The brilliant magenta of this soup will make you swoon. Serve as an appetite-awakening first course or for a lovely light lunch, accompanied by an assortment of rye crackers and a crisp green salad. Look for lebni, or kefir cheese, at a Middle Eastern market.
A takeoff on the popular potato pancake, these luscious latkes bring together various flavorful vegetables sweetened by the Spiced Apple Topping—see recipe, p. 47. You can make these ahead, refrigerate and reheat later.
This dish features a richly flavorful filling encased in flaky phyllo pastry and drizzled with a tangy-sweet dilled syrup. When working with phyllo, keep the delicate sheets covered to prevent them from drying. Place a sheet of wax paper on the counter, unroll the dough and cover it with a second sheet of wax paper. Work quickly with one leaf at a time, while keeping remaining dough covered with a damp cloth. Using water spritzer, spray cloth lightlydo not drench cloth or dough will become gummy, especially around edges. Always make phyllo filling before removing phyllo dough from package. If filling has been cooked, it should be cooled before mounding onto prepared layers to prevent sogginess.
Traditionally, these Jewish dumplings are stuffed with ground meat. Our version uses a veggie burger as the base for the filling.
This green bean-laced potato salad is hearty enough to serve as an entrée, but you could also pair it with grilled vegetarian sausages for a bigger meal. If you don't have white balsamic vinegar in your pantry, use any mild variety, such as white wine or rice vinegar.
This is a beautiful take-along side dish when made in and served out of a 1-quart canning jar. Eat these veggies with your fingers to satisfy a picnic craving for something salty and crunchy—without resorting to a bag of chips.
This filling entrée tastes like it’s been simmered for hours instead of just 20 minutes. To sweeten the slightly bitter sauce, stir in 1 Tbs. agave nectar with the mustard and use 11/2 cups beer and 1 cup water. Serve over rice or Mashed Potatoes with Chives.
This tangy bread is made with a petrin, a mixture of flour and yeast that is allowed to develop before the bread is made.
This recipe was a winner in our 2008 Restaurant Poll, and is a popular sandwich at Chicago Diner in Chicago, Illinois. We were impressed by its innovative use of beet and pickle juices to turn seitan into a tangy substitute for corned beef. Can't find beet juice? Purée a 15-ounce can of beets and use it for the marinade.