Monthly Archives: January 2011

Berry-Topped Vegan Cheesecake

Incorporating silken tofu into this lightened cheesecake, and topping with fresh berries, gives it a healthy spin.

Baking with Whole Grain Flours

Few sensory experiences offer more pleasure than the wonderful flavors and aromas of homemade baked goods. Or better yet, the hearty, nutty-flavored whole grain baked goods.  Whole wheat flour is just one of several players in this healthful field that includes barley, oat, rye, and spelt flour, among others. Even if you don’t have the […]

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

I’ve heard that these simple, only slightly sweet wafers are reminiscent of animal crackers and arrowroot cookies, but better tasting. I feel the same way and enjoy nib- bling them unadorned, but what makes this recipe especially useful is how easy it is to make number of very different cookies, both in appearance and taste from […]

How to Read a Nutrition Label

If you’re looking live a healthier life, the first step is to know exactly what you’re putting into your body.  Estimating your fat and calorie intake is a good start, but why guess when you have the facts right in front of you?  Nutrition labels are important sources of information that can help you on […]

Cold Carrot and Broccoli Soup

This cheerfully hued cold carrot soup can be the centerpiece of a summer meal, served with crusty bread or sandwiches, and a big salad filled with summer veggies. Adapted fromVegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.

Sensible Wine Drinking

While wine has always been considered by physicians to be the “healthiest of beverages,” it was not until the 1970′s when epidemiologists began to report than moderate drinkers had much lower risk of coronary heart disease than did abstainers.

Big Orange Bundt Cake

  This colossal cake elicits oohs and ahs when set out for serving but the proof is in the tasting and this cake goes to the head of its class. You’ll find a number of variations including an all orange juice cake at the end of the recipe. The orange zest adds superb flavor to […]

Great Reasons to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet

Those who have chosen to go vegetarian — and then who transition to vegan — appreciate knowing that their food choices can not only be tasty and healthy, but compassionate and humane as well. Not to mention the enormous benefit of whole-food plant-based diet to our rapidly deteriorating environment.