Vegetarian Ribollita Stew

Robin first introduced me to this delicious, thick winter soup, served with a thick slice of country bread. The actual prep time is short. I chopped the vegetables quickly, by hand. But the recipe calls for cooked white pinto beans, and if you start with dried beans, you’ll need to soak them overnight first. Or […]


Creamy Parsnip Soup

creamy parsnip soup

Thanks to reader Rivki Locker for contributing today’s recipe. Rivki writes: I pride myself on my healthy eating habits. I eat loads of fresh seasonal produce, and build almost every meal around vegetables. I’m a good role model for my kids, setting an example of balanced and nutritious eating. I serve a wide range of […]


Spinach Lasagne with White Sauce

Wednesday is recipe day at Cooking Manager. Thanks to Dena Wimpfheimer for contributing this tasty-looking recipe for vegetarian lasagna. It contains no tomato sauce. Dena writes: “This recipe was given to me by one of my mother’s best friends, Esther Turkel, from New York. She used to make this on Chol Hamoed Sukkot every year […]


Hearty Winter Pea Soup

Yellow vegetarian split pea soup.

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. I love to have a rich soup in the house, especially in the winter. The main reason is laziness. You don’t have to stand over soup, and a little over-cooking doesn’t hurt. Add some wholesome bread, home-made or store-bought, and a salad, and you have dinner in a […]


To Tofu or Not to Tofu: Tasty Substitutes for Dairy or Meat


Please welcome Leah Gabrielle Goodman for today’s guest post. When you talk about vegetarianism to many people, they imagine eating salad and tofu. Perhaps they’ve seen a tofurkey or two in their day, but they don’t realize how many non-meat options can can be substituted in recipes. Meat Substitutes Zucchini as Liver? Much of the […]


Should Vegetarians Warn Dinner Hosts in Advance?

vegetarian meal with peas, rice, carrots and zucchini

Chaya left this comment on my post When Hosting, How Much is Too Much?: I am a vegetarian and often face a dilemma when I am invited out.  I don’t like to tell my host that I am vegetarian so as not to make them feel that they need to make something especially for me […]


Pomegranate-Quince Relish

yellow quinces

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. This recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, the Well-Filled Microwave Cookbook. This could be something special for your Thanksgiving table, or an unusual holiday gift. This is a flavor combination you don’t often see, and using the microwave means your pot won’t scorch. Ingredients: 2 large  […]


Vegetarian Nut Loaf

walnut for vegetarian nut loaf

An easy vegetarian recipe. You could make it in the microwave, but you would need to soften the onions first for about five minutes on high before adding the other incredients. You could make it gluten free by substituting rice flour for the crumbs. Contributed by reader Aviva Hadas. Vegetarian Nut Loaf Instructions: 1 cup […]


Quinoa Tabbouleh

quinoa for tabboule

Wednesday is Recipe Day at Cooking Manager. Thanks to reader Yosefa, who passed on this delicious recipe. Quinoa Tabulah By Amy Peterson Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 2 medium tomatoes chopped 6 green onions chopped 1 medium cucumber chopped 1 small green bell pepper chopped 1 cup chopped parsley Instructions: Rinse quinoa and […]


Summer Ratatouille with Eggplant and Zucchini


In the summer, you don’t just want something light to eat. You want it to cook before your kitchen gets all heated up. Ratatouille cooks in 20-30 minutes on top of the stove, and it’s easy to make in the microwave too. (The vegetable pictured are raw.) The other day I made this recipe from […]