Vegetarian Recipes

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Cardamom Ice Cream

I created this recipe for my friend Lorna Sass, award-winning cookbook author and serious jazz enthusiast. Since she is such of fan of cardamom, I wanted to offer her a special treat when I invited her over for dinner one night. In this recipe, the cardamom is mellowed by the addition of the bittersweet chocolate chips.

Caipirinha

The first time I had this sunny Brazilian drink, it was in the dead of winter vacationing in North Germany! Germans adore its slightly sweet and absolutely refreshing flavor, the perfect remembrance of their summer holidays abroad.

Almond Tea Cake

I’m a big cake fan, though I only indulge on special occasions! Serve this low-fat, protein-packed cake with Spiced Hot Cocoa in the winter or chilled mint ice tea in the spring! Looking for a light treat for mother’s day? Mom will grin when you tell her that this delicious cake is low-fat!

Mac and Cheese

An American classic that hits the waistline and hips pretty hard! My version softens the blow of cheese by mixing in non-fat cream cheese and parmesan.

Black Bean Soup

Three hours is usually enough time for soaking the beans but you can boil them in water if you are in a hurry. I read in Mexican cookbooks that they never soak their beans – do so at your own risk!

Pear Hazelnut Muffin

Pears are plentiful in the fall. If you happen to have a few bruised pears at the bottom of your fruit bowl, this is a great way to rescue them! If you don’t have hazelnuts, almonds work just as well. I store all my nuts in the freezer to keep them from becoming rancid.

Zucchini Bread/Cake

By the time August rolled around, Granny always had plenty of shiny, dark green zucchini in her garden, even after giving basketfuls away to neighbors and to her local church. A hunk of fresh zucchini bread resting on our counter next to Granny’s coffee pot that hooted like an owl as it brewed didn’t last long when neighbors came to call.

Buckwheat Blini

Blinis are little pancakes that are usually topped with caviar. My blinis are thinly like crepes and I like to serve them rolled with blueberry sauce or fresh chives and sour cream.