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Mollie Katzen

Mollie Katzen
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Well known for her whimsical cookbook illustrations, Mollie is also an accomplished landscape, still life, and figurative drawing artist.

Mollie Katzen
Mollie's Featured Recipe
Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

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Widely credited with bringing healthy plant-based cooking into the mainstream, Mollie Katzen first gained acclaim as the author and illustrator of the groundbreaking classic, Moosewood Cookbook, which was named to the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2007. With more than six million books in print, Mollie is listed by the New York Times as one of the best-selling cookbook authors of all time, and has been named by Health Magazine as one of "The Five Women Who Changed the Way We Eat."

 

Her other popular books include The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, Mollie Katzen’s Sunlight Café, Mollie Katzen’s Vegetable Heaven, and an award award-winning children's cookbook trilogy, Pretend Soup,Honest Pretzels, and Salad People. In 2006, she collaborated with Walter Willett, MD of Harvard, to write Eat, Drink, & Weigh Less.

 

Since 2003, Mollie has been a consultant to the Harvard University Dining Services, and co-creator of their new Food Literacy Project. She is also a culinary advisor to the University of California at Berkeley, a nationally syndicated columnist through the Chicago Tribune, and a contributing editor for Shape Magazine.

 

Mollie is also an accomplished artist and you can view her work at  www.molliekatzen.com. She lives in Berkeley, California. Follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MollieKatzen

Latest Recipes

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Stew

Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Stew may sound like an indulgent and labor-intensive meal to prepare, but it is actually impossibly easy to make. This flavorful and easy stew recipe will transform your weeknight meal routine into an exotic feast for the senses. The most labor-intensive step of making this stew is chopping two onions. Other than that, the oven does most of the work roasting the vegetables so that you can enjoy a stress-free meal in very little time. Your entire family will love this Moroccan stew recipe that features onions, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and chickpeas.

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Sesame-Braised Cabbage with Leeks

This Sesame-Braised Cabbage with Leeks makes for a great side dish on your diner table. With only a few ingredients, cabbage and leeks are transformed into a flavorful dish that's full of nutrients. The hint of sesame makes this a perfect vegetable side dish to accompany any Asian-inspired meal, but it's also a great way to jazz things up with a simple chicken dinner, as well. It could even be the main course for vegetarian meals - add a little browned tofu or tempeh for some protein!

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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

There's nothing quite as warm and comforting as a bowl of beef stew. This Old-Fashioned Beef Stew recipe will take you back to a simpler time - full of hearty vegetables and tender beef, this is the stew you'll remember from your childhood. You can throw this easy beef stew recipe together and let it cook while you're working around the house, making it the perfect weeknight dinner idea!

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North African Red Lentil Soup

If you're looking for a twist on the typical vegetable soup recipe, this North African Red Lentil Soup is an ethnic dish that packs a flavorful punch. It's vegan, vegetarian, and did we mention it's delicious? Cumin and garlic lend their flavor to the onions and carrots to make a hot, savory broth. Lentils are a great source of protein and soup recipes are an easy solution to the problem of what to make for dinner - just throw the ingredients in a pot and you're good to go.

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Basic Browned Tempeh

What is tempeh, you ask? It's a high-protein food similar to tofu that's a staple for many vegan and vegetarian recipes, but it can be hard to know how to cook it if you've never tried it before. This Basic Browned Tempeh recipe will show you a delicious way to cook tempeh properly every time! You can substitute it for meat in many situations, but there are also many delicious tempeh recipes out there that are perfect for vegans and vegetarians. The texture and flavor of this tempeh are great for a wide variety of vegetarian meals.

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Portobello Pizzas

Everyone loves pizza, but if you're trying to eat healthier or have dietary restrictions it's not a food you can usually eat. These Portobello Pizzas are the perfect solution! By using a portobello mushroom instead of a crust, you'll have a healthy pizza that tastes great, too. These stuffed mushrooms are filled with all the ingredients you'd find in pizza, but they're much healthier and also gluten-free. It's not every day that you find low-carb recipes that are also a treat to eat!

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Braised Brussels Sprouts in Mustard Sauce

Through this dish, I’ve discovered that many people who think they don’t like Brussels sprouts turn out to be wrong. The trick is to slic...

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Wilted Spinach Salad with Hazelnuts, Goat Cheese, and Golden Raisins

Wilting fresh spinach leaves just slightly is a really nice alternative to serving them utterly raw. Here, the wilting is done by dressin...

