(Vegetable) Love is All Around

by on February 11, 2008
FavoriteLoadingAdd to Recipe Box

Vegetable Love 2008I asked for it, and I got it: 23 of the most delectably enticing dishes featuring vegetables. From asparagus to zucchini, these recipes prove that vegetables can be as romantic as chocolate truffles and champagne (though I’m not saying that your Valentine’s dinner can’t have all three!)

All the wonderful entries are listed below in the order in which they were sent to me. These bloggers have worked hard to come up with new, creative recipes, so please visit their blogs to see the amazing dishes they’ve created. Then, once you’ve checked them all out, I hope you’ll come back and vote for the one you would like to see win the contest. The one with the most votes will receive a copy of Nava Atlas’ new cookbook, Vegan Express, which is currently ranked #7 #6 on Amazon’s list of vegan cookbooks, even though it won’t be officially released until tomorrow.

But wait! Everyone who votes will be entered into a random drawing to win another copy of Vegan Express. See the end of this post for details.

Without further ado, our gorgeous entries:

Vegan Molten Chocolate Cakes
Vegan Molten Chocolate Cakes by Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Cheeze Frosting and Caramel Sauce
Raw Vegan Carrot Cake with Cashew Cheeze Frosting and Caramel Sauce by Lindsey at Day to Day Vegan

Cocoa Eggplants With Chestnut Hearts
Cocoa Eggplants With Chestnut Hearts by Valentina at Vegan Kitchen

Vietnamese Rolls
Vietnamese Rolls by Purplesque at Purplesque’s Vox

Lemony Leaves of Love
Lemony Leaves of Love by Alanna (who also entered last year) from A Veggie Venture

Hot Love Carrots
Hot Love Carrots by Wendy at Opera Buffo

Firey Red Pepper and Arugula Pesto Cannelloni
Firey Red Pepper and Arugula Pesto Cannelloni by Mel Bedggood at melbedggood.com

Spaghetti with Caramelized Veggies in Creamy Red Wine Sauce
Spaghetti with Caramelized Veggies in Creamy Red Wine Sauce by Anke at Vegan Bounty

Stir-Fried Okra with Peanuts and Coconut (Bhindi Masala)
Stir-Fried Okra with Peanuts and Coconut (Bhindi Masala) by Mansi Desai from Food and Fun

Asparagus with Walnut Dressing
Asparagus with Walnut Dressing by Lisa Feather at My Own Sweet Thyme

Beetroot Chocolate Torte
“I love veggies so much, I’m having them for dessert” Torte by Theresa at Tropical Vegan

Roasted Asparagus with Fruity Rocket Salad
Roasted Asparagus with Fruity Rocket Salad by Russ at Carrots!

Orange vegetable soup with black quinoa
Orange Vegetable Soup with Black Quinoa by Neta at vegan fun

Cauliflower Couscous with Basil Leaves and Avocado
Cauliflower Couscous with Basil Leaves and Avocado by Coppe at Something About Penguins

Veggie Chili Love
Veggie Chili Love by Gail at Cooking at the Pacific Outpost

valentine pizza
Rose and Chocolate Pizza by Sinead at Kitchen Dancing

You Float My Boat Cucumber Boats
You Float My Boat Cucumber Boats by Diann at Eat’n Veg’n

Roasted Beet & Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Roasted Beet & Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing by Rachel at Coconut & Lime

Sail Away
“Sail Away in a zucchini boat with me…. The best is yet to be!” by Jennifer at Vegesphere

Squash and Beet Dal Soup
Squash and Beet Dal Soup by Liz at Food Snobbery is my Hobbery

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Veggies with Orange Caramelized Tofu
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Veggies with Orange Caramelized Tofu by Mandy at Vegan Sweetie

Two of Hearts Pasta

Once you’ve visited all the sites and checked out all the entries, please return here to cast your vote in the poll below. While you’re at it, drop me a comment letting me know you’ve voted, and I’ll enter you into a random drawing for your own copy of Vegan Express!

The poll and the comments will close at 6 pm Central time tomorrow night (Feb. 12.) Please, one entry per person. Anonymous posters please include your initials or enough identifying information so that I can tell who the winner is.


Update: Winners have been posted! Thanks to everyone who entered or voted.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Everything looks so delicious that I’m glad that I’m not having to pick a winner!

Never Miss a Recipe!

You'll keep up to date with new recipes and old ones you might have forgotten when you subscribe to NewsBites, the new FatFree Vegan newsletter. It's free, so sign up today!



Leave a Comment

Thanks for visiting my site! All comments are read and appreciated, and if you have a question, I will try to respond within a couple days. Note: If you are leaving a comment for the first time, it will be held for moderation. Be patient and it will appear as soon as I have a chance to approve it.

Want to have your photo alongside your comment? Sign up for a Gravatar!

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Previous post:

Next post: