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Vegan Fat-Free Celery Root Soup Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

celery root soup

This recipe is a long time coming. I first heard about it from my friend Jane last winter, but had trouble getting my hands on the correct root (I once bought fennel instead -- oops!). Jane's recipe uses olive oil, chicken broth and cream, which I substituted out for this recipe. It's surprisingly very filling and reminiscent of a potato soup or hearty chowder.

Recipe:Celery Root Soup

Description

Delicious, easy and surpisingly filling, celery root soup is reminiscent of a potato soup or hearty chowder. Celery roots are commonly available during the winter months, particularly around Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

Instructions

Line a large pot with water and add onion. Cook over medium high heat until onions are begining to be translucent, about 3 minutes. Add parnsips and celery and cook until celery turns bright green and starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in shallot and garlic and cook for another two minutes. Add all remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Let boil for 2-3 minutes, then reduce to low and simmer 45-60 minutes. Jane's recipe called for using an immersion blender, which you can do here, but I transfered my soup to the blender in batches, pulsing to prevent overly pureeing the soup and making it too thin. Garnish with celery leaves or sliced green onions and fresh black pepper.

A Vegan Taste of Boston

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Travel

vegan huevuos rancheros at red lentil dal boston

Vegan Huevos Rancheros at the Red Lentil in Boston, MA

This weekend I went up to Boston to see a few friends from law school and attend the Boston Veg Fest. The weather was perfect and the foliage was spectacular. The food I ate during my trip was also great and being the nice wife that I am, I carried Scott's favorite dish from Grasshopper all the way back to NYC. I'm sure my bus mates just loved me...

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vegan cupcakes

 

Boston Veg Fest
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The Family Supreme at Grasshopper in Boston, MA
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No Name at Grasshopper in Boston, MA (for Scott)

Vegan Fat-Free Whole Wheat Maple Cornmeal Biscuits Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

I love cornbread, but I also love biscuits. I brought them together for this recipe and my goodness -- what a perfect match! These biscuits are a little sweet too -- perfect for a sunny Sunday brunch. I like to smear a little Earth Balance over the tops of the biscuits when they're still warm. Not exactly fat-free but a nice treat every now and then. These biscuits are also great with vegetarian chili.

maple cornmeal biscuits

Recipe:Maple Cornmeal Biscuits

Description

Not your typical biscuit, but still totally awesome. Maple and cornmeal were meant for each other. These babies were also featured on Meatless Monday!

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease cookie sheet and set aside. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a food processor and run for about 10 seconds, ensuring even distribution. Add banana and allow to run until flour is pebble-like. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with non-dairy milk and maple, stirring until well combined. Use a spoon to drop 6 biscuits at least 2" apart. Bake about 7-8 minutes, until edges are just crisp and slightly brown.