This is an easy, throw-together recipe for a busy weeknight. Clean out your freezer and your fridge and make a delicious meal out of it all! We call it “California” fried rice because of the edamame, but you could substitute corn or peppers as you see fit. [Read more…]
Poaching pears is a quick way to change up the preparation of a bumper crop harvest! Top these sweet and tarty treats with a creamy cashew cream and a mix of seasonal berries for a light dessert that can be prepared ahead of time.
Delicious warm, at room temperature or even chilled, try this dish at your next dinner party. [Read more…]
In the weeks leading up to the spring equinox—March 20th this year—you can already see many signs of spring. It is a time of new life and upward growth that follows the more dormant time of winter, when many living things are taking a rest and restoring for the active months ahead.
By March 1st in Central Texas, there are signs of new growth all around you—buds, sprouts, leaves, and all things green. Redbud trees, bluebonnets, and Texas mountain laurels are blooming, ash and elm trees are leafing out, cardinals, wrens, and chickadees are singing, and bright, fresh, green grass is sprouting to replace the brown grass beneath it. [Read more…]
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad is light enough to be called a salad, but is quite a hearty meal with the addition of quinoa and added chickpeas.
Tabbouleh is a traditional Arabian salad featuring lots of finely chopped parsley and mint as it’s main ingredient. Although parsley can have a reputation of being only a garnish, this dish takes it off the sidelines and features it in signature way.
Classic fried rice is a takeout treat! This version features the nutty flavor of protein packed tempeh.
Shredded cabbage adds a great texture and an added nutritional punch. [Read more…]
It’s February and cold weather calls for warm soup!
Even though Natural Epicurean is located in Austin, Texas and we are experiencing an unseasonably mild winter, there are the occasional days that chill to the bone! Our readers in colder parts of the country and around the world will surely enjoy a savory soup to help thaw out the winter blues.
With Fall in full swing, it’s time to start making use of those Fall veggies. This simple dish of roasted butternut squash and kale is combined with seasonal ingredients like cranberry. We even top it off with a homemade, dairy-free parmesan, made from a combination of almonds, pecans, and nutritional yeast. Enjoy! [Read more…]