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Nava Atlas

Nava Atlas
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As a fine artist, Nava's work has been shown in galleries and museums around the United States. Many of her pieces also are part of many private and public collections.

Nava Atlas
Nava's Featured Recipe
Lentil and Feta Cheese Salad

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Nava Atlas is the author and illustrator of many books on vegetarian and vegan cooking.

 

She is the author of Vegan Express, Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet. Her most recent are Vegan Holiday Kitchen and Wild About Greens.

 

Nava has written scores of articles on healthful cooking with natural foods, which have appeared in Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Cooking Light, and numerous other publications.

 

In addition to cookbooks and articles, Nava also produces visual books on family themes, humor, and women's issues. These include The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life and Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife.

 

Nava is also a fine artist. Her work is shown and collected by museums and universities across the United States. Her home is in the Hudson Valley region of New York State, where she lives with her husband. Website: vegkitchen.com

 

Latest Recipes

White or Sweet Potato Oven Fries

A terrific way to enjoy low-fat fries, this is a great accompaniment for veggie burgers and soy hot dogs.

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Warm or Cold Tomato and White Bean Soup

Fresh herbal overtones lift the flavor of this instant soup. White beans make a creamy base for soups, dips, and sauces.

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Lentil and Feta Cheese Salad

There’s something appropriate about pairing feta cheese and lentils—perhaps it’s the mingling of the salty and peppery flavors.

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Cold Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

A lovely cold dish to be enjoyed in late summer, this is a great vehicle for the season’s ripe tomatoes. 

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Pasta and Cauliflower Curry

Pasta isn’t customarily seasoned with curry, but I’ve long enjoyed this combination.

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Gingered Coconut Rice

Simple yet gently assertive, serve this with bean dishes and vegetable curries.

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Lima Beans with Tomatoes and Dill

Lima beans are an essential ingredient in succotash, a Native American dish that has several interesting regional variations. Green baby ...

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Tofu and Sweet Potato Curry

This is as luscious-tasting as it is nourishing.

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Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Potatoes

This recipe gives potatoes a Greek-flavored spin. It’s delicious with Warm or Cold Tomato and White Bean Soup.

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Red Onion and Almond-Stuffed Winter Squash

An appetizing preparation, this will invigorate the winter-worn palate.

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Asian Mushroom Broth

This strong broth is a great flavor booster for Asian-style vegetable soups, and is also pleasing eaten on its own. Vary it by using any ...

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Simple Miso Broth

Miso is a nutritious, high-protein product fermented from soybeans and salt (or a combination of soybeans, grains, and salt). Available a...

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Basic Vegetable Stock

This is a basic stock that may be used in place of water in most any vegetable soup to give added depth of flavor. It’s also a good way t...

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Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Greens

Both nourishing and sublimely satisfying, this thick soup incorporates fall’s first sweet potatoes with seasonal greens. Red lentils, whi...

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Spaghetti Squash Stew with Turnips and Snow Peas

If it’s possible for squash to be considered a “fun” food, spaghetti squash certainly fits that description. Its noodle like strands cont...

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Long-Simmering Black Bean Soup

The American classic—robust and brimming with complex flavors. Perfect for rainy days spent indoors. Served with a muffin and simple sala...

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Buddha’s Delight Stew with Seitan, Green Vegetables, and Mushrooms

Inspired by a favorite vegetarian Chinese restaurant dish, this stew is enhanced with protein packed seitan. Made from cooked wheat glute...

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Mock Chicken Noodle Soup

This simple, soothing soup recalls a comfort soup from my childhood. It proves that winter soups need not always be thick to provide a se...

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Taco Soup

The presentation of this easy, offbeat soup is fun and dramatic.

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Puree of Spring Greens

For some years, my family has belonged to a community-supported farm. In late spring, there is a plethora of greens of all kinds—Asian gr...

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Southeast Asian-Style Vegetable Stew

A one-dish meal, spiced with chili peppers and served over noodles.

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Tomato-Mango Coconut Cooler

Think of this no-cook soup as a Thai-flavored gazpacho. It’s best with really lush summer tomatoes. Serve with a cold noodle dish for a q...

