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Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson
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Says Robin: “More and more people are choosing vegan cooking for reasons of health, environment, and compassion….My goal is to create fabulous vegan recipes that can please any palate and help you discover how easy and delicious it is to 'go veg.' "

Robin Robertson
Robin's Featured Recipe
Penne Primavera with Avocado Cashew Cream

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Robin Robertson has been a restaurant chef, caterer, cooking teacher, food writer and columnist, and cookbook author. 

 

Her interests lie primarily with vegan cooking, although she also writes extensively about vegetarian cooking, too. She is the author of nine cookbooks, including One-Dish Vegetarian Meals, Fresh From the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, 1,000 Vegan Recipes, Vegan Planet, Vegan Fire and Spice, Carb Conscious Vegetarian, Quick-Fix Vegetarian, The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook, and the forthcoming Vegan on the Cheap.

 

She writes "The Global Vegan" column for VegNews Magazine and was a contributing editor and columnist for Vegetarian Times. Robin has also written for Cooking Light, Natural Health, Better Nutrition, Health, Restaurant Business, and other magazines.

Robin lives in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with her husband Jon and their cat Gary -- and Gary's cat Mitzi. Her website is http://www.globalvegankitchen.com/

Latest Recipes

Vegetarian Country-Style Pate

I like the hearty flavor of this country-style pt made with eggplant, lentils, walnuts, and tofu. The flavor improves if you make it ah...

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Breakfast Bread Pudding

Bits of apple and soy sausage dot this casserole, which can be assembled in advance and put in the cooker just before going to bed. Becau...

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Penne Primavera with Avocado Cashew Cream

This Penne Primavera with Avocado Cashew Cream is a vegan pasta recipe that's bursting with the flavors of spring. Creamy avocado, sweet cashews, and fresh vegetables take this penne pasta recipe to the next level - it takes a bit of prep time but is well worth the work. The pasta sauce is so creamy, you'll never know it's vegan (and your kids won't be able to tell they're getting an extra serving of vegetables!) Pasta primavera makes for a fresh and filling meal - you can't miss with this flavorful dish.

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Vietnamese Noodles with Tempeh and Peanuts

The hottest Vietnamese dishes will be found in the South, where cooks make more liberal use of chiles than their Northern counterparts.

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Red Hot Chile Tofu

Hot chile paste is available in Asian markets and well-stocked supermarkets. Add more or less according to your heat tolerance. The tomat...

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Papaya Salad

Green papaya salad is refreshing and loaded with flavor. It can be served as a side salad or topped with tofu for a light main course. Om...

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Chilled Avocado Soup

Lime juice enhances the flavor of the avocado and ensures that the soup will hold its green color for up to two hours.

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Black-Bottom Peanut Butter Freezer Pie

This richly decadent peanut butter pie is quick and easy to make, but looks and tastes like it took all day to prepare. To make this pie ...

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Indonesian Gado-Gado

Gado-Gado is an Indonesian main-dish salad composed of raw and cooked vegetables tossed with a spicy peanut sauce. The flavor improves wi...

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Caponata

This sweet-and-sour eggplant mélange has its roots in Southern Italy. It can be enjoyed as a side dish or as part of an antipasto platter...

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Asian Spring Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Spring roll wrappers, made of fragile rice paper, are brittle when you buy them, but soften easily when soaked in water. They are availab...

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Ginger-Spiced Walnuts

I like to keep these on hand to serve during the holidays. They also make nice gifts when put in jars and decorated with ribbon. Crystall...

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Harissa Sauce

This spicy condiment can also be used to spice up soups, as well as stews and grilled vegetables. Mild chiles, such as ancho, may be used...

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Slow Pho

Slow-cooking is a great way to develop the deep, rich flavor of pho, the Vietnamese noodle soup. Traditionally made with beef, this versi...

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Perfect Hominy-White Bean Chili

Hominy—dried corn kernels from which the germ and the hull have been removed—has a natural affinity for chili spices. Canned hominy has b...

