- February 1st, 2013UnfeaturedWeekly Recipe:NonWeekly
2 1⁄2 cups water (2 cups for cooking barley, 1⁄2 cup for shellfish)
1 onion, small (chopped)
2 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1⁄2 red pepper, fresh, large (sliced into thin rings)
1⁄2 cup roast peppers, jar or fresh roasted (sliced into 1-inch-wide strips)
1 cup artichoke hearts (quartered)
1 tablespoon capers
1 cup white wine (split: half for cooking barley, half for cooking shellfish)
1⁄4 cup green olives (pitted and chopped)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric
1⁄2 teaspoon saffron (optional)
1⁄2 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
1 cup chickpeas, cooked (optional)
8 shrimp, medium-large (deveined, tail on, optional)
8 mussels (optional)
8 clams (optional)
2 cloves garlic
1 cup barley, pearled
Rinse barley until water is no longer cloudy and runs clear. Set aside to drain. Heat an ovenproof pan over medium heat. Add olive oil, chopped onion, and red pepper rings. Sauté for a few minutes. Remove pepper rings.
Add rinsed barley to the pan and sauté for about five minutes, stirring regularly and making sure that barley does not burn or stick to bottom of pan. Add turmeric and saffron and then water to the hot barley. Stir until the yellow color of the spice is dispersed through the pan. Cover, lower heat, and cook for 25 minutes. While the barley is cooking on the stove top, preheat oven to 350.
Blend smoked paprika with chopped roasted peppers, peas, and chickpeas (if desired), add white wine, gently blend into the barley. Layer red pepper rings, artichoke quarters, and chopped olives on top of barley. Cover and bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
From Vegan Paella to Paella with Shellfish
In a separate pan, heat oil, and then add garlic. Cook for only a minute or two, making sure that the garlic does not brown. Add wine, water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp, mussels, and clams. Remove from heat.
Add the shellfish at the same time you add vegetables. Pour liquid from the shellfish cooking over the barley. Finish by layering in red pepper rings, artichoke quarters, and chopped olives. Recipe courtesy of kardeanutrition.com.
- January 1st, 2011Unfeatured
Serves 6 to 8
2/3 cup Veganaise
10 ounces extra-firm tofu
¾ cup celery, chopped
¾ cup onion, chopped
1¼ cup oyster mushrooms, chopped
3 slices whole wheat bread, processed to crumbs
1 teaspoon dulse (seaweed)
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2/3 cup Veganaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup dill pickles, chopped
¼ teaspoon dried dill
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Grind Tofu thoroughly by hand until it resembles rough crumbles. In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients. Portion the mixture into 1/3 to 1/2 cups, and form into cakes by using a measuring cup or large spoon.
Place cakes on baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with tartar sauce and wedge of lemon.
For tartar sauce, combine all tartar ingredients in a bowl and mix until well incorporated. Serve on the side.
Contributed by Art Eggertsen, vegan chef and founder of ProBar
- November 1st, 2010Unfeatured
3 cups almonds
4 cups water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons yacón syrup
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, plus a pinch for garnish
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch ground cloves
1. Place almonds in a large bowl with enough water to cover. Soak overnight.
2. Discard soaking water, and rinse almonds in a strainer or bowl repeatedly until water is clear.
3. Place almonds and 4 cups water in a food processor and blend on high speed for 90 seconds.
4. Strain through a fine mesh bag or cheesecloth, discard solids.
5. Place liquid almond milk in a 1/2-gallon mason jar; add vanilla, agave, yacón, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Shake well. Refrigerate until cold and serve with additional nutmeg for garnish.
Reprinted with permission from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook: Breakfasts, Entrées, and More. Copyright © 2009 by Elana Amsterdam, Celestial Arts, An imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.
- April 1st, 2010
In a world where image often trumps integrity, 33-year-old Alicia Silverstone is a breath of fresh air. The actress, best known for her starring role in Clueless, is a devoted vegan, environmentalist, and animal-rights activist—and has been for 11 years.Interview by Sarah Toland
- September 1st, 2009
Summer grilling season may be in full swing, but before you throw another burger or dog on the grill, now read this: According to the American Institute for Cancer Research’s Guidelines for Cancer Prevention, once you tip over the recommended max of 18 ounces of lean red meat per week, each additional 1.5 ounces increases your cancer risk by 15 percent.By Bryce Edmonds
- June 1st, 2009
As the mustached celebrities in those milk ads tell us, milk does a body good thanks to its calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients. But what if you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or simply not a fan of cow’s milk? You have plenty of nondairy options—from the more common ones like soy and rice milks to the nut, oat, and even hemp varieties.By Erin Quinn