How To Save-A-Lot On Your Vegan Super Bowl Party

I love to throw Super Bowl parties, but I don't like spending a lot of money on them. So I was very happy to find a supermarket that offers all the ingredients I need to entertain friends at a low, low PRICE! That store is called Save-A-Lot. Now that we are closing in on Super Bowl 51 , it is menu time and I need to create some vegan super bowl … [Read more...]

Creamy Squash Soup with Corn, Toasted Pecans, and Coconut

  Nothing says fall like a creamy squash soup. Not only is it delicious, it is also an excellent source of many immune-fighting vitamins and minerals. Here is a nutritional breakdown. One cup of butternut squash provides 437% of your vitamin A as well as 52% of vitamin C. Vitamin A and vitamin C are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural molecules that help neutralize free … [Read more...]

Easy Vegetable Soup With Roasted Poblano Peppers

Autumn is in the air and making a big pot of easy vegetable soup for Sunday supper is one of my favorite "cool" night things to do. I always like to step it up a notch with some crunch, texture and a little smokiness.  Foods with lots of textures satiate you faster especially in a plant-based diet. Also, if you are the only vegan in a carnivore family, my strongest advice is to get as much fresh food as possible on the table with different textures. For example; green beans with sliced … [Read more...]

Bulgur: One Of The World’s Best Foods For Weight Loss

Bulgur is a whole grain that often takes a back seat to more traditional grains like quinoa. Did you know quinoa with 222 calories per cup has nearly twice the calories of bulgur, which has 112 calories per cup? Cup for cup, quinoa has more macronutrients except for dietary fiber. However, if you eat two cups of bulgur, you'll be eating the same amount of calories and nutrients that are in one cup of quinoa. Protein wise, quinoa contains approximately 8 grams of protein per cup and bulgur … [Read more...]

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon Yogurt Dressing

An unusual roasted cabbage recipe was featured in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. Anything that includes cabbage always catches my eye. The recipe called for the cabbage to be blanched for one minute in boiling water, dried, drizzled with oil and placed directly into the barbecue coals. Rotate every 5 minutes for an hour. Remove and set aside for 10 minutes. Now, I didn't … [Read more...]

Easy Soup – Hot and Sour Cabbage Mushroom Soup

Easy Soup - Hot and Sour Soup with Cabbage, Mushrooms & Noodles

This is such an easy soup to prepare, but you would never know it from the complex flavors. Not only that, it can be created in 20 minutes. What more could you ask for? I also love the health benefits. Mushrooms are low in calories, fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and very low … [Read more...]

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes 2014

The holidays are upon us again and I have so much to be grateful for. First and foremost, I would like to thank all of you for being part of our compassionate community. I appreciate all your comments and feedback and the generosity you show me when you share my recipes with your friends and family. You inspire me to do better and I … [Read more...]

Vegan Red Chile Posole with Chickpeas

Vegan Red Chile Posole with Chickpeas, Jicama, Corn & Squash Just in case you have never tried it, posole (also know as pozole) is a savory and hearty stew and a classic New Mexico dish. It is traditionally served at Christmas but this lighter, vegan version can be eaten anytime. This is my first go at a plant-based version of posole, … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day With A 28-Day Plant-Based Diet

Celebrate Earth Day With a 28-Day Plant-Based Diet for The Planet On April 22 of each year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is a day for all of us to remember and appreciate our beautiful planet. Some people plant trees, ride a bike to work or pick up trash. I wanted to celebrate Earth Day by challenging everyone to embrace a plant-based diet for 28 days and I am here to help. I … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower with Smoky Paprika and Tomatoes

Roasted Cauliflower with Smoky Paprika, Chili Powder, Lemon & Tomatoes

I love making vegetables center stage and a hearty dinner doesn't have to include animal protein. This smoky roasted cauliflower in tomato sauce is a good example of that. The preparation was relatively simple and the combination of ingredients tasted incredibly fresh. After it was … [Read more...]

Kabocha Risotto with Sautéed Chard

Kabocha Risotto with Sautéed Chard & Spiced Pepitas About one year into writing my blog, I networked with a plant-based food blogger in my hometown of Boston called Vegan Miam.  Vegan Miam was one of my favorite plant-based food blogs so when I went home to Boston, I invited Rika, the girl behind Vegan Miam, to coffee. … [Read more...]

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Garlic & Toasted Bread Crumbs

Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Garlic & Toasted Bread Crumbs

If you know someone who doesn't like brussels sprouts, try this recipe on them. There is something about the acid from the lemon and the crunch from the bread crumbs that presents these delicious little cruciferous vegetables in a whole new light. The vegan butter is optional, but the butter might … [Read more...]