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Vindaloo Vegetables

If you’re looking for a way to liven up a vegetable stew, then preparing it vindaloo style may be for you. Redolent of Indian spices that...

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Tempeh Etouffee

The word étouffée means “smothered”—an ideal task for the slow cooker. In this version, tempeh gets smothered by the usual vegetable trin...

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Maple Baked Beans

With a slow cooker, you can recreate the old-fashioned goodness of baked beans when they were simmered for hours in a ceramic bean pot no...

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Tempeh Choucroute Garnie

Tempeh and vegetarian sausage links are used to garnish the sauerkraut in this robust dish redolent of caraway and juniper berries. Dried...

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Seitan from Scratch

Seitan (wheat-meat) is best when left to gently simmer for several hours and, once again, the slow cooker comes to the rescue. For a firm...

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Mac and Cheese Florentine

This yummy comfort-food casserole is so rich and flavorful, it’s hard to believe it’s good for you. The creamy sauce is made with puréed ...

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Bell Peppers Stuffed with Israeli Couscous and Lentils

Israeli couscous, larger than regular couscous, combines well with lentils as the stuffing for bell peppers. The stuffing is also delicio...

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Rice and Raisin-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Plump raisins, apple juice, and a bit of sugar and spice lend a sweetness to these flavorful cabbage bundles made with nutritious and nut...

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Layered Pesto Potatoes with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Pesto and sun-dried tomatoes join forces with buttery Yukon Gold potatoes for a dish that can be enjoyed as an entrée or a side.

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Homestyle Applesauce

I like to make this almost as much for the fragrance it gives off while it cooks as for its delicious end results. I prefer a less sweet ...

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Ginger-Peach Spiked Tea

This fragrant and flavorful hot drink will keep at a good serving temperature for several hours. To serve it “unspiked,” simply omit the ...

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Vegetable Stock

Use this basic stock as a guideline. Feel free to add other vegetables or seasonings according to personal preference, although it is bes...

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Noodle Soup in Shiitake-Ginger Broth

Linguine noodles and shiitake mushrooms swim in a broth flavored with ginger and a hint of sesame oil in this Asian-flavored soup. Once t...

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Black Bean and Avocado Rice Salad

A basket of warm cornbread would make a good accompaniment for this south-of-the-border salad. Choose long-grain white rice for a strikin...

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Mediterranean Rice Salad with Roasted Red Peppers

Garlic, fresh herbs, and roasted red peppers imbue this salad with full-bodied Mediterranean flavors. Use roasted red peppers packed in o...

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Ratatouille Radiatore

The flavors of ratatouille, the classic French mélange, are well suited to pair with pasta. This salad is delicious served at room temper...

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Quinoa Tabbouleh

This classic Middle Eastern salad is normally made with bulgur, tomato, and loads of chopped parsley and mint. Here it is given a new twi...

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Pesto Lasagne Bandiera

Bandiera means "flag," and this lasagne is so named because its components are red, white, and green--the colors of the Italian flag. If ...

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Cavatelli with Spicy Veggie Sausage and Tomatoes

There are a variety of vegetarian sausages on the market; however, most are not very spicy and need a little encouragement from your spic...

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Spicy Tofu and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Bright green broccoli florets spiced with a garlicky ginger sauce provide a striking contrast to tofu and snowy white rice.

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Hoisin-Glazed Tofu Over Rice

Hoisin sauce, a flavorful Chinese condiment similar to barbecue sauce, adds an exotic sweet spiciness to any stir-fry. It can be found in...

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Orange Glazed Tofu Strips Over Rice

Additional orange juice can be substituted for the Grand Marnier in this tasty sauce. I recommend flavorful brown Texmati or Louisiana pe...

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Cumin-Spiced Red Beans and Rice

Cumin, cilantro, and jalapeños add a decidedly Southwestern accent to this Southern favorite. For a variation, add a can of diced tomatoe...

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Indian-Spiced Vegetables Over Basmati Rice

Chickpeas and rice, a favorite Indian combination, are feaured in this spicy mélange, which also includes cabbage and carrots. Other vege...

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