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Nava Atlas

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Nava AtlasNava Atlas is the author of many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks and the founder of VegKitchen, a leading resource for all things plant-based. Nava is also visual artist whose work deals with women’s issues, social justice and animal advocacy. Her work has been shown in numerous museum, university and gallery exhibits. Learn more at Nava Atlas Art and Literary Ladies Guide. Nava lives and works in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Moroccan-Flavored Tofu with Apricots, Olives and Almonds

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Moroccan-Flavored Tofu with Apricots, Olives and Almonds

Bursting with an offbeat combination of flavors, this dish is inspired by a classic Moroccan recipe. It most resembles the classic tagine, a stew-like dish with salty, sweet and tart flavors. Most of the traditional ingredients remain in this veganized recipe; the baked tofu stands in for the chicken customarily used in this dish. Don’t

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Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Seven-Vegetable Couscous

Seven is a lucky number in Jewish tradition, so a soup or stew featuring seven vegetables is a Rosh Hashanah favorite among Sephardic Jews. With Moroccan origins, this bountiful, colorful tribute to the harvest is perfect for the holiday table, but you can enjoy it any time. What has been Americanized is preparing the couscous

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Sizzling Tofu or Tempeh Fajitas

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Sizzling Tofu or Tempeh Fajitas

Meals with a do-it-yourself component are always appealing, both for the cook and those at the table. This festive meal makes very little work for the cook, and everyone can tailor their fajitas to their own tastes. For a bigger meal, serve with a simple side of brown rice or quinoa. A platter of sliced

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Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Passover Carrot-Apple Pudding

This sweet side dish of spiced carrots and apples brightens the Passover dinner plate. Baked until crusty, it’s also yummy enough to be an everyday dessert with a dollop of coconut yogurt. Photo by Evan Atlas.

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Vegan Cholent

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Vegan <em>Cholent</em>

Cholent is a Jewish classic that can be considered an early predecessor to slow-cooker recipes. In its original form, it’s put in the oven before Shabbat and cooked at a very low temperature for about 12 hours so that it can be eaten for the Sabbath midday or late afternoon meal. It’s one of the

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Mujaddarah

Recipe by Nava Atlas

<em>Mujaddarah</em>

Mujaddarah is often made with cracked wheat (bulgur), and sometimes with rice. Either way, the grain is combined with high-protein lentils and lots of onions browned by olive oil. This simple and delicious preparation is beloved dish in Israeli as well as other Middle Eastern cuisines.

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