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Cook for Good Recipes

Enjoy these scrumptious, free recipes. All Cook for Good recipes are thrifty, healthy, and plant-powered. Use the search feature to find recipes that are also gluten free, quick (20 minutes or less of active time), or seasonal.

For many more recipes, check out my books: Wildly Affordable Organic (vegetarian) and Fifty Weeks of Green (vegan).

Friday
Apr032015

Kale with Carrots

Carrots add color and sweetness to kale in this nutritional powerhouse. It's fast enough for a week night and pretty enough for an Easter buffet.

Kale with carrots 83 cents a serving organic from Cook for Good

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Monday
Jan192015

Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Jam and Chocolate

These quick, high-protein cookies combine three of my favorite flavors: shortbread, raspberry, and chocolate.  Because they are wheat free, dairy free, and egg free, they avoid many allergy and dietary issues.  Their fat, protein, and fiber content makes them filling, so three cookies with a cup of hot tea can make a good mid-day snack. Balance your day by serving these cookies when you are having relatively low-fat plant-based meals.

Almond Thumbprint Cookies are vegan, gluten free, and quick.

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Friday
Jan092015

Green Gumbo with Mushrooms (meatless Gumbo Z'Herbes)

Stumped about what to do with all the greens in your CSA box or refrigerator this time of year? Not sure how to use those gorgeous carrot greens, daikon tops, or beet greens? Make this quick green gumbo from just about anything you have. Mushrooms add rich flavor to this vegan, heart-healthy vegetable stew. 

Green Gumbo with Mushrooms (meatless Gumbo Z'Herbes uses carrot tops and radish tops and other winter greens for a lucky vegan meal)

Using an odd number of greens is supposed to bring luck, but this dish is so healthy and tasty you'll feel lucky no matter how many greens you use. Try a mix of collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, ...

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Tuesday
Dec302014

One-Pot New Year's Day Feast for Two - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Create your own good fortune for the New Year's by cooking collards, a sweet potato, and black-eyed peas all in one pot. Black-eyed peas surround a halved sweet potato at the bottom of a pot. After awhile, collards join in, kept above the bubbling in a steamer. See the recipe and tips below for this lucky vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat feast. Because it takes only 30 minutes of active time, it's perfect for a week-night dinner too.

One-Pot New Year's Day Feast for Two - Vegan and Gluten-Free - with black-eyed peas, collards, and a sweet potato

Why lucky? Here in the South, we know that eating lots of greens on New Year's Day will bring us more folding money and eating black-eyed peas will mean more ...

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Tuesday
Dec162014

Sneaky Wheat Vegan Cinnamon Rolls - Tall or Potluck Sized

These cinnamon rolls are what holiday baking is all about: a rare treat that lets you play in the kitchen and create something that shows your love. This recipe takes more time and effort than any of my recipes, but it is still probably easier than clawing your way to a Cinnabon at the mall. I like to make one pan for my family and one to give away, but you can also bake all the tall rolls in one big casserole dish. My book club gave good reviews to the "potluck" sized cinnamon rolls made by cutting the rolls half as high.

Like my Good Whisk Bread, this recipe adds wheat germ to a mix of all-purpose and white whole wheat flour. You'll get the nutrition of whole wheat flour without "healthy" taste that makes some kids recoil and some relatives snort. Walnuts add crunch and raisins add sweetness and texture with a minimal amount of sugar.

Tall Sneaky Wheat Vegan Cinnamon Rolls from Cook for Good

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