own!  Corn and zucchini add a fresh taste to this flavorful chili, which also doubles as a burrito filling.  Enjoy!

Collards and Black-eyed Pea Soup:  Combine two Southern New Year's traditions:   Eat your greens and black-eyed peas to ensure you'll have wealth and luck in the New Year!

Oil-Free Pumpkin Bread:  Bring this rich-tasting dessert bread to your next holiday party, and no one will believe it doesn't contain any fat.  But you have our permission to keep that fact secret!

Maple-Pecan Pumpkin Pie: With or without the pecan topping, this decadent-tasting pumpkin pie is sure to be a crowd pleaser during the holidays...or anytime you get a craving for a treat!

Lentil Tabouli Soup:  An exotic twist on the usual lentil soup, this delightful lemon, mint, and parsley-infused concoction cooks up quickly in the pressure cooker

Beefless Stew: This vegetarian version of beef stew is sure to warm your winter nights.  A savory blend of vegetables and herbs, it's a meal in itself.

Baked Macaroni and "Cheese": This easy-to-make macaroni casserole uses blended white beans as the base for its "cheese" sauce.  It's a healthy alternative to fat-laden vegan cheeses and cholesterol-packed dairy ones.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas: Savory sweet potatoes and tangy black beans combine with spicy green salsa to make an enchilada that's just bursting with flavor.  Created by one of our website's regular contributors, this gluten-free recipe is a winner!

Easy Bean and Vegetable Soup: This delicious soup is a nutritional powerhouse!  Using frozen vegetable combinations, such as California or Italian blends, makes throwing this recipe together a snap!

Vegetable Lentil Curry
Cretan Bean and Spinach Stew

Chickpea Gumbo: Warm up your cool autumn nights with some creole gumbo!  Chickpeas stand in for seafood in this healthy update of a traditional Louisiana recipe.

Mussamun Curry with Tofu
Claypot-Cooked Vegetables with Shiitake and Chinese Five-Spice
Split Pea Spread with Hummus Flavors
Zucchini and Beans on Pasta
Lebanese Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas
Buddha's Delight with Tofu, Broccoli, and Water Chestnuts
Farmer's Market Rotini
Roasted Corn Guacamole
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Curried Eggplant Salad with Peas
Melon Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad
Southwestern Potato Salad
Chana Masala Salad
No-Pasta Eggplant Lasagna
Creamy Asparagus Soup
Aztec Salad
Vegetarian Mulligatawny
Ratatouille Bake
Vegetable Sushi Rolls
Walnut-Flaxseed Hummus
Thai Tofu and Vegetable Curry
Cold Asparagus with a Chinese Dressing
No-Roll Enchiladas
Vegetable Curry
Baked Falafel Sandwich
Ful Nabed  (Egyptian Bean and Vegetable Soup)
Quick Bean Picadillo
African Peanut-Potato Stew
Black Bean and Quinoa Chili
Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes (Baigan Bharta)
Spring Rolls
Gingery Split Pea Soup
Green Beans with Walnut-Miso Sauce
Curried Sweet Potato and White Bean Soup
Texas Caviar (Black-eyed Pea Salsa or Salad)
Lentil Barley Soup
Basil Eggplant (Pud Makua Yow)
"Meaty" Italian Mushroom Chili
Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup
Tofu and Vegetables with Pineapple Curry Sauce

Pumpkin and Pinto Bean Chili: Wondering what to do with that pumpkin you bought for Halloween?  Check out this rich and warming chili!  (Butternut or other winter squash may be used instead of the pumpkin.)

Algerian Cauliflower
Moroccan Lentils
Vegetable Fajitas
Chinese Asparagus in Ginger-Scented Brown Sauce
Chana Masala
Calypso Pineapple Bean Pot
Portabella and White Bean Cassoulet

Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Stew: This recipe is a life-saver on the Eat to Live program. You can eat it for any meal and you can eat as much of it as you want!  It's delicious.

Zucchini and Corn Salad
Cajun 15-Bean Soup

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