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Vegetarian & vegan fare

  • Culinary SOS: BLD's fresh vegetable salad

    Culinary SOS: BLD's fresh vegetable salad

    Fresh corn, edamame, roasted bell peppers, green beans, avocado and cashews are paired with a slightly tangy dressing.

  • Recipe: Squash and bean stew with merkén

    Recipe: Squash and bean stew with merkén

    Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 8 to 10 Note: Merkén can be found at select cooking stores and gourmet markets, as well as online. 1 cup dry white beans 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove garlic, peeled and smashed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup diced zucchini, chopped into small cubes 1 cup...

  • Recipe: Tofu with kimchi (Dubu kimchi)

    Recipe: Tofu with kimchi (Dubu kimchi)

      Tofu with kimchi (Dubu kimchi) Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures of the finished dish...

  • Recipe: Semolina-filled puff pastry purses

    Recipe: Semolina-filled puff pastry purses

      Semolina-filled puff pastry purses Total time: 1 hour Servings: About 2 to 2½ dozen purses Note: Puff pastry sheet sizes vary by brand. A sheet measuring at least 9½ by 13 inches should yield 1 dozen purses. Do not overfill the purses or the filling will leak out. Pinch tops tightly to close....

  • Recipe: Goat cheese- and basil-stuffed filo parcels

    Recipe: Goat cheese- and basil-stuffed filo parcels

      Goat cheese and basil-stuffed filo parcels Total time: 40 minutes Servings: About 1½ dozen Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, we would like to know about it so we can showcase it on our food blog and occasionally in print. Upload pictures...

  • Culinary SOS: Upper West's roasted veggie burger

    Culinary SOS: Upper West's roasted veggie burger

      Dear SOS: Have you tried the roasted veggie burger at Upper West in Santa Monica? If you haven't, you must. It is hands down the best veggie burger on the planet. Would love to see if the Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen can come up with the recipe. Carly Irion Santa Monica carlyirion@gmail.com...

  • Recipe: White lotus dumplings

    Recipe: White lotus dumplings

      White lotus dumplings Total time: 1½ hours, plus chilling time Servings: Makes about 3 dozen dumplings Note: Snow pea leaves can be found at select Asian markets. Wheat starch (food grade) can generally be found at Asian markets and is available online. Adapted from a recipe by Jet Tila. Our...

  • Recipe: Vegan 'clam' chowder

    Recipe: Vegan 'clam' chowder

      Vegan 'clam' chowder Total time: 1 hour, 35 minutes, plus overnight soaking time for the cashews Servings: 12 Note: This recipe calls for a commercial stove-top smoker; a heavy-duty roasting pan with a rack and lid can be substituted. This recipe uses small hardwood hickory chips or shavings;...

  • Recipe: Carrot cake

    Recipe: Carrot cake

      Carrot cake Total time: 2 hours, plus cooling and chilling times Servings: 9 to 12 Note: Adapted from a recipe by pastry chef Kimberly Valdez of SW Steakhouse at Wynn in Las Vegas. This recipe requires the use of a scale. Glucose can generally be found at baking and cooking supply stores. Carrot...

  • Recipe: Grilled Russian kale with yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts

    Recipe: Grilled Russian kale with yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts

    Grilled Russian kale with yogurt dressing and toasted hazelnuts Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Adapted from Travis Lett of Gjelina. Lett suggests Russian kale from Coleman Farm or Flora Bella Farm. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try this or any other recipe from the L.A. Times Test...

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