Category: Cooking & Recipes

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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The Spa at Esperanza Resort Mexico Offers Vegetarian Cooking Classes

The Spa at Esperanza Resort Mexico Offers Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Located on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, the Spa at Esperanza is renowned for its pampering treatments and exotic therapies using enzyme-rich tropical fruit, rich oils, sea greens, desert minerals and plants and other ingredients indigenous to the Baja Peninsula. Drawing on its coastal desert environment, spa interiors feature warm colors and traditional textures that reflect the area’s […]

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Vegan Recipe: Red Lentil Burgers with Kale Pesto

Vegan Recipe: Red Lentil Burgers with Kale Pesto

This recipe is from WayfaringTeacher.com Burger Ingredients: 2 cups of dry red lentils (cooked with bay leaves and dashi seaweed to reduce gas) 1 cup of raw almonds, pulsed into a rough meal 1/2 c of raw sunflower seeds 1 carrot, shredded 2 small potatoes, shredded 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp chia seeds 1/4 c of water 1 tsp […]

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Vegan Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Spaghetti Squash

Vegan Recipe: Moroccan-Spiced Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients, Serves 4: •1 (3 1/2- to 4-pound) spaghetti squash •5 tablespoons olive oil •3 garlic cloves, minced •1 teaspoon ground cumin •1/2 teaspoon ground coriander •1/8 teaspoon cayenne •1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt (or to taste) •3 tablespoons golden raisins •Half of a 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed •2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Instructions: Preheat oven to 400°F. […]

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Vegan Recipe: Mushroom-Basil Au Gratin Potatoes

Vegan Recipe: Mushroom-Basil Au Gratin Potatoes

Cathy Fisher is a plant-based diet teacher living in Northern California. She frequently teaches at True North Health and the McDougall Program in Santa Rosa, California. Visit StraightUpFood.com to view her healthy plant-based recipes. This dish is based on traditional au gratin potatoes, but without the cheese, milk, butter or flour. And along with the potatoes, thin layers of mushrooms and […]

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