Monthly Archives: August 2011

Interview with Mimi Kirk, author of Live Raw

In preparation for reviewing Mimi Kirk’s colorful and lively book on raw food cuisine and lifestyle, Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty,* I interviewed her and was thrilled with here detailed, informative answers. Mimi’s insights open a window into the pleasures and benefits of raw food. 

Live Raw by Mimi Kirk

I first found out about Mimi Kirk when she won PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian Over 50” competition in 2009. She’s stunning, all right, and the fact that she won this contest when she was not merely “over 50” but nearly 71 made it all the more remarkable. In this instance, Mimi can be completely forgiven for […]

Cool Kitchen Gadgets

Some time ago, I polled readers to find out what are some favorite kitchen gadgets. It turned out to be a treasury of great ideas. One of my personal favorites is an immersion blender.* We’re not huge fruit eaters in my family (we prefer our veggies!), so making smoothies most days of the week is not […]

Lagusta’s Luscious – Fine Handmade Confections

New Paltz (a funky college town in New York’s Hudson Valley, just 90 miles north of Manhattan) is very lucky—it’s the home of Lagusta’s Luscious, a cornucopia of sensuous pleasures for the palate, mainly centered around chocolate.

Mimi Kirk’s Raw Almond Cookies

Grits with Fresh Corn and Tomatoes

This combination of grits with fresh corn, tomatoes, and chili peppers is an inviting summer dish — good for a weekend brunch or for dinner. Stoneground grits are more flavorful than those available in supermarkets; they’re available in natural food stores and well-stocked supermarkets with natural foods sections. Photos by Hannah Kaminisky.

Leftover Heaven: Ideas for School and Brown Bag Lunches

If you need fresh ideas for making healthy school lunches for older vegetarian or vegan kids or teens with open minds and even more open palates, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for fare for grown-up tastes beyond sandwiches, these ideas are for you. Admittedly, your first-grader may not relish this style […]

Vegan Jewish New Year Recipes (Vegetarian-friendly!)

For Jews around the world, early fall is the beginning of a new year, marking Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Here are recipes and menus for the vegan and vegetarian table. Rosh Hashana is more than a New Year’s celebration. The holiday’s ancient roots are as a harvest festival, and enjoyment of the abundant produce […]