Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson

Julie Hasson’s new book, Vegan Diner*, recently arrived in my mailbox, and it has been such fun to peruse the recipes as well as enjoy the retro-diner theme of the design and photos. No matter how much us health-nut types love our green smoothies and raw hemp seeds and such, the pull of comfort food is […]

Kañiwa: A “new” ancient supergrain

Recently, I was introduced to kañiwa, and was surprised that another South American quinoa-like superfood is making its way to the market. Kañiwa is a relative of quinoa, and like the latter, grows in Peru and Bolivia. It’s an excellent source of protein and amino acids, is exceptionally high in iron, and is gluten-free. Dark reddish-brown […]

Easy, Festive Vegan Brunch Recipes and Menus

Here is a selection of easy vegan brunch recipes and menus that require minimum time in the kitchen, so you can relax with your guests! Brunch evokes images of leisurely weekend dining, and celebrations large and small. When you go plant-based, brunch is no longer defined by heavy, egg and cheese dishes and refined starches that […]

Vegan Cornbread

This is my favorite cornbread recipe. It’s quick and simple—the kind of recipe you can whip up at any time because you always have the ingredients on hand. Recipe contributed by Lindsay S. Nixon, from The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.*

Olivado Avocado Oils

One of the perks of being an extremely famous (LOL!) cookbook author is that companies start sending you all kinds of cool books and food products to review. I will only review and endorse products I like, and this is certainly true for the quartet of delectable Olivado Avocado Oils I received a couple of […]

Vegan Alfredo Sauce by Miyoko Schinner

Pan-fried Sesame Noodles and Broccoli

The creamy and flavorful sesame sauce absorbs quickly into the noodles, so if you like your noodles especially saucy, you can make a little extra sauce to add when ready to serve. Chinese sesame paste is made from toasted sesame seeds and has a distinctly different flavor from the Middle Eastern sesame tahini. This recipe […]