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Gingery Gingerbread

Fresh ginger makes this a more deeply flavored gingerbread than the kind you might have grown up eating. It’s easy enough to grate the gi...

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My Family’s Favorite Hot Chocolate

There are some days—and some moods—when hot chocolate is just simply the answer. And there might not even have been a question! This rec...

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Scrambled Tofu

I’ve discovered the secret to making soft, puffy scrambled tofu that comes out every bit as tender as real scrambled eggs: silken tofu. ...

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Pineapple Salsa

Here’s a salsa so good you might just want to eat it plain, with a spoon. It also is a refreshing accompaniment to just about any savory...

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Tomato Jam

You can make this jam with tomatoes of any color or degree of ripeness. Ripe tomatoes will give you a sweeter jam; hard ones will produce...

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Caramelized Onion and Lemon Marmalade

Serve this delicious sweet-sour marmalade with any savory dish or with toast and cheese. It also goes well with scrambled eggs or tofu.

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Smoky Tomato Salsa

Chipotle chiles (smoked jalapeños–very hot!) are the perfect partner for sweet, ripe tomatoes in this spunky salsa.

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Fennel with Almonds, Grapes, Olives, Dried Figs & Cheese

A perfect summer lunch – or a palate-cleansing course before or after dinner.

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All-Purpose Mushrooms

Sautéed mushrooms fit perfectly in may contexts, and here is the recipe. Use these mushrooms for omelets or as a topping for any grilled ...

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Roasted Red Peppers with Garlic & Lime

Serve this as a topping for crostini (superb on top of goat cheese!) or fresh bread – or as a relish on top of grilled tofu, chicken, or ...

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Oven Ratatouille

In this (my favorite) version, everything gets roasted at a high temperature and then combined in the end. The flavors become very deep.

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Miniature Potato Dumplings with Sage and Chives

Crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside, these intensely flavored little mouthfuls are hard to stop eating. They make a magnificent ...

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Sesame Carrots on a Bed of Soft Cabbage

Here is a tasty two-layered vegetable dish that seems to appeal to people of all ages. Use the smallest baby carrots you can find. (If t...

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Sugar Snap Peas with a Single Herb

Sugar snaps—those chubby edible-pod peas—are so good raw or lightly cooked; I don It like to gussy them up too much. In this recipe, all...

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Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Mustard Sauce

In their prime, Brussels sprouts are incredibly buttery, sweet, and tender —high on my list of favorite vegetables. However; they really...

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Summer Fruit Salsa

According to recent surveys, salsas are so popular; they actually outsell ketchup in many supermarkets across the United States. Common ...

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Tofu “Egg” Salad

Surprisingly similar to the real thing! Serve this as you would regular egg salad—in a sandwich (on whole-grain bread or in a whole-wheat...

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Portobello Pizzas

Portobello mushroom caps are ideal containers for vegetables and cheese. These fit perfectly onto toasted English muffins, and can thus b...

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Taboo-less Tabouleh

Here’s a greened-up version if the classic bulgur wheat salad, making it more herb-and vegetable-centric. The best tool for making this d...

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Baked Vanilla-Cinnamon-Coated Nuts

A sweet egg coating baked onto nuts practically makes them into cookies. This is a heavenly portable snack, and it’s also great for enter...

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

A really good alternative to that ever-popular staple, this is the cleanest version around! It keeps for a week or more, if stored in a t...

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Easy Three-Bean Chili

This makes a lot! Refrigerate or freeze any extra in a tightly covered container. (Freezing it in individual serving-size containers can ...

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Mushroom-Barley Burgers

Here is a delicious departure from other vegetable burgers. Cook the barley well ahead of time. One cup of raw barley should yield 3 cups...

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Vegetable Almond Fried Rice

If you set up everything ahead of time, with all your ingredients by the stove and ready, this stir-fry will go really quickly. Just heat...

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Braised Greens with Walnuts and Sour Cherries

Tart fruit is a welcome surprise in savory dishes-especially this one, where the nicely pungent accent from the toasted walnuts rounds it...

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Spaghetti Squash

For a mild and very satisfying high-volume dish, spaghetti squash is a terrific choice. Spaghetti squash looks like a plain, large, yello...

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Bulgur-Pine Nut Pilaf

Sautéing the uncooked bulgur and pine nuts in oil before adding the water gives this dish a deeper, toastier flavor.

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Millet and Quinoa with Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Crunchy, nutty, toasty ... and easy! It’s always nice to have a good use for these humble, highly nutritious grains. The purpose of all t...

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