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Nava Atlas

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About the Author

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.

Sabbath Cabbage Salad Inspired by Rebbetzin Mushy

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Sabbath Cabbage Salad Inspired by Rebbetzin Mushy

The weekly menu for Jewish Iceland’s Sabbath dinner varies a bit, but there’s usually a cabbage salad. Rebbetzin Mushky Feldman varies it each week. This is a recreation of one I especially enjoyed during my visit. The addition of ramen noodles is offbeat and makes it extra appealing!

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Vegan Carrot Lox

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Vegan Carrot Lox

Many contemporary recipes for vegan lox involve a lot of steps, and in some cases, many days, to accomplish. This simplified version doesn’t even require a knife, let alone a mandoline slicer. It starts with wavy-cut carrots, which are the perfect size, shape and thickness to serve as a lox substitute. Smoky seasoning is the

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Rock Scramble

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Rock Scramble

Recipe contributed by Lagusta Yearwood. Though it would be quite a feat to recreate her unique barks and bonbons at home, this no-bake recipe for chocolate clusters by Lagusta are super easy to make.

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Cinnamon-Spiced Chickpea and Lentil Stew

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Cinnamon-Spiced Chickpea and Lentil Stew

The story of Purim, from the Biblical book named for the beautiful young Jewish woman Esther, tells of how she was taken to the house of King Ahasuerus in ancient Persia to be part of his harem. Not knowing her identity, he fell in love with her and made her queen. Legend has it that

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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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