Monthly Archives: March 2011

Salad as a Meal: Protein (Poached Egg)

**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. I’m in love with poached eggs. I’ve always been kind of scared to make them because it seems like it would be hard, but it’s really not! And ever since I saw the recipes in Salad as a…

Salad Essentials: Toppings (Vegan Savory Roasted Nuts)

**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. A great way to add texture, flavor, and nutrients to a salad is to add toppings. One of my favorite toppings to add is nuts–gluten-free, crunchy, and healthy. Salad as a Meal has a recipe for curried pumpkin…

Outside the Salad Bowl: Babaganoush

**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. There are so many different ways to eat vegetables outside of the salad bowl–from soups to spreads. This is one of my favorite veggie-based spreads: Babaganoush. I grew up eating baba that was drowned in mayonnaise, so pretty…

Salad from the Pantry: Pickled Garlic

**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. One of my favorite parts of this cookbook is the whole section in the back called “Pantry.” I rely on the stock in my pantry to help keep my food costs down, and already do many of the…

Salad Essentials: Dressing

**This post is part of a month-long series as I participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. People complain to me all the time that salad doesn’t work as a meal. To some extent I agree–if you take a narrow view of salad as just lettuce, tomatoes and such. But there are so many…

Salad as a Meal Challenge

For the next four weeks, I am privileged to participate in the Salad as a Meal Challenge. Salad as a Meal is a wonderful cookbook written by Patricia Wells, and it is filled with wonderful recipes starring–you guessed it–veggies! Why am I so excited? For one thing, because I am gluten-free, veggies are a staple…

Product Review: Katz Gluten Free

One glorious day a few months ago, I received in the mail a package containing the beautiful bounty above. There aren’t too many things I miss about being gluten-free, but one of them is definitely rugelach. We used to have them for dessert every Friday night when I was growing up, but I hadn’t eaten…

Baingan Bharta w/ Chickpeas

I’ve been following SusanV of Fat Free Vegan for years now. She always has great ideas for making delicious, healthy food. Recently, she posted a recipe for an eggplant and chickpea curry, which looked divine. She admits that she pretty much made baingan bharta and just added chickpeas for protein, which I loved–it gives this…