Category: Cooking & Recipes

Vegan Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Almond Butter Apricot Bites

Vegan Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Almond Butter Apricot Bites

If you’re craving a sweet, cookie-like snack but don’t want the hassle of an oven, then whip up these quick and easy almond butter apricot bites. All you need is a handful of ingredients and a food processor. INGREDIENTS 1 cup raw almonds 1 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 10 dried apricots, chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut VIEW DIRECTIONS […]

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Vegan Recipe: Piquant Lemon Rice

Vegan Recipe: Piquant Lemon Rice

The lemon in this recipe from NutritionMD.org brings a fresh, brightness to the rice. Pair this rice with some curried potato and cauliflower, or Aloo Gobi! View the recipe >> Ingredients, Makes 3 servings 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds or raw cashews 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds 1/3 teaspoon turmeric 1/3 cup lemon […]

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Living Light Culinary Institute’s Raw Food Revolution Tour Heads East

Living Light Culinary Institute’s Raw Food Revolution Tour Heads East

Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute and author of The Raw Food Revolution Diet, is taking the “Raw Food Revolution Tour” to the eastern United States, teaching the school’s flagship one-day intensive raw food course, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods in several cities including Reston, Virginia and Royersford, Pennsylvania. She will also be a featured presenter […]

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Vegan Recipe: Cauliflower Masala

Vegan Recipe: Cauliflower Masala

Ingredients 1/2 kilogram cubed cauliflower 1 finely chopped onion 1 finely chopped tomato 2 tablespoons (10 grams) coconut 2 tablespoons (15 grams) coriander powder 2 tablespoons (15 grams) cumin powder 1 teaspoon (2 grams) red chili powder (optional) 1/4 teaspoon (.5 gram) turmeric 1 tablespoon (5 grams) besan (chickpea flour) salt to taste asafetida as needed Instructions Mix all the […]

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Vegan Recipe: Polenta and Mushroom Crostini

Vegan Recipe: Polenta and Mushroom Crostini

Ingredients: 10 oz small porcini mushrooms Extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves Salt and pepper 1 sprig calamint Maize meal polenta Instructions: • Clean the mushrooms carefully, removing the earth from the stalks and lightly scraping the caps. Rinse them quickly in water and dry well. Once dry, finely chop the mushrooms. • In a small pan add three […]

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Author Bryant Terry Talks About His Cookbook ‘Vegan Soul Kitchen’

Author Bryant Terry Talks About His Cookbook ‘Vegan Soul Kitchen’

The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, “bad” fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food. […]

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Michelle Obama Releases Healthy Cookbook ‘American Grown’

Michelle Obama Releases Healthy Cookbook ‘American Grown’

In April 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted a kitchen garden on the White House’s South Lawn. As fresh vegetables, fruit, and herbs sprouted from the ground, this White House Kitchen Garden inspired a new conversation all across the country about the food we feed our families and the impact it has on the health and well-being of our children. […]

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Vegan Recipe: Banana or Mango Lassi

Vegan Recipe: Banana or Mango Lassi

Lassi is a sweet and spicy beverage from India that traditionally is made with yogurt. This dairy-free version is delicious and makes a wonderful breakfast or snack. Ingredients, Makes 3 servings 2 cups fortified plain or vanilla soy- or rice milk 1 frozen or fresh banana, or 1 small ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks 3 pitted dates, chopped […]

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Vegan Recipe: Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas

Vegan Recipe: Curried Potatoes and Chickpeas

Serve this spicy dish from NutritionMD.org with Brown Rice and Cucumber Salad. Ingredients, Makes 10 1-cup servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 large onions, chopped 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 4 potatoes 1 15-ounce can crushed or ground tomatoes 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, undrained 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Vegan Recipe: Lentil Dal with Spinach

Vegan Recipe: Lentil Dal with Spinach

This dish from Dr. Neal Barnard/PCRM.org is packed with flavor and the right amount of heat. Turmeric has been long used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both Chinese and Indian medicine. It also gives the dal that beautiful bright yellow color! Ingredients, Makes 3 servings 1 cup dry red lentils 1 fresh tomato, chopped 1 bunch fresh spinach, washed 1/2 […]

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