Dessert

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Everything about it just seems so cozy: oversized sweaters, steamy mugs of hot cider, scarecrows and falling leaves. It’s the comfort food of seasons. Not to mention the actual comfort foods of Fall: roasted veggies, juicy apples, and—of course—pumpkin!

Grilled Watermelon

Grilled Watermelon

Grilled watermelon has a smoky quality and an intensified sweetness, all at the same time. A perfect melding of summer’s flavors, the result is truly splendid. This grilled watermelon recipe is easy to prepare and lends its slightly exotic flavor to a variety of different dishes.

Orange Dream

Orange Dream

Whip up this frothy cooler in minutes — it tastes like an old-fashioned Creamsicle. For best results, start with ice-cold soy milk and use freshly squeezed orange juice. Creamy, custard-like silken tofu adds extra body. For additional calcium, use calcium-fortified orange juice.

Poached Pears

Poached Pears

Poaching involves gently simmering ingredients in water or a flavorful liquid such as broth, vinegar or juice until they’re cooked through and tender. In this recipe, pears are simmered in orange and apple juice. The pears retain their shape, making this an elegant complement to any meal.