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Whole Wheat Vegetable Muffins

Tiny bits of fresh vegetables give these muffins a fascinating flavor and texture. These are particularly good with pureed soups, as well...

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Cheese and Herb Corn Muffins

Moist and flavorful, these muffins pair nicely with bean soups. Try them with Long-Simmering Black Bean Soup

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Oat-Walnut Muffins

Tender and just slightly sweet, these are good teamed with spicy or chunky soups and stews.

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Currant Griddle Scones

If you’d like an accompaniment to summer fruit soups but don’t want to turn on the oven, these slightly sweet scones are just the thing t...

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Chapatis

These simple, traditional Indian flatbreads are wonderful served with any of the curried soup and stew recipes in these pages.

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Nearly Instant Thai Coconut Corn Soup

When I first came up with this soup, I was looking to make something speedy to serve with a main dish salad. And speedy it is, taking onl...

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Seitan and Polenta Skillet with Fresh Greens

Caravan of Dreams is one of the restaurants where my family likes to eat when we’re in New York City. It’s a funky, comfortable place in ...

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Barbecue-Flavored Roasted Tempeh and Vegetables

If you’re looking for an undemanding tempeh dish that makes a large quantity, here’s a good choice.

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Quinoa with Corn and Scallions

What’s not to love about quinoa? It’s a powerhouse of nutrients, it cooks in fifteen minutes, and its pleasantly offbeat flavor is most a...

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Bulgur with Lentils, Parsley, and Raisins

This is inspired by mujaddarah, a traditional Middle Eastern dish that is sometimes made with rice, and sometimes with cracked wheat. The...

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Big Quesadillas with Refried Beans, Spinach, and Avocado

Big quesadillas make a filling one-dish meal that is easily completed with a salad on the side. 

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Pineapple Salsa

Easy to make and deliciously different, this lively salsa can be served with tortillas as an accompaniment or appetizer for a Southwester...

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Gado Gado

I’ll always have a pleasant association with this classic Indonesian salad platter, as it was the first meal I had on my first trip to Pa...

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Coconut-Peanut Sauce or Salad Dressing

This luscious mixture is as welcome on raw salads as it is over cooked noodle, grain, or vegetable dishes.

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Grated Daikon and Carrot Salad

The word daikon actually comes from two Japanese words, dai (large) and kon (root). And that’s just what it is. Daikon radish, a large wh...

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Our Favorite Chocolate Cake

This recipe is one of those that has been passed around from person to person, its origin unknown. I’ve tinkered with it, replacing marga...

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Basic Yogurt Pancakes

This recipe is wonderful as is, or it can be used as a starting point for variations. Buttermilk is the traditional base for pancakes, bu...

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Quick Fresh Fruit Sauces for Yogurt, Pancakes, and Waffles

These nifty combinations of finely diced fruit and all-fruit preserves create nearly instant sauces. Each combination makes enough for fo...

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Classic Crunchy Granola

To my mind, store-bought granola is a pale imitation of the homemade version. This and the following granola recipes take minutes to mix,...

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Cinnamon Apple or Pear Smoothie

Here’s a blended drink for fall or winter. It’s a delightful change-of-pace fruit beverage to make when summer fruit is out of season.

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Cheesy Sweet and White Potato Soup

This soothing soup is made easy by microwaving the potatoes ahead of time. 

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Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Everything about this soup says fall harvest—from its warm golden color to its slightly sweet, fresh flavor. Once the squash is baked, th...

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Expandable Potato Salad

Here’s an essential potato salad recipe that’s a great addition to many types of meals—including picnics. The basic recipe will appeal to...

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Gingery Japanese Noodles with Mushrooms and Snow Peas

This noodle dish is served Japanese-style in a small portion of broth. Different varieties of soba noodles are available in natural foods...

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Veggie Pot Pie

Using a prepared whole-grain crust makes it easy to enjoy this comforting classic. A one-wedge serving of this wonderful pie may not sati...

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Scalloped Cauliflower or Broccoli

Here’s a nice way to introduce kids to a gently embellished vegetable dish. My sons enjoy cauliflower and broccoli any way they’re served...

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Leeks, Peas, and Walnuts

Simple mashed sweet potatoes are a nourishing side dish in their own right and a nice alternative to mashed white potatoes. For older kid...

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