Here's a quick vegetarian version of the Brazilian national dish known as feijoada. This stew entices the eye with the colorful contrast of black beans and sweet potatoes and pleases the palate with nourishing ingredients.
"The silky texture and rich flavor of Amy's Organic Refried Beans with Green Chiles make a great base for many dishes, including a burrito filling or bean dip," says Nava Atlas, author of Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
This home-cooked meal probably contains less fat and fewer calories than most carry-outs, and preparing it takes no longer than a pick-up trip to a restaurant. Adapted from Rachael Rays 30-Minute Meals Veggie Meals.
Jason Johnstone-Yellin created this vegan version of potato pancakes after his Jewish wife kept saying "they're not as good as my mom's." Now he's working on a vegan cookbook: Cooking with Tamara's Husband.