Creamy Vegan Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

Yields 4-6 servings 3 cups grape tomatoes, halved 1lb ounces penne grape seed or safflower oil 2 medium shallots, diced 8 large cloves of garlic, minced sea salt and black pepper 3-4 tablespoons of flour (or thickener of choice) 2 1/2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk 1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced thick 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) Vegan Parmesan (recipe below), as desired   Preheat oven to 400 … [Read more...]

Archbishop Demetrios’ Ten Suggestions for Lent

Archbishop Demetrios offered ten suggestions for each Orthodox Christian to strive for during the Lenten season, during his homily at the annual Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology Clean Monday Retreat, March 14, at the Holy Cross Chapel in Brookline, Mass. Below is an edited excerpt of these ten suggestions. Ten Suggestions for Lent By His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America Meditate on the History of Salvation Think of the Lenten period as a … [Read more...]

Vegan Black Bean Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/25333/vegan-black-bean-soup/ … [Read more...]

Lentil Soup

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/13978/lentil-soup/ … [Read more...]

Curried Pumpkin Apple Soup

Ingredients: 2 tbsp onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 large apple, chopped 2 tsp curry powder of choice 3 cups vegetable stock 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin 1 bay leaf honey and salt to taste Directions: Saute the celery, apple and onion with the curry powder until translucent. Add 1 cup of the stock and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Puree contents of pot with pumpkin until smooth, add bay leaf and rest of the stock. Bring to a simmer. Add salt and honey to achieve the balance … [Read more...]

Curry Cashew Butter Casserole

Ingredients: 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp Cashew butter (other nut butters will work but this is best) 1/2 cup rice milk or other alt. milk 2 Tbsp FRESH basil chopped 1-2 Tsp. Red curry paste (or more if you like it spicier) 1 15 oz can whole or diced tomatoes 1 large onion, chopped 1/2 tsp salt Additional yellow curry powder Any of the following: Broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, squash Directions Mix milk alternative and cashew butter together in bowl with curry … [Read more...]